Sunday, August 27, 2006
winners & losers
I have to admit, I've never really been a big fan of winners. (the Canadian discount store)
I've never been able to figure out what the big hoopla is all about.
I know, I know..This will probably make me pretty unpopular.
There seems to be a lot of die hard Winners fans out there.
But I just don't get it.
The buzzing florescent lights.
The over-crowded racks of what seems to me like a bunch of crap that regular retail stores don't want to carry.
The prices never really seem THAT great to me.
People are darn right aggressive too.
"umm, excuse me..."
"hands off! I saw that pilling polyester sweater first!!"
geez, I just wanted to get by...
But I do have several friends that always seem to come out as winners at Winners.
Me "Oooh, great top. Very cute."
Friend " Thanks...Marc Jacobs, regular $250. But I got it for $19.99...at Winners..." said with smug satisfaction.
This never seems to happen to me.
I inevitably leave the store feeling overwhelmed and annoyed.
I know, you have to be patient and go often and have a good eye for a good bargain.
But patience really isn't one of my strong suits.
I would much rather pay more, and leisurely browse through rows of neatly, thoughtfully merchandized clothing.
A little customer service is greatly appreciated too.
You won't find that at winners.
It's every man err...woman..for themselves.
But there is definitely one big fan of winners in our household.
Lulu looooves the place.
She was in heaven there the other day.
She was trying on hats, purses, scarves, socks, you name it.
She was totally diggin' the toy section too.
She scored a cute pair of suede Mary janes regular $45.00 for $14.99,
a fabulous metallic pink purse for $3.99 and a My Pretty Pony for $9.99!
I could have been imagining this, but when I put her back in her stroller and we left with all her winners loot,
I swear she looked up at me with an expression of smug satisfaction.....