Sunday, November 30, 2008


Purveyors of all that is hip, haute and happening, Ron Robinson is giving you 30% off TODAY ONLY (11/30) with code RON30X3. We're talking APOTHIA here, dears. You'll want to stock up on hard to find/hard to resist fragrances from the likes of:

By Kilian

Nouveau Paris

Saffron James

Czech and Speake

and more... Perhaps you might do a little gift shopping for someone other than yourself, hmmm? Yes, well there are deeply cool objets that will be deeply appreciated, even by the impossible-to-please. (If anyone is interested, a Missoni throw would do nicely with my new couch...Oh, and an Assouline coffee table book is always a welcome present...) You can't go wrong at Ron.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Heaving with savings!

Yes, I've told you once, and I'm going to tell you again: CHECK THE FORUMS. Positively HEAVING with coupon codes and holiday sales. HEAVING.

Here's one of the sales:


At 40% off, perhaps a splurge is justified... Here's what I have my eye on:

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Recession Dressin': Clothes

Just to let you know that a new Recession Dressin video is now on You Tube, featuring knockout knockoffs of Missoni, Herve Leger and more.

The $66. Herve Leger-inspired bandage dress from Epic is, just that, epic. Work it.

And speaking of the Herve Leger bandage dress, check out this golden oldie:

Those were the days. People, those are real supermodels. Talk about a bumper crop of beauties! Karen Mulder, Tatjana Patitz, Eva Herzigova, Claudia Mason...

Bring them all back. Please.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Someone Stop Me Tuesday...

Um, did they cancel Thanksgiving this year? I mean, I've learned to live with Back to School in July and Halloween in August, but the Christmas season now begins at the end of October? I love Christmas, don't get me wrong, and the longer we celebrate, the better. Still, I find myself almost wistful for signs of Thanksgiving in the stores, on the streets, on the sites... Everything is decked out in red and green---no orange, no gold.

Sure, it's economically expedient to stretch out the shopping season, especially in these times, but we give the Pilgrims the bum's rush? Seems a real shame, for all of us. Just because there's no real money in cornucopias... We can't even sit down to a proper Thanksgiving feast anymore because everyone is packing up to head out for the Midnight Madness sales at the mall.

Fine. More pumpkin pie for moi.

If you're looking for a way to spend more time at home and hearth, you might be interested in the some great online deals (many beginning now) on gifts. I know playing bumper cars in the mall parking lot is a holiday tradition, but maybe that's one tradition we can do without this year.

So, a reminder to CHECK THE TOUTIE FORUMS for the latest sales and coupon codes. They are packed with some fabulous deals. For example:
$50. off $250.
$100. off $500.
$250. off $1000.
$500. off $1500.

Use code THANKS2U

Ralph Lauren

Use code HOL2008 for 30% off until Dec. 8

Tulle One Day Sale --Everything HALF OFF on 11/28

and, for the kiddies...

Fao Schwarz

Use code BFSALE for 20% off $120. or more 11/26-12/1!

Tons more in the forums.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


Times are tight...but so is this site! Through November 19 (EXTENDED THROUGH NOVEMBER 30th!) save HALF OFF all new items at Nicchia. Gorgeous duds from M Missoni, Diane Von Furstenberg, Vera Wang and more await. Looking for that most-wanted Loeffler Randall ruffle blouse? It's here, at half off. At the very least, pick up a pair of Citizens of Humanity bootcuts for $84. A steal.

Here's a sample of the goodies:

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Introducing Hayden Harnett Footwear!

You love their bags. You love their leather accessories. You love their clothes. Now... LOVE THEIR BOOTS! (That's a declarative, not a command. How can anyone resist?!!!)

Hayden Harnett "Zelda" boots, $595.

Take 25% off any boot order with code booty. This code valid November 15-20.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Shoes on Sale!

Seems fitting this post should follow Carrie Bradshaw...and a flaccid economy. In any event, a couple of luxury retailers are having shoe sales: Bergdorf Goodman has a small selection of Dolce, Stella, Tod's and more discounted 30%. Foot Candy (yes, please!) just announced their Fall Sale, with 30% off Manolo, Jimmy Choo, Casadei and more. Saks has a lineup that includes Chloe, Brian Atwood, Marc Jacobs, Ferragamo and more at up to 40% off.

If you checked the toutie forums daily, you'd already know this. I'm just sayin'...

Now, here's some shoe porn:

(As always, click on image, then click on link for the site.)

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For those of you (like me) who need it just a little cheaper, you can find the looks for less in the Recession Dressin' Shoes video.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bleak Chic

It Sucks in the City. According to a recent article in TheNY Post, "the luxury business is heading to the poorhouse". With the dire economic developments of the last few months, free market honchos are now in free fall. Firms are in line for bailouts, buyers, or just going bust. There's Hermes belt-tightening going on all over The Street: no more bench-made shoes, It bags or designer attire. Time to make do. As a result, sales at stores like Saks, Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus are down 10-15% in October, while discount stores like Wal-Mart and Costco actually posted modest sales gains. Gasp.

Conspicous consumption is definitely out; bargain buys are definitely in. Not only should you shop Target and Kohl's, you should brag about it. That's right, when people stop you and admire your discount threads, you should tell them how much (or little) it cost. It's the New Etiquette. It's Envy for Less. It's BLEAK CHIC.

With designers like Vera Wang (for Kohl's) Isaac Mizrahi (for Target) and Norma Kamali (for Wal-Mart) creating value lines for penny pinchers, there are some amazing finds under $100.

Check it out:

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Don't forget to tell them where you got it!

Hey, what happened to (f)Ugg's?

Ugg boots?

So sad. So sheep. So five years ago.

Right, because you never owned a pair. You weren't tucking your Juicy Couture terrycloth sweatsuit into Ugg boots. You weren't tucking your low-rise Sevens (is my thong showing?) into Ugg boots. You weren't buying them in Baby Blue and Sand and Black---you weren't buying them at all. That was all the other fashion victims.

And you're just not the victim type.

Fair enough, no fugly fads for you... But have you seen Uggs lately? You might actually like them.

Wait a minute, with the exception of these:

Ugg Classic Tall in Gold, $180.

A little too Hollywood?

These Uggs are decidedly lacking in fUgg. Trust. Roll over for links and notes. To click on link, click on image first, then link:

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Couldn't you just see Ali MacGraw in Love Story wearing the Sandra?

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Ugg means never having to say you're sorry...

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Not even sorry about wearing Uggs when you're a guy:

Ronnie Wood

Ben Affleck

Source: Daily Mail

I think Ben would look better in the Gold...