I got back yesterday from my annual January trip to London with my Mum – we had a great time as usual: lots of laughs and chatting, a good look around all the big stores and some shopping (nothing very exciting for me – some new underwear, a couple of presents, some bits and bobs from Primark and a rather cosy big baggy Angora sweater was about the sum total of my purchases), plenty of eating and drinking, and the commencement of our 2011 Scrabble Championship (2-1 to me so far!).
This morning I was up bright and early and off to the car boot sale while it was still dark. It was a very successful morning, if I do say so myself:
I was super-excited about this Louis Vuitton messenger bag, perfect condition and only £7.50 (I knocked her down from a tenner). Sadly, however, having done a little more research, the date code tag gives away the fact that it is a BIG FAT FAKE. Bloody good one, though.
Shoes, shoes, shoes! Next Wedges (£2), Next black peep toe heels and M&S Ltd Collection black courts, £1 easch – all brand new.
Ricaud facial cleansing wipes 30p, Nougat soap 50p, Laura Ashley scented candle £1
Animal shorts £1 for William, Monsoon double layer dress £1
Floris of London giftset £7.50 – this should make me a rather nice profit in the run up to next Christmas.
Cath Kidston soap set £2.50, MAC eye shadows and blushers £10 the lot. And a brand new Guerlain lipstick 50p.
Couldn’t resist this vintage pink Pifco hairdryer (‘Made in England’) in great condition and full working order in its orignal box, only £1.50. Not sure if it’s 60s or 70s – any idea, Vix?
And last but not least, more shoes, £1 each. Leopardskin shoes always seem to sell well on Ebay, no idea why.
Having experienced both ends of the shopping spectrum this week – wandering around Selfridges designer departments marvelling at £700 shoes (I didn’t buy any!), and a car boot sale in a cold, windy field at silly o’clock on Sunday morning, I can say hand on heart, that the best shopping buzz for me is by far the car boot sale. By far.
Have a lovely Sunday, everybody. We’re going out for breakfast shortly – yum!