While in NY for Christmas, I did a whole lot of shopping. After the Kate Spade planner disappointment, I wasn’t really thinking about getting any new planners, nor was I actively looking, besides occasionally perusing the VdS site and thinking about an A6…
One rainy, cold day, my mother, boyfriend, and I went to NYC. We were wandering downtown from the Natural History Museum when we passed a Housing Works shop. Housing Works, second-hand shops in NYC whose proceeds go to housing and other care for people affected by HIV/AIDS, used to be one of my favorite places to visit when I was younger, so of course I insisted we go in. I wasn’t really looking for anything in particular, so I spent a short while just browsing the clothes and shoes and bags, then a long while helping my boyfriend decide if he wanted a nice Kipling suit bag or not. Just before leaving, we glanced quickly through the housewares section. I was standing by a table, waiting for my mom and boyfriend to finish looking through the plates, when something on the table caught my eye just as we were about to leave – a small planner!
It was pocket size. I picked it up, and lo and behold! A Filofax! And it was only $5! I jumped at the deal and didn’t hesitate in the slightest. I decided I would think of a use for it later.
The planner itself is in really good condition – it either hasn’t been used much or the previous owner took very good care of it. It’s a Denim organizer, which as far as I can tell is a limited edition from 2007. The original care card for the denim is in the pocket, the rings are perfect, the zippers are great, and there were even a few inserts included, including the plastic ruler and pouch.
My favorite insert is an unfinished New Year’s Resolutions to-do list…I’ve even left it in the planner as I’m currently using it, because I like it so much! This is the type of planner I never would have bought for myself at full price, because I’ve never been attracted to denim planners. All that’s changed now that I’ve had it in my hands – this thing is beautiful!
So of course, the question was, what was I going to use the planner for? Fortunately, the opportunity presented itself. My boyfriend and I got engaged over Christmas, and are planning an early 2018 wedding. So, my new pocket planner has been converted into a wedding planner…post soon to come!
Until then, organizedly yours,
6 thoughts on “An Amazing Filofax Find”
I love how these Filofax finds pop up unexpectedly and I am sure it is now in good hands. Good luck with the wedding plans.
Thanks! And yes, I’ve seen lots of this type of find on Facebook or other blogs, but since I don’t go to second hand shops very often and currently live in Spain where Filofax isn’t that big, I never expected I would find one! 😉
I got my red mini denim in late fall 2005. It’s a cute line! Great find.
I’ve seen some of the red ones online, they’re really neat!
Eu tenho um desses e amo! Bom uso!