Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday Deals for Only $5 at H&M!

We love H&M and the fast fashion retailer is at the top of our Black Friday shopping list.  Here's what's in store (literally).

H&M, Hennes and Mauritz, one of the world’s largest fashion retailers known for offering fashion-forward apparel and quality basics, is thrilled to announce fantastic Black Friday fashion deals for the entire family. Women can find chic fall sweaters and holiday dresses starting at $5.00, while men can purchase brand new pants from just $10. In addition, parents can catch amazing kids deals for boys and girls such as jackets starting at just $10!

This Black Friday, the international retailer has all the bases covered and will be offering the following deals and exciting offers:

  • Fashion Finds for the entire family from $5
  • Scratch-offs for the first 100 people in line at stores, valued up to $300
  • Extended Hours: City stores will open at midnight on November 23rd

Friday, November 09, 2012

Rosetti's 30 Day Spin and Win Handbag Giveaway!

You have to play to win in the new Rosetti Spin and Win Facebook giveaway promotion. For 30 days, contestants spin the wheel for the chance to win one of three Rosetti handbags featured each day and then will be entered to win the grand prize sweepstakes prize worth $500!

To enter, contestants must spin the wheel and land on the winning bag. Three handbag winners each day totaling 90 winners will be selected over the 30 day game period ending December 6th. One grand prize winner will be selected at the end of the promotion with the chance to win a total of $500 worth of gift certificates to Bed Bath and Beyond, SpaFinder, Barnes and Noble, Bath and Body Works and Ikea.

For more details, check out the Rosetti Facebook page here to enter and share with your readers:

Monday, October 08, 2012

Budget Swapping and Shopping at ClosetDash

Attention New York City budget fashionistas, there's a new affordable way to shop. ClosetDash, founded by Jennifer Lee, started as a well-organized clothing swap party formerly known as ClosetRaid hosted several times a year in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Now, it's also a tiny boutique near Union Square called ClosetDash Shop where you can bring in your new and gently-used clothing, shoes and accessories and swap them for items of a similar value (a clever, color-coded system keeps the process running smoothly).  And if you don't have anything to swap, you can simply come in to shop.  The merchandise is name-brand and the prices are reasonable.  During a recent visit, we scooped up a brand new top and a pair of trouser pants -- both from LOFT.

ClosetDash Shop is located at 30 East 20th, Suite 402.
Hours are Friday - Saturday 11-7 and Sunday 11-5.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Joe Fresh New York City stores are having an amazing sale!

When Joe Fresh stores debuted in New York City last year, I wasn't convinced.  I'm a diehard H&M girl, so the Toronto retailer didn't move me.  There was something sterile about the department store's minimalist layout and those TV commercials with the too-perfect teen models staring blankly at the camera were kinda creepy. But the prices were right, so I couldn't resist Joe for long.

Well, this week I stopped by Joe Fresh and to my delight, the chain is having a mega sale.  I scooped up several t-shirts for a mere $5 each and a draped grey and black sweater for just $9.  I even found my hard-to-shop for hubby a short-sleeve, bluish-green checked shirt and a pair of navy cargo pants for $9 each. And there are plenty of other summer and transitional separates, bathing suits and shoes on sale from $5 -$29.

As a teen, I came to NYC on shopping trips and curiously followed the pink bags to Conway discount shops (these days there are only a few of those left in the city).  Now I follow the orange bags to Joe Fresh.

So hurry before all the sale goodies are gone.  I've visited the flagship store on 5th Avenue near Bryant Park and the store near Herald Square.  Next, I'll check out the 5th Avenue store near Union Square.

Joe Fresh store near Herald Square in New York City./Photo by Tracy E. Hopkins

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

July 4th Sale on Mineral Makeup by Ferro Cosmetics

Celebrate this 4th of July with 20% savings site-wide from Ferro Cosmetics, proudly made in the USA! Start the Summer off with mineral makeup that's good for your skin and the planet! Enter the code "USA20" at Checkout to receive 20% off everything in our online store!  Sale lasts through Sunday July 8th!
Please post this to your site and support the USA made, eco-friendly FERRO COSMETICS!

Happy 4th of July!!!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Lisa Perry Bi-Annual Summer Sample Sale June 27-July 10


up to 75% off

Original Samples and Past Season Merchandise
Including Little Girls Dresses and Accessories

Wednesday June 27th – Tuesday July 10th
988 Madison Avenue @77th street       

Lisa Perry Maxi Dress                        Dot Swing Dress                        Jump Tunic
    Retail Price $795                        Retail Price $950.00              Retail Price $595.00
  SALE PRICE $398.00                   SALE PRICE $300.00           SALE PRICE $298.00

Saturday, June 23, 2012

DeKalb Market Set to Close Before October

DeKalb MarketBrooklyn’s newest marketplace, is fashioned from salvaged shipping containers. The hipster- and-family friendly destination features more than 30 food, clothing and gift vendors with freight container stores, and a weekend market with more choice jewelry sellers and pop-up eateries.
The cool outdoor setting doubles as a community gathering space with an incubator farm, roller skating nights,  DJ sets and live performances. The market is open seven days a week.  Admission is free. Although it was scheduled to run through the end of December, this week it was announced "the trendy souk" must close before October so that the delayed City Point retail and residential project that will include a Century 21 can get underway. A new location hasn't been disclosed, so be sure to check out DeKalb Market before it's gone.

Photos by John Carluccio

New York City Summer 2012 Street Fairs

Tracy's Pop & Shop loves street fairs and that's were you'll find me on most seasonal Saturdays browsing for bargain bracelets and noshing on $3 Vegetable Pad Thai. So you can join me, here's a listing from of weekend street fairs in New York City this summer.

Scene from the Dance Africa street fair in Brooklyn./Photo by Tracy E. Hopkins

Sat. June 23Sixth Avenue SummerFest - 6th Ave. from 34th St. to 42nd St. 10am-6pm
Sun. June 24Times Square Block Party - 46th St. from Broadway to 8th Ave. 10am-6pm
Sat. June 30Avenue of the Americas SummerFest - 6th Ave. from 42nd St. to 56th St. 10am-6pm
Sun. July 1Central Park Precinct Community Block Party - 60th St. from Madison to 5th Ave. 10am-5pm
Wed. July 4The Great 4th of July Festival - Water St. from Fulton St. to Broad St. 11am-6pm
Sat. July 7NYC Unfolds Street Fair - Broadway from Houston St. to Grand St. 10am-6pm
Sun. July 8Celebration of Nations Festival - Madison Avenue from 42nd to 57th Sts. 10am-6pm
Fri. July 13Bowling Green Park Fair - Broadway and Wenthall St. 9am-6pm
Sat. July 14Times Square Summer Fair - Broadway from 47th to 57th Sts. 10am-6pm
Sat. July 15Lexington Ave. Summer Spectacular - Lexington Ave from 23rd to 24th Sts. 10am-6pm
Sat. July 21Herald Square Earth Awareness Fair - Broadway from 25th to 29th Sts. 10am-6pm
Sun. July 22Tribeca Fair - West Broadway from Barclay to Chambers St.
Fri. July 27Grand Central Carnival - 41st Street from Lexington to 3rd Ave.
Sat. July 28Festival of the Americas - 6th Ave. from 42nd to 56th Sts.
Sun. July 29Madison Avenue Summer Fair - Madison Ave. from 42nd to 57th Sts.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day at Kaight

Every day is Earth Day at Kaight, a pioneering eco-fashion retailer with outposts in Manhattan and Brooklyn.  If you're in Brooklyn, pop in the Atlantic Avenue store to browse the thoughtfully curated racks of conscience clothing and neatly stacked tables of jewelry and accessories.  If you're lucky, you'll get to chat with friendly shop gal and Texas transplant, Katrina; I haven't been by in a while, so hopefully she's still there. 

On Fridays, the store hosts a happy hour from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. with free bubbly and a 20% off discount on all merchandise.

Photos by Tracy E. Hopkins

Hester Street Fair Presents "Hester Nights" at the Eventi Hotel

Foodies and street fair goers should flock to the acclaimed Hester Street Fair's "Hester Nights," a weekly event that brings popular food vendors and New York City’s biggest culinary influencers and tastemakers to the outdoor space behind Eventi, A Kimpton Hotel. 
Every Thursday evening, the Hester Street Fair makes its way from the Lower East Side to Eventi’s Plaza from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. through October 25th.
Tracy's Pop & Shop checked out the scene one Thursday and we enjoyed the eclectic assortment of predominantly female food vendors. To indulge our sweet tooth, we sampled gluten-free treats from Kitty Lee Thomas Sweets, gourmet Mexican ice pops from La Newyorkina and Peruvian cookies (alfajores) from Jessy's Pastries. We were also pleased to find plenty of vegetarian options including kale, sweet potato and quoinoa and chickpea sandwiches at Bombay Sandwich Co.
Other foodie favorites include Mimi & Coco's Teriyaki balls, Williamsburg’s Pies ‘n’ Thighs' American comfort food, La Sonrisa’s savory empanadas and Little Muenster’s fancy grilled cheese sandwiches. More savory sweets include  Macaron Parlour's wide range of traditional and inventive macaroons (a bestselling flavor is candied bacon with maple cream cheese); Prohibition Bakery's "boozy cupcakes"and Melt Bakery's creative, ice cream cookie sandwiches.

Photos by Tracy E. Hopkins

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Cheap Chic Swimsuits at H&M for only $4.95!

When it comes to swimsuits, it's good to have a few options.  And at only $4.95 per piece, H&M is the place to pick up an extra suit ... or two.

The Summer 2012 swimwear styles are admittedly not for the modest or full-figured gal, but they come in fun, colorful Hawaiian, floral and paisley prints, and a mix of bright, block colors like hot pink and acid green.  For more conservative classic ladies like myself, there are also neutral black and metallic shades, and I picked out a padded, bra-reminiscent top and string bikini bottoms in black.

From $12.95, H&M also has sexy halter neck swimsuits, feminine strapless one-pieces and scuba-inspired one-piece suits for a sporty feel.  And to make your vacation look complete, the stores are stocked with stylish kimono and wrap cover-ups, as well as funky accessories and sunglasses.

Photos by Tracy E. Hopkins

So run, don't walk to an H&M near you to pick up a cheap chic swimsuit.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Elie Tahari Spring 2012 Sample Sale April 17-21!

WHO:                   ELIE TAHARI
WHAT:                 SPRING 2012 SAMPLE SALE
WHEN:                 Tuesday April 17, 2012 through Saturday April 21, 2012

WHERE:               501 5th AVENUE (Between 41st and 42nd Street)  2nd Floor

PHONE:                212.398.2622

PAYMENT:          All major credit cards, cash, NO checks

Deals and Steals... 70% off Women’s, Men’s, Shoes and Handbags!

WOMEN’S                                              WAS:                                                       NOW:
Leather Jackets                                       $998                                                        $279
Wool Dress Coats                                   $728                                                        $199
Luxury Fur / Shearling Jackets                $1498                                                      $499
Evening Dresses                                      $498                                                        $129
Day Dresses                                            $398-$498                                               $99
Classic Knit Sweaters                             $298-$398                                               $49
Tailored Pants                                         $178-$198                                               $59
Skirts                                                       $248-$298                                               $59
Knits                                                        $98-$198                                                 $19-$29
Blouses                                                   $168-$298                                               $59

MEN’S                                                     WAS:                                                       NOW:
Leather Jackets                                       $1298                                                      $279
Cashmere Jackets                                   $398                                                        $199
Long Coats                                              $328                                                        $199
Short Coats                                             $648                                                        $149
Woven Jackets                                        $398                                                        $99
Pants                                                       $198-$248                                               $49
Sweaters                                                 $248                                                        $69
Knit Shirts                                               $168                                                        $39-$19

SHOES                                                     WAS:                                                       NOW:
Ballet Flats                                             $198                                                        $79
Leather Pumps                                        $398                                                        $99
Spring Sandals                                        $598                                                        $199

HANDBAGS                                            WAS:                                                       NOW:
Clutches                                                  $448                                                        $79
Small Handbags                                     $398                                                        $139
Luxury Handbags                                    $598                                                        $199

Sizes will be available

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

New Brooklyn Vegan Restaurant, Maimonide of Brooklyn

Gourmet vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free restaurants are scarce, even in New York City where healthy cuisine is often relegated to crunchy cafes and take-out buffets.  So Maimonide of Brooklyn (525 Atlantic Avenue), is a welcome addition to downtown Brooklyn's food scene.
Called M.O.B. for short, the hip eatery with a live DJ, communal tables, vintage light fixtures, wall art featuring fruits and vegetables used in the menu and poetry by local scribes is the brainchild of Cyril Aouizerate.  The cuisine --  affectionately known as avant-garde vegetarian food for carnivores -- is an inviting and as eclectic as the light-filled space.  Dishes include hearty veggie burgers with kickass homemade ketchup, dried fruit saucissons, vegan chicken nuggets, and open-faced sandwiches that are topped with wholesome ingredients called MOBs.
Scenes from the opening party at Maimonide of Brooklyn./Photos by John Carluccio
M.O.B. founder, Cyril.

Aouizerate, the co-founder of Urbantech and Mama Shelter in France, has combined his love for urban planning, architecture and philosophy in the creative process behind M.O.B. Legendary French chef, Alain Senderens, contributed to the menu with Executive Chef Neal Harden, formerly of Pure Food & Wine.
M.O.B’s design is an homage to '90s hip-hop culture (Afrika Bambaataa was a special guest at the opening party and t-shirts for sale feature the Notorious B.I.G. and She's Gotta Have It-era Spike Lee), Brooklyn and the healthy-living beliefs of the famous Jewish philosopher Maimonides. The arches of the Brooklyn Bridge lend their shape to the doorways and the MOB sandwiches.
Soon the restaurant will expand to include poetry readings, live music and dancing.