We are officially in gift buying season. Nordstrom Rack is filled with amazing gift options and has a great selection of gifts under $25. You can find something for the whole family. Love these faux leather leggings and this fun kids scooter. Here are a few more of my picks for gifts under $25:
Harvey Nichols is one of my favorite sites and this is the perfect time to shop! They are celebrating Single Day’s. Now through 11/14 (10am GMT) take 11% off everything or 22% off over $800 (excluding beauty) with code SINGLESTYLEUS. Many items on their site already have a price advantage for the US buyer. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping, and bundle items together to take advantage of the 22% off over $800.
These Golden Goose, Veja sneakers for women and men, and this exclusive Canada Goose Aldridge parka are all below US retail. The extra promo code is the icing on the cake. Don’t wait these deals won’t last at these prices. Here are some of my current picks:
Nordstrom Rack has boots and booties for every occasion! We all live in our boots come October, and Nordstrom Rack always has a great selection. Combat boots are a must-have this year, and these classic black pair will be a wardrobe staple. I love my Hunter Original rain boots. They are the perfect rainy-day boot. These over the knee boots look great paired with dresses or over denim. They currently have a great selection of boots and booties and below are a few of my picks.
Verishop is your one-stop shop for quality goods! It has a range of products from apparel, homeware, and clean beauty products all with one easy check out! The free 2-day shipping and easy returns are the icing on the cake. I love that I can get a range of products all on one site. They have amazing 24/7 customer service, and their Best Price Guarantee ensures that you’ll find the best price of any retailer, any time.
They are currently having a sitewide sale! Use code FALLSALE to take 20% off fashion and 10% off home and beauty on orders over $75. If you’re new to Verishop this is the perfect time to place an order. Love these Joe’s jeans and this spin on a traditional button down shirt. They have size inclusive options as well. This amazing Signature Tunic Dress fits sizes 14-24. I love that I can grab my favorite Oribe hair products here too. Don’t forget to browse the homeware section as they have some great gift options too. It really is your one-stop shop! Here are some items I am loving:
Fall is here and it’s the perfect time to add some new pieces to your wardrobe. INTERMIX is my go-to place for staple pieces that are easy to mix and match. This Janette Wrap Coat is the perfect fall “Closet Hero.” It can be worn for a stroll around the block or over a fun date night look. I am loving leather staple pieces, and this leather midi skirt and these Gerri high rise leather pants are the perfect addition to any wardrobe. The quality of the INTERMIX private label pieces make them staples you will have for seasons. They pair perfectly with INTERMIX designer exclusives that can be mixed in for elevated looks. Don’t forget to check out their selection of designer masks. Here are some items I am loving:
Fenty Beauty Friends and Family early access starts today. Use code LUXE25 for exclusive early access to event and save 25% off before anyone else! Code LUXE25 takes 25% off sitewide, plus free shipping on all US orders! Early access ends at midnight PST on 10/15. Fenty Beauty rarely does sitewide sales and hardly ever 25% off. This is the perfect time to stock up!
Fenty Beauty was created ‘so that people everywhere would be included,” and has a wide range of foundations for all skin tones and types. This Mattifying Complexion Bundle is one of my favorites. It has everything you need for the perfect shine free face. This Pro Kiss’r Scrub Stick keeps the dry winter lips away. Perfect for keeping your lips smooth and exfoliated. I am in LOVE with the Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Metal Moon. It gives me a perfect golden-metal highlight. It’s a buildable creamy-powder that catches the light just right. I like to use cream blushes in the fall and winter, and this Cheeks Out Cream Blush is my favorite. It gives you a natural looking flush. The Snap Shadow Eyeshadow Palettes are perfect for creating subtle to dramatic looks. Don’t sleep on the Stunna Lip Paint. It’s long-lasting, and these days we all need lipstick that can stay on while wearing masks.
Fenty Beauty has a wide range of products for all skin tones and types. The inclusive brand has everything you need for a subtle day look or night out. Here are a few products I am loving:
Shopping on International sites can save you thousands! Prices are always lower in Europe vs US prices. It can be a little nerve wracking so let’s break it down. Most sites will show you prices in USD if you change the country you are shipping to. The main thing to look at is are duties/taxes included at check out. Most larger sites like Harrods and Selfridges show you all fees at check out. Make sure you read their purchase policy and what the return policy is. Sites take returns, but they can be costly. Larger sites usually offer free returns. Some charge you return shipping, and in some cases duties won’t be refunded. It is important to read the policies. There are no duties charged on any order under $800 coming from Europe to US, on any site.
Here is an example of how shopping on a site, that does not include duties works. I bought this Givenchy Antigona on Base Blu. They are based in Italy. I shopped using their US site and could see all prices in USD. At check out I saw the price of the bag and shipping, but not duties. Duties change and you can use duty calculators (google) to estimate the prices, but the exact amount billed won’t be known until it arrives in US customs. Since you won’t be paying US sales tax, I don’t mind the duties. I checked out normally like any site. Three days later when the bag arrived in US, I got a text from DHL with a duties bill. I paid $954 for the bag (crazy price) at check out, and then received a bill from DHL for $136. I paid the bill on DHL’s site and the bag was delivered two days later.
Before using cards make sure they do not charge foreign transactions fees. Some do and some don’t, but it can be up to 3% off the total purchase if they do charge. The most asked question is how to know what sites can be trusted. I’ve mentioned before how much I dislike online reviews. They are seldom an accurate picture of a company. People only review when angry. There are so many positive shopping experiences, but seldom do people review those. As in terms of authenticity its hard to keep up with changing markers. I see reviews slamming authentic sites, but they are based on inaccurate information or knowledge. I recently saw a review saying a site was fake because the dust bag and box were wrong. They weren’t, designers change boxes and dust bag designs periodically. Authenticating is a true art form these days, and is a full time job to keep up with all the changes. Remember all reviews are people’s opinions and not based on real research. If you look on Trust Pilot Nordstrom and Saks have terrible reviews and a “poor rating.” Hahahah.
Europe has a lot more smaller boutiques versus the large department stores we have here. They are authorized sellers, meaning they get the items straight from designers, like department stores here do. Here is my list of favorite international sites, and all are authorized sellers of all designers.
|Harvey Nichols||LUISAVIAROMA||Julian Fashion|
|Browns Fashion||Giglio||Gente Roma|
|Matches Fashion||TESSABIT||Tiziana Fausti|
|My Theresa||LN-CC||Lino Ricci|
|Mr. Porter||MONNIER Frères||Gaudenzi Boutique|
This sale Gaudenzi Boutique is having today is so good! 20% off bags and some great prices! Log into account to see prices.
Gucci quietly rolled out price increases on some of their most popular bags and a few accessories. The price increase will start 10/4. Here are some of the bags and new prices. I’ll update as I see what else will be increased.
- Super Mini $890 to $950
- Mini Camera $980 to $1100
- Soho Disco $1190 to $1200
- Small Camera $1290 to $1390
- Small Marmont $2100 to $2250
Here are some deals I found on Gucci today:
Saks Fifth Avenue Friends and Family event is here! Saks has been my go-to place for designer item forever, and this is the perfect time for a fall closet refresh. Select items are now 25% off! I love this Alice + Olivia sweater that can be worn so many ways. Throw in on with a great pair of jeans for an easy casual look, wear it to the office with these black pants, or pair it with this mini skirt for a date night look. I have had my eye on these Nicholas Kirkwood boots for awhile and this is the perfect time to grab them! The Friends and Family event also includes accessories, and this Eugenia Kim hat is calling my name. Love the mix of chain and leather on this Yuzefi bag. Shop soon items go quick, and the event ends on 10/4 at 11:59pm ET.
It’s time to transition our closets to fall! It’s the perfect time to grab staples to mix and match for an easy fall wardrobe. INTERMIX is THE place to grab elevated staples and trend-driven pieces to refresh your wardrobe! The quality of their INTERMIX private label items are amazing. I am in love with their cashmere sweaters. I have this Reese sweater and will be wearing it on repeat. It can be paired with a great pair of jeans like these FRAME ones, or this Palmer skirt for a classic fall look. Check out their INTERMIX private label collection for closet staples, and their INTERMIX designer exclusives. They also have a great selection of designer masks to go with all your fall outfits. Here are a few of my picks to mix and match for fall.