Ask Caroline…

Earlier this year I began writing “guide” posts, articles offering an in-depth view on a topic relevant to the central themes of second hand shopper. If you’ve a topic you think I should write on, or a question you think I might be able to answer, feel free to leave me a comment and I’ll be in touch!

second hand shopper’s guide to slips

second hand shopper’s guide to gloves

second hand shopper’s guide to second hand shoppping

second hand shopper’s guide to hold ups

14 thoughts on “Ask Caroline…

  1. Hi Caroline,

    My name is Jonathon Papsin and I’m the founder of, a virtual garage sale website, a free online marketplace for buying and selling goods secondhand.

    I was wondering if you do site reviews on your blog for your audiences? We would be interested in your feedback.



  2. Remarkable Television are currently developing a primetime series for Channel 4 that celebrates the nation’s scrimpers.
    We are seeking new presenting talent and case-studies to take part. In both cases we’re looking for fantastically thrifty people, who have great tips and ways of saving money, and who could also perhaps help reckless spenders change their habits.
    Our ambition is to make a series that demystifies managing money, is accessible, and brings a large audience to the subject. We want to make it fun and entertaining with a factual heart. Genuinely campaigning to help people become smarter spenders…live a good life but not a wasteful one.
    If this sounds like something you or someone you know might be interested in, please do get in touch on the details below.
    Many thanks,
    Cher Adamson
    Remarkable Television
    0208 222 4772

    About Endemol UK & Remarkable Television
    Endemol UK is one of Britain’s largest independent television companies, responsible for a wide range of programming across terrestrial & digital channels. We have had partnerships with many major institutions & organisations over the years to create our programming, including The Prince’s Trust, UNICEF, Royal Palaces, the World Wildlife Fund and the Heritage Lottery Fund.
    Remarkable Television is part of the Endemol Group. The Company has made many high profile factual series including Gok’s Fashion Fix, Supersize versus Superskinny and The Sex Education Show for C4, Restoration for BBC2, and 7 Days on the Breadline for ITV1.

  3. Love your style on your blog, Caroline! And I wanted to personally invite you to be one of the first fashion Advisors on ShopSquad ( We’ve just launched a free shopping advice website where shoppers can ask Advisors (i.e. you!) for style advice.

    If you recommend clothing, accessories, or shoes that are purchased, you get a percentage of the sale. You’re already sharing your expertise through your blog, so why not earn more money for it?

    Read our great press ( coverage or learn how ShopSquad works ( Check out the stores we have on board here(, including Bloomingdale’s, Free People, ModCloth, Gap, Express, Reiss, Bonobos, and more. When you’re ready, sign up free at

    Feel free to ask me any questions:

  4. I am desperate to get hold of the 1923 wallis red coat for a present in a size 10 and cannot get hold of one at all. Can anyone help me – this would be a real great help if I could locate one for a Christmas present.

  5. I am desperately trying to find a pair of Primark Bootcut jeans in a size 6 long……but every store I have been to only seems to stock the bootcut style in a 6 in regular or short…..any ideas?????
    have asked in store and the usual answer is “if it isn’t on the shelves we don’t have them”…..

  6. Hello,

    My name is Veronica and I am the Retail Development Manager at St Wilfrid’s Hospice, Eastbourne. I am conducting some research through the University of Brighton and was hoping we could get in touch. Your blog is fascinating and I would love to learn more about how you charity shop, what you look for.. etc. Could I be sent an email address? Thank you.

  7. Hi,there! Hi,Caroline..I would like to ask you something about the red dress,which I saw in Evanescence style…I want to buy the same dress,but I don’t know how and from where,is there a shop from which I could buy it..Can you pls tell me how to order it!? 🙂 I’d be very grateful ^_^

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