I had another chance to accompany my hubby to the provincial capital last week and scored big at a couple of thrift shops in downtown Victoria. I’m always amazed at the number of thrift shops that populate the tourist area of this town: the Sally Ann rubs shoulders with a trendy bakery, the WIN thrift shop with a popular pub and so on. It makes for an interesting mix of humanity when you’re walking the streets and I really like that. Here’s what I found:
The Salvation Army on Store St. had a great collection of 45s and I came out with a sentimental find: The DiFranco Family’s “It’s a LoveBeat”. This was the first record I ever bought with my own money at the record store on Fraser Street (does anyone remember what that was called?) I always loved the B-side “Sweet, sweet Loretta”. I don’t know what I’ll do with this (Aaron says I should frame it) but for 50c, it was a total nostalgia buy.
On Pandora Street I stopped in at the Beacon Community Services thrift shop and bought a like-new sweater for John for just $3 (red tags half price!)
And a little further up the road at the WIN thrift shop, I found few quirky items. This is easily my favourite thrift shop in Victoria: great selection, interesting stuff, super friendly staff and nice environment.
Love this fun t-shirt: