Notes from Urban Outfitters' Q3 2017 Earnings Call

Monday, December 5, 2016

(note: no internet at my new apartment yet, so if something big and exciting happened please feel free to go OT in the comments until I can get to a

Investors were drooling the day before Anthropologie parent company Urban Outfitters announced its Q3 results. Were they still salivating after the call? Find out as we dive into the Q3 2017 quarterly earnings call...

2016 Gift Guide: My 5 favorite candles to gift and my 5 favorite candles to get

Friday, December 2, 2016

The Candlefish Ceramic Candle ($28) smell great -- no. 83 is my fave -- and as a bonus, look great too!

There is something about the holiday season that makes me pay extra extension to scents. Whether it's the smell of someone's wood-burning fireplace (mixed with pinecones and chestnuts perhaps!) or the scent of a wreath on your neighbor's front door, or the delicious smell of a family meal or perhaps just a simple scent that is different in each room, this time of year I enjoy taking in the sights and smells!

Perhaps it's these reasons that make me love candles so much around the holidays, both to give and to receive. Anthropologie has an excellent collection of options. Inside, my 5 favorite candles to give and my 5 favorites to receive, starting with the Candlefish Ceramic Candle ($28), which has a soft smell that doesn't overpower -- scent no. 83, with jasmine and amber notes in the jar with the white and golden waves on it is my personal favorite.

Anthropologie puts its sale on extra sale, plus a new boots promo!!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Anthropologie sale is now even more on sale: take an extra 40% off sale to be exact!
No code required, discount reflects at checkout.

Anthropologie has launched two new promos this morning! Firstly, its sale is now an extra 40% off (discount reflects at checkout). Also this morning, full price boots and booties are now 30% off. I'm like a kid in a candy store with this promo!

I recently shared highlights from the most recent set of markdowns in this post. Inside, picks for the promos and why Anthropologie is losing the promotions game right now...

Gift Guide 2016: Great deals for your Man at Eddie Bauer, today only

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

After their website crashed yesterday during Cyber Monday overload, Eddie Bauer generously decided to extend its 50% off everything sale one more day (code: ONLINE50). If your man is like my man -- preppy by day, adventurer by weekend, doesn't care two shakes about labels and in fact gets mad if you buy too much luxury label stuff for him -- then Eddie Bauer is a great place to pick up work and weekend basics.

Hopefully my guy isn't reading this post because inside are some of the great items I bought him that you can find for half off today...assuming they haven't sold out yet, which they just might...

2016 Gift Guide : Presented in Pictures, Gift Ideas under $75 from Free People

After a delightful but exhausting long shopping weekend, my brain is fried! Yours may be too which is why I present this morning's post entirely in photos. The theme: great gifts, all under $75, all from Free People.

This way to more great gift ideas...

It's the End of Cyber Monday as we know it and these deals feel fine...

Monday, November 28, 2016

Please tell me you've at least checked out Boden's pretty Octavia Dress ($228 + 30% off)!!?

The holiday shopping season is only beginning but the Cyber Monday deals around the webby world are coming to an end in just a few short hours. If it's all too much for you I totally understand yet personally I can't get enough of these fun shopping deals! It kicks off the much-vaunted gift buying (and gift giving season) which I adore...with a few gifts for me too.

So before Cyber Monday bids its 2016 adieu, I just want to make sure you...
1 - Checked out the stunning Octavia Dress ($228, above) at Boden, part of the 30% off promo that ends tonite?
2 - Aren't missing out on this fabulous necklace that's been a wardrobe staple of mine for 2+ years now? At 25% off?
3 - Don't need sparkly moccasins, or maybe suede ones?
4 - Have everything you want and want to gift from Anthro sale for the time being, including this classic Anthro top, while it's an extra 30% off?
5 - Don't need to grab anything else from Anthro while full price stuff is 20% off and there's free shipping on orders of $150+, even latte bowls or the mini version? Ornaments too?
6 - Saw these extra cute many-colored mercury candle holders that are on super-sale?
7 - Get a chance to see this very cool puzzle gift, perfect for friends in art or design that's 15% off?
8 - Have no need for this beautiful rose garland that's part of my holiday decor this year, and also 15% off?
9 - Feel confident that your closet is good without these boots, or these, or these, or these, all 30% off through tonite?
10 - Didn't miss out on the chance to score these comfy weekend kicks for 25% off?
11 - Are all set on extra 20% off sale items, like this comfy robe that is winter perfection or this adorable one?
12 - Are all set on your jeans collection, especially these high-waist beauties, with 30% off ending tonite?
13 - Are pretty sure your pineapple-loving friend has everything, including these shot glasses that are 25% off (or dessert or amuse bouche vessels, for your non-drinking friends!)?
14 - Have already seen this adorable leather zip wallet that comes in such fun colors and is 40% off through tonite?
15 - Finally realized I was right about how great Banana Republic bags are, and with 50% off today picked up this one, or maybe this one, perhaps this one, or was it this one? (Good choices!)
16 - Decided that you deserved new pumps and turned to this midheel from Boden for 30% off, also available in a higher height? I can't blame you; I got this pair for myself.
17 - Took a look through Amazon's plethora of Cyber Monday deals and hopefully picked up some great gifts and perhaps some things you wanted or needed too? (I bought a new cast iron pan and several gifts, including a beautiful mixer for a friend who's been longing for it, at half off!)
18 - Saw this coat at Club Monaco, and like I did, realized what a great gift it would make after the 35% off?
19 - Want to buy this dress at Shopbop and worry about finding a party to wear it to later? (It's 20% off.) So maybe you did? Not that I speak from personal experience or anything...
20 - Have printed off your Ikea coupon already? Perhaps used it too?
21 - Got all the NARS lipsticks you need to get you through winter, especially this one?
22 - Saw these Sam Edelman boots Anthropolitan mentioned the other day, and perhaps took advantage of the $75 off? Or at least drooled over them for an appropriate amount of time?
23 - Got all the Voluspa Votive Sets ($40 + 20% off) you need to gift?
24 - Added this 30% off Boden dress, and maybe this one too, to your wishlist or your closet?
25 - Were able to grab this J.Crew pajama set, and the coordinating robe too, before they sold out online? (Or hunted them down in a store like I did, thanks Very Personal Shopper Shannon!!!) 40% off is a big deal after all!

Ok, good! Just wanted to make sure. You can see the full rundown of Cyber Monday deals, a couple of which last through tomorrow but mostly end tonight, in this post.

Anthropologie surprises with a great Cyber Monday promo!!

I love it when I'm wrong! Instead of just offering Free Shipping as they have in years past, this year for Cyber Monday Anthropologie has three great promotions!

Here are today's promos:
1 | Take 20% off Full Price items (online only, today only. Code: STACKS)
2 | Get Free Shipping on orders of $150+ (online onlytoday only. Code: STACKS)
3 | Take an extra 30% off sale items (valid online and in-store for a limited time. Discount reflects at checkout.)

What a wonderful Monday surprise! I have my eye on several new arrivals: the Sequin-Striped Pencil Skirt ($158 + 20% off), McGuire Gatsby Denim Pencil Skirt ($208 + 20% off), Neves Off-The-Shoulder Pullover ($118 + 20% off), and the Winter Bouquet Pullover ($148 + 20% off).

But perhaps this promo is an invitation more towards sale, where new and recent markdowns like the Luiza Sweater Dress (now $150 + 30% off), Quilted Kerviona Jacket (now $150 + 30% off), Embroidered Northerner Coat (now $180 + 30% off) and Adventurer Shirt Jacket (now $100 + 30% off) are waiting to be bought and worn and loved!

Here are some more picks from sale that are available, as of this writing:
Chevril Collared Duster (now $140 + 30% off)
Embroidered Foliage Coat (now $200 + 30% off)
Emmia Hand-Stitched Cardigan (now $180 + 30% off)
Magnolia Lace Dress (now $100 + 30% off, peach ONLY)
Peddler Lace Top (now $60 + 30% off)
Zeri Peasant Dress (now $120 + 30% off)
Zebra Flight Earrings (now $230 + 30% off)

What will catch your eye during Anthropologie's Cyber Monday sale? Looking for more picks and perhaps gift ideas? Check out this post with tons of them from last night.

Sticky: Cyber Monday and Thanksgiving Weekend Deals Around the Webby World

Sunday, November 27, 2016

It's time to get our holiday shopping on.

Are you ready for Cyber Monday? Many stores have already started their Cyber Monday promos and the list inside has been updated!

To keep everything straight, this post will be running at the top of the blog each evening from now through Thanksgiving weekend. Be sure to look just below for fresh content!

Or, come on inside for the full rundown of currently active deals & steals around the webby world...