Yesterday was the 4th of July, which is the US Independence Day. Since I couldn’t take any days off before or after, I decided to keep my vacation nearby, in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Of course, it wouldn’t be a vacation for me if there was no shopping involved, and there are always huge sales around holidays :P
I really wanted a white, casual purse for the summertime, and at first I was looking in Michael Kors, but they didn’t have anything I liked :( So I headed to the Coach outlet store, which was super crowded, but they were giving an extra 30% off! And lucky me, I found the perfect purse:
Not sure how many of you shop at outlet stores, but did you know that a lot of the products they sell there were specifically made for outlet stores? And many times, the quality is inferior compared to regular retail stores, because you get what you pay for. The same goes with Coach purses. Almost all of the purses you see in outlet stores were specifically made for the outlets and are never sold in retail. However, if you’re a smart shopper, you can nab a retail Coach purse at a great price. Here’s how:
Just compare the product #. All factory/outlet exclusive purses have product numbers that begin with F. But if the product number doesn’t start with an F, and it comes with a dust protector inside, then you’ve found a retail purse which has been discontinued and made its way to the outlets :)
I also visited H&M, one of my favorite clothing stores. They always have such great styles and at such affordable prices!
I really wanted some brighter bottom pieces, and since I’m too scared to experiment with colorful jeans, I though I’d start with colorful skirts :)
I fell in love with the flower details on this blouse, and it was 50% off! I think I’ll wear this to work tomorrow :]
Seriously, shopping might have been the highlight of my holiday D: Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July!