Bundle Up & Stay Awhile

The season is here. Winter-coat season, that is. If you’re on the market for a new parka or wool coat, then you’re in luck. Our Grab Your Coat: The Massive Outerwear Sale has every style and color imaginable for the whole fam. So stock up, and read on for a few at-home care tips (so you don’t have to hunt for a new one every season).

At-Home Outerwear Care:
1. You can clean your down parka without deflating it. Just toss it in the washing machine on the cold cycle, then put it in the dryer with a few tennis balls. They’ll keep the feathers distributed evenly and make sure it regains its shape.
2. If your wool coat needs a full cleaning, the dry cleaner will have to take care of it. But for spot cleaning, use a damp cloth and mild soap to work out the stain. Also, invest in a lint roller to keep hair and lint at bay.
3. Use cedar hangers when hanging wool coats to keep moths away (without the smell of mothballs).
4. Keep coats in garment bags to prevent lint, hair, dust, and other particles from collecting on them. And stuff the sleeves with acid-free paper so they don’t crease up during the warmer months.

Our Grab Your Coat: The Massive Outerwear Sale Boutique opens Tuesday, December 11, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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December 11, 2012

Most Wanted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

From a gown fit for bouts of snowfall and sunshine to putting off mopping for just a bit longer, here’s a look at all the lovely things I’ll be snapping up off of Rue this week.

1. TUMI rolling duffel. Sure, I’ll miss my old, worn-in duffel bag. What I won’t miss though? The muscle aches that came from lugging said bag around – making this slick little wheeled number a travel dream come true. Our Tumi Luggage & Outerwear Boutique opens Monday, December 3, at 11AM ET. 

2. Andrew Marc coat. Sheen + texture = one sophisticated parka. (How many puffy numbers can make that claim?) Our Andrew Marc Women’s Dresses & Outerwear Boutique opens Monday, December 3, at 11AM ET.

3. Carmen Marc Valvo gown. It’s not often that a super-glam silk gown can hold its own winter through summer. When you stumble across one that does, though, three words: Snap. It. Up. Our Carmen Marc Valvo Boutique opens Sunday, December 2, at 11AM ET.

4. Entryways doormat. Mopping? Admittedly, not one of my strongest suits. With this tough doormat at the threshold of my abode, though, a winter of salty boots will have nothing on the floors. Our A Warm Welcome: Mats for the Front Door Boutique opens Monday, December 3, at 11AM ET. 

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

Looking forward to something next week? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet us @ruelala.

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December 2, 2012