Originally Posted by otc
Yeah, my visits to marshalls/tjmaxx always suck.
I think I need to apply Spoo's B&T theory to my area too...I don't think the urban locations get the cool shit. I gotta go to Marshalls in the well off suburbs (like out where antirabbit's crazy thrift finds always come from) where they cater to suburban housewives who are always on the lookout for a deal. Too bad I don't own a car...maybe when the weather gets nicer (but you can't buy too much stuff on a motorcycle or bicycle)
I think I spoke too soon. Needed a new pair of athletic pants today and before going into sports authority, I decided to check the racks at my local marshalls (not downtown but still well within chicago city limits). Found some nice pants...and had to check through the other stuff.
Must have recently got a bunch of year-end items in because I found all sorts of cool shit that I have never seen in this location before. There were some zegna sportcoats (still too rich for my blood) and a bunch of nice sweaters (most of which didn't fit me, but there was a cuccinelle and a corneliani and others), some RLBL and RLPL shirts (but $450 for a $1200 shirt isn't really doable for me either).
In the cookware section there were a lot of Le Creuset seconds. One teapot had actual damage but I couldn't really tell the problem on the cast iron stuff and $149 for a mild cosmetic blip on a 5qt french oven seems like a great deal. No All-Clad but some pretty nice calphalon tri-ply and hard anodized stuff.
No super awesome finds (or ridiculous ties) but I did pick up a pair of sweaters:
All Saints cashmere cardigan in a forest green.
Made in china but it feels like good stuff and I like it so I think I am keeping it (unless someone chimes in with a reason not to) since $79 doesn't seem like a bad price.
Gray shawl neck pullover.
Less sure about this guy...wanted to bring it home to do research but it might get returned. I like the sweater itself and the $69 price isn't bad but I have never heard of Glen Lyon or Paolo Mondo. Anyone know anything about this. My google searches turn up a bunch of ebay results (though most are more than $69) so I think it is probably some fake itialian sounding brand maybe made specifically for outlets.
I think it fits and looks good, but can anyone speak toward the garmet quality? I don't want to keep it if it is not going to last past this season and I am sort of skeptical of cheap cashmere from china.