Thursday, September 29, 2011 free shipping this weekend

Update: the free shipping is international too!

Starting tomorrow at noon (that's Sep 30 at 12:00PM EDT), is shipping for free. That's like an instant $5 savings (hey, every little bit helps, right?). It will end Monday at noon Use code "FREESHIPSEPT".

... more

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 sale goes to 85%

Speaking of the devil... the YOOX sale has gone down to 85% off, which is the last cut before it's final sale. So if you're on the fence, now's the time to make a move.

... more

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 10% off fall-winter

Through the end of Sep, use code "FASHIONPEOPLE@YOOX" to take 10% off the fall-winter stuff. I also feel like their online clearance section is winding down, so hopefully their "sample sale" will happen in Oct!

... more

Monday, September 26, 2011

Saks giftcard event - spend $X get $Y

Saks has started their giftcard promotion online. Online: Sept 26 – 29 (use code "SEP2011"). In-stores AND online: Sept 30 – Oct 1
Of course, Saks wouldn't be Saks without a whole huge list of exceptions...
Designer Exclusions: Akris, Alexander McQueen apparel, shoes, and handbags, Ann Demeulemeester, Bottega Veneta handbags, Brian Atwood, Brioni, Brunello Cucinelli, Burberry shoes, Camilla Skovgaard, Cartier, Christian Louboutin, Comme des Garcons apparel, Costume National, David Yurman, Derek Lam apparel and handbags, Dior, Edmundo Castillo, Emilio Pucci apparel, Etro apparel, Fendi, Givenchy shoes, Gucci, Issey Miyake apparel, Jil Sander, Jimmy Choo shoes and handbags, Junya Watanabe apparel, MCM handbags, Manolo Blahnik, Mario Schwab apparel, Marni apparel, Miu Miu, Nina Ricci apparel, Oscar de la Renta apparel and shoes, Peter Pilotto apparel, Peter Som apparel, Prada, Prada Sport, Proenza Schouler apparel, Ralph Lauren shoes, men's Ralph Lauren Black Label, Reed Krakoff, Saddler's Union handbags, Sergio Rossi, Stella McCartney, Thakoon apparel, Valentino apparel, Zegna

... more

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Neiman Marcus +25% off sale

If this isn't a call to arms, I don't know what is... Free shipping too!

... more

Friday, September 23, 2011

Luca Luca sample sale

Luca Luca is having a sample sale in two weeks...

What: Luca Luca sample sale
When: Tuesday, Oct 4 - Wednesday, Oct 5; 9AM-6:30PM
Where: 4th fl @ 19 W 36th St

... more

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

NM online F&F discount

Take 30% off your entire order at with code "FRIEND". Online F&F event ends Sunday, Sep 25, and in-store F&F event starts tomorrow and ends Sunday (but print out the email and bring it with you).

... more

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

SpaWeek appointments live

Another reason I hate all you lucky New Yorkers. Go book your treatments. Just don't tell me about them :(

P.S. Carol's Daughter looks like a promising new addition for the mani/pedi girls...
P.P.S. I have a leftover Gilt City certificate for a Brazilian at Completely Bare. Anyone wants it can PayPal me $25 and it's yours. Expires Oct 22, 2011.

... more

Satya jewelry, natural wood decor sample sale

Going on now, Satya Jewelry and Costa Rica Roots Collection are having a sample sale at Chelsea Market. It's in Prive's typical space. I love Satya's culturally-themed jewelry, and historically their sample sale prices have been quite good.

What: Satya jewelry / Costa Rica Roots Collection sample sale
Where: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave
When: Tuesday, Sep 20 - Sunday, Sep 25; 10AM-7PM

... more

Bergdorf Goodman beauty event

I don't know the Spend $X Save $Y amounts (max is Spend $1000, Save $200), but make sure you bear in mind BG's beauty event starting Thursday. Almost all brands have a gift-with-purchase.

... more

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

James Perse sample sale, Chelsea

So here I am in France with maybe 20% of my clothes and 10% of my shoes. I have to say it's been a lot of fun (so far) living here, and there are lots of things I have totally embraced-- the 3x a week farmer's market with the absolute best fruit, drinking all the time, and living a little more simply. But maybe they do it too simply... did you know the French take siestas!?! No joke, most stores are closed from noon-2PM (something a New Yorker found outrageously frustrating). Given that they open at 9AM, or even 10, and close at 5:30, it gives new meaning to the term "banker's hours".

One one hand, I am getting a seriously good education (or so I hope) and meeting lots of great people. On the other hand, I miss having time to do online shopping, blogging (!), and participate in things like Fashion's Night Out. I'm missing the my favorite sample sale and the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and Derek Lam is there. Just typing that makes me want to bang my head against a wall.

I'm trying to figure out this whole shopping-in-France thing. For one, everything is just more expensive. Really, given how affordable everything is in the US, I'd hate Americans too. Monoprix, which I liken to Target-level clothes, sells tops at 40-90€ ($56-126 USD), which I am just not used to. I can make $125 go a long way in New York! I guess I'm totally spoiled, because walking around, I think to myself, I can get Burberry pants for 200€ back home rather than some random boutique brand. So needless to say, I am not doing much shopping here. for the US is infinitesimally better for Americans too, which makes me scratch my head. After all, most of those goods are European labels, so how is it cheaper for goods made here to sell there? So what I've learned: if you live in the US, don't feel guilty about buying. Lots. :) I am definitely shopping online and sending things to New York, for my hubby to bring in October.

This brings me to what I'm missing now: the James Perse sample sale in Chelsea Market. I really wish I was there to stock up on cold weather tops :(

What: James Perse sample sale, Chelsea Market
Where: Chelsea Market, 75 9th Ave
When: Friday, Sep 16 - Sunday, Sep 18; times unknown

Not sure when I will post again. I'm trying to see if there's anything to be learned about sample sales in Paris. I hear they do exist-- fingers crossed!

... more