Happy Holidays to You

It’s not even Thanksgiving and the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Since when is mid-November such a retail extravaganza? Since the econmy needed a boost. Now is the time to take advantage of the steals and deals and pick up something for yourself. Get the scoop below, or tune in on Friday to Twin Cities Live when I’ll be giving viewers a sneek peak of these events. 

Sequin and Badgley Mischka Jewelry Sample Sale
Minnesota sisters Linda and Kim Renk really hit the mark when they founded Sequin. Their galmorous, bejeweled statement pieces are the perfect addition to a simple sweater or t-shirt. Recently they teamed up with Badgley Mischka designers to launch red carpet worthy pieces to complement the design house’s fashions. I love accessories that can update and transform any outfit, and I love them even more when they’re 50 percent to 80 percent off retail prices. (Retail prices range from $40 to $300). Please note: cash payments only.

Where:             International Market Square                   
                        275 Market Street
                        Suite 436

When:              Thurs. Nov. 20, 2008, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
                        Fri. Nov. 21, 2008, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
                        Sat. Nov 22, 2008, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Northeast Holiday Fashion Boutique Crawl
It’s a mouthful, so read my lips:  Take 25 percent off a single fashion item at Belle Reve Boutique, Parc Boutique, Pacifier, Key North, GH2, Melrose Antiques, and Bibelot while you spend the day in one of the Cities’ most hip, up-and-coming shopping districts. Grab a friend and make a day of it. I recommend lunch at Pizza Nea for refueling.

When:            Saturday, November 22, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where:           Northeast Minneapolis, various locations

Pumpz Fall Sale

Without fail, every time Pumpz has a sale someone tells me about it. More specifically, they gush on about the three to six pairs of designer shoes they picked up for a song. So it is with some reservation that I spread the word about this truly glorious time of year when the store begins it’s progressive sale. Every Fall 2008 style (these are not leftover gladiators from summer, oh no) is 30 percent off online and in the store. However, Pumpz will continue to mark down from now until Christmas. So if you are willing to take your chances, you may just score these perfectly cuffed boots from Fiorentini and Baker for 50 percent off.

And before the holiday parties begin, take a moment to pause and get pampered at Juut’s Girls’ Night Out. Go on—treat yourself to a new lipstick. That’s what recessions are for.