Gifts for Everyone Left on Your List

With loads of stuff on sale at this point, it’s time to cross off everyone on your list. This guide includes gifts for him, the kids (especially little girls because that’s my expertise), the traveler, the homebody and more for…

Shop the Best Shoes on Sale

There’s always a dizzying number of shoes on sale this time of year. More than 80 percent of my shoes purchases over the past decade have been made during the month of December, including my favorite ever pair of boots,…

Glamorous Gifts for Her

The first in the Noir Friday series of gift guides is focused on glamorous gifts for her: your mom, your sister, your best friend. You. There are gifts under $200 (even under $50) that will knock their socks off. A…

The Best Black Friday Sales

Black Friday is a time of great joy—and stress. Let’s face it, the whole experience of figuring out which sales to shop and what to buy can be overwhelming. First of all, the term Black Friday has really expanded in…

Pre-Black Friday Sales

The Black Friday (or pre-Black Friday) sales are here and boy are they good this year—and you can shop all the best items right here. I’m already seeing loads of stuff on sale for Black Friday (which is now the…

Net-A-Porter Sale

It’s here, it’s here! The Net-A-Porter year-end sale launched this morning, in the wee hours, with hundreds of items up to 50 percent off. For the last few years, this sale has hit the Monday before Thanksgiving and is a…

Christmas in New York

Ah, Christmas in New York. There’s nothing else quite like it. Christmas in Chicago is pretty great, but Christmas in New York is more. I lived in New York City for many years and while we used to complain about…

Shop the Net-A-Porter Private Sale

Net-A-Porter launched a special “private sale” yesterday with quite the selection. All items labeled “seasonal pick” are 25 percent off during the sale—and there’s a dizzying number of them. I found this Saint Laurent bag during one of Net-A-Porter’s previous…

Sweater Weather

I truly appreciate all four seasons: I love a hot summer, crisp fall, cozy winter and breezy spring. Chicagoans love to complain about the cold, which, if you ask me, is because it’s expected of them since it’s not so…