Victoria Savvy readers really are people in the know in this city. Reader Roodi shared a wonderful new local resource for do-it-yourselfers with the following comment on my blog about Victoria’s ReStore in Langford.
“A new place to get repurposed supplies in Victoria is RemoveandReuse.com. The website is well laid . . . → Click to read full blog
The joys of Christmas shouldn’t be dragged down by the woes of credit-card debt in the New Year. Sure, it’s fun to give and receive, but maybe our holiday gifts don’t have to be quite so costly.
Reader Tracey L. sent me a great question this week: “I am looking . . . → Click to read full blog
There are good days, and then there are super-duper-fantastic days. I had one of the latter on Saturday when I happened on the new Duchess & Duke boutique at 1824 Government Street.
The consignment shop had been open for just two weeks when Honey and I strolled in. We . . . → Click to read full blog
I’ve been a frequent user of UsedVictoria‘s free online classifieds for years. It’s my favourite local source for secondhand items. I regularly troll the Garden and Antiques sections for possible finds, and simply inputting my shoe or dress size into the Women’s Clothing and Accessories department yields endless bargain fashion . . . → Click to read full blog
UPDATED February 29, 2012: Vintage Fair THIS weekend! Starts Friday, 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Does your wardrobe need an injection of style for spring? Mine sure does, and I know where I’m going to get it. At the 2nd annual VintAgeous Vintage Fair on March 2-3, 2012, at . . . → Click to read full blog
In early September, I wrote about two excellent Victoria consignment stores specializing in children’s clothing, accessories, and toys: Mya’s Treasures and Sailor Jack Family Consignment. (Sadly, Mya’s Treasures has since closed.)
A helpful reader (thanks, Rebecca!) responded with a glowing recommendation for Bee’s Knees in Sooke, touting . . . → Click to read full blog
There is a special kind of happiness deal-hunters experience when we find an exceptional piece of clothing at a great price. I am radiating that happiness right now.
Within a week, I picked up two fashionable pieces that will define my fall wardrobe. One is a stylish black fur-felt women’s . . . → Click to read full blog
I’m a great proponent of quality consignment-store shopping, a practice that beautifully combines great scrimping and socially responsible recycling. And if shopping these secondhand stores makes sense for me, a woman with no children, it makes doubly good sense for moms. Why pay full retail for tiny outfits that your . . . → Click to read full blog
I had to pose a tough question to myself today. Was I more excited to visit a new specialty shoe store for women (wahoo!), or a new co-ed fashion consignment outlet (yippee!)? With time to stop in at only one, I was truly torn between Head Over Heels in the . . . → Click to read full blog
Is it better to give or to receive? At ReStore in Langford, home renovators are encouraged to do both.
ReStore is a building supply store like no other. Operated as a fundraising centre for Habitat for Humanity Victoria, the outlet sells building supplies it receives by donation. Some items are . . . → Click to read full blog