A charity shop in East Finchley has been accused of accidentally selling a woman’s designer bag after she left it in a changing room.
The woman, who was shopping with her children, had been trying on a coat in an RSPCA charity shop when she says she accidentally left her bag in the changing room.
By the time she realised her mistake the shop was closed. She claims that when she arrived the next day she found out the high-end bag had been sold for a fraction of its original price.
The mum says she had bought the luxury Balenciaga bag from Harrods for £564, and claimed it contained personal items including keys at the time it was lost.
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She told Ham&High : “I believe when you sell something in a shop you know what you have – and there has to be a price tag. You can’t sell something just like that, especially when it’s a designer product.
“I asked how it was sold full of items and they said it was empty and they would not look at the CCTV.
“It’s shocking. I don’t know what happened, I don’t know what the truth is.”
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A spokesperson for the RSPCA did not confirm how much the bag was sold for but said staff at the store made a “very genuine error made in good faith”, The Mirror reported.
An appeal has been launched asking the customer who purchased the bag to come forward so it can be returned to its rightful owner.
The RSPCA said it is investigating and had contacted the Met Police, who are continuing with enquiries.
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