Saturday, January 31, 2009

Recession-Friendly Ruth Barzel Jewelry for Valentines Day

Dearest Valentines: Don't despair! You may be a bit more monetarily cautious at this year's holiday for sweethearts, but that doesn't mean you can't give or receive a beautiful gift. Ruth Barzel, a jewelry designer from Arlington, VA, makes wonderfully chic pieces of sterling silver and gold-filled jewelry with semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls. And, most of her pieces that we have in the store right now are in the $50-$75 range and some under$50! As a retailer, we love carrying local designs and we hope that you can all remember how important it is to buy local these days. Stop in to check out this delish jewelry line, or better yet, ask your sweetie to stop in for you!

Ruth Barzel Necklaces, all $66.00 or less.

Ruth Barzel Femme Fatale Earrings with pink CZ & Long Flirt Necklace with pink jade.

(L-R) Ruth Barzel's Gold-Filled Soulmate Bracelet $59, Gold-Filled Sophisticate Bracelet with purple CZs $66, Sterling Silver Heartbreaker Charm Bracelet with mother of pearl $121, and Oxidized Silver Soulmate Bracelet $55.

Ruth Barzel Princess Earrings with amethyst, peridot & CZs $77 and Heiress Earring with serpentine and pink quartz $59.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

DC Scout Agrees - Come See Us At Boutique Warehouse Sale!

Tuesday's DC Scout, a Washington Post e-publication, included details about the upcoming Alexandria Boutique Warehouse sale, and more importantly, our Beverly Feldman Dynamo Shoe! We still have 2 pair left in sizes 7 and 10, and note that Beverly Feldman tends to run a 1/2 size big. And get this, they're just $68.25 (with 30% off sale items applied) from the original price of $195! This is such a steal that you don't need to wait until the Warehouse Sale, and something tells us they'll likely sell before then anyway.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

An Old Spanx Fave & A NEW one, too!

We know that so many of you LOVE the Spanx Higher Power Panty, so we wanted to let you know that we got more sizes in yesterday. New to this awe inspiring Spanx product? Allow us to enlighten you! First, as with describing every Spanx product, it's important to note that this is NOT your grandma's girdle! This bad gal features soft hosiery-like fabric with a super-tight weave that does a fantastic job sucking you in and smoothing you out from boobs to mid-thigh. And there's no binding leg band, so it's invisible under clothing.

We also got in another marvelous Spanx product, the Hide & Sleek Half Slip! Have a pencil skirt that you can just almost zip all the way but not quite? This Slip should do the trick - we know from experience! Again, no binding band at the waist here, and it's made of a double-layer compression fabric that slims and smooths tummy, hips and booty. It's worth every penny of the $52.00 price tag!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale - Feb 7!

It's that time of year again...Alexandria's finest boutiques are banding together to liquidate merchandise, and in doing so we're bringing you spectacular, unheard of deals! This year's sale will again be held on Saturday, February 7 at the Masonic Temple in Old Town from 9am -4pm. Of course, we'll be there. We'll have winter merchandise at around 75% off original prices, and we'll likely have some discounted resort wear, too! If you're new to this sale, here are our best tips for making it a truly successful trip:

1.) Get there early, sista! It begins at 9, but you'll want to be there as early as you can stand it. Since event organizers only allow a certain number of people in at a time to shop, if you're there early you can have the best selection - no need for pushing, shoving or hair pulling at this sale, ladies!

2.) Like the Filene's "Running of the Brides" sale suggests, forgo the make-up to keep from getting on retailers' clothes...potentially things you'll want to buy!

3.) Wear layers if you have to, but wearing a camisole and some sort of leggings is suggested so that if you'd like to pull a piece of clothing on you can easily do so. Many boutiques try to offer some sort of make-shift dressing room, but it won't be glamorous and if you don't want to wait in line you can try on over your cami & leggings.

4.) Bring cash! Of course most (or all?) boutiques will accept credit cards, you'll make life easier for yourself and have more time to shop if you pay with cash. Some shops may even be offering a discount for paying with cash!

5.) Think ahead for upcoming events or gifts you need to buy. While you may find items at the sale you don't need right away, these are the deepest discounts you'll find on premium quality goods and buying something now to use later can be the way to go! This blogger often looks for Mother's Day or birthday gifts and sales like these. But remember, there most often are no returns allowed, so make sure you know the person you're giving to very well.

For all the details on the Alexandria Boutique Warehouse Sale, check out the press release or give us a call!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Valentines Day Goodies Galore

I know, I feels like we JUST had Christmas, but Valentine's day is right around the corner - less than a month away! Men: Have you thought about what you'll get your lady? Ladies: Have you thought about what you'll no-so-subtly hint at wanting? Here are a few ideas from your friends at Periwinkle! Check out our new selection of Hanky Pankys, Amy Tangerine T-Shirts and Heavenly Hostess Aprons in fun, Valentines Day appropriate varieties. All are in limited quantities - just what you see below!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

We're on facebook Now! Become a fan!

We're on facebook now! Become a "fan" of Periwinkle so you can stay up to date on what we've got going on. AND, add & share photos of YOU in your favorite Periwinkle pieces on our page! Add YOUR photos to our "Fan Photos" album!

Gerard Yosca Jewelry

We got in a small shipment of Gerard Yosca jewelry, which we instantly fell in love with this past fall in New York. This jewelry line features bold pieces that have a timelessly chic essence to them. Check 'em out!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

"The Best of What's Left"

So, you've heard Periwinkle is having this great sale (an extra 30% off markdowns!), but you haven't actually made it in to check out what's left. You might be thinking "Meh, there's probably nothing good anyway" - Au contraire, mon frere! We've got amazing pieces left at equally amazing prices. Here's a brief summation of our favorites, "The Best of What's Left," complete with prices after the extra 30% has been applied and available sizes as of today, Jan. 11...

Nanette Lepore Boudoir Top $127.40 in Size 4 (also in size 10 in cream) with Trina Turk Agatha Skirt $81.20 in sizes 2 & 8, and Anni Kuan Sheath Dress $136.22 in sizes 6 & 8 with Anni Kuan Fitted Jacket $200.90 in sizes S & M.

Yoana Baraschi Euro Glam Dress $195.02 in sizes XS, S & L and Anni Kuan Shimmer Empire Dress $128.38 in sizes 4 & 8 with Anni Kuan Shimmer Crop Jacket $150.92 in sizes S, M & L.

Nanette Lepore Rock the Boat Skirt $103.25 in sizes 4, 6, 8, 10, & 12 with Anni Kuan Merino Wool Shell $58.80 in sizes M & L, and Molly New York Jayden Bow Dress $159.60 in sizes XS, M & L.

Molly New York Malia Cap Sleeve Dress $159.60 in sizes 2, 4 & 6, and Lu Lu Lame Lace & Silk Top $77.42 in sizes S & L with Serfontaine Trinity Boot Cut Jean in size 27.

Elizabeth McKay Bobbie Jacket $211.68 in sizes 0, 4 & 6 with Nanette Lepore Chanteuse Shell $56 in XS, S & M and Serfontaine Waysted Trouser Jean $76.30 in 26 & 27. And, Nanette Lepore Close to Me Top $144.55 in sizes 0, 6 & 8 with Serfontaine Feline Jean $97.02 in 25 & 28.

Hue Tights $7 sizes 1-3 in Magenta, Chocolate (just size 3) and Royal Blue.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Melange de Resort

We were getting ready to show you just new Tibi, but then realized there are some other pieces we haven't blogged on yet. So, we're offering you a mixture, or melange, since everything sounds better in French, of our new resort pieces. Enjoy!

Nanette Lepore Desert Rain Dress, Nanette Lepore Jungle Dress & Nanette Lepore Victoria Falls Trench
Tibi Valencia Smocked Dress, Tibi Big Surprise Dress (has a cool open back!) & Tibi Maleka Scoop Neck Dress

Tibi Catalina Beach Cover-ups

Tibi Maleka Long Dress

Beverly Feldman Parfait shoe

Susana Monaco Swing Trench with Cigarette Pant & Nanette Lepore Surpreme Coat

Susana Monaco Kimono Dress & Shoshanna Ruffle Eyelet Dress

Trina Turk Lina Coat & Noreen Dress, Trina Turk Divine Dress with Hyacinth Sweater and Nanette Lepore Desert Rain Dress

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New Autumn Cashmere - Winter's not over yet!

Brrrrr - did you see those brief flurries around 10:30 this morning? Luckily, we've got you covered...and yes, winter IS still here. And really, the Autumn Cashmere sweaters we got in really could be 3 season pieces. We can definitely see these being worn in the Fall and early Spring, too. Check out the variety of cute, lil' hats, too! There's also a white & black striped scarf and 2 different styles of gloves. Stay tuned for more resort wear tomorrow!

Autumn Cashmere striped scoop sweater on mannequin with scarf, reversible hat & gloves in front

Our variety of Autumn Cashmere hats

Autumn Cashmere puff sleeve wrap sweater