As studiously as I avoid the mall, it has nonetheless come to my attention that the Betsey Johnson store at Pioneer Place is about to embark on a sale from April 16-20, in which clothing, shoes, and bags will all be 40% off.

I find it hard to hold anything against this woman...

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...Never minding that her empire includes a not insignificant number of landfill-bound cheap shoes and jewelry, when I ask myself truthfully if I would ever kick a classic B.J. move such as this crinoline skirt out of my closet, especially considering that much of the line's apparel is still produced domestically, and especially at 40 percent off...

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..I have to admit that no, I would never. I would love it and keep it safe. So now you know too.