This Week at Costco – June 27, 2010

July 3rd, 2010 · 11 Comments

We were actually flying to New York on Sunday for some boring things that we needed to get done in the US.  And as luck would have it, one of the thins we had to do was right next to the Port Chester, NY Costco.  It was really weird to see a Costco right there, but so so awesome too!  We just popped in to see what it was like but then we couldn’t resist buying a few things.  It was actually hard to keep from buying stuff because there were some really great things.  Like a whole display of David’s cheesecakes and an olive bar.

Mens Dress Shirts

Mens Dress Shirts

Mens Dress Shirts –  Dave can always use more dress shirts, I guess.  Or at least that is the theory we work on.  So, Dave was happy to see some nice dress shirts that were not just light blue, white, or cream.  One of the shirts is a Kirkland Signature brand, and has blue, white, and pink stripes.  Previously, we’ve only seen the solid colored Kirkland Signature shirts, so it was nice to see them changing things up a bit.  The KS shirts are so nicely made and the fabric feels so soft and wonderful.  Plus, it is no-iron, which is a bonus really.  The other shirt has purple stripes and is made by Calvin Klein.  It’s also really nice but doesn’t quite have all of the same details as the KS shirts.  One of the best features of the KS shirts, at least to me, is that they sew the placket (that’s the area around the buttons and button holes) so that they maintain a nice flat appearance.  Unfortunately, the Calvin Klein shirt doesn’t have that feature.  But both of the shirts are really nice and add a little something different than the standard colors to Dave’s wardrobe.  $16.99 per shirt; (UK: £11.31).  KS Item #:  365676; CK Item #: 192672.

Womens Summer Top

Womens Summer Top

Womens Top –  It was super steamy hot when we got here and I can always use a couple more tops, right?  And Costco had some really nice light shirts in fun colors.  So I bought a couple, the salmon colored one in the picture and a purple one (same style) too.  I never seem to have enough light stuff in summer that doesn’t look like just a plain shirt.  I liked that these are gathered around the waist with an elasticized band too because it makes the shirts hang nicely without needing to tuck them in (too hot for that in the summer).  The scoop neck is very flattering too, plus it helps the shirt feel cooler too.  The fabric, rayon, is perfect for summer because it is so light and cool, not to mention that it is beyond soft.  All of that makes it hang very nicely too.  Mostly I like that they are really comfortable in some nice summery colors.  $9.97 (UK: £6.63).  Item #: 481785.

Womens Bermuda Shorts

Womens Bermuda Shorts

Womens Bermuda Shorts –  Who can’t use another pair of shorts for summer?  Especially when it is super hot out.  These are very tailored looking and come to just above my knee, which is good because that means they cover the majority of my super pale legs (don’t want to frighten the children).  And the little bit of stretch in the fabric makes them a little more comfortable, even if I’ve had a stack of pancakes for breakfast.  $12.49 (UK: £8.31).  Item #: 515530.

Stacy's Italian Harvest Pita Chips

Stacy's Italian Harvest Pita Chips

Stacy’s Pita Chips, Italian Harvest Flavor –  We love the plain Stacy’s Pita Chips that just have a little bit of sea salt on them.  They are a favorite to have with humous or just about any other type of dip.  I was intrigued by the new Italian Harvest flavor that we saw at Costco this week.  I like that they have a little bit of flavor all on their own and don’t need a dip, but I think they’d still be really amazing with some humous too.  The Italian Harvest has a nice mix of herbs and red pepper bits that are folded into the pita dough, so you get a bunch of herby goodness in each bite.  There’s a big garlic flavor (so if you don’t like garlic, these are not the chips you are looking for), then you also get a nice bit of red pepper and thyme.  While thyme is not the spice that I usually think of for Italian flavorings, it works quite well.  Just like with the plain pita chips, they are thick and crunchy.  So good!  25.66 ounces for $5.49 (UK: £3.65).  Item #: 518454.

Beigel's Black & Whites

Beigel's Black & Whites

Beigel’s Black & White Cookies – It seems highly appropriate to be buying little black and white cookies while in New York.  So, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity.  If you haven’t had these before, they are not strictly like a cookie, but a little cakey too.  They’re a smidge like a madeleine perhaps with a little bit of sugar cookie mixed in too.  They have a hint of a lemony flavor with the soft cookie/cake part.  And obviously, half of the cookie is covered with white icing and half with chocolate fudge icing.  Dave and I both like them, so finding these made everyone happy.  It is a nice change from things like chocolate chip (not that I don’t love a good chocolate chip cookie).  What was even nicer is that these were little cookies, like maybe 3 or 4 bites each.  These would be great if you were having a party, say for Independence Day.  There are about 24 in the container at Costco, which is a good amount, I think.  Oh yeah, they are pretty delicious too.  24 ounces, 24 cookies, for $6.79 (UK: £4.52).  Item #: 240744.


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11 Responses so far ↓

  1. 1 rs2000 // 2010.08.10 at 2:26 pm

    Big fan of the shirts – I bought 7 for day-to-day work wear. Previously I’d be wearing Nordstrom brands (from the Rack), but now I leave these for more special occasions. These I’d get for anywhere from $25 – $40 but would usually be french-cuff and a little dressier. My review on the shirts:

    Pro: good stitching & quality, various sleeve lengths for a perfect fit, wide variety of colors
    Cons: requires ironing, button-down collars

    My St. Louis Costco has the KS wool slacks which look very nice, but I refuse to buy dry-clean only. Hopefully they’ll come out with a high-quality machine washable slack.

  2. 2 Clue // 2010.07.07 at 1:42 pm

    You and I have that secret in common!

  3. 3 Regina // 2010.07.05 at 8:10 am

    I got that top in the purple and salmon too!

    Great top for when it’s very warm outside-but I wear a cami under it because for my personal taste it’s just too sheer without one

    I especially love the sleeves-perfect length and they’re full. At my age I have upper arm issues and they cover that nicely.

  4. 4 Clue // 2010.07.05 at 3:26 am

    My spousling has had 4 of the Kirkland shirts for about 4-5 months now. They each been worn numerous times and we have no issues whatsoever with them. Looking forward to buying more!!

    • 5 Kimberly // 2010.07.06 at 8:56 am

      Dave has several of the Kirkland shirts in either blue or white already that have held up very well after two years of wear. And I know he has had shirts from other designers that have cost quite a bit more than the $17 for a KS shirt, and they really are the same quality I think. And some of them don’t even have the nice features like the placket stitching. I don’t know what Consumer Reports was expecting for $17 but I think these shirts are an incredible deal and quite good on the quality front too.

      I’ll be honest, my dirty little secret is that I don’t iron – ever. Anything that might remotely need ironing goes to the cleaners. 🙂

  5. 6 tle // 2010.07.04 at 11:37 am

    I was being a little sarcastic. I can see that the needle work is not as great as a Nordstrom shirt but for $17, I will accept the quality of the shirt. Plus it hasn’t ripped or gotten frayed for 3 months now. Peace!

  6. 7 gakski // 2010.07.04 at 10:46 am

    Consumers Reports was not impressed with the quality of the shirt.

  7. 8 tle // 2010.07.04 at 10:28 am

    Consumer report was not impressed. Was it because the shirt should have cost more than $17? I have had banana republic and gap shirts that cost more and last just as long. I don’t see any problem with wearing this shirt for a year or two and getting its money’s worth.

  8. 9 gakski // 2010.07.04 at 8:05 am

    Consumer Reports was not impressed with the Kirkland shirts.

  9. 10 tle // 2010.07.03 at 4:32 pm

    I have four of the Kirkland shirts. They are not a true non iron shirt. I wear them without ironing them but they look definitely “sharper” when ironed and ironing them is real easy.

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