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CakeNinja Sun 28-Aug-16 12:11:32

Yes I know I am but I just got back from holiday an hour ago and am doing last minute shopping for a party I'm going to in an hour.
She asked for slippers.
Can I buy slippers? No I bloody can't.
I have been to 8 shops, 3 of which are actual shoe shops. They have sandals, flip flops, WELLIES, but no slippers.
When I'm trying to pick up summer things like bikinis in the summertime, I'm told it's too late, they're selling their Autumn/Winter collection.
So I thought I'd be safe, shopping for slippers in the summer as they are, you know, AUTUMN/FUCKINGWINTER!
And yes, I know I'm shouting grin
And I've now wasted a further 5 minutes of my time typing this message of anger. All in a bid to deem IANBU to expect shops to sell the stock they say they are stocking!

iloveredwine Sun 28-Aug-16 12:12:49

Primark have slippers in yesterday

AndNowItsSeven Sun 28-Aug-16 12:13:25


TaterTots Sun 28-Aug-16 12:13:59

This is the irony of BHS closing this weekend.

RJnomore1 Sun 28-Aug-16 12:13:59

You probably ANBU but you made me laugh at that I feel your pain

CakeNinja Sun 28-Aug-16 12:14:35

I'm not near a primary, asda OR BHS!

CakeNinja Sun 28-Aug-16 12:16:02

Oops, Primark - see how annoyed I am?

TaterTots Sun 28-Aug-16 12:16:40

Move house.

Soubriquet Sun 28-Aug-16 12:17:00

Sainsburys have slippers!

CakeNinja Sun 28-Aug-16 12:20:45

Oh my god, I've just pulled up to a sainsburys to get emergency presents, will look for slippers but probably write an IOU in a card, I was hoping for something a little more luxury than sainsburys (no offence, I'm very grateful for the advice and will have a look anyway! But I usually spend around £50 on her so was going to splash out on some fancy ones).

CakeNinja Sun 28-Aug-16 12:21:16

How will moving house help me?grin

Soubriquet Sun 28-Aug-16 12:22:40

No offence taken grin
I couldn't imagine spending £50 on slippers though.

Have you got a beales nearby?

TaterTots Sun 28-Aug-16 12:23:59

Just being a bit facetious because you said you didn't live near any of the shops suggested grin

IfAtFirstUDontSucceed Sun 28-Aug-16 12:27:26

We're going abroad next week so we popped to our nearby (huge) shopping centre for some last minute bikinis, flip flops etc. Trawled all the major high street shops for hours, could I find any? Could I chuff!

All big chunky jumpers and boots. Only bikinis I could find was 3 pretty hideous sets in Next. £30 for the top £20 quid-ish for the bottoms. I'm not paying near on £50 for a bikini.
Other than that there were the remnants of the sale with no visible sets and odd sizes!

Might just buy them when I'm over there.

AnotherTimeMaybe Sun 28-Aug-16 12:32:09

So 50 on slippers hmm
Do you have Gucci near you at least?

Leggytadpole Sun 28-Aug-16 12:34:14

Next have slippers.

ShotsFired Sun 28-Aug-16 12:35:37

Garden centre is your best bet.

They always have expensive overpriced random stuff in. You could probably get her some floral garden clogs, at the very least.

elodie2000 Sun 28-Aug-16 12:37:10

John Lewis?

WorraLiberty Sun 28-Aug-16 12:39:56

I agree with TaterTots grin

Just move house.

And do it now (before the party) instead of all this anger and drama.

<< Tuts loudly >>

elodie2000 Sun 28-Aug-16 12:40:25

I have floral garden clogs! They were an unwanted gift! I was horrified but how wrong was I? They are now the most useful & comfortable item of gardenfootwear I own! 😄

elodie2000 Sun 28-Aug-16 12:41:06


TSSDNCOP Sun 28-Aug-16 12:42:06

Order some online, print a picture and glue it in the card.

MeAndMy3LovelyBoys Sun 28-Aug-16 12:42:12


dodobookends Sun 28-Aug-16 12:45:11

You should try buying gloves at the end of January...

Minstrelsareyum Sun 28-Aug-16 12:50:05

M&S of course! Don't think they will be all "granny style" although they can be very comfy and VERY practical!

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