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Manolo's Basement of the Bargains | Bargains, Sales, Deals and Discounts from Manolo the Shoeblogger

Salivating Over Salviati

A graceful piece of glass can make all the difference in a room. For my part, I want this one.

Salviati alexandrite matte 'Drops' single floral vase The Drop vase by Salviati is made of Murano glass in a lovely organic shape. 8 1/2″ tall with a 1/2″ opening for a single flower, it will look equally pretty without any flower at all. The soft blue coloring will make a nice accent in nearly any room, too.

And you know if you see it here it’s a good deal. The retail value is $130.00, but Bluefly has been selling it for just $64.99. Right now, though, Bluefly has it on a further sale for a mere $57.99!

Pearls of Wisdom

What could be better than a gorgeous pearl necklace? How about a gorgeous chocolate pearl necklace on sale?

Chocolate Pearl Multistrand Choker Take a look at this. Five strands of chocolate pearls that fasten with an elegant silver bar. Classic, yet unexpected, this necklace will win admiring looks no matter where you wear it.

And of course it never hurts that everyone will think you spent a lot more on it than you did. The suggested retail price is $399.98, but it’s on sale right now at UltraDiamonds for just $159.99!

Le Creuset? Le Great Deal!

Regular readers of this space are well aware of my long-standing love of Le Creuset cookware. It’s versatile, hard wearing, and gorgeous to boot. What’s not to love?

Okay, I’m not in love with the price tag. I don’t begrudge it, you understand, because it’s worth every single penny. What I don’t love about that price tag is how it’s all too often well out of my budget range when I need new cookware.

And that’s why I’m excited about the Le Creuset deals going on right now at Sur la Table.

Le Creuset Soup Pots, Red and Blue This handsome and practical enameled cast iron soup pot, for instance, is a $150.00 value. Well, it’s on sale now for just $99.00! $51.00 off a pot that’s going to last you the rest of your life even if you make soup every single night is a great deal in and of itself, but there’s more for the savvy shopper right now.

If you spend $250.00 on selected Le Creuset items at Sur la Table, you’ll also get a red qt. enameled steel stockpot (retail value, $70.00) absolutely free!

If you love to cook, or you love someone who loves to cook, then you owe it to yourself to check out this incredible deal! And don’t forget, top-notch cookware makes a superfantastic gift to any enthusiastic cook on your holiday list.

Circles Into Squares

Over and over again, people tell us you can’t fit circles into squares. That may be true of personalities, but luckily it’s not true of

These 14k white gold square earrings have lovely round 5mm amethyst stones suspended in them. How lovely are those? They’ll add a chic touch to nearly any outfit.

And best of all, they’re on a killer sale at Overstock.com! The retail value is $210.00, but right now you can get them for a mere $91.97! That’s a savings of over $118.00! In other words, you’ll save more than you spend on these.

Champ of the Elysees

A great deal on a great handbag is superfantastic. Take for example this lovely Charles David Champs Elysees shopper:

Charles David Champs Elysees Shopper

Not only is it handsome, roomy, and practical, it’s also a hell of a deal at Amazon. The retail value is $375.00, but it’s on sale right now for a mere $129.00! That’s a savings of 65%!

But wait! There’s more! Right now if you buy a minimum of $25.00 in a single order from Amazon’s apparel or shoe store, and you can get a one-year subscription to either Lucky or Men’s Vogue, a $10.00 value, for free.

Easy, Breezy, Beautiful Bed

We’re moving into a time of year when I want more than anything not to get up in the morning. I want to cuddle under my quilt and ignore the world.

Of course, it can’t be just any old quilt! It must be one that feels warm and snuggly while looking superfantastic. Well I found just such a quilt today and it’s on sale at Pottery Barn!

Ocean Breeze Quilt Just look at that. Cheerful robin’s egg blue and crisp white in a slightly splashy yet elegant design, intricate quilting, comfy fabric with thick batting to keep you warm at night…this quilt has it all.

The pillow shams (alas!) are all gone, but just think of it as an opportunity to be more creative. Imagine this quilt with piles of pure white pillows and sheets, a tumble of orange, or an elegant conglomeration of plum purple and moss green.

Oh, and the price! Originally this quilt would have set you back $229.00, and who could argue against that deal? The good news is you don’t have to haggle now to get it for a mere $129.99! That’s nearly half off, which is never a bad thing.

It’s Never Too Early to Be Superfantastic

The next generation of the superfantastic is already here and growing up. It is our responsibility as people of taste and discernment to raise them correctly, and that means exposing our own kids (and those of our best friends and siblings, etc.) to great style right from the beginning.

That’s why I got so excited when I headed over to Pillows and Throws.Com only to find this adorable crib set by Modern Basics on sale:

Frog Crib Set With its cheerful leaf green color and friendly frogs, it’s just the thing to start off your child appreciating good design and good humor in equal parts. The 280TC cotton sateen fabric will cradle baby in comfort as well as pizzazz, too. After all, the best design is not only fabulous to look at, but delicious to the touch as well.

The set includes: a reversible crib bumper with 9″ ties in 22 places, a reversible crib quilt, crib skirt with 15″ drop tailored with inverted pleats, and a standard sized crib sheet.

Normally, this set would set you back $270.00, but you want the best deal so you can afford to buy baby superfantastic shoes, too! That’s why it’s so exciting to me to find the set on sale for just $215.99! That’s a savings of 20%, which will come in handy when you want to get some extra sheets for the crib.

The good news is they’re on sale, too!

Azaara Blue

The perfect way to finish any outfit is a great pair of earrings. I don’t know about you, but I have several outfits that would be perfect to pair with these gorgeous Azaara scroll earrings.

Blue Bead Scroll Earrings by Azaara Made of sterling silver dipped in 22kt gold, these elegant earrings feature beads of Brazilian apatite and blue cubic zirconia. The color is rich and the design opulent without being overdone. Hook them into your ears for a splash of instant color and style.

Of course it helps when one can afford to get the great earrings, and these are on a terrific sale at Bloomingdale’s that should put them in reach of nearly anyone. Originally priced at $150.00, they’re on sale for just $80.00!

At that price you definitely won’t be singing the blues.

Oh, and don’t forget that now through October 22, you can get free shipping on Bloomingdale’s orders over $200. Just type in code SHIPOCT at checkout to get the deal.

Get a Black Belt in Sartorial Arts

There’s nothing like wearing something that’s cut just perfectly and accessorized absolutely correctly.

Metrostyle Belted Coat Take a look at this coat and you’ll see precisely what I mean. The elegant line of it will flatter a wide variety of bodies, and that wide belt adds the perfect touch of pizzazz to separate you from the crowd.

And of course, it’s on sale. Originally priced at $149.99, it’s been marked down at Metrostyle to just $69.99. That’s a savings of 53%! That’s a classic savings on a classic coat.

Boiled To Perfection

There are few fabrics in the world that keep out the cold quite the way boiled wool does. The sad thing is that most boiled wool garments tend to be so busy being utilitarian that they forget to be superfantastic, as well.

Luckily I found one boiled wool coat by Eileen Fisher that takes a little time for great details as well as warmth.

Eileen Fisher Boiled Wool Coat The basic lines are entirely classic, allowing you to wear this coat for years to come. At the same time, the single button and hidden snap front closure and patch pockets separate it from the crowd of purely utilitarian coats. It comes in petite as well as misses sizes, too. And while it’s available in four different colors, I have to say I particularly love this bright leaf green that’s sure to brighten even the murkiest day.

Best of all, it’s on sale! Originally priced at $258.00, it’s been marked down to just $189.00 during Garnet Hill’s October Savings. But hurry! The price goes back up after the 24th, and you don’t want to miss a deal like this.