Category Archives: handbags

Roots for the Win

Son says to me: Ma, next time you’re in a thrift shop, see if you can find me a new messenger bag, mine is starting to fall apart inside. Mission accepted. Same week, I head to the MCC Plaza in … Continue reading

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Thrifting during the Lazy Days of Summer

I spent last week in Oliver, BC where we holiday each summer with my side of the family. The significance there is that I am holidaying with folks who are as excited about thrift shopping as I am. While most … Continue reading

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Good things come to those who wait

Last June, I blogged about thrift shopping adventures in Victoria BC where, in a Salvation Army Thrift Store, I passed up on a Kate Spade purse because they were asking $20 for it. It just felt like too much money … Continue reading

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Thrifting in the Nation’s Capital

Happy New Year, everyone! I had the privilege of spending Christmas in Ottawa, Canada’s capital city, and home to my husband’s family. We had a wonderful time visiting with family, going for walks in the snow and, of course, thrift … Continue reading

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Summer Holiday Thrifting – Oliver, BC

My family goes to Oliver BC each year and spends a week at Lake Side Resort. This sounds very glamorous but it’s not really; Lake Side is simply that a place on Tuc el Nuit Lake (shallow and quiet, no … Continue reading

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How Much is Too Much?

Last week I passed up a pristine Kate Spade purse at the Salvation Army in Victoria because it was $20. A fellow MCC Volunteer, who works in the boutique section at the MCC Abby East shop, said she almost jumped … Continue reading

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