To say that I am a big fan of outlet shopping is perhaps the greatest understatement in the world. I LOVE spending hours in a TJ Maxx, or a Nordstrom Rack, or a Saks Off 5th, rummaging through Juicy velour sweats, slogan tees, and half-priced flip-flops, only to turn up triumphant with a real designer gem.
And I am partial to TJ Maxx, of course, because I was one of the brand’s first-ever “Maxxinistas.” (Which means they flew me to New York for a shopping spree and photo shoot a few years back). But I haven’t had much luck at TJ’s lately, to be honest. Until this past weekend, that is.
Flipping through the dress rack, I found this stunning Valentino Couture dress. It’s covered in flowers — the detail is incredible — and has a built-in bodice (basically a corset) so the fit is perfect. It was $149, you guys! Probably made its way from one of the TJ Runway stores and just landed in my hands. I am truly #blessed by the designer gods.
A similar version (pink and, IMO, less pretty) retailed for $10,000 originally. TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. The long version was $32,500 (currently $9,750 on The Outnet).
A good find, indeed.