You know I can’t pass up a good bargain.
I think all my small town talk a few weeks back about JCPenney catalog stores got me thinking that I really should hit up our local Penney’s to check out all the fuss since CEO Ron Johnson was ousted last month. After a dismal run in which Johnson attempted to “modernize” the store by cutting out coupons and sales, JCPenney seemed to have a realization. Money talks. And JCPenney lost a lot of it when they hired Johnson and his team.
JCPenney released this apology last week.
I’ve long been a browser at the chain store. In the past, I’ve had lots of luck purchasing dresses for work and the occassional pair of shoes. And of course, as a kid, I looked like every other fourth grader in Penney’s turtlenecks and Arizona jeans.
So last Friday, I found myself at the JCPenney in Stapleton, east of downtown Denver. It’s a stand alone building in a large shopping area. The parking lot was fairly full and when I walked inside the store I was immediately struck by how welcoming it was. Wide aisles, bright walls and clearly marked prices–and sale items–loads and loads of sale items.
I found so much I liked it was ridiculous. I needed a shopping cart in my dressing room. There were so MANY bargains to be had. Most items I purchased were between $10 and $20. Nothing cost over $20.
Polkadot dress (ALYX) – on sale for $20.
Orange quilted dress (Liz Claiborne) – on sale for $20.
White lace t-shirt (a.n.a.) – on sale for $10.
Ombre spring sweater (a.n.a.) – on sale for $12.
Workout tank in hot pink (Xersion) – $10 everyday price.
Apparently the everyday price for these is $8…but since we’re soon out of stocking season, these babies were on sale for $2. Score!
And this is me in the $10 tank on race day. Cute!