Sunday, January 11, 2009

Tibi Outlet Scores

During Christmas on the Coast, I made a stop at the Tibi outlet on St. Simons Island, GA.

If you are ever in that neck of the woods and like some deeply discounted Tibi - get yourself to Redfern Village and my little slice of heaven. Over the years it has gone from a fulfillment office/backroom - to a legitimate little shop. (I can remember trying on clothes in the bathroom before they actually had dressing rooms.)

On a few occasions, I've had the pleasure of running into Tibi designer and founder, Amy Smilovic, who hails from the Golden Isles. Once she even asked where I had gotten my sweater because she loved the oversized buttons. "Umm...H&M." To which she replied, "I'm doing big buttons next season. It's great looking."

I am NOT worthy wearing my $18.99 H& M big button festooned sweater.

Anywhoodle, this is what I picked up on my last trip:

Ragtime Short Sleeve Gem Dress in Black. Retailed for $396 here. Ha!
Scored at the outlet for $104.

Casablanca print skirt. Retailed for $248. Scored at the outlet for less than $50!
They had this print in a dress, but not in my size. Grrr.

I'm headed back at the end of the month with hopes that they will have more shoes in size 7.5.

Stay tuned.


Sweet Soft Southern Thrill said...

Oh wow! I'm jealous! :)

Legallyblondemel said...

Wow, you met the designer?!? Incredible. How fun that she was actually nice.

I have huge unicorn-and-rainbow level feelings towards Tibi, so I am particularly envious of this outlet and your amazing finds there. That jeweled neckline is seriously TDF.

News Readin' Wife said...

I promise - seeing her there back in the day was not uncommon. Her father owns an art gallery in the same shopping plaza. Her mom used to run her fulfillment...not sure is she still does.

Anonymous said...

I love Tibi. That skirt is great.