If you're a fan of J.Crew, and you don't know about J.Crew Aficionada, let me introduce you. It's a blog site for anyone obsessed with this iconic brand, where you can find out about the latest deals, promotion codes, and lots more.
The newest postings alerted me to something I already knew—the sale racks in the stores had shrunken down to nada. But it also told me that the final sale on the website had tons of new offerings. So that's where all the clearance stuff went! Of course, I had to check it out. Click on the FAQ section to find out how to post blogs and sign up for regular alerts.
Here are a couple of other blog sites I'm obsessed with:
Anthropologie After you've perused the current offerings (and don't miss the sale items), which to me, is as much fun as browsing in the real store, click on Anthropologie the magazine at the top. Sure, it's just another way to market the store's great merchandise, but they do it in a lifestyle kind of way that I find very appealing, like little, cute ways to give your home a lift. You'll also find recipes, videos, staff favorite picks, and lots more to keep you inspired and engaged.
West Elm For more decorating inspiration, check out West Elm's blog called Front & Main. I love looking at the before-and-afters, reading the mini interviews with hot designers, and also being in on all the newsy tidbits of store promotions, like the tie-in to Etsy pop up stores in some cities—unfortunately, not mine.
If you have a favorite blog for finding deals and inspiration, please do share. I'd love to know about it.