I thought I would start my own blog series called ‘Jade and mummy’s Adventures’ where I basically post about all the new things we do and wether we enjoy partaking or if it is worth it. Today I decided to write about finding some bargains at our local bootsale.
Some people have this stigma about bootsales, saying that the things people sell are just unwanted rubbish and hoping someone will buy it. Some people might not like used items especially when it comes to baby stuff as they are not sure where it comes from or how ‘clean’ it is. I personally love buying things from bootsales as I know everything can be washed.
When you consider that a top and legging combo from Mamas and Papas could cost between £15-£30, you can buy the set (if you look hard enough!) at a bootsale for £1-£2. All it needs is a clean and your ready to go, imagine if you spent £15+ on something that might be worn once or even not at all! I recently found a beautiful white lace dress from monsoon, retail price it would be approximately £45. I paid £2 at the bootsale! It is a beautiful dress and will fit Jade ready for her great-aunties 50th party in November.
You can pick up some amazing brands that you normally wouldn’t buy because of the price. Some of the top brands I have managed to find are Ted Baker, Joules, Monsoon, Next plus many more. When you actually add up what it would have cost to what you pay at the bootsale, you can save a lot of money!
I can’t show you everything I have bought as I must have picked up 50+ pieces, but here are some of my favourite clothes I have picked up:
This white lace dress is t the one from Monsoon (that’s still at my mums!) but it is still beautiful and delicate. It doesn’t say where it is from but I only picked this up for £1 so either way it’s much cheaper than buying new.
I love a bit of houndstooth clothing so I was so happy when I found this too for Jade! It’s made by 7 For All Mankind which is a brand found in Saks Fifth Avenue in America (I wondered why I’ve never heard of the brand!). It did come with some unusual orange jeans (not pictured as I’m not keen on them!), the set normally retails at £45 once converted but I only paid £1.
This partially crocheted summer dress is from H&M. I love the rose bud details around the neck line and I know this will be perfect for the summer months. This retails around £14 but I only picked it it for 50p!
This trendy gingham combo is from Mamas and Papas. I will always try and find matching sets at the bootsale because I hate trying to match tops and leggings together! This combo retails for £23 and I only paid £1 for this.
I have also picked up some toys (that can be washed) and a tummy time roll. My mum and dad have also picked up a lot (and I mean a lot) of clothing and toys so she has stuff for when she stays round. Even if we didn’t buy anything from the bootsale, it’s a nice way for Jade to get some air and some exercise for me!
If going and buying stuff at a bootsale just isn’t for you, then I suggest popping down to TK Maxx for some amazing bargains. I found a beautiful Ralph Lauren dress that I was so close to buying!
That’s all for now, if I find some more amazing stuff I will make sure to pop up a post on here 😊