Friday, February 26, 2010

Christofle pet shopping event postponed

Christofle's pet shopping day tomorrow has been postponed until next weekend. Until then, enjoy the snow! I personally am having a devil of a time flying to Austin for my friend's 30th birthday. Boo!

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Hollister 20% off

Update: print it out and shop in-store only. It was too early in the morning and I thought you could click through the email to shop online. I was wrong. Sorry!

People like my little sister (college junior) and my cousin (high school sophomore) shop Hollister. It's not really on my radar, but solid discounts are few and far between for the Abercrombie retail geniuses (begrudging as I am to admit that), so I thought I'd share this one for all the moms or older sisters or cousins out there.

Click through this link
(or print the email) to get 20% off your purchase either online or in-stores.

Note: There seems to be no option to put in a promo code online, and I did a dummy check-out to see when the discount comes in-- as far as I can see (without hitting the 'Process Order' button), the discount is not shown... most likely a glitch in the matrix. I don't know if it would be better to call and harass the customer service people or just print out the coupon and shop in the store.

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Oscar de la Renta sample sale

Update: Fur only, per commenter info. Boo.

Although this sale is being promoted as a largely fur sample sale, I think there might be other items available like coats, jackets, evening wear, and accessories. Prices should be pretty darn delicious, around 70-80% off.

What: Oscar de la Renta sample sale
When: Tuesday, Mar 3 - Wednesday, Mar 4; 10AM-6PM
Where: Ste 1101 @ 224 W 30th St (btw 7/8th Ave)

... more 20% off denim, jewelry sale

Take 20% off all denim on with code "JNZ20". Mens and womens, including some brands that are excluded from other sites' sales like Hudson Jeans or True Religion. Ends Tuesday, Mar 2.

They also have a large selection of jewelry available at 50% off, including a lot of normally pricey brand Me & Ro and a couple of Robert Rodriguez chain necklaces.

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Me & Ro 20% off tomorrow (Friday), and Saturday

Me & Ro is doing 20% off discounting tomorrow and Saturday only. Print out the image below to get the discount in-store, or use code "MERO2DAY" when shopping online.

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Inhabit NY semi-annual cashmere sale

Inhabit NY is having doing deep discounting on some cashmere goodies. Up to 70% off!

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Christofle pet charity event

On Saturday luxury silver- and crystal-smith Christofle is having a 'bring your pet to shop' day! From 2-6, bring your dog in for some organic doggie treats by Lisa Fortunato, who will be on hand with her doggie cookbook. ADORABLE.

People also get a little perk: martinis! Nothing like some tasty beverage to put you in the mood to try on gorgeous expensive jewelry ;)

Mention "Picasso" and Christofle will donate 20% of your purchase to the Picasso Veterinary Fund of the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals.

What: Christofle Bring Your Dog to Shop Day
When: Saturday, Feb 27; 2-6PM
Where: 680 Madison Ave

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Amanda Uprichard sample sale is underway and cheap

Racked sent out a report on their experience at the Amanda Uprichard sample sale. Apparently it's a 'name your own price' sort of affair, and cash is king.

What: Amanda Uprichard sample sale
When: Wednesday, Feb 24 - Sunday, Feb 28; W-F 10AM-6PM, S-Su noon-8PM
Where: TWNZ Showroom, 3rd fl @ 226 W 37th St (btw 7/8th Ave); 212-719-0320 and Cutie Room, 5 Rivington (btw Bowery/Christie St); 212-925-2557

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Barney's online sale

Shoes are nothing new, but the clothes additions are nice. I nearly peed myself when I saw a Nina Ricci bag marked down to $489 from $1900, but alas, someone had snatched it up already.

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Early access to SpaFinder $50 deals via Mintbox

Update: So, it went live at 1PM, and being a Manhattanite, I have to say I am underwhelmed. 35 participating spas in all of Manhattan? That's it?? I was excited to see that my gym was listed (the Equinox on Greenwich Ave), but when I called their spa, they told me they weren't doing it. Total boo!!! I also hate that they don't actually list what's available-- it's like doing door-to-door cold calls. Horrible. I guess I'll just wait for SpaWeek. (But, if you like foot massages and relaxation time, you should probably check on the Yelo deal.) Oh wait, it looks like they are adding in the actual services! Hmm, maybe I'll have another look.

I looooove
SpaWeek. I won't lie, I abuse it as much as I can, and for the next one in April I'm hoping to squeeze in a microderm on Monday, a bodywrap on Wednesday, and a facial on Friday.

When it comes to the SpaFinder $50 Deal Days, though, I'm a total newbie. I have no idea if it's as good as SpaWeek, but I am *definitely* willing to give it a shot (esp since it's during March, and I'd rather not wait until April for a facial). The SpaFinder $50 Deal Days 'go live' Friday, but Mintbox is giving members early access to booking!

Starting today (not sure what time), log in and see what's available ahead of the crowd. If you aren't a member of Mintbox, you can join with code "AAMB5". I like the concept of Mintbox, which different from all these flash sales sites, taking a route which allows for cashback on purchases from certain vendors, as well as early access to special deals!

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Neiman Marcus new clearance arrivals

New good stuff at NM!

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W Hotels The Store +30% off

Take an additional 30% off all the sale merchandise on with code "X7K48" through next Monday, Mar 1. There's some cute stuff including a white Vix bikini that is now $81 (retail $165)

Or bolster your ambiance with a D.L.&Co black skull candle for $34.

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 7% off coupon

Although I hope I have taught you enough that you don't turn to places like Smart Bargains or for designer things (because goodness knows even BlueFly has moderately better discounts), in the event that you find yourself in need of some new down pillows, Ed Hardy jewelry (heaven forbid), or an unlocked LG Prada phone, here's a coupon for 7% off (the most they do). Use code "148256" through Sunday, Mar 7.

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DecadesTWO pop-up store comes back to NYC

Racked NY has the dirt - DecadesTWO, the West Coast consignment store of the stars' cast-offs, is opening for one week in Soho. Open up your Outlook Calendars because you need to schedule a 'meeting' during an extended lunch break that Thursday. Prices are 60-70% off retail, and last September's pop-up had goodies from Lanvin, Bottega, LV, and McQueen.

What: DecadesTWO pop-up shop
When: Thursday, Mar 18 - Sunday, Mar 21
Where: 2nd Fl @ 79 Greene St (above Kiki de Montparnasse)

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Banana Republic 20% off one item in-store

Virgin America has teamed up with Banana Republic for a fun sweepstakes. Enter daily for a chance to win round-trip airfare to NYC and a 2 nights' stay at the Hudson Hotel. You'll also get $1,000 to spend at BR and one of their 'style consultants' to help you.

But if you don't want to send your email address into the great abyss, or have a particularly pessimistic outlook on your chances of winning, you can
print out their coupon for 20% off a single, full-priced item in any BR store. Ends Mar 31.

Yes, there are always 25% after 5PM or 10% off Tuesdays, but it's usually accompanied with a $100 minimum, and sometimes I just want a necklace!

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Lord & Taylor's big sale

Lord & Taylor is having their really Big Sale. Lots of discounts across the board, but you can also use code "BIG" to take 15% off regular-priced merchandise or 25% off clearance stuff. Ends Sunday, Feb 28.

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Kate Spade online sample sale

A huge thanks to Hillary for emailing this to me! You'll need to 'sign in' to get to the sale.

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Herve Leger on sale at

Some really cute Herve Leger dresses are marked down on If looking at these doesn't get you in that where-the-hell-is-summer mood, I don't know what will. (Incidentally, StyleBop also has a nice selection of Celine and Valentino bags around 50% off.)

Taupe Metallic Mini dress $890 (retail $1,490)

Fuchsia Stretch V-Neck dress $1,015 (retail $1,310)

Magenta (although it looks more purple to me) Mini Stretch dress $695 (retail $950)

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Awesome review of Hanro tank

I'm on the hunt for some layering tanks, but my favorite bare-bones basic style (the shirred neck Mossimo ones from Target) are sold out online because I missed the clearance sale. So I start hunting for my standard favorites: James Perse, T by Alexander Wang, Hanro, etc...

I love the sale section at (which includes Hanky Panky and La Perla and Cosabella) and found this really nice Hanro tank, only to see that it got a mere 3 star review. It piques my curiosity because EVERYTHING I've ever gotten from Hanro is at least 4 stars (in my opinion). Well... here's the review. And I gotta say, you go Elaine. Matronly be damned! (note her age)
*** Boys have the equivalent over at, where I bought my grandpa Hanro boxers for his 80th birthday (in my book, if that's all you're asking for then I might as well go all-out). The sale section is not as robust as the womens', but it's still pretty decent.

... more end-of-winter sale... 80% off

Update: I got my $32 Rogan pants, and they are really nice. They came with all tags, so I googled the style (Ancon pant), and found this. I am duly impressed. Retail $336, light-weight wool, and the quality really shows. Perfect for my office job!

Update: I just wanted to add that these women's wide-leg Rogan dress pants are $32 (reg. $160). This is like a no-brainer, and there are other M Missoni items that are dirt cheap.
Hurry to and
see what you can score for 80% off during their end-of-winter sale. Bear in mind that they are also doing free shipping right now too! Sale ends Monday, Mar 1, but free shipping ends Monday, Feb 22.

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Shu Uemura 15% off

If only I had gotten their email earlier last week, I would have gotten my fake lashes from them directly instead of! Shop on the Shu Uemura USA website with code "BACK" to get 15% off. I got the email because I'm on their mailing list, but it probably is ok for everyone. Ends Sunday, Feb 28.

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Vintage Chanel bags on BDB

Right now on BDB, vintage Chanel bags.

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Sunday, February 21, 2010

Arthur's Invitations and Prints 50% off

While walking home from lunch, I noticed a "downsizing sale" going on in a really cute paper shop I like. Since I'm just a fiend for fancy cards and handmade wrapping paper, I decided to pop in and have a look. My little detour resulted in me spending almost an hour wandering the aisles, examining the shelves for all sorts of treasures. I made off with lots of gift tags, a box of blank cards, and 3 boxes of gorgeous letterpress fill-in-yourself Bridal Shower cards and 3 boxes of fill-in-yourself bridal cards for a bachelorette party (I have maid-of-honor duties coming up). I saved so much money, since everything was 50% off (well, everything except for custom printing or Moleskine stuff).

They assured me they were not going out of business, but needed to clear out some room for renovations. I didn't even spare a look at the single-sheet wrapping paper or individual cards because I spent so long there already! But they really have a full stock of cute cards for all occasions, albums, notepads, pens, and gift bags/tags/boxes.

What: Arthur's Invitations and Prints downsizing sale
When: ongoing
Where: 13 E 13th St; 212-807-6502

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Filene's Basement on 6th Ave is closing

Filene's Basement on 6th Ave and 18th St (downstairs from T.J. Maxx and Bed Bath and Beyond) is closing, and it is well underway. I just happened to find out today as I went into BB&B to get some lightbulbs. Discounts store-wide are 60-80% off, but the store is pretty barren. Don't waste a thought on the remnant clothing or 5 pairs of shoes. However, if you like jewelry, you should take a look. A lot of blingy fun gem jewelry is pretty reasonably priced now.

I saw large onyx and diamond earrings for $439, the matching onyx-only pendant for $139, and lots of pieces with little diamonds for under $299. They are also taking an additional 20% off prices on fine jewelry. I couldn't walk away from a 7-7.5MM AAA Akoya pearl bracelet which came out to $159 ('retail' $699), although I did leave behind a 22" single-strand AAA Akoya pearl necklace which was $438 ('retail' $18xx). It was just a bit too long for me. I'm not sure what to make of their 'retail' prices, or put too much stock in the 'AAA' rating but it seemed like a good deal.

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Piperlime 20% off for first-time customers

Piperlime sent out a unique coupon code today good for 20% off if you've never ordered from there before. They do this once in a while, so if you think one day you might shop from Piperlime, it might be worth it to sign up for their newsletter. If you need a code, email me. I am happy to give you mine. Expires Tuesday, Feb 23.

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Theory sample sale

Clothingline is hosting a Theory sale for men and women of samples and irregulars in all sizes.

Sample price points:
Separates $15 - $45
Dresses $45
Blazers $60
Sport Jackets $60
Outerwear $60

What: Theory sample sale
When: Tuesday, Feb 23 - Saturday, Feb 27; T-Th 11AM-7PM, F 11AM-6PM, S 11AM-5PM
Where: Clothingline, SSS Sample Sales, 2nd Fl @ 261 W 36th St (btw 7/8th Ave)
All sales final.

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Jodi Arnold (formerly MINT) sample sale

Update: I dropped by yesterday to check it out, and it looks like they are renting the Samples for (Eco)mpassion space. They gave me a list of retail prices (see below), and they are accurate. I'm trying to find out if they are doing additional discounting today (the last day). I'll keep you posted.

Update: A commenter noted that "the SAVVY sucks", and I know this is a general sentiment. I would advise you to do your research on actual in-the-store retail prices before heading in.

Savvy & Co is hosting a Jodi Arnold sample sale at a new NYC location. In addition to the sale, there will be some artsy-fartsy stuff like art, music, literature, and daily events (see schedule of sale info and events below).

Sample price points: leather jackets for $150 (retail $726)
Embellished Dresses-$125 (retail $390-470)
Plain Dresses-$99 (retail $280-390)
Sweaters-$65 ($250-360)
Tops-$75 (retail $240-320)
Bottoms-$50 (retail $250-390)
Leather Jackets-$150 (retail $750) SOLD OUT
Leather Skirts-$75 (retail $450) but I didn't see any more left

What: Jodi Arnold sample sale
When: Wednesday, Feb 17 - Sunday, Feb 21; W-S 10AM-8PM, Su 10AM-6PM
Where: 2 Great Jones St (btw Broadway/Lafayette)

Daily Event Schedule...

Spend $300 and receive a $100 gift certificate to the
Jodi Arnold store at 56 University Place.

15 % off for all Students with student ID.
Open Call for Artists:
bring in a sample of your work for consideration
to be exhibited at the Jodi Arnold Flagship Store.
5:30 – 7:30 pm Refreshments
and Live music by artist Yuri Velez’s band, Oh You Devil.

Spend $300 and receive a $100 gift certificate to the
Jodi Arnold store at 56 University Place.
Leave your business card for the chance to win a spa treatment.
5 – 7 pm Champagne

Leave your business card for the chance to win a spa treatment.
2 – 4 pm Meet Jodi Arnold
Bring back your receipt from purchases made earlier in the week to receive 20% off pre-spring merchandise brought in for this sale.

Educators’ discount: An additional 15% off lowest prices

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Saturday, February 20, 2010 30-80% off sale

LOTS of stuff on sale...

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Friday, February 19, 2010 +50% off party dresses.

Go now.

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Bloomingdale's shop for a cause 15 or 20% off

Shop this weekend to help Bloomingdale's support Mentoring USA. Take 15% off everything* but, if you have a Bloomie's card and spend over $300, you can take 20% off everything. Use code "FFSAVE" to shop online, or print out the email to shop in-store.

*There is a HUGE list of exclusions, including...
Women: Women's Designer Collections, Not Your Daughter's Jeans, Nike, Under Armour, The North Face®, UGG® Australia, Lafayette 148 New York, Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Armani Collection, St. John, Marc Jacobs Collection, Akris Punto, All Saints, Comptoir des Cotonniers, MaxMara, and Gerard Darel.
Men: The Men's Store at Bloomingdale's sweaters and wovens, UGG® Australia, The North Face®, Turnbull & Asser, Moncler, and Burberry Prorsum.
Kids: UGG® Australia and The North Face®.
*THE IMPORTANT STUFF*: all Chanel Handbags, Soft Leather Goods, Shoes and Accessories, Dior Shoes and Handbags, Jimmy Choo Shoes and Handbags, Louis Vuitton, Fendi Shoes and leased Handbags and Soft Leather Goods, UGG® Australia Shoes and Accessories, The North Face® Shoes and Accessories, Tory Burch Shoes, Giuseppe Zanotti Shoes, and Nike Shoes.
Home: Juliska, Villeroy & Boch, Furniture, Rugs, Mattresses, Men's Electronics, Gift Cards, Cosmetics, Fragrances, and Fur Services.
Jewelry: David Yurman is excluded from our 59th Street and Soho stores.
Last little tidbit: Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other savings certificate or storewide extra savings offer. Not valid on prior purchases or bill payments.

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Saks consolidation sale rages on in NYC

I popped by during my lunch break and the big consolidation sale is still going full-swing on the 9th floor. A lot of the merch has been re-sorted, and there are fewer designer name tags to indicate large amounts of rack space. Still there's plenty of St. John (like, a LOT), Escada, MaxMara, Ralph Lauren, Akris, Proenza Schouler, Valentino, YSL, Oscar de la Renta, and Carolina Hererra, and bits of Derek Lam and Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry.

If you are seeking a brand with just a few pieces left, you'll have to hunt. I found some Marni and a pair of Jason Wu pants against the wall by Versace, and in the middle of the Oscar de la Renta, pulled out the most fabulous Nina Ricci blazer. Unfortunately it was still fabulously priced at $860 after the discount (retail $2790).

The discount is still only 25% off the price tag. Seriously, after all this time, couldn't we do a little better than that?? Although to be fair, it is just at 30% of retail, so I couldn't complain about getting a really cute Burberry pencil skirt for $178. It seems that there is more merchandise too, so they must have shipped stuff in from other stores.

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Rachel Rachel Roy friends and family

Rachel Roy's lower-priced, 'fun' line is doing F&F today through Monday, Feb 22. Use code "RRRLOVE" to take 30% off.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cheap wooden hangers

As I mentioned before, online boutique Red Square is shutting down. Their inventory is pretty sparse, but the quarry here is hangers. Shirt hangers, pant/skirt clip hangers, and lingerie hangers. Of course, these are not super high quality (you can see HangersDirect for more info on the shirt and clip hangers), but after the 70% off discount, they come out to $0.375 each (or $0.30 for the lingerie ones). Shipping is not too bad-- for me it is a flat $9.95. Use code "SC70" to take the 70% off. End date unknown, but since the store is closing, I'd hurry.

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Mens suit sale at Hugo Boss outlet at Riverhead outlet mall (Long Island)

Wonderful reader Fashionista! has clued me in to a mens suit sale going on at the Hugo Boss outlet store in the Riverhead outlet mall. She says prices are $200-250, and she nabbed 2 suits for her DH. Womens blouses and pants are also on sale, which is music to my ears! I just organized all my dresses and skirts this weekend, and it's pretty evident that Hugo Boss is dear to my heart :)

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Lord & Taylor +15% off sale and clearance (+20% if you have their card)

The Lord & Taylor sale/clearance section is always fun to pillage for (usually pretty cheap) treasures. Now you can take an additional 15% off with code "SHOP", or, if you have the Lord & Taylor credit card, 20% off with code "SHOPLT". Ends Sunday, Feb 21.

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Monday, February 15, 2010

BlueBee sale is now 90%

Not a lot left, but if you like Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti, there are a few pieces left at the Blue Bee sale which is now 90% off.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

President's Day sales at Woodbury Commons

Commenter Riri comes through with another very nice review! It's good to know that Marni is opening an outlet soon-- I love their jewelry and shoes. I'm now very sad I didn't have the time to shoot over there (and I work tomorrow!). Thanks for the info, Riri!

my second favorite brand, MARNI, is opening soon!!

The real deal : GO TO BOTTEGA VENETTA !!!! They had a very nice rack of shoes at 60% off the already discounted price. Unfortunately they did not have my size, im an 11 but i guess you will find smaller sizes. Nice suede wedges and pumps and leather boots in gorgeous colors . Bags were discounted 25% and 40% sometimes more, and two racks of clothing were discounted 80% i found a cashmere sweater liliac color gorgeous for 80$ but it was too short so i left it there. Their leather is amazing.

Gucci has 50% off selected shoes styles some of which are very nice although i shopped presale, and 40% off some gorgeous wallets. Also 50% off selected handbags but those are only the canvas ones with g print which i personally dont like they look so cheap. YSL had 30% off ALL clothing selection and discounts on shoes as well . Nothing on handabgs but Hey, MUSE AND DOWNTOWN BAGS PRICED AT 1,099 and 1,199 i think that's amazing (no black/browns though), the same that were prices 1,299 and more at the manhattan flagship store sale..Although i found my muse two flap bag at 700$ in black patent and i'll never tell you where! lol !

ANOTHER OF MY FAVORITE, ETRO, IS DOING 70% OFF ! Selection is smaller now but you can still find gorgeous dresses and jackets for a franction of price. For men it is idilliac place!

GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI ...nothing special he has special all year round and i found better deals out of any special festivity dates anyway their prices are always good.

BALENCIAGA is doing sale too but their pieces seems like 100 years old not worth it.
Fav brands will be having special markdown this weekend at Woodbury Common. Some of the things that caught my eye: +20% off at AG Jeans, +50% off clearance at Judith Leiber, +30% off at YSL, +50-75% off at Brioni, +25% off at Movado, +30-50% off some stuff at Burberry, discounts at Frette, +50% off sale at Gucci, +50-75% off sale at Catherine Malandrino... see the full list here. Today through Monday.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Barney's Warehouse Sale report, weekend one

I made my pilgrimage to BWS yesterday afternoon and waltzed right in-- no line at 3PM on a Friday. They've totally reorganized the sale-- it's now by designer. This makes it infinitely easier to look for what you want, and I really love it.

I was amazed by how much Lanvin they have, and the wide variety of pieces. There were big cardigans, gorgeous delicate tulle dresses, and also some truly sad abused items, like a beautiful satin dress that was unraveling faster than Britney Spears. If you like Lanvin denim, they have a full rack of jeans with a grosgrain ribbon waist priced at ~$250.

There are also some fun coats available, including this ridiculously heavy brown Prada-meets-the-Trinity-from-Matrix concoction priced down to $1500 from $4000+. There were a couple of Lanvin overcoats, and some beautiful trenches from Luciano Barbera in US size 10-12. In the back left, there are racks of unsorted dresses, tops, and pants by size. If you're looking for a pair of pants, I'd recommend having a look through the racks because there are still good labels mixed in.

The shoes (at 3PM) were a disaster. The only Louboutins I found were dirty white satin ones. There weren't many Manolos either. I did see some Balenciaga suede booties which were really cute (~$450), and some Lanvin sandals I thought about for a long time ($434). If you're going for shoes, I'd go first thing in the morning when the display is pristine.

Overall, I'd agree with Riri's observation that lots of the goods look old. The shoes didn't strike me as super dated, but the price tags on the clothes had lots of markdowns scratched all over them. I found this super cute Lanvin satin tiered t-shirt dress for $314 (retail $1,049), but at size L, I had to leave it on the rack :( P.S. if you wear a size 52 or 54 in women's pants, there are a lot of Prada pairs just waiting for you at $111 each.

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Bally sample sale

I haven't bought Bally in a looong time. I often wondered what happened to the brand and how it seems to have lost its cachet. The quality, however, has remained really good, (after all, it is Swiss).

Now they are doing a sample sale of mens and womens shoes, clothing, and accessories up to 75% off retail.

What: Bally sample sale
When: Saturday, Feb 20 - Wednesday, Feb 24; S-T 9AM-6:30PM, W 9AM-5PM
Where: Soiffer-Haskin, 317 W 33rd St (@ 8th Ave); 718-747-1656
CC only. All sales final. No exchanges. No returns.
No strollers. No children under 12.

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Prive's Walter, J Brand, Cold Method sample sale

Prive is having their womens & mens winter & pre-spring sample sale.

I dropped by this sale over the afternoon and bought myself a pair of J Brand Love Story jeans for $45. A good rack of sizes and washes, but go soon! They also have J Brand denim leggings for $75.

Other items for women: Walter dresses and tops (50-60% off retail), Free People tops, G-star tops, and for men: Cold Method jackets and shirts, G-star, and some other brands I don't remember. Most of the prices are 60% off.

What: Prive sample sale
When: Thursday, Feb 11 - Sunday, Feb 14
Where: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave

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Vintage Chanel on BillionDollarBabes this morning

Very pricey, but I will definitely be perusing this BDB sale.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Barney's Warehouse Sale starts today

Update: Fabulous commenter Riri gives us the D/L on the Barney's sale. Apparently they are getting complacent. Bottom line: wait it out for better prices because the merch is old anyway.

i've been there today...i must tell you..barney does not impress me anymore. must be the economy, must have been all that endless friends and family sales..i now do find better stuff other places. Shoes seem to be very old, i saw styles that were at barney w. s. last year and on barney website like forever...also clothing seems old and again i saw some clothes that were at same barney warehouse sale last year..LIKE THEY REALLY MUST SELL YOU THOSE PIECES...

first days prices are still high for what it is, better to check out in about 2 weeks. I mean i dont see much difference with Neiman marcus sales, where i seat, take it easy and have a nice gentlemen helping me out and giving me a brand new pair of shoes with brand new box and everything in it without having to claim my space just to look for my size.
Geek if i really had to go through all that mess at Barneys w.s. better do it for the right price, so lets check it out in about 10 days.

The sweater department very poor...the house dept i used to find good deals like i found some Salviati and Venini vases which were a good deal and some cashmere pillows really nice...nothing like that today. Forget the handbags and accessories.
Thanks Riri!!

Just a PSA. Get on it.

What: Barney's Warehouse Sale NYC
When: Thursday, Feb 11 - Sunday, Feb 28
Where: Barney's Co-op, 236 W 18th St

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Bloomingdale's 20-30% off certain merch

Bloomie's Big Brown Sale has started. Not earth-shattering, but if there's something you wanted anyway, now's the time to grab it.

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A huge loss for fashion

Wall Street Journal has reported that Alexander McQueen was found dead in his house this morning. Truly tragic.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010 orders ship for free

I don't mind paying for shipping, but free is always better. From now until Tuesday, Feb 16,get free shipping on orders from through this link, even on sale stuff.

... more designer womens sale is effectively 48% off keeps upping the ante, causing me to crack (oh how resolute I was!) and order a pair of Casadei pumps which will come to a rockin' total of $135 after all the dust is settled. In addition to the 30% cashback, themselves are doing 25% off select designer sale shoes. This would be anything I'm interested in anyway like Giuseppe Zanotti, Alessandre Dell'Acqua, Roberto Cavalli, Bally, Missoni, Georgina Goodman, Casadei, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and some Tier 2 labels like Stuart Weitzman and Donald Pliner. PLUS they give us free 2-day shipping (and return, just in case). It's a total no-brainer.

How to get your 48% off:
1. Get to via by searching for "SHOES"
2. Search for "DSGNR25"
3. Deliberate over which ones you like, just don't take too long as stock looks low

4. Heart racing, checkout to see your immediate 25% discount
5. Sign-in to your to get your 30% cashback
6. Feel immense satisfaction at getting the shoe you want for a small fraction of the retail price (for me, 24% of retail!)

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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Shopbop new items on sale

Shopbop has added more items at 70% off

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Daily Candy Deals on flowers, skincare, and laundry detergent

Daily Candy unleashed some great deals today.

My local West Village flower boutique Ovando is discounting arrangements Lush Garden, L’Amour, Rose Hedge, and Laced Orchid at 25% off with code "DCANDY" (P.S. boys, allegedly Gisele [you know the one] gets her flowers from here)
My favorites are L'Amour and Rose Hedge, and not the small arrangements either. (Those are probably only half a dozen roses). I like the concept of Lush Garden, but I can't imagine strawberries looking/smelling very nice after a couple days.

Blow off that dry winterized skin with DDF Skincare 25% off with code "DDFDC10". It's too bad they discontinued making RMX. I thought it was a miracle cream.

Method laundry supplies 35% off with code "CLEANLAUNDRY"

Eboost, the daily multi-vitamin water supplement (like Airborne) is 30% off with code "DC2010"

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Monday, February 8, 2010

Dolce & Gabbana sample sale

Update: Comments confirm that this is not an authorized D&G sale. Thank you, Winni!!

I'm not sure if this a pop-up shop or some shady gig, but someone in Soho is hosting a D&G sample sale. Mens and womens SS clothing, including actual samples. Supposedly they will have 'thousands' of pieces for this 'recession sale', and the price points look pretty good. Womens' jackets $199 (orig $1,495), pants $149 (orig $995), blouses/tops $129 (orig $695), knits $99. Mens casual shirts $79 (orig $495), blazers $99 (orig $695).

What: Dolce & Gabbana sample sale
When: Tuesday, Feb 10 - Sunday, Feb 21; 10AM-7PM daily
Where: 532 Broadway (@ Spring St)
Cash or CC.

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Ted Baker London end-of-season sale

Ted Baker is unloading at great prices.

Sample price points (mens and womens):
- Shirts starting at $50
- Trousers starting at $75
- Dresses starting at $95
- Jackets starting at $125
- Suits starting at $250

What: Ted Baker end-of-season sale
When: Monday, Feb 8 - Sunday, Feb 14; M-S 11:30AM-7PM, Su noon-6PM
Where: 107 Grand St (@ Mercer St); 212-343-8989
Cash or CC.

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Showroom Seven sample sale

Showroom Seven, which carries brands such as Orla Kiely, Erickson Beamon jewelry, and Issa London, has goodies up to 90% off starting today.

What: Showroom Seven sample sale
When: Monday, Feb 8 - Friday, Feb 19; M-S 10AM-7PM, Su closed
Where: 263 11th Ave (btw 27/28th St); 212-643-4810
Cash or CC.

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Sunday, February 7, 2010 cashback for is 30%

Get an effective 30% discount on everything from when you use Bing cashback. They carry Giuseppe Zanotti bags and shoes, Badgley Mischka, Taryn Rose, Cole Haan, Proenza Schouler, and many other great labels.

1. Go to
2. Search for "shoes"
3. Click through an advertisement for on the right hand side.

Oh, and Sephora and are currently at 20% cashback. Ebay is 10%. The full list of on-going promotions is here. These great %s end Wednesday, Feb 10.

You won't get the $ for your 30% off for almost 3 months, but at least you'll know you're it's coming.

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Muse Ten winter bag sale

If you like Botkier, Gryson, Orla Kiely, Bulga, Kale, Rebecca Minkoff, Treesje, Belen Enchandia or leather bags like these, you should probably check out the Muse Ten winter sale.

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Hayden-Hartnett sample sale

Per NYMag:

2/5–2/7 Samples, one-of-a-kind items, and vintage oddities are up to 80 percent off at Hayden-Harnett's spring cleaning warehouse and studio sale. 211 Franklin St., at Freeman St., Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-349-2247); T–F (noon–8), S–Su (11–8). 253 Elizabeth St., nr. Houston St. (212-334-2247); daily (noon–8).

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Online boutique closings

Some may consider it bad manners to profit from the demise of another, but although I am sad that some small online boutiques are closing down, another part of me is loving the discounts.
Everything is 50% off, as marked. Look for: lots of fun jewelry, Comme de Garcons wallets and accessories, Tom Ford sunglasses, and Beirn watersnake bags.
This Chicago boutique has been clearing out stuff for a while now. Use code "FINAL" to take 50% off prices.
Use code "SC50" to take 50% off everything.
They haven't declared that they are officially closing, but if you can take +70% off sale and 40% off everything else, that's a bad sign. Use codes "GET70" for an additional 70% off the sale merch, and code "40MORE" for 40% off regular priced. You may have to do 2 separate orders to use both codes. P.S. If you wear a ring size 8 or 9, you should go have a look.
Previously mentioned, this sale's entire stock of designer bags and shoes is 60% off.
This site started closing a few weeks ago with much fanfare, but I haven't written it up b/c of all the complaints I've heard about customer service. (Legal troubles = highly understaffed, some inventory management issues, credit card charging issues, doesn't ship on time or at all). Buy at your own risk! Use code "CD70" to take +70% off the sale merch and code "ADD40" to take 40% off the regular prices.

If there are any I don't know about, let me know.

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Fun Find: Chloe Paddington satchel in ivory, Lanvin Cabas satin tote is unloading EVERYTHING at 60% off, including this Chloe Paddington padlock satchel in ivory for $634 (retail $1,585) and this uber-cute Lanvin satin tote for $314 (retail $785). I need to stop looking-- it's just too much! It's just incredible all the good things to be had for such great prices! (P.S.- super cute shoes, and if you wear a size 9+, you def want to have a look).

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Fun Find: YSL mini Tribute tote in cream

The cream version! I was originally going to get this for my BF for her bday, but settled on something else instead. has one last YSL mini tribute in cream. $324 USD and they are doing special 10 Euro international shipping (for a total of $337.53). Love it love it, but I just can't...

... more sale hits 80% off

I was holding my breath to see if this day would come, and it has! Both the womens and mens selections are still not bad.

Unfortunately the Me&Ro 18K gold bangle they had on sale is sold out (and rightly so, as I checked it and they mis-priced the original retail at $2,700 when it should have been
$4,500). It made me sad that I didn't jump on that fast enough (damn that self-restraint).

This 10K set is priced correctly and actually 80% off. Mental calculations tell me that jewelry at 80% off is pretty much at cost, which makes it still a great buy for a jewelry label that never goes that much on sale.

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Wolford 3 for the price of 2

Wolford is running a promotion on their Satin Touch line. Get pantyhose or knee highs in packages of 3 but priced for 2. Or, get thigh highs 25% off (pack of 2).

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Manolo Blahnik cuts the prices

The word on the street? Manolo's big mark-down. 75% off. Are you packing up your purse yet? Go!

What: Manolo Blahnik
When: M-F 10:30AM-6PM with possible 2-3PM closure for restocking
Where: 31 W 54th St

Thanks to reader Germaine for letting me know!

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La Perla 20% off + 5% cashback via Mintbox

If you're on Mintbox, you can register to get 20% off and 5% cashback on La Perla (in-stores and online) until Valentine's Day. If you need an invite to Mintbox, you can use code "AAMB5".

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Saks sale

New things marked down!

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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fun Find: Lanvin pearl and tulle ring

Here is the Lanvin ring I was agonizing over earlier. I was thisclose to getting it, but then my little sister told me she had no money for rent (she's in college), and instead of getting my ring I made sure she wouldn't get evicted for February. What a good big sister I am! ;)

This gorgeous pearl and tulle statement piece evokes a lot of emotion in me: an olde world Coco-Chanel-meets-Mrs.-Havisham-type of elegance. On for $329 (retail $470).

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Fun Find: YSL mini Tribute tote

Since I do a lot of online window shopping (and theoretically, less actual purchasing if I stick to my 2010 resolutions), I'm going to start posting the things I normally would buy, but won't due to my excellent self-restraint. Then at least hopefully I'll be helping someone out!

A couple days ago, I came across this patent blue mini YSL Tribute bag on It's 50% off and comes to $321.22, which is a pretty darn good price. (You will need to put it into your cart to see the price without VAT) The downside, is, of course, the shipping from Deutschland, which will cost you $63. However, it's a not a bad deal to get a mini YSL for $384 when it retails $600+.

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Kisan, Dusica Dusica, Alessi sales

Some upcoming seasonal clearance sales, courtesy of NYMag:

2/4–2/7 Fall/winter merchandise from Sonia Rykiel, Vanessa Bruno, Orla Kiely, and more is up to 70 percent off at Kisan. The Sonia Rykiel black striped swater is $117 (originally $390), the Tsumori Chisato cotton coat is $295 (originally $980), and the Farmers' Market Kross gray sweater is $76.50 (originally $255). 125 Greene St., nr. Prince St. (212-475-2470); M–S (11–7), Su (noon–6).

Through 2/28 Fall/winter 2009 boots, shoes, and handbags are up to 50 percent off at the Dusica Dusica sample sale. The Besta boot is $447.50 (originally $895), the Jill ankle boot is $485 (originally $695), all sample boots are $250, and all sample flats and pumps are $150. 67 Prince St., nr. Crosby St. (212-966-9099); M–S (11–7), Su (noon–7).

Through 2/28 Overstock, discontinued items, and floor samples are up to 70 percent off at Alessi. Soho: 130 Greene St., nr. Prince St. (212-941-7300); M–S (11–7), Su (noon–6). Upper East Side: 30 E. 60th St., at Madison Ave. (212-317-9880); T–S (10–6).

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Cosabella 25% off at

Daily Candy's deal newsletter today has one item of interest: 25% off all the Cosabella at Use code "DAILYCANDY". Free shipping $50+ too. End date unknown.

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Monday, February 1, 2010

Phi closing sale

Per, Phi is closing, and it is good.

Label: Phi
Deal: Up to 90% off past-season items and 70% off current merchandise at this closing sale
When/Where: Through Sunday, February 7. Daily 11am—7pm. 71 Greene St between Spring and Broome (212-966-0076)

... more sale hits big 70% off finale

Since I got the extra 10% off certain Dreambox items over the weekend, I feel this announcement is a bit anti-climactic (not to mention some of the prices on clothing items in my Dreambox haven't changed), BUT... YOOX has taken additional reductions on F/W to make some items up to 70% off.

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Thomas Keller by Raynaud on RLL now

The china from my fav restaurant in the world, Per Se, is on RueLala now. If only I had kitchen cabinet space!!

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