Find inner peace with weekend deals at Macy's, Dillards, New York and Company, American Apparel, consignment shops
I don't know about you, but I could use some serious shopping this weekend. It's been a looooong two weeks, and nothing can cure my funky blues except a zen-like trip to that most relaxing of institutions, the mall. Either that, or an entire box of Ho-Hos. Who's with me?
Here are a couple of deals to look out for this weekend if you venture into the concrete jungle:
At Macy's through Sunday, wear red and take an extra 20 percent off select regular, sale and clearance stuff, including the home store. Or, take an extra 10 percent off fine jewelry and sale and clearance watches. If you wear or purchase a red dress pin for the American Heart Assocation's Go Red week, you can also get the savings. And all proceeds from the pin sales will go to the Go Red for Women movement. Read more deets on the Go Red Movement from Letitia above.
Dillard's department stores have a storewide clearance of 70 percent off this weekend, new reductions just taken on sportswear, dresses, pjs, jewelry, purses, shoes, jackets and bedding. Plus, take and extra half-off ladies clearance intimates (read: skivvies), just in time for Valentine's Day.
Through Sunday at New York and Company, get a pair of free pants when you buy one at regular price, excluding clearance and leggings. And, take $25 dollars off when you spend $75 or more (promo code 2103 online), and take $60 off when you spend $150 or more (promo code (2104 online). I'm thinking this is where I might focus my efforts this weekend, given New York and Company has a ton of petite (and tall) pants, and I am a shortie in need of new bottoms.
If you're in Orlando, be aware that American Apparel is offering a sale on underwear, buy two intimates and get the third free, through Feb. 21. They let me know by sending me some sample thongs, which tumbled out onto my desk yesterday when I opened my mail. Nothing like some good, old-fashioned business correspondence!
For local shopping fans, St. Pete consignment shops Designers' Consigner and Designer Exchange are offering 10 percent off Saturday if you wear your Superbowl team colors -- for non-sports fans, that would be blue and white for the Colts and black and gold for the Saints. Winter wear is on markdown at the shops to make way for spring, and the $5 and under racks are filling up.
Good luck. Let's all find our inner peace this weekend.
Deal Diva Stephanie
Photos: Woman finding true happiness through shopping, Times files. Original 7th Avenue pant from New York and Company, $39.95.