I have to admit that I have a pathetic wardrobe. I pretty much wear the same jeans and tennis shoes every day with a different t-shirt. I'm that guy who everyone notices if they ever wear a new shirt to work since they are so accustomed to always seeing me in the same boring clothes. It's kind of how you would feel if you were watching Gilligan's Island and you saw Gilligan wearing anything other than his usual red shirt). Anyway, yesterday I had to wait 45 minutes before I could pick my kids up so I decided to spend it at the mall.
I was greeted a few times by different employees who were polite and helpful yet not pushy. After I told them what I was looking for, I was directed to some sales racks where clothes were being discounted 50-75% off. I know many stores use the mark up so you can mark down technique, so I was surprised to see some really nice shirts and sweaters for $20-25. I was informed of a sale they were running in addition to the usual discounted merchandise. I browsed for a while but then had to leave.
I was so impressed with some of the prices that I decided to come back late that evening with my teenage daughter so she could help me keep from making some bad choices. The last time I paid attention to style people were wearing pink IZOD polos with popped collars so I can't be trusted. I ended up getting a new pair of Levis, a sweater, and three nice shirts for $92. The employees who helped me were very courteous and helpful. In a world where customer service is frequently lacking, it was nice to encounter competent and pleasant employees. I was impressed with my experience at Macys.
I will keep you updated the next time I update my wardrobe again in 2028.