Tag: on sale

Swankify your spring wardrobe for 40% less.

If you like swanky designer clothes but not the swanky designer clothes prices, one of my favorite ever boutiques is having a 40% off sale right now that’s definitely worth a few clicks. New Yorkers can pop into Scoop in person (I love the one in the Meatpacking District), but for the rest of you, just hit the website. I’m seeing deals on items like Seven Skinny Jeans, designer handbags from labels like Philip Lim and Zac Posen, and the awesome Alice + Olivia dress shown here. (Though darn, not in my size.) Be warned, non New Yorkers—this is...

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Surprise! It’s goodies!

Know what once arrived on my doorstep bearing a vintage gold cuff, a flower hair clip, 3 pairs of earrings, a journal, 2 dozen animal-print cupcake liners, and a baggie of carrot-riding-baby cake toppers? It was a Bag O’Goodies from CMP crush Darlybird, and I only paid $16 for the lot. Now you can get one, too. Once again, for just $16, you get a cavalcade of treats totaling at least $45. Each Bag O’Goodies includes a selection of limited edition, one-of-a-kind, and generally super cute stuff ranging from jewelry to vintage ephemera to baking goods and stationery. You...

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Orla Kiely inspires spring handbag lust

Okay, so I have a decent sized crush on designer Orla Kiely. I have only owned one of her bags which I bought with a Christmas bonus, and I wore it to death. I am holding out until my next birthday for a replacement, however her spring rhododendron pattern is really making me wish September was sooner. The Orla Kiely rhododendron bag comes in 3 colors as I have discoverd through my ebay stalking, though her website only shows granite and poppy, both stunning! And the granite is a nice alternative to black if you have trouble leaping to color,...

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Of A Kind – Indie design with an expiration date

Anyone who knows me well knows Rose, my best friend who has held the title since her family moved onto my block the summer before second grade.  It’s because of her that I have a strong respect for the role that all the BFF’s out there play in our lives. This could very well be why I connected with the backstory of Brooklyn-based design team Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson, a.k.a. Ace and Jig. These best friends who started as co-workers are now moms, business partners, and fashion designers that I’ve discovered through a super cool new website. [don’t...

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Hopscout – The coolest stuff for families at even cooler prices

There are no shortage of deals sites out there these days, and I’m all for it. Who wouldn’t want a few extra bucks in their wallet? But after getting hordes of emails for 55% off dental services and a bunch of other stuff I wouldn’t consider buying in a million years, this new site is a refreshing addition to the sea of discount shopping sites and coupon services out there. Enter Hopscout, my new obsession, and I’m guessing in about two seconds, it’ll be yours too. This beautifully designed site makes deal shopping a high-end experience, with cute sketches, ...

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Thought you could never afford to be an art collector? Think again with Exhibition A.

I’m a big fan of all the members-only online shopping sites. I’ve bought many outfits, handbags and even a vacation through them, but now I can expand my shopping arena to the world of art. Real art. As in, by real artists. And the best part is, it won’t break the bank. Check out Exhibition A, started by one of my fave designers, Cynthia Rowley. She, along with Bill Powers and Laura Martin, owners of Half Gallery, created this smart service for bringing art to the masses. Sign up for your free account and start cruising works by contemporary...

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Vincent Shoes, now on sale for the very last time.

My daughter has worn Vincent Shoes all four years of her life. In fact, Cool Mom Picks was instrumental in launching Vincent Shoes back in the very beginning, so plenty of our kids are familiar with the adorable Swedish styling and rugged construction–and the many compliments we get on our kids’ kicks. So, we are all terribly sad to hear that Vincent shoes is closing their virtual doors this spring. Of course, with every store closing there is an awesome sale, which makes it bittersweet. [don’t miss a huge huge special discount after the jump] Look around now and...

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Heartsy – like Etsy and Groupon had a thousand adorable babies and then I went broke

I’ve got one word for you: Heartsy. Oh, and a few more words: Etsy, like Groupon, and huge discounts on awesome handmade stuff. Sold, right? It’s called Heartsy, and you get the picture. You give Heartsy your email. Every day, they send you one outrageously deep deal on handmade stuff from an Etsy artist. If you like what you see, you buy the deal. And then you spend all day long ogling, choosing, and putting things into and out of your shopping cart with glee, finally using your voucher to buy the pretties. Right this moment, deals include 60%...

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A green dishwasher in shining stainless steel

With such limited kitchen space in New York. we need our kitchen appliances sleek, streamlined and pretty. (And our apartment resellable!) So when my terrible dishwasher went on the fritz after a 30 year run, I kind of freaked. On Twitter. And the folks from Kenmore Appliances were there to rescue me. I will be honest, Sears is not the first place that comes to mind when I think of gorgeous modern kitchen appliances. But gorgeous and modern they are, now keeping up with the high-end brands like Bosch and Miele, only often for a lot less cashola and...

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Pink cadillac? Try pink race car.

My love runs deep for Green Toys and for good reason. Their sturdy, inviting toys made from recycled milk jugs never fail to make my kids squeal with delight. But the new addition to their line has me as happy as it does my kids. [don’t miss a great offer after the jump] Their brand new eco-friendly race car toys are simply awesome. Made with the same detail as their bigger trucks and toys, these cars come in three colors – red, blue, and pink. Yes, pink. They race quite well on hardwood floors, and even though they don’t...

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Orange you glad spring is here?

What is it about orange on children that just makes me feel happy? It’s so springy and bright and optimistic–although of course, I look terrible in it myself. Wah. I love what one of my favorite small designers, Beth Miles of Ses Petites Mains, is doing with orange by tempering it with a seersucker plaid and some romantic ruffles to turn it into the cutest little dress for girls. [don’t miss a great discount and awesome giveaway after the jump!] The Betty Shirtwaist Dress, like all of the designs, is produced and designed entirely in San Francisco and made to...

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A Swedish sale on kids clothes as good as their meatballs

Man those Swedes are stellar when it comes to bringing beautiful design to the masses. We’ve long been fans of Vyssan Lull, an online purveyor of gorgeous, cheerful and eco-friendly kid’s clothing with style to spare. And even more so, now that they’re on crazy amazing sale. Usually clothes coming from of some of the best, high-end, Scandinavian fashion companies would have pretty steep price tags, but right now you’ll find them up to 70% off. The clothing, and accessories, range in size from Preemie to 7-years old and a lot of the merchandise is unisex (red and yellow...

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A ride on toy that the non-riders can love too.

I’ve found the degree to which children love ride-on toys seems to be in inverse proportion to how ugly they look in your living room. Cute sleek and modern? Eh. Big, shiny and plastic? Home run! But now there’s one that my kids will love just as much as I’d love looking at it. The Metal Speedcar Racer is one stunner of a ride-on toy. This 1930’s era replica is low-maintenance, it doesn’t guzzle gas, and it’s a snap to parallel park. Plus there’s no passenger seat, meaning your kid will never get stuck with carpool duty. It’s all...

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Sole Society: A monthly club perfect for Carrie Bradshaw and Imelda Marcos types

Imagine a club where you receive a brand new pair of shoes hand-picked just for you, every single month. And at a killer sale price too. Dream no more. The people behind the private sample sale site HauteLook just launched a site to do that very thing. Through Sole Society, $49.95 a month gets you a new pair of flats, wedges, sandals or platforms delivered to your doorstep every month. Here’s how it works: You take a personal style quiz so the folks at Sole Society can determine your “Style Bio” and curate your virtual shoe closet. Then each...

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Chunky is in.

This week, I popped into one of my favorite NYC department stores to leave my drool marks on the jewelry cases–kind of like a wolf marking his territory. Hey, maybe if I drool on this case here no one else will buy it? And then they’ll have to give it to me? Free? From what I saw, looks like this is going to be a really fun year for jewelry. I was smitten with all the big, colorful chunky gemstone pendants on display this season–if not all the zeroes on the price tags. So a quick look around the...

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More snow predicted. Retail therapy needed!

I don’t know about you, but the past couple of snowy weeks have been kind of blah. No, not kind of blah. Very blah. My two kids have been home with colds and I can’t think of the last time I got to do something all for me. A little retail therapy is in order here. Lucky for me (and for all of us), we’ve found a doozie of a sale from one of our favorite jewelry and accessory shops. [don’t miss a super sale offer after the jump!] No stranger to the pages of CMP, Polli is discounting...

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Welcome to the big time, Little Alouette.

We just love it when one of our favorite little mom-run brands makes it big. Not only because that means that quality construction and design reap the rewards they deserve, but because even more people will get to discover a great new star. It’s the same way I felt when my high school best friend showed up on a commercial for The Chapelle Show. That’s why we’re so excited that CMP perpetual crush, Little Alouette, is now available from Seventy Seven. Maybe you’re familiar with Little Seventy Seven— the online portal for American Eagle Outfitters and Aerie which hawks...

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Glamourmom – Now up to 70% off

I spend almost all of my breastfeeding hours in Glamour Mom nursing tanks and I have the credit card bills to show it. But with their new private sales member club you can now score between 30-70% off these awesome breastfeeding tops. If you’re not familiar with Glamourmom tanks, they are a comfortable, cotton stretch tank tops with a supportive nursing bra that’s smartly fit inside. It’s pure nursing wear genius, really. But unlike many of then nursing tanks out there, they come in a variety of styles – tanks that work under another shirt with more bra-like straps...

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Swim trunks for even skinny boys

I fell in love with the sturdy, stylish boys clothes from Red 21 Boys last fall, so when I heard they had launched a cruise wear line, it was perfect timing for our annual winter vacation, that this year, just so happens to be a cruise. The challenge for purchasing swim wear for my son has always been that most of the styles are made fairly long and wide, which does not fare well on my slender kiddo. Or for those little boys who always seem to be getting told by their parents to pull their trunks up at...

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Thank you, oh thank you

One of my resolutions this year: Get better at sending thank you notes. Have I broken that resolution already? No comment. But I’m here to tell you that it is not too late to send out thank you notes for your holiday gifts. I know how it gets as the weeks blow by and suddenly you’re like eh…I’ll thank her in person when I see her in a few weeks. However I can’t think of a nicer surprise at the end of a blustery, dark January than a handwritten note in my mailbox. I was browsing the selection of...

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