I love a good deal (well, really, who doesn't?)!
Remember those black pants I tried on last week at The Limited? Well I went searching on Ebay this week for either those or one of the pairs from Loft that I liked, hoping to find someone selling a pair they no longer need for cheaper than the $60-90 the stores wanted. Knowing that I won't be wearing a size for too long has me very frugal about buying new clothes. However the cooler weather this week had me worried that I have no pants or jeans that fit me. Anyway, I did find a pair on ebay but the bidding got up to $28 and I stopped.
Well yesterday I was driving through Northville and thought I'd stop at Consignment Clothiers. This is the nicest consignment store I've been to and they win 'Best of Detroit' awards, so I thought it's worth a look. What a sign of the economy - not only me shopping at a consignment store, but the 20 or so other women who were in there yesterday - the place was packed! They were doing 20% off if you paid cash too. A lot of brand names and everything seems to be in great condition. I tried on a bunch of things, but the most exciting - I found THE pair of black pants from The Limited that I was looking for - for $14 (and then minus 20%!). Also got a pair of jeans for $7 and an Ann Taylor black top for $7. How great is that? :)
I think I'm going to go through some of the clothes I have piled to get rid of and take the nicer stuff in to them. And I'll definitely be back there to shop when it's time for another size!