Kathleen started it! But I heart a bargain too.:) My question: if you can’t trade for it, WHERE do you get your bargains?
I was raised to love a bargain. My mother is such a smarty pants. I remember that she took us outlet shopping as children. She had three daughters and she wanted them dressed well. When she was a child, she wore cotton dresses in the winter and shoes with cardboard soles. She was determined her children would not do the same. My father also helped. He worked part-time at Sears so he could get an employee discount for us.
Once a year, we were taken to a shoe outlet in Lynchburg, about a forty-five minute drive from where we lived. I remember going there as a middle schooler and being given free reign to choose THREE pairs of shoes. Squee!
Nowadays, I still go for outlet shopping, but I’m very discriminating because although I can pick up some good deals, outlet pricing may not always be that great. Some of my favorite local haunts for bargains are TJ Maxx for purses, bras, occasional deals on adult clothing, baby clothes, and pots and pans, Ross’s for great deals on dresses, Big Lots for patio furniture, and Tuesday Morning for luggage. At Dollar Tree, where everything truly is $1.00 or less, I like to purchase gift bags and greeting cards.
Whenever I visit New York City, I try to make a trip to Century 21. (It’s not a real estate agency.) You have to get your game on for this multi-story retail bonanza which hugely discounts high end designer shoes and designer clothing. It might actually be a good idea to do yoga before you go to this place, but if you can focus, it’s totally worth it.
My very favorite discount store is Nordstrom Rack. Anywhere. Anyway. Anytime, because the closest one to me is an hour and a half away. So, yep, when I was in California the day after my birthday, we had to stop at ‘the Rack”. I scored a couple fab dresses at discount. My husband worked on a homework assignment for his MBA in the rental car while I shopped. But hey, he snagged a few bargains for himself too!:)
We have online options if we can’t find what we want locally. My favorite online bargain stores are Amazon and Ebay. My sister buys her shampoo from Amazon!
So, here’s my question for you: WHERE do you go for bargains?