I looked out the window Tuesday morning – on my second full day in NYC this trip – and it was raining. Ewwww, I thought. Who wants to do sightseeing in this weather? But I didn’t want to miss out on seeing anything. So, after an extra long session in the (indoor) workout room in the hotel, I hit the streets, drizzle and all.
What I saw were lots of umbrellas and covered jackets – and these super-cute galoshes that all the women seemed to be wearing. They were all different designs and colors, and they looked so fun! I ducked into a store and there they were. “$20 for the boots,” said the saleslady. I wanted a pair – pondered the usefulness of them in Charlotte and the ability to get them on the plane, and decided to think about it.
Went into another store where they were marked $30. And another at $35. $25, $29 … I was starting to consider going back to the first store, when I decided to shop at Filene’s Basement. Erin had told me this store was great – and she wasn’t kidding!
In addition to my Levis for $20 and my Sevens for $40, I saw the galoshes again. These were marked $16 — and they were 50 percent off! What a steal. They had one pair of my favorites in my size, so I snatched them up and headed back out into the rain, this time, in a New Yorker’s shoes.