Jeremys Department Store

My first time passing by this place I ran into this woman who had just bought some cute designer sneakers for $8! I asked her what was the big deal about this place and she explained that they buy designer items from different sources, and offer great, discounted sales. “Sign up for their email list,” she said. “That’s how I know about the great deals.” So ever since then, every Friday I get an email from Jeremys with pictures of new items and a promotion of a current sale, like 40% off all sale merchandise etc!

Located at 2nd South Park Avenue in San Francisco is this little piece of heaven called Jeremys. I have never been so excited about a store as I am about this place. It is a Bargain shopper’s dream come true! Definitely recommend going to Jeremy’s for discounted shoes, and their sales floor (a whole floor!) which is good for discounted Urban Outfitters and Free People clothing. From the amazing purses to the jaw dropping shoes YOU MUST VISIT !

Now I have to warn you all, on a great day you may find tons of great things, and on a not so lucky day you may go and find nothing at all. But please do not let a couple failed attempts discourage you from what this store has to offer. They have lots of loyal customers who get their weekly emails and snatch up a lot of the great deals, but that just means you need to get yourself in the race! My first couple times going I found a beautiful vintage coat with fur on the hood that I got for $40! It was marked down from a retail $500 UNBELIEVABLE! Some words of wisdom when going on a sale day, snatch up first and decide later, there are lots of people who see you eyeing something and want to grab it from underneath your nose!

Going with my regular shopping gals we had our sights on some Louboutins, which didn’t work out size/quality wise but $34 Manolos, $70 brand new Elizabeth & James and $35 Tory Burch Sandals. After you get through the Designer Section, you can go upstairs for some basic pieces and casual wear. I’m not going to lie it gets tedious, but it is so worth it in the end! Lots of Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, Nordstrom, and similar type brands. Plus, some of the stuff comes out to under $10!


It has been a few months of shopping around and sharing my secrets. Although I wish I had more time in a day to share with my readers the nifty new places I have discovered, I will not be posting as often as I would hope. I have gotten a bit attached to writing and sharing all my favorite places to shop, so I don’t want to say goodbye just yet. This whole blog started off as a project for my English class in college, but I have truly enjoyed this experience. I will continue to venture out and find new places and do promise to share them with everyone. Hope you enjoy!!

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Second Hand Galore

We all love to get a good deal. We all love knowing that we got something for less than full price. The best places to get a great deal are Second Hand stores in the Bay Area. Nothing brings me better joy as a shopper getting that additional discount here and there. When I go to all my regular second hand places such as the Salvation Army, Goodwill and Crossroads I can honestly say that it has been a joy each and every time I get to the receipt and see how much I spent.

Some people don’t even pay attention to the price tags, but those people wear them once or twice and donate them to Second Hand stores to be a hidden treasure to someone else. Second hand stores are one of my more time consuming places to shop, but amongst all the mayhem are some really neat vintage pieces that will be sure to draw some attention to you.

I have found jackets, boots, and lots of clothes for work that are one of a kind pieces that not a single person has. I love wearing a unique piece of clothing for two reasons; one being that I know I got a great deal on it and two, people can’t possibly go buy one like it. I know that when someone asks you where you got your outfit chances are they might go out and try and get one similar, but by shopping at discounted or second hand stores you minimize that chance.

My favorite second hand stores are the usually Goodwill and Salvation Army, in Burlingame and San Francisco. The best finds I have found were in Burlingame to be honest, so if you are interested in second hand shopping I would recommend taking the journey down there. Also Crossroads in San Francisco there are many stores and locations to choose from.

Crossroads is a great place to buy, but I would not give them 5 out of 5 stars on their buy back prices. Their prices are not what you would expect in comparison to what you bought them for. To some people its better than nothing, but to me there are some items I know are worth more on EBay. So all in all I would highly recommend if you are in the area and have some time to shop around. Second hand stores, or thrift stores are great places engulfed with hidden treasures.

As a child my grandmother would make me take walks with her up and down Valencia Street in San Francisco and would stop inside all the second hand stores. As a child I didn’t understand, I thought those stores were made for poor people and those who didn’t have much money to buy new things. But this is so far from the truth I wish I had taken more advantage at a young age; I probably would have found some great things having an open mind! Now that I am older I put aside all the stereotypes and misconceptions so now second hand stores are some of my favorite places to go!

Lovely Loehmann’s

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For those of you women out there who love high fashion clothing –the type you see in runway fashion – Loehmann’s is where it’s at. Their prices range from 30%-65% off department stores on a daily basis. No waiting for the sticker Clearance time of year, or some promotional discounts, they offer those everyday low prices year round!

So many of my girlfriends have experienced the right of passage -that is my introducing Loehmann’s to them. Unbelievable brand clothing at drastically discounted prices is what gets most of us. They carry such a wide range of styles and brands we always find ourselves walking out with super unique and stylish pieces. Not only does Loehmann’s have the best couture labels – Gaultier, Costume National, Valentino, Moschino, Missoni, etc. – it has the best designer jeans as well, such as Seven for all Mankind, Paige Premium, J Brand and Acne.

If you like looking like a million bucks and enjoy wearing unique clothes, not something everyone has already seen at Bloomingdales, Macy’s or Nordstrom’s (and you know exactly how much it costs), then Loehmann’s is the just the spot for you. You will find lots of people asking you “Where did you get that?!” and complimenting you along the way. If you wish to divulge your secret and you tell them how much and where you got it, I guarantee they will be enticed to go see for themselves!

From all my bargain shopping experience the best way to describe Loehmann’s is that it’s a step up from TJ Maxx in terms of what designers they carry, but not necessarily in pricing. Each Loehmann’s location is different so it’s important to do your own research and find out the best one for you. You also have to make sure to dedicate at least an hour to find your hidden treasure, because like any good treasure it is never easy to find.

Because of my love for a good deal, you can find me squealing over $60 Paige Jeans, $50 Theory suits, $40 Ella Moss dresses, Tom Ford sunglasses and their enormous shoe selection has me coming back for more. Leaving the store knowing I got a great deal for what I am buying is one of my most elated feelings.

Lucky for us bargain shoppers out there, this store is commonly known and widely accessible. There are 40 stores in 11 states and that’s not including their online store. Tailor made fashion for women’s sportswear, shoes, handbags and more! And for the fellas out there, don’t worry you will find yourselves picking up a few designer dress shirts, wincing at the price tags you will be greatly surprised too!

Change and variety is what us consumers want. You want to walk into a store every other week and find new deals and new fashions without hassle. Discovering new items at Loehman’s is not difficult and from my own experience, you are more likely to get a one-of-a-kind item versus showing up to the ball with someone in your same dress!

My favorite part about this store is the “Back Room.” For those of you who don’t know what it is, it is the area where you can find special collections from leading designers such as

Unlike department stores or fashion retailers, Loehmann’s selection is always changing so there’s something new to discover every day. Our legendary Back Room, renowned for its special collection from the world’s leading designers, has been the favorite fashion destination for generations of stylish women. It’s the place where every day is an opportunity to find a unique fashion gem by one of the world’s most coveted designers at a reduced price.

Now as we know in order for stores to keep track of us, and how much we buy Loehmann’s offers a membership. From my own personal experience, becoming a Loehmann’s member has its perks, like the exclusive entry to the “Back Room” I mentioned earlier and other great deals and discounts where you’ll save up to 65% on top designs from the world’s most celebrated designers

One thing about this store that I see as something special is how long they have been around. Since 1921, Loehmann’s has been filling the closets of smart, fashion conscious shoppers who insist on the latest designer fashion, shoes, and accessories… at a great deal. Start shopping now, or become a member for exclusive access to the Back Room. Expect the unexpected at Loehmann’s!