About 2 years ago when I was chillin in Coral Ridge Mall in Coralville, Iowa, I bought some sunglasses. Actually, we bought them from one of those independent mid-mall carts, 2 for $20. Mine finally busted a few weekends ago in Osoyoos and John‘s bit the dust just the other day. Both events have sent us into a frantic search for new shades. Well, I was doing okay wearing an old pair until John looked at me yesterday and commented on how “1992” my sunglasses were. That was actually the last straw and thus I initiated my sunglass hunt.
Now I’ve written about the magic of the Bay’s jean department downtown but apparently it’s a hot spot for sunglasses as well. I left work sick today and after stopping off at The Bay’s “PharmaMart” to pick up Puffs, DayQuill and a bottle of water I went upstairs to meet John who was milling about downtown and wanted to walk me home. He mentioned getting sunglasses, and since I the DayQuill I had just popped was starting to kick in, I figured a quick detour wouldn’t hurt.
On the main floor, past the fragrances and before you get to the shoes, there’s an entire sunglass department with about 20+ rotating displays. Roots, Fossil, Jones New York, Nine West, Guess, Esprit and everything else under the sun are all on sale. As I’ve said before, it’s not like I care about name brands at all, the key word here is “sale”. All of the glasses are $15 – $50 and everything is 40% off. John’s total was $11 and mine was $18, we walked away all stylin’ for under $30. Sure, they’re no Coral Ridge mall two-fer special, but they’ll do.