..that is the question; The ever prominent question that seems to have gained in popularity since Shakespears’ Hamlet.
Of course Hamlet wasn’t too concerned with the idea of saving money, although it may have made his life a little better and his fashion choices a little more substantial. No, he was instead concerned with the fact that his uncle murdered his father, he needed to avenge said murder, and the love of his life was taking forever! Which I must say is nothing new in a woman’s world.
But, thankfully in today’s day in age, I don’t need to worry about my uncle murdering my father, they are on good terms, and the love of my life, besides my husband, is fashion, and it’s ok if fashion takes forever, because it is forever.
Sorry Hamlet, I know you had a tough decision but my decision is going to be a lot easier that yours, thus bringing me back to my original question: To save or not to Save? Or in this case to SAVERS?
I ultimately always choose to save and choose Savers. In case I lost you, Savers is the holy grail of thrift stores. Savers happens to not only be my favorite thrift store, considering there is one 2 minutes from my apartment and makes it also very convenient , but it is also the store where my thrifting all began.
I can remember driving to a meeting in Hanover and I had a little extra time to kill. I happened to glance out my window and there shining in red letters, like a beacon of hope, was Savers looming against the sky. Now I was the typical teen who shopped at malls and retail stores, so I was at first very hesitant about going to a thrift store. The more I thought about it though, the more I realized how stupid I was being. Here was a store with clothes, shoes, and everything that a girl could desire. Why was I not turning into the parking lot sooner?
Entering the store on that day forever changed me. From that point forward I no longer shopped at chains, malls, or anywhere not a thrift store. I went in and there were rows and rows of clothes yelling at me to take them home. They had everything; shoes, boots, hats, jeans, sweaters, and that is not even the half of it. It was like I died and went to Fashion Heaven. As I trolled through the rows I suddenly realized that Savers was my Savior and I was finally “home”! Smiling, I continued to browse taking everything in.
Even though I only bought one pair of boots that day, due to my bank account balance being nearly overdrawn, I left happy and knew I would return. I would return to help all the clothes I couldn’t.
From that day forward I did return time and time again. I returned not once, twice, but even on a very very rare occasion three times a week. My closet back home was starting to feel happy and full, my bank account started to drastically diminish and the boots I had first bought ( tall tan leather riding boots with a raised heel for only $7.99) were worn in and definitely made for walking.
Sadly I no longer have those first pair of boots. I had to make room for my other shoe family, but those boots will always leave a footprint on my heart. The footprint that continues to lead me to other thrift stores and to my closet. The footprint that can take a simple shoe and make it into The Grand Secondhand.
**Tip of the day**
*After buying tall boots, cut pool noodles in half (can find them at the dollar store) and stick them inside the boot. This will help the boots to keep their upright shape and not flap over while in your closet.