Value City has great bargains. They buy lots of designer clothing and then re-sell it, ala T.J. Maxx. I love to go in when they are having additional sales (like ann extra 20% off the entire store), which make the savings even more extreme. While the values and selection are pretty good, the physical environment of the store is less than ideal. It's an older building, and as such everything has a slightly dingy feel to it. It's not so much that the store is dirty--it's just not kept up as well as most stores are. Oh, and the restrooms are just a nightmare. Hold it until you get home.