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Satisfying your inner drag queen

My god, the DEALS at the Talbots Outlet Store today! It's the only reason I drive to Lynnwood (2617 196th St SW), and right now they're having a BIG sale. I mean, why go to thrift stores when they have TWO FULL RACKS of clothes under $5? Okay, admittedly it's floral/abstract print pants/capris and skirts in orange and green and pink and blue, but I LIKE this stuff and this is the time of the year to be wearing it. (And there are plenty of other color options once you step away from the "under $5" rack.) Talbots actually makes really nice clothes that fit you right (including huge petites and womens sections) and they actually sew the seams correctly, include spare buttons, and USE NATURAL FABRICS. Most of the stuff in the store is linen, cotton, silk, wool, or cashmere - almost no synthetics at all. So while the $5 pants/skirts are a killer deal, I don't feel too badly about doling out $10 for a brand new silk skirt that makes me look like The Shit. Yeah, sure, there's stuff that costs a lot more in there (up near the front of the store), but if you love stuff that is so garish that it's good, you can really clean up here. Just head toward the 50% off racks on the far side of the cash register and you'll be rolling in it. I bought eleven things (plus a scarf and a gift for my nephew), and my prices were $3.50 - $17.

The sale (extra percent off) goes through Tuesday. Don't miss it!

I am going to be the brightest thing in my entire company when I start wearing this stuff to work. I can't wait to get those marble patterned pink pants on. Drag queens will cry when they see me. ALL HAIL AUNTIE MAME!


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Jun. 4th, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
Oh I'm so jealous! I need to go shopping dammit!
Jun. 4th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
At those prices, you can CLEAN UP! They have great clothes for the office.
Jun. 4th, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
so awesome!

i suppose you aren't planning on going back there anytime soon.. i need new "office clothes" on the cheap since i'm thinking about going back to a temp agency next week.
Jun. 4th, 2006 01:18 am (UTC)
Nope, the drive makes me crazy. I only do it about twice a year.
Jun. 4th, 2006 01:40 am (UTC)
Talbots confuses me because their Special Occasion section is full of things I might wear to work. Which is just not very special.

I do like this dress, though. In obnoxious slime-green, of course. :) But to pricey for me.
Jun. 4th, 2006 08:26 am (UTC)
Oh, and they had what I thought were some Nice Boots, but only in a very few sizes (so heartbreaking!).
Jun. 4th, 2006 01:56 am (UTC)
Bah. You can go to Lynnwood to go shopping, but stopping to visit us is just too far away?
Jun. 4th, 2006 02:57 am (UTC)
Like I said above, I only do it once or twice a year because the drive makes me crazy. Generally speaking, the furthest north we go is The Crest, and we rarely even go to Ballard more than every two months.

Of course, we haven't exactly received a proper invitation to visit yet.
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Jun. 4th, 2006 06:08 am (UTC)
They had a lot of black formal dresses of various sorts, and some gorgeous ankle-length fullish heavy silk (charmeuse?) skirts in largish sizes that were worth the trip, but I think a lot of the good black stuff is going to be a bit more. The heavy duty clearance stuff right now is the spring line. But gods, they do have so much silk. Be sure to check the W sizes, I can wear one of their 12s and you can get better variety.
Jun. 4th, 2006 06:49 am (UTC)
That's awesome. Let me know the next time you head that way. I'd love to go with you. I'm always looking for a killer bargain for quality clothing.
Jun. 4th, 2006 08:27 am (UTC)
Unfortunately ...
It probably won't be for several months. This sale only goes 'til Tuesday and I went through the whole store today.

Do you not have a car?
Jun. 4th, 2006 09:01 am (UTC)
Re: Unfortunately ...
Yes, I do. I just thought it'd be more fun to go with someone. :)
Jun. 4th, 2006 06:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Unfortunately ...
Ah, yes. Well, a_muse_d wants to go ... I wonder if you two would get along ...
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