To start my story off correctly, I need to tell you the back story. (Ok, I don’t NEED to, but I want to).
When my husband and I got married, we were in love with Converse All Stars (the shoes) All of our groomsmen wore converse, including the groom. I even had some specially made converse that said “bride”. My husband still wears his converse from the wedding and our Big Boy thinks they are cool shoes.
So the kids and I were strolling around our favorite thrift store like we do WAY too often and I came across some black converse in just my son’s size. They looked just like Dad’s AND they looked BRAND SPANKIN’ NEW! We just HAD to get them! I took a baby wipe to those bad boys, added new shoe laces and BAM! New shoes, just like Dad!
Seriously, they looked brand new and as you can tell from my before and after picture, I was very proud of how good they looked. Although the find was not as impressive as the Diffuser or Carrier, it was still a great deal!
The price listed on the Converse All Stars was $3.99!
The exact pair is listed at converse.com for $30!
Retail Price: $30
What I Paid: $3.99
Total Savings: $26.01
Now that’s a thrifty find!
Yes, I realize that $26 isn’t really THAT much, but (1) I am SOOO not spending $30 on toddler shoes that my son will grow out of in 6 months or less (2) Can you really put a prize on the happiness of a little boy who just wants to match his Daddy and (3) They are Converse! If you love them as much as we do, you understand!
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