Bad news, cool kids: American Apparel is closing their factories and basically being cannibalized and moving to Canada. So much for “designed, cut, and sewn in Los Angeles.” Yes, the company has their share of controversies, but they always did make solid basics we loved for our kids. So sad. The silver lining in all this is a 40% off sale that can help you grab some great basics for women, men and kids. But you’ve got to hurry! I poked around the site to see what’s what. For women, you’ll want to check out the ongoing sale on tees, leggings, dresses, and more....Read More
Category: Sales, Whoo!
If you’re looking for some of the best Cyber Monday shopping deals and discounts around the web today, we’ve we’ve put together only the biggest and best (sorry, get $1 off purchases of $100 — no room for you here) all from our favorite shops! We’ll continue to update the post with new deals all day long, so be sure to check back, and follow us on Twitter where we’ll be tweeting ones you don’t see here. And don’t forget to check out our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for even more gift ideas featuring indie designers and small businesses. There are some great discounts in...Read More
We love supporting our favorite small businesses every day of course, but to encourage you to make the most of Small Business Saturday, so many of them have offered up the best shopping deals and discounts today. We’ve rounded up more than 75 of them for you right here and we’ll even keep updating the post as more roll in — and be sure to follow us on Twitter where we’ll be tweeting them all day. What’s more, be sure to shop our 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for even more gift ideas from indie designers and small businesses, lots of which include their own discount codes too....Read More
If you’re looking for some of the best Black Friday shopping deals and discounts around the web, we’ve rounded them up for you right here, along with the best Black Friday tech deals over on Cool Mom Tech. We’ll continue to update the post with sales all day (and weekend) long, so be sure to check back. And you definitely want to follow us on Twitter where we’ll be sharing great ones as they come up. We’re happy to support a lot of these businesses, indie makers, and brands, which can always use a boost this time of year. So, happy shopping —...Read More
The best of the Cyber Monday Deals: More than 80 amazing deals from our favorite shops, big and small
Okay, let’s be honest. Cyber Monday deals are kind of like Black Friday deals, since now all the great shopping deals are available online anyway, and even last more than a day or two. Not that we’re complaining. So we’ve put together the best of the Cyber Monday deals for you, including some terrific deals leftover from Black Friday as well as some awesome new discounts and deals just for today. Be sure to take an extra good look at the discounts that support smaller businesses and indie shops. Though hey, we love getting our hands on some snazzy designer items, beauty products, and...Read More
If you’re looking for some of the best Black Friday shopping deals and discounts around the web, we’ve rounded them up for you right here, along with the best Black Friday tech deals over on Cool Mom Tech.We’ll continue to update the post all day long with sales all day (and weekend) long, so be sure to check back, and follow us on Twitter where we’ll be tweeting them. And don’t forget to check out our 2015 Holiday Guide for even more gift ideas featuring indie designers and small businesses. APPAMAN (above) 40% off site-wide with the code: FRIDAY40 DYLBUG: 20%...Read More
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This is a sponsored message from Etsy on Sale. What’s better than finding that perfect gift for someone special over the holidays? How about finding it on sale, all without the need to search for a parking space or stand in long lines of holiday shoppers. The huge new searchable marketplace of Etsy sellers, Etsy on Sale is now letting shoppers do just that. – Don’t miss a big giveaway just for CMP readers, below! – Whether it’s one-of-a-kind jewelry, handcrafted leather goods, tech accessories, ceramics, room decor, or gifts for kids, Etsy on Sale makes it easy to find the sale items,...Read More
Winter officially started just only a week ago, which means we’ve still got plenty of cold weather ahead for sweaters and hats and outerwear to wrap the kids in. We know, we can’t believe it either. And if your kids are anything like ours, they like to grow. Often right in the middle of the season. Which is why we’re always grateful for awesome sales on kids’ clothes, so we can score the stuff we need for less, just when we need it. So we’re cheering once again for our wonderful sponsor Jacadi and their huge winter sale, where you’ll find some of...Read More
Looking for the best Cyber Monday deals and discounts from big and small retailers? We’ve rounded up our favorites for you right here in one place. And we love that it’s brought to you by our sponsor Unilever, and their brand new NewDry Spray Antiperspirant that’s now available from five of their popular brands for men and women, like Dove, Degree, and Axe. So basically, we’re now giving you two ways to avoid getting sweaty in the stores today. Ha. We’ll be updating our Cyber Monday deals post all day long, so make sure to check back often, and follow us on Twitter as we’ll be...Read More
We love Small Business Saturday, which gives a much-needed boost to our favorite moms and pops around the US, from restaurants to shops to services. (Hey, need some dry cleaning done? Today’s the day!) Here are three ways you can shop small today and save, too. American Express Statement Credits If you didn’t realize, there’s actually some more incentive for you to shop small, besides putting your hard-earned money back into your community; you can actually get up to $30 in immediate statement credits from American Express. To do that, just enroll your American Express Card (it’s easy) then check out shopsmall.com where you’ll find all...Read More
If you’re looking for the best Black Friday Deals from retailers both big and small (you know, the ones who can’t afford to buy huge ads) we have the biggest and best deals and discount codes here. Plus, we’ll be updating it with new Black Friday sale info as the day goes on, so keep checking back and follow us on Twitter (what, you’re not already?) to keep up as well. Also, don’t forget we have tons of great discount codes from small businesses in our 2014 Holiday Gift Guide, all good through the end of the year. Happy holiday shopping! And...Read More
It’s crazy to imagine that anyone who shops isn’t yet a member of Gilt Group yet. We’ve seen them grow over the years from mere flash sale site, to a major retail force, with men’s clothes, maternity, food, and even city-specific sales. They’re one of the few sites of their kind that have managed to keep quality up and stay relevant–and if you’re not a member yet, now there’s a good reason to join. As in a $25 reason to join. If you sign up now using our invitation link then place your first order of $50+ by April 30...Read More
Every year for the last few years, it’s been one of our great joys to support Small Business Saturday, since small businesses doing wonderful things are the heart and soul of our site. Here, just some of the best Small Business Saturday deals and discounts you can shop right from home. We’ll be updating all day as we find more so keep checking back! SHANA LOGIC: Up to 50% off select items (great stocking stuffers, like the heart necklace at top) plus free US shipping on orders $50+ JULIAN + CO: 20% off sitewide with code BLACKCYBER through 12/2...Read More
We do love shopping on Black Friday, but we just might love sharing the best Black Friday deals with our readers even more. While we know there are huge discounts at the brick and mortar stores today (and uh, last night), we’re partial to shopping from home. Preferably with a cup of coffee in hand. So we’ve rounded up the best Black Friday deals we could find, and we’ll be updating our list all day, so keep checking back. And for the best Black Friday tech deals, don’t miss our post on Cool Mom Tech with discounts on electronics...Read More
It’s Cyber Monday, according to the retail world at large and the whopping big sales deals we’re seeing on websites everywhere today. Bu the truth is, the entire past three days have been a boon for shoppers looking to save on gifts right from their home computers. Here, our favorite Cyber Monday deals, well curated down to just the good stuff (says us), along with some of the great deals–some exclusive for Cool Mom Picks readers!–still going on since Black Friday and Small Business Saturday. Happy shopping! BLABLA KIDS: Save 10% off all their handmade children’s toys, nursery decor...Read More
We’re all about supporting small businesses here at Cool Mom Picks, so as you might guess, Small Business Saturday is one of our favorite days! Even though we already rounded up some of the best Black Friday deals from lots of our favorite indie-owned small bizzes yesterday, many of which extend through the weekend (so be sure to check!), we found a few more great deals in honor of Small Business Saturday that we wanted to share with you. And, just a note of thanks to you, as we’re a small business ourselves. Thank you so much for your...Read More
We’ve been proud supporters of Small Business Saturday since it began in 2010, and we’re so happy to see it take off in a big way. (Pun intended.) Then again, are you surprised? Every day is pretty much small business day at Cool Mom Picks. However this year, there’s one more added benefit: If you’re an American Express cardholder, you can simply register your American Express card, and get an automatic $25 credit on your account when you spend $25 or more at a local small business in person today. We typed in our own zip codes and found...Read More
Whether you’re up stalking the best Black Friday deals at o’ dark thirty or you’re waiting until you’ve had a few cups of coffee before checking out the sales, we wanted to share the best Black Friday deals and discounts we’ve seen. Now if you’re looking for tech deals, we suggest you head over to Cool Mom Tech, we’re you’ll find a monster round-up of some amazing discounts on electronics, accessories, and all sorts of cool geekery. Here you’ll find some of the best deals from our favorite small businesses. Happy Shopping! KANGAROOBOO: Save 15% off regular priced items...Read More
Right now, enjoy your families, sleep off the tryptophan, call dibs on the last slice of pie. You’ve earned it. But starting tomorrow? Cool Mom Picks is your holiday shopping 4-1-1. We’ve got you covered with the best discounts and deals all day long on Black Friday, and all through the weekend, whether you are braving the stores (brave, brave!) or staying home in your pjs with your laptop on your knees. So be sure to check our sites this weekend for the ultimate Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday roundups. Plus, follow Cool Mom Picks and...Read More
As much as I’m excited about spending Memorial Day weekend outside with my family, I anticipate we’ll need a little break from the pool and the 90 degree heat here in Atlanta. So I’m happy to have this awesome Pixar movie promotion on my radar just in case we need a little rest and relaxation. This weekend only, you can see four of your favorite Disney Pixar movies exclusively at AMC Theatres for $6. If you missed seeing Up, Wall-E, Ratatouille, or the much loved Toy Story 3 on the big screen, now’s your chance. Hooray for good movies. And air...Read More
My five-year-old and I finally agree on something: Other than stick-on earrings and a skull, this adorable artwork pretty much includes everything we love. The Monster Puppet Unicorn Theater print from MyZoetrope on Etsy is just about the cutest thing ever. Monsters! Rainbows! Unicorns! Puppets! And a magical castle made out of cupcakes. Everybody loves all of those things all of the time, right? No? Just me and Kindergartners, then? Richly printed on super-thick Museum Etching fine art paper, the signed 7×9 image is perfectly sized to fit in an 8×10 frame. If you love it, you can even...Read More
Forget investing in a new LBD; if you have any hopes of getting out this New Year’s Eve and want to update your look, I’d invest in the accessory of the year: funky, sexy stockings. If you’re not familiar with the Austrian label Wolford, these are about the splurgiest, spendiest, most amazingly constructed stockings on the planet. Let’s just say there are pairs I’ve had for more than 10 years that still look great. So I was pretty happy to see that a lot of them are on sale up to 50% off right now. (One caveat before you...Read More
When I first saw the new maternity line, Hatch, I wanted to order every single piece in the collection. Now here’s the funny thing–I wasn’t even pregnant then. [don’t miss a great discount and a tie-in with one of our favorite charities after the jump] Hatch was born when designer Ariane Goldman, the founder of twobirds Bridesmaid, wanted to create a line that stylish women would wear before, during and after pregnancy. She totally got the fact that mamas–no matter how much money they did or didn’t have–loathe the idea of shelling out for something they can only wear...Read More
I hate those winter days in which my lips are so chapped that wearing lipstick isn’t the best idea. So when I saw Burt’s Bees came out with a 100% natural tinted lip balm, I was like yep. Sign me up for some of that. [don’t miss a huge limited time discount after the jump] Those of us who love Burt’s Bees regular lip balm are a little culty about it (ask us about the secret handshake sometime) and the Burt’s Bees tinted lip balm is going to bring more devotees into the fray. They don’t impart a lot...Read More
Designer clothes tend to be timeless and well made — I guess that is why the magazines call it “investment dressing.” However, the reality is that most moms simply cannot afford to invest thousands of dollars on one article of clothing, no matter how timeless and chic it is. Even if we want it really, really bad, and it would look super cute on us. Yes, you could always hit up the consignment shops — but who has time to do that with kids in tow? And of course, there’s eBay, but how do you know that item you...Read More
Of all the Cyber Monday deals today, we might be the most excited about Tea Collection. A frequent CMP sponsor and a label our own kids wear a lot of, they’re not only offering 25% off their already reduced sale collection today, but for every purchase you make on their site today, one Tea item will be donated to the Global Fund for Children. Now you know why we love them so much. Here, just a few of my own favorite picks from the new 2011/12 collection that can keep your kids looking fabulous–and most importantly, feeling beautiful on...Read More
First of all, a big welcome to The Today Show viewers! If you caught our Editor-in-Chief Liz Gumbinner today talking about Cyber Monday fashion deals–and you like the idea of doing your holiday shopping from work or from home while you catch up on Bravo (or uh, Nova)–then you’ve come to the right place. Here, just a few of our favorite online deals today from shops big and small. Don’t forget to factor in the savings from mall parking and overpriced food court egg rolls. JACADI PARIS 40% off nearly everything in the US web shop*Our picks: Girls’...Read More
As a mom of a boy, I still can’t believe how challenging it can be to find cool, stylish clothes that will last an entire season (ideally longer!) without killing my budget. I’m more than happy to spend a bit more if it means I won’t have to buy new clothes every couple of months which is why I was so happy to have discovered Red 21 Boys a few months ago. Now, they’re our sponsor (hooray!) and they’re offering an amazing exclusive discount just for Cool Mom Picks readers. Which means you–and definitely I–are getting the best of...Read More
We love splurges, deals and steals, and we know you do, too. That’s why we hope you’ll become a Cool Mom Picks subscriber. It makes it all the easier for us to bring you the best picks we can find, exclusive discounts, and amazing giveaways. This month, four of our lucky subscribers will win a $100 gift certificate from Polarn O. Pyret, Sweden’s leading brand for kids’ clothing and one of our all-time favorites for style and quality. Just click here to subscribe and keep your fingers crossed. You’ll find all the details in our upcoming newsletter. Good luck!...Read More
Oh, honey. You know we love our flash deal sites. Gilt for designer duds? Check! Fab for home goods? Totally! Little Rue for kids? Please! Ideeli for splurges? You get the picture. And it goes on. But this one has a unique twist that makes our hearts feel as light as our wallets. It’s called Pure Citizen, and it’s making the world a better place through shopping. Pure Citizen works like similar deal sites–daily curated collections of goods that are available for a very limited time. But here’s the twist: everything on the site is carefully vetted to be...Read More
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