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Friday, May 1, 2009

photostory friday: like chocolate, sometimes thrifting really is the only answer

you may remember me bleating on about my quest to find a plain, knee-length brown pencil skirt.

in the end, i went to savemart.

for the uninitiated, savemart is like the unclaimed baggage centre.

for clothes.

on speed.

in disneyland.

at christmas.

sometimes you can go there and find nothing. even though there are THOUSANDS of items of fabulously priced clothing, shoes and bags just waiting to be taken home. that's just the way it is.

other times, like this time - you hit pay dirt. check it out...

brown a-line skirt $6.99
navy skirt - $6.99
i really don't know why retailers persist with the whole NINETY NINE cent thing. i mean we phased out our 1 and 2 cent pieces in 1986!!! i know it's all about the perception of price, but really people - MOVE ON!!!

same with the .95 pricing. we haven't had 5 cent pieces since 2006 - SHEESH!!!
but i digress - on with the bargains!

fabby lengthed brown skirt - ALSO $6.99
(ooops - needs an iron. i hate ironing...)
casual hoodie (which the girls already have their eye on!) $7.99MINT condition corduroy jacket $9.99AND A WINTER COAT TO BOOT! (caroline morgan) $17.99top for work (which will go with the brown skirts!) $12.99
total cost for 7 items: $69.93

the girls love savemart too, particularly miss 11. i gave them $15 each and let them loose.
beanie, top and [brand new] denim sneakers. all for $15

PhotoStory Friday
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Chris said...

You are my wife's new hero!

Emily said...

Wow! You are definitely the queen of bargain shopping today!

Izzy 'N Emmy said...

I love to bargain hunt too! What a fabulous store to have near you!

the mama bird diaries said...

Wow. What amazing bargains!!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Congrats on finding "the skirts"! Great deals as well!

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

look at all the bargains

mandyb said...

I love that place... did you do the one in porirua or upper hutt??? last time I went I didn;t find anything... at either!!! oh well next time maybe...

Maggie May said...

I particularly like the *fur* trimmed jacket and admit they are all real bargains.
We also have this 99 thing, only it is pence in our case. Just one pence short of a pound. They might just as well round it up. Mentally I always do!
Good post and photos. Thanks for sharing your trip.

Wayne said...

cool bargin hunting

Great photo friday

Mimi said...

How fun! You hit the jackpot.

It's wild that you phased out all of those coins. We still have our 1 & 5 cent coins, along with the 10 & 25 cent.

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

That is awesome! And I'm serious. I want one of these around here. We have the Salvation Army, but usually you can't find anything! These are amazing deals!

Reluctant Housewife said...

Fun! I have a hoodie just like that one, except mine is green. But I paid 19.99 for mine. And I thought that was a deal - mine's from Old Navy.

skoots1mom said...

i'm heading for the thrift store...wish me good shopping!
love the pics
and the posts for the others in Photo Story Friday

Anonymous said...

Great loot! I love a good deal. Keeps me happy for quite a while!

Kristi Smith said...

I am not much of a bargain shopper. I wish I was. I do go to the Goodwill store when Roz wants to go. Sometimes I buy stuff but then don't wear it. :(

Good finds!

Ryanne said...

So wishing we had that store here! Great deals!

Honey Mommy said...

What fun! Love the skirts and the corduroy jacket.

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Jaina said...

Wow, that's impressive. I wish we had one of those.