Category — Fashion, Style & Trends
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
- 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.
- Everyone loved wedge booties this year, but in the case of these three, the side zip ones from Acne took the most popular award.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
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.
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
Happy Treat Yourself Tuesday! This week we have some fabulous curators and fashion experts here to share their must-have picks from Salemail.
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
December 19, 2011 No Comments
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.com: 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: 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 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
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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
And now, for this week’s #TreatYourself Tuesday Giveaway…
In a recent survey, we learned that loads of shoppers have their eye on hobo-style bags this season. So today, we’ll be giving one away!
The winner will get to choose their favorite bag from Salemail, valued at up to $250. Choose from hot brands like Foley + Corinna, Chloé, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade and more.
Enter to win by completing the following steps:
- Follow @ShopItToMe on twitter
- Tweet the following phrase:
#TreatYourself this season with a new designer handbag! Follow @shopittome and RT for your chance to win http://bit.ly/sentFc
Contest runs TODAY ONLY, Tuesday 12/6! We’ll be selecting and DMing the winner shortly after, so be sure to keep an eye out. Happy tweeting and treating!
December 6, 2011 2 Comments
It’s Tuesday, and you know what that means…time to #TreatYourself! This week we have a very exciting roundup of stylists and fashion icons including elshane, Jessica Quirk and Taylor Sterling. Each of them selected some of their favorite items from Shop It To Me which are featured in today’s pop-up shops. Learn a bit about these three fabulous ladies below, and click the banners to shop their curated picks!
Lauren, channeling both LA and NY, chose some easy breezy pieces mixed in with a few bold, overstated/memorable items.
Jessica picked some 70′s inspired items and mixed things up with preppy classics like stripes, plaids and chambrays.
Taylor selected items that are romantic and girly — fun and sparkly! Some really great pieces for the holiday season.
December 6, 2011 No Comments
The chill-factor in the air gives us the perfect opportunity to layer and add fun accessories to our winter look. We are in love with this outfit from head to toe. The chambray shirt, black skinny jeans and lace-up booties – all basic pieces – come together to form the cutest casual-with-a-kick look!
(image via Shop It To Me Tumblr)
December 5, 2011 No Comments
As we gear up for another great Treat Yourself Tuesday, we’re excited to announce that Jessica Quirk, author of What I Wore (the blog and the book!), will be joining us to host a fun-filled Facebook party. And guess what? You’re invited!
Stop by our Facebook Wall at 12pm PST / 3pm ET on Tuesday 12/6 to get in on the action. And come prepared with questions for Jessica! She’ll be on hand to talk fashion, so here’s your chance to #TreatYourself to some valuable style tips.
See you there!
December 2, 2011 No Comments