Sunday, February 9, 2014

It's Amazing What Happens When You Stop Looking

I've had my black wool dress coat for quite a few years. It's shin length, with a large hood that frames my face when it's pulled up.  I thought about getting a new coat this winter, but I only dress up a couple of times a year; even when the stores started running 50% off coat sales I couldn't justify the cost.  I resigned myself to keeping the old coat.

Today I walked into the Goodwill store closest to my house to look for a blanket for my bed. Immediately to the right of the door there was a display rack of coats.  The first one on the rack was a classic double-breasted wool camel hair, with a notched collar and center back vent which looked like it had never been worn. Amazingly, it was my size!

Of course I bought it.  When I got home I removed the black one from the closet, folded it, and put it in the Goodwill pile.  Hopefully it will be the perfect coat for someone else.



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14 comments:

  1. Well now, didn't that work out perfectly! :)

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  2. Beautiful! And perfect charitable synchronicity!

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  3. Beautiful! What a great find!

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    1. I'm pretty sure it didn't get many wearings before it was donated

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  5. That's perfect and it looks warm. You didn't want to keep both, hunh?

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    1. And wear each one once a season? Not enough room in the closet for that :-)

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  6. Now that's the way to shop! I love Goodwill for items which I know I'll rarely wear, generally my clothes get recycled there as well and this spring, time permitting I'll be doing a run to this store.

    Cheers.

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    1. When I need clothes I usually shop at Goodwill (or another thrift store) first, before I head to a retail store.

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