Wednesday, February 24, 2010

An Epiphany at JCPenny

I have a confession to make: I have been a clothes shopping snob. But what happened today may have changed me forever.

I'm not opposed to buying clothes at Salvation Army or Goodwill. But for some reason I have had a serious objection to buying clothes at JCPenny or Sears. No idea why - I just have.

Enter: my new job. My boss always looks super sharp. I often ask him where he got his shirt/tie/suit/whatever. His answer? Usually JCPenny. Say what?? I would have guessed Nordstroms. Or Brooks Brothers. Or...something not JCPenny.

My husband is starting his career in the financial services industry. He has a few good dress clothes, but can use a few a more. My boss wanted to stop at JCPenny today, and of course I never say no to shopping! What I found AMAZED me.

I got all this for $20.99.

Yep - that's 2 shirts and five ties. For $20.99.

The white shirt was the most expensive purchase of the day at $11.15, down from $42.00. But my husband could really use a new white shirt so there you go. It only gets better from here.

That purple shirt? Not all guys could pull it off, but my husband can! It was only $1.97!

And those ties? $1.30 each, down from $36.00/ea. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT??? What's that? You want to see a close up? My pleasure! :)

Aren't they beautiful? The blue paisley one is my favorite. What's yours?

This is pretty beautiful receipt!

Yes, that's right - "Your Total Savings Today: $237.38"


I have seen the light. :)


  1. Wow, you really cleaned up today! Good job!

  2. Wow! I love the blue paisley tie!

  3. I vote for the blue paisley one too...but I do think he is going to look good in that purple shirt.

  4. The fourth tie down the blue one with green squares, I bought for my son at JC Pennys for $18.00 a couple of months ago. It was a good deal at that price an amazing one for what you paid. Well done!!

  5. Oh wowww that blue paisley tie is awesome!!! And hooray for awesome shopping deals!

  6. You've just inspired me, I really need to go shopping for my hubby now!

    I didn't realize you had a new job, you aren't doing the law thing now? What are you doing instead if you don't mind me asking?

  7. @Linda: I'm working at my law school in the administration - and I love it!

  8. Awesome! I have had my suspicions about JCP but your receipt has confirmed it for me!!! Thanks for sharing this... I love a deal!