Nice article Karen. I want to add one more point here. One day before you go shopping (in this case Thursday) compare prices for cloths and shoes online. This way you will be aware of market price, and you will not get duped by fake discounts. Sometimes you can even find better deals online then online. For example I bought Bally shoes for just $197, while the retail price after discount is around $400 http://shoesfact.com/Bally/Paros.php It always helps to do some research online. Google, Yahoo and other comparison shopping portals are good place to start your research.