Welcome to City Paper’s newest addition to the blogosphere, Frugalista. I’ll be updating several times a week with local sales and good deals — and the occasional chain bargain — and to show that it’s possible to be poor and well-dressed at the same time. So what qualifies me to be Charleston’s Frugalista? Besides being the Calendar Gal at CP (which encompasses the Calendar and Scene sections along with copy editing duties), I spend a good deal of my free time shopping. The catch is, I’m a journalist — and a young one at that — therefore my funds are tighter than that Mormon dude’s pants on The Real World. Whether downtown, in the ‘burbs, or online, I’ll be keeping my eye out for bargains. Have you found a delightful deal recently? Suggestions are always welcome. E-mail me at erica@charlestoncitypaper.com. Happy spending!

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