Tag: on sale

Sale alert – Eco-friendly deals that will knock your organic socks off

I’m never far from a good sale, but a great one – well, I just can’t pull myself away. And thus is the case with the awesome moving sale at natural boutique UrthChild. You can score great deals on all sorts of fantastic eco-friendly brands, like this adorable Kate Quinn Organics yoked dress (now just $12.00), or one of our fave baby booties Isabooties (only $14.50). If you’re in search of higher priced designer brands, there’s no shortage of those either. They’ve got the rarely discounted Sarah Waldo Organics pieces like this beautiful Jessica Blouse as well as the...

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Clearance sales abound! Avast ye bargain shoppers!

It’s probably pretty clear that my favorite time for shopping is anytime, but I do so love the end of season sales – and what a doozy we found over at Parasols Kids Boutique. If you act fast, you can grab designer duds for your kids ranging in price from $5 to $25, which include summer styles as well as last fall and winter – an extra cool bonus. There are plenty of boy options, which seems like a rarity – like this great boys’ button down shirt (currently $15 down from $65 – pictured) which is perfect for...

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The 2010 Cool Mom Picks Back-To-School Guide is here!

It’s 104 degrees outside, and you know what that means: back to school and our annual Back to School Shopping Guide! We know– it doesn’t make much sense. But we also know that the next few ultra-sunny weeks will require new clothes, shoes, backpacks, and lunch gear. And let’s not forget indulgences for us moms, whether the moms in question are missing the carefree days of summer or mourning that first bus ride to Kindergarten. Sniff sniff. [Awesome giveaway after the jump!] This year’s Back to School Shopping Guide has everything you’d expect, from hip indie items to big...

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Summer sales – Stock up for next year!

I’m a huge fan of hitting end of season sales to outfit my kids for the following year. The clothes are still cute one year later (imagine that!) and even better, I can usually score the more expensive designer brands that I’ve been coveting all season long. Take the big summer clearance sale at the very stylish Lollie boutique where you can snag up to 70% off on some amazing brands. I love this Wrecking Ball tee by CMP fave City Threads (pictured left) for my truck-obsessed son, now $14 down from $28. I’m also digging their great selection...

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The pros and cons of 6 top online coupon sites

As most of us frugal online shoppers know by now, you don’t buy something without first checking to see if there’s a coupon code and a way to get it cheaper. It’s why we work really hard to secure exclusive codes for our readers here. Well, you should also know that when I’m not here at Cool Mom Picks, I’m busy finding the best deals and coupon codes to share over on my frugal-minded site, Want Not. It’s really the only site you need for coupons and deals if I do say so. In fact, it’s the only one...

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Spotting bargains across the pond

Most of the online shopping I do at UK shops is of the window variety. As in, browsing only, do not pass go, do not add to my cart, do not pay international shipping. But sometimes I stumble on a sale so good, it makes it worth it to do more than drool. At the UK’s Alex and Alexa, their chic kids’ and baby’s clothing are on sale now at up to 50% off. Click on sale, sort by price, and you’ll find all sorts of goodies to love from labels like Imps + Elves, No Added Sugar, Diesel...

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I think I’m in pre-love. With sterling.

Did you ever have a crush on that older, out-of-reach guy back when you were in high school? (And no, I’m not talking about Edward.) This dreamboat was way out of your league, but then you realized he had a younger brother in your grade who was maybe even cuter and much more accessible. Well, it’s possible to have that same exact experience with jewelry. [see fantastic offer after the jump] So you know we love the gorgeous jewelry from Monica Rich Kosann and The Fine Art of Family. But you also know we do more swooning than flaunting,...

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The huge summer sale that’s molto bella at Estella

Estella is one of our favorite NYC boutiques, and it’s also Italian for star. (I mention this only because it makes me crave Italian cream cake.)  While Estella definitely sells the kind of designer kids clothing that makes you wish for a bigger budget, they’re having an amazing sale right now that’s certainly worth a look when you’re inside, taking a break from the humidity. At the Estella summer sale, you’ll find several luxe selections I love like lovely Album de Famiglia snap-front tunics for 50% off. I also like some sweet dresses from Estella’s own line which are...

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Rainbow Bright vs. the zombies

“My baby will never wear pink,” I once said. But I had to eat those words when I discovered that all those gender neutral onesies in melon, lemon, and lime made my darling, olive-skinned daughter look like a zombie. And I have pics to prove it. If only I had known about the rainbow of colors and prints at Vyssanlull. [see giveaway after the jump!] The statement “it’s all good” definitely applies to this sparky Scandinavian design shop we already love, but their new line up of summer clothes for babies and kids is full of all-stars. Of course...

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Summer is here, which means good news for moms of boys from Tea

Two of my favorite words are “simply elegant”, but I’ve never gotten to apply that concept to my son’s wardrobe before. Which is why I have a total adoration for the summer Daily Tea collection just out for boys and girls. We’ve already described how much we love the spring collection, and the summer collection is a perfect follow-up. [killer giveaway after the jump!] I love the gorgeous but masculine palette of the boys’ clothes, which goes from newborn to age 8. The designs marry boy-friendly symbols with Korean aesthetics for animal shirts that are miles from cutesy. I...

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Mini Social is keeping boys all stylish and wallets half full

We love the online flash sale site, The Mini Social, because finding cool boys clothes, especially at up to 60% off, is always a challenge. But this week is extra-special since through June 18 it’s Boys Week, and a portion of all the sales will benefit the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. You’ll find hot kids’ clothing brands like CMP faves Little Ruler, Wonderboy and Baby Susu. You can also see what celeb guest editors have to say about keeping their boys stylin’–and it might make you feel good to know that even clothing designers and actresses still have...

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Saying no to gladiator shoes

I have been coveting this one pair of Michael Kors slides since I slipped my feet into them at local trendanista boutique, Scoop. On three different occasions. The buttery leather and comfy flat sole coupled with the perfect shade of neutral made it tops on my casual summer shoe covet list. (Yes, I have multiple shoe covet lists subdivided by usage occasion. What? Doesn’t everyone?) Then I happened to spot the very same Michael Kors sandals for $50 off at Zappos and hello! Guess who has a fabulous new pair of shoes? While the upper had to break in...

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Beautiful little dresses at beautiful little prices

Ses Petites Mains has been consistently one of my favorite shops for small-label, beautifully tailored girls’ clothes from designer Beth Miles. And right now, you can hit their private sale–oops, did I just make it public?– for fabulous savings on their very special clothing for very lucky girls. My picks include the lovely 1940’s-esque shirtwaist dress, the sweet plaid sun top, a plaid slip dress (shown) that I wish came in my size, and the billowy tallulah dress which we own and is a well-worn favorite that’s held up beautifully after multiple (multiple!) washings. The sizes are limited in...

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Family travel, four-star, and discount all in the same breath.

When my husband and I talk about taking a trip, it always goes along the same script:“How about here?” “Too expensive.”“How about here?” “No good with kids.”“How about here?” “Are you kidding??”“Fine, let’s just go camping.” And don’t get me wrong, I like camping, but I’d be okay with a luxury getaway once in a while. Which is why, I suppose, I’ve recently become addicted to Hotwire’s Travel Ticker. The prices appeal to my penny-pinching side, and the wealth of available information appeals to my mom side. Why, perusing the Family Travel section yields all sorts of possibilities I...

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Dinosaurs aren’t just for boys

I’m all for putting my 5-year-old daughter in so-called “boy” dinosaur shirts, though her obsession with pink and all things girlie stomps my efforts. But now I shall strike back and win with the DinoGirl shirt from Jusami. This adorable, slim-cut shirt features a monstrous pink T-Rex being ridden by a pretty little princess with a wand in a completely ironic and awesome way, which totally makes me laugh. Whether you’ve got a dino-obsessed girl or not, this shirt is a definite winner. And just in case you’ve got a dinosaur loving kid of the male persuasion too, they’ve...

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Gilt Groupe goes maternity. Whoo!

Do you ever have that dream–the one where you go to a big, magical store, and everything is shiny and pretty and on a 50% off sale? I do, and I’m usually riding a glittery pink unicorn with shopping baskets as saddle bags. That’s why I’ve been ogling the sparklies on Gilt Groupe and their amazing flash sales on carefully curated, high-profile brands. We’re talking Fendi, Badgley Mischka, and high end kids clothing at Cosco prices. But what’s particularly cool is that if you join Gilt today, you can feast your eyes (and credit card) on their first-ever maternity...

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Baby gifts with a sense of humor. No April foolin’.

We figure if we weren’t be laughing at all the challenges of motherhood, then we’d probably be crying, so it’s no surprise that we’ve been long time fans of the hilarious selection of baby gifts at Wry Baby. And we’d be completely remiss not to mention their huge annual April Fool’s Day sale. Today only you can snag almost everything in the shop, like the twins onesie set that just so happens to be featured in our Baby Shower Gift Guide. Or my personal favorite – The Wheel of Responsibility – for 50% off. I’m not sure there’s a...

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It’s a high chair. It’s a low chair. It’s a HiLo chair.

When you discover a kids shop through the Wallpaper* Magazine Facebook Fan Page, it’s a pretty good bet they’re going to have taste up the wazoo. So when I clicked over to ella+elliot, yep. That’s just what I found. This beautiful Toronto store carries pretty much every brand we covet, and their crib selection alone will make modernists get as drooly as their babies. But I was really excited to discover this new-to-me HiLo high chair by Canada’s Age Design, which comes in all sorts of fabulous colors and rings in at about half the price of other popular...

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Video thrilled the Readeo star

I love books. Love them. And I love reading to my kids. But let’s say they are going to spend the weekend at their grandparents’ place. Or my husband and I decide a romantic getaway is in order (hey, it could happen). Then what would my separation-anxiety-ridden children do for stories? (Okay, I realize Grandma and the babysitter aren’t illiterate and bedtime stories might not be top of mind on a romantic vacation, but work with me, here.) Turns out, I can still read to my kids with the newly launched Readeo, a web-based library of children’s picture books...

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Go for the green

I have always loved pretty much everything at KLT:Works. Kristin Loffer Theiss makes the beautiful artwork, plush, nursery decor and apparel that just makes you smile in every way. And I’m smiling even more since discovering that for St. Patrick’s Day, through midnight, if you buy anything in her shop that’s green it will be 20% off. And not just green green–like emerald, lime, or kelly–but eco green. Organic. Neat. Personally, I love this organic birds nest tee, right in time for all things springy and new. But if I had a baby gift to buy, or a nursery...

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