5 New Online Sales to be aware of

Abercrombie & Fitch
Enjoy 20% off your entire purchase. Use online code: 10703 at checkout. Offer valid today through April 2nd.

Giorgio Armani Beauty
Today only! Enjoy 15% off & complimentary shipping with your next $30 cosmetics purchase. Use online code: EXCLUSIVE at checkout.

Friends & Family sale event. Take 20% off your total purchase now through April 2nd. Use this printable coupon.

Neiman Marcus
The Shoe & Handbag Event. Receive a $50 gift card with your regular-priced purchase of $350 in women’s shoes or designer handbags. Use online code: NMGC. Valid now through April 1st.

4 days only, save 20% off your entire purchase. Use online code: SPRING20 at checkout. Sale ends Sunday, April 1st. (Thanks Manhattan Milly!)

Scoop NYC
Save 25% off in-store & online during their Friends & Family event. Use online code: SPRING25 at checkout today through April 4th.

Macy’s Flower Show 2012

Going on now until Saturday, April 7th.  Head over to Macy’s  Herald Square at Broadway and 34th Street to take a trip to Brasil. Step into the 5,000-square-foot tent paradise garden inspired by plants and flowers in Brasil.

Open Monday-Saturday 10am-9:30pm and Sunday 10am-8:30pm.

Mom Puts 7 Year Old On Diet in Vogue

In case you haven’t gotten around to your April issues yet, be sure to check out this insane Vogue article about a mother’s extreme efforts to help her daughter slim down to a healthier size. In yet another case of moms making questionable parenting decisions when addressing body issues, Dara-Lynn Weiss joined the crazy-overbearing-parent ranks when she took an unconventional (we hope) approach to addressing her daughter’s early diagnosis with clinical obesity, putting her seven-year-old daughter, Bea, on a year-long diet. While Bea’s health is the obvious priority, and risks of high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes are certainly not healthy, we think this mom’s methods were more brutal than beneficial. Bea’s juvenile diet doesn’t emphasize playing outside or making healthy choices, and Weiss says that getting the seven-year-old to slim down was as easy as providing her with “less to eat” (though we should note that her daughter wasn’t exactly scarfing down Twinkies in the first place, according to the article). In true One-Percenter style, Weiss writes of an incident when she limited her child’s food intake after realizing she had indulged in “nearly 800 calories of brie, filet mignon, baguette, and chocolate” during a school celebration. But her mother also writes about a few of her own struggles, including issues with body image and how annoying it was to hear her daughter “complain of being hungry.” Now 16 pounds smaller and two inches taller (plus, a reward of a feathered hair extension), Bea’s mother says, “That fat girl is a thing of the past.” What do you think of this sticky situation — is this mom in the right by depriving her daughter to improve her health, or should she have weighed some other options? (Jezebel)


Ivanka Trump Debuts her new line

We have always admired Ivanka Trump’s classic and sophisticated sense of style, especially when contrasted against the likes of other heiress-turned entrepreneurs. Our pure sense of curiosity pulled us to Lord & Taylor to check out the debut of her ready-to-wear collection.

Despite the fact that Lord & Taylor leans to a more mature crowed, we were hoping that this clothing line would breath a bit of sophisticated youth into the 185-year-old department store. Unfortunately, the collection was a bit more matronly than we would have hoped and contained too many prints to be considered a must-have classic.

Nonetheless there were a several worthy items. Our favorite picks are the pink pleated cotton Audrina skirt ($145), the double-layered Betta dress ($155) and Trump’s structured take on the classic black pencil skirt ($125). Ivanka’s traditional trench coats and colorful safari-style dresses are spring and summer staples.

Ivanka’s collection is priced quite reasonably and ranges from $50 to $225. With Lord & Taylor’s frequent sales and promotions, this means you can look forward to snagging most items for 20% to 50% less during sales time. Unlike many other celebrity clothing lines, Ivanka’s collection seems to reflect her signature aesthetic. We can easily see pieces fitting into her busy lifestyle and we can likely use a few items too.

Those who share or curiosity can meet Ivanka in person and receive a signed sketch with any Ivanka Trump purchase at tonight’s L&T launch event. Best of all 10% of the launch’s proceeds will benefit the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign.

Ivanka Trump Clothing Launch
Wednesday, March 28
7pm to 8pm
Lord & Taylor, 5th floor

Sample Sale Alert – Elie Tahari

Here’s a way to revamp your office wardrobe while saving some money. Elie Tahari will be hosting their Spring 2012 sample sale next month. Save up to 70% off on women’s, men’s, and accessories starting Tuesday, April 17th. If you need a refresher on what this sale is like, you can always read the Mizhattan report from the last Elie Tahari sample sale.

Where: 501 5th Ave. (bet. 41st & 42nd St.), 2nd Floor.

When: Tuesday, April 17th, 8:30am~7:30pm
Wednesday, April 18th, 8:30am~7:30pm
Thursday, April 19th, 8:30am~7:30pm
Friday, April 20th, 8:30am~7:30pm
Saturday, April 21st, 10am~5pm

Kids line at Uniqlo

Uniqlo launched it’s kids line this week — they’re adorable! I wouldn’t say they’re SO adorable (a dress is $50) but some items are. You can find them only at the three New York City stores (What a great excuse for a city day shopping trip!)

Check out the cute little riders jacket for boys!