Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Top Shop Sale

Ever since Top Shop opened their virtual doors to U.S. shoppers, Anglophiles, ex-pats and fashion-forward femmes are rejoicing. We can look just like Kate (in our fevered imaginations, anyway) and we can do it for almost no money at all.

Check out the sale section for some amazing deals. Here are some of the pieces that caught my eye-what's left, anyhow. (Roll over items for notes. To click on links, click on item, then click on link.)

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But why limit yourself to the sale? Top Shop is all about value! That's why London shoppers mobbed Top Shop this week when the Kate Moss Christmas Collection was unveiled:

Source: UK Daily Mail

So, now that we've rationalized more spending, check these out: (Roll over items for notes. To click on links, click on item, then click on link.)

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Total for everything here? A little over $2300. Not bad. In love with Kate's Galliano-inspired gowns...

Monday, October 27, 2008

Don't Forget the Forums!

For those of you who don't know about the Toutie Forums, you're missing out on a smorgasbord of savings. Merchants and readers alike are invited to post news of sales or discount codes. This week, for instance, we just added sale news for W Hotel Store, where you can save up to 80%. Very interesting for those of us who love Calypso fragrances and candles---they're half off!

All Calypso scents were $55., now $26.99. Who doesn't love Mimosa?

Saturday, October 18, 2008

More Recession Dressin'

Episode Two of Recession Dressin': Bags. Unlike the lookalike/inspired-by shoes featured in the Shoe video, most of these bags are faux leather. But they're also under $100. Melie Bianco especially is known for the high quality pleather she uses in her creations, so you'll still look fab.

The secret is to pulling off "recession dressin" or "value attire" is to mix---high/low, old/new, classics/trends---go on, add some spice. The value bags featured in this video are available in a range of bold hues, so that could be the colorful accent in your outfit. It's all about balancing the elements. While no one is bound to criticize a women for wearing high-end from head to toe, it usually lacks imagination. Just look at those women who always wear all one designer from head to toe: it's boring. People like Kate Moss became icons for mixing flea market finds with high-end apparel, vintage with modern, sidewalk with catwalk. It's infinitely more interesting.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Recession Dressin'

Just uploaded a new video---actually the first episode in a series---on Recession Dressin'. Check out the shoes from Louboutin, YSL and Dior---and how to get the look for a lot less.

Saturday, October 4, 2008


The new "Leggings...and how!" video is up on You Tube:

Love them or loathe them, this video is about how to make the best of them. All the outfits were styled by Michelle at (use code toutie for 20% off $100. or more), so it's worth a look. Those of you who shop South Moon know what I'm talking about: they really know how to put colors together for a look that is fresh and fabulous.

Key word in this video is: coverage. The rule you must always obey? D.D.V. (Don't display the _____.)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Hayden Harnett 20% off $300.

Another visit from the Retail Fairy: Hayden Harnett is giving 20% off purchases of $300. or more with code fallingfast until October 7.

Don't wait too long to scoop up one of their gorgeous bags or some of their equally beautiful clothes.

This Trophy Bag, $678. in Violet (available in assorted colors) is the ultimate prize:

This Estelle peacoat, $425. in Dark Teal is a dashing basic: