Friday, September 26, 2008
Here is a list of sales happening around the country:
DressCodes (http://www.dresscodesatl.com/) is offering 30% off all in-store purchases today. They are located at 201 W. Ponce de Leon Ave., Decatur (404-343-2894).
Honey in the Rough (http://www.honeyintherough.com/) is selling their vintage pieces for $40-$80. Some of the pieces date back to the 1890s. There is also up to 75 percent off Alice McCall, Tsumori Chisato, Emma Cook, Samantha Pleet, United Bamboo, and more. They are located at 157 Rivington St., b/t Suffolk & Clinton Streets.
Luca Luca (http://www.lucaluca.com/) is having a sample sale with ridiculous deals—up to 90 percent off pants, tops, jackets, etc. Hours: Fri., 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Sample Sale is located at: 19 W. 36th St., between Fifth & Sixth Aves., 4th floor
White + Warren's sample sale features their iconic cashmere sweaters and accessories at low low prices. Sweater coats are $150 (originally $330), and men’s thermals are $125 (originally $285). Today at 80 W. 40th St., nr. Sixth Ave., third fl. (212-398-3295); 8–5.
Dalaga, located in Brooklyn, is hosting a sale on remaining summer stock, including denim for men and women. This sale lasts until 10/5. They are located 150 Franklin St., nr. Greenpoint Ave., Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-389-4049); Tues.–Sat. (noon–9), Sun. (noon–8).
The men need new clothes too. Treat your man to 50% off Italian suits, blazers, shirts, and sweaters by Pal Zileri until 10/3. Drop by 29 W. 57th St., near. Fifth Ave., Ste. 700. (212-751-8585); 10–5:30.
Coco & Delilah is reducing prices on summer summer goods from designers like Tibi, Alice + Olivia, J Brand, and Joie, up to 75 percent. This sale lasts through 9/28 and is located at 115 St. Marks Pl., near. Ave. A. (212-254-8741)
Luxurious Christopher Fischer is hosting a sample sale on his line of cashmere sweaters just in time for cooler fall temperatures. Running through 9/28 at 80 Wooster St., near Spring St. (212-965-9009)
This sunday only the Brooklyn Flea for the St. Kilda Jewelry sample sale, featuring 50 to 80 percent off original prices on gold and silver pieces, including those with precious stones. Hope for no rain and stop by Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, 176 Lafayette Ave., near Clermont Ave., Fort Greene, Brooklyn; 10–5.
Classic Jean company Earnest Sewn is having its sample sale, offering discounts on apparel for men, women, and kids. This is going on through 9/28. 831 Washington St., nearr. Gansevoort St. (212-242-3414)
The Click 4th Anniversary Party (http://clickdesignthatfits.com/blog/) where you can Enjoy 20 percent off jewelry by Frances Smersh and receive a free Roost champagne glass with purchase (while they last). There will be a sampling of cupcakses and champagne as you shop for goods from Urbancase, J. Mendicino, and Lollipop Pottery. The party lasts from 6-9 PM at : 2210 California Ave. (206-328-9252).
JJ Grand (http://www.jjseattle.com/) is celebrating their grand opening by offering 20% off clothing by Sretsis, Cloak & Dagger, Publika, Henrik Vibskov, etc. Join in the celebration from 6 to 8 P.M. this Saturday at 606 E. Pine St. (206-329-1105).
Dolan is having a warehouse sale where you can stock up on collections for 75% ($341 sweaters are now $60) of retail this Friday from 8 to 4 at : 1407 Paloma St., b/t E. 14th St. & E. 14th Pl., Downtown (213-748-4401).
Beekman 1802 (http://shop.beekman1802.com/main.sc?utm_source=BEEKMAN+1802&utm_campaign=07d67c1fe2-Summer_email8_11_2008&utm_medium=email) is offering a 15 % off on orders placed on their website. Simply enter "Thanks" in the coupon-code box at checkout. This sale lasts until 10/9
Stock up on sports gear by Nike (www.nike.com) with an extra 20% off clearance items. Enter the code "septclear" at checkout by 9/28.
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Retail Me Not is a collection of codes and deals that websites are offering, but sometimes the information is not widely spread. The website compiles codes that are sent to people on mailing lists or posted on advertisements and spreads the good fortune to others. There are codes listed for websites across the globe. One listed today is for Ebay India. This site is a rare find and should be shared with everyone you know, on all corners of the globe. At any given time there are over 100,000 coupons listed for one to use. It would be a shame to forget to visit this site before you press process order
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Need an extra kick to get started in the morning? No coffee in the house? Caribou Coffee is running a promotion for 20% off any purchase online. Enter the code: FALLSALE when checking out. What is great is that there is no minimum. So go ahead and try their selections of coffees and teas to see if their roasts and blends get you going in the morning.
Caribou’s coffee is an artisanal blend of beans from all over the world. It is socially responsible coffee, so while you are sipping your morning joe a farmer is able to provide for his family. Just this makes me want a stronger caffeine high. In addition, they are helping to preserve the environment with their harvesting practices. This just means we will be able to drink Caribou’s brands for much longer. Go ahead and stock up on hot coca for those cold winter days that are just over the horizon. Sorry to burst your summer bubble, but its going to get cold sooner than later.
Monday, September 22, 2008
I was pursuing the finds and crafts on Etsy when I came across Redux’s shop. Stocked in their shop are great vintage finds at reasonable, affordable prices. The clothing is more expensive then those at The Salvation Army, but they are nowhere near boutique prices. The pieces are vintage, fashion forward and in excellent condition. The styles look current and wearable for any occasion. You may mistake some for those on the racks at Bloomingdale’s or Nordstrom. However these dresses, tops and skirts have a charm that mass production cannot capture. .
My favorite piece is a Black Lace 80’s dress. The craftsmanship looks impeccable and is incredibly interesting. The front is plain and simple with a high neck; however when you turn around the low back with rosettes and ruffles is a hidden surprise that adds intrigue to any outfit. Oh and I forgot to mention it is only $42. If the dress is in the condition Redux claims, this dress is an absolute steal. You couldn’t get something like this on sale at a department store. Another favorite of mine is the 1980s Flirty Fall Floral-Print Skirt. This is a great piece for the office. It combines many of the trends from the fall runway: volume, pockets and florals. You may find a knock-off at H&M or Forever 21, but will it actually last through a wash? This one probably will. With a black top and cardigan and a great strappy wedge your outfit will be killer. This one is even better, $23.
These may seem high prices to pay for clothes someone else wore; however they are beautiful and different from anything you can find in your local mall. Vintage is a great way to look current with an edge. Every designer references the past. Stay current with the good ole days. Redux’s items are incredible. His or Her eye knows how to pick what will stand the test of time. Treat yourself to vintage that will look great for years to come.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
I was at my local GAP today to stock up on fall and winter clothes. I have passed the window on my way to work everyday wanting to go in and shop. Their clothes look really great and are perfect to follow the trends straight of the runway. I was willing to go in and pay the full retail price, but everything is on sale. Everything is up to 40% off. The clothes are great. I picked up wide leg trousers to wear with a cowl neck short-sleeved sweater. The high wasted wide leg jeans were incredibly flattering. There were very cute sweater dresses. Plaids were huge on the runways and now assessable at the gap. They have flattering patterns with great ruffles on the front. It is the perfect balance between masculine and feminine. Everything was a neutral color pallet: black, brown and grey. Its a perfect sale to stock up on basics that you have worn to their last seams. Head over to your local branch or pick up your basics online at gap.com
Friday, September 19, 2008
Tempted to jump in and swim across the pond? There is no need to scour www.kayak.com for the cheapest flight into Heathrow. As I write this post construction on the first U.S. outpost is off the ground running in downtown Manhattan. Can’t wait? Live in Portland, Oregon? 3000 miles too far to travel? Well you are now have the luxury to be as fashionable and trend worthy as our counterparts in the U.K. The online store recently started pricing their items in U.S. dollars and listing the sizes in American measurements. There is no need to figure out what the daily exchange rate is or convert your size to the British size system. To top things off shipping is a flat rate of $15 from the U.K. That is very reasonable. It may seem steep for one item, but pool your friends together and split the cost of shipping to equate to only pennies.
Most of the jeans are under $100. You can have 3 evening tops for the price of one from a major department store. Pick up a t-shirt in every color of the rainbow and never say I have nothing to go with this again. This change is encouraging Americans to dress more fashionable, have more fun picking out a wardrobe and be at the forefront rather than following trends.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
I found another website with codes: www.keycode.com. I like this site a bit more because it is aesthetically pleasing in comparison. It looks a bit cleaner and more organized. Another great feature is that it has codes for Canada and the UK. Why not spread the love of saving. They offer printable coupons and online codes. There is a section of the top ten hottest offers on and off the web, new offers and ones about to expire. All the major retailers are featured. No code for the store you want to buy something for? Check out the free shipping tab, the retailer maybe offering that promotion.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
One of my favorite stores on Etsy.com, the Atelier 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.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Can’t find what you are looking for? Is that even possible? Etsy has a feature called Alchemy where a potential buyer can explain what they are looking for. Then artists bid on the project explaining how they can fill the buyers need.
I have used this site since last summer as both a buyer and seller. I sell my limited edition photographs from my travels. Here is a little self promotion; take a look: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5198819. I have also bought some nice items on the website. I absolutely feel in love with this necklace by SkyDreams: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=7045227. I had never actually seen anything like and saved money to purchase it. Whenever I wear it I get tons of compliments and people always ask where it is from. I then send them to Etsy.com. I have also purchased bath products that feel and smell like they are from a department store but for a fraction of the price.
Etsy is a great website that gives artists a chance so showcase their creative works to a larger audience. It helps promote individuality and supports the artists who want to express their visions. Not to mention, the prices are very reasonable and often too hard to believe. These artists put their heart and sole into many of these items and we benefit by looking great and not loosing too many pennies. Take a look at this ring: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=fp_feat_1&listing_id=14983459listing.php?ref=fp_feat_1&listing_id=14983459. It is only $20. If you went into Barney’s New York on Madison Ave, you would spend upwards of $200. You can look at it as a savings of 90%. That is crazy! Go ahead shop to your hearts content, and make everyone jealous of your unique look.
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
I am passing on this information about:
Come Karaoke to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer!
Tuesday, September 9, 2008 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: The Watering Hole 106 E 19th Street - between Park Ave South and Irving Place
The evening will be filled with off-tune melodies, a raffle, silent auction and drink specials!Some items to be auctioned off include a Roundabout Theatre Company Subscription, products you'll "dye" for - you could even win a date with any member of TEAM BROADWAY BOOBIES!
Only $5 to enjoy the festivities!
This event was created in memory of our team captain's mother, Kelly Eldridge, who spent countless hours singing with Kara on Grandma's eight-track karaoke machine. Kelly lost her battle with breast cancer eight years ago at age 43.
All proceeds benefit TEAM BROADWAY BOOBIES for our walk in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure on Sunday, September 14th.
Bring your friends, and help combat Breast Cancer. This is a great way to kick back and pretend you were on stage at this weekend's VMA's
For more information check out this website: http://www.komennyc.org/site/TR/Race/race2008-wide?pg=team&fr_id=1150&team_id=25090&JServSessionIdr011=a71tfbnrr2.app46a
Friday, September 5, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
So the time has come for me to step out on my own and become the adult I have always dreamed of. I recently graduated college and have become a member of
It is my time to start paying my way. At the beginning of next month I will be on my own in more ways than one. I will be moving into the big city trying to support myself and establish a place for me in society. Moving into the most expensive city in
Of course I can afford rent, but what about the extras? What will be left over for fun? Will I actually lose the weight I have so desperate tried to shed since puberty? Will I be forced into mandatory anorexia? I doubt it. Will my social life cease to exist? The purpose of me moving into the city is to have one; another weekend in suburbia may force me to go insane.
This brings me to my mission. I am going to live the life of a fashionista, celebutant, socialite, you name it, without going into debt. I may not have the latest Seven Jeans or Christian Loubutain heels but I am going to find the best alternative. Sipping champagne at Buddahkahn every weekend? It will be more along the lines of the occasional appearance on a special night out. However there are countless inexpensive gems in this city, and I am going to unearth them. With the money I have saved I maybe able to eat a balanced meal or slip into some Lavin flats. I am going to find a way to live the life….on a budget!