Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Fashion Deals

With so much competition in the retail space, e-tailers and “real life” stores have been announcing their Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales as early as, well, yesterday! Here we have a few great bargains to look out for.

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Get 30% off everything on this global retail giant. With up to 70% off sale stock, you know you’ll be looking at some seriously low prices.

Cult of Individuality
If you’re in the market for some new denim this winter, get 30% off jeans until 2 December. Enter coupon: cultblack14

Re-invigorate your wardrobe with 50% off in-store and online.

Because we know you want to avoid the store this Black Friday, there is also up to 70% off and free shipping on orders over $50, ending on 29 November.

Helmut Lang
Looking for some luxury leather? Head to Helmut Lang for 40% off.

Have you been eyeing a $1,000 coat? Now is your chance! Get 30% off sale items online.

J Crew
Up to 40% off on selected goods online, using the code: HOLIDAY. 50% off everything in J. Crew Factory, instore and online. Free shipping on orders over $50 with code: THANKS.

Kate Spade
Did someone say 75% off a designer brand? Kate Spade did. Visit the online store for additional free shipping on orders over $200.

Find your perfect NYE party dress with 30% off selected clothing on Black Friday and Cyber Monday only.

Because a good sweater is rarely cheap, ShopBop has you sorted with 15% off orders over $250, 20% off orders over $500, and 25% off orders over $1,000. Use code: GOBIG14. Ends Monday.

November 27, 2014

5 Bad Shopping Habits To Quit Now

We all know somebody who uses shopping as a kind of pick-me-up. Perhaps, we are that person. Most of us are at least familiar with the rush of bagging a bargain. However, needless spending is not only bad for your bank balance, it is part of a larger problem of excessive consumption and waste in the first world.

Yet, it seems like a bit of a catch-22 when women are constantly the target of advertising and shiny editorials encouraging them to invest in a new wardrobe every season, even every week. It is not surprising then, that a few of us develop some pretty bad habits trying to keep up with trends. Here are a few things to keep in mind to curb your spending and maintaining a manageable wardrobe.

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Buying a new outfit for every event

You don’t need a different outfit for your friend’s wedding, your work christmas party, and your birthday. Stop worrying about being seen in the same outfit twice (Oh, the shame!) and think about your wardrobe economically. Transform that little black dress with inexpensive accessories, try a clothing rental service, or borrow from a friend.

Buying an outfit without anywhere to wear it

Have you ever seen an amazing evening dress – on sale – and just had to have it? Meanwhile it sat in your wardrobe as the weeks rolled by, then the months, and it just never felt like the appropriate time to bring it out. Next thing you know, it’s winter and your summer dress is no longer seasonal. By the next year, that dress is hideous and you hate it. Don’t get suckered by a sale ladies! Only buy things you need and don’t waste money on things you don’t.

Buying with the intention of returning

“If I don’t like it when I get home, I can always bring it back.” Perhaps this is true. But that also takes time out of your day, not to mention that many stores only exchange a bought item, not refund your money. I have a rule, that if I’m not certain – I won’t buy it immediately. I wait, and if I still want it after a week – I’ll go back and buy it. Yes, sometimes this means you will miss out on your size or the item will sell out, but on the plus side, you still saved money!

Buying clothes or shoes that don’t fit

Again, if it doesn’t fit – it isn’t meant to be. The chances of you wearing something that doesn’t fit are very slim. Just wait, save your money, and something else will come along that is more worthy of your body and its price tag.

Buying things out of your price range

Remember that episode of Sex and the City where Carrie needs to buy her apartment back, only to realize she has no savings… but owns $40,000 worth of shoes?! Let this be a cautionary tale: you never know what financial emergencies are just around the corner – don’t spend the last of your savings on a new bag.

September 30, 2014

Movers&Shakers – Account Manager of Cleo Magazine

The women who appear on this page are selected by consensus of the SheSaid editorial staff and are duly invited to participate. If you wish to nominate an inspiring woman to appear in this ‘moving and shaking hall of fame’, please contact us.

Name Kristen Harvey

Occupation/Title Account Manager on CLEO Magazine

Company/Organisation ACP Publishing Pty Ltd

State NSW

Age 28

Star sign Cancer

Describe a typical day? There never really is a typical day at CLEO, there’s always something happening, whether it be working on an advertising promotion, lunching with clients, working on proposals, presenting concepts and of course there are the odd parties and functions here and there which are fun.

What’s the best part of the job? Advertising sales is very rewarding, winning a piece of business will give you such a buzz? there’s never a shortage of great magazines around to get the low down on the latest fashion trends and celebrity goss! Attending the 2001 CLEO Bachelor party was a highlight.

What’s the worst part of the job? Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines!!

What would you consider to be your key talents? Attention to detail! Kind natured, great listener and always ready for a good gossip session with the CLEO team which is a prerequisite of the job.

What was your first job & how much was in your first pay packet? I was an assistant at a small Marketing company. What was in my first pay packet – Not very much!!!! Probably around $200.

What did you want to be when you grew up? An Olympic gymnast – I was very flexible back then!!! However that soon changed?

January 4, 2001