"Feeling unique is a habit you shouldn't give up."

- Alberto Fermani

"Anyone can get all dressed up and glamorous, but it is how people dress in their off days that is the most intriguing."

-Alexander Wang


Theory Cambelle leather shorts

As the spring/summer sale season kicks into high gear, I've been forced to scour the racks for good deals. Believe it or not, I hate sale season. Yeah, sometimes I get a fantastic deal. But I also sometimes find items I paid full price for on the sale rack. I make myself feel better by counting how many times I've already worn the piece. Here's a little advice. Before you snap up what you think is a great deal, take a minute to do the following. First, find out if it is returnable even though it is on sale. Most of the big stores (Neimans, Nordstrom, etc) will let you return, regardless. If it is returnable, go ahead and get it so you don't miss out on the size. Then, when you get home (or do it on your phone if you can)check to see if it is a better deal anywhere else. Case in point, these cool leather shorts by Theory, on sale now from $615 originally. (Actually, and this is really annoying, Theory's msrp is $615 so almost every store has it at that but Revolve Clothing actually marked them at $660!) Anyway, the sale price is $429 at Saks, $370 at Revolve, $307 at Bergdorf's, and $215 at Neimans. Wow! Huge difference. Of course, Neimans only had one size 6 left so that can make the difference but, if 6 is your size, you are pretty happy you looked into this. Seems like a lot of work which is why I don't like sale season but, just like you wouldn't buy a car or a stove or even a vacuum without looking around for a good deal, so should you not jump into a big sale clothing purchase without doing some checking. Happy hunting and here's looking forward to next month when Fall starts hitting the stores!

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