And yes I know how superficial that sounds, as I’m bloody fortunate to be living in a city with running water, sewage, no threat of attack from rebel forces etc. –  but get off your high horse, you know what I mean!



I’m sure Lionel Richie would approve of my new updated lyrics to his classic tune.

Check out the sample sales this week from the peeps at I Love Sample Sales. I think I’ll go to the one at Agency One to check out what sort of Traffic People and Won Hundred stuff they’ve got.

There’s a sale at the Banana – 30% off your entire purchase from the 24-26th. Email me if you want the print out…I’ve buggered this one up somehow. 


The Gap – 25% already reduced items until Sunday.

Holts – see below.

Spend $1billion at Holt Renfrew and they'll give you $1 back, or something along those lines...

Spend $1billion at Holt Renfrew and they'll give you $1 back, or something along those lines...

And now this one…it’s not about a sale, it’s just unbridled excitement. Anthropologie is opening at the new Don Mills ‘Life Style’ Centre (I hate that title, so wanky)!!


April 22, 2009



The Outnet

April 21, 2009

Ok, so I was a little slow off the mark with this one. Qu’est-ce que c’est? Natalie Massenet’s latest offering -the Outnet. Made just for moi. Lots of pretty things, all on sale!

RM by Roland Mouret

RM by Roland Mouret

Whistle while you work

April 21, 2009

I love Whistles! I don’t think I ever purchased anything there that was regular priced though…but look at this lovely ‘doctor’s bag’. The leather looks like butter.


Was 160 GBP is now 90!

Was 160 GBP is now 90!

  • Gap 30% off – but wait till Thurs 23 April!
    Click ‘n’ print voucher

    Here’s a heads up so you can plan your shopping and get a whopping 30% off at clothing store Gap. Just click and print this Gap voucher (we have express permission from Gap to share this voucher with you) and use it between Thursday 23 April – Monday 4 May.

    It’s valid in all Gap stores including concessions in the UK and Ireland on full price items only. The vouchers not valid on merchandise from Gap’s Product RED range, sale items, babyGap Home, Medela Underwear, Robeez shoes or when purchasing gift cards.

  • Habitat £5 off £25
    Register and print voucher

    Get £5 off a £25 spend at furniture store Habitat by registering your details on the Habitat website and printing off a voucher. The voucher is valid until Thursday 30 April 2009 and available on the Habitat site until Wednesday 29 April. It excludes the VIP Collection, Home Delivery and Gift cards/vouchers.

    This offer is not available in the Wythenshawe branch or Isle of Man franchise stores. Find your nearest Habitat.

  • Oddbins 20% off
    Click ‘n’ print voucher

    Get 20% off at Oddbins until Saturday 18 April. Just register your details on the Telegraph website and your 20% voucher will be emailed to you.

  • Shudoo 20% off
    Sign up to the newsletter and get an online discount code

    Sign up to the online newsletter of shoe website Shudoo and you’ll get a code entitling you to 20% off. Just enter your name and email address on this Shudoo sign up page and the next window that will open will have a special code on it. Use the code in the promotions box at the checkout to get your 20% off.

    If you’ve already signed up to the Shudoo newsletter, simply go to the same sign up page and re-enter your details and you too will get a 20% code.

    The code is valid on all items until Thursday 30 April and can be used more than once. Delivery and returns for Shudoo is free.

  • French Connection 20% off
    Magazine based offer

    Grab a copy of this month’s Marie Claire magazine (the May issue with Charlize Theron on the front) for £3.30 and on page 87 you’ll find a 20% voucher code to use online at Use your code between Friday 24 and Sunday 26 April on full price merchandise only.

    Standard delivery for French Connection is £3.95.

  • Free £15 Kurt Geiger gift card
    Magazine offer

    Pick up the May edition of Elle magazine (£3.50), the one with Kylie Minogue on the front cover and attached is a giftcard loaded with £15 to spend in store (not concessions) on Kurt Geiger shoes. You must activate the gift card first, before 30 April, by registering your details at Once you’ve done that it’s valid for one year (though it will make you sign up for its newsletter to proceed).

    The giftcard is valid on any full priced Kurt Geiger branded shoes including Carvela. While the magazine doesn’t state its only one gift card per transaction, the store says so, though some MoneySavers have reported being able to use it more.

    Yet only do this (unless you’re buying the mag anyway) if you know you’ll buy shoes, even the cheapest pair is £45 (a pair of sandals). Discuss this deal and your bargain finds. Find your nearest Kurt Geiger.

  • Superdrug 10% off
    Online code

    You can get 10% off purchases from Superdrug online until Wednesday 18 November 09. This code is also valid on reduced and sale items; to get the discount, simply enter abbey100809 at the online checkout.

Sample Sales – NYC

April 16, 2009

What: Hugo Boss
Why: New duds (spring/summer and fall/winter) for men and women at up to 80 percent off.
When: Today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 601 W. 26th St., b/t Eleventh & Twelfth Aves., 8th flr.

What: Psycho Bunny
Why: A spirited collection of scarves, ties, hats, and polo shirts for lads and lassies are 50 percent off.
When: Apr. 16 & 17. Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Leffot, 10 Christopher St., at Gay St.

What: Bindya
Why: No-brainer. Spring scarves in ikat prints and plaids starting at ten bucks (reg. $80). Plus, tunics at 65 percent off.
When: Apr. 16 & 17. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: 49 W. 38th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., 9th flr.

What: Rod Keenan
Why: Dapper driving hats and fedoras for men in straw, felt, fur, and fabric are up to 70 percent off. Ladies, it may be worth trying them on for size.
When: Apr. 16-18. Thurs. & Fri., noon-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: 366 Fifth Ave., b/t 34th & 35th Sts., ste. 916.

What: La Perla
Why: Up to 80 percent off deluxe bras, panties, sleepwear, and goodies from Frette.
When: Apr. 19-24. Sun., 1-6 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 4 W. 58th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., 4th flr.

What: Kara Janx
Neon stripe tank tops, cute high-waist skirts, and other spring merch is 50-80 percent off.
When: Apr. 22 & 23. Wed. & Thurs., 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 242 W. 36th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 8th flr.

What: Sigerson Morrison
Why: Boots for $250, shoes for $135, Belle boots for $175, and Belle sandals for $75. Plus, deals on Me & Ro baubles and select pieces from Zero + Maria Cornejo.
When: Apr. 22-24. Wed., 10:30 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs., 8 a.m.-7:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W. 18th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves.

What: Mara Hoffman
Why: Resort, spring, and swim ’09. Tops and bathing suits start at $15; dresses start at $50.
When: Apr. 23-25. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 120 W. 28th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., 3rd flr.


What: Miguelina
Why: Breezy floral dresses, camisoles, and silk chiffon blouses are up to 50 percent off wholesale prices.
When: Apr. 30 & May 1. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 20 W. 36th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., 6th flr.

What: Ted Rossi
Why: Save up to 75 percent on bangles, cuffs, clutches, and more.
When: Apr. 30 & May 1. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 15 E. 30th St., b/t Madison & Fifth Aves., ste. 300.