Hubby and I went to the Cabazon outlets yesterday…yup…hubby went with me! The only reason I think he tagged along is that he wanted to check out the Nike store and also to see the new Morongo casino. <img src='style_emoticons//laugh.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’laugh.gif’ />
Anyway…the Judith Leiber outlet store is a few stores from the Nike store ( we had to park in no man's land and had to walk across the whole center so hubby had no choice but to tag along as I oohed and awed at stuff. <img src='style_emoticons//biggrin.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’biggrin.gif’ /> ) so….I was able to stop in and see all of the beauties. WOW! All of the items were 40% off and an additional 20% for the Memorial Day weekend. Before I decided on my very 1st Leiber compact…I went to the EL company store to see what they had. Well…I saw the new Leiber compact and it was only 30% off retail and when I told the SAs that the ones at the Leiber store were cheaper to begin with and another 20% off…they weren't too thrilled to say the least. I also saw the newly released GD powder compacts….including the petals of love which I had purchased at Nordstrom's for full retail. The perfume solids were nothing to crow about. Also saw lots of the Strongwater solids.
Anyway, I returned to the Leiber store, where the SAs were so nice and helpful and bought my Leiber compact for a little over $200 (including CA tax.) The price before sales tax was $197! Needless to say I am thrilled. Also…the Leiber compact comes with a powder refill. And it is MIB. So…PEANUTBUTTER….forget EL and head straight to the Leiber store. <img src='style_emoticons//cool.gif’ border=’0′ style=’vertical-align:middle’ alt=’cool.gif’ />
AND..today I went to Nordstrom's to return the petals of love compact….told the SA there about the price at the outlet center and she didn't seem to care. I really think that they make their commission on the cosmetics NOT on the collectible compacts or solids.