Hello to all! Francesca hopes you indeed had a happy weekend.
Francesca wishes to remind you that, as the summer season winds down and vendors are making room for their fall collections, NOW is the time to buy fun or fancy frocks for NEXT summer. Remember, the warm weather, it will return next year! Be ready on the cheap!
La Grande Dame was having a HUGE HUGE 70% off sale on designer items (Tadashi, Betsey Johnson, Gayla Bentley, etc), to make room for the new collection yesterday. When the wonderful owner, Catherine, came to understand that last week Francesca was functioning at only 80% and hadn’t had a chance to tell you, SHE EXTENDED THE SALE THROUGH TODAY JUST FOR US! THANK YOU, LA GRANDE DAME! Quantities limited but VERY marked-down. Francesca’s pick.
Silhouettes will provide free shipping on orders of $100 or more with code S9PEF. OR, take 15% off any order of 2 or more items with code S9PE15R (ends tomorrow). Also, a sale on their new dresses for the fall. Francesca’s pick.
Avenue has issued sale code AV91093, which will take 20% off your online purchase, or 25% off an order of $100 or more. Francesca does not know when this code ends. For extra savings, click here to go to items that are already on sale.
Size Appeal will take 30% off your order and give you free shipping if you buy $39.99 of stuff and use code sjv5km6 today.
JCPenney has issued code VIP26, good at their website today, which entitles you to 30% off regularly-priced items, 40% off red tag items, or 15% off sale items. Click here to go to plus-size women’s apparel.
Coldwater Creek will take 25% off your online purchase today, with code WKH6141.
Lane Bryant has this crazy thing starting today, a sweepstakes whose prize includes a “dream date experience” in the style of the new reality TV show “More to Love” (about which Francesca really should blog): get “all the glitz and glam of being a reality TV star – without setting foot in front of the camera,” they say. Francesca’s first reaction was “eh,” because a dream date experience is any date with the fantastic guy who is smart and funny and gentlemanly, and no glitz or glam is necessary, cameras or no cameras. HOWEVER, the prize also involves 3 free nights and spa services in a resort in Santa Barbara (for winner and a companion), round-trip airfare, a $500 American Express gift card, and a $500 Lane Bryant gift card. Now this is more like it! Also, if you like the Lane Bryant style, Francesca notes that at their website you can now join their brand-new social networking side, Inside Curve; joining will help you connect with other fatshionistas and get you sales news ahead of time.