Every once in a while, you just feel like crap and you need to do something totally for yourself. When that happens to me, I call my sister and prescribe some retail therapy, second-hand retail therapy that is. Benita and I did that yesterday in Langley and it turned out to be just what the doctor ordered.
Penny Pinchers – 20211 – 56 Ave, Langley BC
And how appropriate that the therapy happened in a thrift shop that supports the Langley Hospital Auxiliary, whose purpose it is to support the Langley Memorial Hospital. Penny Pinchers is completely volunteer run (as is every endeavour of the auxiliary) and it is a gem.
The shop is big, bright, clean and well organized. Prices are standardized (i.e. all jeans $6) unless otherwise marked and are very reasonably priced. There’s a big variety of stock – not just clothes but household goods, a little bit of furniture, shoes, games, jewelry, collectibles, you name it.
The fitting rooms are big and reminded us of a beach cottage with their wood panelling, lots of hooks and nice little built-in bench to sit on or rest items on. The three-way mirror just outside is an added bonus. The volunteers are chatty and cheerful, just like we like ‘em. Both my sister and I found some gems.
As my faithful followers will know, my son is a Whitecaps fanatic and he has put me on a mission to find him any and all paraphernalia. I scored big on this trip with two goalie jerseys. He’ll get these for his birthday – hopefully he doesn’t read my blog…
I’ve always wanted a pair of genuine Converse All-Stars and these checkered ones, albeit a little dirty, fit like a glove. Aren’t they cute?
I’ve been looking for replacement wall sconces for candles ever since my current ones decided to become abundantly drippy. (Anyone know how to get wax off of baseboards?) I found these, unused ones, for 50 cents each. I know, right?
I also found a lovely, like new sweater for my hubby that I forgot to photograph. I’ll include that next week, when I blog about the other little gem we found in Langley.
If you live in Langley, do you have another thrift shop you’d recommend?