The Best Time To Shop

Season clearance and right after Christmas Day, December 26. Pffttt forget about Black Friday.

Ladies…Enjoy this time of the year.


Last USA Exit

It\’s fascinating to know, that there\’s another \”world\” behind the walls of the California border. It felt like, I was back in Singapore (because of its proximity to Malaysia).


It\’s one of the busiest borders in the world. Border Patrol agents are everywhere (by land, air and sea). My husband strictly advises me to bring my identification card ALWAYS. Just in case an agent randomly ask me for an ID, I can show them proof of my residency. 

 Tijuana is right there…

Before crossing the border, there\’s a place in San Ysidro that attracts shoppers. It\’s located in Camino de la Plaza, the last USA exit.                  

Las Americas Premium Outlets is the area\’s largest outlet center. With 125 stores featuring Adidas, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Coach, Gap Outlet, Guess, J.Crew, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and more plus an excellent choice of eateries and restaurants.  —source

I love it there. The best day to visit: weekdays. Don\’t ask about the weekends ( I don\’t want to get started on store queues, parking and stream of people). Some stores don\’t actually announce further sale promotions, it\’s a hit-or-miss kind-of-thing. It depends on the store most of the time. Tip: Know your holiday dates (holiday promos) and fashion calendar (end-of-season clearance – way better than Black Friday). Consider yourself lucky if you dropped by on the mentioned time of the year. I have to warn you, items/sizes runs out fast. It\’s advisable to come early.
Just be patient in looking for a clothing that will last you a long time and doesn\’t break the bank. Take your time, you\’ll find what you\’re looking for.

Photo Sources: Las Americas – from here

Sales Galore

Any sale especially if its 50-70% off is really blog-worthy.
I experience pupil dilatation and frothing of the mouth every time I see these sign. Ok fine, I\’m exaggerating. It is in everyone\’s knowledge that many things here in SG are expensive. But if it goes on SALE consider it a giveaway. You have to watch out for the WAREHOUSE CLEARANCE SALES that\’s where the bargain happening is at. I usually get my infos from for upcoming sales and deals.
The past few weeks \”The Great Singapore Sale\” (a.k.a. End of Season Clearance time of the year) has kept me busy and left no mercy for my wallet.
When I was in the PHL, I don\’t dare to go inside this store much often because of  the killer price tags. I\’ve never thought that one day I could now shop at this store. And much better if its on sale. The sizes here suits the plus-size (like me) because of the variety of the choices. Take note: I can fit in a small to medium size in this store. Most of their style is classic the type of clothes that you could keep for a long time.
Dorothy Perkins: Again, for the variety of sizes available. They have casual, work and semi-formal attires to choose from.  Pull and Bear: All I want are the male shirt. They\’re comfortable and has this creative designs that I like.

Up next is the sale from SASA. Its almost like Watsons but without the drugstore. Going through it\’s sale items is like a candyshop treat for me. 
OPI nail polish and Palmer\’s mini bottles of lotions
Lots of ELF make-up!!!!
A whole lot more of make-up goodness!
Office and School materials. Makes me want to go back to school and learn how to draw.
My advise, it doesn\’t mean that a certain thing is cheap you have to buy everything. Make sure you really use it and these things will be utilized for a long time. Buy wisely. I learned this lesson the hard way. 
Enjoy Shopping