Wednesday, July 27, 2011 clearance starts Friday

Last Friday they didn't give us a treat, but this weekend they're making up for it!'s big clearance is starting Friday, ending Monday. Over 2000 items will be 85% off. As per their MO, there's no time listed, so keep checking in the morning.
Some tantalizing examples of what we'll find: (links not live yet)
Hervé Leger metallic bandage dress $420 (originally $2800)
Valentino lizard-print leather sandals $149.25 (originally $995)
Gucci D-frame sunglasses $34.50 (originally $230)

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Friday, July 22, 2011 sale up to 70% off's summer sale is up to 70% off. Time to check the Dream Box...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

NARS 20% off + 5% cashback

Now via Mintbox.

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Robert Marc summer sale

Starting Thursday, Robert Marc boutiques around the city are discounting select optical and sunglass styles by 40-50%.Locations:
190 Columbus Avenue (between 68 & 69); 212-799-4600
400 Madison Avenue (between 47 & 48); 212-319-2900
551 Madison Avenue (between 55 & 56); 212-319-2000
782 Madison Avenue (between 66 & 67); 212-737-6000
1046 Madison Avenue (between 79 & 80); 212-988-9600
1300 Madison Avenue (between 92 & 93); 212-722-1600
386 Bleecker Street (at Perry); 212-242-6668
436 West Broadway (between Spring & Prince); 212-343-8300

... more +15% off is pushing for facebook fans. If you "Like" them, you'll get a code for +15% off everything except...

AG Adriano Goldschmied, Alexander Wang, A.P.C., Anthony Logistics for Men, Black Halo, Comme des Garcons, Comme des Garcons Play, Converse, G-Star, Havaianas, Hudson Jeans, Hunter, J Brand Jeans, Minnetonka, Nixon, Paige Premium Denim, Soludos, Tanner Goods, TOMS Shoes, True Religion or UGG.

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Bergdorf Goodman final sale

Prices down to 75% off.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

ShopBop summer sale

ShopBop is moving stuff to the sale section!

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Update: It should be fixed by now!

Update: after testing it, the code seems to only take 20% off. I sent customer service an email about this, and I'll post what I hear back.

For now until 4PM EST, take 30% off the entire site with code "FLASH19".

... more summer clearance

If you need Spanx, Uggs, or baby gifts, you will want to check out's summer clearance.

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Friday, July 15, 2011 sale is having a bit sale with 30-70% discounts. Very good brands with pretty decent discounts. And, if you've never placed an order before, use code "LOVE" to get +15% off.

... more +30% off See by Chloe

This weekend is doing +30% off See by Chloe

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Saks consolidation sale

Saks' famous consolidation sale is now at the 5th Avenue store. Of course, for all the non-NYers, it's also online. Take +25% off current sale prices. Ends Sunday, Aug 14.

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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Agent Provocateur sale up to 75% off

AP is having their last round of sales too. Selection is not that bad either.

... more 10% off Dream Box items + free shipping's spring sale is up to 60% off AND they are doing 10% off items currently in your Dream Box plus free shipping. Use code "LOVEMYDREAMBOX".

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Neiman Marcus last call

The final sale of the Neiman Marcus dept stores (before goods are shipped to Last Call outlets or otherwise). Free shipping with "JULYFS".

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Temperley final cut

Temperley London has also done a final cut. Up to 60% off.

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BG final cut on shoes

The last go-round! Use code "SHOPBG" for free shipping.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Harry Potter tickets available, NYC

Not fashion-related, but I thought I'd ask my readers first before I returned them. I have 3 tickets to the 12:10AM showing of Harry Potter 7.2 at Regal Cinemas Union Square (not 3D). Luckily I got tickets to the Amex pre-screening uptown at 7PM, and neither my husband nor my friend will watch it again with me at 12:10 :(

All the screenings at Regal Union Sq are sold out until 2:30AM, so, if you're interested, let me know! Face value is $13.50 each, and I can send you a PDF for each individual ticket. I'll end up returning them tomorrow night if, like all good Harry Potter fans, everyone already has their tickets! I'm so excited!! :)

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Friday, July 8, 2011 +30% off jackets

This weekend is doing +30% off jackets. Link

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 sale up to 60%

More markdowns!

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011's Marni sale

Up to 70% off Marni

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Friday, July 1, 2011

Using those postage-paid return labels

Online shopping will sooner or later necessitate a return. I don't return things that often, so I don't play favorites to stores that offer free return shipping (though I guess I should). But I've always wondered what margin stores make on those postage-paid return labels. What is the cost of convenience?

Since I needed to go to the post office anyway to mail a friend's birthday present, I brought along my Nordstrom and Bergdorf Goodman returns and mailed them parcel post instead of using the return labels. Here are the results of my little experiment.

Cost of shipping via return label: $6.00
Cost of shipping via parcel post: $7.35 (NYC to Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
Savings: -$1.35

Bergdorf Goodman / Neiman Marcus
Cost of shipping via return label: $9.95
Cost of shipping via parcel post: $7.65 (NYC to Dallas, TX)
Savings: $2.30

Conclusion: Always use the shipping label if the fee is $7.50 or less, but honestly, if I had no reason to go to the post office, would I mind spending an extra $2.35 to avoid walking in the heat and waiting in line next to weird people complaining about Glenn Beck? Probably not.

Happy Holidays!!! I wish everyone a fabulous 4th of July filled with sales, sun, and fireworks!

... more +20% off entire site

To celebrate the long weekend, is doing +20% off the entire site! Use code "SUMMER20" through Monday, Jul 4th.

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