Looking back on 2020, it’s hard to believe where we started compared to where we stand today. We’ve certainly had our ups and downs, ins and outs, and most everything in between. The beginning of the New Year is always a poignant time to look back on your accomplishments.
When it comes to MadSpy, that will always translate to shopping. It would be embarrassing to admit how much I’ve purchased and haven’t even had the opportunity to wear. At one point, I had a pile of shoe boxes that resembled the Leaning Tower of Pisa. (I guess when you can’t travel you create your own sightseeing landmarks.)
The retail acquisition that most resonates is a plaid pair of Manolo Blahnik Hangisi shoes that caught my eye as part of early spring arrivals. (That’s pre-pandemic.) They hit the deep markdown in May at 60% off or $426 from $990. I cashed in all my Nordstrom points, which brought the total price to $27. I refuse to calculate how much money was spent to accumulate all those points but I’ll still consider it a big win. What was your most memorable purchase of the year?
Speaking of good purchases, the last week of the year doesn’t usually provide the most exciting shopping opportunities as retailers know that most people are otherwise distracted or panic buying with their returns. This week, however, supplied a few notable discount opportunities.