Cyber Monday’s Silver Lining

By now your inbox is stuffed with all manner of “Cyber Monday” markdowns. Black Friday crowds may be a nightmare, but computer crowds are almost as bad, with coveted items either sold-out or hard to reach due to heavy traffic that slows load times. Not only that, but the sheer volume of deals is daunting and has left me paralyzed. But then again, I don’t want to miss out!

Thus are the joys and pains of technology. On last night’s Newsroom, one of the story lines involved the “old media” vs. “new media” debate, and perceived inferiority of one vs. the other. I won’t add to that argument here, and clearly, if it wasn’t for technology and all of the advancements and things that come with it, I wouldn’t be able to toss this out into cyberspace right now.

And my closet would be almost empty.

So ladies, grab your i-whatevers and start shopping. To get you in the mood, below are my favorite “Cyber-style” sale items which may have a future in a wardrobe near you, ie MINE. I’m pondering the Sci-Fi Gareth Pugh Raincoat to protect me from those raindrops from outer-space.

But back down to earth, here are our quick tips for Cyber sanity right now:

1: If you have a category and price-range you are targeting, say, “Red Coat” and “under $50”, go to Polyvore, click on a category (Fashion), type “red coat” in the search bar on the far right, click the “sale” tab across the top of the coat selection once that loads, and then go to “price” and click “under $50”. Viola! Your screen will be filled with wonderful red coats across different retailers that deliver on your specs (see below for example). Shopstyle is another great option and operates similar to Polyvore.

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2: Check your junk/spam folder. Thank god I did, as I found an email from Solow, my very favorite legging purveyor, with a 40% off code for everything on their site. I live in Solow leggings (knees cut out, of course!), the best fitting, longest lasting, most comfortable and flattering leggings for lounging, yoga, pilates, anything. The code: SOLOWSTYLE.

Good luck out there!

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1: Atto sequin blouse, Farfetch. 2: MSGM skirt, The Corner. 3: Gareth Pugh raincoat, The Corner. 4. Acne ankle boots, Shoescribe 5. Friends “The Taylor” headphones, Yoox. 6: Asos skinny metal belt, Asos.


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