Monthly Archives: December 2012

Affordable New Year’s Fashions from H&M

  If you’re looking for a special dress, jacket or blouse for New Year’s eve, you might want to check out H&M this weekend.  The low-priced fashion retailer has many looks for dress for women as low as $14.95.   There are some terrific flapper type dresses worthy of  The Great Gatsby‘s Daisy Buchanan on the […]

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Slow 2012 Christmas Sales Lead Retailers To Offer Further Reductions

According to a new report from MasterCard Advisors SpendingPulse report, holiday sales for the 2012 shopping seasons were the lowest they have been since 2008.   Surprisingly, retail sales were up only .07% since 2011.   I think several thinks account for this small increase.   Take into account the natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy […]

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Christmas Returns: Stores Tighten Return Policies

Christmas 2012 is officially over and it’s a sobering morning after with retailers counting their profits.  CNN news reports that Holiday sales  for 2012 were lower than expected.  This means that retailers are tightening their return policies.  The days of the 90 day return policy are coming to an end.   If you’re out at […]

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Zara & Nordstrom Rack After Christmas Clearance Sales

Remember when the Christmas clearance sales used to start after Christmas?   Well, now a few retailers are officially jumping the gun and starting early.  That means it’s possible for last minute shoppers to possibly get the best deals. ZARA’s semi-annual sale began  December 21st and is still going strong.  My spies tell me the sale features reductions on fashions […]

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The Target Neiman Marcus collection goes on sale for half-price

Consumers have spoken and Target listened.  Despite the lure of Neiman Marcus’ top designers like Jason Wu,  Carolina Herrera, Diane Von Furstenburg and Oscar de la Renta, the  Target/Neiman Marcus holiday collection has not been selling.   There has been plenty of stock at every Target I have visited.  The shelves have been stocked for […]

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Christmas Gifts at Kohl’s and a Special Giveaway

Our family is loving Kohl’s this holiday season and that’s no exaggeration. Why you might ask? They literally have something for everyone.  The store shelves are fully stocked  with some great Christmas gifts and this post is to tell you all about my personal picks.  Some of the items, can as a surprise to me. […]

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Holiday Giveaway: Enter to win $250 to shop from Serve by American Express

Back in September I shared with my readers how I was going to be evaluating the Serve card from American Express.  At that time, I shared how Serve had offered me $250.00 to do my holiday shopping.  Since then, I’ve used the Serve card just like I would use my American Express card to buy […]

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Bringing up Beckham: Romeo Beckham Models for Burberry

It’s a fact that celebrites sells fashion. But what about a 10-year-old child of celebrities?  Never fear retailers, Romeo Beckham is here!  The 10 year old son of soccer superstar David Beckham and pop-star turned designer Victoria Beckham has scored a modeling contract with Burberry.  The new Burberry campaign features many familiar Burberry faces modeling […]

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London Calling: Holiday Sale on British Travel & Fashion

Shopping club Ruelala just posted a fantastic holiday sale for the Anglophiles.  For the next six days (or while supplies last.)  The Ruelala sale features discounts on some of the best of British fashion  plus savings on trips to Britain.   Here’s what’s on offer. Fashion:  Mulberry Bags (including the coveted Bayswater bag), Stella McCartney, Jimmy Choo, […]

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Give the Gift of Travel: Jetsetter 12 Days of Travel Deals

Do you have an adventure lover or inveterate traveler on your  Christmas shopping list ? If so, you need to know about Jetsetter’s 12 Days of Christmas Travel Deals. Gilt Groupe’s Jetsetter club is celebrating the holiday season with 12 days of great travel deals. These packages offer great vacations for the traveler on your […]

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