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February 21, 2017

The Thrifty Opportunist

Any good bargain shopper will pop into Thrift stores, Yard & Estate Sales and Flea Markets and the occasional dumpster dive. Not because “used” is always a bargain, it isn’t. But because sometimes you’ll find opportunistic steals.

Some of my best deals ever came from Thrifts.

October 19, 2016

Disappointed

Maybe I shouldn’t be so hopeful. Or maybe it’s this seriously wacko election… or maybe I just thought the current laws in place would protect consumers. But I recently learned, for a fact that many well known Sample Sales sites ask their vendors to over inflate the retail price so the discounts look steeper. What a disappointment!

October 05, 2016

Sale Season Savvy

Filed Under: Zannee's Tips, Fashion, Sales

It’s here. The biggest Sample and Warehouse Sale season of the year. From mid October to December 22, more Sample Sales and Warehouse Sale occur than at any other time of the year. We started getting besieged with information last week.

With the glut of sales happening all at the same time, there is no possible way you’ll be able to go to every sale you want to. But you can prepare to pounce on some outstanding buys at the sales you do attend.

August 30, 2016

Life Lessons in Shopping

Sometimes I wonder, as a parent if any of my shopping expertise is wearing off on my kid.  I stopped buying her clothes about 2 years ago since everything I bought her, she didn’t like or wear. She shops the mall and occasionally the LF outlets.

 

August 24, 2016

Having it All for Less

Many Southern Californian’s are associated in some way with the entertainment industry. Actors, Crew & Craft Services, Writers, Directors, Production Assistants and more live on just about every street. Most hustle for every gig and need to look great, and keep up appearances even when they’re in between jobs.  Stretching your dollar is paramount to stay ahead of the game.

July 26, 2016

Where Does It All Go?

There is always a vast amount of overproduction in the rag trade. Manufacturers make more than they can sell for a variety of practical, economic and marketing reasons.  Why does this happen and where does it all go?

June 21, 2016

The Sanctuary Warehouse Sale

Lately I have been dragging hubby with me to check out new outlets and sales. Not just because I enjoy his company, but because he often has insight into businesses and pricing that I don’t.
His coming along with me also helps stop me from buying.

But this sale I had to shop!

May 02, 2016

Making Old New Again

When I was a kid, Spring was my mom’s favorite time of year. Beyond the beauty of nature and the good weather, she loved to come up with new ways to save.  There were always lots of good sales at the big department stores as well as some great warehouse and sample sales. But as a single, working mom, she had to be inventive, recycling some of our winter clothes to get us through the upcoming Summer months.

April 11, 2016

The Truth About Sample Sales

Sample Sales have changed dramatically over the last 20 years. What used to be a term for a designer showroom sale of samples from the previous season, has turned into a term to describe everything from an overproduction sale to a used closing sale….And everything in between.

March 28, 2016

The Discerning Saturday Sale Shopper

I popped into the Saturday Sale this week. Hadn’t been since last Summer.  It seemed smaller than normal, but it was their first sale of the year…. Perhaps 25 vendors. This can be a hit or miss sale, if you don’t know what you’re looking at.  But when you do, it’s a hit!

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