The new Saver's opened! Hurrah! I could actually walk to it if I wanted to, but will never do so as that would mean I would have to haul my bounty all the way home on foot.
The Saver's on Branch Ave in Providence opened on Thursday. The same day the Nor' easter hit. But I was not about to let a snow day make me miss the Grand Opening. It wasn't until after lunch that I was able to motivate the kids to head out with the promise of a $10 spending allowance each. I was a bit concerned that we missed our window of oppotunity--an empty store during those early hours of digging out from the storm--but figured we'd still have the store pretty much to ourselves.
How wrong was I! There was a line to get into the parking lot, a police officer pretending to direct traffic in the lot, and no place to park. I was so discouraged I suggested we turn around and try another day. But the girls were not about to forego that $10 so easily. So we forged on and found a spot.
Meanwhile, there were people with bags loaded full of stuff streaming out of the store. What could be left? What had we missed?
In a matter of less than an hour, I managed to spend close to $100, so that should give you some idea of how much was left. This was truly a GRAND opening. Saver's must have flown in employees for the event. I haven't had so many offers for assistance at Nordstrom.
So what did I buy?
My best find was a girl's North Face down 3/4 coat for $12.99. Normally more than I'd pay at Saver's, but this was really a steal. The coat is in perfect shape except that it's missing the hood. Will save it for my younger daughter. I also found several Mini Boden dresses ($3.99 and $5.99), a Hanna dress ($4.99), an L.L. Bean girl's winter jacket ($6.99), and various clothes the girls picked out including a leotard, two hoodies, and a dress.
Then I found some crafts including these looms...
We then headed to the toy section and scooped up a few games and several vintage puzzles including these two 1957 TUCO puzzles ($1.99 each).
I'm going to try to start posting twice a week--once with what I've found (or my ThrHaul) and once with recent sales I've made on eBay. So look for a second posting later this week!