26 June 2009

Weekly Magazine Fix......Or maybe not!!

I do love my weekly and monthly fix of magazines, my must buys are the monthly Elle and Vogue and I occasionally buy Harpers Bazaar too.

On a weekly basis, I don't always buy a magazine, although if I do, Grazia is my main magazine of choice and sometimes I choose Look instead. I think Look is around £1.50 and Grazia is now £1.95.


So, when I was in Tescos yesterday, I flew over to the magazines and had a quick skim at both, but was undecided whether to have one for the week.

I detoured over to the clothing section as I haven't been in Tescos for ages and fancied a look at what was on offer. This top in a green stripe colourway was reduced from £3.50 to £1.50- a right bargain and was quickly swooped on and bought instead of my magazine for the week!!

Its quite amazing how an item of new clothing can be bought for less than your favourite weekly magazine-I wore it yesterday and will have it longer than what I would have had the magazine, so this was my bargain of the week!!

32 comments:

AsianCajuns said...

I was just thinking the same thing, Sharon! I just bought the American Vogue and Elle last night and realized it cost me close to what my Walmart dress did just last week ($15). If I bought British Vogue ($10) and British Elle (also $10), I could've bought a dress and lunch ;)

WendyB said...

You find bargains even when you're not thrifting! Amazing.

La Mimi said...

Yes, I agree....On more than one occasion I bought clothing that cost less than a magazine. Shocking? YEs! and I too would choose clothes over a mag... Blogs are so much betta anyways!
Have a fab friday!:)

xoxo
Mimi

Sher said...

A very wise choice :)

Have a great weekend!

Fashion_Loving_Stylist said...

I'm with Sher - very wise choice

Solo said...

Good choice! Looking forward on your next post. Have a great weekend..=D

Travel and Living
Jobhuntpinoy

Fashion and more said...

Great bargain, this top is so versatile.
Why spend money on magazines, now that you have the internet?
Have a great weekend.

:o)

Wendy-May said...

buying clothing that is less then a magazine is a lovely feeling! especially when you know that you will wear it alot! x

Cheryl Lynn said...

What a fantastic buy! It's always good when you can partake of such a good bargain and find an item that appeals to you and one that fits!

Thanks for stopping by my blog, hon. You know, I can still see Michael, the little boy, singing "ABC" with his brothers behind him. It's a hard pill to take and I'll be praying for his family.

Have a wonderful day, my dear.

ellie said...

What a great bargain....& there are lot of fun summer items now at bargain prices.

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

You know me--I get my magazine fix at yard sales along with all the other great stuff! I recently bought a whole box o' magazines for $2 (mostly Martha Stewart & Real Simple)--and found there were 50 in the box. All the recipes and decorating etc are timeless so it doesn't matter that they're not the latest issues. This stash should last a while!

Savvy Mode SG said...

am a little of tabloid junkie too, esp when i wait in line at the market.

Couture Carrie said...

You are the bargain queen, SR!

xoxox,
CC

Em x said...

What a bargain!! I used to buy loads of mags but now i hardly every get them, they make me want to buy more things! x

The Seeker said...

My dear you're one of a kind, fantastic. I admire your ability!!!
I just buy the portuguese Vogue and look on internet for more.

xoxo

Siljesfashion said...

Great bargain, Sharon! I always buy to many magazines. Wish you a great weekend!

C.Elizabeth and Natalia said...

Prices of magazines can be quite ridiculous... but they know we'll buy it anyway. I sometime end up regretting it actually, thinking of what I could have bought with that money instead.

C.Elizabeth

Annie Spandex said...

That's a good deal :)

Looking Fab in your forties said...

Amazing!

Sharon Rose said...

Hi everyone-thanks to you all for your lovely comments and have a great weekend too!

ellie said...

Hope you are having a cool weekend. Thanks for the note.

Make Do Style said...

Thanks to you I bouthg both magazines when out food shopping!

yiqin; said...

I know. My magazine addiction has cost me os much in the past :/

Winnie said...

Oh I can definitely relate. The amount of money I spend on magazines is really bad actually. I've cut back on Vogue and Elle (my sister buys the latter so that's ok!) but it's my love for Japanese magazines which is really bad...

Danz said...

Hey Sharon, how are you?
I do love magazines but I haven't bought any new ones in quite a while, the reason being lack of funds (they cost like $20 here).
Cute top and such a great price! Definitely a better investment than the mags.
Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

TheGlamorousEccentric said...

they were doing a shoot for grazia on madison ave yesterday...i was walking by as i shopped but it looked fabulous

the healthy ghost said...

What a bargain!.I´m trying to save, I just buy one or two magazines and then have a look on the net.
xx

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-mags can be pricy, especially if you buy weekly and monthly-check out the websites as suggested, they can be great alternatives!! thanks for all the lovely comments too!

emma said...

i love the trashy weekly gossip mags!

tailorstitch said...

cant live without my look fix

Bonnie said...

I'm in the US but I do love and often buy British Elle. Also sometimes the Tatler! For US mags I like Elle and sometimes Allure or Lucky. the content on these mags' Internet sites just doesn't do it for me and so I find the magazines to be a worthy luxury.Also, the British music mags are the BEST and far superior to anything in the US. Too bad they cost US $10--$15, so I don't buy them that often.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi ladies-thanks for your lovely comments!

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