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What has been your absolute best buy of the year so far?

(96 Posts)
freddiefrog Sun 03-Mar-13 19:09:48

I'm on a spending ban so want to live vicariously through other people's purchases grin

Mine is a pair a pair of Primark tan ankle boots

I've been on the hunt for a pair since autumn, but never really found 'The Ones'. Nipped into Primark last Sunday, and there on the shelf was the perfect pair. Only one pair left, and amazingly my size! For three quid

It was fate grin

SelfconfessedSpoonyFucker Mon 04-Mar-13 15:47:25

knee length super comfy drapey knit dress in my colours on the clearance rack at Target for $5 (about 7 pounds?) Already had couple of compliments on it smile

fl0b0t Mon 04-Mar-13 15:55:23

vintage tan leather gloves from the charity shop- £10, perfectly worn in.... awesome. Til I left them on the train.
Also picked up a bargain Philip Treacy butterfly handbag for £50 smile

thefirstmrsrochester Mon 04-Mar-13 16:43:55

I got a £300 french connection cost brand new with tags on eBay two weeks ago for £35! And a nude silk reiss skirt for £10. And an all saints parachute dress, again eBay, for £48 (instead of the £200 it wld have been in the shop).
And french sole pumps for £12.

duchesse Mon 04-Mar-13 17:44:32

Purchase? Ha! <-- Bitter laugh.

Chance'd be a fine thing.

<goes off to read about other people's...>

Corygal Mon 04-Mar-13 18:04:31

Eldon - British Heart Foundation. I swear they were both pricing errors, normally the shop is packed with old primark vests for a fiver.

Allthingspretty Mon 04-Mar-13 18:07:18

The sancury hair mask sachets [currently three for two at boots i think] think they call them butter shine something or other

Allthingspretty Mon 04-Mar-13 18:08:15

Oh and an oasis cross body bag that looks to me like its new from a charity shop for less than four quid

wonkylegs Mon 04-Mar-13 18:15:00

Today! - jade green satin dress from coast reduced from £135 to £39, haggled down to £35 as tiny mark on sash
It perfectly matches KG green silk shoes with silver heels I already have.
Now need opportunity to wear it .

SilverSixpence Mon 04-Mar-13 19:08:31

Another British heart foundation bargain - Marc Jacobs aqua jacket for £8.99! When I asked what brand it was the gormless shop assistant (adolescent boy) said 'Jacob - whoever HE is' grin

BikeRunSki Mon 04-Mar-13 19:16:09

My new (skeleton) size 12 wardrobe, to replace my old size 16 wardrobe. There's not much if it, so it all gets worn a lot.

landofsoapandglory Mon 04-Mar-13 19:28:01

These nude loafers to wear with my skinny jeans when the weather warms up a bit.

GreenEggsAndNichts Mon 04-Mar-13 20:17:33

Black eyeliner pencil from Aldi's Lacura range. I usually use L'Oreal but I thought for 1.99 for about 3x the pencil (including a sharpener as well), I should give it a go.

It's amazing. You have to sharpen it first even though it has a point when you buy it (you'll see what I mean, if you get it) but after that it is the smoothest eyeliner I've ever used. And... it doesn't smear immediately. My eyelids tend to smear eyeliner around, but this one doesn't do that. Not for a few hours at least, and much much less so than the L'Oreal version. Normal touchups totally negate this.

I went back and purchased another, just because I know it was a weekly special at Aldi and I wanted a second in case they don't add it to their normal collection.

Also I bought a ruffled grey scarf there for 4.99, looks fab.

pocketandsweet Mon 04-Mar-13 20:28:46

queeflatina. Think I might get both [enabler]. smile

pocketandsweet Mon 04-Mar-13 20:46:08

My best buy has been a pair of Ilse Jacobsen blue Wellies for less than half price ( still a lot of money but I have been coveting them for awhile AND they are so comfortable)

Speedos Mon 04-Mar-13 20:51:32

Proskins leggings - my legs are smoother after just a few days!

freddiefrog Mon 04-Mar-13 20:52:38

I forgot about a pair of biscuity/beige skinnies, £5 in the H&M sale which I've worn quite a bit too

My spending ban is suffering, I keep looking up everyone's lovely purchases.

I must hold firm, I must hold firm, I must hold firm.

I haven't put an end date on mine, perhaps that would make it seem less like torture. At the moment, it's a vague 'when the weather warms up'

Right, end of April too!

freddiefrog Mon 04-Mar-13 20:55:38

Oh, and another one I forgot

£1 for 2 packs cleansing wipes from Primark

Fab for removing make up and makes my face feel lovely afterwards

JumpHerWho Mon 04-Mar-13 22:15:12

Homeaway - it is v close fitting, but size down if you want it tight, I'm an 8/10 and the 8 fits like a glove. Nice long sleeves too. It's more delicate in a good way than it looks on the website, the leather is smooth and really soft.

Such a bargain, go for it!

ScentedNappyHag Mon 04-Mar-13 22:19:45

Either the MUA Love Hearts pale pink nail varnish- the colour is perfect and looks fab with everything, or the bargain blue peplum pencil dress I discovered in the Primark sale- three bloody pounds and it makes my bum look amazing wink

OneLittleLady Mon 04-Mar-13 23:08:33

A black and grey jersey DKNY dress reduced from £185 to £10!!!

libertychick Tue 05-Mar-13 00:00:03

Where did you get a £10 DKNY Onelittlelady?
Another vote here for 7FAM skinnies at TKMaxx and a Pure Collection red cardi at TKMaxx.

baskingseals Tue 05-Mar-13 07:44:30

long cashmere mix grey marl cardigan from French Connection from a second hand rose shop. about £15.

most of my stuff is charity/second hand, and i have got much better at buying decent stuff - i now mostly look for wool or cahsmere, but find it much much easier to find tops or jackets than jeans or skirts.

WillPenn Tue 05-Mar-13 10:14:58

The Versace Collection navy blue pencil skirt I am wearing today. £40 instead of £270 from TK Maxx website and it is a PERFECT fit.

littlepeas Tue 05-Mar-13 10:46:03

Very boring, but indigo legging jeans from Gap. Have really struggled with jeans since having dc (3 sections, so stomach truly effed) and these are perfect!

amyjayde Tue 05-Mar-13 11:15:11

My engagement ring smile didnt buy it myself mind you wink but I love it!!!

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