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Event: 20% off Carnaby Street

21 Nov

Yes people it’s the return of the Carnaby 20% off shopping party!!! 

As you may remember I went a bit mental at this last year and pretty much bought the entirety of MAC. There’s LOADS going on this year and these are the stand out best bits for me!

Dr Martens are opening their flagship store with a live band, drinks and complimentary customisation – I’ll be wearing my Docs on the night!!

Youtube’s new fashion channel FASHTAG will launch their new Ganton Street studio on the night and invite shoppers to drop by for the chance to feature in their shows – for anyone who has never featured in a YouTube vid, this is your time to tick it off the bucket list

Head to the Book Exchange in Kingly Court to hear AW12 trend talks from Grazia magazines editor-at-large Angela Buttolph – books, Grazia, trends, what’s not to love.

Vote for your favourite runway look at Cheap Monday to win a complete A/W 12 outfit – PRIZES!

My favourite shop of the moment: Monki, will be giving away free Monki bags, magazines and temporary tattoos.

Our shopping night Style Spotters will be out on the hunt for the coolest Carnaby customers to appear in an Instagram shoot with a free Illamasqua rock chic makeover and Carnaby styling session – Did someone say Illamasqua rock chic makeover??? PICK ME!

And if you have a man with a moustache: In the Newburgh Quarter, Movember pop up barber shop will have a live DJ, comic performances and a Barbershop Quartet. 

To read more on the event, click here.

To register for the discount, click here or in person at 46 Carnaby Street.

Are you planning to attend the event? Give me a tweet on @LDNshopaholic if so, I’d love to meet some of you there.

Carnaby love,

LDNshopaholic xxx

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Event: Seven Dials Covent Garden Shopping Evening

25 Apr

It’s been a while since I featured an event but this is not one to miss! On Thursday 26th April (tomorrow!), Seven Dials and sister destination St Martin’s Courtyard will be hosting an exclusive shopping evening where participating stores will be offering 20% off between 5-9pm… yes 20% off! Eeee!

Stores involved offering 20% off include American Apparel, Bare Escentuals, Banana Republic, Barbour, Coco De Mer, Cos, Diesel, Fred Perry, Jaeger London, Kiehl’s, Office, Orion London, Orla Kiely, Neal’s Yard Remedies, Poste Mistress, Shu Uemura, Tatty Devine, Twenty8Twelve, Urban Outfitters and Wolsey plus many more. The impressive list of participating stores can be found here.

AND…. As part of Seven Dials’ new partnership with MasterCard’s Priceless London, the first 200 shoppers to spend over £100 on their MasterCard card will receive a free luxury goodie bag to be collected on the night. AND… there’s a pop-up bar in St Martin’s Courtyard serving complimentary drinks for shoppers, and on top of that… 100 shoppers selected at random will be presented with a golden ticket entitling them to a gift worth £5 to £150 from participating stores. Oh this all sounds like so much fun!

How does one get this discount you ask? All you have to do is download a ‘Seven Dials and St Martin’s Courtyard Shopping Voucher’ here, print it out and take it along with a list of participating stores and venues.

Let me know what you do with your 20% off… I’d definitely recommend Pix Bar, which I went to last night, a brilliant concept… help yourself to little plates of tapas whilst drinking amazing wine or delicious classic cocktails

LDNshopaholic xxx

p.s. you can find the boring (but important) Terms and Conditions here!

Going GAGA for Geiger – 25% off!

20 Apr

As if we shopaholics needed another excuse to purchase shoes…. not that I’m complaining!

Grazia are kindly offering its readers 25% off at Kurt Geiger both in-store and online HERE.

This means that I can now vaguely consider buying the GAGA shoes I fell in love with at Westfield, London, a couple of weeks ago!

25% off the £120 price tag means they are now, a slightly more reasonable, £90. But which colour to choose? And do I REALLY need them?!

The cream would fill a gap in my shoe collection (I need some neutrals!), could be worn with black tights and are gorgeous for Spring/Summer, but the cream suede platform makes me think, one wrong step and they’d be RUINED, and we do live in rainy England!

The Navy are a bit more ‘safe’, but are they too similar to the ten black pairs of heels I own? They do look fabulous with jeans though, and a dirty puddle would affect the navy suede less! Down side… black tights would not work as well with these… or would they?

What do you reckon? I could really do with some advice! And are you going to be buying anything with the 25% off discount?

Mina UK Boutique

19 Apr

Whilst on my walk from work to Oxford Street, I stumbled upon the Mina UK Boutique on Great Titchfield Street.

For those of you who haven’t heard of Mina, they were established in 2005 and have become known for their vintage inspired pieces (particularly dresses). They are often found within larger stores such as Topshop and ASOS, whilst also being stocked in small boutiques. The success of the brand led to Mina opening their very own boutique in the heart of London, just seconds from shopping mecca Oxford Street.

As a bargain hunter, what particularly drew me in was the lure of the sample sale:

Here, there were amazingly cute dresses from £28 (they’re usually £50-70)! The joy of the sample sale is you get next seasons pieces at bargain prices… which basically means more wears for less money AND looking way ahead of the game! You know it makes sense!

The Spring/Summer pieces are absolutely gorgeous, and I think what really makes them special is that depending on how you style them, they work day and night, whether you’re going to work or to a wedding! Two pieces that particularly caught my attention are the Pink Ranger Dress (£59) and the beautiful Egypt Dress (£55) which I just discovered comes in yellow <3.

Now I’m dangerously browsing the website, there’s a new contender for favourite dress: the Esme (£75). Here we are talking polka dots, a pretty dolly collar, buttons, 3/4 length sleeves….  and it comes in navy or pink! Uh oh!

Desperately in need of a summer jacket, I also totally fell in love with the Brooke (£79), but couldn’t decide which colour I preferred! What do you think?

  

They also do vintage inspired jewellery and accessories (from £7). My favourite accessory has to be the Brown Utopia Scarf (just £11!):

The boutique is spacious with a real vintage feel and there is honestly no better place I can think of to get a classy vintage inspired dress. This is the kind of shop a girl to go to for a last minute ‘I NEED A NEW OUTFIT!’ occasion; in a panic I would come here confident that I was going to find something.

If you’re anything like me, you’re already browsing the online site and about to add the Esme or Brooke to ‘your bag’… but WAIT! The lovely people at Mina have sent me this flyer, which means, until the end of May, you can get 15% in store! So get down to Great Titchfield Street quick!

Have you got any Mina pieces in your wardrobe? Will you be buying anything with the 15 % discount? Either way, I’d love to hear from you 🙂