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April 30, 2009

From Francesca’s Inbox: Thursday Edition the Second

Filed under: Sales — Francesca @ 4:19 pm

Avenue is selling pants for $10 in their “Deals of the Week” category.

Torrid has announced new arrivals. Francesca notes that in addition to their regular clothes, they now have handbags, socks, and  adorable lingerie by one of my favorite, funnest designers, Betsey Johnson. (The discordant note: Teenage-style handbags at grown-up prices? The market is narrow, but Francesca wants to have ice cream with them.) Francesca loves the fun, flirty, polka-dot babydoll (pictured).

Swimsuits for All is having a clearance sale. Francesca’s pick (pictured).

Evans (of London) has an 80’s theme going on. One must be judicious with the 80’s retro, but Francesca likes! (Their website was down when Francesca wrote this, but when it’s up again she will try to remember to post pictures.)

JCPenney will give you a sample of Bliss’ Vanilla+Bergamot shower gel (while supplies last) if you order anything online and enter code JCPBATH at checkout (they also will give free shipping on orders of $75 or more). Plus sizes here. They and their partner, Sephora, have lots of nice Mother’s Day gifts. Francesca’s pick.

Maximum Woman wants you to remember that their prices are listed in Canadian dollars. Francesca checked and currently one Canadian dollar is about 80 American cents — so the prices are essentially 20% less. Their website is here.

Chico’s will take $25 off your purchase of $100 or more with code 6518, through May 17. Their new arrivals are here.

Coldwater Creek has moved 500 new items into their online outlet. Also, remember that through Sunday, you can get $25 off purchases of $100 or more with code WKH3340.

Athleta is a new store in the Gap-Old Navy-Banana Republic family, specializing in sports-wear for running, gymnastics, yoga, etc. Francesca wants to let you know that their items run through size 2X, which is not too shabby for a non-plus-size-specialty store. If you wear 1x or 2x, click here to see. They also sell Tall sizes.

Happy shopping! xoxo


  1. Athleta has beautiful stuff but their 1X and 2X are extremely skimpy compared to many other brands so don’t order without checking the size charts!

    Comment by Brooke — April 30, 2009 @ 8:20 pm

  2. My 17 year old self NEEDS the purple leopard phone Betsey Johnson handbag. My 30 year old self still WANTS the purple leopard phone Betsey Johnson handbag. The wallet says unless it is ever on a massive clearance sale, never the twain shall meet.

    Comment by Lisa — May 1, 2009 @ 9:06 am

  3. Another sale-related tip: if you’re shopping the Avenue sale, try going through; they aggregate the websites of Avenue, Roaman’s, and several other plus-size clothing retailers. I had a coupon code to get 20% off my total order there, and I was able to order the Avenue sale stuff for even cheaper — I got the pants for about $6, because it calculated funny. I doubt the code will work twice, but just in case, it’s WW27907.

    Similarly, after I ordered, I got a coupon code that looks re-usable: 20% off your highest-priced item at (including Avenue). The code is JLWPROMO, and it’s supposed to work through 6/30/09. You could go get those $10 pants (and in talls and petites!) for $8.

    Comment by Emily — May 2, 2009 @ 5:56 pm

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