Let’s Talk Shoes: 5 Rue Associates Share Their Current Obsessions

It’s no secret that we here at Rue are kind of obsessed with everything style- and fashion-related. So when our semi-annual Shoe La La Boutique rolls around, you can bet we’re indulging in some major shoe lust. Here, a few of Rue’s most shoe-savvy associates reveal what they’re hoping to add to their collections, stat.


Giuseppe Zanotti leather rose peep-toe pumps. For the days I need a little extra edge on my game.”
– Bev C., Product Analyst 

“The Lanvin bow-tie patent leather pump. The bow adds a ladylike touch and the heel is enough to put the perfect stride in my step.”
– Meredith G., Senior Corporate Concierge

“I’m loving Charlotte Olympia‘s quirky designs. I firmly believe your shoes should make you smile. And with the dainty ankle strap, this pair will be in heavy rotation now through fall.”
– Sam D., Senior Copywriter

“Bruno Magli’s ‘Muznio’ canvas loafer. It’s right on trend for summer and I can see myself dressing it up or down with white pants or light-colored denim.”
– Hung L., Associate Creative Director

“The Fratelli Rossetti patent penny loafer. Dark blue is a great addition to your wardrobe, easy to match but unexpected.”
– Tom W., Vice President of User Experience

Shoe La La: Our Semi-Annual Women’s Sale, Shoe la La: Our Semi-Annual Men’s Sale, and Shoe La La: Steals Under $20, $30, & $40 Boutiques open Wednesday, July 31, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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July 31, 2013

Rue Celebrates: National Wear Your Lilly Day


Lilly lovers, rejoice! Today is the fourth annual National Wear Your Lilly Day – and here at Rue, we can’t think of a better way to start summer (it’s the first official day, after all) than parading around in our very best sun-splashed Lilly Pulitzer pieces. Take a peek at just how our office celebrated above.

By Carolyn Schultz, Staff Writer

How did you celebrate National Wear Your Lilly Day? Tell us in the comments below, or tweet us, of course: @ruelala.

Are you a Lilly fan like us? Check out all of our openings on Rue La La Careers.

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June 21, 2013

Behind the Scenes: Our Mother’s Day Login


The fact that our Members’ moms have style is practically a given. So, in honor of Mother’s Day, we gave you a chance to prove it and be featured on our login page – and we received an outpouring of photos and aphorisms on our Facebook and Twitter. With them, we compiled (drumroll, please)… today’s login. We couldn’t include every picture in the interest of space, but some of the others will get their due fame on our Twitter feed. Happy Mother’s Day! #MomStyle

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May 12, 2013

A Look Behind the Scenes: Inside Our Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Photo Shoot

For today’s Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Boutique, our Home Team took off to Greensboro, North Carolina, for a three-day photo shoot. There, they created five different worlds – one for each buttery leather chair to live in. Luckily, we were able to snap a few behind-the-scenes shots and see how each setting came to life.

Our Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Boutique opens Tuesday, April 30, at 11AM ET.

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April 30, 2013

Creative Culture: Rue Gets Crafty

Here at Rue, we pride ourselves on our creativity – and that doesn’t end at our love for great writing, design, and killer fashion. Take, for instance, the newest addition to the after-hours lineup: the How-To Half Hour, designed to help each of us embrace our inner crafty kid.

Yesterday, we tried out this week’s Rue How-To and upcycled old T-shirts into Nantucket-inspired bracelets. How’s that for Earth Day spirit?


By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer

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April 24, 2013

Inside Rue: A Peek at Our College Basketball Pool (and the Winner’s Charity of Choice)

College basketball season may be over, but since we’re fairly certain Louisville is still celebrating their triumph, we figured we’d share a sports-related victory of our own. It all started with a simple Rue college basketball bracket pool. Ten bucks to enter (optional, of course), and the Associate with the winning bracket could donate it all to the charity of their choice – with a 100% match from Rue La La.


The result? Out of nearly 200 brackets and countless charities, Assistant Buyer Michelle F. won it all for Autism Speaks, a leading organization dedicated to funding the research for treatment, prevention, and awareness of autism. In her own words:

“I chose Autism Speaks because of the work they do for the autistic community and the families that need support. My parents go to the autistic gala every year and cannot speak more fondly of the positive and heartwarming work that raising money for the foundation does as well as how many families it affects. I also have to say that I received some really positive emails from my Rue La La coworkers, many that said how much they appreciated the donation because they have a cousin/sibling/child that has autism. With so many great charities to pick from I felt like these emails supported my choice.”

For more information on Autism Speaks, please visit autismspeaks.org.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

Do something different for your bracket this year? Share it in the comments below, or tweet us at @ruelala.

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April 22, 2013

Mom, This One’s for You

Mother's Day gifting plans, as told by our staffers

Mom, This One's for You

“My mom always carries an extra pair of flats with her, and could use a bag like this to store them.”
– Domonic G., Senior Designer

“I have these knives myself, and holiday guests will appreciate cutting into Mom’s crown roast with them.”
– Michael D., VP, Audience Development & Syndication

“I love this butterfly perfume bottle for my Mom. She collects perfume bottles and loves butterflies, so it’s a perfect combo.”
– Rachael B., Hair & Makeup Artist

“My mom loves traveling (and wine), so pairing this with her favorite bottle would bring the vineyard tour to her.”
– Ryan S., Assistant Event Producer

Our For Moms (& Honorary Moms): Gifts by Personality Boutique opens Wednesday, April 17 at 3PM ET.

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April 14, 2013

A Peek at Our Office “Stuff Swap”

Check out our Creative Team's experiment in recycling

The Clothing Swap: It’s a fad that’s suddenly popping up everywhere. Friends gather, each bringing clothes to trade, and everyone walks away with something new – even if it is a little pre-loved.

Since we’re always looking for ways to pump up our wardrobes here at Rue La La, we decided to give it a try. (But we didn’t limit it to clothes – since we welcomed additional odds and ends, we called ours the “Stuff Swap.”)

Stuff Swap

While not as mobbed as our infamous sample sales, the Stuff Swap proved to be a success. The majority of the goods were clothing and accessories, but there were some hidden little gems, too. Where else can you find a The Muppet Show DVD set, kitchen canisters, and leopard print thank-you cards in the same place?

And the best part? In the end, everything that wasn’t nabbed by a Rue employee was packed up to be donated to Goodwill. Scoring new clothes and benefiting charity – what’s not to love?

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

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March 4, 2013

Free Shipping for 7 Days: Terms & Conditions

Free Shipping – 7 Days Only.  Offer Expires 12/20/13 11:59PM EST

*Free standard shipping will be automatically applied to all qualifying orders placed on or before December 20, 2013. This is an exclusive offer and cannot be shared, transferred or sold. Additional charges will apply for express delivery, oversized items or orders shipped to AK & HI. Additional charges may apply for Christmas delivery. See site for details. Return shipping charges will be applied where applicable. Not valid on prior orders. No cash value. This offer cannot be combined with other shipping promotions or programs. Void where prohibited by law. Terms and conditions are subject to change at our discretion. Redemption or use of this offer is subject to Rue La La’s Terms of Use located at www.ruelala.com/common/terms. Rue La La reserves the right to revoke or prohibit your participation for any reason.

October 17, 2011

Member Credit: Terms & Conditions

Issued for promotional purposes only. Account Credit available to eligible new Members of Rue La La only. Rue La La will credit your Rue La La account in the amount of the applicable Account Credit within 3 business days of your becoming a new Member. Account Credits are not valid for prior purchases or balances. Account Credit must be used within thirty (30) calendar days after the Account Credits are deposited into your Rue La La account (the “Account Credit Period”). Upon expiration of the applicable Account Credit Period, any unused Account Credit will automatically expire. Offer not transferable, not exchangeable, not redeemable for cash, and is void where prohibited by law. We reserve the right, in our sole discretion, to terminate or modify this promotion at any time. Account Credit is subject to Rue La La’s Terms of Use located here.

September 1, 2011