When I first moved to San Miguel and someone took me to the Tuesday market, I didn't
"get it"! My friend went every week and had the wardrobe of a "diva". I couldn't imagine digging through piles of used, but clean clothing in order to find a bargain............
Well, times have changed! I'm in there digging through the piles now surrounded by Mexican women and teenagers. We converse and laugh and if someone finds something the other might like we pass it over. It's so much fun...........who knew?
I have my favorite tables. There are the 10 pesos tables, the 20 pesos tables and then the one booth that has the most magnificent clothes and it is all negotiable. I'm talking Albert Nipon, Ralph Lauren, Talbot, Liz Claiborne, Jones of New York. I'm a brand shopper. Can you imagine a beautiful silk blouse from Ann Taylor for 10 pesos? I find them.
So yesterday I went, since I'm going to Colorado for Christmas and I don't even own a jacket, hardly. So, I found a great black jean jacket (50 pesos), a darling coat that reaches just above the knee, black and beige (50 pesos), my favorite, an animal print cashmere sweater (80 pesos), a black wool long skirt, (20 pesos) and a Saks purse (20 pesos). I could hardly carry it all back to the car.
In addition, at the Tuesday market, they have all kinds of food stands, fresh fruits and veggies, live animals (birds, rabbits, turkeys etc) and every part you could ever need for an electrical appliance. It's a veritable feast for the eyes. Maybe next week I'll take photos.............now that I have figured out how to download the @#$#%& photos...........(more on that later)
Just one of the many "pleasures" of Mexico! I must admit I have an inner chuckle when someone compliments me on my "outfit" and I know it cost me 30 pesos...............