Notable sales: Weekend Dec 13th J.Crew, Banana and others

J.Crew is offering 30% off (and 40% on special warm styles) with code GIVETHIS. And if you stop by tomorrow Saturday 13th Dec 2014 at select stores between 8-10AM, you will receive free bagels 🙂


Now, if you prefer Banana Republic, they are offering 40% off a full-price item with code BRCARD until Sunday 14th Dec 14 (you need to use your BR card).

Gap is offering a $20 e-gift if you take advantage of the Visa Checkout.  You also get 30% with code SHOP and 40% with 40DEC if you use your GAP card.

gap_specials_dec12 Bloomingdales also offer deals up to 55% off (I love these DV boots)


The designers’ sale up to 40% off still going strong at Saks.


And finally, some updates on the clearance section at Boden.

Fashion News: Alexander Wang for H&M

There was a big event in NYC to launch and tease the soon to be released Alexander Wang for H&M Collection.


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The collection will be available in stores starting November 6th 2014.  It is a little too ‘sporty’ for me (as in too sweatpant like) and very similar to the Clara D for DKNY collection…but I like the leather-like backpack on the male models.


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Philly Style: Century 21, Norstrom Rack, Forever 21 and Maybe NM Last Call?

For the past week, I have stared at the screen on the elevator leading to my office desk with its countdown for the opening of a Nordstrom Rack store on the block of 17th and Chestnut on Friday 24th October 2014 at 9.00AM (oh please). Great fanfare as this article can testify. Well, today, we got even bigger news…Century 21, NYC’s best kept secret (so they say), is planning to open its first out of town (outside of NY that is) store here in Philly on Thursday 23rd October 2014 (no time? How outrageous! 😛 ) Interesting coincidence, or not, we shall see.  Either way, my pockets are still recovering so I shall try not to get too close.  The original article from where the author is serenading us into shopping and shopping well to keep the great items coming 🙂 if only she could keep my pockets full as well.


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In other news, and budget friendly announcements for some, rumor has it that Forever 21 is also about to take on the Center City fever…along with Neiman Marcus Last Call…Not sure what is attracting all these popular stores into Center City but we shall find out soon enough.  Are you excited? Please share!

Style Watch: Roland Mouret at Banana Republic

I was looking forward to the Roland Mouret line for Banana Republic…well I received an invitation this morning to check it out and…the items I coveted are not available in my size anymore! Amazing 😦 😦 Oh well, maybe there will be some when the collection hits the stores. I was looking forward to the colorblock one-shoulder dress and the colorblock long sleeved dress.  The black mesh with knee length is also cute!


You can see the lookbook on the BR website. Which item caught your eye? And if you were able to score some of them, let us know how they fit!