Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Tuesday's Treasure

Style Shout Out to stores like Nordstrom Rack and Loehmann’s for making shopping an adventurous treasure hunt.

7 Jeans & Splendid Tee
When I graduated from college and got my first marketing job, I was so excited to buy a fantastic wardrobe that would match my new fantastic position.  But like a bubble my fashion dreams were burst when I realized how much I would actually be taking home in each paycheck.  In addition to Bloomingdales, I wanted to shop the other 3 B’s as well – Barneys, Bergdorfs, and Bendels but quickly realized while I could afford to do some shopping at the first, the others sadly would have to wait.

One day I complimented a co-worker on her outfit and as she looked around she quietly whispered, “Loehmann’s!”  Of course Loehmann’s, with their high-end designer clothing at deep-discount prices, why didn’t I think of that – after all there was a college degree hanging on my wall.

Fast forward a few years, and a few moves and we are in Dallas.  Sometimes you just have to go where the road takes you.  I was at work and asked a friend where I could find a Loehmann’s.  She looked at me in all seriousness and said, “PF Changs.” 

Long story short she thought I was asking about a delicious dish called Lo Mein as she had never heard of this retail treat called Loehmann’s. 

Now don't get me wrong, I do a lot of my shopping at the mall in stores like Nordstron, Neiman Marcus, andd Saks but my fashion prayers were eventually answered when a Nordstrom Rack and a Saks Off 5th came to town and I found a Neiman Marcus Last Call.  All of their fabulous merchandise at great prices!

Via Spiga Espadrilles
While I know a lot of people that don’t enjoy shopping in stores like this, I look at my expeditions as a treasure hunt.  Over the past few months at Nordstrom Rack I have found some timeless treasures including Splendid Tees & wraps, Seven Jeans, Ray-Ban sunglasses, and the cutest Via Spiga espadrilles. 

So if you can’t find a Loehmann’s, you are sure to find a Nordstrom Rack, a Neiman Marcus Last Call or a Saks Off 5th.

Happy treasure hunting.


  1. Aww.. thank you for loving Loehmann's and sharing the secret treasure hunt with your readers!

    May the shopping goddesses shine upon your hunts.. and allow this 25% off coupon (http://bit.ly/i4YszZ) make your hunting even sweeter!

  2. I am ALL about Loehmanns! I have been in those communal dressing rooms since I was in diapers. I constantly find great finds on designer jeans, designer tops, sweaters, and even cocktail dresses. I actually have a hard time buying full price designer jeans knowing that I can get them half price at stores like Loehmanns and Nordy Rack. Just like you I've got expensive taste on a small budget.

    Thanks for the shout out to my all-time love, Loehmanns--I'm always down for the hunt.

    Hilary Anne

  3. I feel ya - moved to Dallas and miss Loehmann's a lot - LOVE Nordstorm rack and TJMaxx!