While in California for work and pleasure, I decided to have some fun by checking out Saks Off 5th.
This is where a shopper can find merchandise that did not sell at the regular Saks Fifth Avenue stores, and brought over for her to get to deeply discounted prices.
Or, can she???
I frankly am outraged at the nerve of this retailer fooling their customers into thinking they are getting a deal.
This off-price retailor is carrying brands including Nine West, Jones NY, Ivanka Trump, and Rafaella that have never seen the light of day in a Saks 5th Avenue store.
Give me a break.
As an image consultant and personal shopper, I really and I mean really know labels, prices and deals.
I love a good sale and know when I see one.
I don’t like being manipulated, and don’t want you to get tricked into buying something that is not a deal.
For more tips on outlet shopping, I wrote about where the better deals are a while back in this blog post.
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