The change of season means warmer temperatures, but it also means fishing through my closet to figure out what the heck fits from last year. My weight has really fluctuated in the past few years, so I’m never entirely sure what’s going to fit from season to season, and sure enough, there are some serious gaps in my wardrobe for spring and summer. Enter Sears Canada, which I noticed has been showing up in the news a lot recently, and also happens to be the closest department store to my home.
Last time I was there, close to Christmas, they were experimenting with a whole new look and store layout. I loved it, and ended up buying a bunch of things I wasn’t planning on buying, because the selection was so great. This time, though, it was a whole new experience, what with the changes they’ve rolled out, and I basically spent half my morning wandering around the store. Because it was kind of like taking part in a treasure hunt.
The Cut @ Sears is a whole new way of shopping. I found myself wandering through the aisles of the Home & Decor section, reaching out to touch the gorgeous throw pillows in a million different colours, and moving in for a closer look at the candles and and other design elements that kept catching my eye. The amazing part? Everything that’s in The Cut @ Sears is what’s known as off-price, but it’s also name brand awesomeness. They bring in new items every single week, so you never know what you’ll get. Kind of like Forrest Gump’s box of chocolates.
Then, I went to the fashion department. And I swooned.
Racks of hot-off-the-runway dresses, workout clothes, flouncy tops, name-brand denim and more, and all at the same off-price savings, in The Cut @ Sears sections. Literally everywhere I looked, I found something I wanted to try on and go home with. And I don’t always feel that way when I go shopping. Take a look at this gorgeous dress, which I plan to bring on a conference trip to Florida next week:
The accessories section was where I had the most fun. I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one who is constantly looking for the next fantastic purse or tote. I don’t do the “investment piece” when it comes to purses, because, well, kids, so it’s nice to still get really high quality pieces that don’t empty out my savings account. My darling children to a good enough job of that.
And just when I was about to leave, I caught a glimpse of the shoe department. I’m a sucker for shoes, and the rows upon rows of pretty heels, sandals and flats made me light-headed. I counted 4 pairs that I wanted, at first glance. Then I saw the children’s shoes and saw another 4 pairs that would be great for my kids.
The great thing about all those shoes was that they weren’t only name brand items, but new Sears-label essentials as well. Super high quality, but again, not resource-draining! Take a look at my new favourite shoes:
So after my lengthy visit to my favourite department store, I’ve decided that I’m going to be back there next week, because there will be new things to look at. And I’ll probably go the following week, as well. And the week after that, and probably the week after that…you get the idea.