Friday, December 16, 2005

Creating & Sharing a Shoebuy Wish List

Picture this: It's Christmas morning and you're sitting next to the tree, surrounded by the people you love. As you eye the mound of presents in front of you, anticipation hang over your head like last night's egg nog binge. You think to yourself, "what am I going to get this year? I hope I get that pair of boots I've been eyeing since October. Or that sexy red tote. Or..." Jittery with excitement, you start opening the boxes. Ten minutes later, you're sitting there surrounded by shredded wrapping paper and bows with 2 pairs of day-glo socks, a nose hair trimmer, a miniature ceramic cow, some sort of brooch-like thing that is big enough to mortally wound someone, and not one, not two, but three bedazzled sweaters with big fuzzy snowmen on them. Dazed and confused, you sit there and wonder what had just happened. Dissappointment slowly changes into anger, and then resentment. "How could these people not know what I want? And what in the world am I supposed to do with three bedazzled snowmen sweaters?" As you start cursing the inventor of the bedazzler, it hits you: "I should have made a wishlist. I should have told them exactly what I wanted." Of course, by then it's too late. If we have learned anything from scenes like these, it's that sometimes you need to very specific about what you want. While most humans are yet to develop the ability to read minds, has developed a wish list feature that enables you to pick out what you want, all the way down to the size and color, and send the list to your friends and family. It's private, so only the people you choose can see the list. And, you can include your shipping address so that they can purchase your gift and have it shipped to you directly! Since shipping is always free, it's easy and fast! To send wish hints, simply go to and begin shopping. When you find something you like, just add it to your card like you would when you're purchasing something. Once you have found everything you want to add, go to your cart and click on the "Send a Gift Hint" button on the bottom, at which point you will be directed to the page below. Fill out the form, preview it, and send it! It's that easy. The recipients will receive an email with a link to your list. They can either click on a product and purchase it, or they can add all the products to their cart and purchase them at once! Use this feature for the holidays, birthdays, baby showers, graduation, or any other special occasions! No matter how you use it or when you use it, you'll be sure to always get exactly what you want! Set up a wish list at Shoebuy today!


Thursday, December 15, 2005

Shoebuy Gift Certificates at!

Everyone knows that gift certificates are the gifts that always fit, so why not make purchasing these little cards of perfection even easier? You can buy all the gift certificates you need at, including gift certificates! The best part? If you purchase a Shoebuy gift certificate through, you will receive a coupon for 15% off any purchase at! So essentially, you get something for giving. Not bad, I must say! For more information, click on the image on the left or go to the page at Remember, you still have the chance to win a $100 Gift Certificate by registering at Simply go to and fill out the form. You'll be entered in the weekly draw and will begin to receive exclusive promotions and offers via email!


Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Because a girl can never have too many bags...

A slew of new products have been added to, and here are my top 5 picks out of the handbags: Anuschka Contemporary Hobo – Retro Orange Lotus A beautiful eye-catching hobo bag by Anuschka, a brand known for it’s gorgeous hand-painted bags and wallets, this bag gives boho chic an international flavor. Featuring an exotic lotus design on the front, this bold-hued bag has a top-zip entry with a short handle, as well as a rear zip pocket. On the inside you’ll find a multi-function zip pocket, a cell phone pocket and a dog-hook key holder. Looks great with a contrasting outfit! Atlantic Luggage Infinity® EX Satchel Tote A beautiful, roomy tote with a zipper closure, the EX Satchel by Atlantic Luggage is a great bag for work. The comfort carry handles are long enough to fit over the shoulder, making it convenient as a commuter bag. A mesh pocket and key clip inside make it easy to locate accessories. Made of 1682 Denier Ballistic Nylon for durability. Shown in black; also available in brick. Milleni PL4775 A triple compartment document tote that makes a great accessory to your new suit! The simple, structured design hints at elegance and sophistication. On the outside, there are full length pockets with zip entry. The main compartment has a magnetic snap entry. The inside features a handy cell phone pocket and a rear zip. Available in red, genuine Italian leather. Elka Vermouth F51666 This uniquely designed bag is a sure sign that you’re not afraid to make a fashion statement. A great leather bag with long handles, the Vermouth is evidence that designer chic doesn’t have to mean breaking your bank account. The inside is lined with fabric and contains a wall zip pocket, credit card slots and a handy cell phone pocket. Available in three great colors: black (shown), olive and red. CalPak Gwenivere Although it has no relation to the Medieval damsel (or Keira Knightly, at that), this trendy shoulder bag gives you the chance to explore the sporty side of life! It measures 14" x 12" x 4.5" and is constructed from satin micro fiber, which allows it to be easily cleaned. The bag features a roomy main compartment and a full organizer on the inside flap, as well as an extra side zippered pocket. The Gwenivere bag also comes with a detachable non-slip shoulder strap and self-repairing Excel zippers. Shown in pink; also available in black and chocolate.


Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Must-Have Accessories for Warm Weather Getaways

Everyone agrees that the best way to avoid the winter blues is to escape to a faraway exotic locale, preferably one that includes sunshine and palm trees. As you plan for that warm weather getaway, you come to the conclusion that you need to look absolutely fabulous. That means beachworthy sandals, bright handbags and lots of tank tops. Unfortunately, finding these things in the middle of winter can be a bit of a pain; everyone around you is screaming "winter! cold! fur! jackets!", but you need anything but those things! So what do you do? Shop online. The best part about online shopping, especially at, is that no matter what you need and when you need it, we have it in stock. The fast and free shipping helps too, especially if you need these vacation must-haves fast. With that in mind, here are some great warm weather accessories that make any getaway nothing less than comfortable and cool. Not going anywhere for the holiday season? Then use this as an excuse to ogle some great fashions that you'll see in the upcoming spring and summer seasons and possibly even snap some up before your friends do. I suppose it pays to think ahead, right? Enjoy! FOOTWEAR: Women's Aerosoles Spray Tan A far cry from the fake implications of the name, these brand new sandals from Aerosoles are anything but fake. A simple sandal in smooth leather with no stitching detail proves that less is more, while the elastic gore at the instep ensures a snug fit. Suede-wrapped contour footbed and extra-cushioned insole for added comfort. Has a 3 ¼ inch stacked heel. Shown here in red leather; also available in black, brown and tan leather. Women's Tommy Bahama Via Dolce This delicate, sexy thong sandal by Tommy Bahama is a great addition to any vacation wardrobe. The pleasant neutral color enables it to be worn with just about anything. It features a kidskin upper with a suede leaf detail on the front straps. The padded footbed and stacked leather high heel ensure comfort. Women's Tommy Hilfiger Iris What's a trip to the beach without a great pair of colorful flip-flops? This cute pair by Tommy Hilfiger features hibiscus and pineapple print on the footbed, with a clear jelly upper thong strap. The outsole color matches the darker footbed color. Shown here in blue/light blue; also available in tea rose/candy (pink), yellow/white, and white/navy. Women's Daffodils Twinkle The Twinkle by Daffodils is a slightly dressier flat sandal that compliments summer evening attire. It features a flat leather footbed with an upper strap and an individual toe strap. Both straps are made of manmade snakeskin and embellished with tasteful rhinestone beading for a little sparkle. BAGS/TOTES: Women's Green Street Designs Wellesley Stripes - Turquoise/Blue A great beach vacation demands a great beach tote. This bold, striped straw tote features fun color combinations for spring and summer. A remarkable durable bag, the Wellesley Stripes tote bag is closed with magnetic snap closures, and the handles are leather with leather bindings. The inside has matching lining, a 7" back wall zipper, and two open pockets for a cell phone and laptop. Handle drop length is 10". Shown here in turquoise/blue; also available in fuschia/orange. Women's THE SAK Modern Classics Satchel 4520 A cheerful, soft-knit satchel bag by The SAK, this hot pink number looks great with a contrasting monochromatic outfit. The bag features microfiber trim and bottom risers, and is enclosed with a top zipper. The inside has contrast striped lining, an inside zipper pocket, a cell phone pocket, and multifunction pockets with 3 card slots. The double straps are adjustable with nickel "O" rings and buckles. Also available in black. Women's Green Street Designs Grosgrain Marina Tote - Pink/Black A classic beach canvas beach tote, the Marina features genuine double-layered grosgrain ribbons with a stripe front and matching solid color backs. Generously sized to carry your spring and summer needs, this bag can take you from sun up to sun down. The top closes with a magnetic snap and a zipper. The inside has a 7.5" back wall zipper. The handle drop length is 8". Shown here in pink/black stripes; also available in blue polka dot, lime polka dot, and pink/white stripes. Clava AG16 Nantucket Cabin Bag What's a getaway without a getaway bag? This beautiful colored leather getaway bag is a great way to carry all your travel necessities when heading off on vacation. The bag features accents and piping with contrast stitching to match color of leather. The interior is fully lined with an interior pocket and an interior organizer (pen loops, card slots, cell phone pocket). In addition to the carry handles, this bag also has adjustable, detachable padded shoulder straps. The bottom has protective feet to ensure your lovely bag doesn't get dirty. Measures 12"x26"x11 at widest point. The bag is made of extremely soft and supple leather and has antiqued brass fittings. Comes with a 12 month limited warranty on parts and workmanship. Shown here in vachetta blue; also available in vachetta green.


Monday, December 12, 2005

Great Winter Accessories at Shoebuy

The trees are bare, the air is brisk and chilly and the days are getting shorter. That means only one thing: winter is here, and it's not going anywhere in a hurry. Remember when winter fashion involved covering every inch of your body with the thickest, heaviest clothing possible? Thank goodness those days are gone. Winter fashion has evolved over the years, thanks to technological advances in fabric. Now you can be chic and warm at the same time, without looking like a wookie. On the other hand, it doesn't mean you should completely forgo all your winter classics. Mix winter classics with the hottest in today's outerwear. You can pair a three-quarters length wool coat with a fuzzy scarf and gloves, or a form-fitting down filled jacket with jeans and sheepskin boots. Keeping that in mind, here's a sampling of some great accessories for winter, all available at Shoebuy: Women's The North Face Apparel CLR Nuptse Jacket – One of The North Face’s most popular jackets. This highly compressible, down jacket has superior warmth-to-weight ratio for cold conditions. It also features a taffeta emergency hood and double-layer taffeta on the shoulder to keep you warmest where you need it. Inside, you’ll find an internal zippered horizontal pocket with jacket stows, while the outside has two hand pockets. The cuffs are adjustable with Velcro® straps. Shown in pink perfection. Women's Lowe Alpine Apparel Rush Jacket – A great jacket for those of you lucky enough to live in less harsh weather. The hood can be rolled down and volume adjusted, and has an elasticized draw cord for a snug fit at the hem. The outside has two external venting chest pockets and Watershed™ seamless shoulders to keep you dry. The cuffs are adjustable. This jacket has a unique capability that enables the jacket to pack into chest pocket for storage. You can even clip it onto your pack with the loop that’s provided. The shaped hem gives increased leg movement. The full-length front zipper has a storm flap and an intermittent hook and loop. Lightweight cord locks. Shown in angel blue; also available in watermelon. Salomon Socks Fusion – The perfect pair of socks to survive the chilliest of weather, the Fusion socks by Salomon are over-the-knee socks for all your winter escapes. Although these wild socks were designed for snowboarders, you can pair them with a pair of flats and a skirt and still be fashionably warm. Warm Merino wool insulates the foot, while Lycra provides a superior fit and added softness. The ventilated mesh panel maintains breathability, and fully cushioned leg absorbs shocks. Shown here in black/paradise/white; also available in black/matter/white and mid grey/black/white. Women's Grandoe Apparel GCS Supersoft SL2591 Mittens – This ladies only pair of mittens has a name that says it all. The GCS® Supersoft Glove is like a pillow for your hands made with the softest materials available to keep your hands warm, dry and comfortable. Features MicroAerobic™ waterproof shell. Features Waterblock® leather palm that’s also waterproof. Shown in navy; also available in black and red. Jytte Tulips and Daisies Tasseled Beanie - With the warmth of wool, combined with the comfort of fleece, this hate will stand up to even the harshest winter conditions. A simple beanie with cute little flowers and kisses that's a feminine way to dress up for your favorite snow sport. Shown in black; also available in carribbean and raspberry. Brooks Apparel Wanganui Fleece Headband - The Wanganui Fleece Headband™ is constructed with Equilibrium™ technology, which features advanced moisture transfer fabrics that regulate body temperature (i.e.: they keep you warm, but not so warm that you sweat). This headband is 100% polyester double-sided fleece. This thermal moisture transfer headband provides cozy warmth over your ears. A great addition to your skiing or snowboarding outfit, or just for a day out in the snow!


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