Friday, December 31, 2010
HerRoom.com is doing a big clearance to get rid of old merchandise. Highlights include 41 different Hanky Panky styles: undies between $12.99-14.99, discounts on last season colors, and bralettes and a nice assortment of Simone Perele.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
While my dear husby has been spending his Xmas vacation playing video games, I have been diligently cleaning house. First, I cleaned out the bottom shelf of our coffee table and organized the millions of cables and Wii-related devices. Then, I tackled our two walls of floor-to-ceiling built-in bookshelves. I don't know why anyone would have done this back in the day. No matter how organized it is, it still looks cluttered and messy! Right now I'm diligently finishing my shoe wall with my favorite shoe boxes from The Container Store.
I've been dreading what comes next: my walk-in closet which has basically become the storage room from hell. I know, it MUST be done, it's simply bursting at the seams, and I know there is tons that I no longer wear at all. I've hung on to old college 'just-in-case' sweatshirts for too long. It's time to face the reality: I live in a New York apartment with a boiling hot heating system (seriously, I am sitting here in a tank and shorts as I type this), and I will not be raking the lawn anytime soon. And those old ski clothes? I think it's time to part with the 90's-style ski bib overalls.
As added incentive, I ordered some beautiful super-fancy wooden Runway Collection hangers from Kirby Allison's Hanger Project. I placed this order a while ago, but the timing could not be more perfect. I now have the next four days to plow through this monumental chore. Meekus (as you can see below) will likely not be helping much. Wish me luck!
Donate with me! If you are so inspired...
- Old clothes can go to the Salvation Army, Goodwill, HousingWorks, or maybe your local church. Visit the NYC Stuff Exchange website for a very thorough list of drop-off locations near you.
- Old bedding and towels (even torn or stained) can be donated to Animal Shelters. I am a huge supporter of the ASPCA, so if you don't think humans want your dingy towels, some adorable puppies will be more than happy to take them!
- Broken electronics should be disposed of specially. Usually I just collect a pile until I get a postcard for that e-waste recycling fair in Union Square, and luckily the next one is Sunday, Jan 2. Usable electronics can also be donated with clothing.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
I thought I'd share my find with anyone who happens to live or be visiting Las Vegas anytime soon: the James Perse store in the Caesar Forum has a huge collection of tees, lounge shorts, and other odds and ends at 'outlet' prices. Basically a woman's tee which was $50 or so is marked to $30. AND they are currently doing +30% off the outlet price, so I just got 2 tops for $21 each. FAB deal!!!
I would have bought way more, but I actually own most of those colors already (hehe) and they are limited in size 2.
Monday, December 20, 2010
If you're in town this week, here's something to sneak out of your super dead office for.
Slane is having a womens jewelry sample sale. They'll have actual samples and stock items in sterling silver and 18k and freshwater oval pearls. Prices are 50% off retail.
Sample price points: silver collection rings $60 (originally $120). 18k yellow gold cuff bracelets and bangles $2,700 (from $5,400). Freshwater oval pearl necklaces $165 (originally $330).
What: Slane holiday sample sale
When: Tuesday, Dec 21 - Wednesday, Dec 22; 10AM-6PM
Where: 48 W 25th St (btw Broadway/6th Ave); 212-691-5820
Friday, December 17, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Not fashion, but if you need a gift for someone work-related, you can't go wrong with some high-class tea. I bought a couple of Spa Tea books for the people who wrote recommendations for my MBA apps, and they loved them!
P.S. Prices are as marked, but if you sign up for their e-newsletter, you'll get a code for an additional 15% off. AND you can probably try using "WELCOME" for free standard shipping.
P.P.S. My spa tea books came in good condition, but the tea inside was all jumbled. If you are going to gift it, make sure you open it up and rearrange all the tea packets inside!
If you can even think of wearing a dress in this chilly weather, you're going to love what's on sale. Tons and tons of fall and spring dresses, tops, and everything else under the moon at Mango's online (and in-store) sale. Prices are pretty fab at mostly 50% off. US only.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Friday, December 10, 2010
BareNecessities.com is doing 25% off during their F&F event. Off almost everything. Use code "FRIEND" through Tuesday, Dec 14.
What counts: Hanky Panky and Hanro and La Perla and Simone Perele. What doesn't: UGG® Australia, Wolford, and SPANX.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
IntermixOnline.com is taking an additional 40% off their sale merch (all sales are final). Please someone buy the beautiful grey Brian Atwood slingbacks ($299) in 36.5 so I will not be tempted!!! Oh and shipping is free.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Today I was met with a Firefox warning that my own blog had become an attack site! That is pretty ridiculous. Turns out one of my 'fav site' links (Globerati) has become compromised, and by linking to it, somehow I become categorized as an attack site myself.
Please trust me when I say I do not launch any malicious software or track you in any way!!! This is just a blog, and I just post content, pictures, and links to shopping. So, I hope you will continue to read and benefit from my sales postings.
P.S. Spain was great. Apparently my birthday (Dec 6) is a national holiday there, Constitution Day. Woo hoo!
One for the West Coasters...
Enza Costa Rogue is having a one-day sample sale. Prices are phenomenal, $10-23, and cashmere is only $46. The catch? It's cash-only.
What: Enza Costa Rogue sample sale
When: Thursday, Dec 9; 10AM-5PM
Where: 2635 Nevin Ave, Los Angeles 90011
Hampton's boutique Calypso St. Barth is having a big sample sale of women's clothing, accessories, and home decor up to 80% off.
Sample price points:
* Calypso shirts now $49, orig. from $165
* Calypso summer dresses now $49, orig. from $250
* Calypso cashmere sweaters now $99, orig. from $295
* AG Jean styles at $49, orig. $175
* Calypso tees now $9, orig. from $65
What: Calypso St. Barth sample sale
When: Monday, Dec 13 - Friday, Dec 17; M 2:30-6:30PM, T-Th 10AM-6:30PM, F 10AM-2PM
Where: 260 5th Ave (btw 28/29th St)
Cash or CC only. All sales final. No returns. No exchanges. No strollers please.
I am not familiar with the label Paige Novick, so I'm just going to focus on Beirn.
I've always liked Beirn bags, and this may just be what adds one to my bag collection. The sale will have a variety of bags and accessories priced $50-200 (retail $125-600).
What: Beirn, Paige Novick sample sale
When: Monday, Dec 13 - Friday, Dec 17; 10AM-6PM
Where: Ste 801 @ 12 W 57th St (btw 5/6th Aves); 212-265-2047
Cash or CC only.
Stephen Dweck is having its holiday sample sale next week, and prices will be between 50-80% off. They'll have a wide selection of bracelets, earrings, rings, and necklaces, from classic to funky styles. They'll also have 'special limited pieces', whatever that may mean.
What: Stephen Dweck sample sale
When: Tuesday, Dec 14 - Wednesday, Dec 15; T 9AM-7PM, W 9AM-5PM
Where: 17th fl @ 21 W 38th St (btw 5/6th Ave); 212-764-3030
Cash or CC. All sales final.
Listed on Top Button, this has the potential to be pretty shady, but also has the potential to be pretty awesome. So I'm just going to throw out the disclaimer that I don't know how legit this sale is, but it sounds too good not to post. It's in Soho, so if you're in the neighborhood, it might be worth popping by. If you do, let me know how it is!
"Designer shoe sale for women and men. At this sale you will find a great selection from Zanotti, Casadei, Balmain, Valentino, Ferragamo, Tory Buch and more. Merchandise is marked up to 85% off retail."
What: Designer shoe sample sale
When: Thursday, Dec 9 - Sunday, Dec 12; 11AM-8:30PM
Where: 386 W Broadway (btw Spring/Broome St)
I'm a big fan of Made Her Think jewelry, so hopefully this will be a good one.
What: Made Her Think holiday sample sale
When: Friday, Dec 9 - Saturday, Dec 10; F noon-8PM, S 11AM-5PM
Where: Suite 301-7 @ 195 Chrystie St
Cash and CC.
Alexander Wang's sample sale is next week. We'll see AW 2010 merch, T by Alexander Wang, and bags and shoes for men and for women. Prices will be up to 80% off.
Per Racked, some sample price points:
Oversized wool coats will be $300 (orig $1,100), jersey and silk dresses will be $160 (orig $895), knitwear will be $150 (orig $895), and women's T tops will be $45 (orig $118).
What: Alexander Wang sample sale
When: Thursday, Dec 16 - Sunday, Dec 19; Th-S 10AM-7PM, Su 10AM-2PM
Where: 93 Mercer St (btw Spring/Broome St)
It kicked off today a bit earlier than scheduled. Giving the people what they want, I suppose! The sale is at Clothingline, but I don't know much about the discounts.
What: Tory Burch sample sale
When: Thursday, Dec 9 - Monday, Dec 13; Th,F,M 11AM-7PM, S/Su 11AM-4PM
Where: Clothingline / SSS Sample Sales, 2nd Fl @ 261 W 36th St (btw 7/8th Ave)
Cash or CC. Coat check required. No little kids (see their great note below).
"No Children under the age of 12 will be permitted to enter the sale. Due to the large crowds we are expecting, we do not believe this is the proper environment for children."
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Sorry for the sparse posts these past few days, I've been swamped with studying, writing, and working. MBA apps are done, work is ok to simmer, and I am off to Barcelona for the next 6 days! Enjoy the Brian Atwood sample sale without me!!