Tuesday, July 8, 2008

And I thought, "Hello new shoes"...

Eight years ago, I saved up $100.00 worth of birthday money and bought some dark brown Dansko Clogs at Nordstroms, a ritzier sort of establishment where smooth talking employees wait on you hand and foot, asking questions like, "Would you like to see those in a different color?" Even then it seemed like an exorbitant amount of cash to lay down for a pair of shoes, but I'll tell you what...they proved themselves to be virtually indestructible. I had been thinking that this fall I might actually have to retire my faithful old workhorses as they have finally become too shabby to wear out of the house much. Imagine my delight, then, at spotting these burgundy sweethearts looking all new and perfect on a shelf in our neighborhood resale shop - in my exact size- and costing...wait, are you ready for this?:

$2.00!!!

It was a magical moment for this die hard of a scavenger, re-igniting my passionately held conviction that good things come to those who wait expectantly and patiently in the haphazardly arranged aisles of a thrift store.

8 comments:

H and S said...

Hey that's such a great bargain!!!!

6 years ago I bought a pair of Camper knee-high boots (no heel, leather lined) for AU$450 which seemed ridiculously expensive, but I wear them all winter every winter and they're still pretty good. I recommend the Camper brand!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is soooo exciting! They seem like a gift from God! I'm so happy for you! Mom S

Molly Sabourin said...

I look up your camper boots on-line, Selena, and they are super cool! I also saw your updated profile picture on Facebook and think that you and your baby boy are adorable!

Hi Nana!
Thank you for sharing in my shoe joy! I appreciate that I married into a family whose love for a great bargain equals my own.

Sh. Kelleylynn said...

Next time you go shopping, I want to come.
Great find!

neil said...

Shelli loves her Danskos. I think when you can find shoes that are long lasting and not so trendy that they go out of style the following season, it's worth the money you may spend... but 2 bucks for shoes rocks!
Well done!

maridee said...

Woohoo! Congrats!

Fr. James Early said...

Nice to know that you, like my wife and I, are cheap--oops, I mean frugal! Better still, call it good stewardship.

Have you heard about Dave Ramsey? You would enjoy what he has to say. His radio show and books are really great.

By the way, I like your new profile picture!

Molly Sabourin said...

I so appreciate your enthusiasm for my special find! I'll for sure keep you posted on my every bargain! Just ask my husband how enthralling those updates can be. :)