Chick Stuff - Score!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

So my Smart Man and I went to the Outlet Mall yesterday to do a little shopping. All he wanted was a new pair of Columbia boots and some socks from the Columbia store, but I had other plans.

::Rubs hands together gleefully::

First stop was the Coach store, where I picked up the brown bag above. I love Coach. I love bags. I love Coach bags - on sale! This one was on the "Take an Additional 40% Off at Register" rack.

After dinking around for a bit longer, I finally got a chance to repair my impaired religiosity with a spiritual experience at Cole Haan's. I love that store. Like Mason in Der Waffle House, I could live there. Luckily they had a nice bench where my Smart Man could wait comfortably while I wondered around like a drooling idiot.

They didn't have the boots or bag I found on the Cole Haan website, but since it's an Outlet store, I wasn't surprised. Instead I headed for the back of the store, where the "40% off last marked price" and "50% off last marked price" racks were available.

The shoes I found on the 50% rack. The black bag was 50% off list at the front of the store.

Overall, I paid 38 cents on the list price dollar for these three items.

SCORE!

Once we were done, I bought my Smart Man a Philly Cheese Steak, for being such a patient guy while I was shopping.

And the best part? I stayed within my budget.

Now I just have to decide how long to use the Cole Haan bag before I switch to the Coach.

Decisions, decisions...

15 comments:

Becca said...

If only I could wear heels, those are sweet! And two handbags! I hearby pass you the flame of shopping diva! You rock!

Nathan said...

You and your shoe-porn. Its getting so its not safe to show up here.

Michelle K said...

Nathan,

Don't look at me. I own one purse, and carry it only when attending weddings and funerals, when forced to wear clothing without pockets.

vince said...

Don't look at me. I don't own ANY purses, and the one pair of dress shows I own I only wear in the summer to events where all other options have been forbidden to me - usually by a female-type person.

I don't get it. Shoes (boots, etc.) need to be comfortable and perform as designed. Looks, brand, etc. just doesn't matter.

And bags or purses? That's why backpacks and shoulder briefcases were made.

But I DO understand the joy of getting what you're looking for at a great price. So good for you.

vince said...

Uh, that would be "dress shoes."

Michelle K said...

Vince,

No one may have mentioned this, but women's clothing tends towards having NO POCKETS. Which means if we HAVE to dress up (y'know, funerals, weddings, places where you're supposed to look nice) you have to have somewhere to put your wallet, car key, tube of lip balm, and cell phone.

That means a purse.

I'm pretty sure that women's clothing is designed by people who don't actually, you know, like women.

Janiece Murphy said...

Nathan, I intended the "Chick Stuff" moniker to indicate entries that are NSFMM - Not Safe For Manly Men. When you see it in the future, just move along - nothing to see here.

And I LOVE bags. LOVE. THEM. I tried not carrying a purse for a while, and it drove me insane. I just gotta have one. And it MUST be leather.

MWT said...

Wasn't there supposed to be a picture of a manly cow or something?

vince said...

Michelle, I must admit that what investigation I have done concerning womens clothing has had little focus on whether or not they have pockets. And I learned long ago if a girlfriend, female relative, etc. wished clothing for a birthday or Christmas, to either give them money or a gift certificate, or take them shopping and let them pick what they wanted in the size they wanted.

I assume by women's clothing for dress-up you mean dresses and dressy slacks and such. I can see why dresses wouldn't have pockets, but dressy slacks?

No wonder most of the women of my acquaintance wear jeans, sweats, etc. where at all possible.

Clothes designer evildoers.

By the way, I think men's dress-up clothing, while it does have pockets, completely fails the comfort test. Is one of the reasons I work for me.

Janiece, it may not be safe for manly men, but how else can us manly men learn about "what women think" and "how to be more sensitive?"

::runs quickly, keeping low::

Janiece Murphy said...

MWT, I admit I was slacking today. I'm running out of ideas for the manly distractions.

Vince, please refrain from compromising my blog with such blasphemous talk.

When a woman wants you to know what she thinks, she'll tell you. And if she wants you to be more sensitive, she'll beat it into you with a stick, uaually with comments such as, "why do you have to be such a whiney-butt?"

camsavwin said...

To all Manly Men: We (Hot Chicks) look better in outfits with no pockets.

We look better tagging along with *smart* men with pockets.

We look even better with coordinated boots and bags, attending *smart* men with pockets.

We look best with sexy leather bags and coordinated boots, still stuffing our crap in *your* pockets.

Feel us?

In case you didn't catch it: the bags are pretty.

(Didn't mean to weigh in on your thing, Janiece, but I was inspired.)

Janiece Murphy said...

Rock on, sister.

Michelle K said...

I assume by women's clothing for dress-up you mean dresses and dressy slacks and such. I can see why dresses wouldn't have pockets, but dressy slacks?

Vince, many *regular* women's pants don't have pockets. Or else they have these little vestige pockets into which you can put approximately half a finger.

The story designers tell is that they don't want to ruin the lines of a woman's figure with the bulges of things in pockets.

As I don't particularly want people staring at my rear end (or anywhere else for that matter), I'd just as soon have pockets.

The Mechanicky Gal said...

Janiece - NEW OUTLETS IN SAN DIEGO.
That is all.

Anne C. said...

Love the shoes, Janiece. Sounds like you had a majorly successful shopping trip! Yay!