Try it, we dare you: Bealls, Stein Mart
I once gallivanted recklessly through a Bealls Outlet with my pal, Sara. We were young, stupid and jazzed on Cow Tales.
Bealls was a hilarious place to unleash energy - fullo weird stuff: elastic pants; rain bonnets; suspenders; hand-held Keno. On the floor near the church lady hats, we saw what looked like blood. Somehow, we found this slapstick cheesers riotous pee pants funny.
Since then, Bealls has shaped up quite a bit. It has new life and cooler stock. I pop into the Oldsmar or Gateway stores occasionally. They're bright, clean and full of great finds. Before one impromptu beach trip, I found a Roxy tank top and Unionbay shorts for under $30.
Give it a try. Here are some coupons to use this weekend.
Since you're trying new-old stores, howzabout Stein Mart? Yes, it can be a little "ladies league fashion show," but there's some cool stuff, too. I like Stein Mart for last minute housewarming gifts. And if you abhor being subtle and understated, take a look at this:
This is my cousin Mandie, who clearly descends from my gaudy-yet-rocking bloodline. She scored this hat at Stein Mart for a hat-themed party I hosted. All night, we screamed "Stein Mart!" at her. Sure she couldn't hear or see a blessed thing, but she looked FAB-U-LOUS.
Here's a Stein Mart coupon. If you see blood on the floor at ANY store, call authorities.
~ Deal Diva Stephanie