Get Your Little Brown Bag Ready: Bloomingdale’s Friends and Family Sale

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I feel I would be sadly remiss in my function as fashionista and savings town crier, if I didn’t tell all of you that the Bloomingdale’s Brown Bag sale is coming up tomorrow, Sept. 29 – Oct. 2.   I mean, you are all friends and family right? 🙂 This is the time I get my little brown shopping bag stocked up on the designers that I love with fashions that will be on the sale. Print the pass below to use the bar code in-store to save.

 Yes, this is the time I happily look for Milly NY, Nanette Lepore, DKNY, Pink Tartan, Plenty By Tracey Reese, Ports 1961, Ralph Lauren, Eileen Fischer, James Perse, Jones New York, Todashi and Rebecca Taylor for less. Ok, those are just some top picks. Sorry, the list is really too long of all the designers I’ll be stalking at the sale.  And trust me, you don’t have time to read it 🙂   If you shop online, the sale is on until Oct. 3, use code: FANDF at checkout.

If you’re in Los Angeles or the OC, you might want to check out some special events at Bloomingdales Santa Monica Place this Saturday, Oct. 2.  Rock Photographer Mick Rock and shoe designer Sam Edelman will be in the store to meet shoppers.  Mick photographed many ’70s rock icons like Queen and David Bowie. Remember those great shots of Bowie as Ziggy Stardust?

John Varvatos Event: Stop by the John Varvatos shop in Bloomingdale’s Santa Monica. Meet famed photographer Mick Rock and have your portrait taken when you spend $250 or more on John Varvatos, John Varvatos USA , or Converse by John Varvatos.
Sat, Oct. 2nd,  2pm-5pm, The Men’s Store, Level 1, 315 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica , CA 90401

Sam Edelman Event: Meet Sam Edelman, the designer behind the imaginative, stylish, must-have shoes that are seen everywhere from the hottest fashion magazine to the soles of celebrities. See the new collection and let Sam select and autograph the perfect pair of shoes to suit your style. Guests will also have the opportunity to win their very own pair of Sam Edelman shoes. Style mavens are invited to pose for a photo with the fashion footwear mogul while he autographs fabulous SAM EDELMAN tote bags and notebooks – complimentary gifts with purchase.
Sat, Oct. 2nd, 3pm-5pm, Bloomingdale’s Santa Monica ,Women’s Shoes, Level 1, 315 Colorado Avenue, Santa Monica , CA 90401


Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.