After a long month of holiday retail nightmares at work, I thought January would be a slow month at the store. For those who don’t know me, I work at an amazing boutique in Port Washington, NY that is an awesome mix of SOHO/LA comes to LI. Since opening in our new location in September, we’ve been thankfully flooded with customers. January for most retail locations is extremely slow and filled with mostly returns, but we’ve been just as busy as ever.
I finally got a day off yesterday! Haven’t had one in a couple weeks (aside from the occasional trip to visit my boyfriend at Lehigh). So naturally, I did a huge shopping day to relax.
The problem with January is that it’s between seasons at most stores. Most winter sales are over, and spring previews really are just an excuse for delaying new items until February when people begin buying again. I hate January shopping, but I desperately need new running sneakers, and refuse to pay full price for sneakers when I hate working out.
Long story short– I didn’t buy sneakers today. I mean, can anyone make a pair that wont make me look like a goon? I disapprove of every sneaker on the discounted market right now. I’ll stick with my hand me downs for now. What I did find we’re some great bargains at Marshall’s that I thought I’d share because someone should really take advantage of them!
To start: the Marshall’s in my area has really nailed their target market (me) because I was loving everything there today despite it being January. I was able to snag two adorable gingham button down shirts by Ralph Lauren, black and pink for $24.99 each. Love them! Can’t wait to pair them with shorts in the spring!
Another great find I noticed but didn’t purchase: new top designer handbags that I haven’t seen lately. Celine, Prada, Fendi, Kate Spade, Michael Kors, etc have all hit the discount distribution and I couldn’t be happier. My mom was able to buy an awesome MK satchel for me this Christmas for $180!
Today I spotted the Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Natasha Crossbody in off white for $300. Not a deep bargain but this bag as I’ve been told by numerous Nordstrom SA’s, is too big of a seller to ever go on sale. I own this bag in classic black and I absolutely love it. And no I didnt pay full price for mine (duh!) Definitely a great purchase if you’re looking for a fun summer bag.
There is also a bunch of Jeffrey Campbell Tardy’s still available! People obviously haven’t seen my post because six lovely pairs are left unsold and need good homes!
So there are *some* items out in stores now that can fulfill my shopping addiction. But oh boy I can’t wait for spring!