Tag: on sale

Sidepon–Discount codes that save you a lot of money. And all that valuable time.

We tell our readers time and again, do nooooot make an online purchase without first searching for discount codes. Especially at the big online retailers. There’s nothing more frustrating than hitting that “purchase” button to find out you could have gotten it for less. We were just introduced to SidePon.com who happens to be our newest, coolest CMP sponsor. And they just may have one of the smartest systems ever for finding and using discount codes. Once you find the retailer you want–everyone from Saks to the Sundance catalog, even Frederick’s of Hollywood (rowr!)–you’ll see all their existing codes...

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Nifty holiday gifties at a spectacular price

It’s not even Black Friday yet, but of course the deals are already starting to roll in. And this particular pick is so special that we have to tell you about every time it comes available. After all, there’s nothing we love more than a great deal– unless it’s a great deal on seriously cute stuff. The Darlybird Goody Bags are back at CMP favorite Darlybird. For just $16 + shipping, you get at least $45 worth of eclectic indie finds hand-chosen by Rachel. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, vintage ephemera, hair bows, cupcake liners, stationery, journals–you never know exactly what’s...

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Beep boop balloon!

Robots can be so hard, so inhuman. Until you give one a balloon and slap it on a onesie. Boom! Adorkable! We love the Balloon Bot shirts and onesies currently on sale at All Good Living Kids. Not only because they’re cute as a reset button, but also because they’re made of 100% organic cotton using ethical labor practices and eco-conscious screen printing. Neither people, trees, nor robots were harmed in production. Since they’re on sale, you might have to check which colors and sizes are available, but we’re still seeing onesies from 3 months to 18 months and...

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Shop. Get deals. Give back. Why we love Pure Citizen.

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...

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Are you t-shirt obsessed and time-starved? Join the club.

Spending time shopping for myself is basically a joke with two kids under the age of three, but it’s certainly nice to receive a little fashion treat every month in the mail. And that’s just why I joined StyleMint, the newish online, members-only club for T-shirts from fashion arbiters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. I never thought I was the type to subscribe to a monthly retail club, but StyleMint has definitely changed my mind. It’s pretty straightforward–you answer some questions about your personal style and which kinds of brands you prefer (i.e. if you need retail therapy, do you...

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sneakpeeq turns Facebook into a boutique

These days, I keep up with most of my friends via Facebook, even the ones who live close to me; our schedules are so crazy, with carpool and homework and sports commitments, that the only way we can visit is virtually. Which is sad, because those women are some of my favorite shopping partners. Now, with sneakpeeq, I can shop with my Facebook friends, and get a great deal at the same time — all without leaving the house (or the little league field or the karate gym, wherever it is that I’m logging on to Facebook). This app...

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How to wear color when you’re not inclined to wear color

My signature look is pretty consistent–jeans and a top that’s either black, white or grey. But when it comes to the accessories department, I’m up for any bold, crazy colors you throw my way, which is a lot of what we’re seeing for fall. In my opinion, jewelry is really the place to make a statement. That’s why I’m loving all the bright colored pendants on Urban Dencity. [don’t miss an amaaaaazing exclusive offer after the jump!] I recently discovered the gorgeous handmade trinkets on Urban Dencity even though the CMP editors have loved them for years. Each piece...

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Little Rue is made for kids and their grownups

I don’t know about you, but I’m totally addicted to all the flash sale sites out there. These days you can snap up everything from design-y coffee tables to contemporary art at awesome prices. Now, one of my favorites, Rue La La, has launched a a sister (or should I say daughter) site for stylish and adventurous families, with a charity angle we love. Little Rue is the newest launch from one of the original flash sale leaders. I love browsing Rue La La for deals on fancy jewels, weekends at the Canyon Ranch spa in Arizona and Orrefors...

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Shop it to Me turns your laptop into a personal sale shopper

I love a bargain, but I often hate the effort it takes to find one. Wouldn’t it be great to have someone keep tabs on all your favorite retailers for you, and let you know when the things you love go on sale? Yeah, that would be super. Fortunately, that is totally doable, thanks to Shop it to Me. This free service updates you on sales at your favorite brands and stores via their Sale Mail; you fill out a profile that includes size and brand information, as well as specifics of what you’re shopping for (dresses, shoes, accessories)....

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A new website offering haute couture for the highchair set

As if I needed more cute kiddie clothes to covet, an uber-hot European shopping site for kids under 14 is launching stateside, with free shipping to boot. Hold on to your credit cards! Alex and Alexa is every fashionista-in-training’s dream come true. With the latest mini-me styles from very grown up labels like Chloe, Dior and Marc Jacobs (well, Little Marc Jacobs), this site is not for the frugalista. That said, their sale section does have some awesome deals–70% off a cool striped skirt by Kid by Phllip Lim, or a pair of fab skinny trousers for $17 down...

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What’s hot for kids in summer 2012? The stuff on sale during summer 2011.

I’m not quite why I never think to shop Zara for kids. I’ve been shopping there myself for years, but it never crossed my mind to check out their selection for little people until wardrobe stylist (and mom) April Johnson, suggested it to me recently. I figure, hey, she’s dressed Julia Roberts and Ryan Reynolds; she can certainly find something cute for my girls. If you’re not familiar with Zara, they make crazy affordable, decently made clothes with European styling. And fortunately, they go from 0-14 so you moms of bigger kids and tweens are in luck. Especially considering...

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How to make MYHABIT your habit

I love shopping for clothes. But what I really, really love is shopping for clothes and getting a great deal. That’s why finding out about this private fashion deal site set off my Pavlovian response–just subtract the drool. Oh, who am I kidding; add the drool back in. Especially considering they just launched an entire section for home decor too. MYHABIT is the private fashion deal site by Amazon. Think Gilt or Rue La La, but with at least 60% off designer clothing for men, women, and kids, plus free shipping (always!). The brands are rad, trending toward things...

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Chic as a Hobo

About this time in summer every year, I hit a strange period of handbag ennui. I want something new and fun for summer, even knowing that fall bags are right around the corner. But thanks to Hobo, I might have found a sweet choice that can take me from one season to the next. The Hobo Sheila bag has a sturdy leather exterior that I need, coupled with a slightly slouchy, soft shape and a bit of a distressed look that keeps it from being all business. The zip top is key essential for us city moms, and the...

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Facebook Fans – Introducing the Cool Mom Picks Deal of the Day!

We love a great deal as much as you do, so we’re thrilled to be introducing a cool new deals program just for our Facebook fans. We set it up so that our readers can score awesome discounts on some of our favorite, rarely discounted brands. Starting next week, keep your eyes on our Facebook page for a one-day only deal. Act fast to take advantage, before the discount code ends at midnight. All you have to do to gain access is “like” the Cool Mom Picks Facebook page. Easy! Along with these fantastic deals, liking our page brings...

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We’ll miss you Nico and Zoe and Oliebollen!

We’re always sad to see shops close, particularly when it’s two of our all time faves like Oliebollen and Nico and Zoe, but there is one small bright side, that is if you’d like to score huge discounts on their gorgeous inventory. [Don’t miss the amazing discounts after the jump] You’ll find no shortage of designer kids clothing brands at Oliebollen, where you’ll find Tea Collection (left), Sea Kai Run, and Misha Lulu, plus gifts for babies and toys galore, all marked down 25-80%. Nico and Zoe is known for their excellent taste in safe toys for kids, with...

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And the Cat’s in the Apron and the silver spoon…

We’re always sad to see a small shop we love, like Cat in an Apron, close its doors. But there’s a silver lining. At least if you’d like to get 50% off their remaining inventory of beautifully tailored clothing, gifts and accessories. Cat in an Apron specializes in pretty hats, cute onesies, fancy burp cloths, cozy swaddle blankets, sweet hair accessories, and more. Or at least, this week. As the inventory dwindles, they’ve mentioned even further discounts, so keep an eye on the Cat in an Apron blog if you want to score some great deals. We’ll miss you,...

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Social Goodies blends great shopping deals with great causes

I don’t know about you, but these days, my inbox is totally overwhelmed with messages from good-deal sites. Don’t get me wrong, they’re all awesome deals–I’m glad I signed up for all of them, and wish I could nab every bargain. But for me to sign up for a new one these days, it has to be different from the others. That’s why Social Goodies is rocking my casbah. Social Goodies is the newest in daily-deals sites–but with a twist. Every day, there’s a new, awesome deal up for grabs, like $12 for $24 worth of trendy sunglasses from 80’s...

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Turn up the design factor at home with Fab

As a design junkie, imagine my delight at learning that Fab.com, a new flash-sale site featuring daily design deals, just launched today. Fab is a carefully curated collection of all the coolest stuff, for your home and your life, all at seriously great discounts. [don’t miss an invitation link after the jump!] I’ve been getting rid of things around my house this summer, which means that suddenly I have no lamps in the guest room and no coffee table in the game room. I’m tired of the cluttered, hand-me-down look of our space. What I really want is to...

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Gilt Taste is a Virtual Feast

If you have yet to visit, there’s a deliciously gorgeous, high-end new site for the foodies mamas among us: Gilt Taste. It’s like everything that’s great about Gilt plus everything that was great about Gourmet. Gilt Taste in fact is helmed by former Gourmet editor-in-chief Ruth Reichl. So not surprisingly, you’ll find tips on cooking and introductions to new foods, dishes and ideas written by the in-the-knows of the foodie world, like Gourmet‘s Barry Estabrook and Orangette‘s Molly Wizenberg. The free membership site includes an online market, giving you direct access to artisan products often only available to elite urban foodies...

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We heart real artists

We love seeing the amazing work of independent artisans recognized on big sites–except when they don’t actually give credit to the artist. That seems to be the case with jewelry artist Stevie Koerner of tru.che, whose beautiful United/World of Love line has inspired an exact replica on a certain huge retailer’s website. In honor of all the support she’s gotten from the web today, she’s offering a fantastic discount on all her pieces. But hurry, it lasts for today only! You can score 20% off Stevie’s beautiful sterling silver jewelry, whether you’d wear the country of your heritage or...

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