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A really good leather purse is one of the best investments a girl can make in order to live the life superfantastic. Of course, to make it truly superfantastic and leave a bit of cash for getting a great lunch in a fabulous little bistro nobody knows anything about, one must seek out the best possible deal on said really good leather purse.

That’s where our friends at Shop Bluefly! come into play. Not only do they carry designer goods at a discount, they also hold sales on those already excellent prices.

For instance, here’s just such a purse as I was trying to describe in the first paragraph:

de Lucca Shoulder Bag Look at that lickable leather in a beautiful and versatile caramel color. Take in the slouchy yet sophisticated air. Delight in the curved pocket detail. Oh, and that pocket? Has a magnetic closing making it practical as well as charming.

In addition to that pocket, there’s a zip pocket on the back, a zip closure at top to the main stuff-holding area, an interior zip pocket, an interior patch pocket, and a pocket for your cell phone. The 36″ strap has an 18″ drop for the perfect shoulder bag attitude, too. All in all, Monserat de Lucca has provided us with the perfect intersection of practicality and style.

What would you pay for this beauty of a bag? Well, originally you would have paid something in the neighborhood of $455.00. At that point, you might not need a purse, having so little money left. Despair not. Bluefly has been carrying it for just $273.00, which is a fabulous deal, indeed. But right now, Bluefly has it on one of those sales I was mentioning for a mere $259.99! That’s 43% off the original price!

Now that’s a delectable deal.

Short On Cash? Be Long On Cashmere

When the temperature drops, you still want to look (not to mention feel!) hot.

Here’s a great way to manage both at the same time. Get these gorgeous cashmere-lined leather gloves courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenueicon.

icon  Made in Italy exclusively for Saks, these sleek and elegant gloves will keep your fingers toasty while showing the world your good taste. Soft leather lined with cashmere is the perfect way to make sure you can pick up on anything and stay warm doing it.

I’m nuts about this delicious purple color, but if it doesn’t float your boat, they come in six other shades ranging from basic black to shocking chartreuse.

Best of all, they’re on a great sale. Regularly priced at $80.00, they’re on sale for just $56.00. Just in time for those early cold snaps!

Not sold yet? Use the code NOVSHIP9 at checkout and get free shipping. But hurry! The shipping deal only lasts until midnight tonight.

Thank Betsey’s Lucky Stars

About now, I want a new purse. I want one that makes me think of summer and the beach…something that would be superfantastic to carry on the Fourth.

In short, I want something like this:

Betsey Johnson - Lucky Stars Flap Clutch (White) - Bags and Luggage
See? Betsey Johnson went and made precisely what I wanted
. It’s leather in your choice of white or brown (but I think the white looks more summery and festive) studded with brass in the shapes of circles, squares, and stars. It’s designed to either be carried as a clutch, or draped nicely over one shoulder on a chain strap. The top closes with a magnetic snap for convenience.

Who would bother looking at fireworks when there’s something like this in the vicinity?

In addition to the charm of the overall look, there’s the charm of the deal I found on it. The retail price may be $185.00, but if you go to 6pm, you can find it for a mere $56.35! That’s 70% off!

Oh my, I think I’m seeing more stars.


Get Fossilized

I’m in a seriously boho mood of late. I admit, this is not unusual for me, but it’s been a real call for me recently. Maybe it’s the warmer weather. That always brings out the free spirit in me.

And that feeling led me to this:

Fossil Berkeley Embossed Bucket Purse This is the Berkeley embossed leather bucket purse by Fossil. It’s boho, yes, but it’s the tasteful side of boho. The soft but bright green color is called ‘saddle’ for some reason. I’m not sure what that might be. Still, it is leather embossed with exuberant chrysanthemums in a slouchy – but not sloppy – style on an 8″ drop shoulder strap.

It closes with a simple magnetic snap, but there’s a zipped inner pocket as well as two open ones  for added organization and security.

It also happens to be on sale this weekend at Macy’s. The regular price is $168.00, but this weekend it’s on sale for just $125.00. On top of all that, you can get it shipped for free with code: SHIPFREE. See site for details and restrictions.

Now to find a fabulous pair of sunglasses and a glorious hat to go with it….

Buckle Up for Superfantasticness

Belts are big right now, in all senses of the term. So it stands to reason that a really great belt is a must have accessory.

But finding a great belt at a great price can take some work. Guess what? I found one for you!

Linea Pelle brown leather wide belt
Imagine, if you will, being the proud owner of this handsome wide leather belt by Linea Pelle. The three inch wide strap and similarly oversized buckle make a dramatic statement without overpowering your personality. It’s the last word in gorgeous.

It’s also a superfantastic deal at Bluefly. The retail price is $175.00, but you wouldn’t want to pay that much, would you? Bluefly normally sells it for just $105.00, which is a lot better. Still, we can do better. Right now, Bluefly has it for a mere $94.99! That’s 46% off of the retail price.

In these tough economic times, we all need to tighten our belts. It’s just that much easier when the belt is this fabulous.

Bargello On In and Grab This

Let’s face it, the summer is better when faced with a really fun, flirty clutch purse. For my money, one of the best ones going is this one by Lockhearticon:

It’s intricately woven leather in shades of brown and raspberry pink, complete with an adorable braided leather strap closure.

Once it’s opened, there’s a zip closure, two inside pockets, and a card slot to keep everything nicely organized.

Pretty, sturdy, practical…it’s nearly perfect. Now what would make it absolutely perfect? How about a great deal on the price?

The retail on this clutch is $395.00. Ouch! Right now, though, at Saks.com!, it’s on sale for just $276.50.

Now that’s a whole lot closer to perfect, if you ask me.

Go For the Bronze!

When metallics are popular, sometimes it’s easy to forget that gold, silver, and glittery grass green aren’t the only options. My personal favorites are the subtler shades…things like copper and bronze.

Cole Haan bronze leather 'Village Soft' continental walletThis Cole Haan bronze leather wallet wins first prize in my book. Just look at the bold decorative stitching and handsome brass buckle. On the inside, there are a zipped pocket, two slit pockets, six card slits and an ID window. That’s about as practical as you could like, as well as beautiful.

And speaking of beautiful, there’s the question of the price. The retail value of this handsome wallet is $195.00, but you wouldn’t want to pay that much if you can help it. The good news is that Bluefly carries it for $117.00. The even better news is that right now, they’re having a huge spring sale. That means you can get this wonderful wallet for just $99.45!

Now that’s what I call a winning price.

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

…sometimes it’s leather.

icon These gorgeous leather glovesicon from Nordstrom.com glitter nicely in your choice of Antique Pewter (shown) or Black on your big night out. Either way, you’re on trend with a hot accessory.

You’re also making a smart deal. After all, while the original price was $148.00, they’re now on sale for just $73.90. That’s half off for all the glitter and style!

Come and Gucci!

Gucci Horsebit HandbagIf you love fashion, then you know the name of Gucci. It’s legendary…and it means ‘awesome, expensive.’At least, it means expensive if you don’t know where to shop for a good bargain. Those of us in the know go and check out the deals on Gucci and dozens of other legendary and/or hot current trend names at Moda Luxury to see what the best deals are.  If you look above, you’ll see the fabulous Gucci black hobo bag with horse bit  detailing that I found there this morning. It’s classic, yet filled with personality. It’s built to last the ages, too.  It’s superfantastic…just like you. It’s also an incredible deal. Originally $800.00, it’s been marked down to a mere $280.00. PS: this entry did not start life as one rambling paragraph. WordPress is fighting me tooth and nail. Sorry. I’ll try to get the formatting problem under control ASAP.

$44.40 or Bust!

Designer goods at dirt-cheap prices? Sign me up! Particularly when it’s a deal this good:

Comme des Garcons Butterfly Pouch
This pretty leather pouch by Comme des Garcons is embossed with delicate butterflies and lined with more leather. At 6.5″h x 8.5″l, it’s useful for a wide variety of purposes. Use it to carry cosmetics on a trip or grab it instead of a clutch purse on your way out to lunch. Use it to hold delicate treasures. No matter how you use it, it’s sure to make you smile every time you reach for it.

Oh, and the price in the title? Is what you’ll pay for it at Shopbop.com
. I like that price a whole lot better than the original $148.00, don’t you?

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