Sunday, January 30, 2011

Club Monaco: Some Really Cheap Things

I was just in the Club Monaco on 5th Ave near Union Square and they had tons of stuff on sale.  Much of it was still priced a little high, except for:

Authentic Levi's Jeans: $19
Sunglasses (w/case): $9
Sheer tights: $5

Friday, January 28, 2011

Patricia Underwood Hat Sample Sale

Today until  6 p.m., Saturday 9-2 (snow extension days)
499 Seventh Avenue, 25th floor south

Monday, January 24, 2011

Jan 29: Gilt City Warehouse New York $10 Charge - Will Barney's Warehouse Start Charging Too?

Gilt City New York
Ticket to Warehouse Sale: $10

Includes ticket to Gilt Groupe Warehouse Sale for one. Enjoy complimentary cocktails, coffee, coconut water and treats.

Timeslots available for the $10 entry fee:
Sat 1/29 10:00AM; Sat1/29 12:00PM; Sat 1/29 2:00PM; Sat 1/29 4:00PM

For one day only--Saturday, January 29 -- men's, women's, and children's collections will fill a section of Manhattan's Altman Building. Brands: Gryphon, Cynthia Steffe and more. Also home design for your kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and beyond from Gilt Home.

On beauty: stylists from Mizu will be offering blowouts and styling from a pop-up salon.

/nancy brenner

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Groundhog Day: Shoshanna 1-Day Only Sample Sale

A reason to pop out on Groundhog Day. Shoshanna sample sale - $75 or less. Can't beat that at the super consolidation sales taking place over town. /n.b.
Groundhog Day
Sample Sale - One Day ONLY

Everything $75 and under
Wednesday, Feb. 2nd
10 AM-6:30 PM
231 W 39th Street
Suite 422

Cash and Credit Cards Accepted


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Simply Soles January Jubilee...

...offers 50-70% discounts on select shoe brands that are simply hard to find, sell out full price and rarely go on sale, including Chie Mihara and Bettye Muller. Check out Chie Mihara Nailus style (pictured) for $139 - reduced from $395 = 65% off. If your shoe fix can't wait for the Barney's warehouse sale in February.... Returns for store credit only.
Nailus in Pewter
by Chie Mihara
Price: $139.00
~nancy brenner

Jump Start a Healthy Diet in '11

Need to get back into the groove?  Need to lose that layer?
I just got this dietary regimen from Mike Ambro, accomplished personal trainer and partner at Synergy on E. 31st St., and am going to try to follow it.  Try being the operative word.

MEAL 1: 7 a.m.
Whole grain cereal / skim milk
1 whole egg
4 oz. juice

MEAL 2: 9 a.m.
1 apple (medium)

MEAL 3: 12-1 p.m.
Chicken, fish, turkey
w/ whole wheat pasta, potato, brown rice.
or if sandwich, use rye or pumpernickel bread

MEAL 4: 4 p.m.
1 apple (medium) or fat-free yogurt

MEAL 5: 7-8 p.m.
Chicken, fish, turkey, lean red meat
Tossed salad, steamed vegetables

Nighttime snack?  Apple sauce

ALSO: 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar 2x a day

Jan 18-19: Orla Kiely Private Sample Sale

Well, I think that's self-explanatory! (It's near 28th St.)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Narnia: An Oldie But Goodie Vintage / Resale

At 161 Rivington St. resides Narnia, a vintage/resale shop of utmost quality that I had not visited for eons.  While there's something earthy and almost Southwestern about it, it works in the big City.  They're having a super mega sale at 129 Rivington right now, but I'd skip it if I were you and go to the mothership, (with your bank account healthy and strong).

Also, on a sidenote, the guys at Change of Season in the East Village have closed up shop, gone to Italy and will be back in action on January 22 with a whole new monster load of last quarter's high-end couture for less.  Mark your calendars!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Report From the Slush: Boots

Finding waterproof boots after a storm might require a GPS. Finding one that is stylish and on sale is a little bit like winning the lotto. Markdowns are plentiful on a plethora of peep-toe ankle boots, but impractical unless you have a Disney Prince to whisk you over puddles and snow drifts. Bergdorf prices beat out competitors in two picks and Neiman beats out Nordstrom and others. Prices vary across sites, so check carefully. A few for your perusal:

Valentino Lace-Print Rain Boot Original: $206.00, originally $295.
3/4" heel with lugged rubber sole for traction.
Approximately 10"H.

Neiman Marcus
For the logo lovin' Tory Burch gal $90 boots; originally $150.

Cole Haan - Air Melanie Patent Rainboot $136, originally $228.
Looking for a dash of color and comfort? Nike-Air technology In some sizes available in four colors including loden, black, ironstone and aubergine.

Jimmy Choo for the Hunter addict who has everything. Now $181.99 (wow - 99 cents instead of $182) reduced from $455.00.

Always offers a wide selection, especially on Aquatalia, one of the most stylish brands in this category. If you spot a style you love, look for price drops daily. Watch your mani, because watchful waiting can be a nail-biter, especially if there is only one left in your size and color combo. But sometime patience can prevail - I spotted an Aquatalia Vavoom black patent for $247.48 while many are still selling at $495.
~nancy brenner

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Why is ALLSAINTS Clothing Sized so Damn Small?

People I know who wear a size 6 have to buy size 12s and 14s!  I can't fit into anything!  I guess we're all supposed to be Kate Mosses or smaller.