New shopportunities! On October 12, a brand new Cato Fashions opened in Fenton, a municipality within St. Louis County. Since the opening of that store, I’ve had the opportunity to check it out and my experience surpassed my expectations, so I had tell you all about it.
|Cato Fashions at 171 Gravois Bluffs Plaza Drive (Target Center)|
I had never been into a Cato store prior to my recent visit. So, I had no idea what I was walking into. But, I do know that when I walked out of the store, I had the super chic yet cheap outfit you see below. Yes, that sequined tank and purple blazer are from Cato! And, they have a combined cost less than $40!
|Tank and Blazer (both size small)—Cato fashions|
Want the details on this outfit and a sneak peak of my favorite items in Cato stores now? Continue reading.
Cato Fashions stores, usually located in shopping centers anchored by major discounters or supermarkets, offer styles in sizes 6 – 26W for women and sizes 7-16 for girls. The stores also carry an extensive collection of shoes and accessories.
When I first walked into Cato in Fenton, I wasn’t attracted to the items I saw. The visual merchandising just didn’t appeal to me. I’m glad I kept looking, though, because there are some hidden gems that ought to be on the must-have lists of all budget fashionistas.
|Display at the entrance of the store.|
The hautest items in Cato Fashions right now have got to be the super chic knit blazers. These blazers are kinda like a cross between a sweater and a blazer and are available in on-trend colors like orange, navy, and purple. And, get this, these blazers are only $21.99!
|Orange Cato blazer, $21.99. I am wearing the purple one
in the photo above.
After I tried on a few blazers, I found a sparkly, sequined tank. It is shiny, sophisticated, and just what I’ve been looking for in a blinged out top for the holidays. The tank retails for $17.99 in Cato.
|Sequined tank from Cato, $17.99.|
|Close-up to show the impeccable detailing on the
sequined tank and the quality knit of the blazer.
The quality of these items absolutely surpasses their
My next stop was the shoe section I passed on the way to the fitting room. Cato has an extensive collection of shoes and I didn’t see a single pair with a price above $25. The suede wedges below are my favorite pick. They have a rounded toe, a perfect-for-fall shade of blue, a leopard lining (rawr!), and an unbelievable price of $17.99.
|‘Suede’ wedges at Cato, $17.99|
The shoes in Cato are all faux-leather. But, let me tell you, the following pairs make faux look fabulous!
|Cato flat boots.|
|Cato high-heel oxfords|
If you’ve been in the dark like me about Cato Fashions, it’s time to see the light. Find your nearest store at Catofashions.com. If you’ve already been shopping there, I’d like to know why you haven’t told me about this budget-friendly shopping spot?
Seriously, though, have you shopped at Cato? Let me know what your experiences have been.
Disclosure: I received a gift card to shop at Cato Fashions. No monetary compensation was received for writing this post. All the ideas and opinions expressed are my own.