I’ve been talking to a few friends lately and I’ve decided to do one of these “shopping round up” postings a season. A good chance for me to see what I’m spending my money on and share it with my friends who read this blog.
So, here are the “greatest hits” of my Fall 2007 shopping adventures.
WHAT: Black suede embroidered platform peeptoe wedges / DESIGNER: O by Oscar de la Renta / WHERE: Jeremy’s (SF) / ORIGINAL PRICE: estimated at $285 / SALE PRICE: $35
COMMENTS: I feel like I have to find at least one ridiculously cheap designer piece every season at the Jeremy’s clearance sale. This was it. When you sign up for their mailing list and they send you the notice for the seasonal clearance, drop everything and go.
WHAT: Turquoise full skirt, knee length / DESIGNER: Viola / WHERE: Anthropologie / ORIGINAL PRICE: $88 / SALE PRICE: $10
COMMENTS: I love, love, love Anthropologie. But I never shop the first two-thirds of the store because the stuff is WAY overpriced. I always head to the very back of every Anthro and search through their rotating selection of sale merchandise. On this occasion, I really scored when I found the $10 rack.
WHAT: Black polka dotted peeptoe mini-wedges / DESIGNER: Mossimo / WHERE: Target / PRICE: $25
COMMENTS: These shoes weren’t on sale, but for twenty-five bucks what more of a discount do you need? I can’t believe how ridiculously comfortable these shoes are. They go with just about everything, have that whimsical patent red heel, and I’ve seen the same design in department stores for so much more. Like I needed another reason to go to Target.
WHAT: Eggshell leather handbag with brass chain / DESIGNER: Marc Jacobs Resort Collection 2007 / WHERE: Saks Fifth Avenue, Las Vegas / ORIGINAL PRICE: $1275 / SALE PRICE: $500
COMMENTS: I know, the bag is five hundred freakin’ dollars, but consider this:
1) I’m a designer handbag whore
2) Real designer handbag bargains of more than 50% off are nearly impossible to score anymore. This one was 65% off (unheard of for a limited edition designer bag)!
3) I was on vacation
4) It’s a timeless bag (not too trendy or kitchy)
5) Have you looked at it??? It’s gorgeous ;-P.