The Gods of Thrifting were smiling today...

I had to take a parcel to the Post Office.
I parked at the block of shops and walked along, past the chip shop and the small convenience store and past the Hospice shop (they raise money for sick children) and in the window I saw a cute little dog, one I love and have a few of, but always look out for;

A Radley Bag? In the Claire House shop?

A Radley Bag???

How much? It's a good sized one, not massive, but middle-ish. Brown. It's probably called Tan or Rust or... HOW MUCH??? £20?? Is that all??

Do I need a bag (well, no, but does any woman need a bag who has a plastic carrier?) Do I want a bag? (well, duh, I'm female)
I have a few things this would go with; new brown boots, my green coat, my green tops, my chocolate coloured trousers. Yes, I could style myself up well.

If I had a brown Radley bag. A brown bag.

All these thought processes took a couple of seconds. I was in, with the bag off the window shelf where it had been placed and on my shoulder. I tested the strap, long enough.... but not too long. It fitted well under my arm. It felt good, not too heavy, not too flimsy. I opened it; plain lining but good lining, clean, sensible pockets, zips all working. Oh, God, what if it was owned by a smoker??? Quick, hold it up to the nose; what does it smell like? *Relief* no smell, no scent of any sort.

I made my way happily to the desk, clutched my hard earned cash and laughed quietly. I paid and escaped quickly, after all it might have been mis-priced. My new bag. My new bag. Bliss.

And I have trawled Ebay to find another one like my bag, here £35 buy now plus £5.95 postage. So I bagged a real bargain. Are 46 year old Mums allowed to dance? Here are the Ebay photos, the light here is too golden for a lovely photo now, I'll try to take one tomorrow.



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  1. Well done you!! What a brilliant find. I hope that you love using it. xx

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    1. Absolutely! It's a really nice size.

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  2. That bag in the window was drawing people in to that charity shop, and you've swiped it from the display. Do you feel bad now? No, thought not, I wouldn't either.

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    1. Ha ha. I didn't even think of it as a 'drawing in' item. TBH the window is always full of good quality stuff (that thing about a charity shop in a very good area is true) but only if you're a size 12 or below :,(
      It's getting such a pain, I'm seriously considering mass weight loss just to be able to trawl the racks!

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  3. Excellent bargain, well done you.
    Enjoy being brown and green co-ordinated, just right for the autumn, we need a photo of that you know!
    Lisa x

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    1. I will try, but I can't promise. I'm much happier BEHIND the lense.

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  4. Nothing beats that feeling of grabbing a true bargain in a charity shop, you feel so elated! Excellent find, I hope you enjoy using it. x

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    1. Just couldn't believe it! And wouldn't leave it!

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  6. Well done! Enjoy your new bag. The bag I'm using at the minute I made myself - you can find out about it on my blog.

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    1. I shall read all your past posts to find it! Thanks for coming over.

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  7. Great find and a bargain to boot. It's always exciting when you discover something that you really want.
    xx

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    1. Thanks,Mum. I like the look of the shelves at your house!

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