Discounters lose their edge

Like a lot of Americans, I spent the weekend after Christmas scouring stores for bargains. A cute raspberry-colored blazer at Loehmann’s caught my eye, not so much for the design but because I had seen the same jacket in Bloomingdale’s for roughly the same price ($19.99) just days before.img src=”http://feeds2.feedburner.com/~r/rss/money_news_economy/~4/PylshVRIlwU” height=”1″ width=”1″/