I don't like to shop.
I used to, but I haven't cared for it for years now,
except in the case of quilt stores,
I'll go there in a heartbeat!
But normal shopping, no thanks.
So, when I HAVE to shop, I choose places
where I can park my car right outside their doors
and walk in. No parking garages, no giant lots.
No going to malls by myself, especially after
work when it gets dark early.
Today I had to shop.
I've gone years without buying anything for winter
and my work clothes are starting to show it.
I headed off to Washington, MO where there
is a nice strip mall with Kohl's, JoAnne's, etc.
Being early and on Monday, it was almost deserted.
I had not been to Marshall's in decades but since it was there,
I decided to see what they had. I had been looking for a
coffee cup, something pretty, but won't pay $10, or even $ 6.
I found this pretty duo there for $1.50 !
They also had plates and bowls but I don't need those.
I looked the cups up and found regular price was around $12
and even more on some e-bay posts.
I think they are really cute, and the right price!
I did find some nice bargains at Kohl's.
I got three casual cardigan type jackets for
for 50% off. They will last years and
with blue, black and grey, there is a lot I can pair with them.
I have really nice short sleeved shirts from Macy's
that are great and require no ironing.
If I pair them with a jacket or cardigan they work
well all winter long too.
Also, Dress Barn had sales from 30%-70% so I found
three tops on the clearance rack.
I love their sales force. I was greeted,
they asked my name, they assigned a dressing room for me
so I could keep my purchases there, they asked if I needed
any assistance and when I made a decision they took the
garments to the checkout for me.
They THANKED me for shopping with them!
The JoAnne's had a red polka-dot fabric for $ 2.79/yard,
just perfect for the backing of my red and white quilt.
I can't beat the price either.
I have my backing and binding plus the batting
so I'm set to quilt another.
That concluded my shopping for the day.
No jangled nerves, no crowds and some good deals.
I still have a couple more things to get but
I'll take it slow and watch the sales.
What stores do you all like for good bargains?
Do you shop at malls?