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Manolo's Basement of the BargainsGianni Versace | The Basement of the Bargains http://basement.shoeblogs.com Bargains, Sales, Deals and Discounts from Manolo the Shoeblogger Thu, 13 Dec 2012 15:24:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.3.11 Friday (sort of) Finds (Mostly) Under Fifty: The Get Ready for Next Christmas Edition http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/12/26/friday-finds-mostly-under-fifty-the-get-ready-for-next-christmas-edition/ http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/12/26/friday-finds-mostly-under-fifty-the-get-ready-for-next-christmas-edition/#comments Sat, 26 Dec 2009 14:30:26 +0000 http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/12/26/friday-finds-mostly-under-fifty-the-get-ready-for-next-christmas-edition/ It’s a universally acknowledged truth that the day after a major holiday is the best and thriftiest day to start shopping for said holiday. The downside? You have to wait for months before you can pull out your new pretties. The upside? You’ll save a bundle on them, so you won’t wince at memories of the bills when you see them again.

Saks Fifth Ave has some brilliant deals on goodies to deck next year’s hall. Ornaments by designers like Christopher Radko
icon, Kurt Adler Polonaise
icon, Michael Storrings for Landmark Creations
icon, and even Versace
icon are being blown out at prices that will allow you to play Santa for your nearest and dearest. Twistie’s pick? This:

Jay Strongwater Sultana Egg Ornament This is the Sultana Egg ornament by Jay Strongwater. It’s made of mouthblown glass painted with brilliant metallic colors and studded with tiny jewels. Gorgeous. The regular price is $140.00, and I think it’s worth that. Still, I’d rather pay the sale price of just $56.00.

Of course Saks isn’t the only place offering ornaments for next year at great prices, and some nice ornaments aren’t made my famous designers.

Wire Christmas Tree Lights These charming tree-shaped woven wire lights may not have a designer name to them, but they’ll still add to the festivity of your home next year. Each string has ten lights placed 10″ apart and is UL listed for safety.

As for the price, well, they started out at $29.95, but they can be yours from Wrapables.com for just $19.99.

And we all know that Christmas ornaments don’t need to be in the shapes of Christmas items. They can be shaped like famous buildings, flowers, and all sorts of things. How about one shaped like a beloved pet?

Winkie This little cutie is a Norwitch Terrier, but there are other breeds available from Joy to the World Collectibles at Nordstrom, including goodies for us cat lovers. Made of beautifully painted glass, you can feel good not just about the look, but also from the fact that Joy to the World donates 10% of their annual profits to the Morris Animal Foundation.

Besides, it’s on a great sale! Regularly priced at $38.00, it’s been marked down to a mere $24.90.

Whatever holiday you celebrate, I hope it has been a happy one this year, and that your savings were merry and bright.

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Vibrant Versace or Chocolate Consolation http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/12/13/vibrant-versace-or-chocolate-consolation/ http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/12/13/vibrant-versace-or-chocolate-consolation/#comments Sun, 13 Dec 2009 14:30:19 +0000 http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/12/13/vibrant-versace-or-chocolate-consolation/ You can put flowers in any vase. They’ll look great, and they’ll smell good. But why put your flowers in any old vase when you can put them in this:

Versace La Mer Vase This is the La Mer vase by Versace. It’s porcelain painted with a fun mix of classic aquatic images, such as coral branches and golden shells. It stands 7″ high to hold a wide variety of blooms, or to simply be superfantastic in its empty state.

If you want it as much as I do, you’ll be delighted to know it’s on sale at Saks Fifth Ave. Regularly priced at $268.00, it’s currently selling for just $201.00. You can even get free shipping with the code SAKSSHIP9.

Of course, if the year has been financially unfortunate for you, you still may not be able to afford the lovely Versace vase. In that case, may I offer up this second delightful deal from Saks?

Chocolate Shoe and Purse After all, what woman doesn’t feel better with a stylish set of matching shoes and purse? And what woman wouldn’t feel even better if they’re made of chocolate? At that point, even if you don’t care about matching shoes and purses, it still appeals.

Regularly priced at $52.00, they’ve been marked down to just $32.00 for the season.

Of course, there’s nothing to stop you getting both, if you like.

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Gianni Versace Silk Grape Tie on Sale at Raffaello Network Authentic Hologram Card http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/01/28/grapes-of-wrap/ http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/01/28/grapes-of-wrap/#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2009 14:30:52 +0000 http://basement.shoeblogs.com/2009/01/28/grapes-of-wrap/ Is there a man in your life who loves grapes? Wine? Really great ties? Are you that man?

Either way, you should go to the Raffaello Network right now and take a look at this really great grape tie by Gianni Versace:

Versace Grape Tie Made of 100% top quality premium silk, it’s a classic midnight blue with bunches of violet grapes with emerald green leaves on it. From the boardroom to the dining room, it will look both dignified and easy going.

And for those concerned with such matters, it comes with an authenticity card with a high-security Versace hologram. Me? I prefer to concern myself not with its authenticity, but with it’s awesome. Still, it’s certainly better than accidentally supporting illegal knock-off vendors.

One thing I know we can all agree on is that Raffaello Network has it at a great price. Normally they carry this tie for $99.00, but right now it can be yours (or you guy’s) for a mere $69.00!

You certainly wouldn’t have to ply me with the fruit of the vine to get me to agree to that price.

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