09: Sales, Specials, Events & Giveaways

Who Is Tomorrow’s Secret Designer?

We got this message from our insider at Ideeli.com:

First off, tomorrow, we are having a very secret handbag sale. We can’t tell you the name but we guarantee this Italian made line is HUGE. Here is a hint, this designer won the Neiman Marcus award in 1947….

Our guess is that tomorrow’s designer is Salvatore Ferragamo since he won the Neiman Marcus award for his “invisible” shoe design.

If the designer is Ferragamo indeed, we’re super excited! It’s great being a part of this free invite only shopping community!

All tristinstyling readers and clients can click here to become an Ideeli member…

Illustration photo credit: museo salvatore ferragamo. Sandal photo credit: http://www.salvatoreferragamo.it

Barneys Designer SALE starts today

Barneys New York starts their designer sale today.

You can get up to 40% off regular prices on selected clothing, shoes, and accessories for men, women, and children, as well as gifts for the home.

There is also complimentary ground shipping on Barneys.com orders over $300.

Take a look at my top 5 picks from the SALE below:

1. Barneys New York, Budapest Messenger – Caramel ($785 $469)
2. Subversive, Toy Sunken Treasure Necklace ($795 $399)
3. Jennifer Ouellette, Vintage Berries Hair Comb ($40 $29)
4. Givenchy, Small Textured Patent Nightingale ($1575 $949)
5. Jennifer Ouellette, Jackie O Headband ($75 $49)


The M Missoni “Texture Handbag” you see pictured left is originally $658 but currently going for $199 until tomorrow evening… or when it sells out… which ever comes first.

These sale prices are only available through an an invite-only shopping community that I just discovered called, ideeli, where you get insider prices (up to 80% off) on luxury fashion, home and beauty brands, and weekly giveaways like the Miu Miu and Fendi one I missed out on because I didn’t sign up until just now!

Membership is free but you have to be invited to join. Come sign-up or take a peek at the sales to look forward to and deals missed like Gucci for over 50% off, by clicking here.

Starting at 11 a.m. EST tomorrow: L.A.M.B. shoes and watches, including the spring 2009 collection, are specially priced for ideeli members. Join ideeli today and be the first in line to get these hot deals!

Spring 2009 Handbag Giveaway

To celebrate the arrival of spring 2009, tristinstyling will be conducting a Shop Suey Boutique sponsored *giveaway for our quarterly newsletter subscribers in the United States. One lucky reader will win one handbag of his/her choice from Shop Suey Boutique.

Can’t wait and need to get it now? Enter coupon code “tristinstyling” at checkout and get 20% off your purchase!

You’ve seen their designer inspired pieces that I’ve blogged about like my personal favorite, the brown Bailey Satchel, inspired by the white Chloe Bay Bag you’ve seen on Reese Witherspoon and Kylie Minogue.

“What?! A real giveaway?” you say.

Yep. You heard right. Scroll down for details…

With Shop Suey’s spring merchandise in stock, I’ve got a few new pieces that have made it on my top 5 list:

1. Kayla Satchel ($32.99)
2. Tiana Tote ($58.00)
3. Bailey Satchel ($52.00)
4. Ramona Satchel ($58.00)
5. Marla Satchel ($58.00)

Shop Suey Handbag Giveaway Instructions:

1. Enter your first and last name (first name and last initial only works fine) below in the first box of the comment form.
2. Enter your e-mail address below in the second box where you will be receiving tristinstyling’s newsletter (the e-mail address below must match the e-mail address in our newsletter database to qualify).
3. Comment in the last box below with your favorite Shop Suey Boutique piece.

*Winner will be announced on March 30, 2009 in the tristinstyling newsletter. You must be a newsletter subscriber to win. For U.S. subscribers only. Winner must contact tristinstyling within 48 hours of announcement using the e-mail address on our subscriber list to qualify. If the prize remains unclaimed for 48 hours, a new winner will be random.orgly chosen etc.. By entering your comment you agree to the terms and conditions

Good Luck! We’re looking forward to seeing who wins!!

Remember: Keep your eyes peeled for our newsletter because the winner must contact tristinstyling within 48 hours of the announcement to avoid the prize going to another participant.

$10 off any $60 purchase at Victoria’s Secret

Get $10 off any $60 purchase at Victoria’s Secret through December 7, 2008 in-store! when you print and present this coupon before purchase. Click the photo on the left for the printable size.

If the image won’t print the barcode clearly for any reason, e-mail us at inquiries@tristinstyling.com and we’ll forward you the e-mail from Victoria’s Secret as soon as we can!

Their fine print:
Print this email and present it at any Victoria’s Secret store (excluding Outlet stores) to receive $10 off any purchase of $60 or more. Offer valid through December 7, 2008. Limit one offer per customer per day. Cannot be used with any other coupon, discount or introductory offer. Not valid on previously purchased merchandise, catalogue or online purchases. No cash value or rain checks issued. Associates of Victoria’s Secret and its affiliates are not eligible. STORE ASSOCIATE USE ONLY: Offer type 4016 for $10 Off a $60 purchase.

New Prop H8 Shirt Available at Blacklava.net for a Limited Time

Check out the new Prop H8 shirt at blacklava.net.

They are printed on American Apparels shirts and are going for a super cheap price of $9.95.

Free button included while supplies last.

Click the links to order:
Men’s T, Women’s T.

Then while surfing the net this morning, I stumbled upon this entry by Jake and had to link it:

Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Proposition Hate
by Jake

Thomas (not his real name) came to live with us on October 13, 2007. Developmentally disabled since birth, Thomas had been essentially abandoned by his father years ago. He’d been living with his mother for the last 15 years in a personal hell he still doesn’t have the skills or even the understanding to describe. From what he’s been able to tell us, she was grotesquely abusive. Instead of merely beating him, she’d make him bring her whatever she was going to beat him with to prolong his terror and humiliation. When she beat him until he bled, she wouldn’t let him clean up the bloodstains on the walls and floor … so he couldn’t escape the reminders of his beatings anywhere he went in the house. When he didn’t make his bed the way she wanted, she made him sleep on the floor next to it. For five years. When a man she was having an affair with committed suicide, she told Thomas she wished he had been the one to kill himself. She clearly had never taken him to a dentist. Or even taught him how to brush his teeth. And while she was constantly dressed in sequins and hats, she dressed him like a retarded, homeless stereotype: pants that were too short, used underwear that was 12 sizes too big and cracked plastic shoes that made him walk with a limp. click here to continue reading (from paragraph 2 on Jakes blog)…

5th Annual Coat Swap at Uncle Dan’s

Although a number of stores carry stylish outerwear for the winter season, Uncle Dan’s is the place to get a great deal starting tomorrow with their 5th Annual Coat Swap. Here’s how it works: Bring in a clean used or new jacket to Uncle Dan’s from Oct. 31 through Nov. 11 and your donation entitles you to 20% off the regular price of a single purchase of outerwear. *Limit one discount per coat.

Here are my top picks for stylish jackets for winter 2008 from Uncle Dan’s:

1. W’s Sophia Trench – Sophisticated and fucntional, a double-breasted Primaloft insulated trench coat built with attention to stylish detail.Double-breasted button down closure. Center front zipper. Two patch-on pockets. Removable waist belt. Internal media pocket.
2. W’s Grace Jacket – The Grace Jacket is a superior waterproof, breathable, stylish everyday jacket. Superior waterproof, breathable exterior make this a high-performance, stylish every-day jacket. Waterproof, breathable, seam sealed Metro fit. Fully adjustable, removable hood. Two way center front zipper. Two top flap chest pockets. Internal media pocket. Removable belt. Two hand pockets. Zippered sleeve gussets. Split hem.
3. W’s Kaya Jacket – The Kaya Jacket is hooded, waterproof, and delivers breathable protection for on-mountain performance and mobility to around-the-town environs. Waterproof, breathable, seam-sealed. Adjustable, removable hood. Two-way center front zip. Two top-flap chest pockets. Two hand pockets.
4. W’s Revelation Jacket – Sharp look, soft shell. MicroClimate Zoning welds fleece on the interior for warmth and soft comfort. Full snowsport feature set. Weight : 1 lbs, 8 oz / 692.00 g. Micro-chamois lined chin guard. One handed hood and hem draw cords. Interior water bottle pocket. Welded waist cord. Molded Velcro cuff tabs. Welded arm pocket with water-resistant zip. Zip off, Ergo hood with laminated brim. Hand pockets with water-resistant zips. Welded, interior, zip pocket. Two welded chest pockets. Exterior taped, water-resistant seams. Hard shell and soft shell, hybrid construction. Welded, water-resistant, superlight, pit zips. Water tight front zip. Fleece panels for warmth.

One Warm Coat is a national non-profit organization that assists in the donation of coats. OWC helps individuals, groups, companies and organizations across the country collect coats and deliver them to local agencies that distribute them free, to people in need.

The organization’s mission is to ensure that anyone who needs a coat has one. Providing this simple, yet vital, need helps people live productive lives year round. Since inception, more than 750,000 coats have been collected and distributed through One Warm Coat activities. Uncle Dan’s The great outdoors customers and staff have donation over 4500 coats over the past 5 years.

Coats will be distributed…
Evanston – Connections for the Homeless
Highland Park – Grandfamilies Program of Chicago
Chicago stores – Jane Addams Hull House Association

Bloomingdales Discount Card

Please read the e-mail that I received below for more information. For those of you who are interested in the discount card, please click over to our “contact” page and enter the following:

Subject: Bloomingdale’s Discount Card

And I will forward your information to my client who sent me the e-mail below:

from: tristinstyling client
to: inquiries@tristinstyling.com
date: Mon, Aug 18, 2008 at 3:45 PM
subject: Bloomingdale’s discount card

Some of you know I’m involved with HOPE, a group through Northwestern Hospital that helps expectant mother’s who are HIV positive to deliver babies that are HIV negative. They have been 100% successful for over 10 years! One way we are raising funds this year is with the help of Bloomingdale’s. For a $10 donation you receive a card giving you 15% off virtually everything in the store on August 27th from 10am to 10pm. Plus when you use the card, Bloomingdale’s makes an extra donation to HOPE directly. 100% of the fund go directly to HOPE, there are no administrative or other costs take out.

It’s a great group, and really inexpensive way to support them. Plus, who doesn’t like to shop those “back to school” sales! If you are interested, please let me know and I’ll get you the card to use on the 27th. You can use it at Old Orchard, North Michigan Ave, Medinah Temple, and Oakbrook. It’s a one day only deal with Bloomingdale’s so don’t miss it!


ps-Feel free to forward to your friends or anyone else you think might be interested.

Knock-off Report: Ted Lapidus 1980 Sunglasses

I grabbed a pair of Chloé Myrte knock-offs yesterday at Forever 21 for only $5.80.

The funny thing… is how Forever knocked Chloé and Chloé knocked Ted (pictured left on Nicole Richie).

Maybe Ted’s 1980 sunglasses are so last year (even though they’re from the 80’s) since Richie was seen sporting them all last summer but how can one complain when Chloé had designed such gorgeous pair?

While the vintage Ted version has a rounded frame with shiny gold accents, the Chloé “Myrte” version has a little modern touch to the design with blocky frames, matte finished gold accents, and a better lens (gradient) for driving.