I do. Every once in a while, I feel like the thrift faeries can foresee the future and they stay my hand at one point in order to guide me to another, better deal. This happened to me today.
A few months ago, even though we were living through the driest August and September in 100 years, I was thinking about rain jackets. I used to own an Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC) gortex jacket that I loved and wore to death. I loved it. A couple of years ago, I got sucked into buying a Columbia rain jacket at an outlet mall outside of Seattle. I hate it and have been pining for an MEC gortex jacket ever since.
Then one day, I noticed on Facebook that MEC was having a clearance sale that included gortex jackets. I browsed through their sale stuff and found one that I really liked and it was 50% off- only $80! I was so excited because they hardly ever go on sale. So I decided I was going to get one but I could not, for the life of me, get the website to work and by the time I figured it out, the jackets were sold out. Sigh.
But you see today, I realized that it was the thrift faeries that were preventing me from buying that jacket because they knew that today I was going to go to Bibles for Missions in Abbotsford and find an MEC, gortex rain jacket, in mint condition, in my size. For only $4. I know, right?!
The photo doesn’t quite do it justice because I hadn’t washed it yet. It’s a lovely plum colour, deep hood, double pockets in front, inside pocket as well. Oh my. I am SO EXCITED. Thank you thrift faeries!
I also found a great, lined, black skirt.
A long-sleeved, Vancouver Olympics t-shirt for my sweetheart.
And a Christmas tie – my son has a tradition of getting his dad a Christmas tie each year. As you can see, this one was only 50cents, which should work with his poor-student-budget.
Next week I’ll show you what I got at a different thrift shop, but in the meantime, tell me…do you believe in faeries?
I’m connecting with other Thrift Lovers today through Thrift Share Monday at Apron Thrift Girl – check it out!