The Recessionista Reviews Ross + a $50.00 Gift Card giveaway

Pictured: Den of Deals, Ross in Culver City, CA

 The PR team at Ross Dress for Less recently called me up and asked me to stop in their fine stores and check out the selection. They also offered me a $50.00 gift card, which I will be giving away to one lucky reader at the end of this post. So read on :)

Pictured: Jones New York at Ross Dress for Less.

I hadn’t been into Ross for awhile before they contacted me.  I hadn’t shopped there for a number of reasons.  First, most of the stores are really large in terms of square footage and it takes me a long time to sort through the wares to find values.  Second, I hadn’t found great savings in the past on name brand fashions.  I’m pleased to say, that Ross has changed their stock and it’s now full of treasures, although it might still take you awhile to find them.   I checked out the big Ross store on Venice in Culver City and found brands like Calvin Klein, Jones New York, Juicy Couture, Romeo and Juliet Couture, and Max Studio.  Of course there is still some junk too, but if you are willing to spend a little time, there digging, it’s well worth while.  In addition to the clothes, there are some great housewares, furnishings, handbags, cosmetics, luggage and all kinds of little accessories to help organize your jewelery and clothing.  There is a dizzying  array of name brand cosmetics/skincare items, cooking utensils and even designer aprons for cooking.

Pictured : Vintage Aprons at Ross for the fashionable cook.
Pictured : Designer Handbags at Ross.

My final Ross tip is this, check out the jewelry counter and be sure to ask someone for assistance. You’ll need to carefully inspect items from the case to make sure they are in top condition.  I found this amazing Juicy Couture ring, that reminds me of a Chanel Camellia  flower design.

Pictured : My favorite Ross Deal , this Juicy Couture Flower Ring.

Bottom line, Ross does deliver fashion deals and more, but it’s not a quick trip.  I would recommend at least hour for a Ross shopping expedition. It will take that long to ferret out fashionable savings. Check Yelp and Yahoo reviews to find the best Ross in your local area.  Some stores have better stock than others.

Now to our Giveaway! I’m giving away a $50.00 Ross Gift Card to one lucky reader.  Simply leave me a comment or send me a TWEET telling me what your favorite deal is at Ross, or if you haven’t shopped there, what you might look for there.    This contest will end at midnight PST on July 5th. Leave your email address in the comment like this: Jane at yahoo dot com. (this will protect you from spam robots picking up your email and adding you to their Spam bots!

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  • Enter by July 5th at midnight! Go forth and be a Ross Recessionista! :)
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72 Comments

  1. LyndaJune 27, 2011 at 3:37 am | Permalink

    i like kitchen goods deals and of course clothes!

  2. LyndaJune 27, 2011 at 3:37 am | Permalink

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  3. LyndaJune 27, 2011 at 3:38 am | Permalink
  4. CheleJune 27, 2011 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    I've found some pretty Spode plates and mugs at my local Ross.

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  5. CadrommyJune 27, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Got a pair of nude Jessica Simpson heels for $18! khang dot ying at gmail dot com

  6. Sippity SupJune 28, 2011 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Of course I follow you on twitter

  7. Sippity SupJune 28, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Stuff for the kitchen

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  10. Target-AddictJune 28, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Hopefully the improvements they're making at your local Ross stores will be rolled out nationwide. My local Ross stores are still a mess, and unfortunately do not carry any of the designer labels you listed in your post.

  11. Lori SifuentesJune 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    I have found some great sandal deals.

    Thanks
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  13. ClewisJune 29, 2011 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    I LOVE that Juicy flower ring! I have wanted something like it ever since I saw your post on the Chanel flower necklace. I have been dying to have that one, but it has been so far out of my price range. I had no idea that there were any “knock-offs” around, much less at Ross!
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  14. staceJune 29, 2011 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    I recently bought a black and silver kouture by kimora dress for….wait for it…. 8.99 originally 55.00. Love Love Ross. I visit Ross in every city I go to!

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  15. AnonymousJune 29, 2011 at 11:27 pm | Permalink

    Fashionable tops and shoes, of course.
    –Phoebe
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  16. JCJune 30, 2011 at 3:22 am | Permalink

    I always find great deals on shoes at Ross, love this store!
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  24. Mami2jcnJune 30, 2011 at 10:46 am | Permalink

    I would look for a summer dress there.

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  29. AnonymousJune 30, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    I love the shoe deals at Ross. Plus, the kitchen gadgets are good too.
    –Calista
    cphuc[at]yahoo[dot]com

  30. Gina @ the Crave to SaveJune 30, 2011 at 9:37 pm | Permalink

    I love all of the great deals that Ross has on women's clothing! I always find really nice pieces for work. Thanks for the chance!

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  62. KimberlyJuly 6, 2011 at 4:57 am | Permalink

    I've found a lot of clearance shirts at Ross.. love that! We've also found some great deals on shoes but my favorite is finding fun note cards for cheap… I'm obsessed with note cards :)

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