I love a good pair of kicks. I love a shopping trip.
Forgive my fashionable wiles, dear readers, for this will not be a deeply political post, but it will be an interesting one [!]
I was walking out of an Op-Shop a couple of weeks ago, with a pair of shoes, a necklace and two copies of their In-House publication [a ‘pricey’ 70 cents each] and I thought to myself:
Are op-shops making people more socially conscious?
Are people actually connected with their purchases — their materialism is supporting those less fortunate, but is this making people more socially conscious?
In my own mind, initially, I begged to differ. I disagreed with my own thought[!]
I’m an avid op-shopper, but I viewed my purchases as ‘shopping’, not so much in the sense of a ‘charity donation’.
Some peruse pages of books, websites, some peruse coffee shops and bars. I peruse coat hangers, I rummage, I try, I buy — as my form of relaxation. Among my friends, I have a solid reputation as a glamorous bargain hunter.