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Friday, October 28, 2011

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Friday Bargain Bin: What to Do With Your Allowance This Week

Duraflame Space Heater with Flame Effect, $99 (was $199.99)
You can have a fireplace in your apartment now. Don't get pregnant!

Deena & Ozzy Classic Felt Hat, $9.99 (was $34)
This has been the correct hat for fall these past few years so I'd say you're safe making the investment at this point.

Sur La Table 16x12 Roasting Pan, $99.96 (was $195)
Do you have a proper, gorgeous, heavy duty, turkey roasting pan that you'll use for the next 50 years and then pass down to your grandchildren? No!? Where do you think grandma got hers?

Cable Knit Thigh High Socks, $7.99 (was $16)
These are the key to padding around the house in booty shorts through the chillier months. I suggest grabbing all four colors while they're cheap.

Black Rimming Sugar, $3.50 (was $6.95)
I renamed this because I believe it is beautiful and delicious any time of year.

Striped Smokeshadow Sweatshirt, $39.99 (was $72)
May my obit please mention "She wore cheap leather shoes, striped tops, and had too many dessert plates." Oh, and also high-waisted (High! Wasted!), wide-leg jeans:

High Waist Widelegger Jeans, $49.99 (were $125)

Did you know about this secret sale that is always happening online at Barnes & Noble? The "best" books each month are 45% off online? That is almost half!

Jonathan Adler Vase, $44.90 (was $68)
You know how you're always thinking "Oh, a nice vase will just arrive. I'll just get one when I get married [nope] or by accident the florist will mix it up with a plastic one [nope] and that's how you get nice vases! Nice vases are like babies: They appear out of nowhere to anyone who believes." Well, that isn't true. You have to buy them. Start with this one.

Tommy Hilfiger Runway Loafer, $129.99 (was $298)
A few years ago I purchased a handbag from Hilfiger that was supposed to be $600 but I got it for $40 and realized much later that it was marked down because the handles were put on backwards. It's still a super classy handbag, though. Which brings me to:

Ralph Lauren Limited Edition Vice Box, $3,496.50 (was $4,995 hahahahaha)
I've never heard of one of these, but if you have then you'll surely appreciate saving $1,500 on it! To you, that's almost three whole purses with the handles put on correctly.



111 Comments / Post A Comment

Caitlin Thornton@twitter

bless your heart for the B&N secret sale. murakami's new book is mine!

Holly@twitter

@Caitlin Thornton@twitter Okay, I'm a tad dumb today and can't figure out how to pay online and pick up in store. Help!

Lauren Hoffman@twitter

@Holly@twitter Me neither - and I know they don't let you pay the online price just for reserving a copy online (if you reserve online without pre-paying you have to pay whatever the current cost in the store is). Jane, help!

Jane Marie

@Holly@twitter shit, the button is right there next to the add to cart button but you can't hit them boooooooth. my bad! still, it ships in 24 hours!

EggsErroneous

@Caitlin Thornton@twitter Love Murakami

queenieliz

@Caitlin Thornton@twitter Murakami has a new book?! I am out of the loop, thanks for the heads up!

Ophelia

I need that space heater right now. I wonder if they can ship it to me instantaneously?

gigglefest

@Ophelia My thoughts exactly!

Porn Peddler

I have a fireplace in my apartment! The cruel joke is that our landlord took off the little grate/whatever in front of it, thinking he'd find a new one...and he has not yet. And I don't want to die so...you know. No fires just yet :(

frigwiggin

You believe rimming is beautiful and delicious any time of year?

(Ahh ahh okay okay sorry)

thebestjasmine

@figwiggin I seriously just jumped down to the comments to make a "hee hee rimming sugar" joke.

gigglefest

@figwiggin MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY.

(I am also sorry.)

Jane Marie

@figwiggin these allusions are not beneath me.

atipofthehat

@Jane Marie

Thank heaven it's not just me.

ejcsanfran

@figwiggin: I was just watching "Black Rimming Sugar 2" and thought it was even better than the first. Well, at least the three minutes that I watched...

frigwiggin

"Elaine! What are you putting the roasting pan in the oven for? I thought that was why we bought a space heater."

Ophelia

@figwiggin Well, Gary, if you must know, I'm freezing, and I need to use the space heater to warm my thigh-highs.

Ophelia

@Ophelia Oh, and Gary, if you would be so kind as to pass me the rimming sugar? I think it's going to go beautifully with my new hat.

frigwiggin

@figwiggin Elaine, are you taking pills again? I should have guessed it when you bought two vice boxes instead of one. The family is supposed to share, Elaine!

SuperGogo

@figwiggin Gary, do not try to relocate my lovely Adler vase after you've been using the vice box or I'll show you a Marriage Plot...in the cemetary!

sox
sox

@figwiggin so actually last winter I discovered that heating up a roasting pan and putting in your bed for a bit before you hit the sack is awesome for those cold lonely nights when you don't have a winter boyfriend.

frigwiggin

@SuperGogo Elaine, I'm surprised at you. Why don't we just sit down together and watch some Law and Order: Criminal Intent?

SuperGogo

@figwiggin @Ophelia Ha! The exact same fireplace just made an appearence as the source on Catalog Living as the source of Gary Jr.'s doooooom.

Ophelia

@figwiggin Well, Gary, I would, but in these high-waisted jeans, I seem to be only able to stand.

SuperGogo

@SuperGogo Oh good lord. I can embed a link but I can't write a sentence (or edit! Edith, why?!). You get the gist....

frigwiggin

@Ophelia I'd imagine those high-heeled loafers have something to do with it as well, Elaine. SMDH, Eaine. SMDH.

(@SuperGogo It's fate!)

bangs
bangs

@SuperGogo That site is hilarious! I have successfully wasted my morning, thank you.

SuperGogo

@Xaxa Glad you liked it. You are now well armed to channel Gary and Elaine too...they tend to show up and wreak havoc on the Friday Bargain Bin posts.

bangs
bangs

@SuperGogo I have been enjoying their appearances, but didn't know they appeared elsewhere.

frigwiggin

@Xaxa @SuperGogo @Ophelia Oh yes. What we do here is merely an extension of what was already a brilliant idea. One day we should collect our writings and submit them as Gary and Elaine fanfiction to Molly Erdman and see what she says.

noodge

floppy felt hats on short hair - yay or nay? anyone? I feel like it's a "nay"...

backstagebethy

@teenie I'd say yay. Probably even more chic than on long hair?

noodge

@backstagebethy but look at that picture! she looks so retro-beautiful in a 70's way there... short hair just wouldn't look that way.

Faintly Macabre

@teenie Yay! Depending on your hair, you also don't have to worry as much about hat-dents as longhaired people would.

candybeans

@teenie yeah, that sounds pretty Twiggy-like charming to me.
i have beautiful visions of standing in my kitchen, roasting a turkey in those gorgeous pans, with the floppy hat, booty shorts, thigh-high socks, and loafer heels, sipping something with black rimming sugar on it. yes.

Ophelia

@candybeans I hope you're also wearing the stripey sweatshirt!

maevemealone

That Vice box will really cut into my Birkin Budget* this week... But sometimes sacrifices just have to be made.

*(Did anybody else see the myhabit sale of $23k vintage Birkins sell fuck out justlikethat?!)

NeverOddOrEven

@maevemealone Yup. Yup I did. Who the hell has that kind of money?!

maevemealone

@NeverOddOrEven Without even thinking about it!!! Like, OH here they are BANG, drop $23k like that? That blew my mind all over the wall. Admittedly, I was both salivating and nauseous at the same time.

Ophelia

@maevemealone I am the 1%, and THAT is my handbag.

Tragically Ludicrous

So wait, the booze isn't even INCLUDED in the multi-thousand-dollar box? What the fuck, high fashion.

backstagebethy

Oooh I really want one of those fire-space heaters. There is no place to put in in our apartment though. :(

kate.m

I am wearing that striped sweatshirt right now! I love it! Fair warning though - if you are at all tall, the sleeves come to just below the elbow, not just above the wrist as the photo suggests. Anyway, now I feel awesome for sharing Jane's taste in sweatshirts.

punkahontas

@kate.m I have that sweatshirt too! I wore it yesterday for "Spaghetti Sweatpants Night". (An equally festive and lazy event inspired by the disgusting weather.)

hulia

@punkahontas and @kate.m Three 'pinner endorsements? I sense a lunchtime shopping spree in my future.

kariface

This morning I nearly had a breakdown when I realized I reached for the same cardigan I wore the past 3 days. I remembered it was Friday Bargain Bin, and I jus' got paaaaiiiid, and was hoping there'd be some sweaters. Yikes! Boo! Anyone see any good sweaters on sale for cheapy cheap?

Lauren Hoffman@twitter

@kariface I've seen some pretty good stuff on (weirdly enough) Lands' End's "sister store" Canvas's site, and Urban is starting to do fall clearance on its sweaters, too...and there's always Forever 21.

Jane Marie

@kariface there are some good ones on Gap.com right now!

punkahontas

@kariface J.Crew Factory is having 30% off online.

hulia

@kariface Everything at Loft (I refuse to use all caps) is 40% off for the weekend, if that style floats your boat.

New Hoarder

@kariface Esprit Esprit Esprit! The 12-year-old in me ♥♥♥ them so much. They have a 30% of 40% sale *every weekend* and right now I am lusting after item WQ1516 in MUSTARD.

annepersand

@kariface JCrew Factory is having a "sale" on some of it's sweaters, so they're like, $50 a pop, rather than $70. Still not *cheap* though.

aitchess

@Lauren Hoffman@twitter Don't hate on LandsEnd Canvas! It's my new favorite. They have crazy sales all the time and the things I've bought seem quality. Most of it runs small though. As in I'm normally between a 4 and a 6 and have XS dresses and skirts from Canvas.

New Hoarder

@New Hoarder Okay, that was meant to say "a 30% or 40% OFF sale every weekend"

frigwiggin

@New Hoarder No, I like the idea of a 30% of 40% sale. Make the shoppers do the math!

New Hoarder

@figwiggin One time their phone customer service people messed up and gave me 40% off another 40% off of a sale item. It was beautiful. I got a striped Turkish wool (is that a thing?) ♥CARDIGAN♥ for $18- originally priced $100-something.

kariface

Thanks, everyone. Time to spend some monay monaaaay

werewolfbarmitzvah

Somehow that obituary got re-engineered in my head to the tune of "Blue Velvet:" "She wore cheeeeeeeap sweatshirts/Cheaper than sweatshirts was the niiiiiiight..."

bonnbee

@werewolfbarmitzvah Oh man, you have to listen to the k.d. lang/Tony Bennett version of Blue Velvet. It is so gorgeous.

Ophelia

@werewolfbarmitzvah What popped into my head from your comment was "Black Velvet" instead - "Cheap Sweatshirts in that slow Southern style..."

charmcity

Ahh, rimming sugar! Vice box! I'm overwhelmed by dirty joke potential without the skills or brainspace to come up with anything clever.

Faintly Macabre

Was the space heater built by fake Amish people? If not, I'M NOT BUYING.

cliuless

@Faintly Macabre How does one fake being Amish? (genuinely curious at how that would work)

Faintly Macabre

@cliuless There are ads in various places for fake-fire space heaters supposedly handcrafted by Amish people, but the ads are super fake-looking. More generally, though, it happens alll the time in PA--people dress Amish-ish to sell "Amish" goods to tourists.

parallel-lines

@Faintly Macabre Remote control robot horses.

Faintly Macabre

@parallel-lines But how do they hold the nails??

Craftastrophies

@Faintly Macabre There was a Stop Podcasting Yourself ep where they talked about this http://www.maximumfun.org/stop-podcasting-yourself/stop-podcasting-yourself-152-ivan-decker I think they said it seemed legit? But can't listen at work to confirm. All I remember was that the work cafeteria served thanksgiving dinner every day.

yamtoes

My mom got me that fireplace last winter and it made our living room surprisingly cozy. I highly recommend it. Also, I have recently developed a love for (and collection of) striped tops.

tortietabbie

I am immediately going to start referring to my ladyflower as a Vice Box.

atipofthehat

@tortietabbie

Is is anywhere near your rimming sugar?

tortietabbie

@atipofthehat Obviously my boyfriend is bringing the rimming sugar!

ejcsanfran

@tortietabbie: Well then, I'm going to refer to my (redacted) as my "Vise Box."

squid v. whale

2 pairs of socks and that hat later, I now know I'm gonna have a cozy California winter.

dj pomegranate

@squid v. whale I literally just purchased two pairs of socks and the felt hat ALSO so we are like twins except I am in NYC so we are like cross-continental twins.

bonnbee

Yay for nice vases! A very lovely old couple who have been family friends for years just sent my fiance and I a Lenox vase for an engagement gift. At first I was like, "WTF. Where do I put this shit." But a few days later, I snuck it out of the box and gingerly placed it on my desk. It makes me feel so fancy to have a nice fancy vase among all my cheap target and ikea furniture! Like, I'm now the type of person who has nice things that I will pass onto my grandchildren! Who knew!?

Polina

I wouldn't mind having that space heater. We have an actual woodburner and use it as our primary heat source, which is awesome and yet horrible at the same time. Cheap and we can walk around in shorts, but makes our place insanely dry, dusty, and I get lazy about stacking wood.

sweetleah

Whoa Jeffrey Eugenides...wasn't he like a nazi or something? I remember learning in college that he was in favor of castrating all non-white and people that had physical or mental handicaps. He even got somewhere in VT for awhile in the early 1900s :( He succeeded in almost wiping out the indigenous Indian population. Gah!

NeenerNeener

@sweetleah: You must be thinking of a different Eugenides. This one's still alive and this is his new book.

atipofthehat

@sweetleah

Very good, very good! You win a gleaming enamel "black stork" pin.

atipofthehat

@NeenerNeener

Jeffrey Eugenics!

sweetleah

@atipofthehat wait, so am I right or wrong??? I know the name Eugenides is associated with eugenics but maybe I have the first name wrong?

sweetleah

@NeenerNeener and you are so right I am thinking of another Jeffrey Eugnenides. The one that is the good author is awesome- I loved the virgin suicides and middlesex! never made the connection between their names until now! What an unfortunate name to have :(

Polina

@sweetleah "The word eugenics derives from the Greek word eu (good or well) and the suffix -genēs (born)," says Wikipedia.

annepersand

@atipofthehat Thanks, now I'm going to be envisioning a Eugenides-spearheaded eugenics campaign all afternoon. (First they came for the deconstructionists...)

Edith Zimmerman

@sweetleah Mengele? PS I LOVE THOSE TIGHT/SOCKS!

NeenerNeener

@Edith Zimmerman: ALL WINTER LONG!

droderick

Drat, the stripey sweatshirt is sold out! I have one of those fireplaces--mine even has glitter on the fake fire to make it "spark" as orange lights glow behind it.

viviangirl

I'll be honest, normally I love Bargain Bin because I DON'T like most of it. It reminds me that Jane is human and not perfect, and then I feel a little better knowing there's not, like, this ultra perfect robot of amazing out there, but just a cool lady. But aghhhhhhhh, I love so much of this! Now I'll have to spend the rest of my day debating whether I really need 4 pairs of the knee high socks and a hat I probably won't wear but will just try on in front of the mirror a lot.

oh, disaster

Thank you thank you for the heads up on the Barnes & Noble sale. I'm at the end of a very long list at the library for The Marriage Plot.

Loz
Loz

@andrea disaster I'm number 471 on my lib's list. Hopefully it gets to me before I die.

Ellie

Ack, all the vases I've owned HAVE appeared like magic. The only one I ever bought is $4 from HEB while I have two or three expensive fancy ones I got from florists. I think the secret is to have your parents send you flowers from a fancy florist. Now I feel worried because I may have given my nice vases away when I moved out of Chicago and I didn't realize how rare it is that they DO appear like magic!

thisisunclear

J'adore thigh-high socks!! I'm so short I call them my "crotchless tights," which no one else seem to find as funny as I do (wah-wah)

thebestjasmine

Is this a good place to play the "What should I do with the Sephora gift card that I got for my birthday?" game? I kind of want to replenish my eye makeup, but Nars discontinued (sob) the duo that I loved and is now mostly all gone. It feels like it's more responsible to put it toward some great face cream that will make my skin 100% on Jane's magic machine, but then what about buying an awesome red lipstick for fall? Please advise, Hairpinners!

Jane Marie

@thebestjasmine MAGNEFFECT NAIL POLISH IN EVERY COLOR. it's better than you can imagine.

thebestjasmine

@Jane Marie Ahhh, that kind of freaks me out, Jane! Plus, I always have bad results with expensive polish and curse that I spent more than $4 on any bottle. Shouldn't I find some sort of eye cream/night cream/magic wrinkle preventing device?

chunk lite

@thebestjasmine
re: Red lipstick - I'm not sure what kind of reds tend to work for you, but my favorite red in the whole dang world is http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P269022&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=3865 in "Fiery". It's a matte, classic red. like, red as hell. and it stays on until for basically your entire life. I have tried a MILLION red liptstics, but this one in particular I am evangelical about. Give it a go!

p.s- I too, want to know what I can put on my face to look dewy and fresh and not like the crypt keeper!

Hellcat

YAY! MORE THIGH-HIGH SOCKS FOR ME... now that some you guys have convinced me that I can do it, even at my age!

dj pomegranate

@Hellcat I swear by thigh high socks. I love them so much all the time. Thigh highs for everyone!

sophi

Those UO socks are EXACTLY what I have been looking for since last fall, BUT I have kind of chunky legs/thighs and I know for a fact that those things won't come up as high as I want them to because UO doesn't care about people with chunky thighs! If anyone has recommendation for thigh-highs that will actually fit me, I am all ears!

le mango

@sophi Go to sockdreams.com, they always give good fit and stay-up-ability information, and also free shipping for always!
p.s. these look pretty great-- http://www.sockdreams.com/products/socks/thigh-highs/extraordinarily-longer-thigh-high

dj pomegranate

@le mango Second vote for sockdreams. As I am a thigh high sock addict (See above post, don't judge) I can vouch for them.

Terror of the 416

In Canadaland, the UO site redirects to this effing Quebecois nonsense no matter what I do. Does anyone know if this is an online only deal? Because mama needs some crotchless tights this winter.

poorplayer

Okay, I just bought the shit out of those madewell jeans. I am having some sliiiight buyers remorse. Anyone care to reassure a 5'4 gal with both the t and the a that these jeans can look awesome somehow? Particularly in the "not like my mother" sort of somehow?

Judi Stroh@facebook

@Lauren Hayes@facebook My 5'4" self just bought them too, less buyer's remorse cuz I tried them on at the store last night — still regular price there — and MAN they looked hawt. a it up! (full disclosure I'm in love with mary tyler moore...)

chunk lite

@thebestjasmine
re: Red lipstick - I'm not sure what kind of reds tend to work for you, but my favorite red in the whole dang world is http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P269022&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=3865 in "Fiery". It's a matte, classic red. like, red as hell. and it stays on until for basically your entire life. I have tried a MILLION red lipsticks, but this one in particular I am evangelical about. Give it a go!

p.s- I too, want to know what I can put on my face to look dewy and fresh and not like the crypt keeper!

Sabrah

I'm so confused about the vice box. Sooooo confused.

fondue with cheddar

Black Rimming Sugar: food item or porn title?

poorplayer

UPDATE: Those Madewell pants are The Best Pants. For absolute serious. I was worried, as I'm a lady of shape, shall we say. I'm also 5'4, with teeny tiny midget legs. THEY LOOKED AMAZING. So happy. Now, if only Jane could enlighten this lady of the proper garments to pair with high waisted, wide legged pants... :>

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