I really hope this isn't indicative of how the rest of the year will be. Because really, I can't afford to shop this much.
One thing about the new year in Japan is 福袋 (fukubukuro - lucky bag) and 初売りセール (hatsuuri sale - first sale). Since I live near an outlet mall now, I was really excited to grab a lucky bag.
Sadly, I didn't get the one I want. And to think I arrived within half an hour of the store opening.
But, I did get two other lucky bags (I really wanted a coat ok?)
|It was like Christmas! But on New Year!|
|It says made in China, but the price tag.... And to think everything|
in that bag was above 10,000yen.
Can my excuse be that sales-staff are really friendly here? And that I really, really like their clothes?
|Lucky bags are often placed outside the store, to|
attract customers. Well, some anyway.
|Megaphones are involved. Many, many megaphones.|
|And banners, don't forget the banners.|
This is a very good lesson for me. I should learn to not spend money in November/December, then buy all my clothes today. The savings today were actually pretty good.
|Of course, there is also the temptation to buy things you don't really|
need because they come in pretty boxes. Don't worry, I resisted this 5000yen temptation!
And after this, I really don't have an excuse to not buy the sewing machine I want/need to use to make clothes and stuff. It just goes to show that I'm a lot more prudent with money that I don't have in my hand.