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The Outlets at Sparks – Holiday Shopping Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank

I like to shop, but being a mom of two little ones leaves me a little short on time sometimes. It’s holiday season, and that means I have a lot of people to shop for. How does one get it all done and keep their sanity in check? For me, it’s all about the places that are one stop shops. That’s where the Outlets at Sparks comes in. They have a wide variety of stores with prices that are really hard to beat. In addition to the great prices you can find, the Outlets at Sparks always has sales going on. You can check them out here.

I went to the Outlets at Sparks the other day because I needed to shop for a few family members. I have a new nephew and another on the way, which is really exciting, because I have two girls, so I never to get to buy cute little guy clothes. One of my favorite stores to shop at for littles is Oshkosh B’Gosh Outlet. They have the most adorable clothes and they always have great sales. Check out these adorable clothes. I am smitten.

 

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I bought these six items at Oshkosh. Two outerwear jackets, two flannels, a sleep and play and a zip up hoodie. Do you know what my subtotal was? $66.34. That’s pretty amazing, especially considering the tan winter coat was originally $60. That’s an average of about $11 a piece and two of the items I bought were coats, which are usually pricier items. This store never ceases to amaze me. This store is one of the many reasons I love the Outlets at Sparks.

The next stop on my journey was Forever 21. I needed to shop for my brother’s fiancé. She is young, cute, and trendy. Forever 21 is the perfect place to shop for her. Who I am kidding?! I like that store a lot, too… even though I just turned 30. They even have a children’s section that I can shop for my daughter in. I am a fan of this store. They have great prices and they always seem to have sales going on.  Check out these cute tops I bought for my brother’s fiancé. I am having a hard time not keeping them for myself!

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My subtotal here was $28.70. Not bad at all! I’ll definitely be back soon to do a bit of shopping for myself!

Last, but certainly not least was my younger brother. He’s tough to shop for, because his style isn’t very mainstream and he’s very large in stature. He’s 6’6 and probably 250 lbs. I stopped into Volcom and Express, but I just didn’t feel confident choosing a style for him, but mostly, sizing was an issue. He is just so dang tall! My mom is way better at buying clothes for my brother, so I’ll let that be her thing. As for me, I decided to buy him cologne, so I walked on over to Designer Fragrance. The sales attendant was so nice and helpful. She gathered some data by asking who I was shopping for and asking if I had a budget in mind. I told her I was shopping for my 21 year old brother and that I would like to find something under $40. I smelled a variety of colognes and ultimately ended up buying a 3.4 fl oz bottle of Chrome.

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The subtotal on this huge bottle of cologne was $29.99. I was super impressed! Not only did I get a huge bottle of a great smelling cologne, but she kept me $10 under budget. Score.

To say that I like the Outlets at Sparks is an understatement. I love this place. My family and I come here often for shopping and usually end our shopping with a stop off at one of their awesome restaurants. I am a huge fan of Grimaldi’s and CBQ. My most recent trip, I was in a hurry, because I had a roast in the oven and a million things to do that day, and I’m happy to say I had all of the above shopping done in 45 minutes. That’s the great thing about the Outlets. You can be in and out if you need to be. You can shop around their awesome variety of stores and then stop for lunch or dinner. In the summer, you can shop around and then let your kids play at the splash pad. The Outlets at Sparks is a great place to shop and a great place to stretch your dollar.

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This post was sponsored by the Outlets at Sparks.

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About Meagan Sabich

Meagan Sabich
Meagan Sabich grew up in Las Vegas, NV and moved to Reno in 2004 to attend the University of Nevada, Reno. Since then, she has called Reno her home. She's a former corporate girl who worked for Microsoft and Facebook, before turning in her work badge to be a stay at home mom and wife for her two girls, Sophie and Sadie, and husband Mike. Meagan is an avid cook and very passionate about food. When she gets free time she likes to blog about her cooking adventures on her blog at Waist Not, Want Not, or share recipes for Reno Moms Blog Feed the Fam Series. Meagan is very passionate about fitness and enjoys yoga, zumba and weight training.

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