American Eagle – 30% off and free shipping

Head over to American Eagle now and you can save 30% off your purchase and get free shipping. Enter code 70423781 at check out.this is valid thru 9/3.

Ten of the Best Labor Day Weekend Sales at Woodbury Common

Labor Day Weekend isn’t a huge shopping event for local boutiques, but it’s usually of epic proportions at department stores and, of course, outlets—where there are sales on top of sales on top of sales. At Woodbury Common, merchandise that’s already been marked down up to 65% off will be reduced even further at over 100 stores. We’ve pulled out ten of the best deals after the jump. Now all that’s left to do is book that Zipcar.


1. Banana Republic Factory Store: Get up to 70% off on select styles, and take 40% off clearance merchandise.

2. Bass: Clearance will be marked down up to 85% off; take 50% to 60& off the entire store.

3. Calvin Klein: The entire store will be on sale, with discounts of 10% to 50% off.

4. Chloé: Take an extra 20% off the entire store, excluding the Marcie and Paraty handbags, fragrance, and clearance. Shoes will be up to 75% off their original retail prices, and the Sidewalk Sale will include RTW from $50 to $250.

5. Dolce & Gabbana: Take an additional 40% off spring and summer merchandise.

6. Frette: New arrivals will be 50% off. The spring 2011 Edmond Frette Collections are 80% off, select bedsets and duvets are 70% off, and hotel bath and robes are 50% off.

7. J.Crew: Take 40% off women’s dresses, handbags, sweaters, and denim. Men’s sweaters are also 40% off.

8. Jimmy Choo: Further reductions will be taken on shoes and accessories of 65% to 70% off. Classic shoes and boots, along with other select styles, will be up to 70% off. Clogs sandals will start at $119.

9. Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th: Take 50% off clearance merchandise, 40% off women’s shoes, and 20% off handbags.

10. Theory: Take an additional 25% off already reduced merchandise.

Labor Day Sales Roundup

For this long weekend, I plan on kicking back and relaxing. But for those of you who plan on shopping, I give you a list of Labor Day sales to enjoy! Happy Shopping!!

Banana Republic
Starting tomorrow until September 3rd, use online code: FALLCALLS at checkout to receive 30% off your purchase.

Save an extra 20% off sale & clearance items. Use online code: BIGBAG20 at checkout. For in-store purchases, used this printable coupon. This offer ends on September 3rd.

Club Monaco
Take an extra 30% off already-reduced items until September 4th.

Enjoy an extra 50% off all sale items. Use online code: SUMMER50 at checkout. This offer ends on September 3rd.

Forever 21
For 4 days only, buy one get one free. This offer ends on September 2nd.

Enjoy 30% off your purchase with online code: FALLCALLS at checkout. This offer is valid starting tomorrow until September 3rd.

Save 20% off one item of your choice. Use this printable coupon now through September 3rd.

Pottery Barn
Up to 60% off now until Monday, September 3rd.

Ralph Lauren
Final reduction of the season! Take an additional 40% off select already-reduced styles for a total savings of up to 70%. Now through September 5th.

Scoop NYC
The ultimate closet clean-out sale. Take an additional 50% off already-reduced merchandise.

Tory Burch
Starting today until September 3rd, get 20% off when you spend $300, 25% off when you spend $500, or 30% off when you spend $750. Use online code: WEEKEND at checkout.

Victoria’s Secret
7 for $26 cotton panties including PINK. Use online code: 7FOR26 at checkout now through September 3rd.

Barneys Warehouse Sale

Now that we’re entering the home stretch of the Barneys Warehouse Sale, you can expect further markdowns. Thanks to one of our readers for giving us an update earlier… This evening, I grabbed a snapshot of the updated price list for those interested in seeing it. An extra 25% off is being given to most of men’s merchandise and women’s designer apparel. The better discount (40% off) is being taken off women’s shoes, sportswear, accessories, men’s casual pants & casual outerwear as well as home and kids. Expect even further reductions this weekend…

Where/When:255 W. 17th Street. Thru Sept 3rd. Thurs Aug 30 (9-9p), Sept 1-2 (9-8p), Sept 3 (9-7p).

Barneys Warehouse Sale_PriceList

Whole Foods in Midtown? WHAT!?! (YAY)

East side lunchers rejoice! Whole Foods, which just might be the best generic deli in Midtown, is opening its East 57th street location (btw. 2nd+3rd).  Doors officially opening at 9 a.m. Although the grocery store is by no means a bargain, and you have to be extremely disciplined with their pay-by-the-pound prepared food options (we know how quickly that can add up!), you’re not going to find a better quality by-the-pound lunch anywhere.

We found this post on RACKED, and couldn’t help reposting


Dear planners of sample, overstock and warehouse sales,

Listen: I’m all about the democratization of fashion or whatever. But I’m not okay with you people moving our sales to the internet. I’m speaking of Steven Alan, Diane von Furstenberg, Seize sur Vingt and now, our holiest and most hallowed of sales: The Barneys Warehouse Sale. (Don’t even get me started on all the stock we’ve already lost to Gilt and company. That’s a separate—and probably outdated—rant.)

Let’s get something straight: The collective New York fashion throng and, well, all New Yorkers, put up with a lot of crap living in this city.

We don’t get parking spots so we don’t have cars. We don’t get washing machines or dryers so we schlep our shit around or pay through the nose to have it done for us (which still requires schlepping). We don’t get clean, pretty snow and instead put up with weeks of yellow-gray slu so revolting it makes us long for August (a month that literally stinks).

We don’t get eat-in, sit-down Pizza Huts or real 99 cent stores and our groceries and sundries are so costly we might as well live on Guam or Fire Island. We don’t have yards and our parks—though mostly lovely—are always mobbed because we don’t have yards.

And our apartments? Well, when we graduate to a 700 square foot pad we’ve made it. We have room for one plant, and everyone asks us how much we’re paying. Meanwhile, Pennsylvanians can buy a four-bedroom for less and they still need storage units.

In return for such trials—trials unimaginable in places such as, I don’t know, Ohio—we as New Yorkers (and, traditionally, exclusively as New Yorkers) get really good deals on designer fashion at a series of sample sales, overstock sales, and the legendary, twice-yearly Barneys Warehouse Sale. These events allow those of us with even the humblest bit of disposable income (or credit, whatever) to own gorgeous things made from beautiful stuff that earn us compliments both here in the city and elsewhere (often from jealous, open-mouthed “fashionistas” in Ugg boots or similar).

Access to these garments is a comfort, a sign that in some small way we’ve made it, a security blanket, a thrill, a joy, an honor, a tenuous connection to the glamor and wealth that is so much around all of us even as it sort only exists for very few of us. Also, these sales keep us sample-sized—light on our feet and cardiac-healthy.

Trust: We still have to work to shop these sales. With their long lines, bag checks, and insane people hoarding everything from merchandise to mirrors, they require a ton of patience. They expose us to the elements while we wait in line, then expose our bodies to the eyes of shady strangers and our bare feet to disgusting floors when we finally get inside. They force us to make often irrational decisions without the option of an escape. There are no returns even if an item turns out damaged, so don’t even think about trying to exchange something because it’s the wrong shade of yellow for your skin tone.

Plus, frankly, they’re still not that cheap. Sure, saving a grand on something Lanvin is amazing! It’s life changing! You’ll be talking about that deal longer than you’ll end up wearing the garment! But you’re still spending $800 on something you might otherwise not buy at all (and you’re missing work to buy it).

But we put up with these issues because in the end, it’s worth it. The strife and cost and time and stress are steam-rolled by compliments and thread counts and exclusivity and an exquisite little hand-stitched label emblazoned with a lovely perfect logo.

And now! Now you’re taking this away from us? Our sales are supposed to be in the basement of Barneys, or some Garment District studio, or a hip-end-of-Chinatown showroom, or that weird space between the Ace Hotel and that spot that wholesales designer imposter fragrances while retailing gyros. And you’re moving them to the internet? Where people who don’t even live here can get to them? People who get cars and washing machines and Stuffed Crust Pizza can now get their paws all over my 70% off designer and contemporary clothing?

And for what? To make a little more money a little more quickly? Alternately, to save some money or some effort? To avoid monopolizing a space or some intern’s time for two or three days? I’m sorry. This does not sit well with me. This does not sit well with New York. And it needed to be said.

See you at the Barneys sale.

NYC Parents: Changes in the DOE’s New Gifted & Talented Test

NYC Parents — are you planning to have your child take the Gifted and Talented test? If so, The Department of Education has announced that it’s replacing one section of the exam —the Bracken School Readiness Assessment, which tests kids on their knowledge of colors, numbers and shapes—with the Naglieri Nonverbal Ability Test, which covers visual reasoning skills and abstract logic. Mommypoppins goes into details here – check it out here.

The new part of the test goes into effect this winter for G&T placement in September 2013. Check out  the DOE’s website for important G&T dates