When Grenville and I were on our fall road trip to Maine, we couldn’t miss a trip to Freeport, outlet capital of New England.
Cause we’ve found better deals closer to home and there’s not even an outlet store within driving distance. In fact, the closest mall and “big box” stores are a 90-minute drive.
What we DO have are thrift stores – 3 of them less than 5 miles from our home. One day a week, a couple offer 10% discounts to seniors. HEY, that’s us!
Anyway, WHO needs Freeport when there’s bargains on brand names like these close to home?
These are brands I would never buy at the retail prices charged, even at the outlet stores.
Guess what I paid for ALL this stuff? C’mon venture a number.
(The watch is a knockoff; the “made in China” label is hidden inside the back case. It looks authentic and with a new battery it’s been running fine, just like the Eeyore character watch bought last summer at a thrift store.)
Less than $20, including 5% state sales tax.
The side trip to Freeport was interesting, but we like shopping at home, where the bargains are much better and cost less!
Besides, everything has already been broken in, especially the shoes.