I was very excited to come across a Goodwill in Burlington the other day. I thought that all Goodwill stores in Ontario had disappeared! So this had been a pleasant surprise. Even better were the three designer purses I spotted for under $9. Out of the three purses, I only brought home one.
Warning, this is gonna hurt:
Retail: $1000 +
Goodwill Price: $4.95
…AND I LEFT IT.
Okay, okay, I clearly #$%#$ed up by not grabbing this. I finally looked up the purse price for this blog post only to find it sold USED for over $250US. oops. REGRETZ. I was cruising around with it in my shopping cart for a solid half hour but decided to leave it because it was a bit beat up and seemed outdated. When I went back, it was long gone. No surprise there. I wish I had held on to it.
And I know some of you might be thinking that it could be fake but I checked out the lining, the inner zipper, all the markings and metal accessories and it all looked good. Not only that, the purse had a lot of weight to it and the leather was real.
Let this be a lesson to all of us: Buy everything, all of the time. Or just, like, look online at prices and stuff sometimes. >_<
On to the others:
Goodwill Price: $8.95
I passed this one up because I already have a very similar purse…otherwise I would have definitely grabbed it! The purse is actually my most used accessory. It is so convenient and comfortable and the size is perfect. Here is an old pic with it:
Anyway, at least it wasn’t a total loss! I did bring home a wristlet that has already served me very well. I took it with me on my trip to Vermont and it was great for holding my passport, phone and bus tickets. also has a side pocket for coins.
Goodwill Price: $4.95
I was so impressed with the store (probably solely because I saw three designer purses within 10 seconds of walking in…) but the staff were very friendly and it’s a nice clean and organized store. I went back with my friend Christine :)
I didn’t buy anything for myself but I felt like a personal shopper, helping Christine pick out a few items for summer :)
Today I went to Value Village for their 50% off sale and I think there were about 100 ladies in there. I didn’t have the energy to properly scour so I left empty-handed. Might check out the newer Brampton location tomorrow.