Show Us Your Shoes. Win Credit to Shop (For Real).

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Our killer (think: 25,000 pairs) Semi-Annual Shoe Sale returns Wednesday, July 31, and we’re celebrating by giving you – yes, you – Credit to shop.

Here’s the deal: Show us your shoes, and you’ll be entered to win Rue Credit.

What’s at stake?: One Member will walk away with a $500 Credit, and five lucky runners-up each win a $100 Credit.

How to enter: All you need to do is snap a photo of your shoes, then post it to Twitter or Instagram. Be sure to tag us at @ruelala and use the hashtag #shoelala so we can keep score.

Ready, set, snap away!

Read on for the fine print


July 26, 2013

The Rue La La & Diane von Furstenberg Sweepstakes

The Rue La La & Diane von Furstenberg Sweepstakes
Official Rules

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

Please read these rules (the “Official Rules”) before entering the Sweepstakes. By entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, you agree to be bound by these Official Rules and represent that you satisfy all of the eligibility requirements set forth below. 

Sweepstakes may only be entered in or from the 50 United States and the District of Columbia and entries originating from any other jurisdiction are not eligible for entry.  This Sweepstakes is governed exclusively by the laws of the United States.  You are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.

1. Eligibility. Participation in The Rue La La & Diane von Furstenberg Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) is open only to legal residents of the 50 United States & DC who are aged 18 or older.  Sweepstakes is void elsewhere and where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.  Employees, officers and directors of Retail Convergence.com, LP (“Sponsor”) and DVF Studio, LLC and each of their respective parent and related companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, divisions, partners, advertising and promotion agencies, and any manufacturers or distributors of Sweepstakes materials (collectively, all of the foregoing, the “Released Parties”), and their immediate family members (parents, children, siblings, spouse) or members of the same household (whether related or not) of such employees/officers/directors are not eligible to enter.  You are not authorized to participate in the Sweepstakes if you are not located within the 50 United States or the District of Columbia.  All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.

2. How to Enter.  To enter the Sweepstakes, you must log into the Rue La La website at www.ruelala.com using your account information, read and agree to the Official Rules, and click the “Enter Now” button.

All entrants must have a valid email address.  Limit one (1) entry per person/email address during the Sweepstakes Period, as defined below.  No automated entry devices and/or programs permitted.  All entries become the sole and exclusive property of Sponsor and receipt of entries will not be acknowledged or returned.  Sponsor is not responsible for lost, late, illegible, stolen, incomplete, invalid, unintelligible, misdirected, technically corrupted or garbled entries, which will be disqualified, or for problems of any kind whether mechanical, human or electronic.  Only fully completed entries are eligible.  Proof of submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by Sponsor.

3. Start/End Dates. Sweepstakes begins at 11:00:01 am Eastern Time (“ET”) on July 22, 2014 and ends at 10:59:59 am ET on July 25, 2014 (the “Sweepstakes Period”).

4. Random Drawing/Odds.  Five (5) winners (the “Winners”) will be selected in a random drawing on or about July 25, 2014 from all eligible entries received during the Sweepstakes Period.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received for the drawing.  All random drawings will be conducted by Sponsor.  By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.

5. Prize:  Five (5) Winners shall each receive a Sutra Micro Mini Leather Crossbody Bag. Each prize has an approximate retail value (“ARV”) of one hundred and fifty dollars ($150.00). The ARV of the five prizes is seven hundred and fifty dollars ($750.00).

Additional prize award details may be provided to the Winners at the time of the prize notification.  Prizes are non-transferable.  No substitutions or cash redemptions.  If in the case of unavailability of any prize, Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.  All federal, state and local taxes and unspecified expenses are the sole responsibility of each Winner.

Winners acknowledges that the Sponsor, Released Parties and all other businesses affiliated with this Sweepstakes and their agents do not make, nor are in any manner responsible for any warranty, representations, expressed or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the quality, conditions, fitness or merchantability of any aspect of the prize being offered.

AN ENTRANT is not a winner of any prize, even if the sweepstakes SHOULD so indicate, unless and until entrant’s eligibility, and sweepstakes winner(s) have been verified and entrant has been notified that verification is complete.  Sponsor will not accept screen shots or other evidence of winning in lieu of its validation process.

6. Notification. Winners will be notified by email on or about July 25, 2014 and may be required to sign and return, where legal, an Affidavit of Eligibility and Release and W9 within five (5) days of prize notification.  If any Winner cannot be contacted within five (5) calendar days of first notification attempt, if any prize or prize notification is returned as undeliverable, if a Winner rejects his/her prize, or in the event of noncompliance with these Official Rules, the prize will be forfeited and an alternate Winner will be selected from among all remaining eligible entries, time permitting.  Upon prize forfeiture, no compensation will be given.  Limit one prize per person or household.

7. License/Usage. By entering the Sweepstakes, each entrant fully and unconditionally agrees to be bound by these Official Rules, which will be final and binding in all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.  By entering, each entrant agrees to the use of his/her name, address (city and state), photograph, picture, portrait, voice, likenesses, biographical information, and/or statements for purposes of advertising, trade, or promotion in any media (now known or hereafter known) throughout the world in perpetuity, without further compensation, notification or permission, unless prohibited by law.  Nothing contained herein shall be deemed to obligate Sponsor to make use of any of the rights granted herein and each Winner waives any right to inspect or approve any such use of any and every nature and kind.  If any Winner is deemed a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, then such prize will be awarded to such Winner’s parent or legal guardian.

8. Release. By participating, each entrant and Winner agrees to release, indemnify and hold harmless Sponsor and the Released Parties from any and all liability, for loss, harm, damage, injury, cost or expense whatsoever including without limitation, property damage, personal injury and/or death which may occur in connection with, preparation for, travel to, or participation in Sweepstakes, or possession, acceptance and/or use or misuse of prize or participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and claims based on publicity rights, defamation, invasion of privacy, breach of contract and/or merchandise delivery.  Neither Sponsor nor any Released Parties are responsible for any damages, taxes, or expenses that Winner(s) might incur as a result of this Sweepstakes or receipt of prize. Entrants who do not comply with these Official Rules, or attempt to interfere with this Sweepstakes in any way, may be disqualified.

9. Additional Terms. In case of dispute as to identity of entrant, entry will be declared made by the authorized account holder of the email address submitted at time of entry.  “Authorized Account Holder” is defined as the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, online service provider, or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. Any attempted form of entry other than as set forth above is prohibited; no automatic, programmed, robotic or similar means of entry are permitted.  Neither Sponsor nor Released Parties are  responsible for errors in content or misprinting, technical, hardware, software, telephone or other communications malfunctions, errors or failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections, web-site, Internet, or ISP availability, unauthorized human intervention, traffic congestion, incomplete or inaccurate capture of entry information (regardless of cause) or failed, incomplete, garbled, jumbled or delayed computer transmissions which may limit one’s ability to enter the Sweepstakes, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participating in this Sweepstakes or downloading any materials in this Sweepstakes.  Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, extend or suspend this Sweepstakes (in its sole discretion) for any reason, including but not limited to, should virus, bugs, non-authorized human intervention, fraud or other causes beyond its control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness or proper conduct of the Sweepstakes.  In case of termination, Sponsor will select the Winners from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by Sponsor.  Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it finds, in its sole discretion, to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or website.  Sponsor may prohibit an entrant from participating in the Sweepstakes or winning a prize if, in its sole discretion, it determines that said entrant is attempting to undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes by cheating, hacking, deception, or other unfair playing practices (including the use of automated quick entry programs) or intending to annoy, abuse, threaten or harass any other entrants or Sponsor representatives. There is no purchase or sales presentation required to participate.  A purchase does not increase odds of winning.  Sponsor is not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if any prize cannot be awarded due to travel cancellations, delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism or for any other reason outside Sponsor’s reasonable control.  Sponsor reserves the right not to award a prize after three attempts to notify or verify a Winner were not successful.  No more than the stated number of prizes will be awarded.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN ENTRANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE ANY WEB-SITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES MAY BE A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

10.  Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer of Warranties.  IN NO EVENT WILL THE RELEASED PARTIES BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF YOUR ACCESS TO AND USE OF THE SERVICE AND/OR THE SWEEPSTAKES, DOWNLOADING FROM AND/OR PRINTING MATERIAL DOWNLOADED FROM ANY WEBSITES ASSOCIATED WITH THE SWEEPSTAKES. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE RELEASED PARTIES’ TOTAL LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ALL DAMAGES, LOSSES, OR CAUSES OF ACTION EXCEED $10.00. WITHOUT LIMITING THE FOREGOING, THIS SWEEPSTAKES AND ALL PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS”  WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES SO SOME OF THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

11. Disputes; Governing Law.  The parties waive all rights to trial in any action or proceeding instituted in connection with these Official Rules, including, without limitation, the Sweepstakes. Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be conducted in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, City of Boston.

THESE OFFICIAL RULES AND THE INTERPRETATION OF ITS TERMS SHALL BE GOVERNED BY AND CONSTRUED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LAWS OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS WITHOUT REGARD TO ITS CONFLICTS OF LAWS RULES. For any matters which are not subject to arbitration as set forth in these Official Rules and/or in connection with the entering of any judgment on an arbitration award in connection with these Official Rules and/or the Sweepstakes, the parties irrevocably submit and consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the state and federal courts located in or closest to the County of Suffolk in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The parties agree not to raise the defense of forum non conveniens.

12.  Use of Data.  Sponsor will be collecting personal data about entrants online, in accordance with its privacy policy.  Entrants understand and agree that by entering the Sweepstakes, their email address will be shared with DVF Studio, LLC for marketing purposes.  Please review the Sponsor’s privacy policy at http://www.ruelala.com/common/privacy.  By participating in the Sweepstakes, each entrant hereby agrees to Sponsor’s collection and usage of their personal information and acknowledges that they have read and accepted Sponsor’s privacy policy.

13. List of Winners. To obtain a list of Winners, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope by September 15, 2014 to: Retail Convergence.com, LP, 20 Channel Center, Boston, MA 02210, Attn: Marketing Department: Winner Confirmation Request – The Rue La La & Diane von Furstenberg Sweepstakes.

14. Sponsor. Retail Convergence.com, LP, 20 Channel Center, Boston, MA 02210.


July 22, 2013

Introducing: Give $10, Get $10

When it comes to shopping, the more the merrier

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As the saying goes, it’s better to give than to receive. But we beg to differ.

Our mantra? It’s better to give and to receive. Simply invite your friends to join Rue and they’ll get a free $10 Credit. As soon as their first purchase ships? You will receive a $10 Credit toward your next order.

Win-win.

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July 9, 2013

Why We’re Loving Google Wallet

And why we're giving you a $25 Credit*
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A little while ago, we introduced our new Android app. And from what we’ve heard, you’re liking the improvements.

We are, too. (Yes, we shop nonstop.) And one especially cool perk that makes our diehard shopping habit so easy? Google Wallet. Confession: I may have picked up shoes last night while standing in line to buy groceries.

So, if you’re new to Google Wallet (like we were up until recently), you’re probably wondering, “Why all the fuss?” Here’s why:

  • Your Google Wallet account stores your payment and shipping information in a very, very safe place. We’re all for pumped-up security.
  • When you’re shopping on Rue (or anywhere with Google Wallet), you can check out in just a couple of clicks. Makes for happy impulse-shopping sprees.
  • No more fumbling to punch in a credit card number on your phone. Shopping while eating an ice cream cone: mastered.
  • And no more trying to remember that secret place you hid your credit card… from yourself.

 
Needless to say, we’re so amped up about this new feature that everyone who downloads our Android app and uses Google Wallet to make a purchase (now through June 30) gets a $25 Credit* to use on their next purchase.

Also, everyone who shops on our new Android app now through June 30 will automatically be entered to win their next Rue purchase on us. (For up to $250 worth of that Rue glory you’ve been eyeing.) Or, you can just download it so we aren’t the only ones shopping the app while we’re also at the mall.

Simply stop by Google Play to download or upgrade.

PS – Our new app is compatible with devices running on Android 2.2 (Froyo) or newer.

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*Download the Rue La La Android app and make a purchase using Google Wallet by 11:59PM ET on Sunday, June 30, 2013 to receive a $25 Rue La La account Credit. Credit will be deposited into your account on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 and must be used by 11:59PM ET on July 17, 2013, after which time it will expire. The offer is valid for select Members only. Only one Credit per Member. Credit cannot be used for prior purchases or with any other discounts or promotions. Credit cannot be transferred. Rue La La reserves the right to change or cancel this promotion at any time.


June 28, 2013

Hidden Gems: Our Jewelry Buyers’ Top Pieces for Summer

The best time to beef up that jewelry box? Right now. Our buyers picked a few of their absolute must-have pieces for summer – and they’re all yours for the taking. So heed their expert advice and layer them on. Your collection is practically begging for them anyway.

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1. Bronze Gemstone Necklace
“Statement is in! Grab at least one statement necklace that you can wear anytime.” – Jillian R., Assistant Jewelry Buyer

2. Diamond Bow Pendant
“My favorite piece is the Bow Pendant. It is perfect for stacking and just as sweet on its own!” – Ceire N., Associate Jewelry Buyer

3. Jane Basch Initial Pendant
“The Jane Basch Initial Pendant is a must-have! This personalized piece is a go-to for layering necklaces.” – Elizabeth M., Jewelry Buyer

4. R.J. Graziano Multi-Strand Resin Necklace
“This piece is perfect with a maxi dress or shorts and heels. It can be worn day or night.” – Jillian

5. TOYWATCH Women’s “Plasteramic” Watch
“We love this watch for summer. It gives you the oversized-boyfriend-watch look without being too heavy or overbearing. We’d style it with a maxi dress and a jean jacket with the sleeves rolled up just a bit to show off its bling.” – Elise T., Watch Buyer, & Megan P., Assistant Watch Buyer

6. Argento Vivo Gemstone Drop Earrings
“The Argento Vivo Gemstone Drop Earrings are my favorite. The blue chalcedony goes with everything.” – Ceire

7. Rivka Friedman Rolo Toggle Bracelet
“This bracelet is a must-have. It is a classic gold piece, perfect for everyday arm charm. I wear mine all the time!” – Elizabeth

Our Jewelry Buyers’ Top 24 Picks Boutique opens Thursday, June 27, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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June 27, 2013

Android Devotees, Rejoice – Our App Has Gone Big Time

5 reasons you're going to want it in your shopping arsenal

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Android users, you’ve spoken. And the powers that be here at Rue heard you. We’ve rolled out our brand new, fully-loaded app – just in time to shop from your beach towel.

Here’s why we think you’ll really like it:

  1. We streamlined navigation, so you can jump between categories easier and faster. Ideal for when you’re grabbing something for yourself, your significant other, and your digs all at once.
  2. We linked up with Google Wallet to make checking out as painless as possible. With all of your credit card info safely stored (where no one will find it), you’re out of there in fewer clicks than ever before.
  3. See items you’re lusting after up close and personal with our beautiful high-res images.
  4. It’s also easier to select your size. (Thanks for letting us know that this one needed a little fixing.)
  5. Overall, the performance just runs smoother. We addressed all the bugs you so graciously called out. Something tells us you won’t miss them one bit.

 
Our new app is compatible with devices running on Android 2.2 (Froyo) or newer.

Simply stop by Google Play to download or upgrade.

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May 15, 2013

Hit the Links: Club Terms & Packing Musts for the Green Golfer

If you’re reading this, it means one of two things: either you don’t play golf but you’re interested in learning, or your significant other is an avid fan and you would like to participate in Sunday night’s dinner conversation.

As for this girl, aside from a putt-putt course or two in the early 2000s, I have yet to swing a 9-iron – but, see, we’re learning things already. So, fellow beginners, I am here to walk you through the basics, from club terminology to golf-bag essentials. Let us begin.

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Golf Clubs, A Cheat Sheet

Driver: This is the one you use to tee off with.

Irons: These clubs range from 2 to 9, and are used to hit the ball toward the green from 120 to 190 yards away. Low-numbered irons are for longer shots, while high-numbered irons are for shorter shots.

Gap Wedges: For hitting short, angled shots near the green or out of a sand bunker.

Putter (thank you, putt-putt – we know this one!): Just tap it in.

Hybrid: Also called a “utility club,” this one is the most versatile of all. It combines elements from irons and drivers that help get shots airborne from long distances.

The Golf Bag Essentials
(in addition to those clubs)

  • 6 – 8 golf balls
  • 2 – 3  tees
  • Extra pair of gloves
  • Raincoat
  • Pitch-mark repair tool
  • Coins to mark your ball on the green
  • Pencils
  • Sunscreen
  • A spare towel or two

Now, hightail it to the greens (we have faith!). Our Fore! Women’s Golf Style and Fore! Men’s Golf Style Boutiques opens Wednesday, April 10, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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April 10, 2013

Highlights from Our Chat with Author and Birkin Guru, Michael Tonello

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We all know the power of a Birkin, but no one knows it better than Michael Tonello, author of Bringing Home the BirkinHe’s beloved in the luxuries market – particularly for his work with the iconic Hermès bag. Here, some highlights from our chat with him. Read the full interview here.

What’s the craziest thing you had to do in order to deliver a Birkin to a client?
I once sold a Birkin to a client, but the sale was predicated upon me being able to “deliver it by tomorrow at 11AM” in Nice, France. She was about to board a private yacht for a three-week cruise. I was in Barcelona at the time, so I rented a nice car and drove like the wind.

Say you’ve found a pre-loved Hermès bag. What are three tricks to determine it’s real?
The single most important factor is the stitching. The bag should be saddle stitch with linen thread that has been coated with beeswax. Fakes are typically made with polyester thread and entirely machine stitched. The Hermès logo and font are also tough to replicate exactly. Finally, the interior stitching and craftsmanship of the bag should be as nice and clean as the exterior.

By Anna Kuchinsky, Staff Writer

Enter our Bag a Birkin Giveaway today through March 30, 2013, for the chance to win your dream bag.

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March 16, 2013

Caring for Heirloom Jewelry: How to Keep Gems and Stones Shining

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While I love what a good piece of statement jewelry can do for an outfit, I usually stick to a few classic items for everyday wear. Diamond studs, my grandmother’s engagement ring (now set into a necklace), and a sapphire ring are my go-to adornments.

These heirloom pieces – passed down from generation to generation – have both sentimental value and price tags I’m in no position to replace should disaster strike. While a semiannual trip to a professional cleaner is in order, here are a few ways you can care for cherished jewelry at home:

Make your own cleaner. Whip up this recipe by combining things you already have in your cupboards, then soak the jewelry for 5 – 10 minutes.

Use a treated polishing cloth. Just pay attention to what is in your chosen cleaner. Some chemicals may be great for metals, but not for soft or delicate stones like opals or pearls.

Take care while getting ready. Think critically about when you put your jewelry on in the morning. Everyday dirt, oils, and product chemicals can dull down jewelry, so make small changes to your routine to avoid this. Waiting until after you apply hair spray, makeup, or perfume to don your pieces can help maintain the longevity of their shine.

Avoid moist settings. This goes without saying, but when you’re heading to the beach or pool, leave your jewelry at home. Too much can go wrong.

By Lauryn Paiva, Staff Writer

Do you have any tips for caring for heirloom or vintage jewelry? Share in the comments below, or tweet us at @ruelala.

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February 21, 2013

Insider Tip: Need-to-Know Rue Shopping Info

 
Whether your holiday shopping is in full swing or you’re a die-hard December 24 sprinter, it’s essential to stay on top of your list. Luckily, Rue is always there to help.

When you find that perfect gift, be sure to check on a few key pieces of information:

“Ships in” Window
When you find the dress for your holiday soiree or a great cashmere sweater for Mom, be sure to check when it’s expected to head out the door. Since we use different shipping methods on different pieces, some do take longer to send out than others. Checking this window will let you know if the dress won’t make it to you until after the party’s over.

Estimated Date of Delivery
After you order, the date that your package is expected to arrive will be in your order history. This is handy if you need to hide a gift from some (overly) curious eyes.

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December 6, 2012