You people. What you have done to me.
I had been looking forward to this day for six months: New Premium Outlets mall in Merrimack NH, a few miles up the road. Grand opening this weekend.
I went. What I found:
-- BB all 346 with no clearance rack
-- Saks had Brioni ties and some sweet black label (who makes these do you know? Zegna Cloth, Italy) suits BOGO but still, I could have months or perhaps a year of quality thrifting for the prices they were asking (and that thrifting would turn into trades and more consignment $$$). Or I could go wild on B&S or y'all's eBay and get more-better stuff...
-- Bloomie's had some canali ties and some Harris Tweed (HT branded!) coats for under $200 but common patterns I see at thrifts for $3-10
-- PRL outlet no RLPL or "the good stuff" you see sometimes
I walked out with a dress for my six-year-old daughter, just to burn the "buy $50, get $25 off" coupon at Bloomies and to round up to the minimum $50, a Boss silk pocket square.
You people have blasted my standards so high that this day, Father's Day, I had been looking forward to all year...was a total bust, ha! Only at thrifts can I find truly good clothes. Also this one has no ORvis or Barbour or H-F store, which others do. There will be a Vineyard Vines store opening soon though, so there's some hope...