July 24, 2008
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So today, I finally did it. I asked for my first retail discount since starting this experiment -- and got it!!
My Mama and I made a lunch date -- she called just before noon and I left the book I was reading open on the coffee table -- and we hightailed it for Little Italy.
At For Joseph, I received an early birthday present, a yummy dusty violet cloche dress with button detailing on the neckline. With taxes it came out to $109. On the way out, I was kicking myself. I totally should have asked for a discount.
Well, thank God it's a boutique row. My next chance came two doors down, at Rosamariposa, whose bo-bo dresses and scarves caught my eye from the street. I tried on a gorgeous tea colored caftan. Then, I spotted the skirts. Decisions, decisions...
The sales girl was chatty. Mamita mexicana, papito gringo. Recently traveled to Argentina, just like me. And she had great style.
So I went for it.
"I can't decide between these, so if I get both, could we work some sort of discount?"
"Yeah, I could do that. They're $42 and $32..." Her eyes shot up and to the right. Calculating.
"How's $10 off?"