I spent a lovely morning and afternoon with my niece, Alivia; first having coffee and goodies at Old Hand Coffeehouse and Bakery and then thrifting. (My sister has raised her children right.) Felt like “Oldhand” was a good place to fuel up before going Secondhand shopping.
We began at (evil) Value Village where we both agreed the prices are still too high. I’ve blogged about this numerous times so we’ll just let that one lie. Despite our grumpiness about pricing, we both found things to make us happy.
I found two pairs of gardening gloves with the store tags still on them for $2.99 each.
Alivia scored huge with this MEC gortex jacket in great condition, for just $20. Considering that I just bought a new one for $220 (because, dear reader, I have looked in vain for over a year, to replace the MEC jacket that I bought in 2011 for $4, whose gortex has died, and have not found one. Until today, of course, and Alivia bought that one), she got a smokin’ deal. She also found a cool, pleather purse.
We picked up my son and then went to the (Mega) MCC Centre Thrift Shop and all found some deals. Alivia found a pair of leather hiking boots for her sweetheart and a couple of board games.
Aaron picked up a cool red shirt that allows him to use his grandpa’s cufflinks that John inherited from his dad. The shirt was a green tag shirt, which happened to be 50% off today, so he got it for $2.
I found an elegant black jacket ($7, sorry, no photo) and a pair of shorts Haggar cargo shorts ($6) that feel like they’ve never been worn before.
Also picked up a really nice Avia shirt ($6) for John – I like the contrasting buttons.
This was a good way to spend a rainy day. What have you found lately?