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Have you ever wished you had a personal shopper?  Someone who would scout out the best deals on your favorite designers?  Well now you do with the website Shop It To Me.

Here’s how it works: 

1)  Setup a free account by clicking here

2)  Select your favorite apparel brands (such as Theory, Prada, Armani, Ella Moss, Juicy Couture, Seven Jeans, DKNY, or BCBG) and sizes

3)  Then sit back and let the deals come to you!

It’s that easy.  Shop It To Me will scour the websites of leading retailers like Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales, Banana Republic, Gap, Zappos and Bluefly and send you a Salemail™ – a daily or weekly email summary of which new items go on sale in your size.

The service is completely free and you can choose how often you receive emails.  Click here to check out the website.  If you’re not on Shop It To Me, you’re totally missing out.  It’s marvelous!

When it comes to selecting a gift for that special man in your life, you may find yourself at a loss.  Let’s face it; men are just difficult to shop for. Marvelous Girl has taken the stress out of holiday shopping by finding gifts for him that are sure to please but won’t burn a hole in your wallet:

 BUTTON DOWN in Black, from Company 81 ($42.00) – The highest quality in fabric, style and wash gives this shirt a vintage feel he is sure to love at a price you can afford.  Clothing from Company 81’s collection have been seen on dozens of celebrities, including Sex in the City’s Blair Underwood, The Hills’ Brody Jenner, E! News’ Jason Kennedy, to just name a few.

TITAN 6 for men by ShaveMate ($9.99) –  For some reason, men just light up when given shaving products.  With six precisely lined blades, this razor will give your man the closest shave possible.   One of the greatest features of this product is that it has shaving cream right in the handle, making traveling easier and eliminating the rust ring in the shower. 

GRAND RESERVE – Robusto Natural 5 pk of cigars, from Gurkha Cigars ($48.50) – Nothing puts a smile on a man’s face like cigars.  So why not impress your him with these flagship cigars from Gurkha Cigars.  Infused with Louis XIII cognac and handmade from the finest tobaccos, he’ll truly enjoy the rich, creamy flavor with a hint of spice and a pleasantly light finish found in these cigars.

CLASSIC TAG-FREE CREW NECK – 6 pack, from Jockey ($40) – Men can never have too many undershirts and at this price how can you pass them up?  The tag-free, relaxed fit crew neck wears well under dress shirts or stands alone for a laid-back style.  Recession or not, this is a gift that will forever be on both his needs and wants lists.

LAPTOP ESSENTIALS KIT from BrookStone ($49.95) – If your man loves technology he’ll blow a gasket for this gift.  This item is one of BrookStone’s best sellers because it has six tools that make his out-of-office laptop use much more convenient.

For the second year running, this will be a make or break holiday for retailers, as many cannot survive another season of suppressed sales.  With total gift sales forecasted to decline 2.6 percent this Christmas season, “necessity gift” like clothing will be the only growth category, according to industry research IBISWorld.

“Clothing is the only gift category to see growth this year because it serves a dual purpose,” said Toon van Beeck, senior analyst with IBISWorld.  “Parents are using this Christmas season as an excuse to update their children’s wardrobes, still filling space under the tree and ultimately saving money in the long run.”

As the biggest retail category, clothing represents 18.6 percent of total Christmas gift sales in 2009, at $81.91 billion.  Discount and convenient retailers like Zappos and Kohl’s will continue to see strong sales volumes, as consumers move away from higher-end goods to more value-added purchases.

However, brand name products and celebrity labels are going to fare poorly this year, while basic clothing items are expected to perform well.  Overall, clothes are expected to rebound from their dismal performance a year ago – which was among the worst Christmas retailing seasons this century.

If it’s possible, here at Marvelous Girl we’re even more excited about Rodarte’s line coming to Target than we were about Anna Sui!

The clothes are edgy, yet chic and sophisticated.  And the best part is that the items are so reasonably priced.   The collection is available in stores on Dec. 20 – we can’t wait! 

Get the look:

1)  Lace-Print Dress in Tan, $34.99; Lace Cardigan in Tan, also available in Black or Mustard, $29.99; Bow Belt in Gray Leopard, also available in Black or Yellow Leopard, $12.99; Lace Tights in Black, $12.99

2) Lace Cardigan in Mustard, also available in Black or Tan, $29.99; Lace Cami in Black, also available in Mustard, Magenta or Peach, $19.99; Lace and Tulle Skirt in Mustard, $29.99; Bow Belt in Black, also available in Gray Leopard or Yellow Leopard, $12.99; Lace Tights in Black, $12.99

3)  Sequin Dress in Gray Leopard, $44.99; Lace Cardigan in Black, also available in Mustard or Tan, $29.99; Bow Belt in Gray Leopard, also available in Black or Yellow Leopard, $12.99; Lace Tights in Black, $12.99

4)  Slip Dress in Black, also available in Mustard or Peach, $39.99; Bow Belt in Yellow Leopard, also available in Black or Gray Leopard, $12.99; Lace Tights in Black, $12.99

Victoria Beckham has taken her denim and eyewear collection in-house, and has overhauled and renamed each,  according  to Women’s Wear Daily. The new styles will make their debut Wednesday on Net-a-porter.com and at a few select stores.

Industry sources estimate the Victoria Beckham dress, denim and sunglass business will ring up $7.5 million in sales next year. In an interview with the paper, Beckham opens up about her hectic schedule (she recently spent the day chaperoning 40 six-year-olds on a field trip), the competition and her drive to succeed.

On being a perfectionist: “It’s about doing things gradually and building the brand in a strategic way. It’s about finding the right time, the right team. With everything that I do, I will only do it after I’ve done all my homework. I really am a perfectionist, and I don’t want to rush anything. It’s not just about putting my name on a product and getting it out there. That’s not what is important to me.”

On her biggest competition: “I’m my competition. I want to do better next season than I did this season. And I’m sure the season after that I will want to beat myself again.”

On what helped shape her into the businesswoman she is today: “I’ve always been driven. I was mentally and physically bullied when I was at school and that gave me a very thick skin…The only reason for me bringing that up is I have always been a fighter. I have always had to work very, very hard with everything I do. That is just my work ethic…That’s my DNA.”

To read the full article and see the collection, click here.

I always want to buy wool sweaters because of the warmth but I can’t stand the itchiness of the material.  Recently I got to try Merino Wool from Ibex Outdoor Clothing and I was surprised.  The fabric is so soft and silky, you’d never know it was wool!

What’s the secret?  The fabric is a temperature-regulating, anti-microbial masterwork of nature.  Ibex uses finer weaves, with improved designs, by pairing it off with complementary fibers.

Because the wool’s natural temperature-regulating and moisture-managing properties give you next-to-skin comfort, the fabric can be worn in warmer weather as well as cooler times of the year.  And the best part is that it’s machine washable!

The sweater pictured is the Women’s Rossa Hood ($49) available at  www.ibexwear.com.  If you want the warmth of wool without the itch, you have to try these products!

Nadia Nour eco-friendly clothingI love eco-friendly clothing, but it’s so difficult to find stylish pieces that don’t leave you looking like a unkempt hippie.  That’s why I love the 100 percent organic clothing line by Nadia Nour, which combines style, sophistication and comfort, all while being earth-friendly.

Online dress retailer, eDressMe.com, is now exclusively carrying Nadia Nour.   To celebrate the launch of the collection, eDressMe.com will be offering 50 percent off NEW styles from Friday, July 10th – July 31.   So now you can get a fabulous cocktail dress and save the environment at the same time…proving you really are supergirl!

ABOUT NADIA NOUR
Each piece is made with organic and vintage materials, produced locally in New York’s garment district. Nadia’s love of dresses and skirts is apparent in her collection. Each piece is highly stylized, structured, soft, feminine and flirty.


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