<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Connecticut Shopping, Sales, Deals, Designers, and Stores]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/the-scene/shopping http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Wed, 02 Dec 2015 02:01:07 -0500 Wed, 02 Dec 2015 02:01:07 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[1st Look Loves: Duality Nail Pak]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:27:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/256*120/duality-nail-pak.jpg
Leave it to a brilliant business entrepreneur mother of six daughters to come up with an ingenious “manicure system” for busy nail polish-loving women everywhere!]]>
<![CDATA[Starbucks Debuts $450 Gift Cards]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 12:20:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/89841329-starbucks.jpg
Starbucks is offering a limited supply of $450 steel gift cards online.

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<![CDATA[14 Potentially Dangerous Toys Named in "Trouble in Toyland" Report]]> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 07:05:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/toys112112.jpg
The annual "Trouble in Toyland" is out from U.S. PIRG. This year, the group named about a dozen toys that it says could be dangerous to children.

Photo Credit: U.S. PIRG]]>
<![CDATA[Black Friday: Good for Buzz, Not for Predicting Sales]]> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:39:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/93446410_10.jpg
Retailers invest a lot of hope in Black Friday because it can be used to build momentum for the six-week holiday shopping season, their most profitable time of year. But Black Friday isn’t the economic...

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<![CDATA[Black Friday Guide: How to Get the Best Deals]]> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:47:23 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/black+friday+target.jpg
Black Friday — it's the mother of all shopping days. A day when millions of people wielding billions of dollars scratch and claw for the biggest bargains. So what's the best plan of attack?

<![CDATA[Ali Explores the Best Shopping in Brooklyn]]> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 01:03:17 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/WILLIAMSBURG-1stLook.jpg
Lets face it, there are few better places in the world to shop than NY. But why stay on the island when there's so much to find in Brooklyn's trendiest neighborhood? Follow Ali as she explores...]]>
<![CDATA[Angels Shine at Victoria's Secret Fashion Show]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 05:12:02 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/victoria-secret-new-thumb.jpg
Victoria's Secret Angels took to the glittery runway to sport the latest and most extravagant bras — and share the stage with Justin Bieber, Rihanna and Bruno Mars.

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<![CDATA[Marni to Launch First Women's Fragrance]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2012 12:46:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/marnifragrancethumb1a.jpg
This February, Italian retailer, Marni, will launch its first-ever fragrance.

Photo Credit: Marni]]>
<![CDATA[Store Tour: Local Designers and Curated Home Goods at Joinery]]> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 12:01:49 -0500 $352 for women's; $425 for mens. ]]> $352 for women's; $425 for mens. ]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/joinery3.jpg
Owner Angela Silva picks out her favorite fall finds at Williamsburg boutique, Joinery.

Photo Credit: Catherine Blair Pfander]]>
<![CDATA[The New Minimalism]]> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:31:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/minimalism139049827thumbnail.jpg
Fall's new minimalist looks are anything but plain.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Retail Report: Playful Periwinkle Pieces]]> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 12:28:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/periwinkle_thumbnailfall12.jpg
Somewhere between lilac and baby blue, periwinkle hues are a simple way to add a touch of "cheer" to a winter wardrobe.

Photo Credit: Farfetch/Sephora/Net-a-Porter]]>
<![CDATA[Levi's to Debut New "Eco" Collection]]> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 11:55:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/levislead1.jpg
This week, Levi's introduces a new eco-friendly collection made from recylced bottles and plastic trays.

Photo Credit: Levi's]]>
<![CDATA[Dreaming of a Rich Christmas]]> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 00:46:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nmwatch.jpg
Neiman Marcus unveils its opulent Christmas catalog, with $1-million watches, sports cars and jet packs.]]>
<![CDATA[$3 Million Estate Jewelry Sale in West Hartford]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 17:35:04 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/BECKERSSTILL100812.jpg
Earrings from the estate of Elizabeth Taylor are included in the sale.]]>
<![CDATA[1st Look Loves: Aerie and Bright Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Initiative]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2012 11:47:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/211*120/aerie-bra1.jpg
The Aerie Bright Pink partnership runs through October 21.]]>
<![CDATA[Curves Ahead for Fall 2012]]> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 05:27:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/curve140615568thumb.jpg
This season, designers emphasized dramatic hour glass silhouettes.

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<![CDATA[The Most Fashionable Covers for iPhone 5]]> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:36:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/iphone_grovethumbnail.jpg
What's even better than a new iPhone 5? A slamming new accessory.

Photo Credit: Grove]]>
<![CDATA[Our Favorite High-Fashion Sneakers]]> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 05:30:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sneaks_thumbnail13.jpg
High-fashion sneakers are strutting out of the gym and onto city sidewalks.

Photo Credit: Opening Ceremony/Net-a-Porter/MyTheresa]]>
<![CDATA[iPhone 5 Arrives]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:17:35 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/web_iphone_0921.jpg
People in Connecticut started waiting on Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[iPhone 5 Arrives]]> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:44:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*120/Apple+store+iPhone+5.jpg
The iPhone 5 goes on sale today and peopl are camping out for one.]]>
<![CDATA[5 Ways to Go Baroque This Fall]]> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 10:45:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/baroquehowthumb.jpg
Fall's baroque trend may feel inaccessibly luxe, but the look is a perfect way to add a dash of regal appeal to your everyday wardrobe.

Photo Credit: Polyvore]]>
<![CDATA[Get Back-to-School Cool Under $100]]> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 14:33:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/196*120/backtoschool_ofakind1.jpg
Back-to-school season may induce midterm-related anxiety, but it also means statement-making notebooks, funky new pencils and cute accessories.

Photo Credit: Of a Kind]]>
<![CDATA[Mixed-Up Spring Florals and Smart Suits]]> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 12:59:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jcrewspring13thumbnail.jpg
Tom Mora found inspiration in nature photography from old issues of Time-Life.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Holmes & Yang Debuts First NYFW Show to Limited Media]]> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 13:00:58 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/jennie-yang-katie-holmes.jpg
Katie Holmes' first-ever Holmes & Yang New York Fashion Week presentation went over without a hitch—and with limited media access to keep the focus on the new collection instead of Holmes' star power.

Photo Credit: WireImage]]>
<![CDATA[Microsoft Store to Open at Westfarms for Holidays]]> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:38:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP120618060228.jpg
Microsoft will open several news stores during the holiday season, including one at Westfarms Mall.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Michelle Obama Wears Tracy Reese at DNC]]> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 13:18:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/mobamatracyreese1.jpg
Michelle Obama donned custom Tracy Reese and J.Crew "Everly" pumps to kick off the Democratic National Convention.

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<![CDATA[One to Watch: Osei Duro]]> Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:35:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/OTWoseiduro.jpg
Maryanna Mathias and Molly Keogh work with Ghana crafters for their collection of fashion-forward ready-to-wear, Osei Duro.

Photo Credit: Osei Duro]]>
<![CDATA[25 Top Apps and Sites for NY Fashion Week]]> Mon, 03 Sep 2012 21:32:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fashionapps_thumb.jpg
Idling in line for a fashion provides ample time for sifting through the latest apps on your phone, while also letting you eavesdrop on the latest tech-savvy chatter. Here, 25 apps everyone will be talking...

Photo Credit: Stylmee/Poshmark]]>
<![CDATA[Rugged Bootlegger Looks for "Lawless"]]> Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:52:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/prohibition_thumbnail.jpg
"Lawless" is chock-full of rugged '20s-era fashion, complete with wide-collar lapels, fedoras and suspenders.

Photo Credit: Annapurna Pictures]]>
<![CDATA[Tough Military Looks for Fall]]> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:02:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/military139614386thumbnail.jpg
In spite of fall's romantic mood, some designers explored more masculine territory with rigid military-inspired ensembles.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Majorly Luxe Finds on Etsy]]> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:02:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/artemerthumb.jpg
No longer the domain of moms with knitting needles, Etsy sellers are upping the ante with seriously luxe products.

Photo Credit: Artemer]]>
<![CDATA[Customizable Baubles and Charms]]> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:32:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/personalthumb2.jpg
Why buy the same baubles as everyone else when you can personalize your accessories?

Photo Credit: MyNameNecklace.com]]>
<![CDATA[Jennifer Hudson to Launch Clothing Line]]> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 12:09:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jennifer_Hudson_blurb-2.jpg
The Oscar winner launches her line in September on QVC.

Photo Credit: Cindy Barrymore]]>
<![CDATA[5 Ways to Dress Down Lacey Looks]]> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 12:04:18 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/dressinghow_lacethumb.jpg
Lace may be the preferred fabric of Victorian damsels and romance novel heroines, but the fabric doesn't have to feel frou-fou.

Photo Credit: Polyvore]]>
<![CDATA[Race-Ready Looks Inspired by "Hit & Run"]]> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 06:01:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hitandrunthumbnail1.jpg
High-speed chases in "Hit & Run" have us looking closely at the track pants and racing-ready looks on the catwalk.

Photo Credit: Open Road Films]]>
<![CDATA[United Bamboo for Madewell Hits Stores Today]]> Tue, 21 Aug 2012 09:47:45 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/bamboomadewell.jpg
Dropping in stores today, United Bamboo's five-piece collection for Madewell has, so far, flown under the radar.

Photo Credit: Madewell]]>
<![CDATA[Fall's Statement Sweaters]]> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 14:52:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sweaters139260770thumb.jpg
Aside from apple pie and hot chocolate, "sweater weather" is our favorite thing about fall.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Smart Fall Satchels Under $100]]> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 05:58:13 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/under100bags_mangomadewellthumb.jpg
You don't need to empty your savings account for a killer fall handbag.

Photo Credit: Mango/Forever21/Madewell]]>
<![CDATA[25 of the Hottest Shoes for Fall]]> Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:16:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/balenciaga_fall25.jpg
From Jil Sander's futuristic pointy toe pumps to Balmain's baroque booties, the hottest shoes for fall.]]>
<![CDATA[5 New Ways to Wear Leather This Fall]]> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 11:39:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/toughleatherlooks_thumbnail1.jpg
Nothing says "don't mess" like a tough leather look

Photo Credit: Polyvore]]>
<![CDATA[Top 20 Boots for Fall 2012]]> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:48:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/fallbootsthumbnail1.jpg
Boot season is approaching, so we're taking inventory of our busted, beat-up soles and checking out the coolest kicks to add to our collection.

Photo Credit: Net-a-Porter/La Garconne]]>
<![CDATA[Retail Report: We're Seeing Spots]]> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 21:34:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/polka_retailreporthumb.jpg
From the catwalk to the racks, polka dots are having a major moment this fall.

Photo Credit: Net-a-Porter/Steven Alan/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Wishlisted: Model Lily Kwong Wants Olympic Sneakers and a Military-Inspired Jacket for Fall]]> Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:37:47 -0500 Salvatore Ferragamo's fall online trunk show, in which she has put her own unique spin on runway looks that customers will be able to pre-order via the brand's e-commerce site. Kwong shared with us what's currently on her must-have list. ]]> Salvatore Ferragamo's fall online trunk show, in which she has put her own unique spin on runway looks that customers will be able to pre-order via the brand's e-commerce site. Kwong shared with us what's currently on her must-have list. ]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/lily_kwong_main.jpg
Model and muse Lily Kwong shares her fall must-have list.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Salvatore Ferragamo]]>
<![CDATA[Fab Flats and Loafers Under $100]]> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 06:32:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/under100flatsthumbnail1a.jpg
Heels may seem like the only high-fashion footwear available, but this season's flats are as chic as they are comfy.

Photo Credit: Gap/Old Navy/Forever 21]]>
<![CDATA[Flared Skirts and Dresses for Pre-Fall]]> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 05:41:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/flared+skirts+and+dresses.jpg
A-line silhouettes are always in style, but for pre-fall, the shape got a fresh new look.]]>