Hi All! I cannot BELIEVE the amount of cute clothing and shoes that I was able to score at Gabe’s without spending a fortune! My challenge was to find some on-trend, affordable outfits and accessories that would be perfect for Spring! Whether you have a spring break trip coming up, a baby shower to attend, or just want to rock the latest trends, Gabe’s has you covered!
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.
A few tips on shopping at Gabe’s, if you are new!
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!
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!
So at my most recent trip, I was on the hunt for some spring clothing for Easter, a tropical trip I have coming up, and of course, can’t forget some new spring shoes!
Spring Trends at Gabe’s
Cute sneakers are ALL the rage this spring! Whether its cute espadrille sneakers, the dad shoe trend, or perforated sneakers – there are so many options. You have no idea how excited I was to find a pair of Dr Scholls tennis shoes for my next trip – and bonus – they are SO CUTE! I always lean towards the comfortable shoe brand, since I know I will be wearing the heck out of my tennis shoes.
So glad that polka dots are back in! I was lucky enough to find this adorable polka dot romper from Loft for only $10 at Gabe’s! I also saw cute summer dresses with polka dots too!
Jumpsuits and Rompers are Always a Good Idea
I cannot get enough rompers for the spring! There is something about a tropical printed jumpsuit that just screams Spring; I found this cute palm print jumpsuit that I cannot wait to wear for only $12.99! Since Spring is still a little cold for me in western Pennsylvania, I always tend to wear a maxi dress and cardi for Easter – but when I saw this cute jumpsuit with short sleeves, I think it will be perfect for Easter brunch.
Button Front Details
I don’t know about you, but I have been seeing button front details on everything from work dresses, summer dresses, jumpsuits, and tops. I found this one in yellow, but when you like something, I think you should get it in every color! So I grabbed the orange one too. I am wearing it with a cardi while it’s still cold, but I think it’s perfect for a high waisted pair of jean shorts or paper bag shorts in the summer!
My favorite find of the bunch is definitely this chambray dress from Express, that was marked for only $12.99. How fun is the wrap style and the cold shoulder? Perfect for a brunch or even an evening out!