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Deal Divas

Stephanie Hayes, Katie Sanders, Kameel Stanley, & Keyonna Summers

The list: Don't shop without it



ListI don't go the grocery store without a list. So why do I shop that way?

Thanks to this pesky recession thing, I've become a coupon-clipping force of nature. These days, I stalk the low shelves at Publix for the best BOGO deals. And yet, I let myself get distracted by that ombre sweater marked down 50 percent, when I really need trouser jeans. Bad, bad, bad!

Recession Resolution #1054: The Shopping List.

This spring, I will shop more and spend less. I will scour the sale racks for staples. I will upscale on pieces that get the most mileage. Dear Deal Divas, be my proof-readers. Check out my first-ever personal shopping list.


  • Trouser jeans: Seeking a perfect fit in a dark wash with a touch of sheen for night.
  • Khaki A-line or pencil skirt: My six-year-old Banana Republic classic finally bit the dust.
  • Statement pins: My one obsession on the list, the lady-bug pin from Ann Taylor Loft. But each one costs $24, and I can't seem to imagine the look without two. Argh! Am praying for a sale.
  • Camis: Add a cheapo shot of color to my wardrobe at Forever XXI. Yellow trend, done!
  • Flat summer sandals: Last season's wear-everywhere pair is dead. Sob.
  • Red ballet flats: Have mourned the demise of my fav's for six months. Time to move on.

What do you think... is it possible to stick to a plan while shopping? Or is this like the great Diet Coke challenge, a good idea doomed to fail?

~ Deal Diva Letitia

[Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 5:13pm]


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