Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Saks 5th Avenue friends & family

Save the date! Saks Fifth Avenue will be having its friends & family sale from Thursday, Oct. 16th through Sunday, Oct. 19th. There is a lot of speculation whether invites or online promo codes will be emailed out, but everyone seems to confirm that on those days, head to Customer Service and pick up the F&F promotion card for your in-store purchases. This card may or may not contain a unique one-time-use online code as well.

However you cut it, 25% off clothes, bags, and shoes and 15% off cosmetics and fragrance is worth waiting for. There are some known brand exclusions: Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada/Miu Miu, and Louboutin. I will update this list when more details become public. I for one am going to finally get the slew of La Prairie products I need replenishing!

Additional note: If you are not located near a Saks store, it may be worth your time to give a store a call and ask the sales associate nicely if they will do a mail order to you with the F&F discount.

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Monday, September 29, 2008

Vivre sample sale

There is a good reason to go to 317 W. 33rd St on Friday. Alongside the Christofle sale, Vivre will be having a sample sale of clothing, accessories, home, and jewelry at up to 80% off.

What: Vivre Sample Sale
When: Friday, Oct. 3rd - Monday, Oct. 6th; Fri-Sun 9AM-6:30PM, Mon 9AM-5PM
Where: Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd St. (W of 8th Ave.)
How: Make your way to Penn Station and Go West!

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Slane & Slane sample sales

It's raining Slane & Slane! Starting Tuesday, Sept. 30th, visit the sample sale at the Warwick Hotel. If you're really devoted, you can even pop back in on the last day, Thursday, Oct. 2nd, and hurry home to check out the Gilt.com Slane & Slane online sale. Sale includes 18k gold and sterling silver at 50-75% off. New merchandise daily.

What: Slane & Slane Sample Sale
When: Tuesday, Sept. 30th - Thursday, Oct. 2nd; Tue 2-6PM, Wed 10AM-7PM, Thu 10AM-6PM
Where: The Oxford Suite, 2nd Fl., Warwick Hotel, 65 W. 54th St. at 6th Ave.; 212-691-5820
How: Google Transit
Cash, CC, No Checks


What: Slane & Slane Sample Sale
When: Thursday, Oct. 2nd; 12PM
Where: www.gilt.com

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Anya Hindmarch for Target pre-pre-sale

Every time I leave the city, I always make a trip to Target. It is, improbably, the one thing I miss most from my suburban life (the second is owning a car). I am a big fan of the clothing collaborations, but I have yet to see a handbag collection that doesn't look just not quite good enough to carry. The Gryson line sucked, Botkier was so-so, but I'm anxious and optimistic about Anya Hindmarch's new line. (I am still sad I was out of town the weekend of the Bullseye Bodegas.)

Starting today, email subscribers (that's me and you) can view and purchase bags from the the
Anya Hindmarch collection for Target. The public pre-sale runs from Oct. 8th through Oct. 14th, and then I guess after that will be the in-store Target shoppers. Talk about end of the line! NOTE: Everything is 'out-of-stock' already so check back in a few days. And I just got this email 15 minutes ago!!

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Christofle sample sale

I've been alerted that Christofle is having a massive sample sale! Who doesn't love fancy silver platters and crystal vases and gorgeous luxe home decor? T & Co. is so mass-produced and yesterday. Prices will be marked up to 80% off, which makes fab housewarming gifts a bargain! A sampling of what you'll find: this Anemone Belle Epoque Tray and Vertigo Champagne Cooler. I'm also dying to see what jewelry will be available-- my source has confidence that it will be worth the trip.Anemone Belle Epoque Tray, mediumVertigo Champagne Cooler

What: Christofle Sample Sale
When: Friday, Oct. 3rd - Monday, Oct. 6th; Fri-Sun 9AM-6:30PM, Mon 9AM-5PM
Where: Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd Street (W of 8th Ave.)
How: Make your way to Penn Station and Go West!

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J.Crew final sale on sale, +20% off

Take an extra 20% off all J.Crew sale items in-store and online using coupon "EXTRA20". Expires Sunday, Sept. 28th.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Tory Burch fall sale on select items

If you are a Tory Burch fan, you should definitely check out this fall sale. Her infamous flats, chunky heels, boots, bags, and some clothing are marked down, just in time for this chilly weather. Ends Sunday, Sept. 28th.

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BCBG private sales

Update: I can't say how much I appreciate the comments!!! A fantastically lovely person has alerted me/us to the online code "GOLD2008". Expires today!

BCBG's retail stores are having private event from now through Friday, Sept. 26th. Take 15% off one item or 25% off two items (retail priced only). The flyer mentions this is good online too, but they didn't provide me with a promotion code, so I have nothing to share :( BCBG's outlet stores are having a private event. From Thursday, Sept. 25th through Sunday, Sept. 28th, take 15% off everything in the store.

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St. Kilda sample sale, Sunday 9/28

Update: False alarm, the St. Kilda sample sale is this Sunday! Much thanks to the in-the-know commenter for the info!!

hi. the st kilda sample sale is sunday, sept 28! (not the 25th)
Need a LOVE ring? St. Kilda Jewelry is hosting a sample sale today at the Brooklyn Flea Market. Prices will be 50-80% off original prices on gold, silver, including pieces with precious stones. If you can't make it to the flea market, have a look at RedEnvelope.com, which has some St. Kilda trinkets on sale (and will ship it for free).

What: St. Kilda Sample Sale
When: Sunday, Sept. 28th; 10AM-5PM
Where: Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School, 176 Lafayette Ave. @ Clermont Ave.
How: Google Transit

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YOOX.com the end sale

The final cut of the summer-y sale at YOOX.com, which is fine, but will they please delete the 'sold out' items?! First of all, it's cruel, second of all, there are 1037 pages of sale stuff, so ANY method of paring it down would be great. 1037. Seriously?

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

ShopRobertson.com fall sale, 25% off everything

If you're just dying to get some of Lauren Conrad's duds, head on over to ShopRobertson.com and use coupon "topbutton25" to get 25% off the entire site. Expires Thursday, Oct. 2nd.

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eLuxury extra 25% off sale

Take an extra 25% off eLuxury sale items until Tuesday, Sept. 30th.

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Loro Piana sample sale

Update: Word on the street is that although discounted, items are still expensive. Rejoice and try again, for prices have been further reduced. Sale ends Saturday 5PM.

I was so envious when I heard that
Loro Piana made the Italian equestrian uniforms for the Summer Olympics. We get stuck with Ralph Lauren. *sigh* I absolutely covet their sumptuous cashmere stoles, but for $2000? I'd rather have 4 pairs of Louboutins.

Enter the sample sale: Women's and Men's cashmere tops, clothing, outerwear, and accessories. Bonus: if you think their styles are too fuddy-duddy, buy a bolt of their lux cashmere or wool fabric and make it yourself!

What: Loro Piana sample sale
Where: Soiffer Haskin, 317 West 33rd St. (W of 8th Ave./Penn Station); (718) 747-1656
When: Sunday, Sept. 21st through Saturday, Sept. 27th; Sun-Fri 9AM to 6:30PM, Sat 9AM-5PM
How: HopStop it to Penn Station

Special notes:
- Must have Photo ID to enter Building
- Credit Cards Only (American Express, Visa or MasterCard)
- All Sales Final
- Strollers not allowed
- No children under 12 will be admitted
- All sales final

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

New York Dog sample sale

Up to 80% off doggie-related items ranging from the useful (beds, collars, leashes, toys) to the fanciful (raincoats, t-shirts, sweaters, dresses). According the the marketing material, the selection will be huge and "carriers start at $10, beds start at $20, orig. $150 and up, raincoats start at $15, and warm winter coats start at $10".

And for those of you who can't make it to the sale, BarkSlope.com has a quilted nylon dog coat by George SF for $34.97 (retail $59). Cute!

What: New York Dog sample sale
When: Wednesday, Sept. 24th - Friday, Sept. 26th;
Where: 133 W. 25th St., (btw 6/7th Ave.); Suite 9 East; 646-486-1331
How: Google Transit, because it has estimated travel time and also because my friend helped make it
Cash or CC only

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Bloomingdale's private sale

Ending tomorrow is the Bloomingdale's private sale. Check out the details here or shop online. Per Madison Ave Spy, you can go up to the Customer Service center and ask for another copy of $25 off coupons that you "left at home".

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Hermès sample sale report from Racked.com

I debated long and hard whether I wanted to do the Hermes sample sale. With all the marketing/buzz going on about it, I knew there would be an inevitable 2hr+ wait to get in. I decided to let the professionals tough it out which was probably smart thinking because it took them THREE hours to get in (but when they did, it was glorious). Reading the comments of the lucky souls who made it in, it seems like they are continuously restocking. Good to know-- guess I may drop by after all! This particular line item caught my eye:

"For non-equestrians, there are dog coats for $140."
I wonder if there will be any left by late today?

And on a more personal and totally-non-topical note, the main reason I skipped the sale: my newly acquired ragdoll kitten, Meekus, cuddled in my lap.

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Giuiliana Teso sample sale

I was in two minds about posting this (hence why it is a day late)... I prefer my fur alive, but if you need it for the harsh Siberian climate, the I guess I can't begrudge you.

What: Giuiliana Teso Fur Sample Sale
When: Tuesday, Sept. 23th – Thursday, Sept. 25th; 10AM–5PM daily
Where: 584 Broadway (@ Prince St.), Ste. 504; 212-966-2929
How: If you don't know how to get to Soho, then you should immediately consult me for personal shopping lessons asap!

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Brooks Brothers friends & family

For all you finance-types out there weathering the storm - 25% off everything from Brooks Brothers starting Wednesday, Sept. 24th through Sunday, Sept. 28th. Coupon "friend64". For in-store shopping, print out the email.

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Fred Segal annual sale, LA

Update: Pre-sale begins Friday, Sept. 26th, not 9/25 as previously thought

No details yet, but just a head's up that Fred Segal's Annual Sale is Thursday, Sept. 25th through Sunday, Oct. 5th. Stay tuned!

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

NM Last Call, additional 20% off, TODAY

Update: Great comment below!

FYI: the Neiman Marcus Last Call stores have an extra 20% Off this week in children's, some men's sportswear, some gorgeous stephen dweck jewelry, plus dior and juicy sunglasses! you can also see what they have in all the different stores at nmlastcallstore.com (they send emails on day before and day of and last day of promos, plus i always get coupons!)
Neiman Marcus seems to have adopted a trend of notifying you of these 'running promos' on the last day. Last week I received an email telling me it was the last day for their Free Shipping promotion. This morning I got one alerting me that today was the last day for an additional 20% off Last Call items. How about telling me when these promos begin?!

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Earnest Sewn sample sale

Update: Read on a message board forum...

I went ... today and it is worth it. There was a good selection of styles, washes and sizes. The jeans are $60 a pair or if you buy 3 or more, $50 each... If you have time, it's worth a look. The regular store a couple of doors down was selling the same styles for about 3 or 4 times as much.
So over your wide-leg J.Brand jeans? Earnest Sewn is having its seasonal sample sale, offering discounts on select apparel and jeans for men, women, and kids. Reportedly, Women's five-pocket boot-cut jeans are $75 (originally $198), women's tapered cigarette-leg jeans are $75 (originally $210), and men's five-pocket straight-leg jeans are $75 (originally $210).

What: Earnest Sewn Sample Sale
When: Saturday, Sept. 20th – Sunday, Sept. 28th; 8AM-8PM daily
Where: 831 Washington St. by Gansevoort St.; 212-242-3414
How: Subway: A,C,E,L to 14th St. and hike West, but since it's in the Meatpacking District of confusing non-grid roads, I suggest a taxi

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LeSportsac Stella McCartney clearance

The LeSportsac collection that just won't go away. If you couldn't make it to the NYC sample sale, you can still get the Stella collection on sale for cheaper than a flight. Use coupon "STELLA75" to pay 25% of the retail price. Be warned, shipping is not cheap.

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West Elm more for less sale, in-store

I remember when West Elm first started. I even ventured to Brooklyn to visit the DUMBO store. Seriously. I have been to Brooklyn maybe 3 times since I've lived in Manhattan these 5 years, and one time was solely to visit the West Elm store. Nowadays I don't need to cross any bridges to go check out their fall sale. But I still would. In-store only.

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Monday, September 22, 2008

White + Warren sample sale

White + Warren's classic cashmere basics priced below wholesale. Women’s cashmere sweater coats are $150 (originally $330) and men’s thermals are $125 (originally $285).

What: White + Warren's Sample Sale
When: Friday, Sept. 26th, 8AM–5PM
Where: 80 W. 40th St.; 212-398-3295
How: Make your way over to the South side of Bryant Park

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Baccarat sample sale

I love Baccarat jewelry. It's so classy and elegant without being crazy intense and expensive. I wore the Hortensia necklace on my wedding day (one year ago today, actually), and while they don't make the earrings in the ruby color, for 70% off I wouldn't mind getting the clear ones to make a semi-set.

What: Baccarat Sample Sale
When: Wednesday, Sept. 24th - Thursday, Sept. 25th; 10AM-5PM daily
Baccarat retail store, 2nd Fl.,
625 Madison Avenue @ 59th St.; 212-826-4130
How: Right by to Barney's/Crate & Barrel/Tod's, West of Bloomingdale's
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Kate Spade fall handbag sale, 20% off

Need a new bag to go with your new shoes, clothes, and doggy stuff? This weekend only, take 20% off Kate Spade's new fall handbag line. Visit a store near you or use coupon "FALLHB2008". Expires Sunday, Sept. 21st.

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A|X friends & family, 30% off

Take 30% off all full priced and sale items except watches. Print the email to shop in-store or use coupon "AXGUEST" online. Expires Sunday, Sept. 21st.

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eLuxury denim event, up to 30% off

30% off your jeans at eLuxury.com. End date unknown.

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bebe, 65% off in-store sale merchandise TODAY, fall sale tomorrow

I would be remiss if I didn't post this, even as I am so confused why bebe chooses celebrities like Eva Longoria since their target demographic is, how do I say this gently... younger? The email also goes on to state that their Fall Sale starts tomorrow, both in-store and online.

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Poleci, 20% off using Amex, LA

If your stomping ground is on the side of the coast where a strapless dress is good on Christmas, you can shop at the Poleci store in LA and get 20% off Fall/Winter 08 (like you need such a thing). Just use your blue/green/gold/plat/black/corporate? Amex card. Expires Friday, Sept. 26th.

What: Poleci Store in Los Angeles - 20% off with Amex
Where: 8761 Beverly Boulevard, West Hollywood; 310-278-7058

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

YOOX.com shopping party, 15% off, free shipping

Rolla-coasta... of love...
15% off select Fall/Winter goodies at YOOX.com, plus free shipping! Expires Sunday, Sept. 21st.

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Foot Petals, 20% off

Pierre-August Renoir may have once said, The pain passes, but the beauty remains, but obviously he never dealt with lingering blisters caused by those to-die-for new heels. Foot Petals, anyone? They have lots of different colors and styles now, so make a list and use coupon "FPVIP0802" for 20% off your order. Expires Dec. 31, 2008.

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Satya Jewelry, 25% off birthday sale TODAY

Although I am not one of those zen yoga people (you know the ones who wear organic/hemp clothing), I'm a big fan of really nice jewelry. My favorite semi-precious casual jewelry is Me & Ro, but who can afford that at the rate I lose earrings? Satya, although it borders on slightly too cultural-looking, fills the bill nicely. Today is their birthday, and with coupon "SJBDAY", take 25% off all online purchases. Alternately, print out the image of the email below and take it into the store with you for the discount.

To Receive One Day Only Discount ONLINE:

Enter coupon code SJBDAY on the 18th of September in the cart selection process of your order to receive 25% off your purchase. Please be sure to hit the update button to activate your code. Valid for one day only.

To Receive One Day Only Discount at Satya NYC Boutiques:
Please print out this email and present it on the 18th of September at any one of our Satya Jewelry boutiques in NYC and receive 25% off your entire purchase. Valid on Jewelry, Home and Yoga Products.

Satya Jewelry Retail locations:
West Village
330 Bleecker Street at Christopher Street
NYC 10014

Upper West Side
2265 Broadway at 81st Street
NYC 10024

Upper East Side
946 Lexington Ave at 69th Street
NYC 10021

253 Centre Street at Broom Street
NYC 10013

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Trixie + Peanut, 50% off

Over the weekend I spent time in Nashville, TN visiting one of my best friends and her little Yorkie. Since my dog is a size Large (maybe even XL), I'm so excited to have a size Small dog to shop for! I've always wanted to shop in the cute boutiques like Trixie + Peanut or buy doggy Juicy Couture. Halloween's just around the corner too...

What: Trixie + Peanut sale
When: Friday, Sept. 26 - Sunday, Sept 28; Fri/Sat 11AM-8PM, Sun 12PM-5PM
Where: 23 E. 20th St. (btw Broadway/Park Ave S)
How: Walk North from Union Square stops or South from 23rd St. stops

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BCBG fall sale

Three weekends ago, when it was pouring cats and dogs in the city, I had to make a run to the Container Store to get some things before our guests arrived. Bed Bath and Beyond being across the street, I ran in for some new dishwashing gloves. Normally I would not go into the TJ Maxx upstairs, but no one was out shopping so I mosey-ed on up to see what I could see. I went home with a Velvet shirtdress, Max Studio cardigan, and BCBG sweater.

BCBG is a fabulous choice for staples, and for less than retail, it's even better. Stock up on sweaters at their Fall Sale. (The TJ Maxx selection was really slim) What is actually on sale and what is not is very badly marked-- I noticed the promotional items are on the last page / at the end of the available selections of the regular priced clothing. If the promotion applies, it will say on the product description page.

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Anya Hindmarch warehouse sale, London

Calling all Londoners...
If you live in London, you are very lucky indeed. What with the recent past Burberry sample sale, now you have the Anya Hindmarch warehouse sale to look forward to! Get in on the first day by registering here.

What: Anya Hindmarch Warehouse Sale
When: Private RSVP: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2PM-8PM; Open to Public: Friday, Sept. 26 - Sunday, Sept. 28, Fri/Sat 10AM-8PM, Sun 11AM-4PM
Where: No 1 The Piazza, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 8HB

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Roberto Cavalli, Blumarine, Rachel Roy sample sales

Update: My friend went to this and said it was a total wash. This sale is not run by the designers, but some "agent" named "Shirley" and was just a few racks.

... it was more like 30-40% off. Too bad, it was cute stuff just not cute enough at those prices.
I don't know how who is organizing this or it will play out, but at 70%+ off, it may be worth a visit. Apparently these are in the same hotel but different rooms.

What: Roberto Cavalli, Blumarine, Rachel Roy Sample Sales
When: Tuesday, September 16, - Thursday, September 18; 10AM-6PM daily
Where: Helmsley Park Lane Hotel, 36 Central Park S. (btw 5th/6th Ave); 732-539-8750
How: Hopstop to Columbus Circle

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Barney's beauty event

Barney's beauty event: Thursday, Sept. 18th - Saturday, Sept. 20th at all store locations.

Better than Neiman Marcus' goody bag, although if you're really going to throw down for new skincare, best to wait for the Saks Friends & Family event coming soon :)

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Neiman Marcus free shipping TODAY

Use coupon "SHIPNM" for free shipping with no minimum purchase. Offer expires 9/16/08 at 11:59 PM CT.

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Luca Luca sample sale

Luca Luca sample sale full details from Madison Avenue Spy and how to RSVP for the Private days

What: Luca Luca Sample Sale
When: Private RSVP: Tuesday, Sept. 23 - Wednesday, Sept. 24; Open to public: Thursday, Sept. 25 - Friday, Sept. 26; 8:30AM-6:30PM daily
Where: 19 W. 36th St., 4th Floor
How: HopStop to Herald Square

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ShopBop warehouse sale, Madison, WI

If you live in the great Midwest and have this weekend open, pay attention! ShopBop.com is having their warehouse sale this weekend in Madison, WI.

What: ShopBop Warehouse Sale
When: Friday, Sept. 19 - Sunday, Sept. 21; Fri 12PM-8PM, Sat 8AM-6PM, Sun 10AM-4PM
Where: Concourse Hotel, 1 W. Dayton St., Madison, WI
How: Google map it
Cash only

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YOOX.com summer sale - last call

YOOX.com summer sale inventory further discounted! Get it before it's gone.

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Owl's Lab online, 20% off

This past weekend was miserably hot, so I was thrilled this morning to find it was just chilly enough for a nice thick cardigan or light jacket. Ok, some people still milled about in t-shirts, but whatever. While I do have a lovely new trench I got at the Burberry Clearance center in Woodbury Common, I admit I have always had a deep yearning for a Rag & Bone Mac Trench. At $585 it's a bit of a high-ticket item, but when you take 20% off, it comes down to $468. Decisions decisions! In the process of updating their website, Owl's Lab boutique is offering 20% with coupon "HAPPY20". Expires Saturday, Sept. 20.

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Ralph Lauren friends & family, 30% off

The only beef I have with Ralph Lauren is that it is so goddamn ubiquitous. The styles are classic, timeless, and yet I walk down Bleeker St., and I feel slightly smothered by the brand (and Marc Jacobs). Black label, blue label, purple label... he must be focused on world domination! However, I can't complain too much because the Black label is actually really good, and at 30% off, it's even better! Use code "RLFA2008" to get 30% off your entire purchase (even sale) during their Friends & Family event. Expires Monday, Oct. 6th.

We all know my opinion of the US Olympic outfits, but if you are looking for a piece of memorabilia and never got your hands on a Fuwa doll, now's your chance. For all the college kids out there, this discount works on rugby.com too :)

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Monday, September 15, 2008

Hermès sample sale

Times and Dates Updated!

What: Hermès sample sale
Where: 4th Floor Gallery at the Metropolitan Pavilion @ 123 W 18th St. (W of 6th Ave)
When: Opens to public on Wednesday, Sept. 24th - Saturday, Sept. 27; Wed, Fri, Sat 10AM-6PM, Thurs 10AM-8PM

How: Subway: 1 train to 18th St.; F,L,V to 14th St. or F,V to 23rd St.; R,W to 23rd St.

Go for scarves and ties (and the non-infamous bags). Racked.com report on the March sale.

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LeSportsac sample sale update

I just got back from the LeSportsac sale, and I would like to report that although the early reports said it sucked and discounts weren't worth it, it was SO worth it today. All the non-Stella McCartney stock was 90% off, and the Stella stuff was 80% off. The rolling luggage was priced $84-95, and her shoulder bags varied from $50-70. I nabbed a tote and a hobo as Xmas presents for my younger sisters still in school, and I think they'll love the lightweight roominess these bags offer! It is supposed to be over at 4PM, but while I was there I heard rumors of staying open until 6PM. Stock is still pretty good... definitely worth a look if you're in the neighborhood! See my original post here for location and directions.Stella McCartney Hobo, priced at $70 (retail $350)Delphine bags in various sizes, priced between $9-14 (retail $86-134)

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Boutique on 57 sample sale

Glam overstock goes to Boutique on 57. With labels like Blumarine, Gucci, Escada, Cavalli, Chanel and Valentino, it may very well be worth the trip uptown to The Regency Hotel.

Visit the sample sale to shop for jewelry, accessories, BAGS!!, and other items at this sale for up to 70% off. Boutique on 57 guarantees 100% all items authenticity.

What: Boutique on 57 September Sale
When: Thursday, Sept. 11 - Friday, Sept. 12; 10AM-7PM
Where: The Regency Hotel, Penthouse Suite, 540 Park Ave. (@ 61st St.); 917-940-9934
How: No time for the subway, take a cab!

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Kwigy-bo fall sample sale

Your eagle eyes and keen intellect will have by now discerned that I have a dog! My darling girl. She's so spoiled with her Burberry accessories and lush beds (I even made one myself out of Serta memory foam). Nothing but the best, so I'm particularly excited about Kwigy-bo's bi-annual sample sale. Not for her, because the cutesy teeny stuff wouldn't fit her (she's big boned, you see), but those with the itsy bitsies can shop carriers, sweaters, doggy tees, and one-of-a-kind samples. Sample sale prices range from $5-$40. Kwigy-bo products are sold in fine retailers worldwide such as Harrods, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Doggystyle NYC.

What: Kwigy-bo Luxuries For Dogs - Fall Sample Sale
When: Thursday, Sept. 11 - Friday, Sept. 12; 9:30AM-6:30PM daily
Where: 501 7th Ave. (btw 37/38th St.), Suite 506/508; 212-398-1097
How: Hopstop to Penn Station or Times Square
Cash Only

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

J.Crew private sale, 20% off

Working at J.Crew during my college years taught me a few things: 1) clean up after myself in the dressing room, 2) boys are way easier to sell to than women (oohs and ahhs work wonders), 3) how to obsessively and compulsively fold my entire wardrobe as if I used a folding board (and I am not alone), and 4) sometimes you get what you pay for, and sometimes you don't, but mostly you do.

To this day, my closet does still hold some pieces from way back yonder, and that, my friends, is a testament of its enduring quality. I do think the Rolexes are quite overboard though. From now through Friday, Sept. 12th, take 20% off all in-store and online items over $175+ using this email or coupon "PRIVATESALE". The fine print doesn't say, but I'm pretty sure this doesn't work on the Rolexes.

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Tuesday, September 9, 2008

ShopBop, extra 20% off 50%-70% off sale merchandise

This one is slightly confusing, so stay with me. ShopBop is now taking an additional 20% off their sale stuff which is already 50% and 70% off. But not the stuff that is only 30% off. Got it? Coupon "SAVETHEPIG" expires Thursday, Sept. 11th.

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Off 5th 20% off private preview

Get the discount before everyone else does. Take 20% off your entire purchase this Friday, Sept. 12 - Sunday, Sept. 14th. Print this email.

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Monday, September 8, 2008

Auto yard sale

Cute West Village boutique Auto is cleaning out their glamorous attic with a yard sale! If you need some throw pillows and home stuff, baby gear, or artisan jewelry for 60% off, swing by.What: Auto Yard Sale
Where: 803 & 805 Washington St (btw Gansevoort/Horatio St.); 212-229-2292
When: Thursday, Sept. 11 - Sunday, Sept. 14; Thurs & Fri (11AM-7PM), Sat (12PM-7PM), Sun (12PM-6PM)
How: Subway: A,C,E to 14th St., 1,2,3 to 14th St., L to 8th Ave. Then you'll have to hike it.

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Intermix 20% off

Can't make it to NYC for Fashion Week but want to look like you did?  Intermix, recently purged from their huge sample sale, is back on track for Fall/Winter 2008.  Get yourself a new coat (or anything else) for 20% with coupon "SEPT20".  I'm not sure if it works on pre-orders, though. Expires Saturday, Sept. 20th.

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Spanx friends & family 30% off

Super skinny bitches at Fashion Week got you down? Perk up (literally) with a fresh supply of Spanx butt-boosting stomach-sucking shapewear.  If you're a skeptic, like me, each product even comes with before/after shots that are much more believable than those botox ads.  As I creep closer to the big 3-0, I'm breaking down and ordering some waist-cinching things myself.  Ah to be in college again...  Use coupon "spanxanniversaryz" for 30% off your entire order. Expires Sunday, Sept. 14th. 

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Friday, September 5, 2008

George summer sale: 20% off

For my posh little pets, only the best will do.  While I do believe that George SF has lost some luster over the years, (where did the leather collars and travel bedroll go?) their cute little food bowls and durable pet mattresses are just awesome.  If you need to pick up some basics, do it now while their summer sale is going on-- all orders placed up to Sept. 21st will automatically be discounted 20%.

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LeSportsac sample sale

Although I don't own much of it, I'm a big LeSportsac fan. I like the lightweight bags for cosmetics and travel, I'm a fan of what Gwen Stefani did with them, I give bags as presents to my sisters, and I really considered plunking down for the entire Stella McCartney travel line. You would think that their recent 50% close-out would have nudged me in that direction, but no, I let it pass. Fortunately for me (maybe unfortunately for my wallet), I will be given that second chance.

Over 20,000 treasures to fill your closets and for all your gift needs from the Stella McCartney, Boutique and Mens & Guys Collections. There will be hundreds of styles from the current and past collections. Handbags, totes, weekenders, messenger bags, computer bags, garment bags, toiletry kits, cosmetic cases, wallets...all of the classics. Prices are 60 to 70 percent off. Now $18 to $168.
What: LeSportsac sample sale
Where: South Pavilion (ground floor) at the Metropolitan Pavilion @ 125 W 18th St. (W of 6th Ave); 212-736-6262 x2007
When: Friday, Sept. 12th through Monday, Sept. 15th; Fri: 8AM-8PM, Sat: 10AM-8PM, Sun: 11AM-8PM, Mon: 8AM-4PM
How: Subway: 1 train to 18th St.; F,L,V to 14th St. or F,V to 23rd St.; R,W to 23rd St.

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Lalique & Judith Leiber sample sale

Update: Dates were wrong and now corrected.  Sorry!!

There will be a bit of a hodge-podge sale going on at the Soiffer Haskin space next weekend. The sale will include various offerings from Lalique, such as Crystal Giftware, Porcelain, Jewelry; Fine China, Crystal and Silver by Anna Weatherley, Ercuis, Raynaud & Salviati; and Judith Leiber Evening & Exotic Handbags. All 50-75% off.

What: Lalique & Judith Leiber sample sale
Where: Soiffer Haskin, 317 West 33rd St. (W of 8th Ave./Penn Station); (718) 747-1656
When: Saturday, Sept. 14th through Wednesday, Sept. 17th; Sun-Tues 9AM to 6:30PM, Wed 9AM-5PM
How: HopStop it to Penn Station

Special notes:
- Must have Photo ID to enter Building
- Credit Cards Only (American Express, Visa or MasterCard)
- All Sales Final
- Strollers not allowed
- No children under 12 will be admitted
- All sales final

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Thursday, September 4, 2008

Mary Norton sample sale

Gilt.com recently held a Mary Norton sale, and I was fairly surprised to see it sold out in like, an hour flat. I guess I'm not very in-the-know since I don't usually shop for fancy cocktail clutches/mini purses, but if you are, it may be worth your time to swing by the in-boutique sample sale.What: Mary Norton sample sale
Where: Dunes Properties Real Estate Studio, 214 King St. (across from Saks 5th Ave)
When: Friday, Sept. 12 - Saturday, Sept. 13; Fri: 7AM-7PM, Sat: 9AM-6PM
How: Hopstop it to Rockerfeller Center

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Bluefly $10 off coupon

We all need basics. Cosabella undies, James Perse t-shirts, comfy jeans. A few years ago, Bluefly started selling retail cashmere. The prices are fairly standard with other basic cashmere shops but some have a bit more 'flare' with an unusual design or so.  Take $10 off orders of $100+ using coupon "CASHMERE12".  I am not sure whether you have to actually buy cashmere or not, but the fine print does say this cannot be combined with other promos and you can't use Google checkout.  Better yet, if you are a new customer, use coupon "AFF20" to get $20 off your $100+ order.

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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Paragon Sports warehouse sale

I love Paragon Sports.  Although they are not as big as the Oshman's you'd find in the suburbs, their selection is pretty darn diverse.  If the U.S. Open has inspired you to pick up a racquet, stop on by the Warehouse Sale in Union Square.

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Lambertson Truex private sale

If you live in NYC, Vegas, or LA, you can visit the Lambertson Truex boutique near you and check out what goodies are 70% off.  In-store only with a print out of this email.

What: Lambertson Truex private sale
Where: 692 Madison Ave @ 62nd St.
When: Through Sunday, Sept. 14; 10AM-6PM daily, closed Sun.
Subway: F to 63rd; N,R,W to 5th Ave.

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YSL friends & family

Update: Racked.com has reported on Madison Avenue Spy's post on the inherent sucky-ness of this 'friends & family' event. As I suspected it is a clearance sale (or NYC euphemism "sample sale"), but even worse, it will be outlet store cast-offs!

I'd love to get insider info on this one, so if you're in the know, please comment below! This is being marketed as a 'friends & family', but it's not in-store and with discounts of up to 75%, I'm going to go out on a limb and call this a sample sale in disguise. I guess that label makes classy YSL a bit shy. Since the BWS was such a bust (and yes, I know I did not follow up like I promised, but I figured ranting about it was not a value-add to anyone), maybe whatever credit limit you've got left can look for goodies at the YSL 'friends & family' event.

What: Yves St. Laurent Friends & Family
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St. (W of 6th Ave)
When: Wednesday, Sept. 10th through Friday, Sept. 12th; 8AM - 6PM on 9/10 & 9/11, 8AM - 1PM on 9/12
How: Subway: 1 train to 18th St.; F,L,V to 14th St. or F,V to 23rd St.; R,W to 23rd St.

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Email discovery: Off 5th, post Labor Day 30% off one item

Those sly foxes over in the Off 5th marketing department are quite clever. Previously I posted an email that would get you 25% off one item, but alas, I am not on the better list. Here is an email that will get you 30% off one item.

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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Email discovery: Off 5th, post Labor Day 25% off one item

Please see the newer Off 5th coupon for 30% off instead of just 25%!

Original Post:
If you were too wily to fall for the buy-one-get-one-50%-off shenanigans over the Labor Day holiday, Off Saks is willing to give you another shot to come on in and buy something! Print out the email and get 25% off one item
(no jewelry or kids stuff though b/c that is already on sale).

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Email Discovery: Neiman Marcus beauty event

Since cosmetics and skincare never go on sale, these beauty events are a big deal. If they did (go on sale) there would be no point in waiting until you got some made-in-China bag filled with samples. But maybe I'm just being cynical? The idea of buying my La Prairie from some sketchy internet storefront is starting to get to me, even if live.com is offering a generous cashback. I just may have to give in and go with the Neiman Marcus Beauty Event.

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Monday, September 1, 2008

Papyrus friends & family 25% off, in-store only

I guess I'm old fashioned, but I love sending cards. And not just signing your name, but making it special with a nice hand-written note. Since I felt like I had purchased every one of Hallmark's square cards (those are my favorite), I moved on to Papyrus, whose cards have more of a hand-crafted feel. Hallmark's Crown Rewards program is free and accumulates points based on dollars spent, but Papyrus' membership costs $10/yr, but instead of waiting for rewards certificates, the bonuses are instantaneous. When you buy a batch of 4 cards, one of them is free. In August they also had a buy-2-get-1-free promotion which I took full advantage of, so I have definitely recouped my $10 investment and then some!

If you have a Papyrus membership make sure to go shopping between Sept 5-13, to get 25% off all purchases (even candles, printed stationary and albums) and 10% off any custom printing orders (like wedding invitations!).

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