Friday, March 28, 2014

The new plant I am obsessed with: Aeonium "zwartkop" aka Black Rose

As many of you know, I've become totally into succulents recently.
I've been propagating my own from leaves, and buying them at little plant stores at an alarming rate.
Our dining room table is almost fully covered with plant experiments of mine.

BUT! I am not done. I want another!
When I first saw the aeonium arboreum zwartkop in person, I thought it must be dyed because it was so dark.
Also the stem is so thick and the roots are so tiny and dinky that I still don't understand how it lives.

It has really dark purple, almost black leaves on a thick woody stem. The leaves form rosettes that look like flowers but they aren't! In effect, it looks like it is always blooming weird dark flowers on bare stems. Very goth.
There are yellow flowers that do appear and make the plant look even more bizarre to me.



I can't seem to find one in my local plant stores, though I am sure if I went back to the flower district on 28th st and 6th ave I could find one.
So I took to the internet and it seems like Etsy and Ebay are the places to buy. Unfortunately, there really isn't much selection on Amazon which sucks because I love Amazon and I get to shop free there with my AmEx points.

Here are some listings I have been looking at:

Etsy option that looks more purple than black but it seems healthy. You get a rooted plant.


A blacker, more rose-like version that I really like. It might be my favorite. You get a rooted cutting.

This guy on Etsy has a bunch of plants and can customize your order, it seems. I am tempted by these larger plants with well established roots.


This one is from Ebay and looks like the pot comes with a 3" plant. I am not sure if that means it is a cutting or if it is rooted.


Another Ebay option, and you get a 6" stem cutting from this plant that is not rooted.

Finally, this group from Amazon includes 4 plants in little pots. Cute!


Separately, I also love this weirdo plant:
These look like little birds in a nest opening their mouths, don't they?



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Word to the Wise: Lots of sample sales starting today in NYC!



Messeca
Deal: 70% to 80% off women's fall and spring shoes, including fall and spring flats, sandals, wedges, heels, and boots.
When/Where: Thursday, March 27 through Friday, March 28. Daily 10am—7pm. 78 Fifth Ave between W. 13th and W. 14th Sts, ninth floor (no phone)


Nonoo
Deal: Up to 70% off retail prices for womenswear, with samples starting at $50.
When/Where: Thursday, March 27 through Friday, March 28. Daily 9am—8pm. 611 Broadway between Bleecker and Houston Sts, suite 309 (no phone)


OXO
Deal: Deep discounts on kitchenware, cookware, and cleaning equipment, with prices starting at $1. Bring a shopping bag (one will not be provided).
When/Where: Thursday, March 27 through Friday, March 28. Daily 10am—5pm. 601 W. 26th St between Eleventh and Twelfth Aves, tenth floor (no phone)


David Yurman
Deal: Up to 70% off retail prices on jewelry. See the Racked.com report from the last sale here for what to expect.
When/Where: Thursday, March 27 through Sunday, March 30. Thurs 3pm—8pm, Fri—Sat 10am—7pm, Sun 11am—5pm. The Altman Building, 135 W. 18th St between Sixth and Seventh Aves (212-741-3400)


Are you excited for any of them?
I might hit the OXO sale.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The best hot sauce is Yellowbird from Austin, TX

Recently, I was down in Texas for SXSW Edu (no, not the fun music one), and I had the chance to eat many many breakfast tacos.

The little gourmet grocery store near the downtown convention center, called Royal Blue, was excellent and had the coconut water I love and also migas breakfast tacos all wrapped in foil and ready to go.
They also had a hot sauce bar where you could add things before you left, and that is where I discovered Yellowbird.

The sauce is made of habaneros, so it is definitely spicy, but it has a great fruity flavor and a thick texture like Sriracha. I loved it!
They sold it at Royal Blue for $10 but I didn't want to have to check a bag on the way home so I passed.

My last morning there, I knew it would be a while until I got the hot sauce again so I really loaded up my taco. I wrapped it back up and took it to my first session, where I sat in back and bit in.
Holy crap, I almost died. Turns out, you can't really make up for lost time by having all your hot sauce at once.

Despite that, I still loved it and when I got home I ordered some online.
The shipping costs more than the bottle of hot sauce itself, which makes me a little crazy, but it is worth it.


$8 Yellowbird Sauce

One of the best things about it is the squeeze bottle, but on their website it says they are moving to a glass bottle next month for preservation purposes. So get one now!

I was thinking of ordering a whole case now so I could have a lot of squeeze bottles, but E reminded me that I wouldn't be able to go through them very quickly and by that time the perishability which necessitates them moving to the glass might come into play.


Here are the ingredients, and why it has so much flavor:
• Carrots
• Onions
• Habanero Peppers
• Distilled Vinegar
• Tangerines
• Limes
• Garlic
• Kosher Salt
• Organic Evaporated Cane Juice (also known as organic sugar)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Word to the Wise: Sample sales in NYC this week


Surface to Air 
Deal: Up to 80% off women's and men's clothing and accessories from the winter and summer collections. The women's XX Trench is $190 (from $690), the women's Cropped Only Jacket is $90 (from $270), and the Jivan Wedges in black are $140 (from $460). The men's Edmonton Bomber is $220 (from $760).
When/Where: Tuesday, March 11 through Sunday, March 16. Tues—Sat 10am—7pm, Sun 10am—1pm. 225 Fifth Avenue between 26th and 27th Sts (212-725-5400)
 

$295 Coral fan necklace from Dinosaur Designs

Dinosaur Designs  
Deal: Up to 80% off jewelry and home goods. The sale will include handcrafted resin and sterling silver items.
When/Where: Friday, March 7 through Monday, March 10. Daily 10am—5pm. 211 Elizabeth Street at Prince St (212-680-3523)


Bric's Milano 
Deal: Up to 80% off retail prices on luxury luggage and bags.
When/Where: Monday, March 10 through Saturday, March 16. Mon—Sat 10am—7pm, Sun 10am—4pm. 260 Fifth Ave between 28th and 29th Sts (212-725-5400)



Jack Rogers Sample Sale 
Deal:You will find an assortment of beautiful products from winter to spring in styles that will stay in your wardrobe for years to come. Dresses, sweaters, blouses, handbags, accessories and, of course, shoes!! The Jack Rogers Sample Sale offers a unique mix of hard-to-find vendors who embody classic resort dressing with a colorful twist as well as our iconic footwear.
Apparel – up to 80% off
Accessories (Bags, scarves and hats) – up to 80% off
Footwear (including vintage Navajo styles) – up to 70% off
Where/When: At Jack Rogers Showroom, 155 Fifth Avenue, 6th floor: March 12-14; Wed-Thurs (8:30am-6:30pm), Fri (8:30am-5pm).

$48 Heather Trio
QUINN & Kendra Phillip Trunk Show
Deal:Join us for wine Wednesday. Shop N’ Sip and meet the jewelry designer, Kendra Phillip.
Where/When: Quinn New York, 181 Orchard St, NY, NY; 10002; March 12 (6-8pm).
Canvas
Deal:Get up to 90% off retail on SELECT merchandise at the Canvas. Deals include Furniture Floor Samples, Vintage Furniture, Table Top, Pillows, Throws, Bedding, Discontinued Items.
Where/When: Canvas, 123 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011; (212) 372-7706. March 13-17.

Monday, February 24, 2014

3 Beautiful Vintage Gemstone Rings

These rings are so lovely that I've had them up in my browser for weeks, just waiting for the day that I stumble on to a few dozen thousands of dollars that I somehow misplaced.

Looks like I won't be finding the cash to buy these (or even 1 of them) anytime soon, so I'll share them with you and give someone else a chance to take them away from me. :(


$8,750 Edwardian One Carat Diamond and Natural Pearl Ring
"This regal and ravishing early-nineteenth century diamond ring presents a bright-white old mine-cut diamond sparkling from within a majestic setting composed of platinum over 18 karat gold and containing three-quarter carats of smaller old mine-cut diamonds. One end is crowned with a shining quatrefoil and the other with a 6.5 millimeter natural pearl. Fit for a princess ...  "
Fit for a princess indeed! Can I be one?
I love the shapes and graceful curves of this ring, and that it manages to mix cold hard diamonds and platinum with warm yellow gold and a soft pearl. That is pretty unusual to do so well.
The ring is size 6.5 but can be sized up.

$9,750 Edwardian Ruby, Diamond, and Natural Pearl Ring
I think this might be my favorite out of the three.
 "A sophisticated Edwardian ring in platinum over 18K yellow gold. This lovely ring features a central round white 6.9 millimeter natural pearl framed by an octagonal pierced platinum plaque set with four sparkling European-cut and thirty-two rose-cut diamonds accented with a calibre-cut ruby border. A superb and stunning Edwardian jewel, circa 1900."
They had such great taste in the Edwardian period!
The ruby border on this ring is stunning and you can't even see the settings behind the gems. Again, this ring mixes stones and metals incredibly well.
And I love the cut corners that make this ring octagonal instead of square.
It's even beautiful from behind!
 (that's what she said)


 $6,750 Antique Emerald and Diamond Ring
"A modest size, but gemmy, deep crystal green, old mine Colombian emerald glistens brightly from this exemplary platinum and diamond gemstone ring from the turn-of-the-twentieth century. The emerald is framed by a double tier of sparkling octagonal frames set with teeny-tiny old mine cushion diamonds with finely milgrained settings. A dazzling, darling and dainty Edwardian jewel, too delicate for everyday wear."
This emerald is so clear and pretty, and you know I like the octagonal border. Milgrain is the ridged pattern of the platinum setting, and it makes the whole casing look more intricate. I have it on my engagement ring too! I like the way milgrain looks especially with small diamonds, because it adds to the sparkle and the diffraction of light and it all becomes a blur of little sparkly facets.

So, which one do you like best?

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

A few of my favorite things: Discontinued MAC Slimshine Lipstick in Scant

I am always on the hunt for a great almost-bare share of lipstick, and my current favorite for the last 6 months has been MAC Slimshine Lipstick in Scant.

It's a narrow tube, and it goes on very smoothly and easily and feels slick and oily (but in a good way). Despite this, the tube actually lasts a long time and doesn't get worn down as quickly as a lip butter or tinted gloss stick.

Scant seems to be a little bit darker than my natural lip color but not very different, and I think it makes me look polished and put together but not super makeup-y.
I was introduced to it by my friend Becca who is a makeup artist and owns a makeup salon downtown called Rouge (check it out!).We were figuring out looks for my wedding and I liked a lot of the lipsticks we tried, but we decided that for the natural but rosy effect we were going for that Scant was the winner.
It's described as a light berry mauve pink.

Getting ready and choosing earrings!

And I've been wearing it a lot ever since!

It is shiny and smooth but not glossy or sticky.

Now I just went to the MAC website to get a pic and pricing, and it looks like they don't make it anymore.
BOOOOOOooooooo

But I think the line of Slimshine lipsticks became Sheen Supreme lipstick and I think the Fashion City or Impressive colors look  closest.




$17 MAC Sheen Supreme lipstick in Fashion City
Here is what they say about it:
"Combining the colour impact of a Lipstick with the shine sheen of a Lipglass, Sheen Supreme creates the perfect hybrid - with no compromise. Lightweight, non-sticky, slick to apply and comfortable to wear. This is a must-have for all those who have craved this kind of fusion."


This review says the Sheen Supremes have more pigment than the Slimshines so maybe they aren't going to be a dupe.

Looks like I can get a tube of discontinued Scant here for $13.50 and I might, just to have another for when mine runs out.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Word to the Wise: SO many sample sales this week!

There are so many sales right now, I've aggregated the listings from SampleSally.com and Racked.com by type below.
But first, my (not so) short list of what I think the best ones will be in case you don't want to read all of these:

-Natori
-Amanda Uprichard
-Hayden-Hartnett
-Tangerine
-CFDA
-Hanky Panky
-Opening Ceremony
-Cardigan
-Rachel Comey
-Slane
-Edun

Amanda Uprichard silk printed blouse, normally $209

Women's clothes

What: Original samples up to 90% off and past season merchandise up to 70% off at the Lisa Perry sample sale.  Where/When: 988 Madison Avenue (at 77th Street), NY, NY; Thru  Dec 15.

What: Deals on men’s and women’s denim at the James Jeans sample sale. Where/When: 500 Greenwich Street, Suite 202; NY, NY; Dec 10-12; Tues (9am-8pm), Wed-Thurs (9am-6pm).

What: Score up to 70% off Alice +Olivia women’s clothing and accessories. Where/When: 260 Fifth Avenue (b/w 28th and 29th Sts), NY, NY; Dec. 10-15 (Tues 9am-8pm; Wed 9am-7pm; Thurs 10am-8pm; Fri 9am-7pm; Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10am-3pm).

What: Tory Burch is having a sample sale where shoppers can find deals on fall/winter clothing, footwear, bags and more. Where/When: Clothingline, 261 W. 36th St (b/w 7th and 8th Aves), Second Floor, NY, NY; Dec 10-14 (Tues-Fri 11am-7pm; Sat 11am-5pm).

What: Stop by the Diesel sample sale for deals on men’s, women’s and kid’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Where/When: 220 W. 19th St (b/w 7th and 8th Aves), fifth floor, NY, NY; Dec 10-12 (tues 7am-9am and 11am-7pm; wed-thurs 11am-7pm).

What: Shoppers get up to 70% off at the Juliette Longuet sample sale. Find deals on pieces from the fall and summer collections. Where/When: 153 East 70th street (b/w Lexington and 3rd Avenue), New York, NY 10021; Dec 11-12; Wed-Thurs (10-7pm).

 What: Qi Cashmere & Ainsley sample sale offers 70% off women’s, men’s knitwear and accessories. Find pieces from their RTW collections and loungewear. Price points include: Ombre marled scarf now $36 (orig. $88); Alexis cashmere color-blocked sweatshirt now $74 (orig. $245) and Ella cashmere pull-over now $105 (orig. $350). Where/When: 260 West 39th Street, Suite 1500, NY, NY; 10018; Dec 11-20, Open Saturday Dec 14th; Daily (11am-7pm).

What: Deep discounts at the Natori sample sale where you’ll find lingerie, nighties, bras, panties, loungewear and more. Sleepwear from $15-$30, bras $15, and panties at $3. Where/When: 102 Madison Avenue (b/w 29th & 30th Streets), NY, NY; Dec 12-13; (10am-4pm).

What: Shoppers get 50% off intimates, swim and mini at the Eberjey sample sale. Where/When: 40 E. 34th Street, Suite 1215, NY, NY; Dec 12-13; Thurs (9am-7pm), Fri (9am-4pm).

Deal: Markdowns on women's clothing from the fall 2013 collection. The sale will also include past-season merchandise. Tops, skirts, and sweaters are $90, dresses are $130, and outerwear is $260. Cash for purchases under $250.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 10 through Wednesday, December 11. Tues 8am—7pm, Wed 9am—6pm. 214 W. 29th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, suite #1503 (no phone)
Link: Lauren Moffatt

Deal: Up to 80% off merchandise from past seasons. The sale will also include one-of-a-kind leather bags and accessories.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 10 through Thursday, December 12. Daily 10am—7pm. 10 W. 33rd St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, suite 306 (212-328-1560)
Link: Hayden-Harnett, Kooba

Deal: 50% to 75% off retail prices on women's ready-to-wear.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 10 through Thursday, December 12. Daily 10am—6pm. 330 W. 38th St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (646-596-7828)
Link: Amanda Uprichard

Deal: Up to 80% off women's and men's fall 2013 ready-to-wear and accessories. The sale will include archives, samples, and past season overstock.
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Friday, December 13. Daily 10am—6pm. 107 Grand St between Broadway and Mercer St, third floor (no phone)
Link: Edun

Deal: Up to 70% off retail prices. Knit dresses start at $75, and vegan leather pants are $60.
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Friday, December 13. Daily 10am—7pm. 262 W. 38th St between Seventh and Eighth Ave, suite #703 (no phone)
Link: Anni Kuan

Deal: Up to 75% off retail prices of fall, holiday, and resort collections from all three brands. Samples start as low as $25.
When/Where: Monday, December 9 through Friday, December 13. Daily 10am—5pm. DMA Showroom, 231 W. 39th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, suite #806 (no phone)
Link: Chelsea Flower, Love, Sam, Joy Cioci

Deal: Up to 80% off 100% silk tanks, blouses, and dresses. Prices start at $35.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 10 through Friday, December 13. Daily 9am—6pm. 260 W. 36th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, second floor (no phone)
Link: Tangerine NYC

Deal: Discounts on men's and women's clothing from Burkman Bros, Daniel Vosovic, Isaora, Jonathan Simkhai, Whit, Timo Weiland, and NUMBER:Lab.
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Saturday, December 14. Daily 12pm—7:30pm. 209 W. 38th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, third floor (no phone)
Link: CFDA Fashion Incubator

Deal: 50% to 85% off women's clothing. Sweaters that were originally $595 are $90, and sweaters that were originally $295 are $60.
When/Where: Thursday, December 5 through Sunday, December 15. Sat—Sun 11am—6pm, Mon—Fri 10am—7pm. 91 Grand St between Mercer and Greene St (no phone)
Link: Cardigan

Deal: 60% to 80% off fall merchandise, including intimates (Hanky Panky) and womenswear (Shui Chen and Acrobat).
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Friday, December 13 and Monday, December 16. Daily 11am—8pm, closed Sat and Sun. 215 W. 40th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, 12th floor (no phone)
Link: Hanky Panky, Shui Chen

Deal: Deep discounts on men's and women's clothing, shoes, accessories, and more. Brands include Band of Outsiders, Acne Studios, Proenza Schouler, Opening Ceremony, and many more. Cash and credit accepted, with a $100 minimum for credit cards.
When/Where: Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15. Fri—Sat 11am—8pm, Sun 11am—7pm. 76 Mercer St between Spring and Broome Sts (no phone)
Link: Opening Ceremony



Stephen Dweck purple delphinium ring, normally $415

Women's shoes and accessories

What: Deals of up to 90% off at the Eugenia Kim fall sample sale. Plus, a freebie bin! Hats, headbands, cold weather accessories and more for men and women. Where/When: 347 West 36th Street, Suite 501, NY, NY 10018; Dec 10-14; Daily (10am-7pm).

 What: High-fashion, artist designed socks (Ozone Socks) for men and women, including knee high, over the knee styles and more at 50%-75% off retail. Where/When: 224 W 29th St, 10th Floor (b/w 7th & 8th Aves), NY, NY; Dec 10-13; Daily (Noon-7pm).

What: The Rachel Comey sample sale offers great deals on past season merchandise – such as $100 women’s shoes and $75 men’s shoes and 50% off fall 2013 retail prices. Some deals include the Vignette Sweatshirt for $213 (Retail $426), the Crux Dress at $173 (Retail $345) and Tallow Jacket for $225 (Retail $449). As for footwear, the Asset tall ankle boots is now $248 (Retail $495), Typer ankle boots at $225 (Retail $449), Prose ankle boots for $225 (Retail $449). Where/When: 233 Mott Street, New York, NY 10012, Dec 12- 15; Thurs – Fri (10am – 7pm), Sat (10am – 6pm) and Sun(12pm – 5pm).

 What: The PONO holiday sample sale is a great place to pick up beautiful baubles for you or as a gift. You’ll find pieces made of Italian resin for as little as $10 a piece (colorful cuffs). Other deals include the label’s Masai Necklace on sale for $75 (orig. $205), the Cleo Necklace now $75 (orig. $265) and a bold Colorblock Choker-now $40 from an original $205. Where/When: 347 W 36th St. suite 405, (b/w 8th & 9th Aves), NY, NY; Dec 2–Dec 13, Daily (9am–6pm).

Deal: Up to 75% off jewelry, including sterling silver, 18kt gold, and freshwater pearl necklaces, bracelets, pendants, earrings, and rings.
When/Where: Wednesday, December 11. 10am—7pm. 48 W. 25th St between Broadway and Sixth Ave, eleventh floor (no phone)
Link: Slane

Deal: Deep discounts on exotic skin handbags. A percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the New York Cancer Center.
When/Where: Monday, December 9 through Wednesday, December 11. Mon 9am—7pm, Tues—Wed 10am—6pm. 111 E. 59th St between Park and Lexington Aves (212-920-1211)
Link: Nancy Gonzalez

Deal: 50% to 80% off jewelry. The sale will include bracelets, earrings, rings, and necklaces, semi-precious and rare stones, and one-of-a-kind pieces.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 10 through Wednesday, December 11. Daily 8:30am—7pm. 73 Spring St between Broadway and Lafayette St, suite 501 (212-764-3030)
Link: Stephen Dweck Jewelry

Deal: Markdowns on women's jewelry. The Emeline ring/cuff is $300, the Donesia bib necklace is $250, the Daphne earrings are $200, and Coco rings are $100. Prices start at $25.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 10 through Wednesday, December 11. Tues 5pm—8pm, Wed 10am—7pm. 419 W. 14th St between Ninth and Tenth Aves (no phone)
Link: Dannijo

Deal: Deals on luxury handbags from VBH; up to 70% off crystal giftware, stemware, jewelry, fragrance, and architectural items from Lalique; and 65% to 75% off fine jewelry and watches from Di Modolo.
When/Where: Saturday, December 7 through Wednesday, December 11. Sat—Tues 9am—6:30pm, Wed 9am—5pm. Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd St between Eighth and Ninth Aves (718-747-1656)
Link: Lalique, Di Modolo

Deal: Up to 70% off women's jewelry, shoes, handbags, clothing, and more.
When/Where: Wednesday, December 11 through Friday, December 13. Daily 11am—7pm. 12 W. 57th St between Fifth and Sixth Aves, #806 (no phone)
Link: Miriam Salat

Deal: Markdowns on jewelry, priced at wholesale and below.
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Friday, December 13. Daily 12pm—6pm. 246 W. 38th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, suite #12A (212-944-6480)
Link: Ben Amun

Deal: Markdowns on bags, including extra large bags for $300, large bags for $200, medium bags for $180, and clutches priced from $100 to $150.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 3 through Friday, December 13. Daily 10am—4pm. 209 W. 38th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, suite 1211 (no phone)
Link: Fabiola Pedrazzini

Deal: 40% to 80% off women's jewelry.
When/Where: Wednesday, December 11 through Saturday, December 14. Wed—Fri 12pm—7pm, Sat 10am—4pm. 104 Greene St between Prince and Spring Sts (212-226-8878)
Link: Fragments

Deal: Up to 60% off furniture, lighting, home goods, and more.
When: Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15. Fri—Sat 10am—6pm, Sun 12pm—5pm. 155 Wooster St at Houston St (212-253-5629)
Link: Ligne Roset




Sanyo Shokai Emory jacket, normally $450

Men's

What: Deals on men’s and women’s denim at the James Jeans sample sale. Where/When: 500 Greenwich Street, Suite 202; NY, NY; Dec 10-12; Tues (9am-8pm), Wed-Thurs (9am-6pm).
What: Stop by the Diesel sample sale for deals on men’s, women’s and kid’s clothing, shoes and accessories. Where/When: 220 W. 19th St (b/w 7th and 8th Aves), fifth floor, NY, NY; Dec 10-12 (tues 7am-9am and 11am-7pm; wed-thurs 11am-7pm).
 
What: Deals for men of up to 75% off retail at the Isaia sample sale. Find Italian made suits, sport coats, shirts, ties, knits, trousers, accessories and more. Where/When: 225 Fifth Avenue (b/w 26th & 27th Streets), NY, NY 10010; Dec 10-13; Tues-Thurs (10am-7pm), Fri (10am-1pm).

What: High-fashion, artist designed socks (Ozone Socks) for men and women, including knee high, over the knee styles and more at 50%-75% off retail. Where/When: 224 W 29th St, 10th Floor (b/w 7th & 8th Aves), NY, NY; Dec 10-13; Daily (Noon-7pm).

What:  No word yet on the discounts, but Ralph Lauren is having a sample sale for men’s and women’s apparel from the fall/winter collections!  Where/When:  Soiffer Haskin, 317 W. 33rd St (b/w 8th and 9th Aves), NY, NY; Dec 13-16 (Fri-Sun 9am-6:30pm; Mon 9am-5pm).

Deal: 30% to 70% off all men's outerwear, including rain coats, trench coats, wool jackets, and more. Prices start at $75.
When/Where: Tuesday, December 10 through Wednesday, December 11. Tues 8:30am—6pm, Wed 9am—5:30pm. 525 Seventh Ave between W. 38th and W. 39th Sts, suite 1709 (800-997-2696)
Link: Sanyo Shokai

Deal: Up to 80% off women's and men's fall 2013 ready-to-wear and accessories. The sale will include archives, samples, and past season overstock.
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Friday, December 13. Daily 10am—6pm. 107 Grand St between Broadway and Mercer St, third floor (no phone)
Link: Edun

Deal: Discounts on men's and women's collections.
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Friday, December 13. Daily 11am—7pm. 168 Bowery at Kenmare St (no phone)
Link: Thom Browne

Deal: Discounts on men's and women's clothing from Burkman Bros, Daniel Vosovic, Isaora, Jonathan Simkhai, Whit, Timo Weiland, and NUMBER:Lab.
When/Where: Thursday, December 12 through Saturday, December 14. Daily 12pm—7:30pm. 209 W. 38th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves, third floor (no phone)
Link: CFDA Fashion Incubator

Deal: Discounts on men's apparel and accessories from the fall/winter 2012 and spring/summer 2013 collections, with a wide range of knitwear available.
When/Where: Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15. Daily 11am—7pm. 648 Broadway between Bond and Bleecker Sts, suite 1003 (no phone)
Link: Orley
 
Deal: Deep discounts on men's and women's clothing, shoes, accessories, and more. Brands include Band of Outsiders, Acne Studios, Proenza Schouler, Opening Ceremony, and many more. Cash and credit accepted, with a $100 minimum for credit cards.
When/Where: Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15. Fri—Sat 11am—8pm, Sun 11am—7pm. 76 Mercer St between Spring and Broome Sts (no phone)
Link: Opening Ceremony

Monday, December 2, 2013

Cyber Monday Sales

Here are 2 lists I liked of the sales that are happening today:

1. Lucky

2. College Fashion 



I think the best deals I've found so far have been the Gap 40% and Old Navy 30% off, and the Betsey Johnson 40% off plus free shipping.

Amazon's deals have been totally underwhelming.
I think there are good deals at Walmart, but please do not shop at Walmart. They are the worst. 


My picks (taken from College Fashion):
* Betsey Johnson has the following deal: take an extra 40% off your purchase, plus get free shipping with code SHOP40.

* Butter London will be offering 20% off all regular-priced products and 50% off all “last-call” items. Enter code CYBER13 at checkout.

* James Perse is having a holiday sale, with up to 50% off men’s and women’s apparel in all categories. Plus, get free shipping with no minimum when you use code JPVIP2013CM.

* Levi’s will give you 40% off sitewide plus free shipping on all orders with code CYBER40.

* Need Supply Co. has a code that’s good for 20% off sitewide through 12/3: enter EVERYTHING20 at checkout.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

6 Pleather Jackets that will be 50% off starting Friday

 For Black Friday, Urban Outfitters is doing half off the already reduced sale items.

I found a few cute things but I was very impressed at all the pleather jackets that will be super cheap once they are an additional 50% off.
If you are looking for one or if you like the style of the leather arm jackets but don't want to commit to the cost of a real one, these are great options.

My picks:
Members Only hooded bomber (originally $99, will be $25)
This has a pleather body and cloth sleeves.



Silence and Noise hooded bomber (originally $99, will be $25)
Brown pleather all over.


byCorpus Plaid moto jacket (originally $89, will be $25)





Silence and Noise quilted bomber (originally $99, will be $25)
I like the diamond quilted pattern.


The cheapest one! 

Members Only Fabric Mix moto (originally $99, will be $25)
I like the light green with the black and zippers.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

I want the slouchy cashmere tunic from Everlane

$140 Slouchy cashmere tunic
It comes is dark grey (shown), taupe, and black. I think I need all three. They are just so perfectly casual but luxurious at the same time.


If you don't know about Everlane, it's a web-only store that tries to eliminate the middlemen in the sales process and cut down on costs while delivering high-quality items for regular prices.
Nothing on Everlane is "cheap" per se, but the idea is that you are paying a normal sweater price for a way fancier version of the sweater. This would probably cost $300+ at a normal store.
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