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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Value Village

Fern posted a photo of a favorite bakery of hers yesterday. Here's a favorite stop of mine whenever I go downtown, the store called Value Village. There's a lot to like about this store, not the least of which is that a portion of what one spends there is donated to charity. But it also has the virtue of being relatively cheap - if you don't mind second-hand, you can buy almost anything you need in the way of dry goods, housewares or clothing for a fraction of the price you would pay in the mall for the same items. However, you must be a little bit patient. Sometimes you have to visit the store repeatedly until you find a specific item. You can never tell for sure what you will find when you visit the store since the stock changes daily, and what other store can make that claim? It makes for interesting shopping. Another bonus to shopping there is occasionally finding treasures - items that are really beautiful and valuable that have been priced by someone unaware of their true worth. Pretty well every major city in Canada has one or more of these stores and they are also widespread in the USA under the name of Savers.


JoJo said...

I miss Value Village...there were some in Washington too. I got clothes there and all kinds of stuff for crafts. All we have here is Salvation Army and I won't patronize them b/c of their anti-gay politics.

Stephanie said...

I love Value Village. We finally have one in Courtenay.

William Kendall said...

We have them here as well. There's one that took up station in a former Canadian Tire of all places.