Cuppa Daisies

Thrift Shops vs. Charity Shops vs. Vintage Shops

assorted-blond-hair-boutique-374677There are many words that are used to describe shops like Cuppa Daisies and these range from charity or thriftsecond-hand or pre-owned, New & Used and Vintage.  

Charity Shops are those where donated items (clothes, books, household, linen, etc.) are sold for a particular charity.  South African examples of these include Hospice, Salvation Army, Children’s Homes and Animal Welfare organisations.  People who work in these shops often do so on a volunteer basis so as to maximise the earnings for the charitable organisations.  Items are often sold at very low prices making them popular amongst those on the lookout for a bargain.

Thrift Shops sell second-hand clothes and household goods however they are not necessarily charity shops.  Entrepreneurial types can have a successful shop by buying and reselling items for their own personal benefit.  

New & Used are shops that offer a combination of second-hand and pre-owned goods as well as new items that have been sourced for resell.  They are more likely to be commercial shops, with the benefit for the owner and not a charity.

Cuppa Daisies is a combination of all three

  • Donations received from the local community are sold for the benefit of Plotwatch. 
  • Occasionally, we have drives for another causes e.g. at the moment, donations from friends outside of the community, are being sold for the benefit of a project in the diabetic community.  
  • We also sell pre-owned and new items that we buy and sell for our own benefit.

What is a Vintage Shop then?

architecture-bar-cafe-building-2309235.jpgVintage shops are something different again.   

Vintage is the word commonly used to refer to clothing that is at least twenty years old.  However, it does apply to other items, not just clothing.

WhatsApp Image 2019-07-15 at 08.03.54 (2)Thrift Shops often sell vintage items however, the same vintage item (at a specialist Vintage Shop) will most likely cost more than the item at a Thrift Shop.  Vintage shops will promote the relevance and value of item and sell it at a relevant price as a result; whereas the thrift shop may just be happy making the sale.

For example, a fabulous dress bought at a Vintage Market that cost R220 (in 2018), would sell for only R50 at Cuppa Daisies.

As a matter of interest, antiques are those items that are over 100 years old. 

The Dutch Gin Bottle, pictured below, is an example of an antique, that can be found in our shop.


Where Vintage meets Retro with a Dab of Today

Our tagline is made up of various words … here’s an explanation of Retro, Dab and Today:

Retro, or retrospective, is “vintage style,” that refers to clothing that imitates the style of a specific previous era e.g. the 70’s, the 80’s and even the 90’s!  

Dabbing, or the dab, is a simple dance move where a person drops their head into the bent crook of a slanted, upwardly angled arm, while raising the opposite arm out straight in a parallel direction.  Although the move has been a feature in Japanese popular culture for decades, the dance gained popularity through the 2010’s and some have even described the move as a “fashion”. 

Today describes “the present time or age” e.g. “the world of today”; “today we have thrift shops”


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