Love them or hate them, UGG Australia’s cozy shearling boots, slippers, gloves and accessories make welcome gifts (both for others and for yourself) when temperatures turn cold. Guess what: it’s cold. Now through Monday, December 2, you can beat the freeze with 30% off any purchase at UGG’s official site! All you have to do is enter code U1DAYTHRUCYBERMONDAY at checkout!
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Most major luxury retailers are holding their cards close to their vest for another day or two, but our friends at Barneys have decided to be among the first out of the gate with some big markdowns. Starting now through December 2, you can enjoy up to 40% off a huge selection of clothes, shoes, accessories and, of course, handbags. Shop quickly!
With Black Friday deals looming in just two short days, you’d think that we could put our nascent acquisitiveness on hold for 48 hours while we wait to see where things fall (namely, where prices fall) after the biggest sale day of the year comes to pass. You’d be wrong! Our desire to shop knows literally no bounds, so today’s Want It Wednesday is full of things that we’d like to own, even at full price.
As much as we’d like to give everyone a handbag for the holidays (and we really, really would), that’s just not an idea that’s within our budgets this year. Makeup, skincare and haircare, on the other hand, are a much more price-flexible gift idea; a $30 eyeshadow palette is delightful, but so is a $600 set of Tom Ford lipsticks.
Beauty gifts run the price continuum, and there is literally not a single person on this planet who can’t be plied with a lovely set of hand creams or some new nail polish.
When you work in fashion on the Internet, people ask you a lot of questions about your job; this time of year, the most popular one is, “When does the Net-a-Porter Sale start?” Sometimes we don’t know, and usually even if we do, we’re sworn to secrecy until the whole thing blows up. This year, we’ve got a little scoop to share: Net-a-Porter’s twice-yearly sale will launch on Black Friday, November 29, just in time for you to skip the crazy lines at the mall, curl up with your morning coffee and shop the fashion Internet’s most anticipated sale of the season.
Even in a particularly crowded luxury handbag market, Hermes occupies a spot unto itself. The bags are scarce, sought-after a simply the best, and they have the price tags that go along with all that exclusivity. Making the leap from being a designer handbag consumer to being an Hermes consumer is a daunting prospect, but we know that, at this very moment, untold numbers of you are contemplating whether or not now’s the right time to do just that.
For an episode where most of the cast spent half their allotted 44 minutes hanging upside down, last night’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was about as dramatic as you could ask. We still didn’t get to see Kyle address the cheating rumors directly with Mauricio, or Mauricio address them all, which is really what I’m waiting for. We’ve had at least one commenter come through here in past seasons saying that Mauricio was just this kind of dirtbag when she used to work with him, and I think it’s instructive to watch people address these kinds of accusations.
We’re generally against season-creep, but when that season is sale season, bring it on. Our friends at ShopBop have decided to let you get your Black Friday deal-shopping started a little early; from now until December 2, you can save up to 25% off any ShopBop purchase. All you have to do is enter code BIGEVENT13 at checkout, and depending on the size of your purchase, a discount of between 15% and 25% off your loot will be applied!
If you’ve got a big family, lots of friends or simply a long list of people with whom you’d like to curry favor, this time of year can get…intense. We’re staring down the barrel of a week that culminates in the biggest shopping day of the year (and make sure to check back with us on Friday for a comprehensive guide to the best sales and deals on the Internet), and figuring out where or how to start can be a task in and of itself.
Spring 2014 deliveries will be in stores before you know it (seriously, they’ll be starting by the end of the holidays, which means we have only weeks to wait), and that means it’s time to start planning how our seasonal purchases are going to go once the sale-season craziness ends. We’re lucky enough to be able to check in on the upcoming collections from our favorite designers in person, and today we’re excited to bring you an exclusive preview of all the bags you can expect to see from Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2014.