Although this will not come as a surprise to many but “smart” (a.k.a. discount) shopping in the States can turn a regular gal into a monstrous shopaholic. I was always aware of the great deals one can get at a designer last call store. However, I had no idea how sweet the deals could actually get! Christian Dior sunglasses originally priced at US $365, on sale for US $120 with an additional 65% off (if you’re lazy to do the math the final price is US $42!). I was, and still am, blown away by the fabulous deals. What kills me most is the fact that many ladies still pay full price for designer merchandise. Even though getting that gorgeous paper bag that your full-price purchase comes in, is a great way to show everyone that you can afford expensive things, or at least it makes it looks as if you can afford luxury goodies, the bottom line is: designer houses make a profit even off of your discounted purchase. In my view, purchase a nice thing at a discount without the paper bag and eat for an extra week.
I realize that many women have started shopping ‘smarter‘ in the last couple of years, bottom line is save up during the year and go nuts at last call outlets! Be adorable and smart!
Some of the great deals:
Coach leather purse: Retail US $349; Smart Shopper Paid: US $119.99
Cole Haan Heels: Retail $328; Smart Shopper Paid: US $153
Single Dress Contemporary Dress (100% silk shell and lining): Retail US $261; Smart Shopper Paid: $45