It is now awards season and if you watch any of the red carpet pre-shows, the reporters always ask the celebrities the same question, “Who are you wearing?” I shared a laugh with my co-workers the other day about this. I work in the male-dominated field of Information Technology and while some of the guys at work are fashion-conscious, most of us (including myself) are quite satisfied with wearing appropriate attire for the office. I discovered that several of the men at work wear the Kirkland brand wrinkle-free shirts sold at Costco. These shirts look great and I was surprised to learn that they cost less than $20 each. In sharp contrast, I bought some women’s non-iron shirts from Banana Republic that are priced at $74 each. I happened to hit a 40% off sale, and after taxes, I still ended up paying $50 per shirt. It’s no secret that I’m a cheapo, so these guys told me that I should start clothes shopping at Costco.
Whenever I shop at Costco, I’m usually there to buy food items. However, armed with this newfound knowledge, the last couple of times I’ve been to Costco, I made a point to stop and browse the clothing. There were designer brand names being sold, such as Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, etc. So far, I’ve purchased two sweaters, one was a Nicole Miller ($10) and the other was DKNY ($20). Who knew that clothes shopping at Costco could be so cheap and stylish?