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Black Shoe Tuesday

Black Shoe Tuesday

Dear Readers:

Are you planning to indulge in some Black Friday shopping after indulging in multiple helpings of turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie? Don’t forget Goodwill and consignment and local shops this year. Remember, the closer to home you spend, the more money stays circulating in your community!

For inspiration, I hit the Gorham, Maine Goodwill on Tuesday afternoon. Found: For $15, this funky pair of black, suede, high-heeled clogs. For $10, brand-new thermal underwear in celebration of the first real dusting of snow. For $20, a new, fashion-forward red wood coat for the Teen in the exact style she was craving last winter while looking at the catalog of a popular teen retail store (price for the retail coats: $70-80).

I could have snagged three pairs of Talbot’s pants, two prom dresses for the Teen, and a pretty pink sweater with a pink floral embroidered motif–but I’m trying to pace myself:)

Shopping locally never fails to surprise and thrill me. I almost always find more than I expect, and my wardrobe has never been more interesting as the cost of trying something unusual is so very low compared to the mall or big-box store.

So, my Dear Readers, enjoy your long weekend, your Thanksgiving celebrations, and your Black Friday shopping.

Love, Localista

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One response to “Black Shoe Tuesday

  1. Nice going on the ‘shopping locally’ front. I think it’s important to keep the money at home and try to avoid the big box corporations…especially the one’s that start with the letter “W.” After watching the movie, “The High Cost of Low Prices,” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jazb24Q2s94 We will never shop that store again. I know you weren’t talking about that, but I couldn’t help mentioning it.
    We shop the second hand stores. We’ve come away with many great bargains and feel good about keeping usable clothing a second chance.

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