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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

#TreatYourself Pop-Up Shops with Jenn Falik, Refinery29, The Curvy Fashionista and Lilliana Vazquez

Happy Treat Yourself Tuesday! This week we have some fabulous curators and fashion experts here to share their must-have picks from Salemail.

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Fashion and beauty expert Jenn Falik describes her style as easy, feminine and accessorized. It’s all about simple solutions for her and you can really see this come through in her #TreatYourself Picks.

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Our local Refinery 29 editor, Katie Hintz-Zambrano is a self-proclaimed Jenna Lyons groupie who is drawn to the basics. There is something about her simple, cool aesthetic that always keeps us coming back for more!

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Plus size fashion expert, Marie Denee runs one of our long-time favorite blogs The Curvy Fashionista. She’s a firm believer that fashion should accentuate your personality and you can definitely see hers come through in her pop-up shop picks!

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Lilliana Vazquez is all about looking fabulous and refusing to sacrifice style, while sticking to a budget. She believes that just because you wont spend $200 on jeans or shell out the big bucks on this season’s “it” bag doesn’t make you cheap! And we couldn’t agree more.

December 20, 2011   No Comments

Video: Impress For Less with Annie Ladino

We were so excited when our Chief Stylist’s Impress for Less advice was featured in the November issue of InStyle, we figured it was high time she help solve your holiday clothing crises too.

In this new video, Annie shows Shop It To Me members Nicole, Jessi and Liz, how to rock the same Hi Lo skirt by Pencey at the holiday party, to the office or on the weekend.

And, just in case you needed an incentive to watch, the Pencey skirt Annie’s loving has been marked down to $44.00 at Shopbop.

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December 19, 2011   No Comments

Act Fast! Extra Discounts Ending Soon

Nothing gets us going like retailers offering an extra discount on top of sale merch. It’s kind of like winning the lottery in our book. Check out these fab sales from some of our favorite retailers.

Shopbop Take an extra 20% off items already marked 50 – 70% off, plus free shipping and returns thru Thursday 12/15. If we’re doing our math correctly, then you can potentially get 90% off some designer items. What are you waiting for?!


Anthropologie SaleAnthropologie: Take an extra 30% off all sale items thru Tuesday 12/20. This is like music to our ears! Stock up on gifts, and obviously something for yourself, like this adorably festive Twinkle Lights Pencil Skirt that we’re dying over!


Last Call by Neiman MarcusLast Call by Neiman Marcus: Take 30% off your entire purchase, or get 40% off any one regular-priced item thru Thursday 12/15. These stellar discounts on top of discounts make it almost impossible to overspend. Happy shopping everyone!

December 14, 2011   No Comments

#TreatYourself Pop-Up Shops by SF & NY’s Finest Style Bloggers

Our latest Treat Yourself Tuesday is chock full of rad style bloggers from both coasts. Find out what styles Helena, Christine, Jen, Natalie, Amber and Laura are eying from their Shop It To Me emails, and snag their must-have picks! Learn a bit about these fab ladies below, and click the images to shop their Pop-Up’s.


Ambers Notebook

Amber of Amber’s Notebook is simply a ball of fun.  Upbeat and ready to party, her style picks will lift your mood and get you ready to turn up the beats.

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Helena of Brooklyn Blonde is all about mixing classics with pieces that are more fun and edgy. And when it comes to accessories, this girl can’t get enough!


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Christine of Court + Hudson loves anything with unique detail and great construction. Casual pieces that can also be dressed up are her go-to’s!

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Jen of Jen Loves Kev’s style motto is shop for things you really love…pieces that make your heart flutter! She creates her unique looks by mixing trendy items with vintage.

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Natalie of Like Fresh Laundry embraces variety. When it comes to fashion she doesn’t limit herself to specific trends — it’s all about exploring different looks!


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Laura of OnTheRacks is all about having fun with fashion and trying out unexpected combos. She’ll mix in affordable pieces with a designer splurge here and there!

December 13, 2011   1 Comment