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When people ask me what I miss most about home, I inevitably say Taco Bell (miss you 7 layer burrito). But what I really miss are the Value Villages North of the 401. The gems that haven’t been ransacked by the youths of tomorrow. I found these pants at the Steeles Avenue West VV, for $7. A steal on Steeles! My top is from Ports 1961 (from Goodwill).
In London, there aren’t large second-hand Value Village type establishments, but rather boutique type ‘charity shops’. I’ve found that many natives frown upon shopping at charity shops, but ask me if I care! Nope!
My brand-new never-worn Zara shoes, were £5.00 at the FARA charity shop (money from purchases made go to Romanian orphanages) in my neighbourhood in SW London. My necklace was a gift, and sunglasses are from Accessorize (UK equivalent to Claire’s). Enjoy! NA
Photography by Anna Rake