Moms-for-moms site Plum District is offering $15 toward a subscription to Little Black Bag for $5. LBB is part discount shopping, part treasure hunt. You select a designer item at a big discount, then the fashionistas at LBB add one to three additional items to your little black bag. Then, you have a chance to trade items with other LBB subscribers–all online–before your package ships. Definitely a deal for those who think of shopping as a sporting event!
A fashion show featuring local firefighters, makeup sessions, health checkups, free food and wine tastings, product samples, cooking demonstrations, prizes and discounts are all planned for today, May 10 at The Avenues Mall, 5 to 8 p.m. for the annual Mom’s Night Out. Stroll the mall with Mom for free fun and peruse the wares of 40 vendors.
It’s Ladies Night (and afternoon) Out this Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. at St. Johns Town Center. St. Vincent’s Medical Center will be hosting Victory in Pink, featuring fashion shows, free food samples, makeovers, giveaways, bounce houses for kids, the Jacksonville Roar, and breast cancer awareness and education. The event is a celebration of breast cancer survivors and it’s all free. Go to www.jaxhealth.com/victoryinpink for a full schedule.
Writing the Jacksonville on the Cheap blog is the surest way to get in a discount-giving mood. So, for the month of June, I’m giving customers who shop from my Mary Kay website (one of my other endeavors) a $10 discount on orders of $40 or more, plus free shipping. Shop for Father’s Day–or just for yourself. The offer is good through June 31. Just write “On-the-Cheap” in the customer comments box at checkout and the discount will be applied. This offer is only good at www.marykay.com/belindahulin.
Love Ur Mother, a festival celebrating conservation, food, art and fashion will be rocking Hemming Plaza Wednesday, May 4 from 5 to 9 p.m. The event is part of First Wednesday ArtWalk and features dishes made from organic ingredients, a display of decorated river-friendly rain barrels and a catwalk fashion show featuring clothing made of recycled materials. Part of the proceeds from purchases at the festival will benefit St. Johns Riverkeeper.
Fans of Salena’s–the recently-closed Jacksonville Beach jewelry and accessories emporium–can celebrate and shop this weekend. Store owners are holding a sale at the Hampton Inn, Marsh Landing Parkway, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Local fashionistas-on-the-cheap have mourned the closing of the trendy boutique and its Chanel, Yurman, Hardy and Dolce & Gabbana “inspired” jewelry and handbags. Most prices range from $15 to $70. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and request a copy of the email sale announcement–it comes with a 15-percent off coupon.
Salena’s Accessories, (904)631-6708