However then she noticed it was priced at £499, and though it was labelled as ‘model new’, the tags have been lacking.
Posting her discover on social media, she stated: ‘I do know Burberry coats can price £1,000 new however once we noticed it we have been laughing.
‘The coat didn’t even look new – and it didn’t have any labels.’
‘Charity outlets are for the type of people that can’t afford to purchase a brand new coat – and in the event you have been a millionaire who can afford a designer label, you wouldn’t go right into a charity store – you’d need essentially the most up-to-date vogue.
‘You go in some days and may discover one thing for £2.99 however on different days you would possibly see one thing that price much less new at Primark.
‘There simply doesn’t appear to be a stability with Oxfam.’
‘Clothes donation[s] whether or not designer label or not, is not going to get £329 in Tavy.’
Defending the worth tag, a retail assistant from a close-by Oxfam store stated: ‘We very kindly get despatched clothes from manufacturers like this and worth them at a 3rd of their retail worth, a discount for individuals who would really like model new designer stuff and an incredible contribution to assist folks.’
A spokesperson for Oxfam stated: ‘We maximise the cash we elevate from donations by promoting them at a good worth.
‘Our volunteers are skilled in pricing so folks could be assured not a penny of their donation goes to waste.
‘We work onerous to boost as a lot cash as attainable from the gadgets given to us to help our work preventing poverty all over the world.’
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