Charity Shop
Irish Cancer Society

121 Rathmines Road, Dublin 6. Tel: 01 4971394

The ICS outlet in Rathmines is one of the finest in Dublin. No longer able to v splurge on Designer outfits in BT's? Try here. With regular donations from shops such as Urban Outfitters, there's no shortage of charity chic.

The shop has an impressive range of clothes, jewellery, shoes, books and even birthday cards. As you try to snaffle a bargain, remember that you're also helping a worthy cause: a real win-win situation. The only downside is that it may take you a while to find what you're looking for - some weeks the ICS get more donations than others.

Do keep in mind after Christmas though. That's when many people get rid of those Kris Kindle presents that were just never meant to be. SB.