Friday, September 29, 2006

What I'm looking for...

H&M Black Cape.
As seen in Lucky and Marie Claire Magazine. An associate answering the phone at the NYC H&M said, "We don't have that yet."

To be continued....

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

INC International Concepts puts best foot foward

Anyone who's shopped at Macys likely knows of their private label INC, International Concepts. "Fashion Forward" but at more moderate prices, INC is a runaway, or should I say, runway hit for the masses.

I love INC. I'm only able to buy a few select items at full price, so I regularly scour the sales racks for deals. Over the past couple weeks local Macy's have had a number of discounts, usually 30% off merchandise already marked down at least 30% originally.

Lately, I've purchased two silk knit tops, with a low neckline and twist detail, short sleeves, one in sky blue, the other black. Each were $12 marked down from $49 originally. I've also found a glitter flecked blue paisley print blouse also marked down to $12 from $69. I had eyed that very blouse months ago at full price.

I shot a couple new INC items with my camera phone, planning to return when they're on sale. I might be gambling on mark-downs, though. Macys often hosts 10-15 percent off sales for using Macys cards. But there's a catch -- INC is usually excluded along with Coach bags, Lladro, and other designer items. Sheesh, give a bargain shopper a break. Put INC on sale more often!

The INC website online shows a whole lotta black and white, but I found more color at Macys Fairfield. Having shopped at most of the Macys in Northern California, little ol' Fairfield's Westfield Mall has one of the best INC selections around. Way to go Fairfield Macys INC buyer!

Lastly, there's only one word to describe the INC/Project Runway merger. Fab-u-lous!!

INC at

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Jennifer's Planet Claire

Jennifer is a writer, journalist, and stylist in California's North Bay.
This is her first blog.