CUES has GOLDSIGN

CUES (DTown Spokane) has GoldSign Jeans now. These are hot, so get in there now while they have them. Adriano Goldschmied, formerly of AG jeans and Diesel, is once again bringing his design expertise to the world of premium denim. The names of the Gold Sign styles, Passion and Envy for example, give a hint of what to expect from this line. With intricate gold detailing on the back pocket and just a hint of figure-hugging stretch, this denim line is sure to please.

Weary of the cold?  Planning time in the sun soon. Check out CUES resort wear by A.L.C.  It’s not what your grandma wore on a cruise that is for sure.  Carried at Barney’s, CUES brings resort high fashion to you. No need to buy online. Head DTown and they will help you out.

CUES, 707 West Main Avenue, DTown

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Just a few last minute Christmas ideas … BUY LOCAL

Last minute Christmas!

1.  CUES – Free TART Tee with purchase of any regular priced Denim… one per person while supplies last!

2.  THE MAKEUP STUDIO – Five yummy Stila Lip Glazes for just $25! Value: $80!

3.  Get the perfect gift at Finders Keepers Jewelry Galore or Finders Keepers II Boutique! Christmas sales and FREE GIFT WRAPPING!

4.  Shop Velvet Hangar Online – 15% off; overnight shipping – http://shopvelvethanger.com

5.  Anew Start Rejuvenation (Liberty Lake) – Holiday Gift Packages INDULGENCE, RELAXATION and REJUVENATION Packages; Detoxifying Foot Bath GC – Only $20; $10 Off a GC for 60-90 Minute massages

6. SWANK – boots, vests and TWILIGHT Jackets!

IN THE KNOW ON FASHION TRENDS

Cues October

CUES – Print this page and take it to Cues for 20% off!  Present coupon at time of purchase, Limit to one item, One coupon per customer, Cannot be used on previous purchases. Expires Oct. 31, 2009.

This trendsetting boutique is a fashion-forward destination for locals and visitors alike. Stepping inside, you feel like you are hanging out in the closet of your most fashion savvy friend. If you see it in your favorite fashion magazine, there is a good chance you will find it here. And of course, the largest selection of denim in Spokane, with over 60 styles, 25 designers from Hudson to Joes to William Rast. All this combined with great customer service within a trendy atmosphere. No need to go to Seattle, Portland or LA – cues has it. Citizens of Humanity, Ella Moss, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, True Religion, Velvet – the list goes on. Celebrities love cues too. Taylor Swift wore a Bow-and-Arrow dress compliments of cues from her last visit to Spokane on the cover of US Weekly! Sweet!

IT’S LIKE EXTORTION!

swank dressWe are in event season ladies! Gala’s, Christmas Parties, soiree’s, Fundraisers, children’s performances, the symphony … the list could go on forever. What is a girl to do when the budget for new clothing is in the tank? Most women head to the big box discount stores to see “the sales” or what I call the drastically reduced cookie cutter clothes that fall apart after a few wears and washes. The problem is that these stores lure you in with low prices, you buy because it was on sale and most of the time that is the only reason you bought. I can hear the disagreement now – Nosey Parker, you know that we can buy four dresses at a discount store vs one at a high end boutique. That maybe true, but if it sits in your closet with all the other “on sale” items, you have wasted your money. I believe in investing in core pieces, mix & match and letting your local expert boutique owner help you out. Not only do they consider your body type, event and budget – they will get to know what you like and make sure you are not wearing the same dress someone else is to an event.

A few Nosey Parker fav’s that are experts: Finders Keepers, lolo boutique, Bella Boutique, Swank, Just Because, Cues, Lake Shack Boutique, coco’s, Jigsaw, Boardwalk at Riverstone, Bella Jezza Sandpoint and Tangerine’s. One of the best discount stores that carries designer brands is The Reclothery. Consignment shopping is “so in” right now but Rebecca has been around for years on The South Hill, offering very gently used higher end clothing that can meet anyone’s budget.  All of the fabulous boutiques also have sales and will barter with you where a national chain will not.

So why the headline “It’s Like Extortion!” – because seeing a sale tag or buy one get one free at a discount store is like seeing something inappropriate on tv – you don’t want to look but you do because it’s being flashed in your face. Promises are made but can’t be kept and usually it’s a marketing ploy to get your business. They think they have you. They suck you in and you end up with a closet full of nothing instead of a closet full of wonderful.