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Pre-Black Friday Sales

urban_outfitters_thanksgivingRather than trying to compete with all the Black Friday whoopla, more and more retailers are opting to offer pre-Thanksgiving or extended holiday sales. So for those of you who have no intention of leaving your home come Friday, here’s a few deals you may want to consider taking advantage of now…

Aoki Boutique: Spend $100 and get 10 percent or spend $150 and receive 15 percent off all month long. (115 S. 22nd St.)

Lacoste: Bring an unwrapped toy to any Lacoste store now through Nov. 25 and receive 20 percent off you next purchase as part of their “Don’t Let Sandy Steal Christmas” campaign with Toys For Tots.

H&M: Select sweaters, dresses, outerwear and pants will be marked down with prices starting at just $7 dollars. (Nov. 19-21)

Knit Wit: Stop by anytime before the end of November and you’ll score 20 percent off any one item. (1729 Chestnut St.)

Victoria’s Secret: Now through Dec. 3, purchase any sweater and you’ll get a free scarf in your choice of one of three colors. Online shoppers can redeem deal with the checkout code “SCARF.”

A Pea in the Pod: Receive a free Britax Carrier with a purchase of $300 or more tomorrow only (Wednesday) while supplies last.

Destination Maternity: Receive a $75 gift certificate when you spend $125 or more both in stores and online. (Nov. 21-Dec. 24)

Motherhood Maternity: Receive a $50 gift certificate to when you spend $75 or more. (Nov. 21-Dec. 24)

Target: The retailer has just launched a new “Beat The Rush Sale” going on now through Wednesday. The various storewide deals includes up to 50 percent off select electronics and up to 30 percent off select home and kitchen items.

Urban Outfitters: While select UO stores will be opening as early as midnight for Black Friday, all week long, the retailer is slashing prices on hundreds of items both in stores and online.

South Moon Under: Take 20 percent off online orders over $150 using the code HOLIDAY20.

Check back tomorrow for a roundup of the various deals local retailers will be offering for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday!

Labor Day Weekend Sales

Fourth of July kitten

For those of you who didn’t attend elementary school, Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions of American workers. So while everyone else in this city is on or around the Parkway, why not spend some time celebrating good ole American consumerism?

Oh, and be sure to be extra nice to any salespeople you come across. After all, they’re the ones stuck working on their own damn holiday.


Arcadia: Although their stores are closed for the holiday, online they’re taking 20 percent off EVERYTHING with the code LABORDAY20. (Ends Monday)

GAP: Find select styles now up to 40 percent off at all GAP locations as part of their “Red, Bright & Blue” event. (Ends Monday)

Steve Madden: Get 20 percent off all orders with code BOOT20 as well as free shipping on orders over $75. (Thru Tues/4)

KHOL’s: Get $10 KOHL’s Cash for every $50 you spend either online or in-store. There’s also various deals storewide including, 30-45 percent off select dress and casual shoes for the family. Enter code GB2P8LM online to save an additional 25 percent off. (Thru Tues/4)

7 for All Mankind: Receive up to 50 percent off denim, sportswear, footwear and accessories, plus free shipping on all orders. (Ends Monday)

Nine West: Get an extra 25 percent off select sale styles & free shipping over $50. Discount applies at checkout. (Ends Monday)

Old Navy: Save up to 75 percent off of clearance items both online and in-store.In stores, buy a regular-priced NFL apparel item and get $10 Supercash (up to $30) to be redeemed at a later date. (Ends Monday)

Bloomingdale’s: As part of the department store’s “Big Brown Bag Sale,” shoppers can save up to 40 percent both online and in stores with select home items and jewelry up to 50 percent off. (Ends Monday)

Urban Outfitters: Both in stores and online, prices have been slashed on a plethora of items, including a “2 for $24” deal on select basic women’s tees and tanks. (Ends Monday)

Claire’s: Clearance items now up to 75 percent off. There’s also a special “10 for $10” deal on select items storewide. (Ends Monday)

Nicole Miller: take 20 percent off sale styles with promo code LABOR20 (Ends Monday)

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Adorn by Sarah Lewis: Receive 30 percent off EVERYTHING using the online checkout code: LABORDAY or mentioning this offer in store. (Thru Mon/3)

Macy’s: various deals on select items throughout the store including women’s dresses, shoes, handbags, jewelry, bedding, furniture and cookware. Online, you can also receive an extra 25 percent off clearance items. (Thru Mon/3)

Bath & Body Works: Take 20 percent off your online order with code: ADBBWAUG OR get 30 percent off $30 or more with code: F126497. (Thru Tues/4)

Three Sirens Boutique: All summer styles now 50 percent off including clothes, scarfs, hats, bags and jewelry. There will also be a $20 clearance been featuring additional markdowns. (Fri/31-Mon/3)

American Eagle: Receive 15 percent off everything with code: 86277041. (Thru  Fri/31)

Omoi Zakka Shop: Peruse a whole bunch of new fall merch and take 15 percent off all 2013 planners in store only. For online shoppers, they’ll be offering free shipping throughout the weekend. (Thru Tue/4)

Target: Monday only, enjoy big savings on outdoor items like grills, grill accessories, heating and lighting. There’s also a few sales running through the weekend on patio furniture, bedding, bath and home décor. The best sale: buy one, get one 50 percent off all boots. (Thru Mon/3)

H&M: Print online Labor Day coupon to get 20 percent off an item of your choice. (Thru Mon/3)

NL2_01 The online retailer is bidding summer adieu by taking 70 percent off hundreds of amazing women’s fashions, accessories and home décor.

Lord & Taylor: Get 20 percent off regular-priced items and 25 percent off clearance items with code: LDAY) Use code: DAYPLUS for an additional 10 percent off the above discount. (Thru Tues/4)

Ikea: Let’s face it–when you go in Ikea, you’re in there for half the day. That’s why this weekend they’re going to make sure you get some food in ya, deducting your restaurant receipt total from any home furnishing purchase of $100 or more. (Sat/1-Mon/3)

Armani Exchange: get an extra 40 percent off all sale items as well as free shipping on orders $100 or more.

Last Call by Neiman Marcus: Enjoy an additional 50-60 percent off summer apparel and accessories Aug. 29-Sept. 3 OR an additional 30 percent off everything else (sales cannot be combined). (Thru Mon/3)

HBO Store: A special “buy more, save more” deal with code LABORDAY. (Fri/31-Tues/4)

Best Buy: Take 10-25 percent off all major appliances. (Monday only)

Franklin Mills: Several stores will be offering even bigger discounts (just look for a “Super Sale” sign in their window). Participating retailers include Banana Republic Factory Store, Old Navy Outlet, Last Call, Ann Taylor Factory Store and Kenneth Cole Company Store. (Thru Mon/3)


Kitty Love: Housewares

For the final installment of our “Kitty Love” series, we offer all you cat enthusiasts out there a roundup of some practical and oh-so adorable items for your home. WARNING: they might make your real cat jealous.

Kitty Home Decor

Tech accessory

Cat Toothbrush Holder

Zigzag Cat Mug

Vintage Tally Cat Mug

Diego The Cat Pillow


Animal Clothes Hanger

Cavallini Cat Magnets

Kitty Love: Accessories

OK, so over the last few years, I’ve developed a bit of an obsessed with cats. And while I’m realize kitties have become rather trendy, my passion is particularly peculiar considering that I don’t actually own a cat–nor have I ever owned a cat. In fact, I used to be terrified of them.

But anyway, for all the cat owners/enthusiasts out there, I’ve scoured the Web for as many kitty-centric items as I could find and will be presenting them in a three-part installment. So check back over the next few days as I’ll be posting round-ups of feline-adorned apparel as well as home decor.

Kitty Accessories

Dog stocking


Flat shoes

Jeffrey campbell shoes

Cat handbag

Cuff earrings

Clay jewelry

Zirconia jewelry

Plastic jewelry

Cooperative fringe scarve

Cat umbrella

Tech accessory

Beauty product

Now This Is How Teen Girls Should Be Dressing…

If you’ve left your house at all lately, chances are you’ve caught a glimpse of a teenaged girl’s belly button and/or ass cheek. With cropped tops and daisy duke shorts having made a huge comeback this summer, there’s far too much (pre)pubescent skin being exposed around town.

Thankfully, there are still some young ladies out there who know how to dress for 90+ temps without looking like a baby prostitute. I took this opportunity to ask my 15 year-old sister to give me a glimpse of some of the more tasteful summer fashions girls her age are–or should be–wearing.

Shirt, H&M; Skirt and Earrings, Forever 21

Shirt, H&M; Skirt and Earrings, Forever 21

“Summertime is really the only time we get to wear them, but tube tops are easy to pair with a bunch of things, especially if they’re a solid color. I like this skirt because it gives this outfit a fun, festive vibe, and it complements this black top really well. These earrings complete the look and give the outfit an earthy feel.”

Jacket, American Eagle; Shirt, H&M; Skirt, Target

Jacket, American Eagle; Shirt, H&M; Skirt, Target

“A denim jacket is a good piece to make an outfit more appropriate, and to cover yourself up in case it starts to get chilly at night. I like this red top because it adds a pop of color, and I like to pair it up against this black-and-white striped maxi skirt. Maxi skirts are a nice change from the typical mini-skirts and short shorts you see girls wearing during the summer, and many are still lightweight enough to be worn when the weather is warm.”

Shirt, PacSun; Pants, Target

Shirt, PacSun; Pants, Target

“Pastels are very in this summer, so I like to pair this off-white shirt with pleats and frilly sleeves with these pastel-pink jeans. Both pieces gives off a nice girly vibe.”

- Charles Brown

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Part 3

Father's Day Gifts 1

Long top
$30 -

Tailgate vest
$80 -

Prescription Flask
$9.95 -

GUESS boat shoes
$40 -

H M checkered suspender
$9.95 -

Lobster boxers
$19 -

Rubber iPhone 4 case
$25 -

The Art of Shaving Razors
$35 -

Bar Gift Set
$80 -

Worst-Case Scenario Man Skills
$17 -

MLB Philadelphia Phillies Adult Kids Apron
$25 -

Native American Teepee Cat House
$26 -

Urbanears Medis Headphones
$50 -

Tumi Luggage Scale
$50 -

Father’s Day Gift Guide: Part 2

This year, elect to do your old man a solid and hook him up with a cool gift. Perhaps one of these…

Father's Day Gifts 2

Knit top
$42 -

Plastic sunglasses
$30 -

$40 -

$40 -

Dining Table Ping Pong
$23 -

Decorative Dad Sign Dad Message
$15 -

Golf Scorecard Keeper
$15 -

SWAG Boutique Robot USB Port

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