Tuesday, 25 September 2012
Today I needed to fill in some time before a hairdressing appointment so I walked over to the Salvos Store in Mount Eliza.
This is a very high quality store featuring mostly clothes, shoes, accessories and some very good china, silver and glassware.
This little leather vest was marked at $25 and is a size 10. Something for the young ones.
Behind it is a fake fur jacket.
A good place to buy that special cup day accessory.
On this shelf there were amazing shoes. mmmm
How about some pink ribbon shoes and a floral bag.
Sorry about the sideways pick, but these are my purchases.
A pretty china plate for $3.99, a rectangular melamine snack plate for $2.99, and a Dolce & Gabanna purse for $12.99.
Once my hair was done I thought a little trip to Vinnies in Tyabb Road Mornington was in order.
I picked up some metallic paint suitable for fabrics etc, a doiley, led light, a couple of tins, a clothes brush, some cross stitch kits, an awl and a little porcelain pill box.
My final call was to the Salvos in Tyabb Road and I found so many lovely things there.
The gorgeous little skirt is for one of the twins I mind. At $2.99 it was a real bargain.
A partly stitched tapestry also made it into my basket.($3.99)
I just want to make some comment about pricing in the op shops.
The Salvos in Mount Eliza is much more expensive than the other shops I call on but they have a great range of designer and top fashion items in good clean condition. The clientele also tend to be a bit better off so can afford the prices charged.
When I was at the Salvos store in Tyabb Road I witnessed a "customer" berating the store manager over the price of some shoes. He claimed he could buy the "same" shoes cheaper at Rivers. The manager explained the different brand and quality of the shoes but he was really obnoxious and "threatened" to go to the media. I felt quite disturbed by his threatening manner as he kept pushing the woman back into a corner by his attitude. As a response I walked over and stood beside her to show my support and he eventually left. She did explain to him that he did not have to shop there, that she needed to pay overheads etc, that proceeds go to helping needy people. Some people are just full of rubbish. The staff at all the op shops I call at are invariably cheerful and helpful.
Surely we can all be civil to one another. Now I will climb down from my soap box.