I have certain stores where I love to browse and shop. I sometimes get giddy just by stepping into the store, knowing that a new shopping endeavor awaits me. (Yes, I can get silly like that.) Here’s a list of 5 stores where I enjoy shopping:
- Wegmans: A grocery store that is massive, there is nearly always something for everyone.
- Barnes & Noble: A store full of books. It’s near heaven for the person who loves to read.
- Trader Joe’s: I call this the working woman’s Whole Foods. Probably a bit more expensive than your local grocery store, but the prices remain affordable.
- The Container Store: If I could have another life, I’d be a professional organizer.
- Target: The best organizational store with sleek style and design next to The Container Store.
- Old Navy: Old Navy is affordable for those who are on a budget a few bucks above minimum wage.
- Gap: Gap is where I’d shop if I earned $50,000 a year.
- Lord & Taylor: Don’t be deceived by the fancy decor. The clearance racks are chock full of amazing outfits, and I’ve walked out of that store with several items purchased for under $35 total.
- NY & Company: NY & Company is one of my favorite stores because of their style of clothing, fit, and sizes.
- Ann Taylor LOFT: While the regular Ann Taylor store has proved too pricey for me, the LOFT caters to those who are just below the regular Ann Taylor budget. I love their outfits and can usually find a good deal every time I walk into the store.
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I went to The Container Store in Cherry Hill, NJ after work today. I think my favorite hobby/interest next to reading and writing is organizing. The funny thing is I’m rather messy but organized messy. (Ha!)
Here are some of the purchases I made today (subsidized by a $25 Container Store gift card):
Here’s what I wish I’d gotten:
And if I had more money to blow:
Now the problem is that I’m ready to purchase more!
I also love See Jane Work (exclusively online) pieces because they’re so aesthetically appealing but I balk at the pricing.
Target is also another great place to score affordable home office finds that are well designed. (I’d recommend going to the Home Office section in store rather than browsing online.)
(sigh) I think I’d be pretty happy being paid to organize homes. Just need to address that teensy time management problem now…