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Fact: Holding on to your cash and stocking your closet with the season's biggest runway trends aren't mutually exclusive. Don't believe us? Just look at the mall. Sure, you might have some (likely skeptical) perception of what department stores and mass retailers have to offer, but take one look ahead at the 20 amazing buys we found at Express, PacSun, Land’s End, and Lord & Taylor and you'll find yourself singing a different tune.
Really, as long as you're willing to do a little digging (or let us do it for you), the results of an online binge-buying session or an excursion to your local mall are likely to be much brighter from now on. Ahead, all the tips, tricks, and shopping hacks you need to win big without going broke.
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