Or is $99.97 just what a pair of underpants costs?
I can see why they're now a third off $99.97.
There I was at my favorite discount store, Century 21, stalking the $12.99 bras, when I brushed past this rack of mark downs. I was initially intrigued -- I can always can use a few new pairs of underwear -- but then amazed and horrified at the prices. Amazed...I was more amazed at the original retail price of $170.00, but since I have been a discount shopper for longer than I haven't, the thought of paying retail for underwear is not in my consciousness. And the thought of paying $99.97 or even $59.97 is also not in my consciousness.
I did find my $12.99 treasure and though some might argue it's LAST SEASON, I would respond with WHO CARES! Almost everything I own is last season and in some cases the first season was during a time when someone named either Bill or George was President, which gives us quite a long time frame. I also realized that this ultra-expensive underwear may also be last season and that would be an expensive fashion faux pas. In years past I actually cared about this season and last season, but I'm happy to say that's one issue that doesn't bother me much anymore.
On a different note, in any season, visitors to New York take note of Century 21, or just Century, as it's referred to by those in the know. Whether you're looking for designer dresses or bathrobes with snaps, it's a terrific place to shop. There's also a great, great shoe department.
Today was the first day with a slight snap of autumn in the air. It may be warm again, but it was a day for jeans and shoes and socks and I am happily typing away without the purr of the air conditioner in the background. I went wild and treated myself to one of my all-time favorite snacks, the pumpkin muffin, and it was as good as I remembered.
Sneak peek of the day ahead in this blogging mini-marathon...We're stopping at Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan. Hope you will join us.
As always, thanks for visiting and take very good care.
NB: Yes, if you think the title is familiar, it's a paraphrase of Bob Dylan's "Stuck Inside of Mobile with the Memphis Blues Again." I'd been testing out a lot of titles and this one came to me on a subway ride this afternoon.