Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Dress Sale + Live Mannequin Event this Saturday!

You're invited to Finders Keepers Fashions's Holiday Open House: a live mannequin fashion show event, wine + cheese, a complimentary massage therapist, and shop 20% off ALL dresses - full priced and marked-down dresses! We're extending our hours for your shopping convenience and will be open from 10am - 8pm this Saturday. Sometimes the best gifts don't come with a bow on top!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

It's beginning to look a lot like...

I'm not much for the annual holiday-music domination of radio stations, or for the fact that Macy's usually has its halls decked while it's still hot enough to don a swimsuit. But there's something about decorating our stores that dusts off my Christmas spirit each November. The ornaments, presents, wrapping paper, ribbon, tinsel, and lights create a hustle and bustle in the air: a new kind of anticipation even if the store is quiet at the time. Something about the festivity also brings the staff together like a second family as we string up lights or giggle over a holiday-inspired arts and crafts project. Simply: it's a lot of fun and we're a group of grown ups that really digs being silly.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shop Finders Keepers for Black Friday!

Save Three Ways when you Shop Finders Keepers Consignment Stores this Black Friday! I'll let you in on a secret: we love sales just as much as you do! So this Friday we're bringing you three ways to save as each of our stores hosts its own sale all day long. All you have to do: celebrate Black Friday by wearing black when you come in to shop. So here's the scoop:

Finders Keepers Fashions: 20% OFF all full-priced coats, jackets, and blazers if you wear black. Also enjoy shopping new markdowns. Many items have been reduced to half price!

Finders Keepers Furnishings: 20% OFF all holiday decor if you wear black! Also, shop the bargain room at half-off the lowest marked price!

Finders Keepers Boutique: 20% OFF all handbags, scarves, jewelry, and shoes if you wear black. Accessories are necessities!

You save money whenever you shop at Finders Keepers, and this Black Friday is no exception. Remember, you have to wear black to get the sale price!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Help! Please Vote for Us!

OMG - we've been nominated as one of Aol.com's City's Best! But we wanna be "Best of the Best" - and we need your help to do it! Click on this link:

and then click on "Finders Keepers." That's it! You can vote once a day. The website is really cool, and has tons of categories. Check it out at: www.citysbest.com/atlanta/ and if you're not from Atlanta - or if you're traveling this holiday season - get the scoop on what's hot in most major U.S. cities: http://www.citysbest.com/

Monday, November 15, 2010

"Thrifty with $50" - An article from Creative Loafing's Fashion Issue

I get the e-newsletters from Creative Loafing and I love to peruse the reviews of new restaurants or nightly haunts. So when an article title in last week's newsletter had two of my FAVORITE words: Thrift and Fashion, in the title, I cozied up on my couch with my laptop to see what the fine people at Creative Loafing had to say:

Thrifty with $50
Who says money buys taste? These six Atlantans shopped on a budget — and ended up looking like a million bucks.
by Bobby Feingold and Amber Robinson

Fashion dictator Karl Lagerfeld once said that fashion isn't for the poor. Or was it not for the fat? Anyway, we disagree. Some of the best-dressed people we know find their duds in the bargain bin, which makes thrifting an indispensable part of Atlanta's style. Anyone can drop a mortgage payment on this season's hippest clothes — and even when they do, it's not always a good look, Housewives — but it takes real panache to pull off a look for $50. That was the challenge we issued to some dapper Atlantans, forcing them to forgo Phipps for faded strip malls in funkier hoods. Our style mavens hit the pavement and proved you can pull off major style in Atlanta without dropping major cash. We're not Paris. We're not Milan. But we do have Value Village, damn it.
For the full article and pictures of the "thrifty with $50" outfits click here.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Color color everywhere

I'm always ready for fall and winter fashion to make its yearly debut. Of course here in Georgia patience is required as we wait through several rounds of temporary cool-downs before fall finally and permanently descends on our southern state (usually in time for Thanksgiving... although I do recall a Christmas morning in shorts some years back, but I digress.)

In the past I've only had one bone to pick with winter-wear: the unceremonious pallets of gray, black, navy, and other equally quiet neutrals. Don't get me wrong - neutral can be chic, interesting, and down-right daring. But sometimes I look back forlornly at the season before and reminisce about the jewel tones of spring and summer splendor. However, fashion trends from the past few turns of the calender seem to be with me on this colorful matter, and welcome with open, covered arms a bolder and brighter color pallet. Purples, pinks, (side note: I heard coral was the new "it" holiday color...) greens, teals, and more are just as much of a staple as a khaki coat or a black suit.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Her 2 cents are worth a whole lot!

Simple Secrets to Make Life Heaven in 2011 
from Patrice Dickey

Join Certified Wellness & Life Success Coach Patrice Dickey at Finders Keepers Fashions on Saturday, November 20th, 12:45-1pm as she shares simple tips to move gracefully in the direction of your dreams! Learn the secret techniques that Patrice’s coaching clients & students have used to make their lives heaven:
* How a broke grad student was able to build a swimming pool in her back yard;
* A grieving empty-nester started a new life as a holistic chef;
* A lawyer left her profession to write spiritual books;
* A downsized executive launched The Park Pet Retreat, and has never been happier in her life!

Since 1999, Patrice Dickey has taught the popular, life-changing course “Get the Life You Love” at Emory University’s Center for Lifelong Learning, to rave reviews. All attendees at the Finders Keepers event will receive an offer for a special 1/2 hour complimentary coaching session.

After the 15 minute talk, she will sign and sell her award-winning inspirational book BACK TO THE GARDEN: Getting from Shadow to Joy, at a very special Finders Keepers discount! Mark your calendar for Saturday, November 20th, 12:45-1pm!

Learn more about Patrice on her website: www.patricedickey.com/.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Consignment Store Bus Tour this Saturday!

So I went shopping at Home Depot yesterday and couldn't believe my eyes: Home Depot already has her party dress on! Christmas trees, lights, ribbons, ornaments, wreaths, snowmen, and reindeer were everywhere. And then I realized with a start: "I haven't gotten anybody anything yet."

Why am I telling you this? Because this Saturday, from 10am - 5pm, Back By Popular Demand is hosting its own Consignment Store Bus Tour - which means you can be chauffeured around Atlanta on a chartered bus, enjoy a catered buffet lunch, go home with a goody bag, and find gifts for loved ones (and yourself!) from FIVE of Atlanta's fantastic consignment stores. AND bus tour participants will enjoy 20% off their purchases all day long.

All of the sudden this whole holiday shopping madness seems a lot less like work and a lot more like spending a great day with people who love resale shopping just as much as I do... Tickets are $35 a piece, or $70 a pair and are available for purchase online at http://www.bbpdconsignment.com/