Monday, November 16, 2009
The Barneys one week only sale starts on Thursday, Nov 19th and you can up to 40% off on selected items. The most interesting thing about this sale is that it includes shoes, unlike Saks and Neiman. I'll have to at least take a peek this week.
Hopefully I'll get all this "shopping as medication" out of me before all the real sales start after Thanksgiving.
I know I have been very quiet these days. I sort of figure if I don’t have some ridiculous story to share, my news isn’t too exciting. The most interesting thing lately in my life regarding shopping is after I purchased that Balenciaga leather motorcycle jacket, I clung to it for 3-weeks and then just could not bear to own it because it was close to $3,000.00. Yes, I know. That is horrific. I actually got in my car, drove to Barney’s on Wilshire, walked in, returned it, contemplated a new bag (I would have “saved” $1,500), decided against it, browsed the shoes ($760 for a pair of Marni flats?, nah), and left empty handed. That is the first time in my life I left Barney’s empty handed.
Am I a huge bore now? I had a note on my calendar to get up out of bed, go to South Coast Plaza this weekend and stand in line for the Jimmy Choo sale at H&M. I hit “snooze” too many times and instead took my son to the Discovery Museum in Santa Ana, and had more fun since, well, I can’t remember. I was, however, a very cool, hip and stylish “mum” at the museum. Or as I told Alison and Pava days ago at THQ “Dude, I was hot!” Hey, for a 40’ish “mum”…..I had on my ripped AG jeans, yes, this season, Marni boots, tank-top since my arms are getting back in fighting condition, super long, recently done hair (thank God for extensions), and I’m officially < 130 pounds. The best accessory of all was the pure joy Mason and I had in the Yellow Submarine.
I’m patiently waiting for a check from Que in Corona del Mar, and Decades……maybe 50% will go into college fund and the rest, on Rodarte items at Target on December 20th.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Bloomingdales: save 20% on select items ONLINE ONLY. Enter code SITM20 at checkout. Offer ends 11/15.
Saks: up to 40% off select women's and 25% off men's apparel. Think this is in-store and online, not sure. Free shipping online with code NOVSHIP9.
Neiman Marcus: Wednesday, 11/11 ONLY, up to 40% off all sorts of stuff (20% off cosmetics). Both in-store and online. Free shipping online with code NMNOV. Prices go back up on Thursday. Here's what this means, they are going to burn through some inventory before they start putting out the Resort collections and get ready for the First Call sale. Yippee!
And don't forget, Jimmy Choo for H&M goes on sale this Saturday, November 14th.
Happy Shopping, don't forget to let us know what you bought!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
The other sale starting online today (Nov 4), and starting in-stores on Nov 5th is Saks Fifth Avenue. 40% off! They claim prices go back up on November 9th, but I'm sure that is only until they drop prices again after Thanksgiving. Keep in mind, everyone seems to have bought less inventory this year, so if you find something you really love, you should probably try to get it now while they still have it.
Now, I'm just waiting for Barneys and Neiman to announce their sales. The "Co-Op" version of Neiman, called The Cusp is having a sale now both online and in-store (only store in SoCal is in Century City Mall), with savings up to 40%.
Good times! Have fun shopping, and don't forget to buy the occasional holiday gift for someone before you completely blow your budget.