Last Friday, I hit the sales. In truth, I hit the sale. Singular. Too fearful of getting a baby and toddler on to one of the death-trams and hitting the shops of Zürich, I ventured a ten minute walk in to the town closest to where we live to have a browse around it’s very best shop … H&M. Yes, H&M is it’s best shop. And it doesn’t have a close competitor either.
This is the town’s second best shop (excuse the reflections; you’ll understand that I couldn’t enter for fear of spending an absolute fortune).
Not just content with selling last decade’s most flammable fashions, it believes that it can wow you so much that you’ll commission a pair of the very best polyester curtains while you’re there. A real treat for the eyes. Seriously, one match and that whole place is a goner.
So H&M it was. Not really a favourite shop of mine but when temperatures reach their 30s and I’m smothering myself in vat loads of sunblock, I don’t want to pay a fortune for the clothes that I’m inevitably going to ruin. I may have sneaked a couple of other things in to my basket too. You know, it’d be rude to leave with only what you came for.
So here’s my Friday haul.
Top: five vests (yes, I am a HUGE fan of the stripe) – 44.70 francs / £30.90
Middle: top (yes, more stripes) – 10 francs / £6.90 , trousers (I LOVE these) – 10 francs / £6.90
Bottom: my beloved Gandys flip flops (not purchased on Friday but they did arrive in the post last week and I wore them to go shopping in so felt I had to include them) £19.99
These are the latest additions to my ever so slightly improving wardrobe but I still have quite a way to go to find it less wanting.
Have you hit the summer sales yet? Will you be venturing to your town’s second best shop? Surely I’ve convinced you of the delights it could possibly behold.