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As a person who is a big believer in recycled/vintage clothing and accessories, I despise paying full price for an item of clothing (I know, stingy right?) unless it is truly an amazing garment and is the best thing I've ever seen in my life. I swear, clothing is so ridiculously overpriced these days, I do not understand why people are happy to pay $50 for a shirt from a chain store when there is a million other people out there, wearing the same shirt.

I am a firm believer that a day spent trawling through vintage stores in Surry Hills and Newtown in Sydney, is a day of learning, achievement and growth. You find some of the most unique and one off items in there, it's amazing. The best thing I ever stumbled across was a black super cropped lj with embroidery on the pockets. I know it sounds foul, but believe me it's wonderful. Any keen vintage shoppers should check out Minty Meets Munt, Cream on Crown, C's Flashback and U-Turn in Surry Hills (all located on Crown Street).

Anyway, back to the point of this post. I am not a regular shopper at Supre, but upon realising that they have 50% off on all sale items, I couldn't help myself, I took the big step into the neon lights and non stop screams of dance music. I literally made the second best purchase of my life. I feel bad about advertising on here, but I think it is necessary. I bought this jacket:

(Mine is charcoal, not white) and I wear it unbuttoned without the cord.

Okay, original price on this jacket, which I might add, is the warmest thing in the world, was $72.00. Last week it had been reduced to $35.00 and this week, it was down to $17.50! I'm sorry but I don't think I've ever been so excited about an item of clothing, I could have cried as to how inexpensive it was. I am feeling strong pangs of sympathy for the people who dished out $72.00 a few weeks ago.


So loyal 'shut up, vita' readers, (yes, all 3 of you!) What's the best bargain you've ever received? Are you a vintage shopper or do you prefer chain stores?

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Eliza said...

I have to say, chain stores are good for one or two things, but I do like little stores/boutiques - Crown St is amazing. Every time I go to Sydney now I'll pop in :P
Quick Brown Fox in Melbourne (do they have them in Sydney?) is amazing, I love shopping there.

Corrine/Frock And Roll said...

I'm totally with you on this one: I HATE spending money on clothes these days! I'm not sure when or how it happened (actually, I massively blame my boyfriend because he is the biggest spendthrift that I have ever met), but back in the day I'd just buy whatever I liked, without really caring if $200 was an insane amount to fork out for a top. NOT ANYMORE! (Thank goodness.) I baulk at $50 price tags and try to buy most of my clothes at second-hand stores or on Ebay.. it's so much more satisfying! (And leaves me money for other things.. like TAFE text books! Hahahahaha. Yeah, right. ;) ).

Kate @ Très Lola said...

I'm so with you on paying full price - just can't bring myself to do it when there is so many other better options. I recently picked up my Docs on Ebay for 13 pounds!

Miss Peregrin said...

Yay for thrifty shopping! I don't think I've actually paid more than $50 for any item of clothing in my life (except for a corset, and I think that's excusable) - it's my Nan's fault, she taught me well.

Heh, I think a trip to Sydney may be in order for me. I gotta check these places out now. ;)