Rue Sneak Preview: 24 Hours of 24 Fixes

Ah, the Today’s Fix. That singular, must-have item that reigns supreme on the Rue right margin. We’ve got to admit that we’re pretty attached to our Fix. So much so that, on Cyber Monday (November 26), we’re launching a 24-hour-long Boutique of 24 – yes, 24 – Today’s Fixes, and we’re calling it, Today’s Fix: Special Holiday Edition.

Now, don’t for a minute think that quantity’s going to outweigh quality here. Each and every item there will be sending hearts just as intensely aflutter as the regular Fixes do, and (dare we say) then some.

Want proof? Here it is:

  • Diva by Dale Dressin Wool Coat
  • gorjana Wrap Bracelet
  • Salvatore Ferragamo Handbag
  • Frette Bathrobe
  • sofiacashmere 2-Piece Lounge Set
  • Judith Leiber Heart & Soul Keychain
  • DKNY Chronograph
  • Forte Wool & Cashmere Poncho

 

…and that’s only eight products.

That said, set your reminders accordingly. Cyber Monday’s less than a week away, and you’ve got some Fixing to do.

Our Today’s Fix: Special Holiday Edition Boutique opens Monday, November 26, at 8AM ET.


November 20, 2012

Dream Closet: Win a $2,000 Shopping Spree

Dream closet, is that you? Enter to win a $2,000 shopping credit at Rue La La and that fantasy wardrobe just might call. (We’d answer if we were you.) Choose from anything on the site – from clothing and accessories to furniture, kitchenware, and more. This is one spree that can restock your party-dress closet (and knock everything off those wish lists) just in time for the holidays.

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November 18, 2012

A Survival Guide: Theory’s In-Store Sample Sale

New Yorkers, this one’s for you. Just picture this: All your favorite Theory pieces at incredible discounts right at your fingertips… what could be better than that? Well, it’s time to pinch yourself, because in addition to our much-anticipated Theory Boutique opening Thursday, November 15, at 11AM ET, Theory is holding an in-store sample sale this Wednesday, November 14, through Sunday, November 18, from 10AM to 8PM each day, and it’s only in the Big Apple.

To make sure you get the most out of this once-in-a-lifetime experience, check out our sample-sale survival guide below and get ready for some serious shopping.

Arrive early (and bring coffee).
Trust us, when the Theory dress you’ve been eyeing all month long is 50% off, it’s totally worth it. And an extra shot of espresso? We highly recommend it.

Bring a wingman (or -woman).
When it comes to sample sales, it’s important to divide and conquer. Make sure your wingman knows your sizes (and preferably doesn’t have the same measurements as you). And remember, a second opinion is never a bad thing.

Dress accordingly (and the same goes for accessories).
Dressing rooms? At a sample sale, there’s usually no such thing, so wear layers like cotton tanks and leggings that make changing in public easy. For shoes, turn to flats you can quickly slip on and off. And as for a bag, try a crossbody – you’ll be needing both hands free.

Carry cash (and a shopping bag).
At most sample sales, credit cards aren’t accepted. And unlike at Barneys, sample sales don’t provide a nice little brown shopping bag. So come prepared – the last thing you want is to get up to the register and have to leave behind all your amazing finds.

Shop the Theory In-Store Sample Sale November 14 – 18, from 10AM to 8PM each day, at 261 West 36th Street, 2nd Floor, between 7th and 8th Avenues.

For directions and more information on the Theory sample sale, check out www.clothingline.com.

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November 13, 2012

The 12 Days of Merry: Decorating with Ornaments

The 12 Days of Merry: Ornaments by Lenox & More Boutique opens Monday, November 12, at 11AM ET.

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November 12, 2012

The 12 Days of Merry: Three Tree-Trimming Tips

The 12 Days of Merry: Time to Trim the Tree Boutique opens Sunday, November 11, at 11AM ET.

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November 11, 2012

Let’s Get Started: The 12 Days of Merry Are Here

Mark your calendars. Every day for the next 12 days – starting tomorrow – we’ll be featuring a Rue Living Boutique to help get your home holiday-ready. From décor musts like ornaments and trees to gourmet goodies and tabletop settings, our The 12 Days of Merry Boutiques ensure your holidays are just that.

The best part? For each of these Boutiques, we’ll be doling out a little holiday decorating advice – just check back here daily at 12:30PM. And just to whet your palate, check out our tip for red wine stains below:

If you’re serving red wine at a dinner party, make sure to have some Kosher salt on hand in case of a spill. And if that spill does happen, wet the entire thing and put it in the freezer until you’re ready to launder.

Happy holidays! (And shopping, of course.)

Our The 12 Days of Merry: The Festive Holiday Table Boutique opens Saturday, November 10, at 11AM ET.

By Keriann Coffey, Associate Blog Editor

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November 9, 2012

November is Holiday Prep Month! (Get Excited)

While December may reign as the month of holiday cheer, much of it wouldn’t be possible without its supporting act, November – the ultimate month of festivity prep.

In the name of said prep, here’s a list of what exactly Rue has to offer this month that’ll cater to your holiday needs – be it entertaining, gifting, or finally replacing those sheets on the guest bed.

24 Hours of Today’s Fix. Yes, you read that right, and yes, we’re talking about that Today’s Fix. From 8PM Thanksgiving Day (November 22) through 8PM Black Friday (November 23), a new Today’s Fix will launch every hour, on the hour. The twist? The most coveted items (“it” bags included) will go live at the oddest of hours. (If you happen to be standing in a checkout line before sunup, though, and your phone bears the Rue La La app, perhaps those hours will be the best of hours.)

Get Gifty: Our Holiday Gift Shop. While this one was introduced a few days ago, a refresher never hurts. Think of it as your one-stop gift-getting destination, open 24/7, all holiday season long – and with every last member of your gift list in mind.

12 Days of Merry. As in, “My true love gave to me…” indeed. While partridges in pear trees won’t be found in these Boutiques (blame transportation logistics), holiday décor musts – think ornaments, wreaths, gourmet goodies, and more – most certainly will be. The event kicks off Saturday, November 10, at 11AM ET, and will continue for 12 whole days (just as the carol instructs, of course).

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

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November 7, 2012

Get Gifty: Our Gift Pick of the Day

 

Portolano Women’s Light Heather Grey Cashmere Ruffle Wrap. Softer-than-soft cashmere, cascading ruffle edges, and much more chic than that stashed office blanket. I might as well pick up two, because my little sister definitely won’t be sharing.

The Get Gifty: Our Holiday Gift Shop Boutique is now open.


November 7, 2012

Battle the Chill: The Gentleman’s Jacket

 

There’s a time, a place, and a purpose for every piece of outerwear. For example, that fleece jacket from college is really warm and comfortable, but is it suitable for date night? I think not. Here are some go-to staples to keep you warm and appropriately dressed this fall and winter.

The Barn Jacket:

Lightweight and perfect for layering, this piece is most suitable for the autumn months. The silhouette was designed specifically for outdoor activities, as its name implies, so whether you’re chopping firewood or grabbing a coffee in town, you’re staying warm and casually cool. Modernize the look by pairing it with a colorful sweater and your favorite pair of dark denim.

The Overcoat:

Sadly, the overcoat is commonly overlooked in the contemporary gentleman’s closet. But if you wear a suit to work, take someone special out to a fancy dinner, or are called upon to wear a tuxedo for a special occasion, the overcoat is a sound investment for your outerwear arsenal. With a longer length and sophisticated fit, it’s the appropriate coat to layer over your most formal suits. Stick to wool, cashmere, or a blend of the two in charcoal, navy, or black. You’ll feel like a million bucks.

The Peacoat:

A classic wardrobe staple, the peacoat was originally worn by sailors in the American and European navies. Modern renditions of the coat still maintain its signature double-breasted front, wide lapels, vertical slash pockets, and its practical versatility. With the right techniques, it can be your go-to outerwear piece for all occasions, from fall through early spring. Since you’ll likely be throwing it over your shoulders on a near-daily basis, look for one with high-quality construction that’s made of 100% wool. Be prepared to get a few “Ahoy sailor” nods of approval from passers-by.

By Christine Mitchell, Staff Writer

What are your menswear tips? Share them in the comments below or tweet us @ruelala.

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November 6, 2012

Get Gifty: Our Pick of the Day

Kenneth Jay Lane Plated Bib Necklace. Winter white in its prettiest iteration, this gleaming statement necklace will be the perfect gift for my roommate (whose necklace organizer just so happens to rest mere inches from my room…).

The Get Gifty: Our Holiday Gift Shop Boutique is now open.


November 5, 2012