It is a way to ensure that you don't accumulate any more piles of stuff (occupational hazard for collectors) and that you only buy what you REALLY want. However, it is very difficult rule to stick to. Finds come along randomly, unseasonally and often in batches.
Right now I'm trying to sell, not buy - so of course the gods of charity shopping are planting wonderful things everywhere I go right now. I also know that if I resist too staunchly I will regret leaving these things behind! (I just know that I will kick myself for not snapping up those green shoes at the Art Junky today...) "The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak" and all that.
With that in mind, some great recent finds:
- 1970s Hush Puppies beige suede boots with a zip and tab fastening at the back, Mind shop, St James's Street, Kemp Town
- Orange tweed empire line dress, Brian and Nikki's shop, Lewes
- Purple and gold ruffle-fronted shoes, Phoenix Gallery Arty Junky, Brighton
- Black silk Jaeger dress, Oxfam, Western Road, Brighton
- 1950s feather headdress, Snooper's Paradise, Brighton