The Spread: 3:1 you’ll find the right…Shoe.

February 9, 2010 at 11:07 pm (Shopping)

I’ve often wondered what the connection is between men and gambling. They love it. They live for it. They can’t watch a game without doing it. Throwing down hundreds of dollars on football…horse races…soccer…badminton…who’s going to finish the pound burger at the restaurant…you name it, a man takes a gamble on it. Then it hit me. Gambling to men is like shopping to women. Most men don’t understand the significance behind finding the perfect “first date dress” – the excitement when a woman walks into a store and is immediately hit with the aroma of new shoes, delectable perfumes and the latest fashions. To most women, their “gamble” is trying to hit the super secret summer sale the day it begins. So take a gamble, find the sale and when your man takes his spending money to Vegas to gamble the night away, take yours to Caesar’s Palace and buy yourself a new purse. Jackpot right there!

To all you retail betting women out there; here are some shopping tips to make your dollar get to the next pair of shoes you can’t live without.

Bargain Shop. Don’t be nervous. Don’t be embarrassed. Your pocket-book will thank you and if you do it right your friends won’t know the difference.

Last Chance

If you can brave the crowds and the clutter, you’ll find a pot of gold aka Fendi’s at the other end of the retail rainbow. The ‘Last Chance’ store for Nordstrom is a gem and one people travel to Arizona to experience. Sneak in on a weekday morning and you won’t know where the time went. From designer shoes at shockingly low prices, to designer handbags and clothes, if you know how to search and get your hands dirty, you’ll hit the jackpot.

Visit them here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/last-chance-bargain-shoes-and-apparel-phoenix

Forever 21

Don’t let the number fool you. No, you do not have to be 21 to shop there, but you do have to be trend savvy. Known best for finding the trends that you want, but you may not want to take the gamble on spending the big dollars, why not test it out at a reasonable price. If you love it, well either come back to Forever and get it in every color, or move on to Barney’s next door and buy the same thing at four times the price!

Visit them here: www.forever21.com

For Love 21

For the love, you’ll be missing out if you don’t stop by! As the beautiful little sister of Forever 21, this store is housed completely with…you got it…accessories. Jewelry, sunglasses, scarves, earrings, belts, headbands…the list goes on. Is your ‘First Date Dress’ missing the flare it needs to make him call you for a second date? Run into For Love, pick up some fabulous earrings and the best part is that if you accidentally lose one, you’ve only lost a $4 investment!

Visit them here: http://www.yelp.com/biz/forlove-21-scottsdale

Some other secret gems

TJ Maxx – www.tjmaxx.com

Francesca’s – http://www.francescascollections.com

Steinmart – www.steinmart.com

Target – www.target.com

Happy Shopping!

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