Desperately Seeking ______________ on Sale...

What are you desperately seeking on sale?

Food Therapy

Good food is as satisfying as a good sale. So from time to time (probably more than that because I'm a foodie and I love to eat), I'll be providing some food therapy. Be forewarned, I'm an adventurous eater with a HUGE sweet tooth. If you're in NYC, I hope you try some of these spots. If you do, LMK what you think. Bon appetit!

Video Reviews

While picture reveals of bags are nice. Video reviews of bags are better! As such, I will endeavor to post as many video reviews of bags as possible. However, I will only be reviewing bags that I like. Life is too short to review bags that I dislike. Plus, at the end of the day, it really is just a matter of personal opinion/taste.


Contemporary Designer Bag Buying Tip

Did you just find THE bag from Linea Pelle, Foley + Corinna, Lauren Merkin, Rebecca Minkoff or Treesje?  Bags from these contemporary designers are not only beautiful, chic and affordable (when compared to LV, Chanel and other premium designers), they can usually be found on sale at a bag-focused website or the designer's own website.

Two sales that are running this weekend:

1) For all you RM lovers, is offering the following promotion (code: WOW40): 40% off all RM bags until tomorrow (1/31).  This site also offers free shipping.

2) is offering the following promotion (code: SPRING30): 30% off various contemporary designer bags (with some exclusions) until tomorrow (1/31).

Also, don't forget to do check if the bag you want is available for less at and Piperlime. com.  You never know...

Postcard City Coat + A Few Gifts

Is it me or is it just getting colder?  For those of you who are down-sensitive and still looking for a winter coat (or just want another one), have you thought about Postcard's primaloft City Coat (in various colors)?  It's light, warm, wind-proof and water-repellant!  Right now Searle is running a promotion (code: GIFT):  buy a Postcard coat and receive a gift comprised of a rabbit-fur lined trapper hat (in various colors) and a pair of shearling mittens (in various colors).   I not only LOVE my Postcard City Coat (shown in pewter; mine is in a much darker grey), I also LOVE my trapper hat shown below (in grey)!!  In all honesty, I am indifferent to the shearling mittens.
Where's the sale, you ask?  Well...Searle is also running another promotion (code: SAVE20): spend $1200+, receive 20% off your total purchase.  Since the coat is $998, you can another item (or several items) equal to $250 and it's basically another gift!  Personally, I would choose this alluring little dress from Walter at $248.  The codes are stackable - you just need to find the right stacking combo.  Persevere and it will work!!  On top of this, there's automatic free shipping and if you live outside of NY, there's no tax! 
Note:  It's unclear when these promotions will end.

If you like Sephora, you will like Ulta

Have you checked out Ulta for beauty products?  If there's not one near you, visit their website (  They have great weekly deals and weekly promotion codes/coupons.  If you sign up to receive their weekly ad, every couple of months or so, they will include a 20% off coupon for your entire purchase with NO exclusions.  This means 20% off Bare Escentuals, Stila, StriVectin, Chi and more!  These "prestige" brands are usually excluded.  Good things come to those who wait...

Note: A 20% off total purchase (with certain exclusions) code expires today.  They've included the following prestige brands as specials:  Stila, Urban Decay and StriVectin.  So if you're looking for items from these brands, now would be the time!  The coupon code is 20680.

Loehmann's Extra 25% Off Clearance Coupon Expires Today

When you visit Loehmann's today for their clearance sale, remember to bring your extra 25% off clearance coupon!!   You never know what you will find...

Click on the link for the coupon:  Loehmann's Clearance Coupon

J Brand at a HUGE Discount: $59.99-$69.99

If you're looking for a pair of new J Brand jeans and are feeling lucky, head over to the Runway section of T.J. Maxx.  I spotted various sizes and various styles of J Brand jeans there...most of them are in Ink (the dark color that we all want)!   I also noticed that most of them recently received a price reduction, from $69.99 to $59.99.  It's too bad none were in my size because I found a pair of skinnies 912 in Ink.   What a steal that would have been!


Treesje - Metro Clutch in Purple

Grab your purple Treesje Metro Clutch to complete your outfit for date night!  Endless is currently offering this beautiful leather bag for a sale price of $193.39.  Plus, is currently offering 6% cash back.


Coclico - Sandals for Summer

These beautiful burnt orange leather sandals are on sale ($111) at  They will add a sexy pop to your summer outfit!  Available in sizes 36, 36.5 and 37.  I have a pair in grey and they just look so much better than flip flops.

Calling All Working Gals: Theory Max C Pants

If you can't make it to next month's Theory sample sale, fear still can a great price on a pair of Theory Max C pants for work.  Loehmann's is currently carrying a navy version (in wool).  It's perfect for the office!  Various sizes are available.  (I've included the tag with the SKU in the event you want to do a charge send.)

Haute Hippe Dresses on Sale

You can find Haute Hippie dresses on sale at the following locations:

Loehmann's (I've included the tag so you have the SKU in the event you want to do a charge send!  Don't forget: if you're a Gold/Diamond Insider, you automatically get 10% off and free shipping.)
  • Sequin Studded Dress ($199.99) in grey.
  • Beaded Trim Dress ($199.99) in gold/beige.
  • Beaded Dress ($199.99) in gold.  (A grey/silver version is available as well.)
  • Embellished Knit Dress ($99) in coal.

  • Beaded Mini Dress ($118.49) in gold.

Herve Leger - Your Valentine's Day Dress!

Yes...I know.  You want to look smokin' on Valentine's Day and you want to do it in a Herve Leger dress.  So here are a couple HL dresses on sale for you (sizes vary)...
  •  Cross Front Round Neck Dress ($792) in Pacific Blue.
  •  Banded-Waist Dress ($507) in Concrete.  Update: It's gone!
  • Metallic Mini Dress ($890) in Taupe.

  • Embroided Dress ($890) in Ebony. 

  • Mini Stretch Dress ($695) in Magenta.

White + Warren - Cashmere Elbow Cardigan

White + Warren has discounted its cashmere elbow cardigan (ignore the dressed up's a shrug) to $117.00.  Various sizes and colors are available.  Just because you're wearing THE dress that makes your db/dh jaw drop doesn't mean you can't stay warm!  Don't forget to check out W+W's other sale items...cashmere evening wraps in various colors are usually on sale if you prefer wraps.


Longchamp Le Pliage 20% Off Promotion Ending Tomorrow at

For all you Le Pliage lovers out there, tomorrow (1/28/10) is the last day to get a Le Pliage through's 20% off promotion.  Use the promotion code "back2basics".  Some seasonal colors are available through's semi-annual Longchamp sale.

Vince Sweaters/Cardigans on Clearance at T.J. Maxx

Check out the Clearance racks of your local T.J. Maxx (yes, T.J. Maxx) for Vince sweaters/cardigans from last year's fall/winter collection ($49-$79).  Since most Vince sweaters/cardigans are pretty similar from year-to-year (comfy classics!), does it really matter that you're purchasing last year's fall/winter collection?  I think not.  You'll still be stylin' and no one will be the wiser.  (I checked out Vince sweaters/cardigans from The Runway section of T.J. Maxx, and the prices aren't that much cheaper than sale prices at Saks or Nordies.)

Note: Before you know it, Valentine's Day and Wedding Season will be upon us.  You'll need a shrug to keep you warm.  Saks currently has the Vince Drape Flip Shrug on sale for $128.24.  As of right now, this is the lowest that I've seen it priced.  This is a great alternative to a wrap and you won't have to worry that it will fall off your shoulders.  It comes in three colors:  black, granite and walnut.

Update (1/28):  Bloomingdale's is offering an extra 25%-40% on select items.  This knocks a few $$ off the Vince Drape Flip Shrug and makes it $119.70...but only granite and walnut are available at

Update (1/30):  I've just noticed that Saks has increased the sale price of the Vince Drape Flip Shrug to $170.99.  Huh...why??  If you're not looking for it in black, stick with Bloomie's.

20% Off Premium Beauty Products on 2/12/2010 at Douglas Cosmetics

On 2/12/10, Douglas Cosmetics is have a one day sale:  receive 20% off your beauty purchase!  I'm talking about premium beauty product lines like La Mer, La Prairie, and Chanel!!!  Douglas Cosmetics is a large European beauty chain.  Rumor has it that they're slowly closing all store locations, so stock up while you can!

This following link will show all participating stores:

I'm not sure if they do charge-send, but if they do and you're out-of state, you save on tax too!  If they don't do charge-send, try calling a Saks, Nordies, or Neiman that's local to a Douglas Cosmetic store on 2/12/10 and see if they will price match.  Remember - department stores only price match competitors that they consider to be local competitors.  If you live in CA and ask them to price match a PA beauty store, they most likely won't do it.

Give Some, Get Some...

Are you looking a particular style or item? Let me know ( and I will post your request so that everyone can help you find your sale!

Have you seen a style or item on sale that someone else is looking for? Don't be stingy and share the wealth! Let me know so that I can post it.