Clarks Unloop leather shoes found at the tiniest Sally-Ann thrift store I haunt. Seriously, this store is about 15 x 15 feet but I seem to find the coolest stuff there. Now, I admit, I saw these a few weeks ago and didn't really look at them. I just didn't think they were my style, but boy have they grown on me. I was starting to feel the pressure of needing new shoes for all the traipsing around we are doing on our trip and didn't really want to wear runners the whole time. In our small town all the new options had been looked at - nothing. I was starting to think we were going to have to drive an hour down the road for some big mall shopping until I tried these on. I readily admit these are not cute little clubbing shoes. Since I rarely wear cutesy shoes these are just the ticket as they are the most comfortable pair of shoes I have ever owned. Like walking on pillows, I am telling you - definitely my best thrift score this year!
Real leather, and they appear to be virtually brand new with no scuffs. Yes, I was like all the others. Willing to buy used clothing because you can get home and wash it and remove all the other people cooties. This is the mindset when buying used anything - get it home - disinfect it - good to go. Since breaking my self-imposed "I can't buy used shoes mindset" this is the third pair of thrift store shoes I have bought. All three have been either almost brand new or in the case of one pair brand new as they still had tags on them.
Now for the good part. These shoes are currently on sale at Sears Canada for $139.99 plus tax. Since we pay 12% tax on non-food Goods in BC they would have come to $156.79. What did I pay? $22.50! Most of their shoes are around $5 but because these were higher end they were higher priced. I feel I still got the bargain of the century. I wore them yesterday to work and now know, they are exactly what the doctor ordered for tired tourist feet.
Have you found anything great at the Thrift Store lately?