10 reviews of Oxfam in English
Oxfam on Kingsland Road is an absolute Aladdin’s Cave of bargains of all shapes and sizes – from £1 vinyls to £10 leather jackets. Without meaning to sound like an absolute cliché, there really is something for everyone and if you like that shabby chic look you could probably deck out your whole living room for under £40!
It’s always super busy here on the weekends as Shoreditchians tend to flock here to nab the best bargains so either head down there first thing in the morning (no one in East London wakes up THAT early) or on a weekday to avoid crowds and for premium browsing time.
Dalston may not be my usual stomping ground, but after visiting Oxfam Dalston for the first time to host a special Oxfam Bookfest edition of the For Books’ Sake pub quiz, I know I’ll be back for a proper rummage next time I’m in the area.
Having briefly cased out the long line of bookcases full of paperbacks, beautiful hardback editions and collectables, I’m sure those alone would be enough to lure me back for a leisurely snoop. And then there’s the racks upon racks of clothes, records, and bric-a-brac. The epic proportions of this branch mean there’s all sorts of treasures waiting to be uncovered, and judging by the prizes they assembled with ease for the quiz (vintage Anais Nin erotica, anyone?) the quality is high and the prices affordable.
The staff are all warm, chatty and knowledgeable, and they were an absolute dream to work with on the quiz. Can’t recommend ’em highly enough.
this is my local branch of this bookshop, and they’ve now amalagamated 2 shops into one, so you only have to lock your bike up once!
It’s a particularily good bookshop and there are often large collections of people’s old acid house 12”’s in there too. Not only that, but it’s quite big and they have a massive selection of stuff from fiction to sporting books to cookbooks, biographies, maps of the ukraine, self-help section (quite large of course when your life is free from money worries!), science fiction…and of course the quality of the clothes selection is the usual high standard you’d expect from oxfam, and DALSTON oxfam at that, and at a really good, cheap old schol price (shirts for 1.50, t-shirts 75p etc etc)
I totally agree with all these reviews. I havn’t been to many Oxfam stores though so I didn’t realise how highly regarded this one was.
The book selection is fantastic. Second hand book sellers must peruse this place to find stock that would sell for at least three times as much. Of course there is the usual drivel too, but there are conistently really good books for very cheap prices.
The clothes racks look well stocked but they aren’t really my thing. Staff are very friendly.
Amazing charity shop. Last summer i managed to pick up copies of Stewart Home and a Kathy Acker for about £1.50 each. They were playing great music in there, which makes sense as their cheap CD’s and Vinyl are regularly filled with cheap gems. This is the hive of Dalston trend, bric-a-brac, culture and randomness. Delve in!
One of the best Oxfams, and charity stores for that matter, in London. A haven for second hand records - you can pick up Sinatara, Elvis, Motown by the handful (not to mention Face Value by Phil Collins which is standard for any charity store!). Cheap books too, especially travel, fiction, non-fiction and cooking. The staff are friendly, the store very well organised, and theres always new gems to find every visit. Highly recommended.
I think this is the best Oxfam store in London. There is always a large selection of books, and if you don't find what you were looking for, there is always the big Oxfam bookshop a little bit further down the road. Also a good range of video tapes, CDs, bags, suitcases, shoes, rack after rack of clothing, and lots of vinyl records. I guess what makes this store in particular appeal to me is the fact that it's big with a spacious layout, and everything is organised in an accessible way. The size also means there is always a huge selection of stuff, a variety you don't really get in the smaller shops. And a little collection of the rare finds like CDs and DVDs. Prices are what you would normally expect of Oxfam shops.
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