I've never owned a pair of designer shoes. It's not a big deal. There are plenty of people in the world who have never owned a pair of shoes, period. I haven't been sad about the fact that I've never dropped more than $50 on a pair of shoes. Actually, I'm quite proud of my thriftiness. Which brings me to my next point; I now own a pair of designer shoes...and I paid $3.00 for them :)
Last Tuesday I spent a day at the beach all by myself. It was absolutely wonderful. The relaxing day that I needed. After leaving the beach I stopped at a thrift store in Costa Mesa because, well, that's what I do. I saw I sign stating that all shoes were $4.00. I saw an adorable pair of flats that were in great condition. I could tell they were real leather and very well constructed so I tried them on and they fit perfectly. I took them up to the cash register to learn that they were actually $3.00! (This story just keeps getting better, right???)
When I got them home I looked inside the shoe and saw this logo:
Looked pretty fancy. I'd never heard of Sigerson Morrison before (I really don't know many designers) so I decided to google the company. What do you know? They're a big deal! I couldn't find a pair of Sigerson Morrison shoes for less than $150.00. Now I'm even more excited about the fruit of my solo beach day.
I want to go thrift store shopping in Costa Mesa all the time now! I can only imagine what other treasures Orange County people will get tired of and donate to the local charity so I can spend 5% of what they did originally.