I usually don’t shop for groceries in the middle of the week, but I needed some floor wax for my poor hardwood floor so I stopped by a supermarket/shopping mall on my way home from work to get some and they were having this secondhand kimono and yukata sale.
Brand new kimonos and yukatas are very expensive, most of them range from $900 up to $2500 and higher. So I was quite pleased to see you can actually find beautifully crafted secondhand kimonos for about $200 although it’s still pricey for me. Those geta sandals (japanese wooden sandals) were so beautiful I almost got one and $25 for a pair seemed quite reasonable, but I’m not one to give up food for fashion – I still had my floor wax, fresh peaches and so to buy, so the geta sandals stayed put. Peaches are the ultimate taste of summer and spring for me, so I’m enjoying these while I still can, soon it will be all about hot chocolate and butter biscuits.
I didn’t walk out empty-handed, however. There were lots of Japanese kimono clutches to choose from, each fabric more vivid in color and richer in details than the other and for $5 I thought it was quite a steal, so I got this one in reddish-orange and I’m quite happy with it, it is just so precious!