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Archive for April, 2010

Belk Spring Charity Sale – May 1st

Belk’s Charity Sale on May 1 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. will once again benefit local charities, schools and nonprofit organizations and of course YOU!

In exchange for a $5 donation, customers will receive a ticket admitting them to the Charity Sale and entitling them to merchandise discounts ranging from 20 to 70 percent on items throughout the store, including special savings on rarely discounted brands.

Customers will also receive $5 off their first purchase of $5 or more at the event, and Belk cardholders will receive double Rewards points (and Belk Elite cardholders triple Rewards points) for card purchases.

On the morning of the event, the first 100 customers in each store will receive free Belk gift cards ranging in value from $5 to $100, and a chance to win one of three $1,000 Belk gift cards being awarded company-wide.

Tickets may be purchased at Belk stores. for locations

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Should you shop consignment?

Q- Are consignment stores worth the time? Are they the same as Thrift stores?
Kim K – Conyers, GA

Though both sell second-hand items, consignment stores should not be confused with thrift stores. Merchandise in consignment stores is of better quality, due to the fact that items in thrift stores are usually donated and profits are often given to charity. When an item is brought to a store for consignment, sales profits go to the store and the consignor.

Consignment stores are very picky in their offerings—they favor name brands or items that may be second-hand but don’t look it. So, you can get a great piece by a known designer or label but not pay for the actual retail price. This is consignment stores’ biggest draw.
However, one big disadvantage to consignment shopping is you have limited choices. Sizes are not always available. Also, you may find that your style is not represented.

Atlanta is great for consignment shopping.  We have so many options and so many people selling …

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Outlet savings this weekend

The VIP Shopper Club Exclusive Event at North Georgia Premium Outlets is this weekend-  Saturday and Sunday,  April 24 & 25, read before you go.  Members of the VIP Shopper Club will enjoy two days of exclusive savings, the chance to win a $250 Gift Card and free gifts!

New shoppers can register online at
Existing members can log onto The VIP Lounge to download the VIP Coupon Savings Sheet (so worth it) vouchers and entry form.

Just a few examples of what you will find:

  • Banana Republic Factory Store – 20% off a purchase of $100 or more.
  • Brooks Brothers Factory Store – 15% off entire purchase.
  • Catherines Plus Sizes – $15 off a purchase of $20 or more.
  • Gap Outlet – 20% off a purchase of $75 or more.
  • Guess – 25% off entire purchase.

Saturday-Sunday, April  24 -25
North Georgia Premium Outlets
800 Highway 400 South
Dawsonville, GA 30534
(706) 216 3609

Visit for more shopping information …

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Nordstrom fans… get ready!!

openingsA second Nordstrom Rack store opens in Atlanta tomorrow and this time it’s in Buckhead!  The new 38,000-square-foot Nordstrom Rack will be located at Buckhead Station shopping center.

Nordstrom Rack carries merchandise for the entire family from Nordstrom stores and at 50 to 60 percent off original Nordstrom prices.  The grand opening event is not to be missed!

One lucky person will be chosen to be the first customer to enter the store and have 90 seconds to select up to $2,000 worth of merchandise.  The drawing will be at 8:45am, the grand opening is at 9a!!

The first 1,000 customers will receive a Nordstrom Rack tote bag as a gift with their opening day purchase.

Don’t miss it!!  Thursday April 22, 2010
Click here for directions and entry form.

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Plus Size Fashion

Q- Where can I shop for trendy Plus Size fashion?
Sue- Atlanta GA

One great thing that the fashion retail industry has done is to create more options for many women, including plus-sizes.

There is no reason to pass on trends just because you are  a double-digit size? Many fashion brands have added plus-size pieces to their collections, and there have been many new brands coming out that cater specifically to the voluptuous women.
What can I say? Real women have curves.

I love this Iconic Wrap Dress ($102) by It’s perfect for spring, and it drives the point that plus-size women don’t have to stay away from prints.   If you live in Atlanta, long sleeves are probably best if you work in a too cold office building by day and not for sitting on a patio in Midtown or Buckhead.


Kohls and has a lot of very budget-friendly options, too including Jr. Plus. With plus-size brands like Apt. 9, Chaps, Trimshaper, Daisy Fuentes, Dana Buchman, etc., you can shop for …

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Liz Lange launches NON-Maternity chic collection

Fans of Liz Lange (known for her maternity line) can now shop the new NON-Maternity collection, “Completely Me”  which offers bright colors, easy care and was inspired by some of the chicest spring and summer time vacation destinations.
Styles are “Resort Chic” and are priced under $100. Perfect for summer travel!

The line is perfect for women of any age and includes swim cover-ups, tunics, nautical cardigans and figure flattering basics.   Liz says “I have designed with the intent that everything should be flattering and fashionable, versatile and comfortable, and very ‘mix and matchable.”


Available on
Price Range: $25- $69

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Dressing a family of four for under $100?

In name brand apparel?  Very do-able!  BJ’s Wholesale Club makes it possible to transition the entire family from winter wear to spring and with designer brands like Calvin Klein, Liz Lange, Wes & Willy and Nicole Miller.

BJ’s is now offering a Free 60-Day Trial Membership until July 5.  The risk-free, trial membership includes full member benefits including savings and no surcharge.  (A basic 12-month membership is $45.)

Click here to get your free pass. (love this!)

A few Spring deals include:

Casual Wear

Men’s IZOD Short Sleeve Polo – 100% cotton. Available in a variety of colors. Small – XXL. $14.99-$16.99 ($50 Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP))

Men’s Calvin Klein Jeans – Contemporary blue wash. Sizes 32-42. $22.99 (Compare to more than $59.50 at department stores)

Women’s Liz Wear Knit Top– Short sleeve chiffon trim mixed media top. Available in various colors. Small – XL $14.99 ($39.99 MSRP)

Women’s Calvin Klein Straight Leg Jeans – Various washes. Sizes 4-16. …

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Designer labels at K&G Superstore

K&G Fashion Superstore just launched “Designer Spotlight” in some Atlanta area stores.  They have Prada, Gucci, D&G, Armani.. and a few other designer brands for up to 70% off the original retail. And it’s the real stuff shipped from Italy…no knockoffs!


The sizes vary from size 2-14, it’s mostly European sizing but there is a conversion chart in store.

The designer brands are not available at every K&G in GA, but they are available at every store in the Atlanta area, about 6 total.  Below is the website that will give you the store locations if you click on Atlanta.

Don’t forget that K&G is also great for stocking up basics like lingerie, cute hats, socks, and t-shirts.  They also have deals on suits for men and kids with extended sizes for men up to 3x.


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Shopping for kids

Q- Any tips on shopping for kids?  I have such a hard time shopping with my kids and finding cute items at the same time.
Wanda Jones- Peachtree City, GA

Shopping for your kid may be just a tad frustrating. Imagine going through racks and racks of clothes and trying to please and pacify your little one . Online shopping suddenly makes a lot more sense, doesn’t it?

One site I recommend is Check out their “Outfits” tab. I love how they create different looks—like lil’ hip chick or fun ’n fashionable for your little girl, or beachy boy or sporty layer players for your little boy.  So you can shop the whole look or just pick certain items.  Plus $5 shipping all the time no matter the size of your order.

Another great shopping site for kids that most know about (and for anyone in the family, basically) is . What you may not know, is that you can actually shop five stores while you’re on the site, so don’t miss Piperlime Kids and Gap Kids.

If …

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