A recent buying trip to Auckland left me frazzled and overwhelmed. It probably didn't help that I had just driven up from the Mount, was late to meet my friends and then missioned over to New Lynn amongst the sporadic thundery weather whilst trying to plan a costume for that night's 'King St Carnival'... But, alas! We made it in one piece. Just.
Not often (if ever) will I share my hot spots for buying the best of the best, but I wanted to let you in on a little secret, you can count your lucky stars that Save Mart New Lynn UNDER-delivered because the entire experience was enough to make me forget all about launching gran's loose change. (Almost).
Picture this, four slightly tired, hungry and grumpy girls armed with credit cards and optimism whose hopes were dashed upon entry into one of the biggest warehouses I have ever seen. (Perhaps I haven't ventured abroad enough if this was the BIGGEST warehouse I have ever seen but I have to make it sound good, and saying it was an average sized warehouse doesn't have the same affect, nor does this pitiful pic unfortunately, but take my word for it, it was HUGE!!) Give me tiny towns filled with unnamed oppies and hidden St Vincent de Pauls any day...
Needless to say, the excursion lasted a whole nine minutes before two of the four piked and went next door to New Lynn Mall for Sooshi (check it out, the best thing since sliced bread! Seriously! http://www.sooshi.co.nz/) and a further four minutes before the remaining two threw their hands in the air in pure despair and went shopping for tutus and all things stripey (for the aforementioned carnival).
So, thank goodness for gran's loose change after all. Well, for you lot at least. It means we endure all of the anxiety and stress of finding the perfect wee dress or spiffy denim jacket and you simply click your mouse and 'buy now'!! Well..that's the plan anyway.......!!!