Living the Life at Half Price

Living the Life at Half Price

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale!

MAB Mini Satchel, $495 at Bloomie's
I haven't bought a new bag in quite some time and I'm starting to feel some withdrawal symptoms. Well lucky for me (and all of you) that the Rebecca Minkoff sample sale started yesterday (it ends on the 20th). Though the sale also has a smaller selection of shoes and clothes, it's RM's classic leather bags that draw me in. The sample sales have boasted a pretty large selection of them in the past. While the bags are by no means bargains, they're priced significantly lower than retail.  It looks like prices range from low $100's for the smaller bags, to the $300's for the larger leather bags.  Check out Racked's coverage for a better idea of prices, but to give you an idea of the discount, at the sample sale the "MAB Mini" bags are $300 while they normally retail for about $500+.  Not a bad discount, right?  Though like I said, definitely not a bargain.

The sale is located at 14 W. 14th Street, between 5th and 6th Ave.  Hours are 10-7 today through Saturday, and Sunday from 11-5.

Monday, November 7, 2011

ANOTHER Bloomingdale's Friends & Family Sale

Ah Bloomingdale's...why would anyone ever buy anything at full price from you when you're always having sales ?  Not that I'm complaining...

As you can see, only a few weeks after their last friends and family sale, Bloomingdale's is hosting yet another one!  It starts online today, and in stores on Wednesday (Nov. 9), and runs through the 13th.  Normal exclusions apply.  So you're in luck if you missed the other friends and family sale, if you want to get a head start on holiday gifts, or if you just still feel the need to stock up on clothing, shoes, accessories, etc.  Enjoy!

And the exclusions:

Offer excludes Women's Apparel from: Agent Provocateur, Moncler, Chanel, Ralph Lauren Collection, Marc Jacobs Collection, and excluded online only: Nike. Offer excludes Handbags from: Chanel, Chloe, Dior, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs Collection, Miu Miu, Prada, and excluded online only: COACH. Offer excludes Women's Shoes from: Burberry, Chanel, Dior, Fendi, Jimmy Choo, Miu Miu, Prada, UGG® Australia, and excluded online only: UGG® Collection, COACH, and Nike. Offer excludes Women's Accessories from: Chanel, and excluded online only: COACH, UGG® Australia, and Balenciaga Sunglasses. Offer excludes Men's Apparel, Shoes, and Accessories from: All Saints, Bloomingdale's Shoe Care Kits, Burberry Prorsum, Canada Goose, Havianas, Hunter, Moncler Coats, Moncler Shoes, Polo Black Label, PS Paul Smith, Shoe Trees, Ted Baker, Turnbull & Asser, UGG® Australia, Vilebrequin, Z Zegna, Zegna Sport, Etro, Ovadia & Sons, and excluded online only: Nike. Offer excludes Fine Jewelry from: David Yurman, Tacori Bridal, Tacori Bridal Consignment, Ippolita, and TAG Heuer. Offer excludes Kids merchandise from: Moncler, MIKI HOUSE, Under Armour, UGG® Australia, and Bugaboo. Offer excludes Home merchandise from Rimowa, Tempur-Pedic Mattresses, and excluded online only: Le Creuset. Offer excludes Cosmetics, Fragrances, Gift Cards, Martine's Chocolates, Maximilian Fur Services, Shop at Home Services, Rug Cleaning Services and Interior Design Special Orders. Small Electrics and Men's Electronics receive 10% off. Only one Friends & Family promotional code may be used per order on Cannot be combined with any other certificate offer. No adjustments to prior purchases. Selection may differ in store, see a sales associate for details.