Mission: The belts needed to be under 1″ wide & colours were preferable.
After sifting through several bins & racks of men’s and women’s belts, I suspect that Cantabrians are quite conservative when it comes to their leather accessories.
Results: This was actually the second batch of belts I’ve sent Emma. I found them at the Christchurch City Mission Sydenham shop. The first batch came courtesy of the Addington Salvy, but was so excited about my finds that day I forgot to take a picture & tried to post Emma my car keys!
Why I like Emma Makes: I am notoriously hard on my clothes & accessories & Emma’s bags make the grade. While I don’t have an Emma Makes Pixie Bag, I carry one of her shoulder bags everywhere I go. It’s perfect for me & is Baron proof.
@emmamakes FYI, ur shoulder bags can carry:1lunchbox, drink bottle, 4nappies, pack wipes, size 6 shoes, hairbrush, lion, sheep, &little pony
— Heather (@thismumrocksnz) February 18, 2013
If you are interested in quality craftsmanship, vintage fabrics and upcycled accessories, I suggest checking out the Emma Makes shop. The bags are fab, homewares lovely, the stationary edgy & she ships worldwide.
Emma’s also teamed up with Alexandra Mckenzie this month to showcase items from her stationary & homewares range in an Old School/New School giveaway, which you can enter here
I’d love you to share your thrifting strategy or your own experiences with upcycling op shop finds or op shopping for someone else in the comments below. I’m all about sharing the knowledge, but if you’re one of those Op shopping ninjas who thrives on a stealth mission, I get and respect that too!
disclaimer: I’ve been compensated for sending Emma these belts…just not sure what yet (the surprise is in the post)
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