to shop / {deal alert} 40.5% off acrylic desk accessories

Image source: Neiman Marcus/Horchow

Horchow has a really beautiful curation of home goods. While most of their products are out of my price range and reserved for window shopping, they have some more affordable items that are included in their 25-30% sitewide sales… like their acrylic desk accessories. Anthropologie fans may have seen them before. Buuuut, don’t buy it from Horchow, buy it from Neiman Marcus.

Horchow is Neiman Marcus’ furniture brand (just like CUSP and Bergdorf Goodman are also owned by NM). While all these online sites have the same inventory, promotions and cashback/mileage mall-type deals can vary greatly. There is some inventory/promotional overlap between the sites and in this case, by buying from NM, you can get an additional 15% off for an overall 40.5% off discount (if you have a Chase Freedom card). If you do not have a Chase Freedom, keep on reading:

  • 30% off sale – no code, good through Thursday night on NM.
    • If you missed the NM sale, the Horchow sale runs through November 12 early morning.
  • 10% cashback through Chase Ultimate Rewards Mall if you have a Chase Freedom, Ink, or Sapphire Preferred card and click through the mall’s NM link (you do not have to pay with the Chase card).
    • If you do not have Chase, my favorite cashback site, eBates, is giving 8% back if you set up an account and click through their link.
  • 5% cashback if you pay with a Chase Freedom card and enabled the Q4 bonus (Why wouldn’t you? Here’s the other Q4 retailers.);

You can also get free 2-day shipping and returns through ShopRunner. It’s similar to Amazon Prime, except they work with a bunch of retailers (many that I actually shop at!). If you’re an Amex cardholder, sign up for free (link) or get a free trial as an Amazon Prime member (link). Existing ShopRunner members can also share their account privileges with household members (as with Amazon Prime) by sending out an invite from the account details interface.

Using mileage malls and cashback are a second nature to me. I shop mostly online so it adds up to more than a day of “free lunch” or you can look at it as offsetting sales tax.


  • If you’re thinking about Christmas presents, some of the items are backordered until January.
  • Prices vary slightly between Anthropologie and Horchow/NM.
  • This “deal” doesn’t work on everything on Horchow and NM. E.g., Bric’s luggage. Bric’s is 30% off on Horchow (including the Bellagio style) but selectively on sale at NM.
  • I’ve been able to ask NM for free shipping (pre-ShopRunner days) if Bergdorf’s had it and NM didn’t, but they wouldn’t let me pricematch between their sites.


to shop / {deal alert} 30% off j.crew sale havaianas

Image source: J.Crew

Who else loves Havaianas? J.Crew has a bunch of slim styles in normal colors on sale. I used to live in these gold ones before my foot decided to hate flip flops and I realized how gross NYC streets are. Now they are for a quick trip to the nail salon.

P.S. There are a few RMS Beauty products on sale, but the Living Luminizer is not included.

to shop / {sale alert} shopbop spend more & save more (up to 25% off!)

Shopbop‘s big savings event has started and will run through Cyber Monday. The discount is tiered and you can save up to 25% if you spend $1000. If you return items and fall below the $1000, you still get the 25% discount. In my experience, inventory is updated continuously so if you do not see your size/color, check back.

My picks…

Image source: Shopbop & Lyst

Karen Walker Number One Tortoise sunglasses (I love mine!), Smythe Crossover Blazer (Fits like a dream. Runs TTS to half size big), Ferragamo Varina flats in red patent, Ferragamo Vara Pumps in nude patent

to shop / {sale alert} 40% off j.crew sale, no final sale

Image source: J.Crew

During the year, there are a few windows of time when J.Crew takes the “final sale” off most of its sale products. This is one of them. The additional 40% off sale runs through Monday, November 18 with code STYLETIME. The best way to determine if something is final sale is by viewing your cart. There are plenty of classic styles to be purchased and those who watch the sale section closely will also tell you there’s been a large number of popbacks from years past. I’ve been painfully weeding through my old closet at the parents’ and have to share that out of all of the brands I shopped at, J.Crew has undergone the least purging and stood the test of time (for quality and timeless style). Buying black also helps.

The early bird catches the worm!

to shop / 2013 nordstrom anniversary sale picks

Nordstrom‘s annual anniversary sale is now open to the public! I get much more excited by the skincare and beauty deals than clothes. Here are my faves (clockwise, l to r). Don’t forget about Nordstrom‘s amazing return policy and customer service.