Love: My Mom

I am exhausted, have had a full day of fashion stuff, and it is late here so I’m not posting any new catwalk reviews, I will catch up on all of this tomorrow morning. London fashion week is fun but exhausting! Here is a quick post before the onslaught of catwalk reviews!

It is obvious I love my Mom, but these shoes are one of the many reasons why I love my Mom. I have packed them for London Fashion Week, as the pregnant woman can’t wear giant, towering heels every day. I thought they were going to look very old lady or very Geneva, but with the right coat and dress, combined with the fact that I can never look Geneva even if I try, they actually look pretty nice.

Salvatore Ferragamo, luxury brands, designer shoes, Vara shoe

The Salvatore Ferragamo Vara shoe. Reg price, $375. My Mom's price, $4.

My Mom gave them to me, she found them in a thrift store, probably in Surrey or something. Yup, that price tag says $4.00. And yes, they ARE real. While I can never find anything good in a thrift store, my mother has an eye for it. She can spot the hand rouleau binding of an Hermes scarf from a mile away. This is probably the only woman who has a collection of Hermès scarves that cost either upwards of $300, or less than $30. Nothing in between. It’s not fair. And these shoes are just one of many other gems she has found, including a Céline saddle bag I’ve been using a lot, and a gorgeous Ferragamo clutch. All for less than $20 each.

(And by the way, the shoes are like new.)

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  • http://twitter.com/CiaoBrad Brad

    That’s CRAZY!!

    baci ♥ Brad

  • Ana

    wow!! which thrift stores does your mom go to? I usually find good deals but nothing like this

  • http://melinabee.blogspot.com melina bee

    love a thrift store or flea market find.

  • alex

    i love thrifting in surrey, I’ve found like 3 Burberry trenches in the Value Village there…

  • Anonymous

    All over the place, mostly in the suburbs.

  • Jill

    The shoes are great and I love that you featured your mom! More posts about her, please. Is she the one who gave you the Kelly? You are so very lucky.

  • Fiona

    She also found an Hermes scarf for $4.00 at a thrift store on west 4th.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, she is. Will tell the story about the Kelly once I’m back from London.

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  • Diane

    Nice! What do you mean by “looking Geneva”? I lived there for a summer and thought everyone was really fashionable but didn’t know there was a term?

    Also, once I found one of those Chanel chain bags so popular in the early 90s in the Kits Salvation Army for $2. Lots of excellent finds. I live close to the Surrey Value Village, so I think I have to try and go more often (if I don’t get stabbed on the way). :)

  • Anonymous

    When I lived in Paris I had a few French Swiss friends from Geneva. All of
    their friends wore twinsets and pearls and Hermes scarves, for me, that’s
    Geneva. And even when I tried to fit in (if we were going for dinner at a
    parents house or something) I;d always end up looking like the “crazy” one.

  • Anonymous

    When I lived in Paris I had a few French Swiss friends from Geneva. All of
    their friends wore twinsets and pearls and Hermes scarves, for me, that’s
    Geneva. And even when I tried to fit in (if we were going for dinner at a
    parents house or something) I;d always end up looking like the “crazy” one.

  • Laura

    Thrift fashion is wonderful! Great finds! North Delta has a great store I just found, Talize. It’s like Value Village but I find it cleaner and more organized. I’ve found awesome items there. It’s at Nordel & Scott Rd, I just had to share my latest treasure.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s hope everyone doesn’t run over there and ransack it!