Recent articles, posted on websites like CNNMoney.com and stores.org, seem to reach one conclusion: luxury and premium spending is increasing by leaps and bounds while low income families are still scraping by with the bare necessities.
Reports of increased consumer spending at any point can lend us glimmers of hope yet unemployment and low income levels are still unsettling.
So where do the rest of us, the in-the-middle, the ‘frugal fashionistas’, stand?
In the checkout lines at Concord Mills, I suppose!
A weekend–April 8-10, 2011–has been dedicated to Concord Mills’ first-ever Spring Super Sale.
Apparently this is going to be a cousin to Black Friday and would be called something cheesy like Green Weekend (if I had a say).
Participating retailer details are still vague. I can tell you that participating stores include Nine West, Papaya (cutest clothes!) and Reeds Jewelers. Many stores will be offering an additional 25-40% off, and Super Sale signs will peer from the windows of the stores offering Super Spring Sale deep-er-est discounts.
Visit the Concord Mills website for more details.
In related Concord Mills updates:
Robert Wayne Footwear (they have their own line of upscale men’s dress shoes) just opened in Suite #604Mid-April will bring a DKNY Company Store (Yesssss!!!) to Neighborhood 3 across from Coach Factory Store. If they are not media shy (like the nice folks @ Michael Kors), I will share details with you about the store opening and what to expect from the factory store of a designer I adore!P.S. from Aéropostale should also be opening in the mall at some point this spring.
“Concord Mills shoppers will revel in our growing collection of exclusive retailers offering them the latest fashion at incredible savings.”-Ray Soporowski, General Manager at Concord Mills
Well spoken, Ray.
Forget about overindulgent luxury spending. I happily join (or even lead if I can!) the swarms of fashion savvy, budget conscious shoppers on a mission to find the best for the least.