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November 2006

Beauty Chick

As promised here is part deux of what to get your pampered gay boyfriend this holiday season.

As promised here is part duex of what to get your pampered gay boyfriend this holiday

season. And what better gifts to give than that of a crisp clean shave. Anthony Logistics

for Men, Deep Cleansing Shave kit is perfection in a dopp kit. This is a quartet of

products that includes a cleanser, pre-shave oil, shave cream, and after shave balm, that

will make his face baby butt cheek soft.

has your kit waiting to the tune of $50.00. This deal is so good; it’s a no

brainer for all the men in your life. Cheers


Must Haves

For a house warming gift I bought a friend of mine his first Menorah.

For a house warming gift I bought a friend of mine his first Menorah. I get all warm and

fuzzy knowing for the eight days of Hanukkah he will think of me every time he lights a

candle. Need a menorah for your Jewish loved one? has a grand selection in classic to

contemporary styles. I love the Children’s Menorah for $24.99. It pulls double

duty reminding everyone not of just peace, but also unity. Cheers


Must Haves

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! One of my family’s favorite traditions is playing horse shoes

after dinner. We all know the general rules to horse shoe, however my family felt the need

to bring the competition level to a higher plateau. And nothing takes the game to that

level like a bunch of drunken, bitter, siblings, throwing metal horse shoes to prove whose

childhood was worst. Soccer hooligans have nothing on us!

Here’s to starting your

own tradition with Eddie Bauer’s Performance Horseshoe set attainable at for $39.99. Don’t

forget to pick up some band aids and remember it’s only a game. Cheers


Fashion Chick

I never know what to get my gay boyfriend.

I never know what to get my gay boyfriend. I mean really, what do you get for the man who

has a better sense of style than you? Every year when the gifts are exchanged I get the “oh

Honey, I can’t believe you write for a fashion mag” look. So this year I avoided anything

rainbow, anything Joan Crawfordish, and went for his hearts desire.

To be the cutest

boy at his gym without looking as if he were trying. At hip tees, great smelling candles

and a plush otter or two can be snatched up for just a few coins. For my boy toy, I thought

how could I go wrong with the Macho tee in fuchsia for $22.00? I don’t think this

should fail me, but if it does I have a back up! Look for it in next weeks Chickpick.(I love

cliff hangers)Cheers


Fashion Chick

The high top black Converse All-star

The high top black Converse All-star or “Chuck Taylor” is an American icon.

The All-star, first introduced in 1917, has been sported by celebrates like James

Dean and are a rock star must. Humble were the Converse Rubber Shoe Company’s beginnings

with slow sales, but hiring Charles H. “Chuck” Taylor former All American basketball player

as a spoke person soon made the difference. Sales skyrocketed and in 1923 the All-star

signature patch was added to make the sneaker we recognize today.


Taylor’s” are virtually the only shoes that look better aged. A good worn pair endows

you with the reputation of wearers that have come before you and a quiet coolness. There are

no short cuts however, because all that cool is earned. You have to buy them new and add the

flavor of years to get that rep. Start at, chuck out your

$41.99 for a pair and live. A few years will pass before you look down and take

notice……and its ok if you shed a tear. Cheers


Fashion Chick

As promised

As promised, here is the next pick of the holiday Dress Extravaganza! If you’re a bit of a

slacker, like me, you will truly appreciate and adore the double v Bonnie Dress by

Sweetees. Made with light weight cotton, it has all the comfort of your favorite tee,

but wears like a sexy sheath. Accents include a wide braided belt of complimentary colors

and deep v back.

First featured in Lucky magazine Feb. 2006, this dress deserves a

second look. is giving out free second

looks and will throw in the dress for $69.50, half the premiere price. Ease and

glamour have never been so attainable. Cheers


Fashion Chick

“It’s pneumonia weather” my Granny would exclaim as I walked out the door with no hat on.

“It’s pneumonia weather” my Granny would exclaim as I walked out the door with no hat on.

She believed that the fall could trick you with unseasonable warmth, lure you outside and

afflict you with a life threatening illness. What would stand between you and certain death?

A hat! Modern science has taught us that germs must be present in order to contract this

disease, but old wives tales die hard. So why not give a Granny a smile and wear a


Shop Stars and

Infinite Darkness for cake-mosphere handmade crochet hats for

$38.00. So cute and warm, you’ll love making all your Grandma’s wishes come true. My

personal pick, ironically, is the Blustery Day Hat with felt appliqué kite and

embroidered tail which swoops around the hat giving a flight effect. Hey Granny, I’m not

hard of hearing after all. Cheers


Tech Chick

I have a confession to make…it was 1997 when I purchased my first CD player (I’m not kidding).

I have a confession to make…it was 1997 when I purchased my first CD player (I’m not

kidding). With that tidbit of knowledge you could say I am completely clueless when it comes

to electronics…and be right. Well no more! This year I will face my fear,step into the AM

and upgrade to the latest and greatest that technology has to offer.

Walmart…AHEM…did I stutter…yes Walmart and have a super sweet

deal on the DXG 305VBC 5-n-1 Digital Camcorder. It features video recording with

sound, 3.1 megapixel still photos, MP3 player, voice recorder and web cam. Now I don’t

know if the tech buffs have something newer to play with, but this Cam will at least bring

me up to date. And if you have an equally tech challenged loved one, picking one up for them

is no problem cause’ the actual retail price is $84.54. What a steal! Oh yeah, I

forgot the best part, it comes in an array of snazzy colors…like pink.



Sample Sales

Top Button Sample Sales for week ending 11/18

Special Mention

Plaza Too is having their WEAR IT NOW SALE- Fall merchandise that is now on sale (nothing from previous seasons- this is great 2006 FAll merchandise!)

The Sale is happening in all of their locations and online. Plaza Too has a store located on the Upper West Side: 2231 BROADWAY @ 79th STREET • NEW YORK, NY 10024TEL: (212) 362-6871 • STORE HOURS: MON-FRI 10-7 (THURS OPEN ‘TIL 8) SAT 10-6 SUN 11-6

Our online store:

Below is just a short list of what is on sale

Here are the MD prices for some of the items that are on the web.

* BCBG Maxazria – IARIA – $149.99 was $250
* Marc by MJ – MARIABEL – $199.99 was $310
* KORS – DAZED – $129.99 was $185 & NEWTON – $129.99 was $185
* Michael by MKors – FAIRBANKS LACE UP – $119.99 was $198
* Belle – ROCHELLE – $189.99 was $265 & BELLE- $189.99 was $270
* Cole-Haan – JAYNIE MULE – $129.99 was $175
* Juicy – ONLY – $119.99 was $175 & BEVERLY – $199.99 was $300
* Cynthia Rowley – TOMEI – $139.99 was$198 & TRAVELER – $139.99 was$198

Also all Chloe, Celine, Car Shoe, Lambertson Truex & Miu Miu fall styles were marked down 30%.

New York

Alberta Ferretti, J.P. Gaultier, Moschino, Pollini
11/15/06-11/18/06 The AEFFE Showroom represents the most exclusive designers – Alberta Ferretti, Jean Paul Gaultier, Moschino, Pollini, Basso & Brooke and Sinha-Stanic. Shop women’s day and evening dresses, pants, skirts, shirts, sweaters, lingerie, shoes and accessories. Find men’s trousers, shirts, jackets, sweaters and suits at this sale. Prices start at 60% below retail. For times and locations click here >>

Cynthia Rowley, nancy nancy, Nancy Geist Sample Sale
11/13/06-11/17/06 Stock up on designer shoes and boots – below wholesale prices. It’s finally here – the Cynthia Rowley, nancy nancy, and Nancy Geist footwear annual fall sample & stock sale. All sizes will be available from 5-11. Topbutton subscribers can print out their ad to receive $10 off when you buy two or more pairs. Topbutton subscribers print this ad to receive $10 off when you buy 2 or more pair. For times and locations click here >>

Dolce & Gabbana And D&G Sample Sale
11/16/06-11/19/06 Find Dolce & Gabbana and D&G fall/winter collections and accessories for men and woman, plus D&G Junior at up to 70% off retail prices. Now is your chance to scoop up everything from basics, to coveted runway pieces, to one-of-a-kind items and more. For times and locations click here >>

Empress Designer Diamond Jewelry At Below Wholesale
11/13/06-11/25/06 All items are discounted from 50-80% off wholesale prices. Go early to look for unique one-of-a-kind jewelry for everyday wear, evening glamour, bridal jewelry and more. Bring a copy of their TopButton ad to receive an additional discount. For times and locations click here >>

Frederick Gelb Furs, Sheared Mink & Shearling Sale
11/07/06-11/18/06 They are now selling their 2006 wholesale fur and shearling samples. Frederick Gelb is one of the largest fur manufacturers making designer label furs for the finest retail salons. Find a huge stock in mink, sheared mink, shearling and more in sizes from petite to XX-Large. Price points include: sheared mink jackets and strollers wholesale $2,995-$3,995, uptown retail $7,500-$9,000, Spanish feather weight European length shearling $1,595-$1,895, orig. $3,200-$4,000, American sheared and long hair Mink coats wholesale $4,495-$5,495, retail $10,000-$14,000. For times and locations click here >>

Ollypop – Huge Children’s European Clothing Sale
11/14/06-11/17/06 Beautiful clothing from hard to find and up and coming European childrens designers. Cakewalk, Tickittyboo, Mim-Pi, Room Seven, IKKS, Marese and more. Boys and girls newborn to 10 years. Samples and stock. Summer and winter merchandise. Prices range from 30% off of retail to 30% off of wholesale. Visit for an idea of what you will find. Cash preferred. Please note that there will be a 3% service fee added to credit card payments (Visa, MC, Disc, Amex). For times and locations click here >>

Lafayette 148 New York – Fall/Winter Sample Sale
11/17/06-11/18/06 Their collection includes feminine suitings, hand-embellished pieces, leathers and suedes, knitwear and more. Find fall bargains in a range of sizes from this women’s wear collection designed by Edward Wilkerson – at prices up to 80% off wholesale! Bring a copy of their Topbutton ad to receive an additional 10% off.**Bring this ad in and receive an additional 10% off! For times and locations click here >>

nOir Blow Out Sample Sale
11/15/06-11/17/06 nOir is offering treasures and trinkets such as must-have cocktail rings, “it” bags, waist-cinching belts and more all at 75% below retail. For times and locations click here >>

Patti Rose Presents – Roberto Cavalli, YSL, Ungaro
11/14/06-11/15/06 Patti Rose presents their European and American designer sample sale. Shop and save up to 75% off the couture styles of Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Krizia, Ungaro, YSL, Dior and more. Top American designers include Oscar de la Renta furs, Angel Sanchez gowns, Victoria Royal, Steilmann, Jennifer Tyler Cashmeres, The Wrights, Betty Barkley and more. Also featuring designer handbags, jewelry and accessories. Sizes available are 2-14. For times and locations click here >>

Robert Marc Eyewear Warehouse Sale
11/16/06-11/18/06 Robert Marc is slashing prices from 50-90% below retail. Find great deals on eyewear trends from the Robert Marc portfolio – including the Robert Marc Collection, Lunor, FreudenHaus, Natural Buffalo Horn and Gimme:Glasses. At the sale, Robert Marc will offer a 20% discount coupon, valid until 11/30/06, to be used after the sale, on all lenses for sale frames. For times and locations click here >>

Vivienne Tam – Holiday & Sample Sale Up To 75% Off
11/15/06-11/17/06 This sample sale features the latest women’s contemporary sportswear and dresses at tremendous savings. Prices starting at $30. New merchandise arrives daily. For times and locations click here >>

Los Angeles

The First Ever DD Push Sample Sale 3 Days Only
11/17/06-11/19/06 Designer Discount Push will be having it’s first ever designer sample sale featuring labels such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Chloe, Vivienne Westwood, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Moschino, Costume National, Louis Verdad as well as contemporary labels such as Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, Miguelina, Lotta Stenson, Juicy Couture, Loy and Ford and Ella Moss. Shop Jeans by Habitual, Frankie B., Paige, Ernest Sewn, Seven, Citizens of Humanity and more. All at 40-80% off retail prices with new inventory arriving daily! For times and locations click here >>

Vera Wang – The Ultimate Sample Sale
11/16/06-11/16/06 Barney’s New York is hosting their one day Vera Wang sample sale. Bridal, bridesmaids and accessories will all be discounted up to 50% off. For times and locations click here >>

TWS – Premium Denim Sample Sale Las Vegas
11/18/06-11/19/06 Don’t miss your chance to buy high-end designer jeans at up to 80% off! Their racks are filled with Hudson, True Religion, Rock & Republic, 7 for all Mankind, Genetic Denim, Citizens of Humanity, 575 Denim, Blue Cult, Joe’s Jeans, Chip & Pepper, Antik Denim, Earnest Sewn, Sacred Blue, Taverniti, J & Company and lots more. They also carry butter-soft hoodies, sweats, and tees by 2BFree, Monarchy, Grail, True Religion, and more. Visit to RSVP for free entry. For times and locations click here >>