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February 2006

Beauty Chick

Despite your almost obsessive compulsive perfectionism

Despite your almost obsessive compulsive perfectionism, you like to think of yourself as low maintenance. So while you seek to hide every tiny blemish while simultaneously enhancing all your fabulous features, you don’t want bottles and tubes crowding your makeup bag. Benefit’s >Realness of Concealness is the answer to your paradox. The set includes five mini concealers and enhancers: Boi-ing, Lemon-Aid, Ooh la Lift, Lip Plump, and High Beam. Everything you need to meet all your compulsive desires in one compact $28 case, available at Sephora.
—Ali

Must Haves

The little white blouse

The little white blouse—this spring’s equivalent to the little black dress. It’s the power piece to grab from your closet when you need something reliably chic. This white blouse’s striped detail and form-fitting cut give it some sass while keeping it simple and easy to wear. Layer it over a solid or striped navy camisole for a nautical look, or wear it on its own (with some buttons undone) for casual allure. As part of H&M’s Favourites Collection, the blouse is part of the in-store “the more you buy the better the deal” promotion (a tiered discount system, though March 5). Available in-store only (H&M does not offer online shopping) for $14.90.
—Ali

Sample Sales

New York/Los Angeles Sample Sales for the Week Ending 3/4


Farantino – Designer Handbag Sample Sale



3/03/06
-3/04/06
Join Farantino for their Spring 06 restocking sale. They are dropping their prices on last months merchandise from 50-75% off on all designers such as Gucci, Prada, Luella, Fendi and Givenchy. Complimentary champagne for all guests.
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Patti Rose Presents – Armani, D&G, Prada



2/27/06
-3/01/06
Patti Rose presents their European and American designer sample sale. Shop and save up to 75% off the couture styles of Gucci, Dior, Fendi, Rena Lange, Steilman and more. Top American designers include Bill Blass, The Wrights, Gabalis, Penta, Victoria Royal and more. Also look for Milano Shearlings, designer handbags and accessories. Sizes 2-14 are available.
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The Shoe Box – The Biggest Sale Ever



3/01/06
-3/06/06
Choose from their entire designer collection featuring over 6,000 pairs of shoes from Marc Jacobs, Pucci, Kors, Kate Spade, Stuart Weitzman, Casadei, Sigerson Morrison, Donald Pliner and more. All fall and winter ladies boots and shoes will be marked from $25 to $99– nothing higher. Buy four or more pairs and receive a $25 gift certificate towards your next purchase off of their spring merchandise. Bring in a copy of the ad and receive an additional $10 off at time of purchase.

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Parallel Boutique – Blowout Sale



2/27/06
-3/15/06
Make your way across the Hudson to NJ’s newest find and take advantage of Parallel boutique’s amazing winter sale. Cynthia Steffe, Chaiken, Alvin Valley, Rachel Pally, Twinkle by Wenlan, YA-YA, Rachel Roy, Tsesay, Vivienne Tam, Samantha Treacy, Yanuk, Lewis Cho, Petro Zillia, Sweetees, Fins denim, Jeffrey Campbell & Lulu Guinness. Plus, shoes are now 40-70% off. Plus, new customers receive 25% everything else in store.

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Bra Smyth Hooks You Up – Sample and Overstock Sale



2/27/06
-2/28/06
Bra Smyth – the source for designer bras and intimate apparel is celebrating a blow-out sample sale at its Madison Avenue location. They will be featuring fine imported bras and related wares at or below wholesale cost from Chantelle, Le Mystere, Wacoal, Donna Karan, Hanro, Lise Charmel, Natori and more. Shop over 10,000 bras at a 60% discount. For times and locations
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A Close-Up On Color Through 300 Years Of Fashion



2/27/06
-3/26/06
Ever wonder why black is the color of mourning or why wedding dresses are traditionally white? The emotional significance and cultural associations of color in Western fashion are the driving force behind “Fashion in Colors,” currently on view at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Over sixty pieces dating from the 18th century to the present have been organized in galleries by color; historic gowns are juxtaposed with contemporary dresses by designers including Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Commes des Garcons, and Vivienne Westwood.
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Clothes Heaven – Gucci, Missoni, Prada – Up To 75% Off



2/27/06
-3/04/06
Clothes Heaven features Chanel, Escada, St. John, Prada, Gucci, Armani, Dior, Valentino, Missoni and more. Top Button users will receive an additional 25% off their sale room items, already reduced 50%. For times and locations
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Designer Sample Sale – Ella Moss, Splendid, Denim



3/04/06
-3/04/06
Save 50-70% off on your favorite Ella Moss and Splendid dresses, tops and sweats as well as designer denim all offered below wholesale prices and for one day only. For times and locations
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LF Only Sale of the Season 60% off Fall/Winter



2/27/06
-3/11/06
Save 60% off the entire store including Jeffrey Campbell boots, LF favorites like thermals, novelty t’s and embellished sweatshirts, premium denim from Furst and Carmar, European designer merchandise, and unique accessories.

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Promotional E-mail Digest, Thriftychick

Promotional Email Digest, Fri 2.24.06


I am getting this bathing suit as soon as Victoria’s Secret has a swim sale…

  • Over 400 Swimwear Styles and promotion: get $15 off an order of $100, $30 off $150 and $75 off $250 (code: SAVE) at Victoria’s Secret
  • Manolo Blahnik Event: gift with purchase online & in stores at Neiman Marcus (for having to spend $700 for a free gift, you think it’d be more than some flip flops and a 1 ounce Bobbi Brown spritzer)
  • $1 shipping this weekend at Overstock
  • New Arrivals and Featured Items:

  • Summer arrivals at Anthropologie (and I am still trying to hold off on shopping for spring!)
  • Daytime looks for spring at BCBG Max Azria
  • This Just In: Prada, Michael Kors, Gucci, Dior, Vera Wang at Bluefly
  • Must Haves

    Soon it will be time to trade in your wool blends for something lighter (though for most of us

    Soon it will be time to trade in your wool blends for something lighter (though for most of us, not yet). This Michael Kors double-breasted trench coat is a lightweight cotton/nylon blend that is perfect for springtime. The belt can be loosely tied to hang casually or fastened for a cinched waist. The shortened length and wide lapels create a sporty look, while the double-breasted buttons provide a classically polished finish. $89.95 from Bluefly, also available in aqua, khaki and black. And with the weather being as fickle as it is, you may be able to wear it by the time you get it in the mail.
    —Ali

    Promotional E-mail Digest, Thriftychick

    Promotional Email Digest, Thurs 2.23.06

    No sales to report (but scroll down to the previous post to see the best finds from the Nordstron sale), only New Arrivals and Featured Items:

  • Up to 40% off Cole Haan, Michael Kors, Via Spiga Spring Coats + Jackets at Bluefly
  • Juicy Terry, Denim, Fleece & iPod Cases for Spring at the new shopbop.com
  • Shop the Best Shoes of the Year at Shoes.com
  • New Looks from Elie Tahari at Bloomingdale’s
  • New Flame-Top Ceramic Cookware from Williams-Sonoma
  • Shorts for Spring at Urban Outfitters
  • Spring dresses at Nordstrom
  • New Additions at Boutique33.com
  • Armani Event: Earn bonus InCircle points online & in stores at Neiman Marcus
  • Thriftychick

    Raiding the Virtual Sales Racks at Nordstrom.com

    The winter sales are entering their final stages, and that means two things: 1) deep discounts and 2) the last chance to stock up for next fall (I know it’s hard to think that far ahead, but imagine how much you will look forward to the return of the cold weather with a gorgeous jacket hanging in your closet).

    Nordstrom’s final sale has some amazing finds from some great designers. Here are my picks from the sale:

    Diane von Furstenberg Telsey Skirt: $96.90 from $325.00
    (Read the review on ThriftyChick’s “Today’s Pick”)

    L.A.M.B. Pleated Tweed Blazer: $254.90 from $425.00


    Custo Barcelona Perk Sleeveless Top: $45.90
    from $116.00


    Nanette Lepore Bedazzled Jacket: $146.90
    from $245.00

    Joie Plaid Jacket : $78.90 from $265.00

    Kendra Scott Bamboo Bangles: $48.90 from $98.00

    Nordstrom Hand Knit Tulip Cardigan: $37.90 from $128.00
    (it doesn’t need to be designer to be a great find)

    -Ali

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