Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bag It

So your wallet fell out of that gaping hole in your purse this morning. Hello, time to invest in a bag that will put up and stay up with everything you schlep around. If you are in the NYC area this weekend you should check out Sample Sale Productions handbag event. Starting this Thursday check out a HUGE selection of new and mint vintage purses from Chanel, Prada, Fendi, Dior, Marc Jacobs, Hermes, and so many other designers. You can save up to 70% while rocking the latest tote. There will also be a selection of sunglasses, jewelery, accessories, and ready to wear. This event is only 3 days long. Here are the hours and location to grab a hot bag before the fashionista down the block does it.
Thursday April 30 10 - 7
Friday May 01 10 - 7
Saturday May 02 10 - 5
Address: FLATOTEL HOTEL - 5th floor 135 West 52nd Street (between 6th & 7th Avenue)
917 - 453 - 6687

Chomp on This

Since everyone has rediscovered how to use the stove in these hard economic times, restaurants are having trouble warming thier seats. So in an attempt to keep patrons interested, many dining hot spots across the country are offering deals to whet ones appetite. See where you can get some grub for a little less than the usual asking price. Daily Candy has scored some great deals for you to check out.

Los Angeles: I know my NYers are thinking cupcakes when they hear Magnolia, but this LA spot is known more for their baked macaroni and cheese rather than the red velvet cake. Now until May 5th enjoy 20% off your bill. Reservation required and make sure to mention this offer when booking. Make sure to present the Daily Candy Deal when it comes time to pay. This offer is valid only for parties of six or less at dinner until May 5th. Magnolia Downtown, 825 West Ninth Street, at Figueroa Street, Downtown 213-362-0880; Magnolia Hollywood, 6266½ Sunset Boulevard, between Vine Street and Argyle Avenue, Hollywood 323-467-0660.
San Fransisco: I am sure you have something to toast, a promotion, engagement, the warm spring air. So why don't you do it at The Ambassador where you will recieve 50% off all bottles of Champagne and appetizers. To redeem, mention DailyCandy in-store until May 5th. 673 Geary Street, at Leavenworth Street 415-563-8192
Chicago: Sometimes you just want to enjoy the fresh air with a couple of drinks and some tapas with good friends. Grab your girls and head over to Tapas Valencia for sangriatinis and tasty small plates. Get $15 off a bill of $40 or more when you present the Daily Candy email until May 5th. 1530 South State Street, between 15th and 16th Streets 312-842-4444

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

From a Favorite

This was in an email from my favorite jewelry designer, The Atelier and I thought I would pass:

The 2009 Spring Fever Trunk Show & Store wide Sale has Begun!... The Atelier is happy to announce the 2009 Spring Trunk Show and Sale! Every Item is 30% off! Over 75 new pieces will be added during the sale so check in often and take advantage of this fantastic opportunity to pick up the jewelry you've had your eye on or buy a fabulous new bauble as a gift for someone special, like mom!

Also check out my other posts about The Atelier.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Deals, Deals, Deals to Start The Week Off Right

World Wide Web
Max Studio: Up to 80% off during this clearance event on dresses, pants, skirts, tops, etc. No code is needed, and an added bonus of free shipping on orders $100 or more.

Cosabella: Received 25% off the exclusive Talco collection. Use the code LUXECB upon checkout and your items will ship for free as well.

Philosophy: Enter code "momsday" at check out to get $10 off your order of $50+ or $25 off an order of $100+. You will also enjoy free ground shipping. Pamper yourself or your mother with their sweet smelling concoctions.

Betsey Johnson: Indulge in Betsey's crazy, but very wearable digs with up to 50% off over 100 styles of dresses, shoes, tops, bags and jewelry.

Alexis Hudson: Shop Alexis' complete spring collection at 60% off. Choose from clutches to totes; anything to fill your bag needs. To get this discount enter code LUXEHDSON upon checkout.

Gap: 20% off your Gap purchase until April 29th. Enter "Friend" at check out.


Allure: This new boutique has half-price sale racks on the sidewalk with sundresses, blouses, and shorts from Trina Turk and denim from Hudson and J Brand. Now that the weather is warming up, stock up on the summer basics 1418 Dresden Dr., Ste. 140404-814-9898 Mon.-Sat., 11-6

BCBG Max Azria: The Lenox location is offering $100 off purchases of $300 or more through Monday, May 1. The entire store is sprinkled with markdowns from 30 to 70 percent on chic spring items. Get that dress for the summer wedding you know you will want a new dress for. 3393 Peachtree Rd. 404-816-0014 Mon.-Fri., 10-9; Sun., 12-6

Dakota J's: This boutique has a sale rack overflowing with markdowns of 20 to 60 percent on an eclectic clothing selection, including tops by Western Wear and dresses from Kenzie. Also if you frequent this shop, bring in Dakota J's bags and boxes from previous purchases to be recycled. 1030 N. Highland Ave. 404-870-0690 Mon.-Thurs., 10:30-8; Fri.-Sat., 10:30-10; Sun., 12-6

Entebello: Through the end of the month, this pampering destination and beauty-product emporium is marking down all bath products—including gels, soaps, and scrubs from lines like Akhassa, Nuxe, Rodial, Cote Bastide, and Mama Mio—20 to 50 percent. 324 E. Paces Ferry Rd. 404-477-2933 Mon.-Sat., 10-6

Addiction: Racks and racks of amazing merchandise, including vintage-inspired corsets and bras by Phi, bikinis from Camilla & Marc, and Brian Reyes pleated blouses, fill the back room of this already revered newcomer. 414 E. Paces Ferry Rd. 678-927-9383 Tues.-Sat., 11-6

Injeanius: This weekend, this denim destination is hosting its second annual sidewalk sale. Find deals on denim and casualwear from lines including Citizens of Humanity, Free People, and Seven for All Mankind. Jeans start at $50, other items at $25—and nothing costs more than $75. 441 Hanover St. 617-523-5326 Event: Sat., 11-8; Sun., 12-6


Hubba-Hubba: Meet professional organizer Erin J. Kelly at Hubba-Hubba this Thursday, April 30. Learn tips on clothing organization, enter to win a raffle, enjoy wine and snacks, and receive 20 percent savings during the event. The first 25 attendees will receive a goodie bag. We could all use a bit of organizing, I am pretty sure. 3309 N. Clark St. 773-477-1414 Event: Thurs., 5:30-8Regular hours: Mon.-Fri., 12-7; Sat., 11-6; Sun., 12-5

House of Sole: Celebrating their two-year anniversary with four days of events and sales. Thursday, April 30, through Sunday, May 3, save $10 off a purchase of $50 to $100, $20 off a purchase of $100 to $150, and $30 off a purchase of $150 or more. Plus, receive a gift with purchase, and be entered into a drawing to win a free pair of Mohop sandals, a facial, and other items. On Thursday evening from 6 to 9 PM, enjoy a sampling of mini cupcakes from Sugar Bliss Cake Boutique and wine pairings; and on Saturday, stop by for a Mohop trunk show. 1237 S. Michigan Ave. 312-834-0909 Event: Thurs., Apr. 30 - Sun., May 3 Regular hours: Mon.-Fri., 11-7; Sat., 11-7; Sun., 12-6

Exhale: To celebrate Earth Day in April, receive a complimentary G.R.N. skincare or body product with a G.R.N. facial all month. The 30-minute treatment ($85) is paraben-free and includes Thai foot therapy. 945 N. State St. 312-753-6500 Mon.-Tues., 6:30-9:30; Wed.-Thurs., 5:30-9:30; Fri.-Sun., 8-8


Spa at Equinox: Specially priced Mother's Day gift cards for the spa's exceptional facial and massage services are now on offer. A 50-minute massage or facial is $90 (regularly $115 or $110, respectively), or buy two for $189; you can also purchase a gift card for five 50-minute massages or facials—with a complimentary bonus sixth service—for $550 (regularly $690 or $660, respectively). 4023 Oak Lawn Ave. 214-443-9009

Bliss: Bliss Spa at the W Hotel is offering several Mother's Day packages at discounted prices—purchase one and receive a free youth concentrate (a $70 value). 2440 Victory Park Ln. 214-953-6200

Talula: Through Saturday, May 2, receive a colorful faux crocodile wallet with every purchase of $150 or more at this Preston Hollow boutique. 224 Preston Royal Shopping Center 214-378-1101


French Cuff Boutique: Save 20 percent on any full-price purchase at this cozy Bellaire boutique, stocked with names like Nicole Miller, Design History, and Mavi. 4048 Bellaire Blvd. 713-665-3336 Mon.-Fri., 10-7; Sat., 10-5; Sun., by appointment

Solution for Hair: Mark Horn recently relocated his salon to Westheimer Road in River Oaks, where you can save 20 percent on any full-price hair service through the end of the month. 1800 Westheimer Rd. 713-526-4545 Tues., 12-8; Wed.-Fri., 10-6; Sat., 9-4

Los Angeles

3.1 Phillip Lim: Save 40 percent on 3.1 Phillip Lim's gorgeous resort collection, rife with floral-print dresses, sequined skirts, filmy silk blouses, and nautical-inspired striped tops. Anything with flowers screams spring to me. 631 N. Robertson Blvd. 310-358-1988

A Definite Maybe Boutique: This boutique is going out of business and clearing out all merchandise at 50 to 80 percent off. Find basics by Michael Stars and Big Star denim as well as cute, tiered frocks by Miss Me. The sale runs through Tuesday, April 28. 20929 Ventura Blvd. #35, Woodland Hills 818-348-4950 Mon.-Sat., 10-6

Beauty Collection: Known for its huge assortment of makeup, hair, and skincare products, the Beauty Collection chainlet is offering California customers tax-free shopping through the end of April. Labels on offer include Bare Escentuals, L'Occitane en Provence, Murad, and Frédéric Fekkai. 110 S. Fairfax Ave., Ste. A16 323-930-0300 4732 Commons Wy., Unit E, Calabasas 818-225-9488 18517 Ventura Blvd., Tarzana 818-881-8070

Jonathan Adler: If you haven't checked out Jonathan Adler's groovy new home decor store in Santa Monica, now's the time. Find 30 to 50 percent markdowns on living room, bathroom, and dining room accessories, including floral vessels, decorative pitchers, and tableware. You know you always agree with him on Top Design, so decorate your home with his vision. 1318 Montana Ave. 310-458-4545 Mon.-Sat., 10-6; Sun., 11-5

Reform School: There's so much to love about this eclectic Silverlake spot, filled with made-for-gifting items from organic beauty products to quirky one-of-a-kind posters. A majority of the inventory is on sale, including journals by Little Otsu, knitware vases, and porcelain dishes by Lorena Barrezueta. 3902 Sunset Blvd. 323-906-8660Mon.-Fri., 12-7; Sat., 11-7; Sun., 11-6

Zara: Snap up spring's most desirable silhouettes, including print dresses and boldly hued skirts, at seriously reduced prices. 1338 Third St. 310-458-0892 Mon.-Thurs., 10-9; Fri.-Sat., 10-10; Sun., 11-8

Susan Foster Jewelry: This fine Jewelry boutique is offering 30% off beautiful adornments from her own line, as well as the staples of Lizzie Scheck, Coomi, and Shamballa. 11695 San Vicente Boulevard, at South Barrington Avenue, Brentwood 310-429-8491

The Organic Pharmacy: This London staple is now open in LA to offer all their products and healing powers. Take 25% off all services and products this week. (You’re feeling better already.) 453 North Beverly Drive, between Santa Monica Boulevard and Brighton Way, Beverly Hills 310-272-7275

Satine: Take 30% off when you shop for dresses from Thakoon to heels from Piere Hardy. 8117 West Third Street, between Kilkea Drive and Crescent Heights Boulevard 323-655-0426


The Spa at Icon Brickell: Take advantage of introductory treatments at this absolutely breathtaking 28,000-square-foot spa through the end of the month during the spa's Healthy Happy Hour, between 4 and 8 PM. Pamper yourself with two treatments for the price of one, or share your freebie with a friend. Choose from the 60-minute Canvas Massage ($145), the 60-minute Purification Facial ($150), and the 75-minute Antilles Body Scrub ($215). 485 Brickell Ave., Miami 305-503-0369 Mon.-Sun., 10-8

Charles David: Save 20 percent on all regular-price shoes, handbags, and accessories at any Charles David boutique in Florida, through the end of May. Aventura Mall 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura305-931-5933 Mon.-Sat., 10-9:30; Sun., 12-8 Mall at Millenia 4200 Conroy Rd., Orlando 407-352-7299 Mon.-Fri., 10-9; Sun., 12-7

Brownes Beauty: The beloved Lincoln Road spa and salon is opening a second outpost, in the Miami Design District. Expect a Moroccan-inspired area for nail services, minimalist Japanese treatment rooms, and a retail store touting cultish skin, bath, and body brands and home fragrances from names like Molton Brown, Bliss, and Geodesisi. Save 20 percent on everything at the new location through the end of May. 87 NE 40th St., Miami 888-BROWNES Mon.-Sun., 9-8


Miguelina: Flirty pieces are up to half off wholesale prices on Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1. 20 W. 36th St., Sixth Fl. Thurs.- Fri., 10-6

Operations: The Soho and Meatpacking District locations of this effortlessly chic label are offering fall/winter merch half-off. 60 Mercer St. 212-334-4950 Mon.-Sun., 11-7 50 Ninth Ave. 212-924-1971 Mon.-Sun., 12-8

MaxMara: Find a huge selection from the Italian label at 70 percent off retail, from Sunday, April 26, through Wednesday, April 29. Metropolitan Pavilion, 123 W. 18th St.

A. Cheng: The charming Park Slope boutique is celebrating spring this Friday, May 1, with 15 percent off in-store purchases, drinks, and snacks. 152 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn718-783-2826 Event: Fri., 3-8

Ted Rossi: Thursday, April 30, and Friday, May 1, luxe leather accessories—cuffs, clutches, and more—are up to 75 percent off. 15 E. 30th St., Ste. 300 212-683-1726 Thurs.-Fri., 10-7

Donna Morgan and Ali Ro: An assortment of feminine pieces from both brands are 50 to 70 percent off, Tuesday, April 28, and Wednesday, April 29. 530 Seventh Ave., Ste. 1402 212-575-2550 Event: Tues., 8:30-7; Wed., 8:30-5:30

French Connection: From Monday, April 27, through Thursday, April 30, this on-the-mark retailer is hosting its annual sample sale, with clothes, shoes, and accessories up to 70 percent off. 261 W. 36th St. Event: Mon.-Tues., 10-7; Wed., 10-6; Thurs., 10-7

Satya: The Asian-influenced jewelry line is marking down pieces up to 80 percent during a semiannual sale from Friday, May 1, to Sunday, May 3. Golden Bridge Yoga NYC & Satya Jewelry NYC, 253 Centre St. 212-343-8191 Event: Fri.-Sun., 10-6

Echodesign: Thursday, April 23, and Friday, April 24, scarves and light wraps, beachwear, and handbags are all on offer for sample-sale prices. 10 E. 40th St., 17th Fl. Thu.-Fri., 11-7


Lime Boutique: Through the end of May, receive a complimentary gift with purchases of $300 or more at this fashion-forward Jersey boutique. While you're there, pick up a Lime Boutique Coupon Booklet, with a different deal for each month through the end of the year. 49 Bridge St., Lambertville 609-397-3100Mon.-Thurs., 11-6; Fri., Sat., 10-7; Sun., 10-6

Haddonfield, NJ: This adorable South Jersey town is celebrating Mother's Day the entire week of Friday, May 1, through Saturday, May 9. Shop special deals at Georgie Girl Boutique (half off all bras and panties), Six Clothing (50 to 75 percent savings on selecting clothes), Maxwell James (20 percent savings on all merchandise), and Serendipity (free cosmetic bag with all Vera Bradley purchases of $75 or more). Check out the website for more information.


Ella's Boutique: Alberta's best boutique for pretty, wearable pieces from local and independent designers is offering a 25 percent discount on Hobo International items (handbags, clutches, pocketbooks, and more) through May 15. 2529 NE Alberta 503-467-4665 Mon.-Fri., 11-7; Sat., 10-6; Sun., 11-6

Urbane Zen: Through the end of April, bring in any donation of helpful or pampering items (toothbrushes and toothpaste, new underwear or socks, shampoo, makeup, bus tickets, gas cards, et cetera) and receive a free gift and a coupon for 20 percent off your next visit. Donations benefit the Portland Women's Crisis Line. Bridgeport Village, 7477 SW Bridgeport Rd., Tigard, plus other locations 503-624-9303 Daily, 10-7

Fleur de Lys: Irvington's most elegant nail salon is offering $10 off a mani-pedi through the end of April. By appointment only. 1825 NE Broadway503-282-8288

San Francisco

Les Deux Copines: Save 20 percent on any single item at this cozy Parisian boutique for feminine European fashions and chic shoes. House favorites include Sonya Rykiel, Vanessa Bruno, and Bettye Muller. 1433 Burlingame Ave., Burlingame 650-375-1933Mon.-Sat., 10-6; Sun., 12-5

Crimson Mim: Through the months end save 20 percent on any single regular-price item when you become a fan of Crimson Mim's Facebook page. 322 Main St., Los Altos650-947-7463Mon.-Wed., 10-6; Thurs., 10-7; Fri-Sat., 10-6; Sun., 12-5

Vanity Beauty Lounge: Through the end of Apritl VBL is offering Lavender Manicure and Pedicure Package for $39 (regularly $50), as well as $10 off waxing treatments over $30. 3 Embarcadero Ctr., Second Fl. 415-362-2242 Mon.-Wed., 11-7

e Salon: Erica Kious' Marina salon is offering a complimentary haircut (a $65 value) with an appointment for color or highlights. Plus: Book a color service on Wednesdays and also get a complimentary deep-conditioning. 2303 Greenwich 415-563-5655 Tues.-Fri., 10-8; Sat., 9-5

Saturday, April 25, 2009

ABC's of Decorating

So you bought that house at a ridiculous price because of every foreclosure on the block. Or now you are renting a two for what you once paid for that shoe box studio. Your new palace needs new digs, but you don't have as many pennies to make your new home eligible for the pages of Architectural Digest. But wait! You now can cover those floors at a fraction of the price. The famed ABC Carpet and Home is having their antique rug clearance sale. This is the time to invest in an antique that will hold its value. You can save up to 65% off original prices. Not in the market for a rug? Well its your lucky day select antiques are 50% off as well. So head over to 888 Broadway to start decorating your place to look like an adults home and not like your former dorm room. Sale begins April 30th and runs until the 17th of May. You have a while to get your floors covered, and seats cushioned, but I wouldn't wait. The good stuff is going to go fast.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Free Cookies

Anthony's Cookies is celebrating their Grand Opening by dolling out free cookies this Saturday. Stop by 1417 Valencia St from 1-3 to enjoy some baked goodness. Options range from the good ole classics like Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter or think outside the box and go for the Whole Wheat Walnut Oatmeal. Anthony’s Cookies has raised the standard for gourmet cookies through their detailed preparation. Using only natural ingredients that have not been processed they are able to serve original flavors, that are fresh, soft, and aesthetically pleasing. Head over to the new location to see what all the fuss is about.

Good Times, Great Oldies

So you have the oldies station preset as #1 on your radio dial and wished when you walked into a bar that the Ronnettes were pumping through the speakers instead of T.I. Well for all my Chicagoians I have a great event for you that happens the 1st Saturday of every month. At The Windy City Soul Club you can groove to hits from the 60s, 70s, and 80s once a month at The Viaduct Theater. How appropriate when acid wash jeans and neon brites are coming back. Starting at 10 PM next Saturday and for a small admission charges $5 you can do the Hustle all night long. Although you like to be fashionably late, I would advice not to. You may just miss the DJ spinning some Good Vibrations. Mark your calendar for May 2nd, grab your friends and head down to 3111 North Western Avenue, at Belmont Avenue for The Time of Your Life.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Want This, But Can Afford That

I just lust, LUST over Alexander Wang's bags. Can I afford them? No...Well if I want to go homeless for a month I can rock an awesome Donna Washed Hobo bag to the office and out on the town. But search for a good affordable alternative. I usually look to Steve Madden to help my fashion needs below the ankle, but this time they have filled a new void. So the next great option to my handbag dreams is the Balexa. At a fraction of the cost, this bag is similar to Wang's beautiful creation. It has the similar rough, punky zipper details. There are a ton of pockets for me to put all the stuff I schlep around with me every day. There is a reason I have shoulder issues. The Steve Madden version comes in 3 colors, black, white, and blue. I think the blue is a perfect option for the warmer months. The color is fun and goes with everything; it will give any outfit a pop it needs. I see myself wearing it with skinny black jeans, a black flowy top, and killer heels. The bag deserves to be the center of attention all on its own.

Yogana Love It

You have always wanted to try yoga, but never wanted to fork over $20 for an hour class to find out you can't nor never will bend that way. You need an excuse to give it a try at a much more discounted price; something along the lines of free. This weekend is your chance to see that yoga isn't as cracked up as you previously thought. Here in NYC at The Fierce Club, this Saturday April 25th, yoga classes are on the house. Not your traditional yoga class; music is more rock, than soothing Enya. However, this is a great way to try something at no cost. You may just fall in love with it. Classes run all day from 10AM to 6PM and are for EVERY skill level. So roll out of bed on Saturday, enjoy the beautiful weather, and take a break to just relax. You don't have to stress that you dropped $20 for a class you are so confused about. In addition to classes there will be free 10-minute mini Reiki treatments and free 10-minute chair and hand massages. So you pulled you hamstring doing downward dog? Have the massuse fix your problems. To make this even better, Sherry Eckhardt will be having a jewelry trunk show to display her recycled silver designs. The perfect item with which to celebrate Earth Month with. Liked the class so much? Now you need a uniform for when you show off your tree pose; there will be a trunk show for yoga streetwear trunk sale from Victoria Keen and other NYC designers. After you have perfected your Crow attend the open-air soiree, "Meet the Yogis." There will be a live jam with NYC band Emergency Service and mango-tini cocktails for you to sip from 6-7PM. Go find your inner peace and rock goddess at the same time.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Leave the Brown Bag at Home

As I was walking to work the other day, I passed the Food Exchange Cafe and noticed an advertisement in the window. Save 25% off all online orders until May 31st. Then I grabbed lunch the other day at Cafe Metro, and they are running a similar promotion until the end of April. On all online orders at Cafe Metro, you can save 20%. At Food Exchange enter code "25OFF" when compiling your online order and at Cafe Metro enter "20OFF." This is such a great deal, I wish these places were national chains, but unfortunately this deal is only available in NYC; so be sure to check online to see if there is a location near your home or office.

I will be taking a break from my boring PB&J and getting a healthy salad chock full of veggies. I usually skip the lunch time madness at these places because the lines are insane. With this deal I have to order online, and get to skip the hungry crazy suits. If I am too lazy to walk 3 blocks for my lunch they will even deliver my meal to my office. So with my belly full, I can now get back to the important things, my job. Bon appetite.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Deals, Deals, Deals to Start The Week Off Right

World Wide Web

Poppy's: Find this boutiques "true blue coupon," good for 40 percent off any one item through the end of May. Choose from spring favorites like Francis, Envi, and Rebecca Taylor dresses in bright shades of bold orange and pink.

Dolce Vita: Online and in-store through Wednesday, April 22, save $25 on a $100 purchase, $50 on a $200 purchase, $80 on a $300 purchase, or $115 on a $400.

ABC Carpet and Home: Preview ABC's antique rug clearance sale—with rare, one-of-a-kind rugs from around the world, up to 65 percent off—on 1stdibs.comthrough Wednesday, April 29. The selection will be available in-store from Thursday, April 30 through Sunday,May 17. 888 Broadway, Sixth Fl.
212-473-3000 Mon.-Sat., 10-7; Sun., 11-6:30

The Container Store: This national chain's massive annual Spring Organizational Sale is now going on—offering discounts of 30 percent on the much-loved Elfa line, as well as other useful items to help organize your bedroom and kitchen. Check online for a store closest to you

Lekker Home: Through the end of April, save 15 percent on all online orders from this European design store's e-commerce store. Use code spring09 when checking out.


Evolve: This Emory village eco-friendly boutique is celebrating Earth Day by offering a sale that is good for the planet and the pocketbook. Come in through Wednesday, April 22, with your own reusable shopping bag, and receive a discount of 20 percent on any one new clothing item. 1581 N. Decatur Rd. 404-474-3244 Mon.-Sat., 11-6:30; Sun., 12-5

Stanton Home Furnishings: This popular home store will be moving into a new larger Westside location in May. Through the end of this month, it'll host a massive sale at the Edgewood location, with savings from 20 to 50 percent storewide on cool home accessories, found objects, mirrors, and furniture. 1250 Caroline St. 404-586-9000; 1194 Huff Rd. (new location) 404-351-3890 Tues.-Sat., 10-6

Ageless Remedies : Take advantage of newly reduced pricing on some of the most popular services at this beloved Buckhead medspa. Customized facials are now only $69 every Thursday, and microdermabrasion is $99 every Tuesday through the end of the month, a savings of 25 percent. 990 Grandview Ave. 404-495-9099 Mon., 9-6; Tues, 9-8; Wed., 9-6; Thurs., 9-8; Fri., 9-6; Sat., 9-6


The Spa at Mandarin Oriental : Today and tomorrow, the Spa at Mandarin Oriental is offering the Boston Marathon Package, which includes a two nights' stay, a choice of a pre- or post-marathon spa treatment for one, and breakfast for two. 776 Boylston St. 617-535-8880


SHE Boutique: In honor of Earth Day, receive a free, eco-friendly tote bag with any purchase—plus, bring the tote back the next time you shop, and save 10 percent. 483 Central Ave., Highland Park
847-926-0150 Mon.-Fri., 10-6; Sun., 12-5

Chalk: Celebrating their grand opening this new Evanston boutique having a week of events. Stop in for a Bubbles and Baubles trunk show on Thursday, April 23; crepes and champagne on Friday, April 24; and coffee and cookies on Saturday, April 25. Enjoy 15 percent savings on all new spring merchandise. RSVP to 847-424-0011 or 2611 Prairie Ave., Evanston
847-424-0011 Event: Thurs., 6-9; Fri., 5-9; Sat., 10-5 Regular hours: Tues.-Wed., 10-5; Thurs., 10-7; Fri.-Sat., 10-5

Roscoe Village: Thursday, April 23, shop Roscoe Village during its spring Goodies Bag Bash to receive gifts with purchases; enter to win a grand prize; and get saving certificates from Roscoe Street restaurants, spas, and more. Participating stores include A Pied, Fixture, Julian Gifts, Glam to Go, A Cooler Planet, and Denim Lounge. Between 1952 and 2238 W. Roscoe Event: Thurs., 5-9

Exhale: To celebrate Earth Day in April, receive a complimentary G.R.N. skincare or body product with a G.R.N. facial all month. The 30-minute treatment ($85) is paraben-free and includes Thai foot therapy. 945 N. State St. 312-753-6500 Mon.-Tues., 6:30-9:30; Wed.-Thurs., 5:30-9:30; Fri.-Sun., 8-8

Haus: Andersonville's Haus is hosting a huge clearance sale until the store closes on Thursday, April 30. Save up to 70 percent on everything, including shop fixtures. 5405 N. Clark St. 773-769-4000 Tues.-Thurs., 11-6; Fri.-Sat., 11-7; Sun., 12-5


Mokara Salon & Spa : This posh spa tucked inside the Omni Mandalay Hotel is offering a variety of promotions this month, Sundays to Wednesdays. Book a color treatment priced over $85 and receive a free haircut. You can also save 10 percent on all $100 (and over) retail purchases plus 20 percent off any spa treatment. 215 E. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving 972-402-8883


Encore! : Encore, moved to a new location. You'll find it a few blocks away from the original store on Fountainview Drive, where this week you can snap up incredible finds by the likes of Armani, Chanel, Burberry, Tory Burch, Gucci, and more. Tell them you're a Luckyreader, and you'll save 20 percent off any full-price purchase! 1852 Fountainview Dr. 713-334-9327 Tues.-Wed., 10-6; Thurs., 10-7; Fri.-Sat., 10-6

Muse: Through the end the month, this is offering a $50 gift card for any purchase of full-price wares over $200. And there's plenty to choose from: New arrivals include Calypso, Georgie, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, and Chan Luu. 2411 W. Alabama 713-520-6873 Mon.-Thurs., 10-7; Fri.-Sat., 10-6

Los Angeles

EM Productions: Spring clothing by Richard Ruiz, Michelle Mason, Wayne Hadley, Cosa Nostra from Project Runway Winner Jeffrey Sebelia, and other emerging designers will be priced between $20 and $60 at this showroom's sample sale, set for Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25. Cash only. 1608 N. Las Palmas 323-644-2684 Event: Fri., 4-8; Sat., 10-5

The Saturday Sale: Hit this epic sale on Saturday, April 25, for wholesale-priced clothing and accessories by designers like Single, Rampage, Hudson Jeans, and others. Admission is $1. Cash only.
California Market Center, 110 E. 9th St. 310-837-6788 Event: Sat., 10-3:30

Earnest Sewn : This jean company is offering a great deal through its Vintage Exchange Program: Save 30 percent on a new pair of Earnest Sewn jeans by turning in a worn-in pair of Earnest Sewn pants. 3835 Cross Creek Rd., Ste #17, Malibu 310-317-9200 Mon.-Sun., 11-6

Diane's Beachwear:
At the Warehouse Sale on Friday, April 24, expect 50 to 75 percent markdowns on tons of beach essentials, including swimsuits, wraps, and sandals by Betsey Johnson, Billabong, and Hurley. Cash only. 2401 W. 208th St., #4 Fri., 9-4


C. Orrico: Palm Beach's acclaimed designer store dresses the Golden Isle's most stylish from head to toe. Now through Monday, April 27, (or until merchandise runs out), save 25 to 40 percent on select Resort Lilly Pulitzer and 60 percent on Trina Turk, Tibi, Nanette Lepore, Milly, and Shoshanna.
Mon.-Sat., 10-6; Sun., 11-5 336 S. County Rd., Palm Beach 561-659-1284

Lucy: Bathing suit season is year-round down here in South Florida, and there's nothing like a new workout ensemble to motivate yourself to hit the gym. Check out the fashion-forward athletic clothing sold at Aventura Mall's new Lucy outpost; Mention Lucky to save 20 percent on anything there through Sunday, May 31. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura 305-931-0165 Mon.-Sat., 10-9:30; Sun., 12-8

Sanctuary Medical Aesthetic Center: This Boca Raton–based wellness and rejuvenation center is offering big savings during its one-year-anniversary sale Monday, April 20, through Friday, April 24: Receive 30 percent savings on all massages and facials, 20 percent off all skincare products, and 20 percent off all Botox and cosmetic fillers, among other deals. 4800 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton 561-886-0970 Mon.-Tues., 9-5; Wed., 9-7; Thurs.-Fri., 9-5


Rebecca Taylor: This Thursday, April 23, meet Rebecca, sip cocktails, and enjoy beauty pampering—all while saving 40 percent on her flirty spring 2009 collection. Bonus: Receive a gift with any purchase of $250 or more, and enter to win beauty services and products and a Rebecca Taylor gift card. 260 Mott St. 212-966-0406 Event: Thurs., 6-8

Francoise Olivas and Sublet at Thistle & Clover
On Earth Day, this Wednesday, April 22, the girls behind Thistle & Clover, Camilla Gale and Rand Niederhoffer, are presenting eco-conscious spring collections from independent, Brooklyn-based designers Francoise Olivas and Sublet. Save 15 percent on all trunk show items and enjoy complimentary sweets and bubbly. 221 DeKalb Ave., Ft. Greene, Brooklyn 718-855-5577 Event: Wed., 4-7

Sigerson Morrison, Me&Ro, and Zero + Maria Cornejo: This Wednesday, April 22, through Friday, April 24, shop with stellar savings on a huge, covetable selection from all three labels. Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., Gallery Level Event: Wed., 10:30-7; Thurs., 8-7:30; Fri., 8-3

Furla: Wednesday, April 22, through Friday, April 24, luxe Italian handbags, shoes, wallets, belts, bangles, necklaces, and key rings are reduced up to 70 percent. 145 W. 18th St. Event: Wed., 8-8; Thurs.-Fri., 10-8

La Perla and Frette: Through Friday, April 24, snap up La Perla bras for $40 to $60 (originally $119 to $289), panties for $20 to $40 (originally $55 to $164), and sleepwear for $50 to $60 (originally $184 to $500). Linens and home decor from Frette will also be on offer. 4 W. 58th St., Fourth Fl. Event: Mon.-Fri., 9-6:30

Kara Janx: The Project Runway finalist is offering 50 to 80 percent off playful spring merch for two days only, this Wednesday, April 22, and Thursday, April 23. 242 W. 36th St., Eighth Fl. 12-594-4797
Event: Wed.-Thurs., 11-6:30

Multi-Designer: Wardrobe staples from Lilla P., tailored wares by Bell, and flirty separates from Melly M are on offer at sample-sale prices on Tuesday, April 28, and Wednesday, April 29.
Event: Tues.-Wed., 9-6 420 W. 14th St., Buzzer #8, Third Fl.

Mara Hoffman: Resort, spring, and swim 2009 pieces are marked down from Thursday, April 23, to Saturday, April 25: shop dresses for $50 to $125 (regularly $350 to $400); tops for $15 to $50 (regularly $190 to $300); and swimwear and cover-ups for $15 to $100 ($100-$350).
120 W. 28th St., Third Fl. Event: Thurs.-Fri., 10-7; Sat., 11-6 212-505-3020

Francesco Biasia: Tuesday, April 21, through Friday, April 24, Italian handbags and accessories are 50 to 70 percent off. 320 Fifth Ave., Ste. 1100 212-290-8500 Event: Tues.-Fri., 9-6

I Heart Sale: Through Friday, April 24, The LES boutique is offering 30 percent off spring arrivals from names like Sunshine & Shadow, Samantha Pleet, Rittenhouse, and more. 262 Mott St. 212-219-9265

Emily Amey: Handcrafted pieces—in sterling, solid 14k gold, 14k gold vermeil—are reduced 25 to 60 percent. 211 W. 28th St., 6th Fl. 917-539-2883 Event: Fri.. 12-7; Sat., 10-7


Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon : This relaxing is having a Makeup & Martinis party on Friday, April 24. For $100, you'll receive a manicure, a lip- and eye-makeup application, a $25 gift card good toward any makeup purchase, a free gift, and—of course—martinis. Call ahead for a reservation.
243 W. Baltimore Pike, Glen Mills 610-459-4663 Event: Fri., 6-9

Tony: This fashionable boutique is holding an indoor Trash & Treasures yard sale on Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26. Designer clothing includes top names like Dior, Versace, and Halston, as well as shoes from YSL and Stuart Weitzman. There will also be handbags, scarves, knick-knacks, books, CDs, posters, and glassware—all very affordably priced between 25 cents and $40. 47 N. Third St.
215-592-8669 Event: Sat., 10-6; Sun., 11-5 Regular hours: Tues.-Sat., 12-7; Sun., 11-5

Fresh Hair Studio: This Southampton hair salon is offering a new Go Green Program that's both earth- and wallet-friendly: Bring in your empty shampoo and conditioner bottles—from any of the lines sold in the salon, including the in-house private line—and the studio will refill it for you at 40 percent off the original price. 44 Second St., Southampton 215-322-1989


Alberta Street: This offbeat shopping strip is offering a "stimulus plan" at more than 20 shops and restaurants now through Monday, June 1. Purchase $25 in goods at one of more than 20 retailers in the Alberta Arts District and receive a coupon to save 20 percent on your next purchase! Top destinations include PedX Shoes, Mabel + Zora, Tumbleweed, Frock, Digs Inside + Out, Idom, Office, Ruby Violet, and more.
Alberta Street, from 11th to 31st Sts.

San Francisco

The Spa at the Sports Club/LA: Now through the end of April, enjoy 30 percent savings on select treatments at the Spa at the Sports Club/LA. Spring spa specials include the Spring Body polish (50 minutes, $99) and the Renewal facial (50 minutes, $99). 747 Market St. 415-633-3900 Mon.-Fri., 9-8; Sat.-Sun., 9-7

Teashi: Save 20 percent on facials, nail services, and tanning through the end of the month. Promotional treatments include the Cherry Blossom Facial, the Green Tea Pedi, the Deluxe Mani, and the Sun-sational Tanning service. 2340 Polk St. 415-749-0990 Tues., 11-8; Wed.-Sat., 10-8; Sun., 10-6


Vida April Special
: Through tomorrow, book any treatment at Westlake Ayurvedic Spa Vida and bring a friend along to save 40 percent off each service. We love the Swedana, which includes a luxurious full-body massage, a steam cabinet session, and a dry-brush exfoliation. Its the perfect excuse for a girls day at the spa. 2200 Westlake Ave. 206-264- 8432

Washington D.C.

Bloomingdale's: The Chevy Chase outpost of the popular department store has teamed up with local charity Labels for Love and website for a night of cocktails and discounts on Thursday, April 23. Enjoy 20 percent off the entire store—with 10 percent of sales going to the charity—along with snacks and drinks. RSVP to 5300 Western Ave., Chevy Chase 240-744-3700 Event: Thurs., 6-9

Trunk Show
Shoshanna at Urban Chic
New York–based designer Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss is showing her spring-summer collection at the Georgetown outpost of this local retailer on Thursday, April 23. Stop in to enjoy 15 percent off the entire store as well as a VIP goodie bag with every purchase.
1626 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Event: Thurs., 3-8

Book Hill French Market: The shops along Wisconsin Avenue from Reservoir Road to P Street in Georgetown take to the sidewalks for this annual street sale on Friday, April 24, and Saturday, April 25. More than 30 local shops, including Presse, Sassnova, and Sugar, will offer discounts and other deals in the open-air market. Wisconsin Ave. from P St. to Reservoir Rd., Georgetown
Event: Fri.-Sat., 11-6

Thursday, April 16, 2009

For Sephora Beauty Insiders

As you can tell I am on a beauty kick. Since I know you are all beauty insiders, I am sure you have heard that Sephora is offering their members 15% off all items in the store or online until 4/21. Bring in the cupon they emailed to you or enter code: BD2T9CB5 at check out. Not a beauty insider? WHAT?!? This is a great free program Sephora has. When you sign up you receive a special card for your own personal use. For every $100 you spend you will get your choice of a luxury sample. Last time I got Laura Mercier tinted moistiourizer; it just happens to be the makeup I use on a regular basis. On your birthday, you get a little gift; Sephora's way of showing their appreciation towards their valued customers. Through out the year Beauty Insiders are given special offers and promo deals that are not offered to the average Sephora customer. The program is free and worth signing up for. You have to buy your beauty products anyway, so you might as well get some added perks.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Chase the Train

For all my tri-staters who use NYC and New Jersey public transportation and who happen to have a Chase or Washington Mutual Credit or Debit Card, listen up! The bank is offering a little relief to this awful fare hike that is bound to happen. Now that Wamu is part of Chase customers at both banks are qualified to enroll in their commuter cash program. For every $150 you spend on transportation, Chase will give you $10. You can earn up to $50 total through this program. Once you rack up enough money, Chase will deposit the money into your account. Transportation purchases with your debit or at MetroCard Vending Machines, EasyPayXpress™ MetroCard automatic refills, MTA Long Island Rail Road, MTA Metro-North Railroad, NJ Transit, PATH and NYC Yellow Cabs qualifiy for a little kick back. Make sure to enroll today. Make sure you choose credit when making purchases to earn your cash.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Stop Wineing

Your wine celler is looking drab. Have you drank it all to deal with all the money you lost in the stock market? We know you don't have the same amount of cash to re-stock the cellar since your GE is stock is worth as much as last night's trash. In San Francisco, you can replenish your stock at Biondivino with a little help of a promotion they are running. Mention "UrbanDaddy" and you'll get 15 percent off any bottle of wine. There is no limit to how many you can purchase. So get a red, white, rose, and champagne. Save the champagne to celebrate when the stock market makes a significant gain. Located at 1415 Green St (Polk is the cross street), stop buy during the week until 11 PM or Sunday's until 9 PM

Hurry Up And Save

Today only (4/14), Avon is running a promotion to save up to 66% off their cosmetics. Enter code 414FSD at check out before Midnight. Spend $5 or more and get free shipping. Like that is going to be hard! Need advice what is best for your skin, or tone? There are even eRepresentatives to help you figure out just what you need.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Deals, Deals, Deals to Start The Week Off Right

On the Web

Elliot Lucca: Save up to 80% on Elliot Lucca's soft supple leather bags. Enter Code ELWS40609 upon check out to receive another 50% off sale items. Freshen up your look with a brand new, super cheap carry all from this line.

Linea Pella: Bags and belts have already been reduced up to 75%. Now save an extra 10% on already reduced prices. Enter code CJLP10 upon check out to reap the benefits.

Philosophy: This cosmetic and beauty brand is offering up to 40% off some items as a spring cleaning promotion. There is no code to enter, the discounts are reflected in the prices of the items on site. There sweet, realistic smells are going to keep you in the bathroom even longer than usual. Promotion ends 4/15.

Michael Stars
: Receive a $50 discount on any purchase of $150 or more. Plus Free Ship with your order. Such a great deal on basics you always wear! Just enter code LUXE50 at checkout.

The Container Store: Time for spring cleaning. The Elfa closet components and shelving materials are 30 to 50 percent off through May 10 at the Container Store. Check the site for locations closest to you are do the shopping from the comfort of your home.

77th: Shop for chic bags, sandals, and jewelry from every corner of the world. Save 20 percent sitewide; enter "LOCALDEALAPR" at checkout to redeem the offer, good through till the months end.

Bloomingdale's: Select spring looks are on sale, including wear-everywhere pants by Theory, fluttery BCBG Max Azria tops, and colorful Marc by Marc Jacobs dresses.

Los Angeles

Rachel Pally : Head over to 2301 E. Seventh St., between Anderson & Santa Fe St for a sample sale on the designer's goods from pre-spring ’09, holiday ’08, fall ’08, and all previous collections (including cashmere) at 50-80 percent off retail. April 17th-19th.

Diane's Beachwear: Diane's Beachwear is holding a warehouse sale every Friday through the end of the month. This Friday expect a huge selection of swimsuits, cover-ups, and other seaside essentials by Billabong, Body Glove, Hurley, Split, and others, reduced up to 75 percent. 2401 W. 208th St. #4, Torrance Event: Fri., 9-4

Cusp: Racks and racks of previous-season merchandise are marked down 40 percent. Everything from Tory Burch to DVF to Vince essentials. 10250 Santa Monica Blvd. 310-552-0300 Mon.-Sat., 10:30-9; Sun., 12-7

Octavio Carlin: The eveningwear designer is relocating to Melrose Avenue and is gearing up with a moving sale. Expect gorgeous, statement-making frocks and long satin dresses ranging from $50 to $100. 1720 N. Vermont Ave. 323-913-3091 Daily, 11-5

Diane von Furstenberg: Jackets, print-laden dresses, and spring-perfect tops are reduced 30 percent. 8407 Melrose Ave. 323-951-1947 Mon.-Sat., 11-7; Sun., 12-6

Karen Millen: This UK designer boasts a thorough selection of sharp suits and sexy cocktailwear. Save up to 50 percent on all-purpose silhouettes, including slinky dresses, fitted blazers, and sleeveless tops. Beverly Center, 131 N. La Cienega Blvd. 310-659-8220 Mon.-Sat., 10-9; Fri., 10-8; Sun., 11-6

San Fran

Now until May 31st Sunday evenings to Thursday evenings, receive 50% off all bottles of wine $40 and under with your dinner. Enjoy that pricier wine you were a bit too cheap in the past to cork.

Urban Nest: Save 20 percent through the end of April at this Noe Valley home decor destination. Find markdowns on bedding and on select glassware and flatware. 3927 24th St. 415-341-0116 Mon., 9-10; Tues.-Fri., 11-7; Sat., 10-7; Sun., 11-6

Zaza Nail Spa: Through the end of April at this SOMA nail spa, book a Coconut Oil pedicure and receive $10 savings on any manicure. We love the nourishing Zaza Mani, complete with exfoliation, massage, and moisturizing essential oils. 543 Second St. 415- 495-6292 Mon., 11-7; Tues.-Wed., 10-7; Thurs.-Fri., 10-8; Sat., 10-7; Sun., 10-6
SF MOMA Jewelry Designer Trunk Show: On Saturday, April 18, visit the SF MOMA's Schwab Room to meet jewelry artists and preview their collections. Designers include Kezha Hatier, Tina Frey, and Alice Roche; members score 20 percent savings on all merchandise. 151 Third St. 415-357-4000 Event: Sat., 10-3


Hand in Pocket: Swing by this Smyrna boutique for its annual spring sale event from April 16, to April 19, for markdowns of 15% off all regular-price merchandise and 20% off items already on sale. 1675 Cumberland Pkwy., Ste. 405, Smyrna 678-309-9550 Mon.-Sat., 11-7; Sun., 12-6

Betsey Johnson: From this Thursday to Sunday, the Lenox Mall shop is offering savings of 40 percent on everything in-store excluding swimwear, accessories, and intimates. Score great deals on sundresses, sequined dresses, pumps, and other delightfully girly pieces. 3393 Peachtree Rd. 404-848-9511 Mon.-Sat., 10-9; Sun., 12-6

Drew Lewis: This week, the store is marking down all denim lines 50 percent, including William Rast and A.P.C. jeans. Also check out the ongoing sale rack in the back of the ladies' section upstairs to snag savings of 40 to 75 percent on still-covetable items by Charlotte Ronson, Sass & Bide, and more. 845 Spring St. 404-881-5359 Tue.-Sat., 11-8; Sun., 11-6

Nani: The sale rack at this Atlantic Station boutique is always stocked with deals from 20 to 75 percent off. New items from staple lines—including See by Chloé, James Jeans, and Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent—are added to the rack weekly. 264 19th St., Ste. 2115 404-446-4081 Mon.-Sat., 10-9; Sun., 12-6

Kelly's Closet: This romantic boutique in Candler Park is beloved for its selection of sought-after Australian talents like Thurley, Alannah Hill, Willow and Camilla, and Mark. Mention Lucky this week at checkout to receive 30 percent off one regular-price item. 1649 McLendon Ave. NE 404-377-9923 Mon.-Sat., 11-6


Robert Marc Eyewear: This Wednesday, the Robert Marc store is holding its first-ever weeklong warehouse sale. Save up to 70 percent on a huge assortment of upscale handcrafted sunglasses and optical frames, and save 20 percent on prescription lenses with each frame purchase. 35 Newbury St. 617-450-4900 Hours: Mon.-Fri., 11-7; Sat., 11-6; Sun., 12-5


Coucou: Starting today through Saturday, April 18, save 20 percent on any Isda item at this Evanston boutique. 1716 Sherman Ave. 847-869-8203 Mon.-Sat., 10-6; Sun., 12-5

Exhale: To celebrate Earth Day in April, receive a complimentary G.R.N. skincare or body product with a G.R.N. facial all month. The 30-minute treatment ($85) is paraben-free and includes Thai foot therapy. 945 N. State St. 312-753-6500Mon.-Tues., 6:30-9:30; Wed.-Thurs., 5:30-9:30; Fri.-Sun., 8-8

Haus: Andersonville's Haus is hosting a huge clearance sale until the store closes on Thursday, April 30. Save up to 70 percent on everything in the store, including shop fixtures. 5405 N. Clark St. 773-769-4000 Tues.-Thurs., 11-6; Fri.-Sat., 11-7; Sun., 12-5


Melanie Gayle: On Thursday, April 16, a great local jewelry designer will be at Melanie Gayle's Plano boutique to showcase her spring collection of necklaces, bracelets, earrings, and more. The store is offering discounts: Spend up to $100 and receive 15 percent off; spend from $100 $350 and get 20 percent off; or make a purchase of more than $350 and receive 25 percent savings. 7401 Lone Star Dr., Ste. B110 Event: Thurs., 6-8 469-467-9121


Spa Week: The 10th Spa Week Florida event takes place from Monday, April 13, through Sunday, April 19, at some of the best spas in Florida. All participants—including Contour Day Spas, the Standard Spa, Red Door Spa, mySpa at InterContinental Miami, Palm Aire Spa at the Wyndham Resort, and Sleek MedSpas—are offering two or three $50 full-service spa treatments. The Standard's deals include a 45-minute body scrub, an hour-long pedicure, and a 50-minute antioxidant facial. Check out my post about Spa Week for more details.

Henri Bendel: Through next Monday, April 20, spend $150 at either of the Florida store locations—Aventura Mall or Town Center Mall in Boca Raton—and receive a free Henri Bendel beach tote stocked with a Henri Bendel water bottle, Trendy Mints, and a selection of essential cosmetic samples. Aventura Mall, 19501 Biscayne Blvd., Aventura 305-935-7424 Mon.-Sat., 10-9:30; Sun., 12-8 Town Center Mall, 6000 W. Glades Rd., Boca Raton 561-393-6408Mon.-Sat., 10-9; Sun., 12-6

Lilly Pulitzer: Palm Beach–inspired Lilly Pulitzer opens its latest retail location on Friday, April 17, at The Gardens Mall. The store will be giving away limited-edition Patchwork totes filled with Lilly goodies with purchases over $300, and all shoppers receive $50 off purchases of $300 or more. The Gardens Mall, 3101 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach GardensMon.-Sat., 10-9; Sun., 12-6

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami: This super-deluxe spa is offering a monthly series of innovative and restorative treatments inspired by the elements of nature and ancient traditional cultures. On Thursday, April 16, come to "Metabolic Typing": Led by holistic lifestyle coach Terrance Thomas, this seminar will teach you how your specific body type should influence the types of foods you eat. The cost is $40 per person, which includes 10 percent savings on any spa treatment the day of the event. Mandarin Oriental, Miami, 500 Brickell Key Dr., Miami 305-913-8332 Event: Thurs., 6:30-8:30Regular hours: Daily, 8:30-9:


J.Crew and Madewell: Through Friday, April 17, these of-the-moment brands are holding their second-ever sample sale, featuring exclusive styles you'll only find there, alongside tons of all-time favorites—all up to 70 percent off. Clothingline, 261 W. 36th St., Second Fl. Event: Mon.-Fri., 10-7

Pas de Deux: Through summer, the East Village boutique is offering up to half off select new arrivals, from labels like Loeffler Randall, Rag & Bone, and Repetto. Bonus: exclusive items from Coming Soon by Yohji Yamamoto are now in stock. 329 E. 11th St. 212-475-0075

Kooba: Save up 80 percent on covetable handbags and apparel from Tuesday, April 14, through Thursday, April 16. 141 W. 36th St., Third Fl. Event: Tues.-Thurs., 10-8

Ali Ro and Modo Eyewear featuring Derek Lam: Shop for glam sunglasses and flirty Ali Ro dresses, tops, and blouses, marked up to 70 percent off, from Wednesday, April 15, to Friday, April 17. 145 W. 18th St. Wed., 8-8; Thurs.-Fri., 10-8

La Perla: This coming Sunday marks the beginning of La Perla's six-day sample sale. Snap up bras for $40 to $60 (originally $119 to $289), panties for $20-$40 (originally $55 to $164), and sleepwear for $50 to $60 (originally $184 to $500). Linens and home decor from Frette will also be on offer. 4 W. 58th St., Fourth Fl. Event: Mon.-Fri., 9-6:30; Sun., 1-6

Alter: Head to Greenpoint for early spring merch up to 30 percent off, until gone. 140 Franklin St., Brooklyn718-349-0203

Sweet Tater: Through Sunday, April 19, this Nolita shop is clearing out its vintage stock of clothes, accessories, and shoes—marked $5 to $50—and house line, priced $20 to $50. 280 Mulberry St. 212-219-6400Tues.-Sun., 12-7

The Warehouse Sale: Thursday, April 16, through Saturday, April 18, the Metropolitan Pavilion is hosting a huge denim sale with more than 20,000 items reduced up to 80 percent, from names like Seven for All Mankind, J Brand, and William Rast. Entry is $5 at the door, or RSVP to the site for free admission. 123 W. 18th St., Fourth Fl. Event: Thurs.-Sat., 11-8

Hugo Boss: Spring-summer and autumn-winter 2009 pieces are up to 80 percent off on Tuesday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 15. 601 W. 26th St., Eighth Fl., Ste. 845 212-940-0800 Event: Tues.-Wed., 9-5


Three Dots at Knit Wit: This fashionable Philly mainstay is hosting a Three Dots trunk show at each of its three locations. Come in during regular store hours for 15 percent savings on anything Three Dots—as well as a gift with purchase—on Wednesday, April 15, in Center City; Thursday, April 16, in Bryn Mawr; and Saturday, April 18, and Sunday, April 19, at the shore. 1718 Walnut St. 215-564-4760 Mon.-Sat., 10-6; Wed., 10-8; Sun., 12-5905; W. Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr 484-592-0576 Mon.-Sat., 10-6; 8001 Ventnor Ave., Margate 609-822-9442 Mon.-Sat., 10-6; Sun., 11-4

Obvi: This adorable shop on West Chester's main drag is celebrating its 3rd birthday on Saturday, April 18, with a one-day sale: Find everything in-store—including new spring styles from Tulle, Honey Ocean Earth, Miss Me Couture, and Veronica M.—marked down between 10 and 75 percent. 30 South High St., West Chester 610-696-2477 Mon.-Wed., Sat., 11-6; Thurs.-Fri., 11-7; Sun., 12-6

Scarlett Alley:This eclectic home, accessory, and gift shop in Old City just gave us one good reason to love the rain: Shop on any rainy day in April and receive 10 percent savings on your purchase when you mention this listing. 241 Race St. 215-592-7898Mon., Tues., 11-7; Wed., 11-8; Thurs., 11-7; Sat., 10-6; Sun., 12-5


Urbane Zen: This sophisticated local bath and beauty chain is marking down select flannel pajamas 30 to 60 percent until gone. 7477 SW Bridgeport Rd., Tigard 503-624-9303 Mon.-Sun., 10-7
Covet: This distinctive destination for hard-to-find designers and chic, modern pieces for everyday has just received new spring merchandise. Find European scarves from Epice (designed in Paris) and Missoni, bamboo-cotton-blend tees, tunics and dresses from LA Made, and more. Mention Lucky at the register to save 10 percent on your purchase this week. 429 SW 10th Ave. 503-222-6838 Tues.-Sat., 11-6; Sun., 12-5

Nolita: New spring apparel from names like Vince, Seven for All Mankind, and Young Fabulous & Broke just arrived at the Pearl District's premier designer and denim destination. Bonus: Save 20 percent on overstock olive-colored Prairie Underground hoodies. 923 NW 10th Ave. 503-274-7114Mon.-Fri., 11-7; Sat., 11-6; Sun., 11-5


Alhambra: This worldly boutique is marking down select footwear for the entire month of April. All fall and winter styles, as well as select new arrivals from Coclico and Pura Lopez, are up to 50 percent off. 101 Pine St. 206-621-9571 Mon.-Sat., 10-6:30; Sun., 11:30-6

Gary Manuel Salon : April is Earth Month, and to celebrate, Gary Manuel Salon is offering organic lavender Light the Way candles for $10. Proceeds benefit Global Greengrants, which funds water-based nonprofit work worldwide. 2127 First Ave. 206-728-1234 Tues.-Sat., 8-7

Washington D.C.

Julep: The fun Georgetown boutique—formerly known as We One You Two—has revamped its second floor as a sample-sale room and consignment shop. Find heavily discounted past-season merch from labels like Twenty8Twelve and Sretsis, along with gently used finds from the closets of local fashionistas. To consign, e-mail 1525 Wisconsin Ave. NW202-298-5999

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Beautiful Convenience

Now that the weather is nice, the last thing you want to do is run errands. They take up too much time, and you end up buying stuff you never needed, nor will need in the future. The last time I was at Duane Reade I didn't need to buy the deep conditioning mask, but I bought it anyway. To prevent your frivolous spending, save time and money, pull up to get all toiletries you need. They are currently running a promotion for up to 50% off all the essentials most people use. Check your bathroom cabinets and see what you actually need. Make your list and enjoy the convenience of their expansive selection. They will deliver everything you need right to your door. So there is no need to cancel your plans. Add to your basket, and checkout of dealing with wasting your lunch hour at the drugstore.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

There is no doubt I love Costco. I go during lunch hour to sample all their treats. There is no denying when it FINALLY opened in Nashville, I was there for the ribbon cutting ceremony. Similar to the main character in Where the Heart Is, I could happily live in a Costco Warehouse instead of a WalMart. My fridge is stocked with Kirkland milk, my jeans are Calvin closeouts, and I watch How I Met Your Mother on their 60 inch Vizio TV; all purchased from Costco. My life is complete thanks to all Costco offers. If only I could take those advantages to another place, it would be the perfect one stop shop. Well much to my surprise, I now can take Costco with me on my next vacay.

Take Costco on vacay? Well not so much, but I can now use my membership for more than just a gallon of peanut butter. Costco offers a service called the Costco Traveler, to make vacations much more simple and affordable. They offer a selection of the world's most popular resort destinations, hotels, cruise lines, rental car companies and other vacation options. Currently for the month of April Costco Travel is running a promotion for 4 nights in Cancun, for $399 at Omni Cancun Hotel and Vilas. For about $100 a day, you will treated to all the perks of an All-Inclusive, an ocean view room, Resort credit to use on additional services. This is a great getaway for a quick break without breaking the bank. The promotion ends this April, but you don't have to travel until the end of August.

Looking for a bit more action? Costco can take you to the ends of the earth with vacation packages, or hotel deals. Wish you could experience the Changing of the Guard (or catch a glimpse of Prince William and Harry)? Costco can make it happen. Can't decide what place you want to visit on your next vacation?
Costco has cruise deals from Europe to crossing the Panama Canal. Visiting family and don't want to be at the mercy of their car? Costco can arrange a rental car so you can escape when your cousins have gotten under your skin a few too many times. If you have a travel wish, Costco can make it happen. All your friends will be jealous when you come back from Cancun with that killer tan.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Fresh Spring

Spring has sprung, and your wardrobe is drab. Exclusivly online, Gap, Banana Republic, and Old Navy are offering 30% off their new arrivals. Enter the code: NEW30 upon check out. I love these fresh yellow jeans; they will look great with a navy blue blouse or sweater. I WILL be purchasing this orange dress. I am going to pair them with my pale pink Tahari heels, I got for a rediculous discount at Filene's Basement two summers ago. I could also wear this cute tee-shirt with those yellow pants for a fun spring weekend.

As for the guys in our life, we know they need some help. They hate to spend money on clothes, so this deal is a great way for them to throw away that dingy shirt, and update their look. I absolutley love the one argyle diamond on this tee-shirt. It will look super current with dark slim jeans, and a pair of clean chuck taylors. I do not want to see the super worn ones that have holes the size of quarters coming out. My pretend boyfriend will wear this the same day I rock the yellow jeans. It is so hard to get dressed in the morning during spring, because it is still cold in the early hours, but once the sun is out, you start to melt. So men, get rid of your hooded sweatshirts, and replace it with this kahaki peacoat. It is the perfect weight for the chilly mornings, and once you take a layer or 2 off you will be just as comfortable in the afternoon. As for the bottoms, if you have pleated pants, GET RID OF THEM NOW! They are a fashion crime, that deserves years behind bars. Instead get your man a pair of flat front dress pants, like these. They are perfect for the office, nights out on the town, etc.

This deal only lasts until the days end, so hurry up and buy buy buy.

Saks 5th Ave Friends and Family

Print this cupon out or use online for savings at Saks Fifth Avenue. They are even offering discounts on Jewelrey and Cosmetics. This is a rare occasion, so please take advantage of it.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

For My Beantown Babes

Thanks to the Thrifty Stylist, she enlightened me to some deals happening in Boston.
Equilibrium on Congress Street is offering FREE mini-spa-services on April 15.

Beauty Mark at 33 Charles Street, on April 9, the is offering a $75 spray tan for only $10! Look like you just deplaned from St. Tropez, for Jersey shore prices

The Loft Salon on the Newberry street is giving away FREE shampoo and/or conditioner during Earth Week (April 21-25) for bringing in 3 recyclable bottles, or BOTH for bringing 5! Hello, being environmentally conscience will save you a LOT of money in the long run.

Snack Time

It gets to be that time of day when I want to bust out of the doors and head down the street to crumbs for a massive cupcake, that could run me almost $5. $5 for a cupcake? Absurd, I know, delicious YES. We are obsessed with them, but a daily habit will put a hole in my wallet and a spare tire around my current spare tire of a waist.

So I was parusing my favorite diet site, Never Say Diet, and my favorite columnist on the site Linda Vongkhamchanh had just published a way for me to snack great healthy foods, for super cheap prices. Check out Snacking is a great way to boost your metabolism just as long as you make the right choices. Linda gives us 8 options that are light on the pocketbook, but pack a nutritional punch. Have a sweet tooth? She has trail mix and popsicles. Need something salty before you comandeer the vending machiene for all the potatoe chips? There is hummus and edamame to fill that void. If you wanted to make all her options it would cost you under $30 for all the ingredients. Each recipie makes a number of servings, so your pennies will be streched, not your thighs.