I've been thinking about this post for a long time, so I'm finally getting it out. I've never been much of a bargain shopper. I don't have millions and millions of dollars, but it's really hard for me to shop in department stores like Macy's unless I'm going straight to the Lush Cosmetics section. Here's why: time after time I find something I like only to discover that my size is sold out. I look all over the store for someone to help me locate the item in another store only to discover that no one is working in the section where I've located the item I want to purchase. That's it, I leave the store in frustration. I'm working on my patience, I promise.
And, speaking of patience, when new arrivals appear on the J. Crew website, I squeal in delight when I see a smashing new pencil skirt appear. Consider, for example, the No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Raj Paisley seen below:
I knew that I had to have this beautiful skirt when the lovely ajc previewed it on her wonderful blog, A JC Shopping Habit. So, I had my online personal shopper preorder the skirt. I received this beauty on Wednesday, April 12. About two weeks later, this skirt went on sale. Certainly, it's my fault for pulling the trigger so quickly, although I feel better knowing that I have the skirt. Moreover, I have limited options when it comes to purchasing J. Crew pencil skirts: I can only purchase them online since size 14 pencil skirts aren't offered in stores. I say all of this to say that I wish that I could play the sale game at times, but I risk missing out on items I want. And, to be honest, I'd rather have the item I want than to see the words "sold out."
What's your J. Crew sale watch strategy? Have you perfected the art of figuring out which items will fly off of the shelves versus which items will languish in the sale section? Do tell!
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