Well, I made it back here after a near missed flight. I also narrowly avoided an overweight luggage charge for a duffle full of thrift stuff. Luckily, the guy at the counter was incredibly generous and said "That's expensive. Tell you what, let's not weigh anymore of these and we'll just put a heavy tag on that one to warn people. $200 for all of them." Best experience checking my luggage in on any flight!
I will try to get some picture up sometime of some of the other stuff I found. Some I bought new for myself, the discounts were pretty amazing on a lot of things. The euro wasn't as strong this time around, but the deals in the US still can't be beat. My wife and I are planning another trip in May and we may head out to California. I'd love to do some meetups, so I'll keep everyone posted.
Anyway, I thought I'd post pictures of an otherwise boring purchase. I have trouble finding smaller sized socks as I'm sure most people with small feet do. I've been known to pay way too much for dress socks that have real sizes instead of the generic 7-12 sized socks you find. Normally for no-show socks, I'll try to find low cut boys socks or women's socks so the heel doesn't slip out of the shoe and defeat the purpose of no-show socks by actually showing.
Anyway, it's a pain to find but I grabbed these and liked them a lot:
These were at TJ Maxx for $8 and at DSW for $13 or $14. They can be found at the checkout at DSW and near the checkout at TJ Maxx (or the women's section). There are a few different styles, but these were the best. They're thin and not noticeably women's socks, but they don't show when you wear low top chucks.
Anyway, thought I'd share to help others out!
While I was at TJ Maxx waiting for my wife, I also found the exact type of iPhone case I've been looking for. The phone clips in on one side and it as credit card slots on the other. They'll go unused, but the brown leather looks great and it will match most of my briefcases to some extent.
Edited by HansderHund - 9/15/12 at 6:34pm