Nordstrom always does things a little differently, which is why it’s so beloved among shoppers. For most retailers, one of the year’s two major sale periods is just wrapping up. For Nordstrom, another major sale is just beginning: Early access to the highly anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here for Nordstrom cardholders, and it lasts through July 21!
We love sales of all kinds, but we especially love when a sale goes on even further sale. That’s what’s happening over at Shopbop right now, where everything in the Designer Boutique Sale can be had for an extra 25% off its already discounted prices, which adds up to enormous savings off premier designer goods. All you have to do is enter code DESIGNER25 at checkout, but hurry–the offer expires tomorrow, July 13.
Real Housewives is, at its core, a show about small but abject suburban horrors. Although last night’s episode was the kind of quasi-filler that the series serves up every three or four weeks to fill out the season, it was subtly packed with the kind of stuff that would drive even the most stable McMansion dweller to guzzle some white wine and start a fight at an outdoor cocktail party.
As much as we love seasonal colors and prints, it’s hard to deny the everlasting allure of the black handbag. Unless you’re a lady of leisure (lucky!) or the kind of person who’s meticulous about changing her handbag to match her outfit every morning, you probably have a workhorse bag in your collection, and that bag is, in all likelihood, black.
Like every community, our PurseForum has developed its own language over the years. For instance, SA is universal code for “sales associate” when sharing shopping intel or swapping purchase stories. A RAOK is a random act of kindness, where members send each other little treats and gifts.
Last week was a busy one for Dior. Not only did the brand debut its Fall 2016 couture collection in Paris, but it named Maria Grazia Chiuri its seventh-ever (and first female!) creative director, poaching half of Valentino’s uber-successful design duo.
Perhaps the most important thing creative director Alessandro Michele has brought to Gucci during his short tenure at the brand’s helm is a feeling of abundance. His collections are enormous, his lookbooks are rich in set detail and styling and the clothes and accessories themselves are lavishly detailed, sometimes to the point of visual trickery and misdirection.
We’re nearing the end of sale season, which is a fact that brings with it both good and bad news. The bad news is obvious: sale season is always more fun than full-price season when you’re a shopper.
Couture Week runs on a different schedule than the regular fashion seasons. Because clients order directly from the brands and designers don’t need extra time to collect orders from and ship stock to retailers, you don’t get the six-month lead time between the show and the season in which the clothing is intended to be worn.