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There are bargain hunters, and then there are bargain SLAYERS!! I was one on a recent trip to KC a couple weeks ago.
I did some great shopping in drab mode. I’ve gotten used to it. Nobody pays attention to me pawing through the racks, or the garments draped over my arm that I intend to try on.
I went to Macy’s, since that chain is not prevalent in our region and this store if further up north. I think there’s only two in the whole KC area. Anyway, it’s not a big store, and I was searching for a nice jacket to wear when en femme. Right when I walked in, I saw the shiny pants & blouses displayed near the door. There was a table of leggings and pants, and I saw these nice white faux-leather pants, and I spotted a metallic blouse hanging on the wall. I took note to come back if I had time, to grab those. 🙂
I made my way through the store, making mental notes of what I wanted to grab to try on while heading to the jackets and coats. I found a couple coats and tried them on right there, but they were not quite right… and the prices were not where I wanted them to be.
I wandered around the store again, picking up a super-soft fuzzy long-sleeved sweater in the juniors section (ha! – NOT a junior, but the sweater was cute), grabbed those white pleather pants, a pair of brown pleather leggings, that silver top,
The white pants fit alright, had wonderful drape, but were just a bit big. A smaller size would have been more snug, but I think that’s how they are supposed to fit. The brown leggings were not cut well, and the silver top was fun but didn’t fit right. The sweater was perfect, so I bought it. It was only $20 (50% off!)
I went to lunch and noticed a Salvation Army store across the street. I’ve never been to one of those… Goodwill and others, but never Salvation Army. This store was huge! Great selection of some real high-end clothes too. I dug through the entire rack of ladies jackets, which was probably 40 yards long. Holy cow!! I found several jackets that looked nice, but they weren’t quite right.
I browsed through the rest of the ladies wear and headed to the men’s jackets. I found a London Fog jacket in near -mint condition that fit me perfectly AND was actually a ladies coat!!! I couldn’t believe my fortune! Plus, being on the men’s rack meant it was automatically $10 cheaper than all the ladies jackets (all the men’s coats were $10 cheaper)… sexism working in my favor I guess. As I was heading out I stumbled onto a misc. rack of coats and outerwear. Right there was a beautiful leather “Casual Corner” collarless jacket in my size! Double-zipper, a nice detail on the edges, and the leather was in excellent condition. Nice and buttery! I pictured it paired with my leather dress, and decided I had to buy it. It was only $35. The London Fog was $29. Two basically new condition coats for $65 total, but were almost certainly over $400 together when they were new.
THEN I went to Dillards in my town yesterday. It has been converted to a 65%-off clearance store, so they always have great deals. This weekend, through Monday, everything is an ADDITIONAL 50% off!! @trailgirl, you NEED to go hit this sale! I bought grey sweater dress for less than $20, and the snake-print pleather leggings by Commando for $20. They have nice men’s dress shoes, so I went to see what they had in my size. I bought a pair of $250 Ecco dress wingtips for $62.50, a pair of black $150-ish Ecco cap toes for $22.50, and a pair of blue fabric Steve Madden dress shoes for $20. I grabbed the last two 2-packs of undershirts for less than $5 each, and later today I am going back to buy socks. I’ve been spending so much money on ladies shoes, clothes, and lingerie that I have neglected my drab wardrobe, and it was beginning to show.
Overall, I am slaying the bargains these last couple weeks. Now I need to spend money on other people… holidays are coming up. Other than the hip pads I ordered, I’m done buying girl stuff for a while. I have to play with the stuff I got first!
…and by the way, that leather jacket is PERFECT with my leather dress! SOOOOOO classy and hip. Love it.
Be well, ladies!
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