The Deals and the Dish on Where You Need to Shop
Apr 15, 2010
04:01 PMWindow Shopping
A Spring Fling and Tidbits
Spring Soiree at Atticus
Where: Atticus, 18 N. Carroll St.
When: Saturday, April 17, 12 p.m.
Details: With the approach of the FIRST Farmers' Market of the season, Atticus is celebrating by hosting a spring soiree/sale/music performance. Enjoy refreshments starting at noon, and Brooklyn band J.M. Airis will perform. Deals (for one day only!) include:
Spend $125, save $25
Spend $250, save $50
Spend $500, save $100
Spend $750, save $250
Spend $1,000, save $200
More info: 204-9001. atticusshop.com
Made in the Shade
High-end men's boutique Context was featured in Thursday's Thrillist Nation email newsletter (which is hugely entertaining, by the way) for their Barton Perriera sunglasses. The store collaborated with the brand on these polished, classic styles that would be a perfect complement to any guy's ensemble, whether it's the classic jeans-and-a-T look or an edgy motorcycle jacket/scarf/distressed denim getup. Or anything in between.
"A collab between the WI-based e-shop and the vet eyewear brand, these super-luxe, classically-inspired getups are meticulously crafted in Japan using Zylonite (a unique plastic) and mineral glass, resulting in the round-framed, tortoise shell Gilberts, the honey-colored, curve-topped Baldwin, and the black-to-grey-fading, Wayfarer-ish Sebastian Turtle Dove, actually Sebastian Bach's legal name until he realized without a change he wouldn't live to face '18 and Life'."
Prices clock in at $365-$485, so they're definitely an investment.
Find them at Context, 113 King St. 250-0113. contextclothing.com
Mail Order Magic
When I received SERRV's spring/summer 2010 catalog recently I was instantly cheered by its vibrant cover featuring a funky recycled metal sun for wall art. SERRV (formerly A Greater Gift) originally started as a mail-order catalog company sixty years ago so it's no surprise that these are their forté. Pages are attractively laid out and uncluttered (which pleases my eye!), plus sections are categorized easily for you to find exactly what you're looking for—whether you're looking for holiday goods, outdoor/backyard décor or even religious pieces.
Plus the items are hugely affordable ($13 for a recycled-paper birdhouse; $15 for a zebra bangle) so while you're perusing for a gift, you can pick up something for yourself too. The first time I used items from SERRV in the magazine (back in April 2008) coworkers oohed and aahed over the recycled magazine paper bowls that looked like pieces from a modern art museum but were under $20 a pop!
If you're not familiar, SERRV's overall mission is peddling fair-trade goods as well providing grants to small businesses and helping people worldwide lead the way to a better life. SERRV's sixtieth anniversary is this year so help them celebrate by purchasing an item or two from their storefront—after all, shopping can do some good for others besides yourself ;)
SERRV, 2701 Monroe St. serrv.org