Day 4

August 8, 2009

No outfit as yet as I was up early for a car boot sale. I returned with booty galore.  My favourite being this 80s mohair cardigan with neon diamonds, zig zags and polka dots and different coloured buttons. It’s like a woolly sweet shop.woolly

Car boot sales are one of my favourite ways to shop, not least because shopping centres bring me out in hives. Instead of surly shop assistants, there’s a host of characters that will talk to you, compliment you, tell you where and when they bought your outfit from or who it belonged to, allow you to haggle and then wish you a good afternoon. It’s a world away from shop transactions where the only communication is being told the total price and a hand stretched out to take your money.

I came home with three cardigans, a batwing mohair and lace jumper (which replaces the exact same one I had but shrunk), one silk skirt, six necklaces, a brooch,  seven bows and a slightly sunburnt nose all for under ten pounds.

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3 Responses to “Day 4”

  1. Sarah Says:

    I’ve never heard of a car boot sale (I’m from Chicago). Is it like a sort of impromptu flea market?

    • savedforbest Says:

      It’s more like a yard sale, except that everyone parks up in a big field or car park , sets out a table and sells from there. They are organised, you have to pay about £10 to sell but anyone can do it. Sometimes they are small events, sometimes they are huge. xx


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