Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Marc by Marc Tee: Off the Deep End

Every so often, as I read through the many emails I get from online retailers, something speaks to me and for whatever reason it must become part of my wardrobe. A few weeks ago it was a t-shirt. Literary. Speaking to me. With words.

This was a t-shirt I needed under my favorite Nanette Lepore jacket at the office, a silent comment on my average work day. I decided I would buy it even though $68 was more than I normally plunk down for a t-shirt. Then I decided I really shouldn't pay $68 for a t-shirt. Then I decided I should. This went on for a few days before I was ready to take the plunge.

So I popped into shopbop to order the tee. They'd had already sold out in black in my size. I choose shopbop as the best place to buy the shirt because their shipping is free. The tee was for sale other places online like Saks and Nordstrom. Saks shipping was way too much (into two digits). Nordstrom has a set fee (five or six bucks). I knew I could do better. With a few minutes of googling, I found a free shipping code for Nordstrom. Hurray! I got my tee in the color I wanted with no shipping charge. And I love it.

Your lessons for the day fellow shoppers: Number one--and I can't tell you this enough--always google for free shipping. Why spend money on UPS when you could spend it on stuff? Number two--when you want something, jump on it. If you wait you could miss out.

In other news, the Frye boots I blogged about below: Hated. Returned. Done with Frye.


Sara Z. said...

You are very intrepid - maybe you can help me with my current shopping problem. I'm trying to find an exact replacement of my favorite sneakers. I have gone like 10 pages deep into Google for them, and whenever I think I've found a pair I order them and then get an email saying, "Sorry, we don't actually have this." I will die if I can't replace these. They are ecco Match Tie Espresso in 39 and they look like this:

What else can I do to try and find them? I emailed ecco. Meanwhile, I guess I could start calling stores that carry ecco to see if they have any hanging around in the stock room because I think those are the only places they exist anymore.

I have very difficult feet and these are the only sneaks I've ever had that I can wear all day every day and they go with everything.

Soon to be Shoeless in Salt Lake.


That is a sad sad shoe situation. If you've been that intense into googling them you're probably out of luck. How long ago did you buy them? If it's been more than a year or two,I doubt they'd even show up at a DSW or 6pm.com or some place that carries past season's merch. Did ecco will get back to you? Have you tried any other styles in that brand? At some point we all have to move on from our favorites. I've had this talk with Cheapy about his favorite khakis several times. I make him by extras of his favorite things now.(I have an extra pair of my favorite I-can-walk-around-all
-day-in-New-York flats in my closet for when mine wear out.)

Sara Z. said...

I did not know about 6pm! I just found a pair there that could work. Yes, these shoes are over a year old. I don't like being told that I may have to move on. Sigh. ecco hasn't written back yet. The current incarnation of my favorite style has a lot of metallic, which I don't like. I will soldier on. Thank you, and I would also like to thank Bill Me Later. I wish I could put my whole life on Bill Me Later.

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