Robin Phelps writes:
Some people are concert pianists. Others write epic dramas. Me? I’m a genius shopper. I can hunt down deals like a beagle sniffs out prey! (Note from Jolie: I confirm this. Robin’s deal IQ is Mensa-level.) When it came time to find a high-quality, low-price new purse for spring/summer, however, this gal was struggling.
I can usually find an “under $100″ bag that looks more expensive, no problem. Perhaps my taste is getting a bit more refined as I’m older, because I now find myself spending extra dough for higher quality. I concluded that I would likely splurge on a Marc Jacobs soon.
But last week, Nine West came to my budget’s rescue with a 30% off sale and super cute summer purses!
I walked in, hoping (but not expecting) that there would be something to quench my purse-thirst, and BAM! There were about 4 or 5 adorable, drool-worthy purses at just the right price. I narrowed it down to a more reasonable 2, for only $80 total. That’s right, this thrifty gal managed to snag 2 bags for less than 1/2 of what I would have paid for that MJ bag (after researching online for the lowest price possible, of course!)
The black bag is very sailor-chic with the straw pocket detailing and black canvas with white stitching. It was originally $79 but I got it for $40 after all sale prices. The other bag is navy canvas with beading galore–and is this wannabe-hippie-girl’s dream! The original price was $69, but I scored it for $35.
Now that I have the summer purses, my next mission is SWIMSUITS! Lord help me…