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February 2009

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Welcome to the Party!

Great news for all you savvy social networkers: you can now follow Portero on both Twitter and Facebook! Although we already keep you up to date with our blog (which will still be up and running), you can also get insights to smarter shopping via two new outlets run by our staff. If you’re not already a member of Facebook, now may just be the time to sign up. Besides connecting with old friends and the community around you, you…

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Find Your Inner Fashionista

It’s not possible to leave the house without fabulous handbag in tow. There is nothing like a burst of color, a structured classic, or a sexy-chic exotic skin to magnify your brilliance. The options are endless and accessibility of luxury bags has become a bit easier as of late. Today, we are taking a look at some of the most adored, high-fashion bag brands as well as some of the hottest tends spotted recently at New York Fall 2009 Fashion…

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Oscar Madness

I’m blogging to to you live from India right now (I’m attending a jewelry show; more on that later) where I’m watching the Oscars live at 11am. It’s actually lovely to watch the ceremony from the very country that Slumdog Millionaire was made–the excitement here is certainly palpable. But what’s important here is the “awards” for best dressed, not for films. This year’s red carpet was actually awash in white; certainly the color of the year. Many women went for…

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Deck the Walls

This week we are featuring the imaginative art works of Spanish Catalan surrealist painter, Salvador Dali. Known for being eccentric & unusual behavior, Dali has been an inspiration to art collectors and artists alike. Dali’s talents extended far beyond painting & sketching. He also had a passion for fashion & luxury. During his career, Dali designed sets for theaters, interiors of fashion boutiques and even designed jewelry. His bold styles and over the top antics were summed up in his…

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We're having a SALE!

If you’re like me, you’ll accept any excuse for a sale. So let’s start celebrating presidents past by shopping smartly at Portero. With auction starting prices already up to 85% off retail, taking another 10% off the top sweetens the deal even further. Here’s all the details: 10% Off Your Order: Saturday 12/14 through Monday 2/16 @ 11:50 PM ET.You must enter Promo code FEBTEN at checkout. There’s only three days to shop the sale, so get started by clicking…

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Time to Make a Memory

Many people think the gifts we give (especially for a holiday like Valentine’s) need to be innately ‘romantic.’ I disagree. Sometimes a practical gift is much more appreciated: It will probably last longer and get far more use. That’s exactly why we’re featuring some beautiful timepieces on this week’s homepage in the days leading up to V-Day. These are all beautifully crafted watches that will last a lifetime, and even better, all of the auction starting prices (except for one)…

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Sweet Treats

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and Portero is really the perfect place to shop. Low auction starting prices mean that even if your budget is a bit smaller than in years past, we have a huge selection of pieces that won’t break the bank. Speaking of affordable goodies, we’re excited to premiere our brand new collection from fashion darlings M+J Savitt. Here’s some info on the company: Started by Janis Savitt with her sisters Michelle and Wynne, the business was…

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3 Ladies: The Look for Less

I was just perusing some images from the premiere of He’s Just Not that Into You held last night in Hollywood, and I think there’s some good lessons to be learned from the leading ladies. It’s quite a cast, and each woman chose a dramatically different look for the red carpet. One thing they all mastered, though, is restraint. Let’s take a closer look: Jennifer Aniston dressed in signature black, this time choosing a figure-hugging pantsuit by Burberry. This look…

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Superbowl Jewelry?

No, I’m not talking about those blinged-out rings that the winners take home–I’m actually referring to the baubles worn by the pre-show entertainment. Both Jennifer Hudson (who looked and sounded gorgeous) and Faith Hill embraced the beauty of yellow gold and made bold statements with their jewelry. JHud (above) particularly shined in oversized twisted hoops and a selection of mix-and-match bangles. (I also loved her hair and makeup: Perfectly polished but not at all overdone.) To mimic her look, pick…

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