Don't rush to Dillard's at U-Mall
Ever since learning that the Dillard's at University Mall in Tampa was converting to a clearance center, I had been wanting to check it out.
I finally got a chance this week. The verdict? I browsed, hunted, rummaged...and left empty-handed.
The shoe department was picked over and sad. The scene in the purses and accessories department was even more desolate. Though the lyrics of Michael Bolton's "Steel Bars" pumping over the speakers drove me crazy, they also somehow felt appropriate.
On the brighter side, the inventory overflowed in intimate apparel and clothing. Everything is 75 percent off (no returns allowed), but you definitely have to work to find the gems. I spotted a cute Maggy London holiday dress marked down to $40 from $160, but only in size 10. I loved a Nine West dress, but again, it wasn't in my size.
All in all, the options right now are a mixed, and somewhat bare, bag. If you are in the area and in the mood to hunt, go ahead and stop by. But I wouldn't make a special trip.
~ Deal Diva Colleen