Last night I went to bed early in anticipation of my first car boot sale in ages! My last experience of the boot-sale world was when I was about 18 and I had a pitch to sell all my excess clothing and raise some extra cash before uni. That was about eight years ago!
I've been looking for a Manchester car boot for ages but everything I could find online was either in the middle of nowhere (no car) or had bad reviews. On the recommendation of Gemma from Cheadle Barnardo's (find her at vintagecheadle on Instagram), I decided to make today the day I would visit the weekly Sunday boot-sale at Burnage Rugby Club. The site is not too far from East Didsbury Metrolink stop/East Didsbury train station and just off the Stagecoach number 42 route to Stockport (for any public transport lovers). Here's the website if you want anymore info!
I was genuinely surprised about how busy the site was - all the roads nearby were completely taken over with customer cars but as you can see from the photos, it was a lovely morning weather-wise.
The site is divided into two fields - as far as I could see there was no difference in the types of things people were selling in each. I've got to admit, at first I was a little hesitant...it's a bit of an awkward interaction browsing someone's stuff while they're standing staring at you! I tried to move in a collective of people and stop when they stopped but I managed to shake my boot-sale inhibitions after the first row or two! So, I set myself a £10 limit and here's what I bought:
Brand new boots £1.50 - no visible brand
River Island ankle boots £2
H&M cream top £1
Crazy Topshop leggings £3 (don't know when or where I'm going to wear these!)
Accessorize necklace 50p
Piggy bank £1
Creepy hand ornament £1 (I'm going to put in on my bedside table to house all my everyday jewellery)
Exactly £10 well spent. I was really impressed with the quality of most of the things people were selling and I'll definitely be returning (probably next Sunday). I was quite shocked by the sheer amount of pushy people though - some sharp elbows were out in force!
Does anybody know any other good Manchester car boots? Any tips for me?