A charity shop in East Finchley has been accused of accidentally selling a woman’s designer bag after she left it in a locker room.
The woman, who was shopping with her children, had tried on a coat at an RSPCA charity store when she says she accidentally left her bag in the locker room.
When she realized her mistake, the store was closed. She claims that when she arrived the next day, she found out that the exclusive bag had been sold at a fraction of its original price.
The mother says she had bought the luxurious Balenciaga bag from Harrods for £ 564 and claimed that it contained personal belongings, including keys, at the time it was lost.
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She told Ham & High: “I think when you sell something in a store, you know what you have – and there has to be a price tag. You can not sell such a thing, especially when it’s a designer product.
“I asked how it was sold full of goods and they said it was empty and they would not watch the CCTV.
“It’s shocking. I do not know what happened, I do not know what the truth is.”
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A spokesman for the RSPCA did not confirm how much the bag was sold for, but said staff at the store made a “very genuine mistake committed in good faith”, The Mirror reported.
An appeal has been lodged asking the customer who purchased the bag to step forward so that it can be returned to its rightful owner.
The RSPCA said it was investigating and had contacted Met Police, which is continuing with investigations.
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