PHOENIX - I like to shop but I love to bargain shop.
I must give credit to my mother for this part-time passion. She taught me, by “bargain”, we don’t mean cheap but great quality at a serious markdown.
Recently I needed something to wear for a black-tie event. I was prepared to hesitantly shell out a few hundred dollars on a new evening gown.
Before I did, I decided to pop into one of my favorite stores, Last Chance in Phoenix. While I know most people are familiar with this gem and know this is the place where designer shoes, handbags and clothes get their last chance to find a happy home in a fashionista’s closet, I am not so sure that folks realize this is a killer place to find an amazing full-length dress.
Most times the dresses are discounted from hundreds of dollars down to $49.99. But, the deals get even better than that. I bought a dress for $12.97 that is a beautiful, blue, one –shoulder, satin full-length dress made me the Belle of the Ball….well maybe, I am getting carried away.
There is no debate it was a steal and made me feel like a million bucks. The reason some of the dresses get marked down this low is because there is a slight defect, maybe a water stain or a small tear. This dress had a stain near the bottom but it was nothing a little trip to the dry cleaners couldn’t fix.
The icing on the cake, my shoes were a sparkly gold sequined Betsey Johnson number for only $18.
Like I said, I love a great deal but I love sharing my steals even more.
Also, don’t be in a rush or time crunch. It’s better to constantly search for great deals even if you are not sure where you are going to wear it yet.
Someone once told me, if you buy it, the event will come. Happy bargain shopping everyone! If you find a steal of a deal, drop me a line on twitter.com/brittneyshipp.
Last Chance Bargain Shoes & Apparel is located at 1919 E. Camelback Road in Phoenix. For more information call 602-248-2843.