October 6, 2010
The word out on the street is that Topshop will be opening a flagship store in Chicago on Michigan Avenue Fall 2011. Lucky dogs! At least they are making their way west. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a store in Los Angeles. It's the next logical step. Right Topshop? Read more here.
For now if you can't get to the store in NYC there is always their online presence. Buyer beware, their items ship from the UK. It cost me a whopping $25 to send back items I wanted to return. Let's just say that was my first and last order. I can wait for their brick and mortar to head further west.
Posted by Couture and Crayons at 8:53 PM
October 4, 2010
Neiman Marcus must strategically place their Last Call stores completely out of the way so you really have to travel for your deal. Nine times out of ten, I walk out empty handed. Many of the items have been pawed numerous times at various sales throughout the year. Not until after the umpteenth sale are the items finally shipped out to a Last Call store. No more schlepping out of the way across town to maybe score a deal. Neiman Marcus Last Call is now ONLINE!
For those seasoned sale shoppers, Neimans has actually always had a Last Call category within their sale page. Well now Las Call has segmented into it's own site. In addition to offering Last Call sale items they are offering Fashion Dashes which are timed sales throughout the day. You'll have to opt in to get notifications.
Some of these last call items are not as discounted as I'd hoped. The online presence does not offer the accelerated discounts like the stores do. Gotta love seeing something you've picked up is 50% off the already discounted price. Guess we still have to hit the stores for that. LastCall.com does have a Supurb Saves section which offers an additional 30% off.
Selection is ok. No premier designers, lots of middle brands. There are some cute boots, perhaps you'll find something you missed out on last season. Worth a look for the promo they are running.
Here's the deal for the new launch of LastCall.com.
**Free shipping at any price with code FSLAUNCH
**Make a purchase by 10/5/10 11:59CT and get $50 off $100 on your next LastCall.com purchase. You'll receive an email after your order with promo code and details.
low-rise or original-rise, $7 and change will get you the $50 off $100 promo.
Michael Kors watch I was stalking on Overstock. The watch ended up being cheaper with the promo on LastCall.com. Yay! Love this watch because the face and shape is very similar to the Cartier Roadster. Love the Roadster, but not about to shell out $24K for a watch anytime soon. The Michael Kors watch wears like a man's watch, big. Just an FYI if you are interested.
**Don't forget to stack the free shipping code with the $50 promo code.**
P.S. You can return to a brick and mortar Last Call store. Read the fine print on returns and exchanges here.
ETA: **Thanks to reader Diana for letting me know that LastCall.com is offering 30% off entire purchase now through Oct. 12. With the promotions and discounts the watch and undies cost under $80! Shipped free to boot!
Posted by Couture and Crayons at 9:43 PM