Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sex and the City, Designer Handbags

Designer handbags are as vital as breathing for the girls of Sex and the City. Remember the movie? Designer handbags are rented in the same manner as apartments and cars! So exactly what’s so special about a pouch simply designed to hold our keys, wallets and cell phones?

 Sex And The City | SATC | Movie | Sequel

For starters, the bags of these high-fashion women cost more than can even fit inside their little pouch. After some research of both the HBO Sex and the City series and the movie, we were finally able to pinpoint only one purse that cost less than $1500!! The show decides to parade Carrie around in expensive Manolo Blahnik shoes and Timmy Woods bags only to have her return to a mildly dingy apartment. Sounds weird, right? Not really.

While this may seem like an extravagant lifestyle only seen on the silver screen, reality does collide with the show. In fact, it was Samantha’s desire for a Hermes Birkin bag that made fans realize that their favorite characters struggle to secure high end designer labels just like everyone else. Sex and the City exposed the $5000 bill and 2 year wait to obtain one of these coveted designer handbags – and even using Lucy Liu as a pseudo-name couldn’t snag the bag for Samantha. Women around the world could relate to having the perfect handbag out of reach but within sight.

Sex and the City has us all drooling over the designer labels; Hermes Birkin, Chanel, Fendi, Nancy Gonzalez, Louis Vuitton, and more grace the screen leaving us in both awe of their beauty and anger of their nearly unattainable status. But we must give credit where credit is due. For as much as the fashionistas of SATC relish their expensive toys, they are occasionally spotted at vintage stores that house no labels. Carrie even wore a “no-label” wedding dress on her big day – although she did balance it with the Dior Gladiators she uses to walk down the aisle.

Basically, a handbag is how a woman is presented. It provides the cover for whatever dirty secrets hide inside; the number of a guy you’re not supposed to be seeing, the makeup you pretended you don’t wear because you’re already flawless, and whatever else you wish to hide. Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha have it right. Make sure your handbag represents your style and how you want to be seen – even if you have to break the bank to get there….lol.

With 2009 now fast coming to an end, we’re getting closer to the Sex and the City movie sequel, May 28, 2010. I can’t wait to see what’s install for us when it comes to the fashion, especially the handbags!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Cyber Monday 2009 Fashion Sales

If you didn't find what you were looking for over the Black Friday weekend then do not despair. We've had Black Friday, November 27th and now here comes the big online shopping day, Cyber Monday, November 30th, the Monday following the Black Friday weekend. Many analysts say that Cyber Monday has become an even bigger shopping day and because of the recession many of these are saying that major retailers like Macy's can be expected to be offering their best deals with even bigger discounts on Cyber Monday 2009.

Fossil | Clothing | Apparel | Shoes | Handbags | Jewelry | Cyber Monday | Sales | Deals

Of course we can expect major discounts and Cyber Monday deals on the latest technology and electronics products including LCD TVs, computers, iPhones and other electronic gadgets. Remember the 2008 Cyber Monday ads on MacBooks, iMacs, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iPods? So we can expect more of the same Cyber Monday deals this year from the likes of Dell, Apple, Samsung and Toshiba and so on. No doubt products like Wii Console, nuvi GPS and Apple iPod touch will be popular, but what deals on fashion will we find on Cyber Monday 2009? Will there be Cyber Monday deals on designer clothing, designer shoes and designer handbags?

Here we will list all the Cyber Monday deals we find on fashion. Unlike our usual posts, as time will be of essence during this big sales day, we will be brief, just give you the facts about the particular Cyber Monday deals so that you can get on with the shopping. OK here we go:

Cyber Monday Deals at Arden B

When it comes to Cyber Monday deals in fashion, you’ll love the Arden B 30% OFF their entire site valid only online on Monday November 30th.

Arden B | Women's | Fashion | Clothing | Apparel | Shoes | Cyber Monday | Sales | Deals

Cyber Monday Deals at Aria Boutique

Aria Boutique celebrates Cyber Monday with a 30% OFF from now through Cyber Monday with promo code CM09 plus FREE shipping Canada and USA for orders over $150!

Cyber Monday Deals at Beauty.com

When it comes to Cyber Monday deals on beauty this one will be hard to beat! For one day only, you can save Up To 60% on hundreds of beauty products at Beauty.com. This Cyber Monday deal is a great opportunity to stock up on gifts for family and friends. Give beautifully with special offers and savings on favorite beauty brands.

Beauty com | Beauty |Cyber Monday | Sales | Deals

Cyber Monday Deals at Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson joins the Cyber Monday deals with 40% OFF savings on the entire store inclusive of already reduced merchandise, free shipping on orders over $100. Enter code CYBERFEST at checkout.

Cyber Monday Deals at Bloomingdale’s

Bloomingdale’s BIG Brown Bag sale with 30% to 40% OFF a massive collection of designer clothing, designer shoes and designer handbags and jewelry ends tomorrow so what Cyber Monday deals can we expect at Bloomingdale's on Cyber Monday 2009? We will have to wait and see!!

Bloomingdales | Cyber Monday | Sales | Deals

Cyber Monday Deals at Brooks Brothers

Brooks Brothers have extended their Factory Thanksgiving Sale through Cyber Monday, November 30, 2009. So shop all day and save 40% off your entire purchase at Brooks Brothers United States Factory and "346" Brooks Brothers stores.

Cyber Monday Deals at Chickdowntown

Chickdowntown has joined the Cyber Monday deals by extending its 40% OFF Everything holiday offer to Cyber Monday. Use code BF40. This Cyber Monday sale ends November 30th at 11:59 PM EST.

Cyber Monday Deals at Cole Haan

Cole Haan joins the Cyber Monday deals with Up To 40% OFF exclusively online with code HAPPY40.

Cyber Monday Deals at Crocs

Shop early and grab great gifts for everyone on your holiday list at crocs. They join the Cyber Monday deals with a 20% OFF One Day Holiday Event storewide Sale! Offer ends Cyber Monday at midnight PT.

Cyber Monday Deals at Customized Girl

Customized Girl will ship your order for free on Cyber Monday and each hour they will give away one FREE order. Good luck with this Cyber Monday deal!

Cyber Monday Deals at eBags.com

Take 20% Off plus Free Shipping at eBags.com ($100 minimum purchase) through Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday Deals at Emily Grace

Cyber Monday is the new Black Friday at Emily Grace with 25% savings on all new arrivals including Beth Bowley, Alice & Olivia, Splendid, Susana Monaco and many more! Use Code CYBER25 on Cyber Monday, November 30th.

Emily Grace | Women's | Chic | Designer | Clothing | Shoes | Handbgas | Jewelry | Cyber Monday | Sales | Deals

Cyber Monday Deals at Finish Line

The Cyber Monday deals at Finish Line include 30% OFF select style boots, up to 50% OFF select style Shoes and Apparel, and 2 for $40 Fleece. Great Cyber Monday deals in these recessionary times!

Cyber Monday Deals at FootSmart

FootSmart joins the Cyber Monday deals with its offer of FREE shipping and 15% off on $75 on Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday Deals at Fossil

The Cyber Monday deals at Fossil give you a GWP with every purchase over $100, while supplies last and Free Overnight Shipping on Cyber Monday 2009. I just love Fossil’s Montreal handbag in glazed vintage leather as shown in the very first picture above.

Fossil | Clothing | Apparel | Shoes | Handbags | Jewelry | Cyber Monday | Sales | Deals

Cyber Monday Deals at Golydyn

Great Cyber Monday deals at designer apparel, designer dresses and designer jeans specialist boutique Goldyn. Use code MONDAY to bag 30% OFF new items and 50% OFF sale items for 24 hours during its Cyber Monday Sale.

Cyber Monday Deals at Heels.com

Looking for Cyber Monday deals on designer shoes? Well Heels.com has thousands of shoes on sale at Up To 60% off through Cyber Monday 2009.

Cyber Monday Deals at Henri Bendel

Henri Bendel joins the Cyber Monday Deals and offers a 30% saving at HenriBendel.com plus enjoy FREE shipping on any order. Enter Cyber Monday at checkout. This Cyber Monday 2009 offer is not valid at Henri Bendel store locations.

Cyber Monday Deals at IvyBlue.com

Here’s yet another one of those great Cyber Monday Deals in designer fashion including designer clothes and designer handbags. Start your shopping today at IvyBlue.com and save 30% on the entire site with code HOLIDAY30 and this deal not only applies on Cyber Monday but through December 7.

IvyBlue.com | Women's | Chic | Designer | Clothing | Shoes | Handbgas | Jewelry | Cyber Monday | Sales | Deals

Cyber Monday Deals at jb and me

Cyber Monday has arrived and jb and me has a 24 HOUR SALE! In this Cyber Monday deal you receive 25% OFF your entire purchase and Free Shipping all Day! Simply enter promo code: cyberday Sale is for online purchases only.

Cyber Monday Deals at J.Crew

Warm wishes from J.Crew with 20% off all men's and women's sweaters plus FREE SHIPPING for 3 days and online only on all orders of $150 or more. Enter code HOLIDAY at checkout. And whipeee!!! This is not just one of those only Cyber Monday deals, this offer is valid through Wednesday, December 2, 2009 11:59pm ET.

J.Crew | Women's | Fashion | Clothing | Shoes | Handbags | Jewelry | Cyber Monday | Sales | Deals

Cyber Monday Deals at Joe’s Jeans

Joe’s Jeans is offering 25% off your entire purchase with promo code BLACKFRIDAY from now through Cyber Monday.

Cyber Monday Deals at Kohl’s

From 12am to 3pm CST on Cyber Monday Kohl’s is offering 15% off and Free Shipping on orders over $75, 20% off and Free Shipping on orders over $100, and an Extra 20% Off Selected Diamond & Gemstone Jewelry already discounted at 55-60% Off.

Cyber Monday Deals at Lindsay Lou

From now though Cyber Monday Lindsay Lou boutique is offering 40% Off everything with code turkey40.

Cyber Monday Deals at Macy’s

Macy’s is usually one of the hottest spots on the web on Cyber Monday so what Cyber Monday deals can we expect at Macy's on Cyber Monday 2009? Savings of 20 to 60% on more than 25,000 items! I think there’s more coming, do you? Stay tuned!

Cyber Monday Deals at Max & Chloe

For fine jewelry receive an additional 20% off all purchases at Max & Chloe with select items up to 45% OFF!!

Cyber Monday Deals at Moxsie

Cyber Monday is the last day for 15% off at Moxie! Use code THANKSGIVING.

Cyber Monday Deals at MyJewelryBox.com

There are some hot Cyber Monday deals at MyJewelryBox.com. This online jewelry boutique is offering discounts on fashion-forward and fine jewelry at up to $75 OFF from Friday, November 27th through December 1st and 25% discount off the entire site through December 3rd on all regularly priced items. Just enter “Black25” at checkout. Also, for special holiday hot deals, visit the MyJewelryBox.com clearance center. Here’s some idea on the Cyber Monday deals and pricing that you can expect to find at this Cyber Monday 2009 sale:

  1. Large Diamond Key Pendent - Retail Price $250, Cyber Monday Sales Price $74.99
  2. 1 carat White and Blue Diamond Ring - Retail Price $1,000 Cyber Monday Sales Price $295
  3. 1 Carat Princess Cut Three Stone Anniversary Ring - Retail Price $3,250, Cyber Monday Sales Price $795

MyJewelryBox.com | Online | Fashion | Jewelry | Cyber Monday | Sales | Deals

Cyber Monday Deals at Naturalizer

Cyber Monday only, shop and save 20% on your entire online purchase of Shoes, Sandals, Boots and Handbags with promo code CYBERMON at Naturalizer. Plus, enjoy free shipping on all online orders. Welcome the holiday season with beautiful savings.

Cyber Monday Deals at Neiman Marcus

What Cyber Monday deals can we expect at Neiman Marcus? Stay tuned!

Cyber Monday Deals at Nicole Miller

At Nicole Miller you’ll find great Cyber Monday deals at 20% OFF the entire site, including sale. And there’s sooo much to choose from here. Casual, formal, bridal, cocktail outfits, you name it!!!!

Nicole Miller | Women's | Fashion | Designer | Clothing | Cyber Monday | Sales | Deals

Cyber Monday Deals at Pink Ice

At Pink Ice take 10% OFF entire inventory with code ENTIRE10 at checkout. This offer expires Cyber Monday, November 30th.

Cyber Monday Deals at Pink Mascara

Kooba Bailey | Pink Mascara | Chic | Designer | Clothing | Shoes | Handbags | Jewelry | Cyber Monday | Sales | Deals 20% OFF + FREE Shipping on all orders over $150 with code CYBER20 at Pink Mascara until midnight PST on Cyber Monday. There’s some gorgeous designer clothes (I love the Elizabeth and James Cascade Dress in Thistle) and designer shoes (love the Twelfth Street Shilo Stiletto) as well as designer handbags (the Kooba Bailey Handbag in Ruby shoe here is just gorgeous) at Pink Mascara.

Cyber Monday Deals at Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff is having an online sale on now through to Cyber Monday, November 30th, 11:59pm EST with free domestic shipping on your order.

Cyber Monday Deals at Ron Herman

Ron Herman joins the Cyber Monday Deals with 50% OFF online only on Outwear.

Cyber Monday Deals at Shoes.com

The rumor line tells us that we can expect a 20% off sitewide promo code for Shoes.com purchases on CyberMonday. Stay tuned on this one!

Shoes.com | Shoes | Handbags | CyberMonday | Sales | Deals

Cyber Monday Deals at 6pm.com

Here are some of the Cyber Monday deals you can expect at 6pm.com:

  1. All Heelys Kids Footwear at Cyber Monday Sales price of $19.95
  2. All La Canadienne Footwear 70% off
  3. All Ed Hardy Apparel 60% off
  4. All Cole Haan Footwear 70% off

6pm.com is the sister site of Zappos.com so when Zappos needs to make room for new inventory, they move product over to 6pm.com and drastically reduce the prices for quick sale! And 6pm.com always offers up to 75% of MSRP! So you can expect great Cyber Monday deals at 6pm.com!

Cyber Monday Deals at She Boutique

For Cyber Monday Deals on designer clothing, shoes and handbags visit She Boutique and use code cybermonday30 at checkout to bag 30% off the ENTIRE STORE (excludes SWORD jackets)!

Cyber Monday Deals at ShoeSteal.com

ShoeSteal.com joins the Cyber Monday deals with a massive 60% to 90% off all shoes!

Cyber Monday Deals at Singer22

At Singer22 you will be bale to get this seasons hottest gifts and save 20% on orders of $300+ by using code THANKS20 through Cyber Monday 2009 at Midnight PT.

Cyber Monday Deals at Skechers

At Skechers on Cyber Monday 2009 you will receive $20 OFF your $100 footwear purchase plus FREE Shipping when you join SKECHERS VIP Club.

Cyber Monday Deals at SSENSE

One day only Cyber Monday sale 30% off at SSENSE. Enter code SSENSECM at checkout for this Cyber Monday Deal!

Cyber Monday Deals at StefaniBags

Great Cyber Monday deals at StefaniBags! 30% off Sale Merchandise with code CYBER. Check out the Minkoff, Kooba, Treesje, Elliott Lucca, Linea Pelle, Furla and more!

Cyber Monday Deals at Steve Madden

Steve Madden joins the Cyber Monday Deals with 35% OFF your entire purchase! Use code Cyber35 at checkout and get FREE SHIPPING too!

Cyber Monday Deals at StyleQ

At StyleQ you will save 50% Off Your Purchase on Cyber Monday by using code cybermonday at checkout!

StyleQ | Celebrity | Fashion | Clothing | Apparel | Jewelry | Cyber Monday | Sales | Deals

Cyber Monday Deals at The Body Shop

As well as the fashion deals, don’t you just love the great Cyber Monday deals on beauty products. Here’s another online ‘beauty’ exclusive that has lots of great gift opportunities for self, family and friends! Take 20% OFF plus a FREE gift of your choice at The Body Shop on Cyber Monday, 2009!

Cyber Monday Deals at The Hip Chick

At The Hip Chick you will save 20% with code BLACK20 on Cyber Monday and through Tuesday, December 1st.

The Hip Chick | Chic | Fashion | Designer | Clothing | Shoes | Handbags | Cyber Monday | Sales | Deals

Cyber Monday Deals at Tobi

Here’s another sale that you’ll love when it comes to Cyber Monday deals in fashion. Visit Tobi and take 25% OFF all regular priced items with code CHEERFUL25 through Cyber Monday at 11:59pm PST.

Tobi | Women's | Chic | Designer | Clothing | Denim | Shoes | Handbags | Jewelry | Cyber Monday | Sales | Deals

Cyber Monday Deals at Tulle

Through Cyber Monday, November 30, Tulle is offering 50% OFF Site Wide plus FREE ground shipping on its range of apparel and accessories.

Tulle | Women's | Apparel | Accessories | Cyber Monday | Sales | Deals

Cyber Monday Deals at VeronicaMClothing.com

VeronicaMClothing.com has joined the Cyber Monday deals with 25% OFF site wide Cyber Monday Only. Use promo code CYBER09 at checkout!

Cyber Monday Deals at Wilsons Leather

At the Wilsons Leather Cyber Weekend Event you can take an extra 20% OFF your entire purchase + receive FREE Shipping when you spend $75 or more. Offer ends Cyber Monday and is only valid online.

Cyber Monday Shopping Tips

So there will be lots of great Cyber Monday deals on Cyber Monday 2009 and this day should offer you the best deals and prices you will see possibly for the next six to twelve months. In fact, we expect to see some phenomenal deals. It’s important to be organized so as to be best able to take advantage of the sale prices being offered. We suggest you plan your shopping as early as you can and also try to shop early as no doubt some items will have limited quantities and I dare say that some of the more popular online retail sites will experience “traffic jambs.”

As well as all the latest techno gadgets that we all seem to want, we do hope that you will find some great designer clothing and perhaps that pair of designer shoes and that special designer handbag that you’ve been salivating all year for.

Good luck with your Cyber Monday 2009 shopping and if you follow us on twitter we'll be bringing you any breaking news on the latest Cyber Monday deals on designer clothing, shoes, handbags and jewelry as the sales deets are rolled out. Once again good luck and enjoy the shopping!.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Holiday Sales

It is almost time for Thanksgiving dinner and of course, the biggest shopping day of the year! All the Holiday lookbooks are full of beautiful gift ideas for everyone on your list and perhaps a little pampering for yourself! Of course, this holiday season will be a little different for many, trying to save where they can. Of course knowing where to shop is the key to finding the best deals on Black Friday and getting a great head start to holiday shopping. Like the 50% Off All Sweaters for you and kids and baby cozy fleece styles at GAP through November 20 and the 38% Off everything Thanksgiving Sale with code turkey38 on now though Cyber Monday at Lindsay Lou boutique. And then there’s the 40% to 80% OFF original Neiman Marcus prices. on November 24 and 25 at Last Call Stores. Below are details on these and several other great holiday sales worth checking out.

Thanksgiving Sale at Saks Fifth Avenue

For their Thanksgiving Sale Saks Fifth Avenue have taken up to 60% OFF their online prices until November 28!!! That's up to 60% OFF on a top lineup of fashion designers. When it comes to women clothing you’ll find designer clothing by Burberry, Dior, Nanette Lepore, D&G and many, many more.

From the women’s designer clothing included in the Saks Fifth Avenue Thanksgiving Sale, I especially love the Mackage coats and jackets sale collection. In particular I love the Tonal Plaid Jacket and the Joelle Double-Breasted Coat. The Joelle Double-Breasted Coat features a trench styling in a rich wool blend from Italy, with a wide leather belt and stunning front buttons. This gorgeous coat was originally priced at $580 but on sale at $348 during this Thanksgiving Sale.

Mackage | Joelle Double-Breasted Coat | Saks  Fifth Avenue | Women's | Chic | Designer | Fashion | Clothing | Shoes | Handbags | Thanksgiving | Sale

I also like this super chic Metallic Silk Halter by Milly reduced from $235 to a Thanksgiving Sale price of $84.54 and when it comes to chic clothing you can’t beat the color and style of this halter.

Milly | Metallic Silk Halter | Saks  Fifth Avenue | Women's | Chic | Designer | Fashion | Clothing | Shoes | Handbags | Thanksgiving | Sale

I could quite easily go crazy at Saks Fifth Avenue’s Thanksgiving Sale. I also love the Nicole Miller Strapless Cocktail Dress originally priced at $440 but having a Thanksgiving sale price of $263.90 with its feature exquisite allover pattern and slender fit. However my pick from this sale are the cuffed shorts by Organic originally priced at $370.00 but discounted down to $111.54 for this Thanksgiving sale. When it comes to chic clothing it’s hard to beat these summertime style blooms with effortless ease in cuffed, high-waisted design and finished with a pretty rose print and front pleats. They’re definitely my pick. They are so cute and would just look super sexy and chic with heels.

Organic Shorts | Saks  Fifth Avenue | Women's | Chic | Designer | Fashion | Clothing | Shoes | Handbags | Thanksgiving | Sale

The Saks Fifth Avenue Thanksgiving Sale also has a good line-up of designer shoes by Jimmy Choo, Stuart Weitzman, Gucci and Marc by Marc Jacobs, as well as designer handbags by Christian Louboutin, Furla, L.A.M.B. and Bottega Veneta, just to mention a few.

If you’re looking to buy designer shoes, handbags or clothing online, then the Saks Fifth Avenue Thanksgiving Sale is a must visit.

Thanksgiving Holiday Sales at Neiman Marcus

Neiman Marcus | Last Call | Thanksgiving Sale Neiman Marcus on Friday November 27 from 12am to 8am only at selected Neiman Marcus Last Call stores where for the wheeeee hours you can skip the mad rush of the biggest shopping day of the year and save 40% to 80% OFF original Neiman Marcus prices when you take an extra 25% Off your total purchase with your NM credit card on top of huge Thanksgiving Sale discounts. The Midnight Madness Sale ends Friday, November 27 at 8am and the Thanksgiving Sale ends December 1, 2009.

Thanksgiving Holiday Sale at Lord and Taylor

In many instances retailers start their Thanksgiving sales early. For example today Lord & Taylor have introduced their 6-day specials and Thanksgiving sale with 25% to 40% off a selection of designer handbags, 25% to 30% off Fall ladies’ boots, an extra 25% OFF their own women's cashmere and 50% off Fall suits and much more. You can also save an extra 15% storewide with your in-store savings pass or for the quickest way to 5th Avenue, use the online promo code THANKS.

And if that's not all, Lord & Taylor of 424 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY will soon be introducing, deal-of-the-day with a new one-day-only deal every day! Yes every day til Christmas starting Tuesday, December 1st just visit the Lord & Taylor Deal of the Day to see the latest one-day-only best price before Christmas deals on the season's best gifts! Then shop online or in store but you'll have to hurry as quantities are very limited. The deal-of-the-day offer is valid online from 7:30am 'til midnight ET or until supplies last. There is a limit of 5 items per customer.

Lord & Taylor | 6-Day | Thanksgiving | Specials | Chic | Women's | Designer | Apparel | Clothing | Shoes | Handbags | Jewelry | Sale

Lord & Taylor offer a unique mix of the hottest fashion trends including their own exclusive lines and the timeless designer classics bring you. They are also well known for service, for quality, and most of all, for style. Check out their Thanksgiving Sales.

P.S. As long as I can remember mom was a Lord & Taylor fan and in fact would always say that when it comes to shopping, L and T was her favorite store. Whenever in NYC, as a little girl I remember holding her hand while gazing at the L&T flagship store Christmas windows, a world-famous New York holiday tradition. Then the strolls with her through the aisles of designer clothing and designer shoes as well as designer handbags, not to mention the jewelry and cosmetics counters. They just had every kind of make-up and it seemed that all the best dressed people loved to shop there! These trips to Lord & Taylor were my first introduction to the world of fashion, beauty and style. They certainly have left a mesmerizing impression!

 Lord and Taylor | Christmas Decorations | Thanksgiving | Holiday | Sale

Black Friday Little Black Dresses Sale

Classic, chic and season less, whether for work, party or play, little black dresses are always in style. Black cocktail dresses and black party dresses are timeless, season less favorites for parties all year around. Check out the Black Friday Little Black Dress sale at eDressMe with hundreds of gorgeous dresses to choose from at a Black Friday discount of 30%!!! While you’re there check out the amazing prices on some of the best contemporary designer dresses from designer like of Anna Sui, Carmen Marc Valvo, Nanette Lepore, Nicole Miller and Tracy Reese on sale at eDressMe at 50% to 90% OFF!

eDressMe | Black Friday | Women's | Chic | Designer | Dresses | Sale

Black Friday Sale at Karen Millen

For One Day Only get 30% OFF Karen Millen picks of timeless black pieces. This offer is only available from 00.01 to 24.00 on Black Friday, November 27th at Karen Millen online and in UK solus stores. Simply enter code USA301 at checkout.

Karen Millen | Chic | Women's | Designer | Clothing | Shoes | Handbags | Black Friday | Sale

Black Friday Sale at 7FAM

One holiday sale that I’m keenly looking forward for is the Seven for All Mankind Black Friday Sale which starts on November 27th at 12:00AM PST. At this One Day Only BlackFriday sale 7FAM is offering 30% OFF online and in-store!!!

7FAM | Black Friday | Sale | Chic | Women's | Designer | Apparel | Clothing | Shoes | Handbags

Black Friday Sale at SSENSE

If you’re a SSENSE VIP email subscriber that you can get 30% OFF storewide at SSENSE at the SSENSE Black Friday Sale with code “SSENSEBF” at checkout. This Black Friday Sale runs Wednesday November 25th at 0:00 through to Friday November 27th, 2009 at 11:59 EST.

Black Friday Sale at Rebecca Minkoff

Rebecca Minkoff is having a Black Friday online sale from Friday, November 27th, 12:00am EST to Cyber Monday, November 30th, 11:59pm EST with free domestic shipping also on offer. The Black Friday sale category will appear online at the start of the sale but I’m just hoping that both the Morning After Bag and the Clutch shown here will be on sale. If you are after a Black Friday handbags sale, then the Rebecca Minkoff Black Friday Sale is a great start.

 Rebecca Minkoff | Women's | Chic | Designer | Handbags | Black Friday | Sale

Black Friday Jessica Jensen Handbags Clearance Sale

The Jessica Hansen Black Friday handbags clearance sale is one Black Friday Sale that I would definitely love to attend!

What: Don’t miss these Black Friday one day only prices:

All Envelope Clutches: $25

Colored Barrel + Portfolio Clutches: $75 

Colored Totes + Hobos: $99

Black Clutches, Totes + Hobes: $149-$249

Where: At FGI Sample Sale, 171 East Liberty Street, Suite 118, Liberty Market Building Toronto. Street Level Galleria (In laneway near Brazenhead).

When: Black Friday November 27, 11am to 8pm.

Jessica Jensen | Women's | Designer | Handbags | Black Friday | Sale

Mackage Black Friday Sale

For more luxe and sophistication check out the Mackage Black Friday Sale with savings Up To 40% Off off selected styles from the men’s and women’s Fall 2009 collection!

Mackage | Black Friday | Women's | Chic | Fashion | Sale

This Black Friday sale runs from 10am November 27th until 10pm Cyber Monday, November 30 at two Mackage pop-up locations!

SoHo Pop Up Boutique: 148 Spring (between West Broadway and Wooster)

MPD Pop Up Boutique: 829 Washington Street (between Gansevoort and Little West 12th)

Black Friday Sale at Joe’s Jeans

Save Up To 25% of your entire purchase at the Joe’s Jeans Black Friday Sale from November 27 through to Cyber Monday, November 30 with promo code BLACKFRIDAY. You can also visit one of Joe’s Jeans retail locations for additional Black Friday deals. For example:

Joe's Bucktown Boutique
1715 N. Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Phone : 773.252.1715
Save up to 50% off.

Joe's Union Square Boutique
239 Grant Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94108 
Phone : 415.986.7171
Save up to 50% off.

For more store locations, visit Joe’s Jeans

Lindsay Lou Black Friday Sale

It's 40% OFF Everything at the Lindsay Lou Black Friday Sale on now through Cyber Monday! Use code turkey40 at checkout. A contemporary women's boutique, Lindsay Lou offers a wide range from vintage clothing to classic styles and a collection of designer clothes, shoes and jewelry.

Hippy Chix "Black Friday" Sale

If you’re looking for funky and fabulous fashion then this Black Friday sale is definitely worth a look. One day only, this Friday, November 27th, take 25% off all purchases at Hippy Chix Shop! Use code bfs25 at checkout for 25% off. This promo code is only valid on Friday, November 27th, 2009 and only one promo/coupon code is valid per order.

Black Friday Sale at Blondette

Take 25% off all full priced items and an additional 25% of all sale items with code black25 at Blondette. The discounts in this Black Friday sale applies through midnight Friday, November 27, 2009 and are valid on orders of $150 or more, on in stock items only.

Black Friday Sale at Famous Fashions

Here’s a special Black Friday Sale. Buy 10 designer clothing items (up to $260 value) ay just $10 each through Saturday, November 28 at Famous Fashions. You can skip the long lines and still save a bundle at this Black Friday fashion sale.

Black Friday Clothing Sale at Meghan Fabulous

Bag 30% Off the Entire Store at the Meghan Fabulous Black Friday Sale plus Free Ground Shipping on all domestic orders and Free International Shipping on orders over $150.

Black Friday Sale at ShoeSteal.com

Bag up to 75% off all shoes, plus save an extra 25% with promo code TURKEY25 at ShoeSteal.com til 11/27 11:59pm

Wishing you all a very happy & safe Thanksgiving!

The Chic Alert Team

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Botkier Designer Handbags and Shoes Sample Sale

Botkier will host its Fall Sample Sale for three days beginning Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 11:00am with handbags, shoes and wallets on sale at 50-75% off retail. We'll provide more details such as prices, key styles, and update you with information in the next couple weeks.

Botkier | Designer | Handbags | Shoes | Sample Sale

If you haven't been to a Botkier sample sale before then you simply must check this one out as usually the assortment of sale items is amazing and the prices are nothing short of fantastic. The Botkier sample sale is a perfect opportunity to add a top-quality high-end designer brand bag to your collection. If you are in the NYC area then this is one sample sale I would defiantly not miss. So worth it!

What: Monica Botkier's chic designer handbags, designer shoes and wallets on sale at 50-75% off.

When: Thursday, December 3 to Sunday, December 6, 2009.
Thursday and Friday: 11am - 7pm
Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Sunday: 12am - 5pm

Where: 195 Lafayette Street (between Broome and Kenmare) in New York City's Lower Manhattan.

Angelina Jolie | Paris Hilton | Botkier | Designer | Handbags | Sample Sale

Psst!!!! Be an Angelina Jolie or Paris Hilton and go to the Botkier sample sale wearing your Botkier bag or shoes and you will receive an additional 10% off your entire purchase! So at 50-75% off the retail price plus an additional 10% discount that means huge savings on your Botkier designer shoes and designer handbags!

Isabella Fiore and Furla Handbags, Mara Hoffman Designer Sample Sales

Isabella Fiore Designer Handbags Sample Sale

Shopping event company Savvy & Co. is hosting a designer handbag sample sale of designer luxury/contemporary brand, Isabella Fiore. The sale features one-of-a-kind bags that will be marked up to 80% off retail. The in-house sale is at Savvy’s new Soho location, 42 Greene Street, for three days only from Thursday, November 19th to Saturday, November 21st.

Isabella Fiore | Women's | Designer | Handbgas | Shoes | Sample Sale

Adored by celebrities including Minnie Driver, Kate Hudson, Jessica Simpson and Kate Walsh, Isabella Fiore is a contemporary designer handbag collection with an edgy sophistication and a relentless attention to detail. As Seen in In Touch, November 2008; Life & Style, December 2008; Lucky Magazine, January 2008 and People Style Watch,

Indian Summer Francine | Isabella Fiore | Women's | Designer | Handbags | Sample Sale

November 2008, just to name a few, in addition to functionality, Isabella Fiore designer handbags are fun, colorful and expressive. Isabella Fiore handbags feature fresh and transcending designs through the use of hand-woven leathers, original artwork, elaborate embroideries, intricate beading and characteristic fabrics.

Here are a few examples of the bags and discounts that you will find at this sample sale.

  • Isabella Fiore Indian Summer Francine Shoulder Bag -Retail $550 vs. Savvy Sample Sale Price: $200 (pictured above).
  • Isabella Fiore Mo-Rockin Morgan Bag -Retail $495 vs. Savvy Sample Sale Price: $125 (pictured below).
  • Isabella Fiore Designer Handbags Scrolling Along Satchel -Retail $550 vs. Savvy Sample Sale Price: $150.
  • Isabella Fiore Designer Handbags Taj Mahal Charlieze Bag -Retail $695 vs. Savvy Sample Sale Price: $175.

Who: Isabella Fiore

What: This sample sale features one-of-a-kind Isabella Fiore handbags you will be proud to carry.

Where: Savvy’s new Soho Location, 42 Greene Street, Second Floor, (btwn Grand & Broome Streets), New York, NY 10013

When: In-house sale hours are as follows: November 19th - 21st, Thursday - Friday 10am to 8pm, Saturday 10am to 7pm

Mo-Rockin Morgan | Isabella Fiore | Women's | Designer | Handbags | Sample Sale

Mara Hoffman Designer Clothing Sample Sale

Also at Savvy’s new Soho Location, 42 Greene Street, New York, on November 19th to 21st, Savvy & Co. will host a sample sale featuring one of my favourite fashion designers, NYC runway designer Mara Hoffman.

At this sample sale you'll find Mara Hoffman merchandise on sale at up to 75% OFF. Mara Hoffman is well known for her flirty and colorful clothing collections often with creative prints and exotic designs.

Mara Hoffman | Women's | Designer | Clothing | Sample Sale

Furla Handbags and Accessories Sample Sale

Savvy & Co is also hosting the first ever FURLA Sample Sale in Los Angeles. We all know the excellence and high quality of Italian shoes, handbags and accessories by Furla.

Furla | Women's | Designer | Handbags | Sample SaleThe event runs on November 20th and 21st at Siren Studios on Sunset Blvd and is open to the public. All merchandise will be up to 80% Off. This New York City style sample sale event will offer Italian leather handbags, wallets, cosmetic cases, belts, and key chains up to 80% percent off retail. The sale takes place Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st at Siren Studios.

Here’s a quick look at some of the Furla designer handbags you’ll find at this sale:

Susanna Bauletto – This large satchel bag in suede with stamped crocodile leather features a magnetic snap closure, interior zip and cell phone pockets and Gold tone hardware. It retails at $695 but yours for just $195 at this Savvy Sample Sale.

Furla | Susanna Bauletto | Designer | Handbag | Sample Sale 

Salome shoulder bag -Retail $475 vs. Savvy Sample Sale Price: $145. The Salome is a medium hobo-shaped shoulder bag in stamped crocodile leather. It features double pull zip closure, interior zip and cell phone pockets, Gold tone hardware and signature Furla logo plate detail. The shoulder strap has a 13 inch drop. Salomé is the perfect bag for a day on the town.

Bowling bag - Retail $595 vs. Savvy Sample Sale Price $195. The Wally Bowling bag is a medium bowling bag in soft pebble grain leather and feature Silver tone hardware. It has a front flap with turn lock closure and interior zip and cell phone pockets.

Furla | Wally Bowling bag | Designer | Handbag | Sample Sale

New Giselle shopper - retail $525, sample sale price $145. This is a large shopper in shiny stamped crocodile leather and feature Silver tone hardware. The Giselle shopper has a magnetic snap closure, interior zip and cell phone pockets and signature logo plate detail.


What: Elegant, contemporary, stylish – beautiful: Capture the essence of Italian craftsmanship at its finest with Furla’s handbags and accessory collections.                      

Where: Siren Studios, 6063 W. Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028

When: In-house sale hours are as follows: Friday, November 20th and Saturday, November 21st 10am to 6pm.

Friday, November 06, 2009

Shoshanna and Anlo Fall Sample Sale: Up to 75% Off

The official start of the holiday shopping season may be a couple of weeks away, but it’s never too early to engage in a little pre-holiday retail warm-up! And what better way to get in the shopping spirit than with a fab designer sample sale? On November 11th and November 12th, you can shop an incredible selection of designer jeans, designer tops, designer dresses and swimwear at the Shoshanna Showroom in NYC. And as if one designer sample sale isn’t enough, this sample sale includes two fabulous designer lines: Shoshanna and Anlo! With sample sale discounts of up to 75% off retail, this is what I call fashion nirvana! Here are just a few of the stylish steals that you’ll find at this designer sample sale.

Designer Sample Sale - Anlo Petra Skinny Jeans

Skinny jeans are HOT again and are definitely this winter’s must haves with many stylists predicting that they will be the trend for the season! From the Shoshanna and Anlo designer sample sale collection you've got a great opportunity to pick up some fab fall and winter pieces at sample sale prices. For example, take your look to new heights with Anlo’s ultra-elongating Petra jean shown below. The dark Oslo wash gives this jean a polished feel, while the classic skinny cut creates a svelte silhouette. As an added bonus, the slightly shorter inseam makes this designer jean perfect for pairing with flats, heels or this season’s super-hot shoe-booties! For a chic, model-esque look, I love this designer jean paired with a slim-fitting shirt or a simple tank as shown, but it would also look fabulous with a cozy winter sweater or a relaxed, trendy boyfriend blazer and one of this Fall’s ubiquitous embellished tees. Originally priced at $198, this versatile Anlo designer jean is on sale at the Shoshanna / Anlo designer sample sale for just $74.

Anlo | Petra | Designer | Jeans | Sample Sale

Designer Sample Sale - Anlo Kate Skinny Jeans

You can channel your inner celebrity with the fashion ankle skinny shown below. The Anlo Kate Skinny has been photographed on celebs from Miley Cyrus to Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester (just this month!), making it one of the hottest styles of the year. The charcoal Smoke hue will make a great addition to your jean wardrobe in a closet full of blue. But it’s the pyramid studs at the ankle that put the Kate Skinny at the top of my must-have list. For a chic, sophisticated look, dressed up for a night out on the town with stiletto high heels, to balance out the sexy factor I would wear this designer jean with a soft cardi-wrap or a luxe cape coat. But for a slightly punk vibe, it would look awesome with a leather jacket that hits at the hip or below! After all, who says good girls can’t be a little bad sometimes? ;-)  Originally priced at $202, this celeb-fave Anlo designer jean is now on sale for $75.

Anlo | Kate Skinny | Designer | Jeans | Sample Sale

Designer Sample Sale – Anlo Macey Skirt

Also from Anlo, you’ll definitely be raising the style quotient in the high-waisted Macey Skirt shown below. The flirty bow-tie at the waist gives this denim skirt an extra dose of femininity, while the flat side pockets sit beautifully at the hip to create a perfect hourglass shape. The dark Pamplona wash gives this designer denim a refined feel, making it ideal for both day and night. The ultimate multi-tasker, the Anlo Macey skirt can also be worn below the waist, allowing different looks for different body types. No matter how you choose to wear it though, this sassy mini is a guaranteed hit. Made in the USA, the Anlo Macey Skirt normally retails for $188. However, it can be yours for just $60 at this incredible designer sample sale.

Anlo | Designer | Macey Skirt | Sample Sale

Designer Sample Sale – Shoshanna Sheath Dress

When it comes to comfort and ease, it’s hard to beat a sheath dress. Shoshanna puts a contemporary spin on this fashion favorite with the stunning silk sheath below. While the classic cut of this designer dress may be simple, the ultra-modern print is anything but. Pleating detail at the waist makes this Shoshanna style a true standout, and the silk fabric and lining give it an extra opulent feel. Adding to the appeal, the body-skimming cut is a universal figure flatterer. What more could a fashionista ask for? Originally priced at $310, this Shoshanna designer dress is a steal at $150.

Shoshanna | Designer | Sheath Dress | Sample Sale

Designer Sample Sale – Shoshanna Shawl Cardigan

Looking for something to keep you warm this winter without sacrificing style? Look no further than the gorgeous Shoshanna shawl cardigan shown below. I love the rich Eggplant hue and the oh-so-chic graduated striping. With its versatile cut sleeves, this 100% wool designer cardigan can be worn over a tee or tank as shown, or over a fitted long-sleeved sweater for a more fashion-forward look. (Pewter would look fab!) Regularly priced at $350, this Shoshanna shawl designer cardigan has been reduced to just $100. Talk about looking like a million for next to nothing!

Shoshanna | Shawl Cardigan | Sample Sale

Designer Sample Sale – Shoshanna Shirred Strapless Dress

Last but definitely not least, you’ll be turning heads in the Shoshanna shirred strapless dress below. This silk designer dress features an ultra-feminine sweetheart neckline and knot detailing at the bust. I especially love the ruching detail at the empire waist It gives this flirty and fab style an added dose of oomph! (Plus, it’s super-flattering if you’re lucky enough to have some curves on top.) Perfect for a night on the town with the girls or a special evening out, this strapless designer dress is regularly priced at $319. However, it can be yours for just $150 purchased at the Shoshanna and Anlo designer sample sale.

Shoshanna | Shirred Strapless | Designer Dress | Sample Sale

These are just a few of the stylish and spectacular bargains that you’ll find at the Shoshanna and Anlo designer sample sale. But there are still more in the sample sale collection! Take a look!

  • Spring Dresses: Were $350, on sale at $150
  • Designer Tops: Were $250, on sale at $100
  • Designer Bikinis: Were $165, on sale at $65
  • Baby Girl Swim: Were $75, on sale at $35
  • Designer Jeans: Were $200, on sale at $75

Shoshanna and Anlo Designer Sample Sale Details

WHEN: Wednesday, November 11th 10:00am to 6:30pm and Thursday, November 12th 10:00am to 5:30pm

WHERE: Shoshanna Showroom, 231 West 39th Street, Suite 422 (Between 7th and 8th Avenues)

PAYMENT: Cash and Credit Cards Accepted

For more information, call 212.719.3601

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel: Latest News (October 2009)

Greetings my fellow SATC fans! It’s been a little while since our last Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel update and boy, do we have a lot of juicy details to catch up on! Since filming began in Manhattan on September 1, there’s been no shortage of behind-the-scenes buzz about the SATC sequel. So, without further delay, let’s kick off our over-the-knee Jimmy Choos (it is Fall after all!) and check out the latest scoop on our favorite fashionistas, Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker), Miranda Hobbes-Brady (Cynthia Nixon), Samantha Jones (Kim Cattrall) and Charlotte York-Goldenblatt (Kristen Davis).

The Ladies Of Sex And The City Happily Reunite!

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel: Penelope Cruz Star Power Added

Hot off the press comes news that Oscar winner Penelope Cruz has joined the growing list of celebs who are adding their star power to the highly anticipated SATC movie sequel. The 35-year-old Hollywood A-lister was on set on October 12 at NYC’s Empire Hotel where she turned heads in a sexy long Black backless dress. According to People.com, Penélope Cruz Makes a Sex and the City Cameo, Cruz portrays a designer-shoe-wearing banker who catches the eye of Mr. Big (Chris Noth) at a red carpet after party.  No word yet on whether their scenes extend beyond flirtation, however, in its article Penelope Cruz To Star In "Sex And The City 2" All Headline News is reporting that Carrie Bradshaw is none too pleased when she catches the “promiscuity in action” at the event.

81st Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel: Fashion Smackdown!

They may have raised more than a few perfectly plucked eyebrows at the time, but those Miley Cyrus casting rumors that we reported back in August have turned out to be true. The 17-year-old pop princess was spotted on the NYC set on October 16, filming a much buzzed-about cameo alongside Kim Cattrall. According to Us Magazine (see Miley Cyrus Shoots Scenes for Sex and the City 2!), Miley brings Samantha Jones’ worst fashion nightmare to life when she appears at a red carpet event wearing the same designer dress as the feisty PR maven. And what exactly is the catwalk creation that would surely be ripe for the “Who Wore It Best” feature of our fave guilty pleasure mags? Leaked paparazzi shots indicate that it’s a strapless, fitted Silver-and-Gold disco ball gown – definitely a scene-stealer! Adding insult to fashion injury, the duo reportedly pair the sparkly mini with the same pair of Tan knee-high boots. Ouch!

Oops! Kim Cattrall and Miley Cyrus shoot a scene for Sex and the City 2 where they turn up for a movie premiere in the same outfit!

Speaking to Extra TV at the 2nd annual Concert for Hope in Los Angeles on October 25, Cyrus answered the burning question (for fashion lovers anyway!) of whether she got to keep the designer dress after the cameras stopped rolling. “I didn't get to keep the dress because they need it for Kim,” she explained. “But I got to keep the necklace. The necklace is cool. It's, like, these giant spikes, and I wanted to wear it while I was performing. My mom was like, ‘That could be dangerous. ... You can't wear that onstage.’” View the clip of Miley’s interview with Extra’s Terri Seymour here, Miley Cyrus Dishes about Run-in with SJP on 'SATC' Set. What do you think about Miley’s addition to the SATC movie sequel?

And what was the thinking behind Samantha’s choice of show-stopping attire? Sources such as MTV.com are reporting that Samantha selects the high-voltage frock in an effort to look “young and hot.” However, if a couture catfight ensues between the two fashionistas, it looks like it won’t involve a shouting match. Word from VHI.com is that Miley Cyrus doesn’t have any lines in the cameo, although the entertainment site notes that this has yet to be confirmed. As for the character that the Disney starlet is set to portray, it’s a safe bet that she’ll be playing either herself or her alter-ego. The giveaway comes from what is sure to be a classic reaction by Stanford’s love interest and Charlotte’s gay BFF Anthony Marantino (Mario Cantone). According to StarMagazine.com (see Details About Miley Cyrus' Sex and the City Role) upon witnessing Samantha’s red carpet “fashion don’t,” he cries, “Mother of God. She is wearing the same dress as Hannah Montana!”

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel: From “Absolute Hunk” to the Red Carpet: Smith is Back!

Okay, enough suspense already. If you’re wondering about these “red carpet” and “movie premiere after party” events that have made their way into the SATC movie sequel plot, wonder no more! After much “will he or won’t he” debate, it has been confirmed that Jason Lewis will reprise his role as our fave hunk with a heart of gold, Smith Jerrod. In its article, Jason Lewis Spotted On ‘Sex And The City 2’ Set, Access Hollywood reports that Lewis was spotted on set on October 12 looking “tanned and toned” with a new “short, sexy cropped cut.” According to multiple sources including ExtraTV.com, it is the red carpet premiere of Smith’s new movie, Heart of the Dessert, that brings out our fabulous foursome along with Noth, Cantone, Cruz and Cyrus. Filmed at NYC’s famed Ziegfeld Theater, the dress debacle scene alone is sure to be an instant SATC classic!

Jason Lewis sets off to shoot a scene with Kim Catrall - his on-screen love interest - for Sex and the City 2 , shooting in New York City

As to whether Samantha Jones reignites the flame with her former beau, your guess is as good as mine. However, he may be in for some tough competition. NYDailyNews.com is reporting that British actor Max Ryan has been tapped to play Rikard, the Danish architect that we spoilered back in August. At the time, I wondered if the character might be a new love interest for Carrie Bradshaw, but it turns out that Samantha Jones will be the object of this hottie’s affections. The 42-year-old Ryan has appeared in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen and, most recently, in 2008’s Death Race. Of course, this won’t be the first time that our feisty PR diva has tangled with a sexy architect. Fans of the SATC HBO series will recall that Samantha Jones almost lost a contract from hotelier and future bedmate Richard Wright when he learned that she had slept with an architect who happened to be one of his close colleagues. Now there’s someone who I’d love to see in Samantha’s life again – Richard Wright! As much as his cockiness infuriated me, the sparks between those two were fantastic :)

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel: A Cameo That’s A Perfect Fit

Although it’s just a cameo, this next piece of casting buzz has me more excited than any of the others. In its article Sex and the City Makes It Work With Tim Gunn, E! Online has confirmed that Project Runway mentor and style guru Tim Gunn will be lighting up the big screen when he appears as himself in the SATC movie sequel. News out of NYC is that Gunn began filming his scenes in mid-October, but no word yet on which lucky fashionistas will be swapping lines with him. One thing is for sure though: The uber-fabulous Tim will “make it work!” (Sorry – couldn’t help myself! :)) Hmmm. Could a cameo by Project Runway producer and host, Heidi Klum, be far behind?

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel: Liza “Puts a Ring On it”

If you’re a fan of Saturday Night Live, you’ve probably seen Justin Timberlake’s hysterical performance as one of Beyonce’s leotard-clad “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” backup dancers. Well, it looks like one of Broadway’s living legends is set to give Timberlake a run for his money in the laughs department. For months, the Internet has been swirling with rumors that Liza Minnelli would be putting her own spin on the Beyonce hit in the SATC sequel. Now comes official word from the diva herself that the rumors are true. In an interview with Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald published on October 14, Minnelli confirmed that she plays a marriage celebrant who puts a memorable stamp on the nuptials when she starts to belt out the 2008 chart-topper. Adding to the campy fabulousness of the ceremony, Minnelli will be backed up by two dancers in wigs “just like me.” I can’t wait to see her rock those Beyonce dance moves! The 63-year-old Liza Minnelli was clearly up for the challenge. “The choreography for the number is something I should have done when I was 22; it was really difficult but fun,” she said. “I like rehearsals and I'm an old broad to be doing this stuff at my age.” Kudos to Liza!

And who exactly is the couple being joined in such stylish matrimony? You guessed it – it’s our fave gay twosome, Stanford and Anthony! In an interview with the Las Vegas Sun, Minnelli gives us the complete dish. “The setup is this,” she says. “The thing opens with the gay guys (Stanford and Anthony) getting married, and it’s wonderful and everybody in the world is there. And I marry them! Then somebody says, ‘Oh Liza,’ or ‘Miss Minnelli’ or whatever, ‘that was just lovely. It was so nice to see you; thanks for coming.’ And I say, “Oh — oh, I’m not leaving. And that’s the setup for me to do (Beyonce’s) ‘Single Ladies’!”

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel: Fierce Fashion

It sounds like the wedding scene will be an absolute riot! I’m dying to see what everyone will be wearing – especially SJP. And if a recent People.com interview with big screen newcomer Nicholas Rodriguez is any indication (see Stars Reveal Sex and the City Wedding Scene Details), fashion-loving fans won’t be disappointed. In the interview published October 22, the Broadway actor and star of ABC’s One Life to Live says that the scene’s grand entrance by Carrie Bradshaw and co. has a “wow factor.”

“When Carrie comes out in the first outfit, you just have to stare at her. She's hot!” he says. Spilling more deets on the elaborate wedding scene, which was filmed in Connecticut, Rodriguez adds, “We shot for two weeks. It's a ginormous scene with a huge budget, and everybody is pretty much in it ... all of the girls and their spouses, Willie and Mario (Cantone), and another big surprise cameo, Liza Minnelli.”

Nicholas Rodriguez is tight-lipped about the identity of his character, divulging only that he is “crucial” to the wedding scene. Sounds intriguing!

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel: Will Less Equal More For Fashionistas?

If you grew restless in your seat during the first SATC movie, you’ll probably be a-okay this time around. According to Aceshowbiz.com, Kristen Davis (Charlotte York-Goldenblatt) has shared new deets about the film’s running time in a recent interview with MTV reporter Josh Horowitz. Asked whether the upcoming SATC movie sequel will match the 2 hour 22 minute length of the 2008 box office smash, Kristen Davis replied, “Oh no. This one is not going to be that long. It's like condensed soup.” However, it doesn’t sound like audiences will be shortchanged. When Horowitz asked whether “every minute will be meaty,” she was quick to reply, “Yes! And different, and adventure and rich, and like, there’s music involved.”

A potential downside to a shorter film for the fashion fanatics among us? Fewer wardrobe changes. Speaking to MTV about the number of designer dresses, shoes and handbags that our style icons will be sporting on-screen, Kristen Davis said, “There were more costume changes in the first one than there are in the second one.” However, I’m not too worried about feeling jipped on the fashion front. Discussing the shooting schedule, the 44-year-old actress revealed, “We were shooting last week - and pretty much for the two weeks before that - nights. All night." She continued, “Now, we were not doing a night exterior, but that's how many hours we needed to get these certain things done that when it comes out, you're going to know what I'm talking about. I can't tell you right now, except to say that they are HUGE scenes with like hundreds of people in them!” I’m thinking that elaborate scenes equal even more elaborate fashion. Sounds good to this fashion junkie. What do you think?

Sex and the City Movie Sequel Breaking it Down: Fashion by the Numbers

As we reported in August, SATC stylist Patricia Field has been squelching rumors that our Fab Four would be receiving a recession-minded treatment in the wardrobe department. Speaking to British fashion magazine Grazia, the eclectic stylist now famously stated, “I don’t use the recession as a reference for my creativity.” Lest there be any lingering worry that Patricia Field might change her tune, the proof comes from a quick look at just one of Carrie Bradshaw’s ensembles. In its article, Sex and the City Girls Reunite!, according to US magazine, SJP ushered in the first day of shooting in a stunning 3/4 length sleeved, V-neck, White Halston Heritage designer dress, an exquisite Solange Azagury-Partridge necklace, Mykita & Bernhard Wilhelm shades, a stunning Gold and Metal Chanel clutch, and sparkling gold Christian Louboutin pigalle designer heels.

Now, let’s get out our calculators, shall we? Halston dress: $325 (okay, it’s vintage); Solange Azagury-Partridge necklace: $198,200; Mykita & Bernhard Wilhelm sunglasses: $299 (the “Franz” model, inspired by Olympic ski champion Franz Klammer); Chanel clutch: $1,500; sky-high Louboutin heels: $3,200. While the dress and sunnies are admittedly affordable, the total pricetag for this single outfit comes to $203,524!

Sarah Jessica Parker films scenes on the set of Sex and The City 2

But Carrie Bradshaw isn’t the only one who’ll be decked out in big-ticket bling come May. In the article, Sex and the City 2: dresses and prices, according to Luxuo.com, Samantha, Miranda and Charlotte will be getting the style star treatment in such lustworthy pieces as a $1,300 VBH Python clutch (Samantha), $795 Yves Saint Laurent Triumph platforms (Miranda), and a $6,650 Lady Dior Pink Lizard handbag (Charlotte). I think it’s safe to say that Patricia Field won’t be scrimping when it comes to creating the standout looks that we crave!

Sarah Jessica Parker, Cynthia Nixon, Kim Cattrall and Kristin Davis on the set of Sex and the City 2

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel: Barbra in the City: Not Just a Rumor Anymore!

Media sources including British Marie Claire have been quoting an In Touch report that producers have been in “secret talks” to secure a cameo for entertainment icon Barbra Streisand. The mag quotes an inside source as saying, “Producers are planning the ultimate gay wedding. They already signed Liza Minnelli and now they're in secret talks with Barbra Streisand about being a wedding guest!” Now comes news that the multi-Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer will indeed be part of the highly anticipated SATC sequel. And, once again, the dish comes directly from Liza Minnelli!

In the same interview with the Sydney Morning Herald in which she spilled the deets on her “Single Ladies” performance, the Cabaret star confirmed that her fellow diva would also appear in the film’s extravagant wedding scene!

This wedding celebration is shaping up to be a highlight! I’ll bet that it was SJP who came up with the fab idea to add Ms. Streisand to the mix. Sarah Jessica Parker is known to be a huge fan of Barbra’s, and, according to EW.com, was spotted most recently at the singer’s much buzzed-about performance at NYC’s historic Village Vanguard. Streisand performed the intimate concert for 100 lucky fans who had been selected from tens of thousands of contest entries from around the world. Were you one of the lucky ones?

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel: Mother Midler?

And last but definitely not least, here’s one casting rumor that we’ll be tracking with interest. While nothing has been confirmed, there’s been some speculation that Bette Midler will be adding her name to the list of high-profile cameos. The rumors started back in September when the divine Miss M was spotted on-set during filming of an '80s flashback scene. According to the UK’s Daily Mail, Midler’s appearance prompted speculation that she may step into the role of Carrie Bradshaw’s seldom-mentioned mother!

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel:  More Style Scoop!

As for the scoop behind those '80s flashbacks, SATC stylist Patricia Field gives the full skinny to People.com. “It was in the beginning of the movie,” the style guru explained. “Carrie was waiting to meet her girlfriends and she was thinking about when she first moved to New York in the '80s and how she met Samantha and Charlotte. They're all, in real time, meeting to go shopping. And in her flashback time, she is thinking of when she first met each one of them.”

Sex and the City 2 Timewarps- 80's Style!

Beyond the '80s throwbacks, what can fashion-loving fans look forward to? According to DigitalSpy.com, Patricia Field dropped a few hints in a recent interview with US Weekly. “White plays a big role in general because the movie takes place over seven weeks in the summer. But it won’t only be white dresses! I’m going for a new look, new elements on these familiar girls.”

Kim Cattrall goes back to the eighties on the set of Sex and the City 2 , shooting on location in New York City

And what better inspiration for “new elements” than exotic Morocco?! In her interview with People.com, the academy award-nominated stylist confirmed, “(We’re shooting) there for about six weeks.” She added, “You’ll probably see belly dancers and Bedouins!”

Sex and the City (SATC) Movie Sequel: All Aboard for Morocco!

Carrie Bradshaw and co. may be getting ready to try some belly-shaking moves even as we speak! In its article, Sex and the City 2 cast filming in Morocco, OnLocationVactions.com says that Sarah Jessica Parker, accompanied by her son James Wilke, was seen leaving for her flight to Morocco on the afternoon of October 19.

The exotic locale fits with one of the casting scoops that we mentioned in our August update. At the time, we reported that the SATC sequel producers were looking for a “50-year-old sheikh.” But we now have a bit more info thanks to New Faces Model and Talent. According to the casting agency’s website, two roles are up for grabs: The 50-ish Sheikh Khalid, a dignified, eminent flatterer who “loves to be surrounded by stars and glamour,” and his “right-hand man”, Mahmud, an “elegant, diplomatic man” in his 30s to early 40s.

Between the casting coups, the overseas shoots and the ferociously campy nuptials, I’m more excited about the SATC movie sequel than ever! What do you think so far? With just a little more than six months until opening day on May 28, 2010, the gossip mill is going to really start ramping up! I can’t wait to hear the next piece of buzz. Until then, my fellow SATC fans!