Thursday, April 7, 2011

The Haul

I wandered around the mall today with a mission. I was going to have fun and I was going to spend some money. I went IN the stores with an eye for purchasing. However, I wasn't looking to spend purely for spending's sake. Well, maybe a little. I was more interested in finding a good deal that I could go home and feel good about. I am not interested in Buyer's Remorse at this stage of my life.

I almost never go into Claire's or Icing because I know I'll buy something that looks fantastically cute in the lighting of the store, but that looks strange once I get home. HOWEVER, upon walking into the store, I found that they were having a big clearance sale and quite a lot of their clearance was upwards of 75% off. I squealed a little, in my head.

Here is my haul, which I am super proud of, so don't say anything mean about it... Or you can, but just know that you will be making me feel sad for about .0000000238 nano seconds. Then I will go back to gloating over my new stuff.

Plaid Hobo (you can't see in this shot, but there are little shiny threads running through the plaid)
Original price: $26
Marked Down price: $13
Final price paid: $3.19

Butterfly Handbag
Original price: $20
Marked Down price: $10
Final price paid: $2.49

Teal Scarf with Skull print
Original price: $14
Marked Down price: $7
Final price paid: $1.69

Love the skulls!!

Various Wallets
The top two plaid ones were originally $12 and $14 respectively, marked down to $6 and $7. I got each one for $1!
The Pink Butterfly makeup bag/purse was originally $7, marked down to $3.50 and I paid $1!!
The Hardcase with eyelets was originally $16, marked to $8 and I paid $1.99.


Ring
Original price: $12.50
Marked Down price: $6.25
Final price paid: $1.49

Brown Plaid Headband
Original price: $5.50
Marked Down price: $2.75
Final price paid: $1

Cute details! (I used the skull head as my little model because I knew I'd never get the headband back from Aud if I used her.)

Charm Necklace (with crosses! *gasp!*)
Original price: $12.50
Marked Down price: $6.25
Final price paid: $1.19

Hello Kitty Necklace (for Audrey, though I may wear it now and then)
Original price: $12.50
Marked Down price: $6.25
Final price paid: $1.49

Dangley Chain Necklace
Original price: $10.50
Marked Down price: $5.25
Final price paid: $1.19

Fabric Necklace with Beads
Original price: $16.50
Marked Down price: $8.25
Final price paid: $1.99

Cute Plush Fennec Fox that whistles when you squeeze it's tummy
Original price: $7.50
Marked Down price: $3.75
Final price paid: $1

He has a crooked face but he's cute anyway... unless SHE'S cute... either way.

The whole purchase including tax was $24.27!
While I am not a hardcore bargain shopper and some would feel that I spent too much, I feel good about my level of shopping savvy!
Yay me!
BTW: If any of you are planning on going to the Orem mall anytime soon, stop by Claire's if this is your kind of thing! :)

3 comments:

shydandelion said...

HOLY CRAP! I NEED TO GET DOWN TO THE MALL!!!

Trillium said...

I often wonder how any of those mall stores stay in business. Everybody is buying stuff on the internet these days. So the mall stores have to have huge discounts and sales to attract customers. It also gives you an idea of the "mark-up" on everything they sell. Even at huge discounts, they still make at least a tiny profit.

Rebecca said...

depending on the retail store the marks up are any where from 100% to 500% markup from the wholesale.

cute stuff. I think you need to mail the skull scarf to Aislyn

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