First let me tell you, if you can make it, do try. Its extremely well organized, with loads of help on hand to assist you in finding styles and sizes. The prices are very reasonable, ranging from about $35- $150. If you happen to wear a sample size 6, there are two bins with each pair only $20! Lucky me! The PGP pulled out a pair for me straight away... and low and behold, I scored a pair of those crazy wedge Vivienne Westwood ankle straps with... WINGS in magenta! Yes, they're a little wacky, but I really adore them, and they are so very comfy as your foot is completely flat!
This one is much clearer, and you can see the shape perfectly. Love! Absolutely perfect for perking up a dull summer outfit!
I've been in dire need of a new pair of wellies (my preferred garden attire, not to mention they always come in handy when visiting the English countryside!) and have been in love with the Vivienne Westwood squiggle design since it first appeared in the 80's. But I've never been able to find the wellies in my size. Score! They were a bit more, but I'm still pleased with the price.
The PGP fell in love with a bin filled with some cute little bags. There wasn't a price, so I told her she could go ask the man herself (she likes being "grown up that way!) So she did, and he told her they were $5, but that he wanted her to have it! Then he even gave her two Melissa key rings, a silver "M" and a white heart. As you can see, she put it to use right away!
I don't know why the flash made it look black, but its actually a lovely plum colour. Note the key rings, and how she put it to use straight away! My little fashion lover! (You can see her camera, she was also snapping pics like mad, I'll have to get her to upload them as I'm curious what she found so interesting!)
I stupidly put back two pairs of the sample sized flats, which on the way home I did a palm to forehead "duh" as I've been wanting to get a pair that I could toss in my bag to keep for those days when the heels get to be too much. These would be perfect as they won't get as destroyed as some of the ones I've seen that are being marketed for that purpose. Plus they'd hold up forever, just wipe clean! No biggie, I think I'll be able to hit the sample sale again on the last day, Saturday.
Here is the info in case you are interested in hitting it:
Oh and they also gave me a beautifully photographed and styled Melissa magazine showing forthcoming styles:
Dita Von Teese
Dita again, I LOVE these shoes with the cherries! I believe these are another new Vivienne Westwood Dragon Lady design.
Ah, look at these bejeweled beauties!
I quite like those oxfords!
I'm not a flats kind of girl, but can you imagine leaving flowery footprints? How girly! Not to mention stunning!
Ah, now these I could go for big time!
Melissa magazine photos courtesy of Melissa.
So did you go the sample sale? What did you get? Do you plan on going? Anyone fancy going with me on Saturday? Just let me know in the comments, or email me at punk.glam.queen at gmail dot com.