So I'm at the mall cashing in Chloe's birthday gift cards from Hollister for fall sweaters. Yes, my daughter seems to have inherited my husband's disdain for shopping. Good thing they have me! On my way to the car, I pass by Forever 21. A giant yellow sign advertises jackets for $21. What?! $21?! OK, I expect a cheesy unlined sweatshirt "jacket." But no, this trench coat looks pretty substantial. The shell is 51 percent polyester/49 percent cotton and it's lined! Even Old Navy wants $54 for a trench coat.
I never shopped at Forever 21, because for some reason I thought they were a cash-only operation. Sadly, I didn't even have $21 in my wallet so I went up to the large sign posted by the register to investigate but found that it only explained the return policy. I asked the cashier if they accepted credit cards and she said yes! When I expressed my glee over the incredible price, the friendly cashier smiled knowingly with a We-get-that-reaction-a-lot look and explained that it's a yellow tag special, meaning they only have what's in the store and they won't get more once they sell out. So hurry and get yours!
P.S. Here's the catch about shopping at Forever 21: The cashier told me that even with a receipt, you can only return things for store credit or wait for a check in the mail.
Pros: Classic trench only shorter and cuter, $21!
Cons: Long belt, polyester blend (noisy, but then again, maybe good for rain)
Verdict: A keeper
|Look how cute with my lemony loafers!|