Last week was one of those weeks, a bit blah and depressing (weather also partly to blame). I was really looking forward to doing something over the weekend to kind of cheer myself a bit.
And when in Bangalore, nothing de-stresses more than a bout of shopping (especially shoe shopping).
I have been sorely in need of new shoes for quite some time now, but have been putting it off, primarily due to my shopping rules:
- Only buy something I like (never buy anything just because it is cheap, or horror “practical” – a term, which hubby dearest uses to make me rack my imagination trying to justify my more impulsive purchases).
- Only buy on sales
I need these aforementioned rules to keep my expenditure in check 🙂
Anyway, this weekend, VNC in Indra Nagar had a beautiful shoe sale. Beautiful ? here’s how :
- Buy one shoe – no discount
- Buy two – 50% discount
- Buy three – 70% discount
- Buy five or more – 75% discount
These kind of sales are just made for shopaholics like me. It was actually cheaper to buy two or even three shoes rather than buying a single one. There were tons of styles there that I liked, however, I just could not find the ones I loved in my size. So, after a great deal of trials and disappointments, I finally zeroed in on the two pairs below :
Coming out of the store, we realized that Bossini kids was also on sale (with the same terms as VNC). Popped in to take a dekko, and found the most adorable girl’s sweater (see below). I just fell in loooove. But, sweater costs Rs.850/-. What to do, very difficult to justify a children’s sweater for 850 bucks.
Simple solution, bought a pair of pants and a t-shirt also for her. With the discount, the price for all three together came up to Rs.630 bucks.
Now that is the kind of math, I like 🙂
On a more sober note, sometimes the markdowns are pretty disturbing when you think in terms of the general economic situation. Makes me wonder whether I was crazy shopping when it looks like a lot of people are holding back.