Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Blissful Thieves...

Interesting heading, I know, but that's what Chad & I felt like after this past Sunday. (Don't worry, we aren't running from the law with smiles on our faces.)We were still in Myrtle Beach & spent most of the day at the Tanger Outlets. For you Texans out there, the Tanger/Prime outlets of San Marcos have probably been on your list of places to stop to spend some quality shopping time once or twice before. The outlets are a beautiful thing. I mean, who doesn't LOVE getting quality things from big name brands for cheaper! Speaking as a true bargain shopper, finding things for cheaper makes me smile from the inside, out!

So, Sunday, Chad & I got to talking and realized we didn't have many winter clothes for this season. We are going to be in New York at some point, and we all know we're probably going to freeze our little tooshies off! So, we figured a couple sweaters, pants, long-sleeved shirts, and winter wear would be a smart investment. Then, off we went to one of our favorite stores...Banana Republic. I will admit, for a bargain shopper, BR usually isn't on the list of stops. Although, any clothing you buy from there, you can guarantee to have it for another 5 years down the road. The quality that they put into their products is very high, hence probably why it's a popular place. It just so happened that Black Friday specials were still going on and everything in the store was 50% off! Yes, that's right...I said 50% off EVERYTHING! What a deal! Needless to say, we tore up the place. Chad got 2 pair of jeans, 2 khakis, 3 long-sleeved shirts, and 2 heavy sweaters. Nothing like stocking up! I found a nice pair of dark dressy jeans, a cute turtleneck, & a unique pink pullover. So cute! $215 later, we were all set! The left of this pic is most of his side:
Then, we headed over to Gap. Another place I love to shop. They were also having a huge sale. I walked out of there with 2 pair of dress pants, 3 sweaters, a tank, a dress, & 3 long sleeve shirts & Chad got another long-sleeve shirt. AWESOME! And for only $110! We felt like we practically robbed the place! Hence, the blissful thieves. This pic is my half:
On top of the already-low prices for the sales, we bought 2 coupon books for $5 each and got to use them in both stores, taking another $60 off or so. MONEY!! Bargain, bargain, bargain!

So, to complete my bragging post, I will finish by gloating over our $325 worth of purchases for quite a few items that really should have cost us (based on the bottom of our receipts), da-da-du-dun...770 dollars!! WE WIN, WE WIN!

We were so happy about how our day went and our new winter wardrobes, that we laid out all of our purchases on our bed to admire when we got home. We shall be warm this winter!


Laura said...

nice steal!

Anonymous said...

thank you! i am SUPER excited to get back up to lubbock, i am ready to go NOW! but apparently james would like to be employed before we move, blah blah whatever. Oh, and I am really jealous of your shopping spree, those are my FAVORITE stores!