Clothing savings in a suprising place

May 14, 2010 10:08:32 AM PDT
You may think of BJ's Wholesale club when you need a giant package of bathroom tissue, but it's probably not the first store to cross your mind when it comes to shopping for clothes.

"We can dress a family of four for under $100, whether it be dressy or casual," explains BJ's Robin Dupes. "It's a great place to come to shop." Dupes dressed a family of models in head-to-toe BJ;'s from some familiar names to prove her point.

Devon, a toddler girl, modeled a two-piece capri set from Nicole Miller, with a suggested retail price of $38. At B-J's it sells for $12.99.

"These are the same clothes that you'd see at other stores," Dupes says. "We have kids' wear, we have Calvin Klein, we have Wes and Willy, we carry Carter's. We carry many, many different styles, different brands."

The model Mom wore a Liz Claiborne short-sleeve top with chiffon trim, paired with black capri pants.

"Probably the savings on that outfit alone is about $70 from traditional retail," Dupes said.

The Dad model wore Calvin Klein jeans that retail for close to $50, but are BJ's priced at $22.99, along with an Izod polo shirt.

"We sell that here for $14.99 to $16.99, depending on the pattern and the color," Dupes says. "But elsewhere, the manufacturer's suggested retail price is about $50."

Ethan, a little boy, wore a shorts set from Wes and Willy with an MSRP of $39. At Bj's it's $12.99.

Dupes sums up the clothing offerings by saying, "You can save a lot of money here."

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