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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Deals: Consignment and Vintage Clothing

I'll admit it, I love consignment stores. I seem to get the most bang for my buck with children's consignment stores and I feel exhilarated each time I go in and see I have credit. My favorite kid's consignment store in Seattle is Me 'N Moms. It's also close to my house.

Many people feel like it's too complicated to manage. I have a simple system where I keep items that the kids have outgrown in two large bags - spring/summer and fall/winter. It's rare that consignment stores will take clothes for the season that you are in, unless it just began. So right now, consignment stores are buying for fall. Seattle weather is fairly mild so I lump fall/winter together and only a few things get passed back to me to "bring back closer to winter" - thick jackets or gloves. I also call ahead and get the appointment on my calendar so I have time to prepare. It does require some organization (and a bit of storage), but it works! It seems consignment stores all work a bit differently so find the one you like best.

But where I'm really behind is finding clothes for myself! When I lived in San Francisco, these were the only stores I shopped in. So forget the kids this weekend and head out there for yourself! Here are some suggestions for my west coast peeps (now put your hands up) to the best consignment, used & vintage stores for Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Sacramento (wouldn't forget you Sac), Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego. Happy shopping!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Discount: Give and Get is Here! (Gap Corp)

Give and Get is Here!: Enjoy 30% off from August 26-29 at Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy and they will donate 5% of what you spend to a non-profit.

Discount: Kohl's

Need to go back-to-school shopping? Take an extra 15% off all sale, regular-priced or clearance merchandise through 8/28/10 at Kohls.com. Use online code LOWPRICE15.

I find that Kohl's has great prices on the Carter's brand (my go-to brand for the kids) especially for pajamas. These rocket jammies are $9.00 before the discount.

Sale: LL Bean Women's Footwear

I'll be honest, I'm not really an L.L. Bean shopper, but hey, I don't just write this blog for myself. This looks like a pretty decent ladies footwear sale, plus free shipping!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Free: 15 Things You Shouldn't be Paying For

Great article from Yahoo! Finance on 15 things you should be getting for free!

Deals: Today's Groupon is for the Gap!

I was surprised to see that today's daily deal from Groupon is from the Gap. Pay $25 and get $50 worth of sale or regular-priced merchandise from the Gap. In-store only (bummer) but still a great deal. Expires 11/19/10.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Deals: Target & Gilt

Target never disappoints! I'll do another post on Gilt (an invitation-only shopping experience) later, but Target is partnering with Gilt for an exclusive event - launching their designer collaborations with John Derian, Tucker and Mulberry. Check out the details!