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Posted on Tue, Aug 4, 2009 : 3 p.m.

Ann Arbor savvy shopper

By Angela Smith

August in Ann Arbor-- what a great time to think about shopping. I live in the Arborland area, so shopping is never far from my mind or from my house. Actually, that was one of the selling points for me when we moved to this city 6 years ago. I so wanted to be “that girl” that desired open spaces and quiet calm for raising a family… but then this area wooed me with a Target, Marshalls, bookstores, cafes, and two grocery stores less than 5 minutes away. More exhilarating than mosquitoes and riding mowers, I’d say! Suddenly my new fantasy involved delivered pizzas, lively neighborhoods, and always catching the latest sale nearby.

Yeah, sales are a bit of an infatuation of mine. But believe me, my darling husband already knows about it, and is learning to accept it. The delight in finding a sale on a perfect gift, a flattering dress, or BOGO on my favorite grocery items, sometimes gets a wee bit more enthusiasm than that of him walking in the door at the end of the day.

But, now I have an explanation for it all. When I found out about this blog, I squealed to him, explaining I think I have been training for this all of my life - between my incessant facebooking and my years of research in keeping up on the greatest deals, this is really just putting two of my natural abilities into one great spot.

So what is my objective? This blog is a place for us to share information about sales, openings, deals, and great shops that just deserve the good fortune of our hard earned dollars. I will share stories of good retail therapy, and expect you will want to comment back with some of your own. In return, we will all take a little more pleasure spending the money we have in the city we love.

What are your favorite shops to hit in August in Ann Arbor?

Retail Blogger Angie Smith will hunt for deals and dish on the latest in retail in Ann Arbor. Readers will attain notices of great deals, and store happenings in and around the city. She can be contacted at



Tue, Aug 4, 2009 : 3:49 p.m.

Great first blog, sounds like way tooo much fun! I know that you are an expert shopper and will help alot of people save money! Good luck and happy hunting!