i have bought many new shoes lately. They are surprisingly cheap. They each have their own selling point with the greatest hit high heels loafers, suede point toe, vintage style in real leather and the lovely rose decor satin stiletto. I am such an experienced shoes shopper. I’d described this time as a new page of my thrifting history!
My friend are all asking for the address. I really want to share however it’s just pointless to tell. Sales is girls’best friend. But you gotta have the luck as the sales comes today and leave in a sec. Moreover, no doubt you gotta have the strength.
那天是這樣的，風和日麗的下午，與友人走到馬寶道逛逛。那是一個像是深水埗旁邊的市場，有賣魚賣肉和菜。一街檔口，各形色的商舗盡在那裏，市場之外還有出口店，賣雜貨，更有賣大陸化妝品等。試問這怎會是年青人會到的地方。 天氣曬又熱，我們幸見一出口店熱鬧非常，”賓賓”(非”紛紛”) 圍觀，我倆平宜好貨愛好者就不怕擠擁一探究境。
That day was ultra sunny. We went to Mapo road in North point which is like Sham Shui po markets selling fish and veggie. There are stalls in the middle of the road. they are some outlets, food stores and even some cheap and fake cosmetics. So obviously this won’t be a place for youngster to shop. We were so lucky to see an outlet throwing a big sale that many Filipino workers were looking up in crowds. Of course as a budget buyer, my friend and I just can’t help to get through and have a look.
There are beautiful shoes in HKD30 each throwing on the floor with shoe boxes. We were sweating like hell but trying so hard seeking for the nice and fitted pairs. Sometimes we even have to step much forward and crossing the crowd to pick our spot. You can tell how much effort we made! And until late it suddenly rained, we both carryied heavy shoe boxes by the typical red plastic bag to home.
people would judge why we put so much effort of saving money? But I really enjoy the way to shop like this and I am totally proud of it. I just have spend my effort to replace the amount you all have paid. That’s I think I have these condition to thrift apart from having such good luck.
- 不怕髒和異相 Never avoid the dirt and being wierd
Those thrifty place are usually dirty and messy. The lower income people are your competitors. But this is somehow better than being discriminated when you shop in the luxury label stores. Without pressure you can pick whatever you like and doesn’t matter you grab those far from you. You can also show how happy and excited you are.
- 有觀察力、好奇心，勇於發掘嘗試 be observative, curious and brave to explore
You have to be clear mind and smart then the cheap nice stuff won’t be missed. Whenever you see something interest just go and have a look. Pick up and see if it fits you. That’s not jus tabout finding the cool stuff but also has boarden your sight
- 不輕易放棄、有氣力&耐性 Don’t easily give up with strength and passion
As most of the clearance and sales are in bulk or displaying in a mess, you have to use up your strength to look for the best piece. It’s tough but you will be satisfied and proud. it would just make your day!
- 眼明快手 Quick and ambitious
This is all about mentioned above. During everyone is trying hard to grab what they want, you are slower and late. Then regret and sadness remain.
If you can do above with luck, you can definitely save a lot and purchase many more brilliant stuff without regrets. – strangejoanne
P.S. I am feel upset of the monopolization of the properties consortium. It leads to the reduction of the shopping place for poorer consumer. A big part of the price we paid are for the rental. The value of the product is not worth it costs. The independent stores hardly survive. This is how the government collude with the consortium which affect all of us as a citizen. We can’t ignore the issue that I sugguest to consume in those independent store which is helping us and the society.