So despite claims that “security is their number 1 priority”, it turns out Ready Steady Store‘s security isn’t all that after all.
On Saturday the 12th of October 2013, a group of thieves let themselves into the storage complex in Manchester and helped themselves to the contents of several rooms – mine included. All but two of the shoes and boots previously on this blog were taken – over 230 pairs in total – no doubt to be sold at a fraction of their value from the back of a lorry.
The scum responsible were at least stupid enough to use vehicles that were easily identifiable and even neglected to obscure their identities for the CCTV, so the police are extremely confident of tracking them down.
But where does that leave me?
After some thought, I’ve decided that I’m not going to try to rebuild that collection because a) most of them are no longer available to buy; and b) I’ve decided that a smaller collection that is more focused would be more manageable and just as impressive.