If you've noticed that your cross fit center has been overrun lately, it isn't due to swimsuit season. Dallas' most fashionable shoppers are to blame; they've gone into heavy training for this weekend's F.I.G. Shopping Finale Sale, a two-day affair in the Design District that resembles a museum filled with trunk shows. National brands like Seven for All Mankind and Missoni and locals like Cotton Island and Julep will be there, with clothing and accessories clearanced up to 75% off.
Replacing your tattered goods with lovely, inexpensive new ones is going to get competitive. You might want to wear a mouth guard. You don't want to pay the ticket price though, and that's why you're going to enter this giveaway. We've got TWO PAIRS of passes, so you and a pal can tackle the labyrinth of bargains as a power team. Just email me at Jamie.Laughlin@dallasobserver.com with the subject line "I love bargains." I'll pick the winners randomly and we'll shut this contest down at 5 p.m. on Thursday
(Tickets for Friday or Saturday cost $15 per person and weekend passes cost $20 so if you don't win, buy them here. There's also a VIP first look shopping event on Thursday, but those will run you $50.)