I think that it is pretty obvious how much I love to shop. For those of you who don’t find it that obvious, let me break it down for you:
- I work in retail
- I studied Fashion Merchandising and Marketing at FIDM
- I don’t know how many pairs of shoes I own
- I should be in sunglasses/coats addicts anonymous
- I firmly believe that “retail therapy” is the most effective form of therapy
I hope that helps.
However, what most people don’t know about my shopping, is that I rarely enjoy feeding this (completely normal) obsession at the mall. Instead, I’m in love with searching for one-of-a-kinds from independent designers and local boutiques, thrift stores, and flea markets (I should also note that most of my basic wardrobe comes from the Gap, where I work).
Today I went to the local Flea Market here in San Diego at the Sports Arena and found some absolutely brilliant items:
Vintage, wooden 7-Up Crate: $10.00
The Complete Sherlock Holmes ©1930: $4.00 and Poe’s Tales of Mystery and Imagination ©1935: $2.00
Issues of Life Magazine from the years 1961, 1967, 1968, 1969: $5.00 per issue
Winston Cigarette ad on the back cover of Life 1961: Being a marketing student, I adore all of the old advertisements. Mad Men any one?
I didn’t realize my cat was such a big fan: Abbey Road on vinyl – The Beatles: $10.00
This beaded necklace is probably my favorite find of the day. It cost me a whole ¢.50, and I think it was totally worth it.
Moral of the story: shop local. Look at all the fun things you’ll find.