I’ve visited the lovely city of Victoria many times and love it. It’s a beautiful city – fitting for the provincial capital, methinks – plus I have a very good friend I meet there for lunch most times, which always makes it worth the ferry ride.
And the thrifting. Oh my.
There are a number of shops I usually visit, all situated in the downtown core, plus Russell Books and other used book shops or used music stores that it’s a bargain hunter’s paradise.
On my first day there, I stopped at the Salvation Army and the first thing I found was a huge collection of comic books. Now, I am not a comic book buff, by my son is, so I got on the cell phone and we sorted through the whole lot together.
I got 27 comic books and 3 graphic novels for $43. Needless to say, I’m a pretty popular mom.
I also found a great jean skirt and pair of Columbia culottes for myself. Score!
Russell Bookstore always delivers for me and didn’t disappoint this time: two Poirot books for my collection.
Later that afternoon, I stopped at WIN – my favourite thrift shop in Victoria. I’ve blogged about this shop before, they just do all of it right.
I found a pair of MEC shorts in mint condition for John.
What’s your favourite thrifting town?