Now, I am a true frugalista, meaning I know a good bargain and I take advantage of them regularly!!
However, I also like quality in my clothing, so I try to find deals on nice things.
Lately, Nordstron has become one of my favorite stores. I was there yesterday....impulse shopping!!
A few months ago, I purchased these babies at Nordstrom.
Jessica SimpsonThey look great on, and it's a great shoe for bar-hoping, clubbin, or just a fun night out!
They were approx. $85 on sale. Usually I won't pay that much for a Jessica Simpson shoe, b/c you can get them at Marshalls and on sales at Department stores, like Macy's. However, I really wanted them so...purchased : )
When I was in NY for fashion week, I made a trip to Century 21, which has discounted designer clothing and such.... I saw the same shoe for approx. $68. Wasn't too upset, because by that time I had mine for a couple months.
THEN, the other night I was at a local mall and decided to stop in Charlotte Russe, a store similar to Forever 21 or Wet Seal. I don't usually shop Charlotte Russe because I know 1.) a lot of things don't meet my 'quality' standards & 2) I know that a lot of girls shop there, and the last thing I wanna do is be running around in something everyone has or everyone knows where I got it! Ya dig? No offense to Charlotte Russe shoppers. I did buy some bracelettes from there, and I shop Forever 21, but you get my drift!
Anyway while I was there I saw these...
At FULL PRICE, they are only $14.99 or $29.99 (I can't remember!).
Grrrrr! Makes me mad! I can just see me out and some lil' girl saying "Cute shoes! Did you get them from Charlotte Russe?" My reply would be: "Umm...NO!"
I mean the Charlotte Russe version is OBVIOUSLY not leather, or of the same quality as my Jess. Simp's, but some people can't tell the difference!
LOL, just venting!
This happens all the time i.e. This Steve Madden situation.