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December 2008

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2009! Resolve to be Stylish

Before we even get started, I have to link you directly to Portero’s holiday customer service hours and closings over the next few days. Check here to make sure that there are no surprises when it comes to a purchase. Now, back to fashion. I’ve been looking through the runway shows for Spring 2009, and some fantastic looks immediately popped out at me. After then searching Portero’s vast inventory, I was able to choose a collection of fabulous items that…

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Post Christmas Clearance Sale

Here is one more reason to spread holiday cheer: Portero’s Post Christmas Clearance Sale! Take advantage of these stylish savings now through January 1st.Starting bids like this won’t last long so be sure to act now for freeshipping on orders over $1,000. View All Clearance Watches up to 64% offView All Clearance Jewelry up to 68% offView All Clearance Bags up to 85% offView All Clearance Housewares up to 50% off Subscribe to our RSS Feed…

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Treat Yourself

The holidays are finally upon us! Now that you’ve shopped for everyone else, maybe it’s time to take a minute to think about treating yourself. Luckily, the prices are right on Portero–we are offering up to 75% off designer goods in all categories. If you want to shop for the best values possible, it’s now even easier. We’ve formatted the site to show you the percentage of savings on every single item: Even on the list pages, your savings are…

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Ferragamo Event!

While it’s fun to purchase a designer ‘it’ bag — one that the magazines have pronounced the must-have of the season — I think it’s far more chic to score an accessory that will stand out from the crowd. Enter this week’s Ferragamo event, a selection of rare, collectible and exotic accessories. From gorgeous python boots to winter white ostrich travel accessories, these are pieces that will make you the envy of every fashionista. I am particularly taken with the…

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10% OFF SALE!

Starting today, Portero will be offering 10% off starting prices in all categories — from handbags to watches, jewelry to art. This is your chance to score timeless designer goods at a fraction of their retail price by merely using promo code EXTRATEN at checkout. We’ve also made our savings more apparent by clearly showing you the percentage off retail at the very top of each auction page. If you’re shopping for gifts, don’t forget to refer to our handy…

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For the Recession Warrior

There was an interesting article in The New York Times magazine last month that evaluated the New Oxford American Dictionary’s choice for word of the year. They often pick something that is ultra current and of-the-moment, and this year’s pick was hypermiling, defined as an “attempt to maximize gas mileage by making fuel-conserving adjustments to one’s car and one’s driving techniques.” The author of the story, William Safire, didn’t agree with that choice. He much preferred ‘frugalista’, a term meaning…

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Biggest Price Drop Ever! Event

This week at Portero is all about extra savings. Dropping prices even further is particularly significant for us because our auction starting prices are already dramatically reduced from retail on a daily basis. Want the details? Our Biggest Price Drop Ever! event starts today and runs through Thursday (just three days means you need to act fast) and features a limited selection of merchandise perfect for holiday gift giving. We took 20% off of already reduced starting prices on a…

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12 Days of Christmas Part 2

We’ve been saving up some of our big guns for the 12 Days of Christmas, so there are some BRAND NEW just-launched items up for grabs right now. While some are certainly splurges, you’ll see that the savings are pretty substantial. Plus, if you’re like me, you often appreciate one spectacular gift much more than a bunch of presents that won’t be around long into the new year. To highlight some of the best and the brand-new… Van Cleef &…

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Monogram Madness

I was just alerted to the fact that Portero recently received a big selection of Louis Vuitton monogrammed bags and luggage. (These are sure to go fast so start your bidding now!) Did you know that the LV monogram was actually introduced way back in 1896? Considering its age and heritage, it’s really no surprise that the LV logo has become something of an icon of high-end handbags and fashion. These pieces are perfect gifts because they never go out…

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Pretty in Platinum

I just received a beautiful set of brand new images from Platinum Guild in the mail and had to share them. I love seeing innovative wedding designs, and these three from a few of the world’s top jewelers allow you to think a bit outside the box in terms of the standard old bands and engagement rings. The faceted bands above are by Boucheron, and I really like their modern edge. Perfect for a couple that appreciates contemporary lines, the…

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