Sad day for GAP

How Gap Fell Victim to the New Polarized Fashion Environment.


“When Gap announced yesterday that it would close a quarter of its North American stores, as well as some European branches, it was just the latest round of bad news for the fashion industry. Last week, J.Crew responded to sagging sales by subbing in Somsack Sikhounmuong — the designer of its other, lower-priced brand, Madewell — for women’s design head Tom Mora. And over the past year, chains like Piperlime, C. Wonder, and Kate Spade Saturday bit the dust; independent labels, notably Band of Outsiders, Reed Krakoff, and Honor shuttered; and mall standbys such as Abercrombie and Fitch and American Eagle Outfitters struggled. All of these brands’ problems are varied, of course, but their failure does have one common denominator, and that’s the extremely polarized state of the fashion industry now.” Read the full story at → NY CUT 

Ten Best Online sales Right now.

1. Jewelry from just $10 at Shopbop. Yay!

2. Get your 40% off Spanx swimwear plus free shipping!

3. 70% off at Elyse Walker on lightweight, luxe sweaters and so much more.

4. Theyskens’ Theory, starting at $56 at The Outnet.

5. Holy Tory Burch: stow away her infamous totes, wedges and shirt dresses with the 40% off sale.

6. French ConnectionStarting at $11, get gorgeous dresses and super cool trousers.

7. Um, hello, $12 bikinis at Madewell plus free shipping, I will wear you on my December vacation, thank you very much.

8. From $20, Nordstrom‘s clearance sale is all about the shoes.

9. Topshop has so much good stuff, we don’t even know where to start.

10. Old Navy – $4 t-shirts, and tons more.

Sales sales everywhere!

Financiallyfit on yahoo has written an article about sales that are in all honesty just ridiculous for the back to school season. Below are some of the stores that are named in the article for the sales potential.

1. Kohls-  has early bird an night-owl sales on friday and Saturday, they also offer instore sales up 70% across most categories and 80% on clearance.

2. Nordstroms is taking 30% to 60% off on summer items.

3. Abercrombie and Fitch – has a 40% off already-reduced summer wear prices were womens tanks can be sold as low as $5.94.

4. Exspress is saving as much as 70% off and adding a extra 20% off already-reduced apparel to clear their summer stock.

The article also notes that you should watch out for flash sales, which often happen during the midday like the midday dash at Nieman Marcus were items are offered for up to 65% discount.

Online you can find up to 55% off regular prices and even on designer merchandise.

For all the details on the stores looking to clear the summer merchandise for fall check out the article below from

The Numbers for J.Crew

Sales at J.Crew are not so hot right now. According to the Cut one of my favorite sites for fashion information they stated “J.Crew posted losses of $29.9 Million, which the company contributes to it’s March buyout.”

For all the details and more click on the link below.

Online Sales to check out… From Instyle

Every Online Sale Worth Checking Out!

Here are some of the sales that  Anne L. Fritz from Instyle Mag wrote about, they are pretty sweet. For more information click on the link below.

Dec 22, 2010 @ 4:29 pm

• 40% off most items with code: HOLIDAY. Plus free overnight shipping on orders placed before December 23 at 2:59 p.m. ET
• UrbanOutfitters: Free overnight delivery if you spend $100 or more before December 23 at 10 a.m. ET
• Free overnight shipping on orders made before December 23, 7 a.m. ET

• 40% with code: SAVE40, offer good on both the Sarah Metallic ballet flat, $88.80 and the pavé bangle set, 46.80, (shown) both prices after discount
• 30% off with code: 30OFFMV
• 20% off in stores and online with code: GIFT
• 10% off with code: SAVE10
• 30% of jewelry with code: SPARKLE30. Ends at 11:59 p.m. ET today!
• 25% off sale items with code: BRSALE25
• Up to 60% off, including the jeweled brooch, $122, and Knightsbridge Zippered Darcy, $297 (shown)
• Up to 60% off
• Up to 50% off, including the Courtney bustier dress (shown), $227.50
• Up to 50% off
• Up to to 40% off
• Up to 40% off
• An extra 25% off items already on sale
• Sale items starting at $5

— Anne L. Fritz

Steals and deals….7 sites worth checking out

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2. : Popular retail coupons for discounts

3. Discounts on Electronics

4. Discounts on electronics and Hardware

5. Everything from clothing to electronics.

6. : is a division of Rue La La, Inc. Focuses on Bargain shopping.

7. : “We bring you simple shopping by store or category. You’ll find the latest coupon codes, promo codes, deep discounts and special offers from more than 1,000 of the most trusted and popular stores online like HPDellWalMart and Orbitz.Find exceptional values on new clearance items, free shipping offers and special product bundles everyday.