Near and Far...Sales Sales Everywhere!

So basically all of your and our favorite stores are having great sales. Here is a very brief rundown/reminder:
- Zara: Sale prices as low as 50% off; best kept secret, kind of, is Zara shoes can be really comfortable. This is a great time to grab some pumps or cute sandals; fashionable outerwear (although it is hot now, it will be cool before you know it); and their cute angel hair spaghetti strap tanks - so basic but so sexy.
- Banana Republic: Many cute tops for work and also a good opportunity to grab a nice dress
- Urban Outfitters: Check them online as today is the last day to get an extra 20% off sale items. They have a ton of cute accessories on sale.
- Anthropologie: Yes, even with a sale they can still be pricey but they have racks and racks of goods on sale and a little digging might bring up some nice quality pieces that won't come out to $200+.
- Old Navy: Or as my friends like to say Old Gravy, they seem to be picking up the slack of the Gap and making nicer cuter clothes. Not all items are on sale but what they are offering is worth getting at full price.


ALERT! - 50% Entire Store - United Colors of Benetton

I just went into a local Benetton during a stroll down the Union Square 5th ave. area and learned that Benetton expanded their yearly sale to the entire store - 50% off EVERYTHING!

The folks at the one on 5th and 19th (133 5th ave. 1 212 420- 5700) were really nice and helpful. They didn't say when the sale ends but it looks like it is a way for them to get inventory moving.
You can also try the one on Broadway and 8th street.

If you are in need of a suit this is a really good time to go.

I find a lot of people don't keep up with Benetton sales as with similar retailers like the Gap and Banana Republic; because of this they tend to have all sizes in stock a lot longer.
...less of a chance to be seen in the same threads as the next person.:)

Happy Shopping!


More Sales - Lucky Us

J.Crew is obviously pushing out their late spring and some early summer clothes by taking an extra 25% off sale items both online and in-store (get moving - try locations like the Seaport, SoHo and Rockefeller Center they tend to be stocked pretty nicely although they are in prime tourist traps). If anything you MUST check out the online shoes and accessories sale - it is especially nice if you are in search of espadrilles. **sale ends Wednesday.

Lucky Brand Jeans Twice Yearly sale is back - 50% off select jeans, clothes and accessories (FINALLY they added jewelry-this is the plus to this year's sale). ** sale to last for another week or so.


ALERT: This Weekend's Coupons - Expires Soon

I got a hold of several coupons and sales alerts but the turnaround time to redeem is short, so don't delay (most end Sunday and or Monday). They are listed below. They are : Keihl's; MAC; Express; Triple 5 Soul and Lord and Taylor:


ALERT! J.Crew Summer Sale

One word - Sick!

I think J. Crew decided to add some nice clothing and accessories to its sales section - it's been a while since we've seen a sale like this. They are taking 20% off sales items (ends Friday 6/13 @ 9:59PM - yes I read the fine print).

I won't waste time posting pics of some of the great deals they have, but my observation from looking through is that this sale is best for getting shoes and accessories - especially if you need a pair of wellies, a cute scarf or some girlie flip flops.

Get moving and start right here and the good thing is that items are not final sale (we hate when they do that).

Express Yourself - Must Have Shirt

Ruffle tops are obvious a major trend this year but it is also a timeless style because of its classic feminine appeal; also because my mom is wearing her ruffles from the 80s and getting many compliments.

If you are in need of a a ruffle shirt that you can wear to work and out (yeah for multipurpose use) then definitely run over to your nearby Express and grab their Sleeveless Ruffle Blouse that was originally $49.50 and is now $24.50 (NYC = no tax). The colors they have are literally gems. Besides the basic black and cream they have a rich blue, pink and green. Hues from this past Fall's jewel colors but with enough punch that you can certainly where during all seasons (yes another score for multipurpose use - the best way to stretch the dollar in these here recession times).

My favorite Express location to grab sales items is the one near Union Square: 5th Avenue bet 18th and 19th street. Also you can try the two at 34th street/Herald Square (one in the Manhattan Mall and the other on 34th street bet 5th and 6th Aves - if one doesn't have it you can walk 3 minutes to the other).

Happy shopping!