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Word on the Street, Shopkicks and Yard Sales By Meicka “J”

Meicka1Word on the Street

Michael Kors, falls short with retailers. It has been reported that the majority of Nordstrom Department Stores have stopped selling the “Michael” collection of Michael Kors handbags. Nordstrom, will reportedly discontinue the lower priced handbags by June 2016, eventually discontinuing “Michael” bags by the end of 2016. It has been reported that consumers are not satisfied with their purchase. Michael Kors is the number 1 returned brand due to poor craftsmanship. Store managers, have reported that select stores have begun marking their handbag prices down up to 40%. Store managers share that Michael Kors, is rumored to be replaced by Kate Spade. Keep a watchful eye on the quarterly reports from Bloomberg for more detail.


Shopkicks is an app you can download that will allow you to collect points to earn rewards. Rewards can vary from gift cards to Starbucks or Tory Burch. It’s easy to use and you get points for shopping in your favorite stores. All you have to do is open the app before you walk in the door and the points automatically collect to your app. You can also collect points by scanning select items throughout the stores. Shopkicks, also gives you the opportunity to collect additional points with select purchases. So yes… there are ways to earn FREE rewards for shopping.

Yard Sales

Warmer weather prompts individuals to start cleaning out closets and creating ways to make money by reducing their collection. Yard sales are a great way to score bargains on things that are still in good condition. Come prepared by deciding how much you are willing to spend. Since most yard sales do not accept credit cards, make sure you have enough cash before you go. Once you find something you like, ask yourself how much you’d be willing to pay for it.

Things to look for would be things for your home, accessories, and clothing. When selecting clothing, it’s best to search for items that are not readily available in stores. It’s great to know that things can be tailored. You can score some nice vintage finds at yard sales.

Accessories are easy to select at yard sales. It’s easy to find things that fit and accessories are a great way to coordinate with vintage finds. Home selections can vary from artwork, mirrors, and various home furnishings. Examine items carefully to make sure it’s worth your coins!