I like shopping... if you look at my blog header it declares that I'm a shopaholic.
I'm not a bad shopaholic, I'm not greatly in debt to shopping (In fact I have no debt to shopping only to student loans).
And when I inevitably end up with things I no longer like or want. Or things I can't turn in to something new or sell on eBay, I donate them to charity.
But I don't often do the other way round - I can't think of anything currently in my wardrobe that I got from a charity shop.
I come across blogs every so often declaring charity shops to be fantastic and just look at whatever treasure they found in their local.
Well I must live in the wrong area because a lot of what is in the charity shops near where I live leaves a lot to be desired. (Although I've never come across anything I've donated.)
Retro Chick posted earlier this year a guide to charity shop shopping. And although I read it at the time I might need to study it further as clearly I'm not looking in charity shops properly.
The only treasures (to me any way) that I find tend to be on Etsy... or the aforementioned eBay.