****This post was sponsored by Gabe’s but all opinions expressed are my own.
I have loved Gabe’s for YEARS. Heck, I even shopped there when I was young and it was Gabriel Brother’s. Anytime I go there, I walk out feeling like I scored a major deal because everything is so affordable! If you have never been to a Gabe’s or are on the fence about visiting one, let me share with you some shopping tips to make your experience the best and make sure that you walk out feeling like you scored an amazing deal.
A little background – Gabe’s is a major off-brand retailer and their inventory changes daily, so you can always find something new there, and tons of brand names as well! Gabe’s has about 100 stores throughout the eastern part of the country, and I am lucky enough to have one about 15 minutes from my house. There are about 5 located in and around the Pittsburgh area, if you are local! On my shopping trips, I have been lucky enough to stumble upon JOA (Nordstrom brand), NY&CO., The Limited, Express, Target, Aerie, Urban Outfitters brands, and Betsey Johnson just to name a few.
Gabe’s is always getting new arrivals in! I can go there on a Monday and by the next weekend, the inventory is newly updated! So, if you don’t find something on one shopping trip, make sure to check back since chances are you will be looking at new inventory on your next trip! That being said, most likely you will have to jump on something that you see that you like. Because of the ever-changing inventory, if you like something but don’t buy it, it might not be there the second time around!
Stock up on accessories like purses, shoes and jewelry
Gabe’s has a huge shoe and accessories department. I have found sunglasses for less than $5 every time I go, and also have purchased sandals for this summer by brands like Guess, Betsey Johnson and Franco Starto to name a few! Gabe’s is always stocked with tennis shoes too, and I bought a pair of Nike running shoes here for a fraction of what they could cost elsewhere. I also was able to find a genuine leather purse and Betsey Johnson faux leather backpack that is perfect for work! When you hit the jewelry section, you will always walk out with a pair of statement earrings – they really have a ton!
Take your time
Since Gabe’s has a ton of unique inventory , you really do need an hour to peruse the racks! If your mindset is set on a very specific item, try to broaden your scope a little bit! Although Gabe’s may have multiples of certain brands, its more than likely that Gabe’s offers unique items to check out (which makes it fun when you find something you love!), so I have noticed that sometimes, there may not be the item I like in my size. Just something to keep in mind! When I shop there, I like to start in the women’s section, and work rack by rack in my size. Different designers are also frequently featured towards the front of the department, all contained on one rack – so definitely do not miss those deals! After the women’s section, don’t forget to check out the junior’s section as well! Oh, and did I mention clearance? I have found items for $1, $3, and $5 dollars on the clearance rack so don’t miss those!
Sign up for the Unbelievable! Rewards program
For every $1 you spend at Gabe’s, you get a point if you scan your Unbelievable! Rewards card, and after every $50 you spend, you get a coupon for $5 off your next purchase! The card is completely FREE to sign up for as well! Also, you will get e-mail exclusives of any and all sales happening as well as new arrival alerts.
I scored SO many amazing items on my Gabe’s haul – if you are curious to see what I bought, don’t forget to check out my Instagram highlights! And don’t forget to check out my Instagram if you want to stay up to date on all of my amazing Gabe’s finds!