Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Shopping gods are against me!

Have I angered the shopping gods, or the financial future gods are actually looking out for me. Whichever way you look at it, I had a very disappointing shopping day on Tuesday. I was feeling down and really needed some kind of pick-me-up, preferably in the form of a new dress. And since I still had a couple of days to utilize my Angelitos 20% discount card at South Coast Plaza, I thought it was a sign that I'm supposed to go shopping. I drive all the way down there after work, and go straight to Intermix...nothing. Then Barneys Co-op, J. Crew, Gap, Mango. Ziltch.  I thought, okay, I know I didn't want to spend a lot of money, but I drove all the way here, I can't walk out empty-handed, right?  So, off to Balenciaga and TSE. At Gucci, a couple pairs of shoes attracted my attention, but they didn't have my size. As a last resort, I started going into stores I've never even looked at before. What I got was a giant goose egg. I stayed away from Marni since I had already purchased a pair of pants, sweater and socks there last week.

I left the mall completely empty handed, but with the knowledge that the Miu Miu and Prada stores that were supposed to open last spring are supposedly opening in November. On the way home, I tried to order some Thai food from my favorite delivery place, only to find they are closed on Tuesdays.  What exactly does this all mean?

Fortunately, Neiman Marcus is always looking out for me. They sent me an email yesterday letting me know that I could get $100 off a purchase between Oct 29 and Nov 2. Of course, I have to spend $400 to get the discount.  But, to top it off, I also received in the mail yesterday a reminder of said sales event, with additional incentive to buy in the form of a $50 gift card. I already know exactly what I want to buy, but I have sneaky suspicion that the items will not exist anywhere in the NM inventory in my size. There is something really screwy going on with my shopping karma.

If nothing else, I will wear my new Marni socks tomorrow to soften the potential disappointment.
- alison

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