Saturday, April 30, 2011


The first time I walked into this stacked to the brim clothing bonanza I thought I'd died and gone to heaven. So many beautiful clothes sorted by color like a skittles rainbow burst and settled onto shopping racks for me, you, and magical fairies to shop till we all drop.

This place ladies and gentleman is called: COMMON SORT
There are so many great things about this place but what makes it a Gem in a city full of fools gold is the true feeling of community and love that emanates from; the store, the clothes, and the owner Nicole Babin who is one cool chick.

Right away she greets her customers with care and spends quality time helping them to pick out something that works. Oh yes and it's so amazingly well priced that it'll knock your socks off. I always leave feeling like I was just part of a magnificent Goodfellas style heist. The stores mantra is BUY, SELL, TRADE and anything goes, (meaning not only vintage). It's about style so if she likes it great.

I decided to go in one day with a budget of $80 and have Nicole help me pick an outfit for work. I work in a corporate atmosphere but I still like adding a funky twist to my business attire. I let her go nuts and she was even so lovely as to offer to take my camera from me in the middle of a busy Saturday to help take pictures and document this fun day. Have a look:


1) Navy Blue Button up Blouse
2) Red Floral Pencil Skirt

It was way below budget so I threw in:

3) Leopard Print Skirt (that is dangling off on the side). This is not for work bur for a night on the town. A guilty pleasure.

Total spent: $58.76

Yes you see that total correctly. I took my 16 year old cousin in and her brain almost exploded in sheer joy. Did I also mention they play good music in the store. Alas a full package deal that is true. Now I highly recommend you take a stroll over to one of two locations and feast your eyes on the lovely buffet. Too bad Mandarin there is a new Sheriff in town. 

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