By Nadine Kam
The newly open Ross Dress for Less store at Pearlridge Center, Uptown, is dressed for the holidays. Nutcracker figures start at $12.99, Santas from $14.99, and gift stockings run from about $7.99 to $9.99. — Nadine Kam photos
Holiday shoppers looking for the Ross Dress for Less store at Pearlridge Center last weekend were a little confused when they looked in the usual location to find it gone.
The store has a new location Uptown, where bargain hunters will still be able to find clothing, accessories and housewares at 20 to 60 percent off department store prices. The store is in the site that formerly housed Borders Books & Records. Enter through an elevator in the parking lot between Uptown and Downtown, or from the mall.
If you're on a tight budget, it's a good place to pick up holiday decor, toys for the kids and clothing for the family. I found holiday dresses in the $14.99 to $24.99 price range, and with the recent spate of cold, rainy weather—it was crazy driving through white-out conditions!—many shoppers were in the outerwear section, searching for something warm, whether for here or their winter travels.
To celebrate the new store, and just in time for the holidays, Ross is sending me a $25 gift card and wants one of Hawaii's fashion tribe to go shopping with $25, which goes a lot further at Ross than most other stores! (If you're reading from somewhere else, sorry but this contest is for Hawaii readers only.)
Just add a comment to let me know if you're interested in winning a $25 gift card and I'll add your name to a drawing and pull the winner at 5 p.m. on Friday.
Angel sculptures in silver and gold.
A glint of metal can also be found in apparel, such as this sequined designer shift, and jewelry pieces for the holidays.
Lace is another of the fall trends.
A "Toyland" section is stocked with playthings for little ones.
More ornaments and decorative items for the holidays.