Yesterday, I paid a little visit to my friend J. Crew. The purveyor of preppy has a store at the Philadelphia Premium Outlets – and I was absolutely shocked by the inventory. Many of the items in stock are still in J. Crew’s regular stores and on the website…but in the outlet store, the prices were so ridiculously low that I was pinching myself to make sure this wasn’t one of my ‘everything I want is on the clearance rack’ dreams.
Take this Convertible Swing Dress, for example. On jcrew.com, it’s listed as a new arrival and is priced at $78. But I picked it up today at the outlet store for less than half the price! The tag was marked $49.50, but it was my lucky day because all lounge dresses were an extra 30% off. So I scooped up the Swing Dress for just $34.65, which is an unbelievable steal because it’s actually three dresses in one!
I don’t typically buy summer dresses this early in the year; my head’s just not in the game yet. But then I thought about how scorching and sticky the summers can get in Philly – and how I complain, every year, that I wish I had more comfy sundresses. So I snatched this up, wishing they also stocked the dress in more colors. Unfort, they only had black.
Philadelphia Premium Outlets
18 West Lightcap Road
Limerick, PA 19464
As you know, I’ve got the fever for Felix Rey handbags and accessories. Some of their pieces aren’t exactly recession-friendly, but they haven’t forgotten about their budget fashionista fans.
Felix Rey’s collection for Target is priced between $19.99 and $49.99.
And Gilt Groupe has a selection of Felix Rey bags, cosmetics cases and umbrellas starting at $22. Click here for an invite, so you can get your sale on.
Check out the handbag that I scooped up on Ideeli.com today! I’ve been lurking on Ideeli for quite a while…waiting for just the right handbag to come along so that I could strike.
The Alexis Hobo’s tiered ruffles are perfectly on-trend, and the muted hue gives it versatility. Originally $395, Ideeli has it priced at $177. Visit the sale to see what all of the hype is about (items start at $47).
And while we’re on the topic of Ideeli, here is a sneak peek at some upcoming sales…
Proenza Schouler Sale (up to 71% off)
Prices start at $87
Sale starts Friday, March 3rd
Givenchy Tie Sale (up to 60 %off)
Prices start at $45
Sale starts Saturday, March 4th
To join Ideeli (membership is free), click here.
Take an extra 20% off already reduced prices at BananaRepublic.com. Enter promo code EXTRA20 at checkout to redeem the discount. Offer ends March 29, 2009.
Enjoy 30% off . Enter promo code VIP30 at checkout to receive the discount. Offer ends April 10th.
I was very tempted to keep the following information to myself…
Ideeli is having some off-the-chain sales this week…and some of my favorite handbag designers are all up in the mix. I’ve been craving a new bag lately, so I think I might just break down and adopt a new one. Just don’t tell Mr. Spoiled Pretty – he seems to think that when you acquire a new purse, you have to throw an old one out. I know, I know…but he’s a man and, therefore, knows no better.
Anyway, when it comes to handbags, I’m a little cutthroat. I considered keeping these amazing Ideeli sales a secret, lest I risk a lot of competition come buying time. But I’ve never been one to hold out on y’all, so I’m going to share the deets. And hopefully, my good deed will be rewarded with the extra yummy handbag I’ve been jonesing for.
Ideeli Red Handbag Sale: Begins Tuesday, March 24
Ideeli Red Sale events offer select merchandise from a variety of brands at extra special prices.
Nothing pulls your look together better than the perfect handbag, and perhaps no handbag embodies perfection better than these gems. For times that call for laid-back luxe, LA-based Treesje is the ideal label. When you need to show off your “joie de vivre” spirit, reach for a charming Abaco creation. Celine pieces infuse your look with just the right dose of classic French chic and Magnes Sisters handbags bring a bold, geometric flair to any ensemble. And when the occasion calls for some unbridled glamour, Clara Kasavina delivers. Prices for this event start at $95.
Sondra Roberts Sale: Begins Tuesday, March 24
Prices for this event start at $114
Gustto Sale: Begins Tuesday, March 24
Prices for this event start at $135.
Carla Mancini Sale: Begins Wednesday, March 26
Prices for this event start at $222.
Christian Audigier Sale: Begins Thursday, March 26
Prices for this event start at $46.
Ed Hardy Sale: Begins Thursday, March 26
Prices for this event start at $34.
Michael Kors Sale: Begins Friday, March 27
Prices for this event start at $69.
To shop Ideeli, you must be a member. Membership is free and super easy. Just visit ideeli.com and enter spoiledpretty as your invite code.