Last week, I told you about the jewelry trunk show featuring the bling that country music star Miranda Lambert wore on her big day. The designer of Miranda’s bridal jewelry, Karen Lindner, is based right here in Cincinnati! Karen has been featured in several national publications, including InStyle, and we’re just so lucky to have this talented local lady right here in the Tri-State (Oxford, to be exact).
Ilene Ross, my partner in crime at Cincy Chic, got the opportunity to go to the trunk show and chat with Karen to talk with her about the pieces on display, what it was like to have pieces featured in a celeb’s wedding, and how she even got her pieces in front of a celebrity’s stylist.
Watch the webcast below as Karen spills all the details in this exclusive Cincy Chic interview!
‘Tis the season for shopping and saving – Two things that just so happen to be my specialties. : ) So, I put together this list of the best Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals. Feel free to comment below if I missed anything you’d like to add. Happy shopping!
Last week on Cincy Chic, we covered several sales from Trend Boutique, OTR’s Gateway Quarter, Brush Factory, Karen Lindner Designs, Northside artists, Paris J Boutique, FENNOFashion, and Simplicity Salon. So, if you’re interested in shopping at any of those places, you’ll want to click here. Below is a list of more sales I found out about since we wrote that story.
First, let’s try your luck… here are some great contests going on right now to score some freebies:
Cincinnati.com wants you to describe your neighborhood, and one person who takes the survey will win either $500 in cash and/or an iPad. Click here to learn more.
Cincinnati Moms Like Me has an annual deal for the Nutcracker. This year, you can get 50% off for the Wednesday, 12/22, performance ONLY by using code: 1011NCMLM. For all other performances, use G1011CHIC for 20% off tickets. Click here to get your tickets.
Moms Like Me has a couple other giveaways as well: Click here to win a $500 Deerfield Towne Center gift card, click here to win a 1,000 shopping spree in Downtown Cincinnati, and click here to win tickets to the Holiday Follies.
Now for the sales at stores…
At Snap Boutique, for every $100 spent, pick a stocking from their tree and receive up to 30% off your entire purchase Friday and Saturday.
Century House is doing $5 off when you spend $25/more. Print off and bring in this coupon and you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift certificate. (This deal is actually good until Christmas)
The Wardrobe in Madeira is doing 20% off on Black Friday only
Alligator Purse is doing 20% Friday and Saturday. They’re also doing a menswear trunk sale with Artfully Disheveled, a new local men’s line. Click here to learn about this event. (10% of sale goes to Freestore Foodbank!)
The Golf Exchange is doing deals on clubs/balls as well as 20% all golf bags Friday. They’re also doing two ladies night shopping events to help women complete their holiday shopping in style. Click here to read the Cincinnati.com Savings Central blog about these deals/events. Actually, read all of Savings Central’s recent posts for good Black Friday deals/tips!
Soho Boutique is doing 10% off for Friday and Saturday. They’re also partnering with a great cause, High Hopes. Click here to learn more about it. Looks like Soho just updated its website with some amazing new collections… darnit, research and development is dangerous! : )
Kenwood Towne Center is giving you a $10 Mall gift card when you spend $100 on Friday. My husband and I did this last year and it was awesome! Not going to lie, we carefully calculated $100 expenditure increments and went back for several $10 cards… not sure if that’s legal but we did! : ) Click here to learn more details about this offer. Also, click here to see a comprehensive list of all the Black Friday sales going on at the Kenwood stores.
At Mitchell’s Salon & Spa, get 20% all services on Black Friday. They also have a sale on their gift certificates. Click here and get a $100 Gift Certificate for $80, $75 Gift Certificate for $60 or a $50 Gift Certificate for $40.
At Bajon Salon & Spa in West Chester, they have all kinds of deals going on. One where you get free product when you buy a gift card and another where you get a free mani or pedi when you get a color service. Click here for details.
Massage Gift Certificates at The Garage in Madeira (Pete, my husband, and I went for our anniversary… it’s awesome) Now through Monday, get 60 Minutes for $30, or 120 Minutes for $60. Call to put in your order: 513.235.0566
And don’t forget about the Swap Shop sale going on at Park + Vine this Saturday.
Cyber Monday Specials…
Peek of Chic is doing 15% off of everything on POC site on Monday only! Use coupon code “CYBERMONDAY” to get the discount!
At Woodhouse Spa in Olde Montgomery, get a free $20 gift certificate when you buy a $100 gift certificate. You can print out the certificates on their site, which is nice. Click here for details.
And something new…
First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday… This year, there’s lots of buzz about the first-ever “Small Business Saturday.” Click here to learn more about it, but here’s the gist: American Express cardholders get a $25 statement credit when they shop at a small business on Saturday.