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Your On-Island Black Friday Guide 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! For many, after the turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing, it’s time to plot the Black Friday strategy for the best savings. Buy local, and don’t forget to support Small Business Saturday (and register your AmEx in advance to get a $25 credit on your next statement when you buy at a participating store. Click link for details). But I know this isn’t your first Black Friday rodeo. Let’s do this:

ACTIVE SOLE: The store’s Mystery Discount Tree holiday promotion, kicks off. Customers are invited to choose an ornament from the tree inside the store and inside is their discount.

ALEX AND ANI: 15% off  all day on Black Friday (doors open at 8am. FYI: 25% off at the Chapel View store in Cranston 8am-11am only, 15% off the rest of the day)

THE APOTHECARY: Black Friday and Saturday, doors open at 9am, swag bags with mini radiances and mini foundations for the first 20 shoppers. 15-75% off your favorite brands. Special promos: • Purchase $100 of Bare Minerals and receive a complimentary full size flawless definition mascara (value $18) • Purchase $100 of MD Skincare products and receive a weeks worth of the retail peel (value $20) • Purchase $50 of Mario Badescu products and receive the perfect travel bag w/3 mini products (value $30) • $100 gift cards for only $85 (only 15 available) • $50 gift cards for only $35 (only 15 available) • $10 brow shaping all day

ANCHOR BEND GLASS: Black Friday through Dec. 24, 9th Annual Holiday sale, up to 50% off handblown glass

BELLEVUE BEAUTY WALK: Click here to access and print a 15% off coupon to be used on any full price item on Black Friday only

DEBORAH WINTHROP LINGERIE: 20% off all sleepwear, select bras and panties

GAP: Everything in the store 60% off through Nov. 27

GOSSIP (locations in Newport and Wickford): Black Friday, Saturday and Sunday, take advantage of bonus giveaways including a ($32 value) scarf with $100 purchase, a ($98 value) Jae Basilio sweater with $200 purchase, and a Free People sweater with $300 purchase (limit one per customer, offers cannot be combined or used with othe offers or store credit, while supplies last)

GREEN ENVY: Online promotion: 20% off your total order with coupon code “ethical” at Coupon valid from Black Friday through Monday, Nov. 28th (also, the in-store sale rack is stocked with deals, lots of pieces 50% off)

GROOVY GATOR: Black Friday 20% off storewide

ISLAND OUTFITTERS: 20%-70% off storewide including Vineyard Vines, Maui Jim and for the first time ever, Holebrook

ISLAND SURF & SPORT: Black Friday, 20% off all clothing, 10% off surf boards, wetsuits, goggles and bikes

JASON & CO.: From Black Friday through Dec. 4th, everything in the store is 25%-50% off (excluding Pandora Jewelry)

KAROL RICHARDSON: Holiday Trunk Show Black Friday through Sunday (limited inventory)

KI-RA SALON: Black Friday and Saturday only, with every $100 gift card you buy, receive $15 in KiRa Cash towards your next service (this offer can not exceed $300 and can be used thru Dec. 30). Also, 30% off all retail $15 or more.

KRISTINA RICHARDS: Clearance sale continues through Sunday, discounts up to 75% off

OUR ISLAND APPAREL (online): Buy two t-shirts, get one free on Black Friday. Visit

PINK PINEAPPLE: Cashmere blowout sale starts Black Friday and goes through Monday. Also, the shop is doing buy one get one (a.k.a. bogo) 50% off promos all weekend—Friday, all full price clothing is bogo; Saturday, all home goods are bogo, Sunday, all jewelry bogo; and Monday, the entire store is bogo.

POTTER & CO.: On Black Friday and Saturday, for every purchase of $100 or more receive $10 gift certificate, at $150 a $15 gift certificate, at $200 a $20 gift certificate.  On Black Friday from 8am- 10am, Potter will double the free gift certificates. Specials and items marked on sale both days, and receive a reusable tote bag from The North Face with any purchase of $100 or more

RANEW SALON: Buy 2 get 1 free on ALL products and 20% off all gift cards through Saturday

SEQUIN: It’s Pink Friday at all three locations! Take 30% off your entire purchase 9am-noon, and 20% off your entire purchase from noon to close (offers exclude bangles and are only valid in person the day of November 25). At 119 Bellevue location, you’ll also find 40% off all Badgley Mischka handbags and swimwear, and all Lily Holt shoes priced at just $59.

SOLE DESIRE: 20% off everything in the store (non-sale items) from 7am-12pm

STALISE:  30% off storewide on Black Friday

TEAM ONE NEWPORT: Spend $100 and receive a $10 coupon, spend $200 and receive a $20 coupon (good towards a future purchase). Select items up to 40% off.  

WISH: 20% off purchases on Black Friday (opening at 9am)

Be sure to check back as I’m bound to add even more stores before Friday.

Are you a local retailer and want your sale to be included? Send me an email at

November 23, 2011 at 9:43 am Leave a comment

Let Alex and Ani’s Bangle of the Month Chart Your Course

I spotted Alex and Ani’s bangle of the month when I stopped by the Bowen’s Wharf bangle boutique last week and stopped in my tracks. It’s a favorite among my friends and a lot of Newporters as the compass is synonymous with the nautical lifestyle, and now, it’s on sale. Normally $38, the bangle is $33 this month, and represents unity, balance and prosperity. One of the oldest navigational tools in history, the compass can also act as a metaphor, helping one to chart their own life’s course.

Alex and Ani is located at One Bowen’s Wharf in Newport (401) 849-3002. Offer available in stores, online and good through October 31. While supplies last.

October 18, 2011 at 7:00 am 1 comment

Cheers to Friday’s Pink Martini Night!

October has long been National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and businesses owners  in Newport are putting their best foot forward to support the cause. First up is Stillwater Spa’s Pink Martini Night Presents The Bridges to Flames of Hope at the Hyatt Regency Newport this Friday, October 7, from 5:30-8:30pm. The girls’ night out includes:

  •     Signature Pink Martini (strawberry vodka, cream de cocoa, strawberry puree, Coco Lopez & Bailey’s Irish Cream)
  •     An Alex & Ani “Bangle Bar” with bracelets and charms for purchase to benefit the Gloria Gemma Foundation
  •     Beauty Bar with Youngblood Cosmetics touchups, pink feather hair clips, Twinkle of an Eye Applications with Primavera
  •    Complimentary bra fitting station by Uplifting Makeover (reservations recommended; call Stillwater (401) 851-3225 & breast cancer education station
  •    Complimentary hand and chair massages and mini treatments by Stillwater Spa and Farmaesthetics
  •     Spa sample amenity bag
  •     Live music, silent auction, food and beverages

Entry is a $20 donation at the door and all proceeds from the event will go to the hotel’s partner, the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation to support efforts for breast cancer education.

For reservations or additional information, call (401) 851-1234. (Oh, and complimentary valet parking at the hotel … sweet!)

October 3, 2011 at 8:56 am 1 comment

Bangle Bonaza! Alex and Ani Releases Limited Edition Bangles + August Bangle is Nautically Inspired (and $5 off)

Alex and Ani has been getting a ton of press lately, due in large part to the eco-friendly jewelry company’s  sponsorship of the Newport Folk Festival and Jazz Festivals. In addition to the positive energy surrounding the Alex and Ani Harbor Stage this past weekend and the jazz musicians who will grace the stage this coming weekend, Alex and Ani Charity by Design released a Live Music bangle to honor of the Newport Festival Foundation, a limited edition Newport Folk Festival bangle that symbolizes resilience, inner strength and undying love (the charm itself was attached to entry wristbands for folk festival ticket holders).

Looking for something a little more nautical? This month’s featured bangle features an anchor charm that comes in Russian gold and Russian silver. Take $5 off the original $28 price for this Newport-inspired piece that represents tranquility and hope, and encourages safety, courage and piece of mind.   

August 3, 2011 at 8:37 am 2 comments

Totally Cute Crustacean! The Alex and Ani July Bangle is Adorable–and on Sale!

By now, Newporters and beyond have taken to Alex and Ani, which will take center stage this summer as you’ll be able to buy your Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival tickets at the Bowen’s Wharf shop, but I’m head over heels for the July featured bangle. The 3-D crab bangle, says Alex and Ani, will remind you to trust your instincts and seek alternative routes to reach your goals. I also love it because the crab is often associated with Maryland, where I lived for years.

Best of all, the expandable bangle is $5 off the original $28  price, so it’s just $23, but this month only. The bangle is available in Russian Gold and Russian Silver while supplies last. Planning on doing a little more shopping at Alex and Ani boutiques or online?  CLICK  HERE for a $5 off your total purchase (restrictions apply).

July 11, 2011 at 8:19 am Leave a comment

Father’s Day Fashion Finds

Father’s Day is this Sunday, and for many, gifting dear ‘ol dad is a top priority in addition to sharing a fun-filled day to fête the big guy. With summer ahead, there’s a host of great gifts available around Newport that he’ll love and get great use out of whether on land or sea. The above picture is a smattering of fashionable finds from J. McLaughlin including their classic carry-all sail cloth duffle tote ($225), a distressed cotton belt with a skull and crossbones print ($45), a silk jacquard fabric belt ($55), and a pair of silk jacquard dopp kits (perfect for traveling dads, $68).

Think Alex and Ani owner and designer Carolyn Rafaelian only creates for women? Think again. The Miracle Necklace, a Father’s Day exclusive, features a medal of St. Christopher for protection paired with the Italian Horn that the company calls “a powerful amulet representing luck.” The original price is $98 but it’s on sale for $78 (online only, so if you need to ship a gift, done and done).

I also think the Newport Shipyard custom Thomas Bates 1-1/2″ reversible nylon strap belt from Newport Shipyard Outfitters ($24) is a fun find, and uniquely Newport–kind of apropos as Father’s Day is wedged in between the J Class Regatta this week and Bacardi Newport Sailing Week coming next week. And if dad is a denim dude, Laura Jean is offering 10% off purchases for pop now through June 19.

June 17, 2011 at 8:52 am Leave a comment

Beneficial Bangles

I just wrote about Alex and Ani last week, but today I’m putting the eco-conscious jewelry line back in the spotlight as the team behind the original expandable bangle and bangle bar has debuted a black obsidian bangle to support relief efforts in Japan. This bangle has been specifically designed to support relief of the recent disasters in Japan utilizing Alex and Ani’s Charity By Design process. With charms promoting healing protection and peace, the piece is available in a Russian Gold or Russian Silver finish, and is adorned with a black obsidian stone which is said help to ward off negative energy and keep thoughts positive. Together, Alex and Ani and Spreehive, Rhode Island’s local answer to Groupon, will be donating a portion of proceeds from the sale of the Obsidian Bangles to the Red Cross. In lieu of the regular $38 price, the bangle is just $19. Purchase through and either pick up at Alex and Ani retail stores, including Newport’s Bowen’s Wharf locations, or order through the website if you do not live near any of the four retail stores.

The special offer is available for the next few days. Click here for information and to order.

Alex and Ani made headlines this week when it was announced the Rhode Island-based company will sponsor the Harbor Stage at Fort Adams State Park at the Newport Folk Festival on July 30-31 and at the Newport Jazz Festival on August 6-7. It’s the first time in the history of the Newport Jazz Festival and Newport Folk Festival one corporation will be a sponsor at both events.

March 24, 2011 at 11:17 am Leave a comment

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