Go to the Mattresses

Maybe you sleep on your back. Or next to a bedmate who just won’t stop fidgeting. Well, we’re here to say – there’s a mattress for that.

The W Hotels Bed Boutique opens Wednesday, August 7, at 3PM ET.

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August 7, 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

Daylight Savings: Lose an Hour of Sleep, Gain an Hour of Shopping

Tomorrow’s the day (well, tonight at 2AM) we officially lose one hour of sleep. Womp womp. But there’s a silver lining that makes all things better. It makes flowers smell sweeter, lattes taste foamier, and it has also turned the UPS man into your new favorite person. It’s shopping – and we get a whole extra hour of it this Sunday on Rue. Rather than closing at 11AM ET, all Boutiques will remain open until 12PM ET to help ease the pain that can come from lack of sleep.

So, to make the most of this little gift, I’ll be snagging these stylish gems with that additional 60 minutes – and I suggest you do the same.

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Don’t forget to change your clocks, then shop Saturday’s Boutiques until 12PM ET on Sunday, March 10.

By Abigail Kuzia, Editor

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March 9, 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

Have any tips for hosting a Clothing Swap? Share them in the comments below, or tweet us at @ruelala.

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March 4, 2013

Wardrobe Builders

These closet staples are worth making room for.

We are all stylists of our own wardrobe, and the best of us know when to toss a has-been trend and when to hold on to items bound to make a comeback. The result: a well-equipped closet of quality pieces and styles that endure season after season. These picks from The Six: Wardrobe-Building Women’s Labels – in burgundy, leather, velvet, and gold – are surefire trends, but in timeless shapes that last.

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Red Dress
This little number has the same versatility as an LBD, but with added have-to-have details. (If you love the cutout look, this is up your alley.) Throw this frock on for any can’t-get-out-of-bed Friday and transition (sans bathroom change) from desk to drinks.

Leather Mini
The leather skirt may be a then-and-again trend, but this straight shape is a classic, making this buttery number a long-term investment.

Velvet
It’s just one of those things that can either go so right – or so wrong. If you’ve been holding off on this 80s throwback – just waiting for the perfect blend of sheen that’s not too gaudy, not too grade school – now’s your chance.

Belt
As memorable as Carrie’s leather studded belt and just as versatile. Cinch this stunner around a polished frock (ahem, like the little red dress), print dress, or even a winter puffer.

The Six: Wardrobe-Building Women’s Labels Boutique opens Friday, January 4, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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January 4, 2013

Ready the Floors: Sizing a Room for a Rug

Not too big, not too small – we'll help you find the perfect fit.

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Whatever the size or shape of a room, a rug can bring it to life – or result in a decorating disaster. You can change the furniture, paint the walls, and re-accessorize each season, but a rug seems to be the one thing that endures – which is why we roll them up once a year and start from scratch (the wine stains have nothing to do with it). So, before you make your decision, make sure it’s just right with this fail-safe size guide and a few helpful tips. Then, get shopping.

Assess your space
Furniture, floor, walls, room size – these are all things to consider before choosing a rug. For instance, bold, patterned rugs reduce the appearance of space, giving large rooms a cozy, inviting feel, while solid, light-color rugs make smaller rooms look brighter and more spacious.

Visualize the rug
With masking tape, create a border on the floor where you would like the rug to lie. Make sure the amount of bare floor between the rug and the furniture/walls is even to ensure balance.

Be realistic when it comes to your lifestyle
“Going green,” allergies, or small children? These are all things to consider. Additionally, a plush white carpet may look pristine and feel cozy underfoot, but when it comes to upkeep, it’s a bear. Find a middle point between aesthetics and easy maintenance. You’ll thank yourself later.

The Rug Tent Sale opens Friday, December 28, at 3PM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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December 28, 2012

A Day in the Life of the Rue Warehouse Sale

 

Crazy day? There’s a Rue Warehouse Sale item for that. From bedroom essentials to coats, totes, dresses, and more, this absolutely gigantic, everything-must-go event has sunup to sundown outfitted in style.

Clockwise, from top left:
 
7AM: Wake up and smell the coffee.

7:45AM: Throw on your office best and head out the door.

12:30PM: Hit that lunchtime yoga class.

5:30PM: Pack up your stuff and head home.

6:30PM: Dinner is served.

8PM: Time for a soak. (You’ve earned it.)

The Rue Warehouse Sale opens Wednesday, December 26, at 11AM ET.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

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December 26, 2012

Get Ready: Our Warehouse Sale is Coming

 

The Rue Warehouse Sale

We’ve cleaned house so you can do the same. Starting 8PM ET on Tuesday, December 25, our every category – think coats, jewelry, heels, home decor, and more – will all be up for grabs, at everything-must-go pricepoints. You know what a spic-and-span Rue warehouse means, after all: just that much more room for a whole new year’s worth of style.

The Rue Warehouse Sale Boutiques open Tuesday, December 25, at 8PM ET.

 


December 24, 2012

Most Wanted: A Peek at This Week’s Boutiques

1. Honeydew Intimates boyshorts. I was lucky enough to snag a single pair of these insanely soft boyshorts during an employee sample sale – and, let’s just say, many, MANY more (or, here, five) are in order. Our Lay the Foundation: Hipsters, Boyshorts, & More Boutique opens Sunday, December 23, at 11AM ET.

2. Rue La La iPad® case. You guessed it: I asked for an iPad for Christmas. (So call this wishful thinking.) Our Gifts You Didn’t Get: For Women Boutique opens Tuesday, December 25, at 11AM ET.

3. Amrita Singh necklace. With this gleaming coral number, my family’s annual warm-weather getaway just got that much closer. Our Time To Get Away: Resort-Ready Picks Boutique opens Thursday, December 27, at 11AM ET. 

4. Theodora & Callum espadrilles. (See #3.) Our The Rue Warehouse Sale: Last-Chance Steals Boutique opens Tuesday, December 25, at 8PM ET.

By Sarah Stanley, Staff Writer

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December 23, 2012

Box It, Wrap It, Bow It: Last-Minute Gifts

 

From private jet trips to cross-continental adventures, our Ready-to-Give Gifts Boutique has the last-minute presents of a lifetime. The only problem? Plain old white envelopes are no fun under the tree. Choose one of these fun and festive wrapping solutions and strike awe in every giftee even before they discover what’s inside.


1. Bury it in a jar of candy or in a tray of chocolates.
Place the voucher in an envelope, hold it upright inside a Mason jar, and pour your giftee’s favorite candy (jelly beans, Skittles®, chocolate kisses, etc.) over it. Seal the jar, wrap the lid with ribbon, and put it under the tree. Similarly, pick up a gourmet tray of chocolates and place the voucher inside the box (or tape it to the bottom). They’ll never see it coming.

2. Attach it to a helium balloon.
Nothing will catch their attention like a bundle of floating balloons. Use a hole punch at the office and swing by the party store on your way home.

3. Frame it.
If this last-minute gift is a trip across continents, put the voucher in a colorful frame and wrap it up. The frame will be waiting on the mantel for the perfect picture when they return.

4. Create a DIY bow or envelope.
If you’re feeling especially crafty, or you have a knack for origami.

5. Hang it from the tree.
Put the voucher in a gift box or envelope, tie it with ribbon, and either tuck it cozily in the branches or hang it with the ornaments. Tell your giftee there’s something waiting for them in the tree – they just have to find it.

Our Ready-to-Give Gifts: Just Print & Add a Bow Boutique opens Friday, December 21, at 11AM ET.

By Julia Ivins, Staff Writer

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December 21, 2012