If you have been reading this blog for a while, you will know that I am not a great fan of shopping as a leisure activity. I prefer to plan to shop when I need something, rather than drift aimlessly round because I have nothing better to do on a Saturday afternoon.
I’ve never been to the sales to join in with the crush of people on Boxing Day. What I have found is that if you hang on until the end of the sales, you can walk around without being trampled on and find bargains sometimes at 70% off. I still have a list of what I need at the time, but if I can’t find it, I walk away. This time we couldn’t find a coat for Edie – she is quite slenderly built and a size 8, so it can be a challenge finding something which doesn’t look like a sack.
On my list I had a new pair of shoes for work, a new work blouse and I am gradually replacing my old summer T shirts which have shrunk. While I’m not doing too badly for my age, the cropped T shirt look doesn’t work quite so well now.
I found a pink and white stripey T shirt reduced from £15 to £3, a shirt at half price at £10, and a pair of the shoes which cost £44, reduced from £150. I am particularly pleased with the shoes – they are just plain black shoes with leather uppers and soles which means they can be repaired over and over and will hopefully last for years. OH buys one pair of good quality leather shoes about every 10 years and has them repaired until they fall apart.
How do you tackle the sales? Have you picked up any bargains this time?
Until next time, Tawney x