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February 25, 2011

JC Penney adds new designer lines

JC Penney's stores in South Florida are now featuring two new designer lines: Barcelona-based MNG from Mango and an exclusive shoe line, Call It Spring, from The ALDO Group.

I'm not surprised: Today at lunch I spied a woman wearing a flattering top and complimented her on it: "It's from JC Penney's," she told me.

Now, the department store is adding these new designer lines, and they are as welcome as spring. I spotted this cute, very South Florida, dress by MNG from Mango on its website for $87. And these Call It Spring wedges, for $39, would go nicely with the dress.

Browse the new collections at JC Penney.



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February 23, 2011

'Project Runway' winner designs for INC at Macy's

IRENA_FOR_INC_2011_Dres%20%2499%20Shoe%20%2498.jpgSpring has sprung at Macy's with designs for INC International Concepts by Irina Shabayeva, "Project Runway’s" Season Six winner.

Shabayeva, who illustrated her mastery of fit and proportion on the hit Lifetime reality show, worked with INC on a new concept in sportswear that evolves out of movement and dance.

The line includes form-fitting dresses and separates, notably tops, skirts, jackets and denim. To finish the look, Irina for INC includes dance inspired footwear that ranges from Ponte slipper platforms and ribbon tied espadrilles.

She incorporates bold color blocking on shifts, dresses, and tunics. Vibrant jersey tops and skirts are paired with army anoraks; black and white body con dresses are embellished with exposed zippers, while flirty lace confectionary designs are embellished with jeweled beading.

The collection is now in 50 Macy’s stores including Town Center at Boca Raton. Aventura Mall, Dadeland Mall and Miami International Mall and on

Tops range in price from $49–$99, pants & denim range from $79–$129, skirts from $89–$119, dresses range from $99–$169 and outerwear from $119–$159. Footwear will be available at $98.

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February 16, 2011

Art and decor deals at moving sale

South Florida artist Pat Anderson is moving some of her art and decor to a new loft gallery in Islamorada. Pat spent years sailing with her husband Pete, who passed away in 2008. She's known for her island-themed watercolor paintings.

Before the truck leaves, Anderson is having a big sale on Monday, Feb. 28. There will be art, decor, cruise wear and gifts on clearance at My Own Cruising Journal, 2424 N. Federal Hwy, Lighthouse Point. Call 954-785-7980 for directions or more information.
Anderson's new gallery is


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February 15, 2011

Anthropologie's wedding line is for the daring

BHLDN%20wedding%20gown.jpgAthropologie has launched its wedding line,, and it is for the bride who likes dressing out of the ordinary.

BHLDN, which offers wedding gowns, bridal party dresses, jewelry and other accessories, features white, ivory, champagne, gray and even print wedding gowns. One of the prettiest is this eyelet sheath, for $1,000.

If you want to be unique, it's worth browsing: BHLDN.

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February 10, 2011

Free rose with chocolate purchase at Kilwin's

Kilwins%20valentines.pngGet a free long-stemmed rose for your sweetie with a chocolate purchase over $40 at Kilwin's Chocolates and Ice Cream Shop, at The Shoppes at Pembroke Pines, I-75 and Pines Boulevard. Offer good until Valentine's Day, Feb. 14.

Or, save 15% on chocolate-covered strawberries at Kilwin's if you order by Thursday, Feb. 10.

My preference is the chocolate-covered strawberries (hint, hint)....

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February 9, 2011

20% off at Kohl's through Thursday


Don't know what to wear for that Valentine's date? Head to Kohl's today or Thursday where everything, including party dresses, is 20 percent off.

Do you prefer classic red or the little black dress? Always the latter for me. How about a combination? This cute little number from Elle is a floral satin strapless dress for only $29.99 on sale.

You might find a Valentine gift for your sweetie at Kohl's as well.

If you choose to shop online, go to and use code ACT420.

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February 4, 2011

Anthropologie to launch bridal line Feb. 14

anthropologie%20wedding%20dress.jpgA heads up to all you women thinking like Kate and planning a wedding: Athropologie is introducing a wedding line, BHLDN, on, behold, Feb. 14th.

BHLDN, which at this point only gives you an opportunity to sign up for their e-mail notifications, will offer bridal and wedding party dresses and accessories.

Anthropologie always has unusual clothing so if you're a bride looking for something different, put it on your list. It won't be cheap, but then what wedding is?

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About the authors
Doreen Christensen has never paid full price for anything. If there is a way to save on something, she will find it and share how you can save, too. Doreen is a senior reporter covering consumer news, health, beauty and features for the online and print editions of the Sun Sentinel. A 32-year veteran of the newspaper, she previously was a senior copy editor on the universal copy desk. Doreen spends her time off hunting bargains, clipping coupons, gardening and traveling.

Justine Griffin covers retail and marine business for the Sun Sentinel. She is a Tampa Bay native who graduated from the University of Central Florida in 2010. After spending a year covering crime in St. Augustine, Fla., she moved to Fort Lauderdale and made the switch to business journalism. When she’s not writing, she’s riding horses and spending time with her whippet puppy, Josie.

Marcia Heroux Pounds is the Sun Sentinel's workplace columnist when she's not shopping for shoes. She also writes about small business, which allows her to visit many of South Florida's unique shops and boutiques.

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