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Who Needs Reasons When You’ve Got Heroin?

People often talk about the high that comes from shopping, especially finding something amazing on sale. If shopping is a high, then I shall spend the rest of my life chasing the dragon of the Stel’s bag sale. A friend casually mentioned to me that Stel’s, a boutique with a great mix of edgy and refined clothes from very cool labels, was having a sale. You purchase a paper shopping bag for $25, $50, or $75 (depending on the size) and you fill it with sale items.

Holy hell, right?

I got there about 15 minutes after the store opened and was greeted by just a few other hardcore bargain shoppers. I tried on a ton of stuff, including high-waisted Alexander Wang pants, Opening Ceremony pleated wool trousers, and Surface to Air dresses. For every 3 things I tried on, 2 of them went back on the racks. But don’t feel bad for me, I managed to stuff a bag with some amazing finds. Now here’s where the bragging rights come in: Had I purchased everything at full price, I would’ve paid probably $1500, $1600 total. What did I pay? $50. freaking. dollars. Yeah, I’m dusting my shoulders off right now (shopping pimp)! Here’s a teaser of a few of the items I got…


Picture1 188Surface to Air grey blazer


Picture1 189Gary Graham silk skirt


Picture1 191Opening Ceremony linen shirt. Great for work.


Once the weather gets a little better, I’ll start wearing some of my fun new finds!

{ 9 comments… add one }

  • Alex Hubbard August 16, 2011, 3:11 pm

    I can’t contain my anger/excitement. Anger that I didn’t know about this, excitement about seeing what you got! Gah. Lucky duck.

  • Michele Moore August 16, 2011, 3:15 pm

    I’m with Alex, but I’m bitter that I missed the sale! Oh well, next time! P.S. GREAT finds!

  • lei ann August 16, 2011, 7:58 pm

    know how much i wanted to kick my own ass? it wasn’t cos i missed stel’s awesome bag sale…it was because i was at LF across the street on.that.same.day! i had to have been totally besotted over getting my beloved cosmic litas for only $70 that i totally forgot about stel’s. stupid, stupid, stupid! at least you got some great stuff!

  • scorpiondisco August 18, 2011, 2:17 pm

    omg. what?? can u alert me next time they do this I will arrive with a suitcase!

    love the skirt, cant wait to see it on!



  • Kristen August 18, 2011, 3:10 pm

    I about died when I found out about this sale a day late. DIED. That Gary Graham skirt is perfection! Lucky girl. Lucky, lucky girl.

  • Anonymous August 18, 2011, 3:21 pm

    That was a one crazy afternoon spree! Can’t wait to see how great it all looks on. (I’ve already worn a few of mine!)

  • Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed August 18, 2011, 3:51 pm

    I love those buys. That jacket is awesome!

  • Noelani@MonPetitChouChou August 20, 2011, 1:10 pm

    Barn burner is right. Could kick myself for not getting to this.

  • Marissa August 22, 2011, 3:13 pm

    I am so mad I didn’t know about this until after the fact! I’m at least glad that you made out well, though.

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