Recently I had told one of my close friends that I steal and as soon as I did I immediately regretted it. She had always wanted to steal too but told me she was too scared all the time, didn’t know what to do etc etc. I told about this forum and let her do her own research and tbh I thought she was going to be pretty good at it. Well I was very, very wrong. One night we went to an outlet mall that I had never been to before, so of course I was super excited. I had scoped it out previously with just a casual walk/buying some coffee and realized that the security there was very lax(rich part of town, hardly any crime, etc).
The first thing we do when we go is buy coffee(venti peppermint white mocha with an extra shot is heaven you should try it). We go to Tommy Hilfiger and I lift a shirt and a bag, she doesn’t want anything so we keep walking. We then hit up a shoe store(I forgot the name) that had only ONE employee and she was doing paperwork/walking back and worth from the counter to the back. I saw her through the window before we entered and thought it was a perfect time to lift some shoes. However my so called “expert friend” didn’t get the hint and immediately after we entered started talking to me about some random shit and the employee heard her and came straight up and was watching us the whole time until we left 🙄. So of course I was annoyed like great ruined my chance for this store. The night goes on and I continue to hit up the rest of the stores. I had so many opportunities at Michael Kors and Burberry but my dumbass friend ruined all of them by attracting too much attention to herself of letting the SA’s talk to her too much/follow her. I got super lucky when I went into Kate Spade and the two sales associates behind the counter were flirting with some guy so I was able to snatch a small wallet.
There was one point too where she wanted to take some clothes and needed my magnet and I was hesitant to give it to her but I did. She wanted to get clothes for F21 so I let her go into the dressing room and do her thing. When she comes out however she still has all the clothes and I ask her what happened and she responds “I couldn’t get the tags off.” I’m like ????? How you have my magnet and she’s like “they wouldn’t come off” so at this point I’m just like 🤦🏽♀️. Fast forward to the very end of the night she went into Old Navy with my magnet and I wanted to go to Saks so we separate and I’m able to walk away with $150 real rabbit fur slides, while she’s coming back to me with nothing cause she doesn’t know how to get the tags off.
The VS haul is a completely different story. I almost didn’t get away with it because my friend let a SA talk her to death and hand her a bag and pick out cute items for her that she would like. And then after that she KEPT FOLLOWING ME!! I was extremely annoyed.. but I told her I would be a while in the fitting room and that she should walk around to other stores while I’m there.
Point of the story is: go alone. Get your shit done the way you know how. From now on I’m taking solo trips because it’s A LOT easier for me.
Also here’s the outlet mall haul if anyone is gonna ask: https://coinsh.red/p/Outlet.jpeg
I’m just shy of under a grand with that haul plus the VS haul☺️.