Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Are You Ready for Black Friday 2009?

The biggest shopping day of the year is almost here. After you stuff your tummy, many of your will hit the stores in the wee hours of the morning to catch the best deals. Considering the economy, we can be sure that stores will have some amazing sales. Not interested in hitting the stores early or dealing with the crowds? Shop online instead! There are enough sales on the web to keep you busy.

Black Friday Sites
The Official Black Friday Site 
Black Friday 2009 at Become.com
Deal News

Other Black Friday Deals and Tools
Midnight Madness and Chelsea Premium Outlets
Black Friday Roundup of Online Deals
TGI Black Friday App (yes, there's an app for that!)
Best Black Friday Deals
Black Friday In Store Deals: A Comprehensive List

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Dallas Divas: Last Day of FIG Finale Sale!

To all my readers in Dallas, many of you know that the Fashion Industry Gallery (FIG) Finale Sale is one of my favorite sample sales EVER! So, if you didn't check it out yesterday, you must do so today. Here are the details:

When: last day is today, August 29
Time: 11am - 5pm
Where: Fashion Industry Gallery, 1807 Ross Ave, downtown Dallas

Tip: Want the best selection? Go as soon as it opens? Want best prices? Go in the final 3 hours of the sale. Vendors will continue to slash prices until the end!

Happy Shopping!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Be Still My Heart: Nordstrom Rack's Coming to NYC!

Yes, it's allegedly true. Nordstrom Rack is coming to Union Square! My favorite bargain superstore will open sometime in the spring of 2010 right where the Virgin Megastore used to be. As the first Manhattan location of this Seattle-based retail company, fashionistas and bargainistas everywhere will have one more solid store to add to the list that includes Century 21, Filene's Basement, Loehmann's, Marshall's and TJ Maxx. I can't wait for spring!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Free Pastry at Starbucks Tomorrow!

Go to Starbucks tomorrow morning for a free pastry with beverage purchase! All you'll need is this coupon. Enjoy!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Feminine Finds from Etsy

I love going to Etsy to see what unique items I can find. Here are just a few feminine and flirty pieces to add to your summer wardrobe:
1. Tea Dress, $85
2. English Rose Ruffle Dress, $117
3. Tea Dress, $85
4. Ruffled Tunic, $88
5. Ice Cream Sundae Darling Eco Dress, $42

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Jimmy Choo Coming to H&M

My bargain shopping dream has just come true: Jimmy Choo is creating a line for H&M! According to WWD, Jimmy Choo has designed a collection of shoes that will be sold at H&M stores. We can expect to see them in 200 stores this coming November.

Is anyone else as excited as I am?
Photo: WWD

Monday, June 15, 2009

Attending a Wedding? Daytime Wedding Looks

Since it is peak wedding season, we're going to feature some inexpensive looks for just about any wedding you're attending.

Add some cute shoes, jewelry and a clutch and any of these daytime looks would be fabulous for your next daytime wedding. Even better, all cost under $100:

Vacation-Ready Dress

Ruched V-Neck Dress
Ann Taylor

City Style Tiered Ruffle Dress
NY & Company

Silk/Cotton Floral Dress
Banana Republic

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Save the Date: NYC Summer Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week 2009 is coming in July. Make your reservations early - as soon as June 30th. Check back to their site often to catch the list of participating restaurants.

Friday, June 05, 2009

Get Michelle Obama's Look!

Check out Instyle.com's feature of this Michelle Obama look. You can get the floral print cardigan from the Gap for just $35!

Friday, May 22, 2009

$1 Flip-Flops at Old Navy

Tomorrow is the day! For one day only - Saturday, May 23, Old Navy will offer their solid colored flip-flops for only $1! Yes, that's right one buck! Now that's what I call a DEAL!

Thanks, TBF.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

New Faith21 Line from Forever 21!

Forever 21 just launched their "Faith21" line online and at select Forever 21 stores. One of our faves in the line is this Cheetah Ruffle Shirt. This blouse is sure to turn heads!

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

HOT Flat Fringe Sandals from Payless!

Last week I was at a cute, fairly high-end boutique in Philadelphia. The sales person there had the most adorable shoes on, so I had to compliment her. I was surprised and delighted when she told me she got them from Payless! These Scarlet Fringe Sandals are only $22.95 and come in both black and blue. These Mork Mirrored Sandals are also pretty hot!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

NY Sample Sales Galore!

Here are the latest sample sale listings:

What: Ali Ro and MODO Derek Lam Eyewear (Ali Ro dresses, tops and blouses along with MODO eyewear)
When: Apr. 15 - 17. Thurs. & Fri., Wed. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Thurs. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Where: Savvy & Co's NYC Loft, 145 W. 18th St, (btw. 6th and 7th Sts) www.thesavvy.com

What: Psycho Bunny  (scarves, ties, hats, and polo shirts for men & women - 50 % off)
When: Apr. 16 & 17. Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: Leffot, 10 Christopher St., at Gay St. (212-989-4577). 

What: Bindya (spring scarves in ikat prints and plaids starting at $10. Also, tunics at 65% off)
When: Apr. 16 & 17. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: 49 W. 38th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., 9th flr. 

What: La Perla  (yes, La Perla!!!) - Up to 80 percent off deluxe bras, panties, sleepwear, and goodies from Frette.
When: Apr. 19-24. Sun., 1-6 p.m.; Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 4 W. 58th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., 4th flr.

What: Kara Janx  (neon stripe tank tops, high-waist skirts, and other stuff for 50-80% off)
When: Apr. 22 & 23. Wed. & Thurs., 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Where: 242 W. 36th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 8th flr. (212-594-4797).

What: Mara Hoffman (resort, spring, and swim ’09. Tops and bathing suits start at $15; dresses start at $50)
When: Apr. 23-25. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 120 W. 28th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves., 3rd flr. (212-505-3020).

What: MaxMara (MaxMara, Max&Co, Sortmax, 'S MaxMara, Marina Rinaldi and Weekend - up to 70% off)
When: Apr. 26-29. (April 26th 12PM - 5PM, Monday, April 27th 10AM – 8PM Tuesday, April 28th 10AM – 7PM Wednesday, April 29th, 9am-4pm)
Where: 123 W. 18th St., b/t Sixth & Seventh Aves.,  (212-388-0339).

What: Miguelina (floral dresses, camisoles, and silk chiffon blouses are up to 50% off wholesale prices)
When: Apr. 30 & May 1. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 20 W. 36th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., 6th flr. 

What: Ted Rossi (up to 75% on bangles, cuffs, clutches, and more)
When: Apr. 30 & May 1. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 15 E. 30th St., b/t Madison & Fifth Aves., ste. 300. (212-683-1726). 

Monday, April 13, 2009

Cute Party Dress - Under $40

With the economy in the toilet, it's hard to justify paying a lot for a cute party dress. Twelve by Twelve by Forever 21 is to the rescue! This adorable, yet affordable magenta ribbon party dress is only $38!

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Topshop Opens in NYC!

Today, Britain's own Topshop finally opens its doors in NYC on Broadway and Broome! Apparently last week they were giving away $500 gift cards on the street (how did I miss that?). I'm going to hit it up today and hope not to get too caught up in the madness.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New York Divas: Sample Sales Galore!

What: Rachel Roy
Why: Take more than 75 percent off coats, dresses, and eveningwear.
When: Mar. 15-19. Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 230 Fifth Ave., b/t 26th & 27th Sts. (212-920-1211).

What: J. Crew
Why: Womens Clothing. Sample sale. Back by popular demand, J. Crew women's samples - read-to-wear, handbags, scarves, jewelry and more. Also Madewell samples - ready-to-wear and accessories.
When: March 17-19 T-Th, 11-8
Where: 261 West 36 Street (7-8 Avenues) 2 Floor 212.947.8748

What: Issey Miyake
Why: Womens & Mens Clothing Sample & stock sale. For one day only ... Women's and Men's Collections. The wearable art of Issey Miyake transcends trends and fads. Elegant jackets with gathering and draped collars. Skirts made in shiny, winter-weight satin are flatteringly draped with an asymmetrical hem. The designer's runway collection as well as his Pleats Please, Issey Miyake Fete, Cauliflower, and HaaT collections will be on sale at up to 80% off. Mixed seasons. All sales final.
When: March 19 Th 8-8
Where: 145 West 18 Street (6-7 Avenues) Ground Floor 212.226.1334 Ext 231

What: Lauren Merkin
Why: Softer-than-soft leather handbags ($150-$225), clutches ($40-$150), and accessories ($15-$25).
When: Mar. 17-21. Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 231 W. 29th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 201 (212-239-2459).

What: Abaeté
Why: Sundresses, ’40s-inspired swimwear, sweaters, and jackets up to 80 percent off.
When: Mar. 19-21. Thurs. & Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 560 Broadway, at Prince St., ste. 509 (212-334-4755).

What: Me&Ro
Why: Up to 75 percent off silver and 10- and 18-karat gold jewels.
When: Mar. 19-21. Thurs., noon-7 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 13 Crosby St., b/t Howard & Grand Sts., 2nd flr. (646-747-5900).

What: Saja
Why: Gowns, cocktail dresses, knits and sweaters at more than 75 percent off.
When: Mar. 19 & 20. Thurs. & Fri., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 250 W. 39th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 1601.

What: Only Hearts
Why: Up to 80 percent off ready-to-wear and lingerie from Only Hearts, Alice McCall, Madison Marcus, LAmade, and more.
When: Mar. 19-22. Thurs.-Sat., noon-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 230 Mott St., b/t Prince & Spring Sts. (212-431-3694).

What: Tucker by Gaby Basora
Why: Resort, vintage, and limited-edition pieces starting at just $50.
When: Mar. 19-22. Thurs. & Fri., 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 13 Essex St., b/t Hester & Canal Sts. (212-777-8711).

What: Marchesa
Why: Stunning gowns, cocktail frocks, and evening separates (sizes 0-12) for 50-80 percent off.
When: Mar. 25 & 26. Wed., 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Thurs., 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Warwick Hotel, 65 W. 54th St., at Sixth Ave., 2nd flr.

What: Hermes
When: March 25-28, W-Sat 10-6 Th til 8
Why: Womens & Mens Clothing Sample & stock sale. Twice a year, Hermes has a sample sale for mens and womens ready to wear and accessories. Be patient. There will be long lines for this event.
Where: The Metropolitan Pavilion 123 West 18 Street 6-7 Avenues, 4 Floor Gallery 212.759.7585

What: Salon 9 Showroom
Why: Swimsuits by Red Carter, Zimmermann, and Brette Sandler at $40-$150.
When: Mar. 30-Apr. 3. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 241 W. 37th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 923.

Thanks, DailyCandy and Girlie Girl Army!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Say it Ain't So: Z Gallerie is Closing 25 Stores

I am so bummed...One of my favorite home decor retailers, Z Gallerie, recently announced the closing of 25 of their stores, including all Ohio locations. Check out the full story here. Let's hope Z Gallerie's fate is better than these companies.

Thanks, Melissa!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Spotlight on: CB2

What is CB2, you ask? CB2 is Crate and Barrel's ultra contemporary, less expensive sister store. Unfortunately, only six stores currently exist, but luckily you can find many of their items online

CB2 has tons of great items to dazzle any home, but here are a few of my favorites:

Paleo Vase - $9.95:

Bud Appetizer Plate - $1.95 each:

Friday, February 13, 2009

NY and LA Divas: Barney's Warehouse Sale

Barney's Warehouse Sale is going on now! Merchandise will be 50-75% off!

Los Angeles: February 5th - 16th (Barker Hangar, Santa Monica Air Center)
New York: February 12th - March 1st (17th Street between 7th and 8th)

I am checking out the NY location tomorrow. Happy Shopping!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

We've Changed Our URL!

Diva on a Dollar has changed its URL from www.divaonadollar.blogspot.com to www.divaonadollar.com. Please change your bookmarks. If you don't, don't worry! You will be redirected to us.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Today Only: 43% Off at Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole is offering 43% off EVERYTHING online and in store today in honor of Super Bowl XLIII! What a deal!

Some of my faves are this yellow leather hobo, these Street Wise high boots, and this black short puffer jacket.

Also, spend at least $100 and get free shipping!

Thanks, Raquel!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Store Discovery: Martin and Osa

Last Saturday my boyfriend and I went shopping at The Westchester in NY. We happened upon Martin & Osa, a store I had seen at NorthPark Mall in Dallas but never went into thinking it was not quite my "style." I must say, I was pleasantly surprised.

Here's some background: Martin and Osa is owned by America Eagle Outfitters and is named after Martin and Osa Johnson, Kansas natives and explorers who captured their adventures to remote, exotic locations in films, photography and books in the first half of the 20th century. There is even a safari museum in their honor. The store itself reminded me of a Zara meets Banana Republic meets J Crew. I found it refined without being stuffy and stylish without being too trendy. The quality was high for the prices, too. My boyfriend bought two button down shirts for only $18 a piece! I fell in love with some ankle boots, but unfortunately they didn't have them in my size.

To make things even better, Martin & Osa online has FREE SHIPPING BOTH WAYS (yes, you can return it for free if you don't like it!). Right now you can take an extra 30% off of already reduced merchandise - they're practically giving things away. Here are some of my faves:

Cross-Over Pleat Skirt - $27.97 (was $79.50)

Heeled D-Ring Ankle Boots - $48.96 (were $160! - I personally saw these in person and the quality of the leather could rival Cole Haan)

Cowl-Neck Sweater Dress - $38.46 (was $130 - they only have L-XXL sizes, so act quickly!)

Monday, January 19, 2009

New York Divas: J Crew Sample Sale

Fans of J Crew know that they NEVER have sample sales. Well this week, J Crew-aholics and fans all over New York will have six days of up to 70% off heaven! Here are the details:

SSS Sample Sales
261 W 36th Street
(between 7th & 8th Ave)
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10018
Tuesday, January 20 - Sunday, January 25 (Tues - Thurs: 10am - 7pm, Fri: 10am - 6pm, Sat-Sun: 11am - 5pm)
Items will include men's, women's and crewcuts
Find out more details at Clothingline's website.

I will be there on Wednesday! Happy shopping!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Diva Dozen: Celebrity Looks, Deep Discounts, and More

Happy Friday! I hope you are all geared up for a great weekend (especially those of you heading out to DC for the inauguration)! Here is a sample of some great posts and deals around the web:

1. 70% off sale at Diane von Furstenberg. You can also get this $70 Obama tote on her site. So cute!
2. The Budget Fashionista's review of website 1site1price.com (where everything is $29.99!)
3. Find out where to get Eva Mendez's Golden Globe dress for less on Style it Less!
4. If you liked Tina Fey's dress better, Celeb Look shows you how you can get it on the low-low.
5. Freebies for all posted by the Cheap Chica.
6. Take an extra 50% off of Old Navy online by using EXTRA50 at checkout (more details at Bargainist).
7. Get this Luxe Croc Clutch for $11.99 at Forever 21.
8. Check out how you can get Rosaria Dawson's look for $90.78 at Fashion Under $100.
9. Preview Orla Kiely Housewares for Target at the Budget Babe.
10. Great hostess gift: Double banded platinum nut bowl for $4.99 from West Elm.
11. Cute multi-color ruffle top for $10.48 at NY & Co.
12. Take an extra 50% off of a bunch of items at Bloomingdale's (including these Stuart Weitzman Pluto leather boots)!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Dallas Divas - It's FIG Finale Time

As many of my loyal readers know, the Dallas FIG Finale Sale is one of my favorites around. I have written several posts including this one and this bargain brag back in 2007. This week is the first of two of their sales in 2009 (the second one will probably be in August or September). With the economy the way it is I would not be surprised if there are even better deals than normal!

Here are the details:


1807 Ross Ave., Dallas, TX 75201
VIP SHOPPING January 15th 5pm to 9pm ($50)
General Admission
January 16th 10 am to 9pm ($12)

Since I moved from Dallas and won't be able to make it, I am going to rely on my Dallas Divas to keep me informed and let me know how it is. Feel free to email me pictures and I will feature them on an upcoming post!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Getting Married on a Budget: Wedding Dresses Under $500

It is peak wedding planning time! Last year I attended 8 weddings. Just last month alone three of my friends got engaged! Wedding planning is not slowing down, but with the economy the way it is, many brides are looking at ways to cut corners without compromising on making their big day one of the happiness of their lives. Like I have before, I will be featuring a series of postings highlighting ways you can have the perfect day without spending a fortune.

Below are some elegant bridal gowns all under $500 (some even under $200!):

Alex Evenings Single Shoulder Mesh Gown - Dillards: $120
Kate Metallic Strapless Dress - Ann Taylor: $199
Stretch Pique Sheath Dress - Neiman Marcus: $199 (plus an extra 20% for a limited time!)
Atria Fitted Low Back Gown - eDress Me: $205
Mary L. Couture Notch Bodice Halter Gown - Nordstrom: $228
Scala Beaded Off the Shoulder Gown - Dillards - $240
Silk Tricotine Sophia Long Dress - J Crew: $295
Silk Tricotine Goddess Long Dress - J Crew: $325
Calvin Klein Satin Gown with Detailed Bust - $330
V-neck A-line Chiffon and Satin Gown - The Rose Dress: $338
Faviana White Ruched Bodice Gown - eDress Me: $338
Tissue Organza and Satin Mermaid Strapless Gown - The Rose Dress: $350
Strapless Matte Satin Gown - The Rose Dress: $398
Aidan Mattox Niteline Beaded Strapless Gown - Nordstrom: $408
Taffeta Gown with Train - The Rose Dress: $498

Thursday, January 08, 2009

New York Restaurant Week

New York Restaurant Week Winter 2009 kicks off January 18! From January 18-23 and 25-30 you can check out three course meals from some great New York establishments. Grab lunch for $24.07 or dinner for $35.00. Check out the list of restaurants and book your reservation now (I just made mine)!

Thanks, J & B!

Update: There's talk that restaurant may be extended until February!

Today Only: 25% Off MAC Cosmetics Online

Today only, you can get 25% off almost everything on MAC's site. Use code MACFF9 at checkout to get the deal (Viva Glam products are not included). Stack up on your Lip Glasses and Studio Fix foundations before the end of the day!