There's a particularly fun fact buried in a lengthy article on bargain shopping in the Wall Street Journal today. In explaining the sudden surge in high-end designer goods in stores like TJ Maxx and Filene's Basement, a TJ Maxx spokesperson said, "With department stores canceling orders, we're getting additional brands. They have excess product. They know we pay our bills on time and we can't return the product." Whoa - current season Prada at the store we used to get only our socks from? This shopping dream world has officially hit REM.