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New to NPSM and Fun for Summer Retailers

Posted on July 28th, 2009 by Mire in adidas, at&t, avenue.com, bebe, brooks brothers, corporate responsibility, cost plus world market, edun, kate spade 0 Comments

Midsummer is upon us and if you’re anything like me, the last place you want to be during the hottest of the summer months, is cooped up inside of a stuffy mall trying to find bargains for all your summer and back-to-school needs.  Summer 2009 is all about getting out-doors and enjoying the weather while at-the-same-time staying connected and informed. It’s about being savvy, saving money and finding creative ways to make the most of your dollar. So this year, sip your morning coffee while perusing nonprofitshoppingmall.com’s newest retailers (there’s a little something for everybody) and help yourself keep life simple… shop, click, give – then get out and enjoy your day!

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EDUN is a socially conscious clothing company that launched in the spring of 2005 by Ali Hewson and Bono. The company’s primary goals are to create beautiful clothes using ethical working conditions and to help create long-term sustainable employment in the developing world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Exquisitely designed, comfy organic cotton fabrics and sustainable business practices make indulging in Edun an irresistible pleasure. We are happy to have Edun on-board!

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All I know is that my chosen nonprofit group is likely to make A LOT of money from this newly added retailer – just from my shopping alone! All my glasses, plates, napkins, patio furniture, rugs and bath-towels are straight from Cost Plus World Market, it’s truly one of my favorite stores!!! If you’ve never shopped here before you MUST check it out. All your summer hosting needs can be met here and are certain to impress. Be sure to take a look at their gourmet food and wine selections too!!!

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Looking for the perfect summer kicks? Wear Adidas and stay classic. Choose from brightly colored tennis shoes, Vespa-riding subtle styles and even sporty sandals. Don’t just walk – Make an impression!

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With the digital age in full swing many of us are streamlining our lives by organizing our devices and marrying our many accounts. One simple way to do this is by choosing AT&T as your digital cable, Internet server and cell/home phone service provider. They have some of the most sought after mobile devices (they carry the iphone exclusively in the US) while offering competitive rates and services for their newly launched U-verse.

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Adorable yet wearable summer fashions at a great price – that’s what you’ll find at avenue.com. Comfortable, sexy and won’t break the bank, avenue is a breath of fresh air in a world full of girl’s clothing with a queen’s price tag.

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Bebe.com has some especially beautiful items this summer. Their playful use of texture and motion has resulted in a collection that feels as much like summer as it looks. Enjoy tactile adventures and bring fabulous to wherever you go.

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If you want timeless design mixed with long-lasting quality then Kate Spade is the brand for you. The purse she carries say’s a lot about the woman… and when carrying Kate Spade you’re saying smart, sophisticated while keeping a certain girlish charm. Kate Spade knows that less is more and that you can make your statement without having to shout. Find the perfect handbag and don’t forget to take a look at her clothing and shoe collections too!!!

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Men, are you finding yourself digging through old garment bags trying to piece together your old stand-by suit for this season’s parties? Every spring and summer you know you’ll be going to various weddings and events where you’ll have to look your best. So why not get ahead of the game? With the Brooks Brothers’ summer sale you have the perfect excuse to splurge on yourself and get a new suit – one that isn’t so old it’s qualifies as “retro”.  Suit Up boys!

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Jasmine’s Summer Retail Picks

Posted on July 27th, 2009 by Mire in boden, corporate responsibility, kids clothing, old navy, piperlime, the gap 0 Comments

Summer is upon us and to me that means fun with fashion. All year long I look forward to those warm summer days that allow me to frolic around in my tube dresses and funky wedge sandals. It’s even more exciting to play dress up with my chic little 9-year-old daughter. Below are some highlights of my daughter’s favorite styles and mine this season. I would particularly like to spotlight Boden as my top pick for the best summer apparel for kids.

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Hotchpotch Sundress $24.00
Made of 100% cotton, here is a completely charming dress, which works brilliantly over a t-shirt in the spring or without when it’s hotter.

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Surf Suit $31.00
The sun is fun but being burnt isn’t. This adorable little surf suit is perfect for those summer beach days and provides great sun protection. Not to mention, every boy loves to look like a pirate these days and skulls will always be in fashion.

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Baby Surf Suit $28.00
Your baby might not be riding the waves yet but that’s no reason not to invest in this dashing surf suit. Best worn over a swim nappy, the surf suit is exceedingly well thought out, machine washable and providing good coverage in the sun. Provides Sun Protection, UPF 40+ & is quick drying and conforms to EN standards and makes your babies bum look cute.

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Summer fashion means more than just easy breezy cottons and bathing suits. As we grow closer to September many of us are planning our back to school shopping. We have our checklists….blouses, dresses, pants, shorts, jackets, uniforms (for some) and last but most definitely not least, the kids need a good pair of shoes. As parents we are inclined to buy the “sensible” shoe over the “trendy” shoe. At Piperlime you will find a huge variety of sensibly trendy shoes, and many of them at a fraction of the competitive cost. You’re children will think you’re the coolest and you can feel confident that you’re money was well spent.

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Old Navy is somehow always ahead of the curve when it comes to children’s fashion. Everything they have to offer makes me wish they made it in my size. From tops to shoes to swimsuits to accessories, Old Navy is a one stop shopping experience for the entire family. Just look at my picks below. The best part is Old Navy is so affordable and they have fantastic sales all-year round.

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For many years I resisted the coolness that is The Gap. When it comes to decorating myself I tend to flock towards more of the “do-it-yourself” style. Then I became a mom and the rest is history. I can’t deny that The Gap has irresistibly cute rags for the little ones. My daughter struts proudly in her sundresses and mini totes from The Gap. She may not look like me in my cut up t-shirts and restored vintage wear, but trust me, she gets more looks than I do for her sassy get ups.

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