Bargain Shopping

I have a love/hate relationship with the Gap Clearance Center, about 20 minutes from my house. Jam-packed with damaged and returned goods from Banana Republic, Gap and Old Navy, you can find some real treasures at this place but you have to dig. And often, you don’t discover why the item was damaged until you’re home—and they don’t accept returns.


On a recent trip I found this cute onesie for Sophie—it only cost $1.99. The small, red stain on it (I’m guessing lipstick) easily came out in the wash.


I also found this pair of pants I wanted to buy at Baby Gap but deemed too expensive. I carefully searched for rips, tears and stains. Delighted at finding nothing I bought it for a mere $.49. Once home, I showed Andy my find. He burst out laughing. Clearly I didn’t notice one leg was considerably shorter than the other (hence the low price).

“A bargain is something you can’t use at a price you can’t resist.” —Franklin P. Jones