Discount shopping is the best – and like most of my fellow budget babes, hunting for deals has been part of my life as long as I can remember shopping at all. In my family, it was garage sales. But I’m not much of a morning person, so in adulthood I switched from strangers’ yards to discount stores to find my best deals. Lucky me, I now have another one to add to my rotation.
Here Today (as in, here today, gone tomorrow) is a chain of discount stores based in the St. Louis area providing shoppers with seriously inexpensive home decor, clothing, grocery items, liquor, and more. The stores stock a combination of types of discounted items – this includes irregulars, closeouts, packaging changes, close-dated grocery items, discontinued products, factory serviced electronics, overstocks… you get the idea – to offer prices lower than you see at most discount stores. For example, I found Steve Madden sandals for under $10 and this floppy hat for $2.99, which is frankly insane. It is the type of discount store for someone looking for a great deal but not interested in only searching for one specific item, sort of like a garage sale but with better hours and air conditioning.
Before visiting the store, I assumed I’d spend most of my provided $100 gift card in the home area of Here Today, as I tend to have better luck with decor than apparel at discount stores; I’m so picky about fabric and fit, but I love the quirky wall decor and accent furniture you find at stores like this. However, I was amazed to find so many accessories I absolutely adored. I actually couldn’t fit them all into one outfit, but never fear – I still tried.
Currently wearing… Tunic, hat, necklace, and shoes c/o Here Today | Earrings, Kendra Scott | Sunglasses, Francesca’s
Aren’t those shoes amazing? I mean, I love all of it, but the shoes have been especially popular. Clogs I can’t walk out of! Score!
So what all did $100 get me? One picture frame, three bags of candy, two pairs of shoes, two hats, one tunic, one piece of shapewear, one necklace, and a case of Fitz’s Root Beer. Impressed? Yeah me too.
As an avid discount shopper, I’m thrilled to have a new place to visit for the best deals! My experience in the store was great and clearly my haul is fabulous. Oh, and Here Today is also moving into my hometown with a Springfield, Illinois, store in the works, so it is obviously destined to be part of my life. No complaints here!
This post is sponsored by Here Today, but as always all opinions are my own.