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Confessions Of A Wal-Mart Shopper

Yes, I like super upscale fashions. I'm all for shopping at Anthropologie, skimming the Bloomies catalogs and I can't wait until the day I can just walk into Saks and have anything I want.

Confessions Of A Wal-Mart Shopper

An image of a past Wal-Mart Clothing campaign
An image of a past Wal-Mart Clothing campaign

Yes, I like super upscale fashions. I'm all for shopping at Anthropologie, skimming the Bloomies catalogs and I can't wait until the day I can just walk into Saks and have anything I want.

But... I also dig Wal-Mart.

That's why I was kinda bummed, in an every-woman kind of way,  that Wal-Mart is dropping its focus on fashion and shutting down its Manhattan apparel office.  Not that the fashions were up to Target's chic cheap fashion standards, but I've scored a couple of Norma Kamali and Max Azria pieces. Fine, fine. The store was good for jazzed up basics on a tight budget. No?

Come on, admit it... Have you found a couple of fashion deals at Wal-Mart?  It's not the label that makes clothes, it's the girl.

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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