I will be the first to tell you that I enjoy shopping or browsing as I prefer to call it. When we were in Spain in October (has it already been a month?!) I browsed and I purchased. I have NEVER had a shopping experience like the one I am going to share with you. Let me give you a little background. We were in Segovia and I glanced in an open door. I saw a handbag unlike any I had ever seen. While my husband rolled his eyes, I went in to examine the bag. He stuck his head in the doorway and laughing said “go ahead and get it”. Well, that decision had been made when I picked up the handbag. I left with the bag feeling quite happy. When I looked at the receipt I noticed they had several stores in Toledo (the store is KOKER). We were headed to Toledo in a few days so I decided to check out one of the stores.
We arrived in Toledo (put this city on your bucket list. It is on my bucket list as a city to live in part-time) which is one of my favorite cities. It is so diverse and rich in culture. Every direction you look will literally take your breath away. O.k, back to the shopping experience. We were walking along and I spotted a KOKER store and went in. I ended up purchasing the reversible puffy coat on the left.
The salesperson told us we MUST visit Legendary Koker. I thought it might be an outlet and was certainly interested in visiting. Let me tell you, it was not an outlet. There are ruins from the 1st century beneath the plexiglass floor. Hubby almost ran past me to view the ruins below our feet. He is never the first one into a store. As we were looking at the ruins, I spotted another reversible coat. Cowl neck, black and white houndstouth on the reverse side. I was smitten and purchased that as well. They are warm and take up absolutely zero space in a bag. I took the cowl neck jacket to Las Vegas last week as conference rooms tend to be chilly. I could have sold that coat to about 15 women.
The photo above shows the coats reversed to houndstooth.
Hubby pointed out they are both blue. I know you appreciate the fact that they are different shades of blue. Just saying. These are coats I will wear forever. I have been donating the farm, so to speak, in preparation for our “getting out of dodge” move and have given away so much clothing, including coats. These 2 (4) coats will be perfect for my new life.
Now on to The Legendary Koker.
I seriously got goose bumps when I read the plaque.
I love the fact that history is incorporated into the store. I’ve never shopped with visible roman ruins from the 1st century that were under my feet. How cool is that?!
If you should be in Toledo, you can find Legendary Koker here:
Legendary Koker- Plaza Amador de los Rios.
This is worth a visit. Even hubby enjoyed the “shopping experience”.
If I don’t post again before Thanksgiving, enjoy the day and give your loved ones a big hug.