Trina Turk Outlet in Alhambra

If you and your mother love discount shopping as much as my mom and I do, consider a trip to the Trina Turk outlet in Alhambra for some Mother’s Day shopping.¬†Upon a recent tweet from RecessionistaLA, I was reminded of the fact that a designer outlet resides in the good ol’ SGV, and I still had yet to pay a visit. I was able to finally make a stop when in the neighborhood a couple weeks ago.

Doesn't look like much from the outside, but it's there.

I’m not too familiar with Trina Turk‘s pieces, other than that she seems to be the go-to for resort wear for Palm Springs getaways. And I loved the results of the mentoring program she did with Otis students last year, where their young designers created dresses with prints of the LA skyline. With that said, Trina Turk is still a mom-friendly choice in that her clothes are sophisticated enough for an older woman, but still fun and modern.

It was a pleasant surprise to find the outlet store well-stocked, with pieces in great shape and on trend, but with price tags that still reflect their outlet origins.

Even the bargain bin had some good stuff.

To get an idea of prices and selection, I was eyeing this Kokua tank, still retailing full price at $96 on the website, for $25 in size P and L. Cocktail rings, similar to this one, ranged from $25-50. Also on the racks was a good selection of brightly patterned swimsuits, Pour La Victoire and Pura Lopez heels for just over $100, and cute summer dresses.

Rack full of swimsuits - Palm Springs vacay anyone?

I didn’t come home with any new clothes, but I did pick up these sunglasses in the exact style and color that I’ve been looking forever for – only $20!