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The Best Styles to Buy in Feburary

Everyone knows that February is the shortest and sweetest month of the year, but it’s also a super one for clothing sales too!  Perhaps because of Presidents’ Day promotions, February is one of the top four months of the year (along with January, July, and August) to find the steepest clothing discounts online.

And if you want to know this month’s must buys, it’s casual shirts (52% off vs. annual average of 50%), casual pants (55% off vs. annual average of 50%), skirts (55% off vs. annual average of 53%), and suits (58% off vs. annual average of 50%). Within those categories, here’s what our chief stylist Annie Ladino has her eye on.

Best Items to Buy in Feburary

7 For All Mankind Corinne shirt, J Crew Selvege shirt, Madewell Sunset shirt

Calvin Klein animal print pants, DVF leaves silk pants, AG snake print leggings

Best Items to Buy in February

Wren Tennessee skirt, Joie belted skirt, Free People crochet skirt

Tahari pinstripe pants suit, Tahari three button suit, Tahari skirt suit

February 6, 2012   1 Comment

Over in a flash: BCBG Dresses, Nine West under $50, Puffer coats under $100 and more

Our editors have curated some seriously awesome events for you this week with 200+ items and savings up to 75%! Log in now and act fast — these events are only on for a short time!

Give those feet some love! Snag some simply adorable options, all under $50.

Cole HaanClassic Cole Haan items you’ll wear over, and over up to 50% off!

BCBG DressesThe go-to for all of your dress needs, up to 75% off!

Citizens of Humanity, J Brand, Joe's Jeans Designer denim picks we know you’ll love.

Steve Madden ShoesOver 30 picks to help put your most fashionable foot forward.

Victoria's Secret DressesPerfect day-to-night options you’ll look and feel amazing in.

Puffer Coats and Vests under $100Add some flattering puff-factor while bearing the frigid temps.

Athletic Wear under $75Working out more in 2012 (or at least trying to)? Here’s a boost for you!

January 20, 2012   2 Comments

Outerwear markdowns to jump on now

Who knew the midst of winter would bring the steepest markdowns on outerwear for the season? No complaints here! Whether you’re spending the rest of winter in the snow-filled midwest, the damp streets of the east coast, or the milder-than-usual west coast, we’ll have you weathering whatever your storm may be in appropriate style.

January Outerwear Deals

1. Hunter Boot Original Gloss, was $125, NOW $89.06 (use code 25SALE at checkout)

2. Calvin Klein Belted Trench, was $269.50, NOW $79.99

3. Patagonia Down Sweater, was $200, NOW $143.99 (Mango color only, use code SITM10 at checkout)

4. All Saints Roche Gilet Down Vest, was $295, NOW $147.50

5. UGG Women’s Lansely, was $275, NOW $195.94 (use code 25SALE at checkout)

6. The North Face TKA 200 Fleece Jacket, was $80, NOW $53.93

7. French Connection Twill Poncho Coat, was $279.99, NOW $112 (use code FCNOW at checkout)

8. Rachel Zoe Faux-Fur Jacket, was $295, NOW $103

January 13, 2012   No Comments

More January markdown madness: up to 80% off!

Now that we’ve given you the data breakdown of the best styles to buy in January, here’s your latest sale guide to take full advantage of the best markdowns (plus free shipping for most retailers). Don’t forget to use the special promo codes that will get you extra discounts for retailers such as 7 For All Mankind, French Connection, and more!

7 For All Mankind: Take an extra 25% off select styles with code: WINTERSALEX25 thru Sunday 1/15/12.

Nine West: Save up to 70% off regular-priced shoes, bags and accessories plus free shipping, no code needed, thru Monday 1/30/12.

Cusp by Neiman Marcus: Save up to 65% off regular-priced apparel and accessories plus free shipping, no code needed, thru Saturday 1/21/12.

French Connection: Take an extra 60% off already-reduced prices, plus free shipping with code: FCNOW thru  Tuesday 1/31/12. Take an extra 25% off already-reduced shoes plus free shipping with code: 25SALE, thru Tuesday 1/17/12. Save up to 70% off regular-priced items plus an extra 10% off and free shipping with code: SALE10 thru Saturday 1/14/12.

Calvin Klein: Save up to 70% off outerwear and jackets, no code needed, thru Wednesday 1/25/12.

January 12, 2012   No Comments

Under $100: James Perse, Kate Spade, J Brand and more

Massive January markdowns are a hot topic around here, but with so many sales to digest, we wanted to share some designer steals that we’re extra-psyched about. And the best part — they’re ALL under $100! So, hurry and snag ’em while you can before they sell out.

5. J Brand Bianca Jean, Was $198, NOW $79

 1. James Perse 3/4 Sleeve Dolman Dress, Was $135, NOW $64.80

2. Kate Spade Embossed Wallet, Was $155, NOW $69.75 (use code: NEWYEAR25 at checkout)

3. Ralph Lauren Cable Patch Sweater, Was $99.50, NOW $48.99 (discount applies at checkout)

4. J Brand Bianca Jean, Was $198, NOW $79.00

5. Levi’s Made & Crafted Cotton Blazer, Was $295, NOW $70.80

6. Marc by Marc Jacobs Turnlock Flat, Was $295, NOW $99.94

January 8, 2012   No Comments

Sale off of Sale? You heard us right!

Happy New Year everyone! 2012 is off to an amazing start thanks to some irresistible sales, all offering an extra discount on top of sale merchandise. Take a break from your first week back at work to cure those post-holiday blues, in the most stylish way possible!

Kate Spade SaleKate Spade: Take an additional 25% off sale items, plus free ground shipping with promo code: NEWYEAR25 thru  Tuesday 1/10/12. Kick off the new year in the utmost organized fashion with the Shuffled Spade Embossed Lacey Wallet for a mere $93!

Shopbop Take an additional 20% off sale items already marked 50% and 70% off, plus free shipping and returns with code: EXTRA20 thru Thursday 1/5/12. We’re predicting chunky knits will remain a top trend this year (and hopefully forever), so this Joie Prima Double Layer Sweater is a must-have at just over $71.

Bloomingdale's Women's SaleBloomingdale’s: Save 30-50% on a great selection of merchandise for women, men, and kids, no code needed thru Wednesday 1/11/12. Check out this fabulous COACH Op Art Sateen Brooke Duffle we found at just $208.60!

Ralph Lauren SaleRalph Lauren: Take an additional 30% off already-reduced prices for women and men, no code needed thru Friday 1/6/12. Enjoy this extra discount on the classics you love like this Blue Label Wool-Angora V-Neck Sweater for only $55.30!

Net-A-Porter Take an additional 20% off already-reduced prices, no code needed thru Monday 1/10/12. Get your designer fix here with your favorite lines like J Brand, Gucci, Elizabeth and James, Valentino, and many more! How ’bout this Catherine Malandrino Asymmetric Stretch-Jersey Dress for only $141.60?! Swoon!

Happy Sale-ing!

January 4, 2012   No Comments

Fashion Favorites from 2011: A Stylish Year in Review

2011 came and went, and with it some memorable trends! We asked our wonderful Facebook and Twitter followers which styles stood out to them most when reflecting on the past year, and here’s what we found out…

Popular styles and trends from 2011

 (images via Shop It To Me Tumblr and Pintrest)

Felice Raina I think Glitter was a big hit this year with makeup and clothes!

Rebecca J Smith colour blocking

Caroline Smith Bright pants!

Lei Ann Resurreccion as a child of the 80s, i loved how fluorescent/neon came back

Courtney Spiak Sheer, feminine blouses that tie at the neck.

Sheri Michelle All the “rocker spiked” shoes,etc….looove

Alexandra Valenzuela Funky nail polish colors!

Mayra Maidana Skinny jeans

Jessica Sheehan over-the-top manis, and ostrich handbags.

Kristen Sequins, lace, animal prints, & colorblocking! It was a fun year for my wardrobe :-)

Can you think of any stand-out styles they missed? Leave us a little note in the comments section with your favorite trend from 2011! 

Lastly, we would like to wish you a happy, safe and stylish New Year’s filled with glitter and champagne.

xoxo, Shop It To Me

December 29, 2011   No Comments

Best of After-Christmas Sales up to 75% off: Tory Burch, Bloomingdale’s, Sephora, and more!

Now is the prime opportunity to spend the oodles of gift cards you received over the holidays on some pretty rad sales. Retailers are making way for new merch, and it appears to be markdown city out there. Without further ado, here are the last (but not least) sales of 2011!

Tory Burch SaleTory Burch: Get an extra 25% off all sale items with code: SALE25 thru Tuesday 1/2/12. Take advantage of a rare extra discount from a bevy of awesome sale items from the iconic label.

Bloomingdale's Women's SaleBloomingdale’s: After-Christmas sale up to 75% off thru Monday 1/2/12. You wouldn’t believe the markdowns they’ve got in store for you. Our obsession with sequin tops lured us to this little number, the MICHAEL Michael Kors Sequin Top, only $53.70!

Sephora SaleSephora: Get an extra 20% off sale items with code: EXTRA thru Tuesday 1/3/12. Exclusively online, enjoy the extra discount on tons of great products and great gift sets.

Reiss SaleReiss: The up to 50% off sale. Do you love Kate Middleton’s style? Then this is the sale for you! Her go-to line for stunning dresses, both casual and formal, like this gorgeous Livia Twist Front Dress, now only $165!

Nordstrom MenNordstrom: The Half-Yearly Sale for Men plus free shipping and returns thru Friday 1/6/12. The perfect time to stock up on items from your favorite brands like Cole Haan, 7 For All Mankind, and Vince.

….And the rest of the sales we’re lusting after (but only for a limited time!):

Bloomingdale’s: Semi-Annual Handbag Sale 30% off select styles thru Monday 1/2/12.

Bloomingdale’s: After-Christmas Sale for Men up to 50% off thru Monday 1/2/12.

Brooks Brothers: Semi-Annual Sale for Men, Women, Boys & Girls up to 40% off thru Wednesday 1/4/12.

Ella Moss: Winter Sale up to 50% off select styles thru Thursday 12/29/11.

REI: Holiday Clearance Sale for Men & Women up to 50% off plus free shipping thru Saturday 12/31/11.

Splendid: Winter Sale up to 50% off select styles, plus free shipping and returns thru Friday 12/30/11.

Rugby by Ralph Lauren: Holiday Sale for Women up to 50% off thru Wednesday 1/11/12.

Rugby by Ralph Lauren: Holiday Sale for Men up to 50% off thru Wednesday 1/11/12.


December 29, 2011   No Comments

Poll: 2011’s winner for most popular style

With 2011 winding down, we asked our data scientists to drill down on the most popular sales of the year*. We were completely surprised by their findings on which clothing, shoes and accessories came out on top.

See if you can do better than we did at guessing the big winners. Test your sale I.Q. with our 2011 popularity quiz and rate your score on the scale provided. See how others voted, and then see the correct answers below.

 0-2 correct answers = Deal Rookie

3-5 correct answers, Average Bargainista

6+ correct answers, Samurai Saler





  1. Conventional wisdom might expect Marc by Marc Jacobs Hobo or Rebecca Minkoff’s Mac Clutch to be the most wanted, but Treesje’s Dylan Shoulder bag at 76% off was most popular.
  2. Everyone loved wedge booties this year, but in the case of these three, the side zip ones from Acne took the most popular award.
  3. With denim, neither biggest discount nor designer name dictated the winner. We would have called this contest for J. Brand… but David Kahn’s bootcuts surprisingly bested the competition.
  4.  All four of these made it into the top 20 most popular items of 2011. But, it was Michael Kors’ belted lace-print silk-twill dress that dominated.
  5. North Face at 20-25 percent-off compelled tens of thousands of you to click. In this grouping, the Denali jacket generated the highest  number of clicks.
  6. We predicted Hunter’s would be most popular tall boots, but it was actually the slouch boots from Frye (the least discounted in the grouping) that routed the rest.
  7. As far as flippys, Jack Rogers were most popular. The Havaianas were a close runner-up, as they too landed in the top 25 most popular items of the year.

 *Methodology: We only looked at items with over 1,000 appearances in Shop It To Me Salemail. “Most popular” is calculated as the highest ratio of clicks/appearances.

December 28, 2011   No Comments

Retta (aka Donna from Parks and Rec) Treats Us to Her Style Picks

It’s the last Treat Yourself Tuesday before Christmas, and our holiday dreams have already come true.  Retta, the super talented stand-up who plays scene-stealing Donna Meagle on NBC’s Parks and Rec is the curator of today’s pop up shop.

Treat Yourself Tuesday with Retta from Parks and Rec

Never one to bring down the value of the “Benz”—you won’t want to miss Retta’s impeccable picks of fine leather goods you know you deserve.

When it comes to handbags, Retta’s all about clean lines and classic styles.  As for footwear, she’s got great taste in loafers, platform pumps, booties and more. I’m sure she didn’t mean to bankrupt us, but alas–she may have.

For a daily dose of sunshine and happiness, be sure to follow Retta on twitter.

December 20, 2011   No Comments