The Deals and the Dish on Where You Need to Shop
Jul 15, 2010
10:53 AMWindow Shopping
Pick of the Week, Plus Tidbits, Sales and More!
Pick of the Week
Looking for a way to diversify your wardrobe? I’ve frequently touted the benefits of changing up your look and wearing pieces in multiple ways. Recently I stopped at (shoo) to check out their high-end kicks including towering Jeffrey Campbell wedges, sparkly Corso Como sandals and killer Poetic License suede platform sandals … ah, shoes. Sorry, I got distracted thinking about footwear…back to my point: shoe clips. If you think shoe clips are best left in the ’80s, trust me, I feel you. I recall my mom having several (very cute) rhinestone versions that she’d clip on to her royal-blue, red and black pumps. Although they were stylish for their time they would likely look a bit outdated twenty-plus years later.
However, (shoo) sells chic, affordable shoe clips made by Barbara Zaharris, a Milwaukee artist, that retail for a mere $24. Now, I’ve seen shoe clips retail for much more than that online. And kicky pairs like boiled wool pom-poms, delicate chiffon bows (shown left) and quirky plaid flowers guarantee your shoes will have their own personality—and do double duty for two different looks!
(shoo) 109 State St. 467-6325. shoostore.com
Indocara Customer Appreciation Sale
When: Now–August 15
Where: 540 W. Washington Ave.
Details: The magic words here are fifty percent off all merchandise. That means a beautiful glass-topped driftwood side table (originally $650, now $325), a leather woven lounge chair (was $1,900, now $800) and much more.
More info: 251-7711. Indocara.com
Fair Indigo Sidewalk Sale
When: July 15–July 18, hours vary
Where: 570 N. Midvale Blvd.
Details: Knit tees starting a $6, jewelry starting at $3, jackets at $15 and more markdowns! Get some excellent mid-summer deals on fair-trade, eco-friendly and sustainable goods.
More info: 661-7662. Fairindigo.com
Maxwell Street Days
When: July 16–17, 8 a.m.–6 p.m.; July 18, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Downtown Madison, State Street
Details: Our annual sidewalk sale of killer deals is here! Mid-season also means the best deals on summer merch since shops will be making way for fall items soon!
More info: 512-1342. maxwellstreetdays.org
American Girl Fashion Show
When: July 16, 6 p.m.; July 17, 3 p.m.; July 18, 11 a.m.
Where: Madison Marriott West, 1313 John Q. Hammons Dr.
Details: Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that American Girl books are a hit with the tween set. In this local show, seventy-five local models will wear historical clothing similar to what the American Girl characters Kaya, Felicity, Josefina, Addy, Rebecca, Kit, Molly and Julie might have worn. Also check out contemporary outfits and Bitty Baby fashions, too. Refreshments plus raffle and door prizes will also be featured. All proceeds will benefit Madison Children’s Museum, which opens August 14. Tickets are $25 each.
More info: 256-6445 x222. madisonchildrensmuseum.org
Elizabeth Wewerka of Lady Moxie has sold her business and will be leaving Lady Moxie as of July 31. One of Wewerka’s loyal customers has bought the business from her and will continue running it. Not much will change, says Wewerka, as the location, name and consignment concept will stay the same. Wewerka is preparing for a hopeful career change into the Foreign Service as a diplomat in the field of economics. Good luck!
Lady Moxie, 6706 Odana Rd. 826-4268. Ladymoxie.com
You likely have a favorite Memorial Union memory, whether it’s a stage performance you saw, viewing Lagerfeld Confidential, a documentary on Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld during the Wisconsin Film Festival (well, that’s me…), or of course, sitting in the sun on the Terrace. Relive those Terrace memories by purchasing a Brat Stand T-shirt, available in the very Terrace-like colors of yellow, green and orange. Bonus: wear your shirt to the Brat Stand five times and make a purchase, get it stamped—and get a free brat! Now that’s devotion.
Union.wisc.edu. Info on the T-shirts: Dan Granat, 262-7324. email@example.com