Hi everyone! I miss going to yard/garage sales in the US, consignment shops, large thrift stores, Nordstrom Rack, etc. to try to find hidden designer treasures. I know "charity shops" are the UK equivalent of US thrift stores, but they are all so small and there are so many of them - I've seen nothing like a large Salvation Army or Goodwill. Car Boot Sales seem to be the substitute for yard sales, but they're hard to find - you have to look for notices in the local papers. In the states you can just drive around on the weekends and follow the "Yard SALE" signs to peoples houses like some kind of blue-collar beacon. I found TK MAXX (TJ MAXX in US) but they don't seem to carry the same kind of end-run three-seasons-ago bigger-name stuff that they do in the US. I don't know of any stores like "Harvey Nichols Basement" (ah, if only...) where the larger department stores close out their older stuff. Am I missing something? I need some suggestions on where I can hunt for secondhand or last-season designer goodies. Anyone?