Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday shopping report

I scored a few bargains this week, but the one I am most proud of is a $39 Calvin Klein contour bra I bought for just $6.57 at Loehmann's. It was on clearance for $14.98, but all clearance items were 50% off. This postcard took an additional 20% off the final sale price.

It was a hot summer, so my swimsuits got a lot of use. And by wearing them and observing the other moms at the park district pools, I realized tankinis are not in fact our friends. Naturally, I own 3. So, inspired by this post from Ain't No Mom Jeans, I bought a new bikini from Athleta.
Five Palms banded halter top, on sale for $29.50

And shortly after my friend Frugalista posted a 20% off coupon code for The Children's Place, I scooped up a halter top, 3 pairs of microfiber tights and a new lunch box for Z for $18.01 (including shipping and tax).

In preparation for the annual fall consignment sales and any outlet shopping my mother-in-law offers to do, I also inventoried Z's fall and winter wardrobe. Thanks to her small stature and my buying some things "to grow into" at Old Navy's end-of-season clearance in February/March, we're in good shape with regard to long sleeve shirts, pants and casual dresses, but she needs sweaters, sweatshirts, socks, a skirt and perhaps a fancier dress.

I didn't buy
Any group coupons or one-day deals. While there are more and more social coupon sites competing with the original (and best) Groupon, I haven't found a deal local enough or tempting enough to purchase since the Marion Street Cheese Market offer at the end of July.