Hello-Hello, welcome to a crazy Thursday here at Princess InterGalactic HQ!
With the holiday approaching there are loads of Sales and Savings opportunities; you know how concerned we about helping you conserve your pin money. We begin with the Brooks Brothers semi-annual sale and a Pretty in Pink, the Madras short at $52.80. On the right is the Country Club Dress in a lightweight cotton knit that is über-comfy and at a lightweight price, just $59 (originally $98).
Talbots is running their Red Hanger promotion.
The sale offers items like the Embroidered Cropped Pants at $63 (originally $79.50) or today’s Adventure in Argyle, the Cotton Blend Cardigan at $71 (originally $89).
Are these great bargains? Not exactly. For consumers who have grown accustomed to deep discounting during These Difficult Times, the lack of lower price points may be off-putting. Today CNBC looked at summer sale promotions in a story titled “Smart Spending: Are semiannual sales worth it?”
“More than ever, retailers are running sales every two weeks,” said Dan de Grandpre, editor-in-chief of dealnews.com. “The semiannual sale for a lot of people is just noise.”
Second, the discounts are smaller. Try 30 percent to 50 percent, compared with the 75 percent price cuts that were common until about a year ago. And the racks are less full because retailers ordered less to begin with.”
Tory Burch is also offering discounts.
The Walker Polo is now $66.50 (from $95) and the Kids’ Tory Tunic in pink is also $66.50.
Here is more fiscally-friendly advice from the CNBC story:
“….consider waiting. Retailers like Brooks Brothers, Timberland and Foot Locker still offer big sales well before the winter holidays, often in late September through early November. De Grandpre said those sales can be better than the chains’ semiannual ones because retailers don’t want to be left with extra inventory after the holidays.”
A Princess favorite, Kate Spade, is also offering discounted merchandise; the Krush Slingback is $228, originally priced at $325. On the right, an item we adore for cooler seasons, the Zoe knit slipper, reduced to $47 from $95.
We promise to pass along any other significant offers we discover.
A few quick items we simply have to share, here is the first.
The Bird Home comes via Justin Beaumont’s Straight Line Designs in Vancouver. From the same source, we offer the Pet Camper, just too fun.
Sadly, we were forced to explain to Tilly the dapper digs are not intended for dogs of her… girth. Her reaction?
Sigh. What’s a Mother to do?
We leave you with new to the Princess, our fabulous new Personalized Cutting Boards from Clairebella.
The tempered glass boards are offered in two sizes.
We are ever-so-excited to have these available now in the shoppe, they are going to fill a number of gift-giving needs.
Next to be added from this fantastic line, monogrammed melamine trays.
With that fab news, g’bye until next time!