Words to Live By: Never Pay Retail

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I grew up in a family that never paid retail.  Oh, it wasn't that we couldn't afford it.  We could.  We never paid retail because it simply wasn't done. Besides, we were Jews, and there was a Loehmann's nearby. Shopping there was a biological imperative.  I still remember my first trip to the Continue Reading

BJ’s: The Loehmann’s of Grocery Shopping

Never pay retail. That's the mantra of many a woman who grew up in New York.  For us, (OK, for mostly Jewish women of a certain age) Loehmann's was the only place to shop. There, in the racks and racks of schmattas lay untold designer treasures -- at 50-75% off retail. It was like Mecca for Jews.  Continue Reading