Category: Fashion

Discounts For Recycling

Celebrate Earth Day with these great offers from companies committed to the environment. BeFrugal has noticed a growing trend right now for some stores to offer a discount to shoppers who donate or recycle items. Here are 4 examples: a. Donate clothing (from any brand) at H&M and get a discount voucher for a future H&M purchase. You’ll get a 15% off coupon for the item of your choice for each bag of clothes you donate (with a limit two bags per day) b. Instead of throwing it away, bring in your old hair…

I Promise To Love, Honor, And Have A Discount Wedding

Your wedding day is a great opportunity to acknowledge that you are in love, starting out of a new path, and have the attention of everyone in the room. First choice, decide how many.  There are two options, just the immediate family or 150 guests. How do I get to that equation? Everyone who has invited you to their wedding, your cousins, your neighbors, your family’s neighbors, and there are two of you-so unless one of you was found on the doorstep of an orphanage or raised by wolves-double all numbers. If you are going to…

Bloomingdales – Still The Greatest

Now you might wonder why a Frugal Diva would cross the threshold of an upscale department store. Here’s why – fantastic sale, coupons that give you $25 off for every $100 that you spend, and the need for a new dress for a very special occasion.  So at the Beverly Center Bloomies, I went to the 3rd floor ready to just walk in and walk out.  These clothes looked perfect if you were young, thin, and trendy. Luckily for me, I was helped by Pamela Ruday (if I misspelled your name, please email me and I will correct…

UNIQLO

UNIQLO started in Japan with well priced, well made clothes and accessories for men, women, kids, and toddlers.  In San Francisco, the line was blocks long when they debuted.  With only five brick and mortar stores in the USA, they have finally opened an online shopping site. Light weight cold weather vests and jackets in a variety of colors are one of their specialties. They have all the basics covered and then some choices of eye popping yellows, pinks, and oranges for a total of 17 colors. They look slim cut however there is a chart that goes up to…

Nordstrom Sales Schedule

In order to boost their online sales, Nordstroms is going to a free standard shipping/free returns policy (this does not apply to the Nordstrom’s Rack or international shipping). While usually pricey, there are bargains to be had at Nordstroms.  When the sale happens, look for well made basics and classics that will last for many seasons to come.  Outerwear that those of us in Los Angeles can keep forever and that basic dress you need a few times a year. Check out the children’s department for cute bags and hair accessories that work for adults…

Finding the Best Back to School Clothing Deals!

Today we have a guest post from Jason DeCosta who writes about shopping and parenting. Although the beginning of the academic school year can prove an unwelcome jostling to most kid’s peace of mind, parents relish in the back to school sales. Adding to the laundry list of necessary items for back to school season – books, pens, and folders – many parents scramble to locate the best deals on back to school clothes for their kids. This article will outline some general strategies to employ alongside some specific stores to frequent in order to locate the most…

H & M

A new chain has been quietly coming to town.  H & M, originally from Sweden, has stores all over Los Angeles including the Beverly Center, Century City, Third Street Promenade, and the Americana in Glendale. They have taken the concept of inexpensive fashion and moved it into the stratosphere with choices for women, men, teens, and kids.  This is the store for those who need to be dressed at the office and like to be fashion forward.  When they say to dress for your next position, start here. While most of the selections are trendy, keep an eye out for…