Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Here’s a West Side Story you haven’t heard before.
You just met a girl named Maria, a single mother of two who was recently laid off.
Maria turns to charities for child-rearing necessities — but they, too, are down on their luck.
WestSide Baby (and its hardworking staff of two) — which supplies almost 95 social agencies in the Seattle area with diapers, cribs, clothing, and toys — has been forced to turn away requests due to donation shortages. And from September to early November alone, the nonprofit saw demand more than double.
Diapers (especially sizes three to six), car seats, and boys’ clothes are always needed. But with many shelves entirely empty, the nonprofit will gladly accept any item listed on its site in new or gently used condition.
Not everything’s free (or easy) in America.
WestSide Baby, 10032 15th Avenue Southwest (206-767-1662 or westsidebaby.org). To volunteer, e-mail email@example.com.
So if you are from the Seattle area or just feel compelled to help out, please take a moment and help those who have a budget much tighter. So if your kid's have already grown up and their crib is gathering dust, this is the perfect opportunity for you to clean out and make some room. Live in Boston and can't get your stuff to Seattle, try and find a local charity near you.
Monday, December 22, 2008
Times are tough and money needs to go to more important things than your romance novel collection. Can’t give up that small pleasure? Well why don’t you get back to your childhood roots and head to your local library. Do you know how much the library costs you to read the latest books? NOTHING; its free. In these economic times this is the greatest time to use your library. Go pick up the latest best seller for free. Can’t finish it in the two weeks you are allotted? Re-new the book and it is still free.
Another news flash! Since the last time you went to the library you probably had braces and DVD stood for who knows what, there have been significant changes as well. You can borrow (aka rent) the summer blockbuster you never go to the theaters to see or finally watch the classics. Once again a night in at home with a great movie only costs you the popcorn you attempted to make in the microwave before it burned.
Wake up and use the resources your tax dollars are funding. The library is one of the greatest resources your town has to offer. There are constantly special events that will bring a community together, and entertain your family for hours. So renew your love for the library, but remember to return your books on the due date. It would be a shame to have to pay that ten cent over-due fee.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Don't miss this rare deal
One of my favorite stores on Etsy.com, the Atelier (http://www.theatelier.etsy.com) is having a summer clearance sale. The designer has the most exquisite jewelry that are unique and intriguing. The prices range from the very affordable to the more desirable. The pieces are original, classic, and creative. Colors are vibrant and will spruce up any outfit. To make everything better the Atelier is having a promotion, 40% off everything in stock. That necklace that may have been a bit of a reach could now be super affordable.
I purchased Lapis earrings that I have had my eye on for over a year. I am so happy The Atelier ran this promotion or I may have not purchased. Another great plus to this shop, is that The Atelier accepts returns.
The Atelier uses various materials from gold to semi-precious gemstones. Since the materials are of the earth, they will be different and have character all on its own. I am sure if you purchased a piece your friends would think that your husband or boyfriend broke the bank for your anniversary. But you can keep the secret to yourself that you were able to afford this incredible glamour on a budget.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Is it time to refresh your look? Are you still rocking the blueeye shadow and Barbie pink lip stick? I didn't think you were stuck inthe 80s; give me some credit please? However I know you have becomebored with your latest beauty routine. If this sounds like you,head to your mall or go to Sephora's (www.sephora.com) website right now. They have reintroduced the mega makeup kit to fill all your beauty needs. Go ahead and get your hands on The Sephora Brand Collector's Edition Palette. The "Ultimate Blockbuster" kit (http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml;jsessionid=PF02RHPCHB3RACV0KRTQ5UQ?id=P220561&categoryId=C7010#) is the ultimate steal this holiday season, a makeup kit with every color imaginable for your eyes, face, and lips. With this collection you can create any look you desire, try out the 1920s Hollywood starlet, or go for the dewy fresh from the spa look. This is an all in one compact with a rainbow of colors from Sephora's Brand of makeup.
This kit comes with 84 eye shadow shades, 60 lip glosses, 5 blushes, 1 compact powder, 1 lip liner, 1 eyeliner, 7 applicator brushes. They are all contained in a black case to make applying makeup easy and organized. This kit sounds like a fortune; however this amazing pallet is under $50. This is the steal of the year. Every item in the box costs you pennies. One would be crazy not to snatch up this kit before it is too late. This is the perfect holiday present for your friend who cannot leave a make-up counter empty handed. Treat yourself to a fresh new face, and then try out a new look over and over again. Match your make-up to your mood.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
There are various ways for you to benefit from the services of this website. You can receive text messages to show the vendor the current deal being offered. There is no need to remember to print and bring them to the restaurant. They are free of charge, you only pay your carrier’s standard text message fee. Have a favorite place with no current deals, set up an alert and when your place offers a special you will be the first to know. Share coupons with the rest of the city to enjoy the deals and steals.
The coupons range from restaurants to shopping to basic needs. Save a bundle on your next shopping trip. You can get extras at your next meal; you didn’t want fries, but if they are free at POP Burger, why not? Go see the new musical Rock of Ages for about $40. Treat yourself to a day at the spa without feeling guilty about breaking bank. This is a great site to help find ways to do those things you have been yearning for but never wanted to spend that much on a meal. Go ahead and live your life as that superstar.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Half.com brings together buyers and sellers to enrich the world with a more well read public. Due to the fact that you are not dealing with a big corporation you must be more patient with receiving your items. When you submit an order, the seller is given about 3 days to pack and ship your item. If you choose media mail (the cheapest but slowest) as your shipping option you will have to wait seven to ten days for your book to arrive. Often the books are used, but sellers try and give as much information about the book they are selling. When listing an item the seller ranks the item from brand new to acceptable for condition. If there is anything noticeable about the book such as tears, doggy ears or writing on the inside, the seller is required to note this. Every once in a while you will encounter a seller who is not completely honest. Chances of this happening are slim to none.
Saving over half is great, but what if you could buy a book for 99% off the suggested retail price? Would you stock your bookshelf just to look well read? I have no shame I just might. Make a dent in reading the classics such as To Kill a Mocking Bird for 75 cents. Want to indulge that guilty pleasure with Confessions of a Shopaholic? Go for it! With prices this low, there is no excuse to find the next great novel.
Check out my bookshelf too!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
What: Elaine Kim Open Studio Sale
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Afraid your carrier does not participate? All the major carriers from American Airlines t Delta offer this as an option when redeeming miles. There are even regional companies such as Hawaiian Airlines who can help you earn great gift certificates and services. This is a great way to redeem your points before it is too late. You can redeem as little as 2,000 miles for a gift card. There is no excuse anymore to let these perks disappear forever.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Howdy! I couldn't find your contact information, but I was hoping to inform you of a fantastic sample sale happening Tuesday 11/11 to Friday 11/14. It's being put on by the NY-based high-end accessories company PONO, designed by Joan Goodman. The times are from 9am-7pm daily and it is located at:
132 W. 36 St. 8th Floor
NY, NY 10018
All items will be 60-80% off retail price and purchases of over $100 will be able to pick a free item.
Please visit our facebook page to see our truly fabulous pieces and please.
****If you ever hear of a great sale, deal, or deal that you cannot keep to your self please pass that information along to me. I will post it in my next entry.****
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
DressCodes (www.dresscodesatl.com): This downtown Decatur boutique is reducing denim up to 70% off from brands such as Earnest Sewn, Deener, and Good Society. A small selection of knits from YMC and Bobi has also been marked down 20 percent. 201 W. Ponce de Leon Ave. 404-343-2894 Mon.-Sat., 11-7
Dress (www.dressboston.com): Save 30 to 70% on fall and winter pieces by 3.1 Phillip Lim, Adam, Lyell, Manon, and more at Back Bay favorite Dress' midseason sale. 221 Newbury St. 617-424-7125 Mon.-Thurs., 11-7; Fri.-Sat., 11-6; Sun., 12-5Intimacy (www.myintimacy.com): Stop by this lingerie haven 10/26 and 11/6 for a bra fitting; buy a lace, plunge, strapless, or demi bra and receive a Hanky Panky thong for free. One more day without having to do laundry, that would be enough for me to stop by. Copley Place, 100 Huntington Ave. 857-277-7887 Mon.-Sat., 10-9; Sun., 11-6
Clever Alice (www.cleveralice.com): This shop is moving and needs to lighten its load when it sets up shop at 1920 North Damen Avenue on Saturday, November 1. The old locatuon at the River North will be open, with new winter collections from Kitchen Orange, Casting, Plastic Island, and Prairie Underground. 750 N. Franklin St. 312-587-8693 Mon.-Fri., 10:30-7; Sat., 10-6
Partners Card (www.partnerscard.org): Through Sunday use the Partners Card to save 20 percent on more than 750 stores and restaurants. The $60 card (100 percent of which supports The Family Place, an organization for victims of domestic violence) is accepted at top-notch retailers like Henry Beguelin, Anthropologie, and Billy Reid. Go to the site for more information.
The Suburban Glitz Designer Sample Sale: At this perennially well-stocked sale on Saturday save up to 70% on clothing and accessories by CC Skye, Splendid, Ella Moss, William Rast, and others. North Ranch Community Center, 1400 N. Westlake Blvd., Westlake Village Event: Sat., 9-4
Inca Swimwear: This bohemian-luxe swimwear company is the latest chic boutique to open at the Gansevoort South hotel. As part of the store's grand opening celebration, save 20% on anything in the store—including bikinis, one-pieces, resortwear, and accessories—now through Sunday. Gansevoort South, 2377 Collins Ave., Miami Beach 305-673-9170 Mon.-Thurs., 11-8; Fri.-Sat., 10-10; Sun., 11-8
Elizabeth Charles (www.elizabeth-charles.com): In celebration of Halloween, this bohemian-luxe West Village boutique is offering 30% off anything black or orange, from Thursday, to Sunday. 639 1/2 Hudson St. 212-243-3201
Event: Mon., 1-8; Tues.-Thurs., 10-8 (in-store); Mon., noon-Thurs., midnight (online)
Arcadia Boutique (www.arcadiaboutique.com): Stop by this Northern Liberties boutique on Saturdayfor its annual Ladies' Denim Brunch. Enjoy homemade snacks from Soy Café, plus 25 percent savings on all new denim purchases and free on-site alterations. 819 N. Second St. 215-667-8099 Wed.-Sat., 12-8; Sun., 12-5
Mabel and Zora (www.mabelandzora.com): This cheerful boutique for great dresses and cute, affordable fashion finds is offering Lucky readers a 25 percent discount on sweater purchases through Sunday. Make sure to mention the magazine to get this deal. 1468 NE Alberta St. 503-335-6169 748 NW 11th Ave. Mon.-Sat., 11-6; Sun., 12-5
Candystore Collective (www.candystorecollective.com): This Mission District spot carries charmingly offbeat clothing, vintage items, and home goods that can't be found elsewhere. Save 20% on any single purchase. 3153 16th St. 415-863-8143 Mon.-Fri., 9-6
Zovo (www.zovolingerie.com): University District lingerie destination Zovo is celebrating election season by marking down bras from Aubade Jardin, Chantelle, and more up to 60%, now through November 4th. 4612 26th Ave. NE 206-525-9686 Mon.-Sat., 9:30-9; Sun., 11-6
Edressme.com: Until November 4—edressme.com is offering 20 percent off a selection of dresses inspired by Michelle Obama (sleeveless shifts and fun prints) and Cindy McCain (classic designer pieces). Try and channel the woman you think should be standing by her man for the next 4 years
Monday, October 27, 2008
Take 40% off fall and 85% off summer items from Givenchy, Alexander McQueen, Lanvin, Bottega Venetta, Lacroix, etc.
When: Nov. 5-7. Wed., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Zara has been a staple in Europe for years and stateside for a bit of time. However, on my recent visits I noticed a quality make over. Zara takes inspiration straight from the runways and translates it for the fashionable everyday woman. Like H&M, the styles are current and similar to what Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale’s is selling. But unlike its competition, Zara’s garments feel like a million bucks. The quality is great. The wools are plush, the silks soft, and the leather supple. Due to an increase in quality the prices will be a bit higher.
On my most recent visit there many items stuck out to me. There was the lace dress I discussed above. If you are in need of a winter coat, try on the tweed one that is similar to a classic Chanel. In need of the latest heels? There are a pair of gladiator heels that look strikingly similar to the Christian Dior’s Carrie Bradshaw wore in Sex and the City the Movie. There are silk color block dresses that were all over the runway. Wide leg trousers come in every color way imaginable. If you are able to get into your nearest Zara, there is no excuse for dressing poorly this season.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Do you live in London? Need a night off from gambling in Vegas? Broadway Box also has offers for shows on the West End and Vegas productions. Become mesmerized by the acrobatics at Cirque Du Soleil. How those performers bend will awe you for hours after the performance has ended. The Sound of Music on the London stage is supposed to be breath taking and the talent is unreal. Or go see Blood Brothers which has been showing on the West End for over 15 years. It is one of the best shows I have seen; sitting on the edge of my seat, tears filled my eyes as I was engrossed in this rich story. Take Broadway Box’s discounts to enrich your life with culture. Get off your butt and see live entertainment. The performers put their blood, sweat and tears into these performances for theater goers like you to be blown away. Walk down the street singing the lyrics to “Popular” with a great big smile knowing you had a great evening on the town.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Neem Tree Spa (http://www.neemtreespa.com/): For the remainder of the month this spa is offering 25% off all massage, facial, and body treatments. Go ahead and treat yourself to much deserved R&R. 1198B Howell Mill Rd. 404-351-8446Blue Genes (http://shopbluegenes.com/): Bring your used denim to this boutique and receive $30 in Blue Genes Bucks to use on your next purchase of a new pair of jeans. The recycled jeans will be sold in the new Vintage Section of the outlet store at prices ranging from $25 to $100. Spend some time cleaning out your closet to make room for some new jeans. 3400 Around Lenox Dr. NE, 404-231-3400
Salon Next (http://www.salonnext.com/): Is offering 20% off all cuts and color. This is motivation enough to try out their classic bobs and angular cuts, which they are known for. And each treatment comes with invigorating complimentary scalp treatments, this is reason enough to make the soonest appointment. 857 Collier Rd. NW, No. 4, 404-609-7041
The Boston Design Center (http://bostondesigncenter.com/): Multiple Design Showrooms are hosting the annual Treasure Hunt this Saturday and Sunday (10/18-10/19). You can save up to 75% on everything from furniture, antiques, and accessories to fabric, rugs, and tile at more than 40 showrooms, including Baker, Webster & Co, Scalamandre, and Farrow & Ball. Everyone always needs a reason to see how they can spruce up their home. One Design Center Pl. 617-449-5501, Event: Sat., 10-5; Sun., 12-5
Luxe Newport (http://luxenewport.blogspot.com/): This Thursday (10/16) the in-store line Sharkaraa (www.sharkaraa.com)is offering 30% off their Gem Bar, where clients can create personalized healing gemstone jewelry. The sale includes all handbags and jewelry (except Gem Bar custom designs); there are also markdowns on select Rosamond clothing and home accessories. 22 Franklin St., Newport, RI, 401-619-3111, Opening party: Thurs., Oct. 16, 5-8Los Angeles Area
Subtle Tones (http://subtletones.com/index.php): This coming weekend (10/17-10/18) Subtle Tones is having a warehouse sale on their incredibly comfortable loungewear, pajamas, and cashmere sweaters. Prices will be reduced up to 75% off wholesale prices. Stay warm in these coming months with decedent cashmere. 660 Maple Ave., Torrance, 310-328-0408 x118
Shop Til You Drop Sale: This Sunday (10/19) save up to 60% on clothing, jewelry, and accessories from brands such as Kami Shade, Candice Held, and Jenny Jen. Admission is free with RSVP; call 818-358-9966. The Hilton Hotel, Universal City, 555 Universal Hollywood Dr. 818-358-9966, Event: Sun., 11-4
Elaine Kim (www.elainekim.com): Support this new up and coming designer with her first sample sale this Friday (10/17). Her line features leather trimmed tops and jersey dresses. Have her stuff before your friends find out about her when they read the January 2009 issue of Lucky (they are featuring her). 5971 Third St., 323-937-0355, Event: Fri., 5-9
The Spa at Sports Club/LA (www.mpsportsclub.com/clubs/miami/index.php): As part of Miami Spa Week, this spa within the Four Seasons is offering a Free Your Mind and the Rest Will Follow promotion. The popular 45-minute aromatherapy facial or massage for just $50 each (the facial normally starts at $138 and the massage is normally $152). This is a deal you cannot pass up for countless reasons. 1435 Brickell Ave., Miami, 305-533-1199
The Little Salon (http://www.thelittlesalon.com/): This Sarasota salon, located in the historic Rosemary district, is known for spot-on consultations, taking into consideration a client's hair texture, face shape, coloring, and lifestyle. Now through Saturday (10/18), save 20% on a color or clear gloss (regular price $25 to $35). This is a great way to extend your pricy highlights for an extra few weeks. 426 Central Ave., Sarasota, 941-955-4691
Van Michael Miami (http://www.vanmichael.com/): Located just off Lincoln Road, this beauty salon is offering 20% off all services if you mention “Lucky” when booking. Services include cuts, color, makeup, and waxing, from 10/15 all the way until 11/30. This is the perfect deal to get all your beauty needs done. Spread them out and keep returning to Van Michael’s. 1667 Michigan Ave., Miami Beach, 305-534-6789
New York City Area
Kipepeo (http://www.kipepeokipepeo.com/HomePage.htm): From Friday (10/17) until the end of the month, Kipepeo is offering 50 to 70 percent savings on its glamorous jewelry. In addition if you mention “luckymag.com” you can save 20% off full-price items. Now go pick up those great earrings for Saturday night’s big gala 250 Elizabeth St. 212-219-7555
Deeply Madly Living (http://www.deeplymadlyliving.com/): Their quirky, unique housewares are reduced 60 to 80 percent during the Wall Street Crash Sale, through the end of December. This is a great long sale to figure out exactly what you need for your home or apartment. 255 W. 36th St., Ste. 502, 212-564-1530
Flight001 (http://www.flight001.com/store/index.htm?partner=google_flight001): The innovative travel boutique is marking down its entire selection of bags—from designers like Yohji Yamamoto and Jack Spade—at 25 percent off, through Wednesday, October 15. Can’t make it into the store? The sale is happening online as well. 96 Greenwich Ave. Manhattan212-989-0001132 Smith St., Brooklyn718-243-000158 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn 718-789-1001
Sally Hershberger (http://www.sallyhershberger.com/): Every salon needs to train their stylists to be able to cut and color on a professional level. Stylists at the infamously expensive Sally Hershberger salon is offering cuts and color for $40 every Wednesday by hair-stylists in training. There is currently a waiting list, but call and put your name on the list. 425 W. 14th St., Second Fl., 212-206-8700
Chelsee Eyes: The store is reducing prices 40 to 60 percent off their designer frames until 10/27. Chelsee Eyes caries every brand from Lafont, to Prada reduced. 20 W. 20th St., Ste. 804, 212-242-4823
Echochic (http://www.echochic.com/): This edgy fashion boutique is having a major sale: Buy one marked-down item and get the second half-off. Time to find the trends of the season you want to rock this winter. 1700 Sansom St., 215-569-9555
Sole (http://www.4mysole.com/): This accessories Mecca is offering 20% off shoes, handbags, and other accessories made and designed by local designers for the rest of the month. You know how I feel about supporting local artists, now please spread the word and accessories with a conscience. 1033 NW Couch St., 503-222-SOLE
Una (http://www.una-myheartisfull.com/): This small boutique boasting an stocking a mix of designer and vintage clothing and accessories recently received its new fall shipments from Mociun, Earnest Sewn, Decca and Harlan, Mercy, Rodebjer, Nami, and Tehen/Poles. They are offering 20% off select pieces from Bonubora, Clu, Coven, Chan Luu, and more. 2802 SE Ankeny St., 503-235-2326
San Francisco Area
Hydra (www.hydrasoap.com): Save up to 70% on handmade soaps, aromatic bath bombs, and relaxing salts. All products are handmade locally, sport adorable packaging, and make perfect gifts. After a long day of work you are going to thank yourself you indulged at hydra. 1710 Fourth St., Berkeley, 510-559-9796
Her Boutique (www.her-sf.com): The boutique is bringing back its annual denim sale with 20 percent savings on regular-price jeans from labels such as Joe's Jeans, Paige Premium Denim, and James Jeans, until the end of the month. Who really wants to pay full price on those jeans? 2053 Fillmore St. 415-923-9628
Lucca Statuary (http://www.luccastatuary.com/): The annual fall sale is going on until 11/21. Garden items such as planters, birdbaths, benches, and statues are reduced 30%, and all fountains are marked down 20 to 50 percent. This sale will help you make it through the winter knowing that your garden will look beautiful next spring. Stockpile for warmer months at Lucca Statuary's annual fall sale, now through November 21. 3623 Leary Wy. NW, 206-789-8444
D.C. and Baltimore Area
Urban Chic: (http://www.urbanchiconline.com/): At the annual Pink is the New Black shopping benefit on Thursday, 10/16 enjoy a 20% discount on all merchandise, from Loeffler Randall, Catherine Malandrino, and Rory Beca. Ten percent of sales benefit the Komen Race for the Cure. This is a great way to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month, while sporting a stylist new purse or a great blouse. Event: Thurs., 5-8Urban Chic Georgetown1626 Wisconsin Ave. NW202-338-5398Urban Chic Bethesda7126 Bethesda Ln., Bethesda301-657-0290
Green and Blue (http://www.greenandbluestyle.com/): Its 5 o’clock somewhere and that place is the south Dupont boutique. They are throwing a daylong wine and cheese party on Friday, October 17, with 20 percent off all clothes, including Cynthia Steffe and Shoshanna. Stop in for a snack and maybe the buzz will encourage you to walk out with a Shoshanna dress. 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-223-6644
Thursday, October 9, 2008
I do not know how it is around the rest of the country, but there is a great thing about NYC….Chinese and Asian restaurants on every corner. You could never leave your apartment and drown yourself in lo mein noodles. To make things even better at these restaurants are their lunch specials. In an effort to spur mid-day business many Asian restaurants, specifically Chinese and Thai, offer a lunch special that could feed a small army. Depending on the restaurant or neighborhood you can find a real deal. Read the fancier the area it may be more expensive, but no more than $10.
Today, I was in Williamsburg Brooklyn and had a lunch special at a Thai restaurant. I got a spring roll, a chicken dish and rice. My delicious meal was under $6. This was a modest portion compared to other places I have been to. At a Chinese restaurant near my office I got a spring roll, quart of soup, chicken in garlic sauce and fried rice. This meal was under $7. And it was delicious. I got 2 meals out of this lunch. This is a great way to stretch your dollar out.
Is this too much food for lunch? Wish they had a dinner special? They may not offer it for dinner but order the special later in the day and bring it home for dinner. Order what everyone in your house likes and do not feel like you have to compromise. When a single dish at dinnertime can cost $10, this is a great way to get a couple of meals. Find out if the Chinese restaurant in your town has this special. Maybe another cuisine has a great special. Or try and survive on Beef and Broccoli.
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
I have recently updated my Etsy.com account. Please take a look at my 8x10 photographs to decorate your homes or give as gifts in the upcoming holiday season. Take a gander here at http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5198819. All my photographs are original prints that are limited editions. They were taken on my travels around the world.
All my 8”x10” photographs retail for a mere $10; they all come with a free gift. They are a affordable price for an original piece of artwork. It is hard to find another price on the internet, let alone a gallery. The quality is impeccable on these prints. The colors are rich, and images are sharp.
They are perfect to decorate a hallway or any room you want to add a little artwork too. Do you have a friend who’s home looks like it needs an extra touch. This holiday surprise him or her with the perfect print for their place. Too big or too small? Do not worry; send me an etsy conversation and I will work with you on pricing and sizing. Now show the world you have impeccable artistic taste
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Currently Gilt Group is holding 5 sample sales from women’s clothes to accessories for your baby’s nursery. Choose from items by Costello Tagliapietra, Twelfth Street By Cynthia Vincent, DweelStudio, Diesel Men’s, and M Missoni. Haute Look has 3 sales currently running: Alex and Ani, Sass & Bide and Minnie Rose. Don’t like what is on the menu today? Both sites will tell you what sales are coming up in the next few days. Oh and I forgot to mention, prices are ridiculously reduced, well over 50%. That’s reason enough to shop. Go ahead, make your friends think you indulged at Bloomingdales.
Keep your toes warm as it gets colder out. Free shipping on regular priced shoes at Nordstrom (http://www.nordstrom.com/). Enter the Code SHOES at check out.
Keep skin refreshed with your Avon (http://www.avon.com/) lady. Many skin care items are just $5. Its worth it to just try. Buy 3 or spend $15 and shipping is free. Enter FALL815 upon checkout.
There is 30% off selected styles on Steve Madden Shoes (http://www.stevemadden.com/)
Threadless (http://www.threadless.com/) is reducing prices on their female t-shirts to as low as $12. They sell limited edition, original artwork t-shirts. They are a great way for you to stand out and make a statement with your clothes. You can show your sense of humor, your artistic tastes or a cause you stand for.
FragranceNet (http://www.fragrancenet.com/) is offering $10 off a purchase of $60 or more. Enter code TSX86 by October 13 so you can smell good for days to come.
Herff Christiansen (http://www.herffchristiansen.com/view-all.php) is offering 35% off all items on their site. Enter the code 35OFF at check out. They sell great basics, such as light weight t-shirts and comfortable pants in four basic colors. Your only options are black, white, charcol and brown.
Make your home smell inviting and make the boys intoxicated by the sents from Malie Organics (http://www.malie.com/). Enjoy 25% off your entire order by entering CANDY upon check out.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Soap Deli (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=2871&order=§ion_id=5028607&page=2user_id=2871&order=§ion_id=5028607&page=2user_id=2871&order=§ion_id=5028607&page=2) has marked down all her soaps by 30%. All ingredients are natural and smell like the real deal. Rebecca’s soaps are made with shea butter, rice bran, coconut, and olive oils that create a lather you can shave with.
Candy Argyle (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=82029) is offering 15% off all her items in shop. There are a great variety of items from cosmetic cases to baby booties. Have a friend who is expecting? Surprise them with an adorable changing mat.
Who is excited for Halloween? I sure am and I want to wish everyone a happy day of spooks and treats. The Frantic Meerkat (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5166491§ion_id=5565523) is selling Halloween cards for $2.50. That is cheaper than some cards in your local Halmark store. Spread the holiday cheer with a card people are not expecting to receive.
Scatter Box (http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5278865§ion_id=5517430user_id=5278865§ion_id=5517430) is choosing to take the shop in a new artistic direction which the shopper benefits from tremendously. The remaining city map and scrabble pendants are reduced from $18 to $10. These make a great holiday present. Swipe them up before it is too late.
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Samples for Ecompassion is a socially conscious sample sale with huge discounts up to 80 percent on Edun, Theory, DVF, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Vince. The sale benefits Somaly Mam, a nonprofit dedicated to ending human trafficking and a tree will be planted with each sale. This sale begins October. 5. with an Opening party (with Somaly Mam book signing and photo exhibit), 6-9 p.m. It is located at 2 Great Jones St., b/t Broadway & Lafayette St.
Built by Wendy Sample Sale is hipstery picks like a boiled wool swing coat for $140 (reg. $326), sparkle minidress for $80 (reg. $209), and men’s flannel pullover for $35 (reg. $135). The sale begins this Friday. Hours are Fri. & Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m and it is located at 46 N. 6th St., b/t Wythe & Kent Aves. in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (718-384-2882)
Mischen Sample Sale is trying to move its fall and spring merchandise, custom prints, silks, and more at up to 85 percent off. The sale runs Thurs.-Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m. located at 255 W. 36th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 1106 (212-827-0854).
Boogaloos Boutique (http://www.boogaloosboutique.com/) is celebrating seven years with cocktails, food, and up to 30 percent off your entire purchase. Stop by this Friday from Fri., 6-11 p.m. at 246 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur (404-373-3237).
For Yourself: Sugarcube (http://sugarcube.us/) is hosting a sidewalk sale/concert with Bare Knuckle, with 25 percent off Rogues Gallery, and 30 off Kyumi. The event starts Fri., 6-10 p.m at 124 N. Third St. (215-238-0825).
Lily Dermaceuticals (http://www.lilyskinsolutions.com/index.asp?PageAction=CONTACTUS), the skin care company is donating 20 percent of product sales to breast cancer research. Come in Thursday Oct. 31. at the Lily Day Spa & Salon, 14902 Preston Rd., ste. 506 (972-503-9912).
Rebecca Beeson (http://www.rebeccabeeson.com/ ) Sample Sale is selling their basics for up to 60 percent off this Saturday at 1345 Howard St., b/t 9th & 10th Sts. (415-865-0471).
Bare Necessities Sale (www.barenecessities.com) is discounting most of their merchansies up to 20 percent or more.
S.Sung Sample Sale (http://www.ravinstyle.com/shop/products.asp?d=309&sale=1). Interesting jewlrey and printed frocks.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
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Once you have found the perfect vacation to unwind, you call up the toll free number to speak with an agent. You simply give them the deal number and they walk you through the process. It is an easy, seamless process that makes booking travel fun, not a pain. Go thaw your bones and show off your tan. Make your friends jealous!