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It’s a happy Friday around here as style expert Amy Goodman featured pieces found on Shop It To Me in a maxi dresses for the ages segment on TODAY with KLG & Hoda.
April 20, 2012 No Comments
We’re a hard-working and passionate crew here at Shop It To Me, saving you time and money finding your favorite designer goods. Take a peek behind the scenes to meet our fast-paced, energetic and quick-witted office staff, starting with Ilana, our
baker extraordinaire Office Manager. While she isn’t filling our tummies with decadent home baked goods, she’s taking care of logistics, planning events and amusing us with random facts and funny photos. Get to know her more…
What’s your favorite time-saving site or app?
Is it cheating to say Shop It To Me? I don’t really use many apps, I’m all about handwritten to-do lists!
What are some items you keep on your desk at work that keep you sane during the day?
Votre Vu hand lotion, an All Blacks (New Zealand Rugby Team) mug, and my beautiful old-fashion composition notebook. I used to bring snacks but I would always finish them all by 9:00 am so I had to stop bringing those in.
If you could have one time-saving super power, what would it be and why?
Definitely teleportation… I would never have to sit in traffic again!
What’s your favorite recent purchase and some favorite brands?
I just bought a Vince cashmere ombre sweater on sale at a consignment store, and a really cute beaded clutch from Forever21 that looks like it cost a lot more than $25! My favorite brands are Rebecca Taylor, Vince and Sperry Top-Sider
How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? Do you take any shortcuts or time-saving tricks in your routine?
It takes me about 20-25 minutes to get ready. I always grab a Balance Bar for breakfast (S’mores flavor is the best!) so that doesn’t take any time, and when I first wake up I turn on pump-up music so I have no choice but to get moving.
Do you have any tricks when it comes to making your commute less painful?
I always read CNN and ESPN on my phone while I’m on the bus which is fun and feels semi-productive.
Do you have any “weird” habits or talents you’re willing to share?
I’m an air-drummer in an air band called the Tuhtle Boiz! It might be a stretch to say I’m talented at this so maybe it’s more of a hobby…
April 20, 2012 3 Comments
At Shop It To Me, we love making shopping convenient. Our whole mission is to be your personal assistant for shopping. In our office, everyone is obsessed with being the first to share a new app, site or service that saves time and makes life easier.
So, to help you counter the impending loss of a precious hour this Sunday, we’re sharing some of our current faves for getting more from your 24 along with tid-bits on why these melt our butter. Though this weekend breezes by at a faster clip–put these tools to work and uncover more time to enjoy spring fever.
Uber –Request a car from any mobile phone. Within minutes, a professional driver in a sleek black car arrives curbside. It’s like having E-Z pass for a car service while everyone else is scrambling during a taxi shift change.
TaskRabbit – Our office manager is obsessed with TaskRabbit, the site she uses to find local service providers who can handle our HQ’s time-sucking tasks like post office runs, supply deliveries and the like.
NextBus – The women in our San Francisco marketing and biz-dev departments love this for optimizing their commute time, as does our CEO. Check the app and know exactly when the next bus is expected to arrive and leave your home or office at the exact right moment.
Seamless — Our marketing VP orders in her favorite neighborhood Thai and Indian food at least once a week from Seamless. She loves how it stores your favorite restaurants and items you’ve ordered so you can re-order those go-tos with one easy click.
Nutshell Mail – An across the board fave. A few times a day we get a summary from Nutshell Mail that shows everything happening in our Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn streams. Saves us the time of visiting the sites individually.
Baby-Connect – If you have a baby, love data and are a bit anal–this is nirvana (we’re calling out our CEO on this one!). A simple app that helps you stay on top of your baby’s daily routine (diaper changes, food consumed, naps taken) and development.
BluePrintCleanse – They think, you drink! Enough said.
Kiwi Crate – If you’re a parent, aunt/uncle or caregiver for a 4-8 year old, this is the bee’s knees. Each month a new hands on project arrives. You get the time to do something creativity-inspiring with your little one vs. wandering Michaels for something curiosity-provoking to do. Ever since a few of our Engineers who have young kids got wind of this, their curiousity has been piqued!
Exit Strategy NYC — Our marketing VP’s favorite iPhone app. Tell it which subway station you’re getting out at, and it will tell you which car to be in to be in the optimal place to be near the exit staircase. Total NYC time-saver when running between meetings.
March 9, 2012 No Comments
We’re long-time fans of the fabulous Mercedes Sanchez and her lifestyle site, BeChicMag. Not only does Mercedes cover the best of what’s happening in fashion, beauty and entertainment, but she also creates awesome videos where she’ll interview notable folks, share fun DIY’s and more.
Her latest edition just so happens to be a focused on Shop It To Me, and features our very own Chief Stylist, Annie Ladino. They’re chatting about what to buy in February…so check it out below, then hurry to get your shop on. There are still a few days left!
Like what you see? Be sure to swing by BeChic TV for a library of style-focused entertainment. Enjoy!
February 28, 2012 No Comments
We are excited to announce that our list of brands just got a little longer…and a lot more awesome! You can now shop sales from fabulous designers including Equipment, Dsquared2, Suno, Joy Cioci, Add Down, Theyskens’ Theory and more.
Below are a few of our must-have picks from these new additions…
Want to add these new brands to your profile? Just login to your account and click the “New Brands” tab. Then just check ‘em off and hit SAVE.
Lastly, we’re always welcome to brand recommendations — if there’s something we’re missing, please leave us a little note in the comments field and we’ll do our best to add it to our offering!
January 24, 2012 No Comments
Did you know that we’re on Tumblr? Follow us for fashion inspiration, street style, insider sales and so much more.
Well, what are you waiting for? Click HERE to check out our page and join in on the Tumblr fun!
October 17, 2011 2 Comments
Ever since we laid eyes on Chicago style blogger Andrea Kerbuski, we’ve been completely hooked on her cool, down-to-earth-but-edgy vibe. Not only does she have impeccable taste and the most killer curls we’ve seen, but the girl’s got a fabulous personality to boot!
We recently had the pleasure of chatting with Andrea for a fun Q&A! Here’s what the blonde beauty had to say:
How would you describe your style in a nutshell?
October 12, 2011 1 Comment
We’re so excited about our visit to the Windy City this week to celebrate Jessica Quirk’s What I Wore book launch. Shop It To Me’s Chi-town connections run deep.
CEO Charlie Graham grew up in Highland Park and remains a huge fan of the Bears, the Bulls, and (sadly still) the Cubs. His Bears football jersey (“Graham #21″ of course) has a cherished place in his wardrobe—as does his favorite suit and wedding tuxedo from Morris & Sons.
Shop It To Me’s Chief Stylist Annie Landino grew up in the West Loop, where she attended Lane Tech and cultivated her inner fashionista. In high school, Annie so loved designer stuff, she would head to Nordstrom Rack in Woodfield to pick up coveted pieces at prices a teenager could afford! Her first-ever and most beloved score? A Karl Lagerfeld-era Chloe blouse. Lifeguarding at East Bank funded her fashion habit not to mention a move to NYC to attend FIT.
August 23, 2011 No Comments
Standing at the crossroads of fashion at Fifth Avenue and 58th Street in New York City, Bergdorf Goodman is known throughout the world for elegance, luxury, and superior service. And now, regardless of where they reside, Shop It To Me members are able to enjoy the amazing, upscale designer selection at marked down prices online.
Alexander Wang is making major moves in the world of fashion. The 27 year old SF-native (as if we needed a reason to love him even more) has received top honors as the recipient of the Vogue/CFDA Fashion Fund, in addition to a Swarovski Designer Of The Year award the past two years in a row! The fashion-forward, edgy designs available at AlexanderWang.com can now be found at accessible prices via Shop It To Me.
Keep an eye out for your favorite high end designers in Salemail from Bergdorf’s! And if you haven’t already, be sure to add Alexander Wang to your profile. Then all that’s left to do is sit back, relax and prepare for an influx of irresistible designer goodness.
August 23, 2011 No Comments
We’re back after the long weekend, and very excited to introduce you to our fabulous new Office Manager, Sierra! She’s smart, stylish, and has a great bubbly personality to top it all off.
And now for some fun facts about Sierra…
Alice + Olivia, Free People, Splendid and Ella Moss, to name a few
Sushi & Frozen yogurt (yum!)
She loves the color green
Article of clothing she couldn’t live without?
Citizens of Humanity jeans
Random fun fact?
She’s originally from Chicago, but grew up in a small town in Idaho
Flats or Heels?
Thanks for sharing, Sierra, and welcome aboard! We’re so glad to have you.
July 6, 2011 No Comments