I avoided K-Mart for years.
Then I moved to a small town in California where the only shop was K-Mart. We all hated it, but had to shop there or else drive an hour to the nearest Target. This solidified my dread for the place.
So, when I moved to Perth, I was less than thrilled to see the big, red "K". Let's just say I didn't go rushing in the place with excitement. But then something about the advertising caught my interest. They actually sell t-shirts, pillows, and plates for $5? Shoes, jeans, and popcorn makers for $10? Insane. I had to check it out.
The place is okay. Definitely the place to find a fun bargain. Which brings me to my favorite K-Mart story.
First some background...
Hagen and I were at the park for a morning play. I was wearing my usual workout pants and top (just in case I found the time for the gym of course). After about 15 minutes, a couple of "mums" came up with their "bubs". These moms were adorable and dressed so fashionably for the park. I hope they weren't offended by my staring, I was just admiring their fashion sense. I especially liked a belted dress one of them was wearing with leggings, boots, and a little sweater. After squinting to see the pattern on the dress, I noticed they were actually little horses. Definitely from some high end boutique...very cute! I thought to myself, "I really should get dressed in more than workout clothes now and then."
|She looked something like this. (Photo from Shine.Yahoo.com)|
Now for the K-Mart part...
Usually the shops around here close early, but on Thursdays they're open late. I needed a little "breather" from the homestead, so I took an evening off to go shopping. I still had my workout clothes on, so the gym was also a possibility. You can relate, right? Well, somehow I ended up at K-Mart so I hit the clearance rack. I love a bargain, even at K-Mart. You won't believe what I found, but the horse dress. I was dying! Better yet, it was the horse dress for $10, and it included the belt!
Needless to say, I bought the dress. I've worn it a couple of times since, but I haven't sported it at the park... I'm just not there yet. I have other K-Mart stories, like how my Dad found a pair of great shoes for $2 while he was visiting, and my hair dresser had K-Mart sandals that were identical to my very expensive Steve Madden's.
I'm going out on a limb here, and perhaps committing "social suicide" but the truth is, I think K-Mart is kewl, with a capital, big, red K.