Thursday, May 7, 2009

Magic Words: Discount Designer Duds

Say it with me. Discount Designer.

Oh, do you see the skyrockets...similar to when Bobby Brady was kissed by Millicent on the Brady Bunch...

That's how I feel about

Hefty price tags abound. Make no mistake. But there are some really good deals in the mix.

Anna Sui Beaded Chevron Dress - Retail: $375 Outnet: $178.50

Kenneth Jay Lane Swarovski Crystal Cuff - Retail: $150 Outnet: $60

Tibi Velodromo Shift Dress - Retail: $355 Outnet: $177.50

Registered members can also opt-in for their 24 hour pop-up sales. The next one is a Bottega Veneta shoulder bag starting on May 29 at 11:00 am EDT.

Don't get me wrong - there is plenty of room in life's shopping cart for Tarjay and Forever21. These days, we (yes, LBM the dread pronoun) find ourselves thinking twice before swiping the card - no matter what the purchase.

So instead of buying the cheapy stuff that will be ditched after one season, shouldn't we invest in quality clothing, accessories and shoes. Sadly - I think my closet is worth more than my 401K these days. With me?

At least that's what I claim to Mr. News Readin' when boxes and bags appear and marriage math - rounding total of all purchases down - is quickly applied.

Stay tuned. More at 11.

Edited to add: My bestie informed me that this came off a bit errr...out of touch. Lord knows there is plenty of Old Navy in this closet. And I am not afraid of a consignment shop. Bottom line - I'd rather have two really wonderful cashmere sweaters that I wear to shreds - than 10 that won't last me three seasons. Discount websites help the cause.


GrannySmithGreen said...

$60 for that cuff? I've got to go check that out! Although, I'd really rather hold out for the real deal, but I'd have to add several zeros to that amount--boo!
Have a great week News Readin'!

Stereos and Souffles said...

I agree with the investment part, thankfully I have a Saks Outlet 20 minutes away.

thepreppyprincess said...

Investment clothing is the only way to go if at all possible Miss News' Reading, with the caveat it simply isn't possible for some folks.

One of our credos is "Less is more," and we would rather have far fewer pieces of apparel that will last longer, fit better, be better made than the so-called 'fast-fashion' popular now.

BTW, you are tagged in today's post!

Toad said...

Do you know from Rue la La? May be up your alley.

My son in laws bd is next week, so Mrs. T texts my dayghter what would he like. A gift card to Ann Taylor. Who knew?

Legallyblondemel said...

However have I not heard of this site before? I will forgive you the Dread Pronoun usage in light of this critical information.

Like TPP stated so well, I too am a believer in investment wear, with the caveat that many just can't swing it. I am trying to buy less but better, especially in These Difficult Times.