The $9.99 and Up Store
EXCERPT FROM THE DAILY NEWS/TAKE 5
There are bargains and then there are super bargains. We recently discovered a dress shop at the Fallbrook Mall called the $9.99 and Up Store, which has unbelievably low prices. This shop is filled with formal attire suitable for everything from weddings and proms to drag-queen costumes for Halloween. For example, a peach suit with lace collar and pearl buttons by Miss Eliette normally retails for $279. The price at the $9.99 and Up Store is — you guessed it — $9.99. Everything in the store is priced at $9.99 and up, and the original price tags enable customers to see the savings firsthand. No one would ever know you paid $9.99 for an elegant off-the-shoulder formal in black crepe ($180 retail) or for a formal in purple velvet with long sleeves and a sweetheart neckline ($199 retail). You can easily buy at least 10 dresses here for the retail price of one. In fact, just the buttons or rhinestone accents on some of the dresses retail for more than $9.99. At these prices, if you see a formal but need a cocktail dress, cutting off the extra length doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. Most of the inventory at the $9.99 and Up Store consists of bridesmaid, mother-of-the-bride, prom and cocktail dresses. Original retail values usually run a high as $350.00, but on occasion you’ll find beaded dresses with values up to $550. Sizes generally run 4 to 18, but it’s not unusual to find larger sized up to 40. Brand names include Priscilla, Bill Loefcoff, Halcy Nicole, Loralie, Mike Benet, After Dark, Giovanni and many others. Merchandise arrives on a daily basis, so the inventory is always changing. If you don’t find something suitable, sign up in their wish book. When your style and size comes in, they’ll give you a call.
The $9.99 and Up store is located at 6633 Fallbrook Ave. (Fallbrook Mall – Target Wing), West Hills (818) 703-8592. Hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. All major credit cards are accepted. All sales are final; no returns or exchanges.
IT’S WORTH THE TRIP!