Sunday, August 2, 2009

shoe gold mine?

When I say "Salvation Army" you automatically think of the red buckets & bell-ringers at Christmas time, right? That's what I always thought until we discovered the Salvation Army Thrift Store. HOLY COW. This is a store that rocks. They sell gently used or rarely used clothing & stuff.... really GOOD stuff. At really GOOD prices...

For those of you who appreciate a geat bargain, you'll enjoy this little story:

Last Saturday: I bought a pair of almost new Salvatore Ferragamo shoes for $7.50. Big deal, right... never heard these... well, me either. I came home & looked online for these bad boys and guess what...?? RETAIL for these shoes is $670. Here's the proof... click on this link to see a similar shoe to what I bought (mine aren't red pony hair calf - mine are brown calf skin). Can you BELIEVE it?! A wide-eyed Madison told me that only celebreties buy these shoes (who else can afford them?!) and maybe they once belonged to ummm.... maybe Sandra Bullock? (she lives near Austin)

Yesterday: I was so excited about finding a really good deal on shoes last weekend that I went straight to the shoe rack. YESSSS!! I found another really good deal! I have no idea how much these cost retail, I'm just stoked about how awesomely cool they are. Check them out:

You are looking at my very own transparent pair of plastic tennis shoes. (Don't worry they're very well ventilated.) They cost me a whopping $3. I brought them home & immediately put them on with the only colored socks I could find... red Christmas socks. I'm going to have to rob some socks from Madison or invest in my own stock of colored footies. I LOVE these shoes.

Of course I had to try on several other pairs to see if there was something I overlooked. This video shows a pair of heels that were worthy of video but not to purchase.

You may not be able to tell how incredibly pointy they are. The pointy tip was a good 2-1/2 inches past my toes. I felt like Glenda the Good Witch from Wizard of Oz might have owned these once.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Shelly you are way to funny, I love the Salvation Army Store they rock. Teresa