This put me in the UK without a jacket. I find it difficult to replace items that I cherished. In the end I wanted something exactly like my H&M coat. I hunted and hunted and nothing was quite right. The fit was off, the color was off, it wasn’t THE coat.
Then I went to hang out in St. Albans for the day. I checked out the charity shops, this historic streets and then TK Max. In the US it’s called TJ Max and I hadn’t stepped in one for years. None were close to my apartment as I tended to stay in a ten block radius.
Then I found a contender for THE coat position. Problematically it only had a price tag that was half torn off, but it was on the clearance rack. The original retail price was marked as £370, TK Max’s original price was £69.99. I’ve always felt that the retail price is over inflated to make TK Max seem cheaper, but after checking out the Edun webpage I wasn’t so sure. I wasn’t going to pay £69.99, but I would pay £30.00.
I nervously went to the till and asked them to check the price. A few minutes later the phone rang with news, good new, amazing news. The jacket had been marked down to £5. FIVE POUNDS! I couldn’t believe it and bought it as fast as I could so they couldn’t change their minds!
Does anyone else have problems replacing much loved items? How do you take the leap?