Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Stimulus Shopping Spree

Well we all know the our economy is in a recession and every one is hurting from the little guy to the big corporations. Every where you look some store is going out of business or having stimulus sales. We love shopping and what better time to take advantage, than a recession. Not only can you find some great & incredible deals, but helping the economy as well. This past month I have been fortunate to take some trips and do some shopping. I was truly amazed at some deals I was able to get. I love fashion, but hate paying those high retail prices. I often scope out the outlets and sometimes get lucky and score.

Here are some of my most recent incredible finds. I was in San Diego this past Easter weekend and couldn't help my self by stopping at the Carlsbad Premium Outlets. Checking out all my usual stores, Coach, Dooney & Burke, Kenneth Cole. I didn't find any great deals there, feeling a bit disappointed I stopped in at Calvin Klein. Calvin Klein is not usually one of my stores, not that I don't like the styles, but they don't seem to be very chunky friendly. I was surprised to find out they were having a mega 70% off sale. I was able to get the above bag for less than $25.00, wow! I like the style and the material, which is classic and will go well with all my fall/winter outfits.
I have a weakness for all things Betsey Johnson, every since her new lower prices line Betseyville came out I have been obsessed. I have been a fan of Betsey Johnson ever since high school, which was a long time ago. Back then I couldn't afford any of her clothing or accessories, now I have a bit more money and am able to indulge a bit. I still don't want to pay retail, so when I find a Betseyville bag on sale I snatch it up and don't think twice. This cute little Betsey satchel, which retails for around $80, was a steal at the Nordstrom Rack. I love the Rack and when ever I am visiting a new city I look up to see if they have a Nordstrom Rack store. The Betseyville Satchel was on the clearance table with additional 35% off. Could not pass it up and leave it behind on the sad clearance table.
My last and probably greatest find, has to be the small Coach Signature Hobo. The Coach Signature bag is probably the most popular you will see every one carrying. Its so popular that even the knock off look so so real. Having said that I do not approve or condone of fakes. Hence why this is a real deal, while in Las Vegas last month I stopped off at every outlet from LA to LV. I was shocked to see the Coach Outlet was having an extra 50% sale. Usually your able to find a number of Coach bags at a discount from the retail stores, which is a good deal in it self. When I came across this little hobo bag I was not to excited about the style, until I saw the price. It was already reduced from the retail price for the outlet plus an extra 50% off. In the end I was able to snag this everyday basic for $50.....yes $50 for a Coach bag that retails for $198. As you can see I could not pass up this deal, if I decide not to keep it for my self a lucky girlfriend/sister will be getting a very nice, real Coach bag for Christmas. The lesson of the day is check out every store, look at every clearance rack or table and don't forget a stores loss is your gain. Every one can have wonderful designer handbags with out paying those ridiculous retail prices. We are in a recession after all!!


  1. OMG where in the world did you find this coach purse for $50?! The cheapest I got mine for are around $80! Share the details of this fabulous coach store please! :)


  2. Coach Outlet at Las Vegas, Stateline. I was at another Coach outlet in Carlsbad and they also had the 50% off sale on lots of good bags. Didn't see as cheap as $50 but still a good deal.

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