So I went to TJ Maxx with my mom the other day because she told me there were a lot more fashion brands there now. Not thinking I would spend a cent, since I am saving up to make the move to San Francisco in October, I walked out of there with a cloud of guilt followed by my mom's cloud of guilt (for taking me to begin with) and almost $600 worth of discounted Helmut Lang. At TJ Maxx! Now, I've read a little about Helmut Lang and it's not the haute brand it used to be, since the designer doesn't even do the designing. But I love the pieces I got! Here are a couple: http://www.shopbop.com/combo-blazer-helmut-lang/vp/v=1/845524441863983.htm?folderID=2534374302046323&fm=browse-brand-shopbysize http://www.shopbop.com/combo-dolman-sleeve-shirt-helmut/vp/v=1/845524441855126.htm?folderID=2534374302046323&fm=browse-brand-shopbysize I also got a pair of pants too. The tank top and the pencil skirt I'm returning because it's just too too. I also saw Alice + Olivia, theory, Vince, and other brands there that I'm a fan of. In an article I read recently, TJ Maxx and Marshalls are apparently getting into these higher classes of fashion by aggressively buying up overstock and store returns. It makes it harder and harder for people like me, with a very limited disposable income, to justify buying retail anymore. Also, LA has so. much. more. shopping. than. San. JO.
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