D’you know, I’ve really missed sharing my second hand finds with you on the blog and, as I said last week, I’m itching to get back to my Sunday car boot sale routine again.
Yesterday morning I had a lovely mooch around the charity shops in town, and picked up a few bargains which I was really rather pleased with, so I thought I’d give them an airing here.
Lots and lots of books – my arm was nearly dropping off by the time I got back to the car, but I was so pleased with all of these, some really recent ones, and several that were on my Amazon wishlist. The most expensive one was £1.30, and some were as little as 50p.
2 shirts for Ashley (who gets through work shirts like they’re going out of fashion). One from Next, which replaces an identical one that’s falling apart, and one from M&S. Both in pristine condition, and one non-iron and one easy-iron (yay!). £2.99 each.
A pair of brand new M&S shoes. I really like the colour of these, and a sensible height of heel for a change. £3.00.
Christmas cards at 80% discount. Can’t say fairer than that.
And last but not least …..
A Mulberry handbag for a tenner!!
I must admit to not purchasing this myself – I had a phone call from my mother-in-law yesterday afternoon, saying she was outside the charity shop and had seen a Mulberry bag, which they’d just put out on the shelf, did I want her to buy it for me? (She knows how I love a designer bag). I asked if it seemed real, and she said she thought it did, so I decided to take a flyer on it for a tenner.
Although it is without doubt a fake, it’s a bloody good fake (I happen to have the original of this bag to compare it against), and it’s pretty hard to tell, but there are a couple of telltale signs). Even the lining is a brilliant copy – look!
Anyway, whilst I’m not entirely sure about the legality of the Red Cross flogging dodgy designer handbags, I am very happy to be in possession of it, and will be taking it on its first outing very soon.
Well done, Mother In Law!!
A successful day’s shopping, all in all.
Have you picked up any decent thrifty finds lately?