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October 2008

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Positively Picasso

In celebration of our new and expanded art category, this week’s homepage theme is dedicated to none other than Pablo Picasso (1881-1973). Portero has been lucky enough to secure more than a handful of signed and limited edition lithographs and etchings, and I thought that such beauty was worthy of notice on this little blog. I particularly like that although Picasso had such a defined style, he went through an amazing number of “periods” that now distinguish his work. From…

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The Daily Deal: 10% Off

With the holidays just around the corner, Portero is offering a special 10% discount now through October 31, 2008. Forget tricky promotions: All you have to do is enter OCTTEN at checkout to receive valuable savings. Want even more incentive? Free shipping and insurance will be applied automatically upon checkout for orders over $1,000.* *Click here to learn more about this special offer. Subscribe to our RSS Feed…

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Chanel, Lipstick Jungle and SeenON

If you’re signed up for Portero’s emails, you’re already entered to win the fabulous Chanel special edition flap bag being worn on tomorrow nights’s episode of Lipstick Jungle (retail value $2,650!). If not, what are you waiting for? Click right here to read all about the sweepstakes and put your name in the running. Can’t get enough of Chanel and Lipstick Jungle? We’re offering another chance to live like the ladies of the cast with a great new auction. This…

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Portero on CNBC

The economy is obviously THE major issue right now, and it seems silly to even think about paying retail price in the face of such hard times. CNBC’s On the Money agrees, giving a great shout out to Portero last week during its Steals and Deals segment. Want to check it out? Click right here to see exactly why Portero is making news and attracting savvy shoppers. Subscribe to our RSS Feed…

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Go for the Gold

If you’ve chosen to invest in gold instead of stocks over the last decade or so, you’re probably in pretty good shape. But since most of us aren’t hording gold bricks in our basements, now might be the time to hop on the metallic bandwagon. Women’s Wear Daily titled their Tuesday front page “Shine Up” (above) and then praised the gold trend that ruled the runways at the recent fashion shows. Inside, they showed several looks and paired them with…

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Fall for Gemstones

This week’s homepage is not only an homage to Halloween, but also to gorgeous gemstone jewelry. With winter approaching, it seems like a nice time to inject some color into your wardrobe before the icy months hit. I think this is also a great time to wear autumnal hues like oranges, browns and yellows, so definitely take a look at the Stephen Webster cuff and Stephen Dweck necklace featured on the main site. I couldn’t let this post pass, though,…

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Tabloid jewelers?

It seems that more and more celebrities are releasing jewelry lines every day. I worked with Heidi Klum on her line for about a year, and now the same company that produces her jewelry–Mouawad–is partnering with Nicole Richie on a collection called House of Harlow 1960. Targeted at ladies ranging from their teens to their 30s, the fashion jewelry ranges in price from $30 to $150. Bohemian in style, the pieces feature leather, fabric, silk strings, chains, feathers, rivets and…

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THINK PINK!

Sometimes shopping can be about more than just spending. Take our Think Pink Portero Specials this week–a percentage of proceeds goes directly to the Cancer Vixen Fund, started by breast cancer survivor Marisa Acocella Marchetto. Her story is inspirational: When she found out she was sick, depression took over. But empowering herself through fashion changed her spirits and gave her the strength to fight. To explain a little further, Marisa created the cartoon above especially for Portero. I also talked…

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Want the Skinny?

I’m thrilled that Portero is featuring skinny watches this week because it’s a needed departure from the oversized, unisex timepieces that get a lot of the press. Sometimes it’s nice to just look like a lady, and these delicate styles do just that. But, even if you don’t want to go around wearing super feminine clothes, these watches look equally as good with this fall’s minimal fashions, seen above as chosen by Style.com.”Minimal Tendency” was one of Vogue‘s big trends…

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Lipstick Jungle/Chanel Sweepstakes!

After giving away a fabulous Mikimoto necklace in the last sweepstakes, we’re back again, and this time we’re bringing handbags! The newest giveaway items is a gorgeous Chanel Special Edition 2.55 Reissue Dark Silver Classic Double Flap Bag, and all you have to do to win is enter now through November 13. Besides being a timeless bag, you’ll also have the added bonus of seeing it on NBC’s Lipstick Jungle on October 29. The show, starring Brooke Shields, follows around…

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