It’s 5 a.m. outside Macy’s. Hundreds of soccer moms and their teenage daughters pour out of their minivans, coffee in one hand, credit card in the other, ready to curb stomp a hoe if she even thinks about taking the last ceramic angel figurine.
5:45 a.m. hits. They fold up their fishing chairs, do 50 push-ups and give their daughters a pep talk.
By 6 a.m., hot breath and squished noses press against the glass doors to the entrance as sales associates shit their pants in preparation.
Black Friday has become the premier sport for materialists and fashionistas across the nation, and, yes, people have died. It’s like the running of the bulls in heels. But if this isn’t quite your cup of tea, or you’d rather celebrate Black Out Friday, maybe Cyber Monday is better for you. But in the grand tradition of American holidays, it’s not just one day, but an entire week. So, while you’re in front of your computer drooling over the ceramic angels, keep reading for the best online shopping deals through the weekend.
40% off + Free shipping
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Offer valid: 11/23 – 11/26/11
Use promo code: THANKS
Use promo code: SHOP40
New deal posted daily
Today it’s 30% off (promo code: BRJUMP30)
Check back daily for new promotions!
30% off all orders
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$20 off $75
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New deal posted daily
Today it’s 25% off (promo code: YOURGIFT)
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$50 off $200
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30% off all regularly priced items (plus 20% off your first purchase after joining the mailing list)
Use promo code: TAKE30
30% off + Free shipping on orders over $50
Use promo code: STUFFING
15-20% off regularly-priced, sale and clearance merchandise (excluding select designers, electronics, rugs, furniture and fine china/silverware)
Free shipping on orders over $99
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25% off + free shipping
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First up, here are some recaps of the Red Carpet at the Golden Globes. There’s a recap from E News as well as a ton of posts on MTV’s blog, Hollywood Crush. Posts include A Live Blog, Best Dressed Women, Best Dressed Men, and video featuring Oliva Wilde, and Lea Michele.
On a personal note, I discovered curvy jeans for myself this weekend. I had heard about them but never tried. They’re not plus size jeans, just jeans cut a little more generously in the hip and thighs, resulting in no gap between the jeans and waist, as well as an overall more flattering look. Basically, a Godsend. Buying jeans can be a traumatic experience, and this cut of jeans definitely made things easier. I snatched a couple pairs of the curvy jeans at Express, which they refer to as the Eva cut, but there are jeans cut for a curvier figure at Gap, Old Navy and Ann Taylor Loft.
Lastly, Bus Stop Boutique is throwing a warehouse sale, and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Red Cross to help with Relief in Haiti. The sale includes what they are calling a warehouse worth of winter shoes and boots starting at $25 — up to 75% off from a ton of designers including Farylrobin, Terra Plana, Lovely People, F-Troupe, United Nude, Corso Como. The sale will take place at an old fabric shop – 727 S. 4th Street, just up the road from Bus Stop Boutique.
The warehouse sale hours are as follows:
Thursday January 28 11am–6pm
Friday January 29 11am-7pm
Saturday January 30 11am-6pm
Sunday January 31 12pm -5pm
If you are doing some last minute shopping – we’re shocked that it’s already last minute! Halfway through Hanukkah and days away from Christmas! – Look no further than Urban Outfitters with their free shipping offer and Ann Taylor Loft - with their gifts under $25.
To help you de-stress, Philadelphia Magazine has the scoop on 5 amazing massages for less. Make sure you mention their article when you go to get a rubdown (woohoo!) because it might save you a few bucks. Karl Lagerfeld produced a calendar for Italian Marie Claire and it’s gorgeous.
We’re also newly obsessed with Alexa Chung since we made a trip up to NYC yesterday to see one of her last tapings. We don’t know what’s up next for her, we’re hoping something good. We love how she styles her skinny mini self. MTV also has a style guide for Christmas, including a Kanye West inspired shirt that reads “Imma let you finish.”
Here’s a clip from It’s On With Alexa Chung, featuring a 2 second sighting of yours truly:
Just in case you were getting a little bored with the selection at Target, which is difficult because their boots and fedoras are amongst our faves – they’re rolling out a new collection. Nylon spills the beans about the new Rodarte collection – a favorite of Keira Knightley, Dita von Teese, & other celebs.
Ann Taylor & Ann Taylor LOFT have some great jewelry out for the holidays. We’re smitten with their selection. Diamonds may be a girls best friend, but sometimes all it takes is some sparkle to catch our eyes.