Members only shopping sites are popping up all over the place, but here at The Sale Rack we have a few that we absolutely love. Why? Because these sites continually offer fabulous brands at deeply discounted pricing.
First up, ideeli, let’s see what they have on the agenda this week & if you’re not a member yet, use invite code “greatsales” for instant access!
Monday – 1.19.09 (in progress)
Crafted from grainy leathers and washed lambskin, each piece rests elegantly against the body and feels as good as it looks. Soft silhouettes keep the bags contemporary while sophisticated shades keep them timeless. Dahan’s overarching theme of relaxed Left Coast style, however, is what keeps these pieces totally luxe.
French ready-to-wear designer Sonia Rykiel is a compelling presence whose intellect and individuality are apparent in her clothes. With her small bones and trademark mane of hair, she is probably her own best model, projecting assurance and energy. She began designing with no previous experience when, as the pregnant wife of the owner of Laura, a fashionable boutique, she was unable to find maternity clothes she liked. Continuing to design knitwear for Laura, she soon carved a niche for herself designing for well-to-do and sophisticated modern French women. Her handbags are as extraordinary as she is.
Tuesday – 1.20.09
Over the last twenty years, Yosca has earned a reputation as a true style-maker and trendsetter, especially in the arena of costume jewelry. Today, his collections are handcrafted and designed to unite the bold, brazen look of traditional “costume” jewelry with the sophisticated, organic shapes of finer pieces. Through this delicate balance, Yosca pairs bright enamels with gold metals and crystals with cabochon to create jewelry that is part costume, part real and totally unique.
Her line of handbags, SHIH by Stephanie Lin has all the fun-in-the-sun ease that defines California cool, yet still maintains the directional edge that New York style is famous for. Lin uses unique detailing – think studs, whipstiching and ornate hardware – to make her pieces stand out, yet one never gets the sense that SHIH bags wear their owners. As Lin says, “We design for the girl on the go, young and fashion conscious, but who still has a need for practicality.” In a world gone bag-mad, it’s thrilling to find a designer that can walk the tightrope line between functional and fabulous.
As a mother of two wildly sweet & under 5 year old boys I am always on the lookout for affordable, yet cool (i.e. no spongebob/dora/diego or any other televised cartoon character), clothing. Boys are especially difficult to shop for because of the over abundance of stereotypical images, like trucks & dinosaurs, and the aforementioned cartoons, stamped all over everything. Thankfully there’s The Mini Social.
The Mini Social provides private access to the most hip and modern designer clothing and accessories for mom, baby and child, all at up to 60% off. The invitation only site features clean, simple design, paired with a super easy shopping experience, and hosts two or more designer socials each week. As a busy mom on a budget, I so appreciate the great deals and ease of shopping from home.
Here’s another reason to love The Mini Social – all subscribers to The Sale Rack get $10 off their order at The Mini Social, now through the end of January. Use code “SALERACK10” at check-out for discount.
Not a member of The Mini Social yet?
No problem, visit The Mini Social to sign up and enter “firstname.lastname@example.org” in the referral box!
The Mini Socials happening this week…
Monday – 1.19.09 (in progress)
Ses petites mains refers not only to the sweet, little hands of those who would wear the clothes. But also, to the delicate details which separate disposable clothing from those you hope to cherish forever. ses petites mains tiny chic clothing for girls, in sizes 12 month – 8 years, is designed by Beth Miles and manufactured in San Francisco.
Wednesday – 1.21.09
Dante Beatrix makes goods that are functional, beautifully made, and have a quirky charm all of their own. Things that mix a childlike sense of wonder and humor with a modern sensibility.
Don’t forget to use code “SALERACK10” at check-out for $10 off discount.
For the scoop on more great stuff for kids, visit our Kids Korner.