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STORE CLOSING ALERT: Dillard’s Euclid Outlet Is Almost Gone

In 1374, English Poet  Geoffrey Chaucer  said ”All Good Things Must Come to an End” ……. or so says in 2013. 

Well English Poet, prophesier, oracle…you were right…. turns out the love-hate relationship I’ve developed with the Euclid Dillard’s Outlet is no more.   

Why just seven short months ago I put out the post: "A Black Hole of Bargains: Discounted Designer Duds Will Suck You Into the Euclid Dillard’s Outlet."     And yet today, I find myself stepping inside those dingy doors one last time……mixed emotions running through me….  

Disgust toward the clothing scattered in complete disarray, annoyance toward the unbearable lines…. dressing room lines…. check out lines….patrons with underwear lines….. 


and yet, vein-pulsing excitement as I make my final score on 3 name brand dresses, each 80% off off the already reduced ticket price   …. 



Total Cost $22.17  

Total Happiness Factor… Incredibly High


Pickings are getting slim, but there are still gems to find….  doors are slated to remain open till September 26. 


May you finally rest in peace Euclid Square Mall.

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A Black Hole of Bargains: Discounted Designer Duds Will Suck You Into the Euclid Dillard’s Outlet


Despite living in Cleveland for 6 years, I have just recently learned of the Euclid Dillard’s Outlet.    

Having had the opportunity to visit on four separate occasions, I’m still undecided on if this is the city’s best kept secret or my new biggest curse…. 

Despite year’s of practice scouring clothing racks at discount bargain stores, I was NOT prepared for what awaited me inside….

Up for the challenge? Here’s what you should know: 

  • Occupies space in the now “Dead” Euclid Square Mall 
  • Slightly odd hours… Mostly 11:00 to 7:00 with the exception of Noon to 6:00 Sunday’s…. 
  • Racks, upon racks, upon racks, upon racks…. I’m talking about a store that puts Gabriel Brothers to shame… Plan on eating before entering because you are not leaving for 3 hours
  • Don’t make the drive if you’re looking for a lamp….. The outlet pretty much offers it all (Women’s, Men’s, Children’s, Shoes) but don’t count on accessories or home goods….A few straggling belts and purses and a table or two of leftover pillows and curtains…..
  • Dress lightly and carry a small purse… You’re going to need the energy to carry the many pounds of discounted clothing to and from the dressing room… if they do offer shopping carts I’ve yet had the opportunity to use one… even so, you couldn’t fit them up and down the isles…. 
  • Phenomenal ladies dress section; I’m talking 15 or so racks of cute name brand dresses at a fraction of the price; Antonio Melani, Calvin Klein, Cremieux, Gianni Bini, Jessica Simpson and Kenneth Cole to name a few….  *I scored an amazing $130 Kenneth Cole for $20 
  • Prom Dress Haven… If I could only rewind the clock 15 years….would have been worth the 80 mile drive to scour the rows upon rows of discounted ballgowns and glitter 
  • Terrible Customer Service… With the exception of a few register workers, these staffers epitomize bad customer service…..By far the the rudest dressing room employees I’ve ever encountered…. That being said, I enjoy the spunk and like the challenge..
  • Terrible Dressing Rooms…  As if the unpleasant staffers weren’t enough, plan to occupy yourself because there is going to be a slow-moving line of anxious people….

Best of luck of bargainers…  You’re going to have to work for it, but it can certainly be a fun challenge… 


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Cleveland Mommy Bargain Alert: Massive Westlake Kids Resale This Saturday Oct. 6 from 8 a.m. to Noon

Up until 16 days ago, I had absolutely no business attending a children’s resale event such as the one being held this Saturday Oct. 6 at Westlake High School.  Why the sudden Game Changer…. Sept. 18…

Sept 18, (1984)… A date once memorable due to the birth of my younger brother,

Sept 18, (2012)… A date now memorable due to the birth of my nephew…

Welcome baby Cullen Jamison… 6 lbs 7 Oz. of newborn handsomeness…… 


Though most first time aunties would have hit the retail stores right away, I knew that my Slovak Sister (first time mother to baby Cullen) would be returning the goods in exchange for savings bonds.  (Not saying it’s a bad thing, just saying it’s a known thing.)

Rather than wasting time purchasing items that would later be returned, I did what any good Slovak would do and opted to hit up last weekend’s Bay Village baby resale where $10 snagged me two bags of name brand baby clothes including these amazing buys….




So how can I top the bargains I found last weekend…..Not sure that I can, but with 80 tables awaiting me chances are I’ll come out strong.

Just remember, get up early because the sale ends at noon.  Those looking for the 8:00 a.m. early bird selection will have to pay $5 to enter but those willing to wait until 9:00 will only have to shell out $1. *And don’t forget to bring cloth totes to carry your goodies home!

Hope to see you there fellow bargainers!

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