Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Each year on our annual Christmas pilgrimage to my in-law's/parent's houses, Aimee and I always make a stop at the Dillard's Clearance Center in High Point, NC. The Dillard's Clearance Center is a repository for all the clothes Dillard's cannot sell in their regular stores. The selection is immense (see below)
This is just the a small section of the men's section. The woman's section is twice as big. The center occupies one floor of the former regular Dillard's store in the Oak Hollow Mall. There isn't much left in this mall these days. The JCPenney's, Sears, and Belk's are all gone. Most of the inside stores have disappeared as well (although there is still a Victoria's Secret and a Bath and Body Works).
The day we visited the Dillard's Clearance Center, they were offering 50% off of the original discount. Each section of items normally has a regular discounted price, (normally 50% or greater) then a special discount on top of that.
When we enter the store, I normally visit the men's dress shirts first. All of the dress shirts are in excellent shape, and are of high quality. These shirts normally retail around $80.00. With the discounts, I was able to obtain five shirts for $11.00 and some change (an 86.25% discount). Additionally, I found a $60.00 tie for $6.00 (90% discount). Aimee purchased a $104.00 pair of designer pants for $18.00 and a designer dress for around $20.00. All in all, we purchased $552.00 in clothes for $103.00 (81.3% discount). In previous years, we have been able to obtain even better deals. In December of 2013, we purchased $890.00 worth of clothes for $150.00 (83% discount).
In addition to these items, they also offer great prices on many items. I fear that if we still lived in that area, we would spend a little too much time in that store looking for deals.
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