Friday, March 30, 2007

Are you an Ecoist?

"Every individual has the power to make a positive change in the world. We, as consumers, are the ones that create demand for electricity, cars, clothing, and everyday products and services that directly affect the health of our environment. The goal is not to eliminate the products and luxuries that are apart of our lifestyles, but to seek alternatives that satisfy our needs in a healthy and ecologically sound manner. We believe an individual can enjoy his or her lifestyle in harmony with the Earth. That’s why we came up with the term “Ecoist” and defined it as “an individual that lives a modern, eco-minded lifestyle”.
It is our quest to spread the message of Sustainability, and it is our vision that every consumer will become an “Ecoist”. We hope to inspire everyone to think differently about the things they buy, how they are made, and where they come from. We hope to make a difference." - Ecoist

Sponsored by

Ecoist offers one-of-a-kind handbags made from recycled candy wrappers and recycled movie billboards. As part of our commitment to environmental preservation, we plant a tree for every bag that we sell. So join us, become an Ecoist and help us preserve the Earth with Style.

TB introducing Pink Olive Boutique

"This web boutique is like no other. At pink olive boutique, you can find something unique, something inspiring, something thoughtful; that unusual gift idea you won't find everywhere. no need to roam thru endless pages. our selection is truly the best of the best!!" POB

Creme brulee by Gianna Rose atelier - natural vanilla bean with hints of burnt sugar, topped with sweet notes of vanilla cream are difficult to resist and sure to leave your skin smelling sweet. gift box includes four guest soaps with dish. $36.00

Duckies by Gianna Rose atelier - one large ducky & two small duckies too precious to describe, this mama and two baby ducky set is a triple-milled soap, scented with a water lily fragrance. for the child in all of us ... quack-quack! $20.00

Angels by Gianna Rose atelier - these charming soap angels emit warm woodsy notes, intermingled with italian bergamot, jasmine and lavender scents; all in an elegant gift box. $15.00

Find these soaps under Getaway > Bath & Spa at:

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Elsewares: your (and mine) NEW favorite e-store!

Baseball Cuff - At long last we've managed to find some real fashion for sports fans. These cool, sturdy cuffs are handmade using genuine leather baseballs. They feature a soft velvet lining for comfort and an invisible, bendable brass frame for the perfect fit. Each one is autographed by the designer and is ready to take on the signatures of all your friends (and fans). Fits small to medium wrists. $25.00

Pop-Out Pendant - These pendants are part of Melissa Borrell's "How do you wear a drawing?" project. Made from photo-etched stainless steel, they come attached to a square of metal from which you can easily 'pop' the design out to form a beautiful necklace. Includes 18" silver chain. $30.00

Um Carry - These eco-friendly handbags are made from 2 layers of factory excess industrial wool felt that have a zipper sewn around the edges. When open, the piece lays completely flat. When zipped, the piece turns into an organic 3-dimensional form. Felt is grey and zipper tape comes in green, orange, blue, and grey. Measures 13"x6.5"x4". Dry clean only. Handmade in USA. $95.00

Resist Much T-Shirt - Because detached and ironic doesn't get a damn thing done. Printed on a sweatshop-free t-shirt. Made in the USA. $20.00

Find these products and many others under Wear+Carry Section at:

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Gotta love them - JS new wedges!

JANEY/PAT - womens high peep toe wedge

UNIO - womens high slide w/buckle

LIKE - womens square toe high wedge

Find them under Womens > Jessica Simpson at:

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Welcome Socially Conscious Shoppers

Our Online Store implements the principles of socially and economically responsible business by operating according to Fair Trade Criteria. So you can shop here knowing that the products you choose are all sweatshop-free.
Happy Carefree Shopping, from all of us at Global Exchange.

Bamboo Slate Handbags - Bamboo slates in natural colors; wooden handle and cotton lined with a unique loop and bead closure. Choose from two colors: Wine & Lime. Purchased during a Global Exchange direct buying trip to Thailand, this handbag was spotted in the Night Market that takes place every evening in Chiang Mai. $14.00

Recycled Messenger Bag - This is by far one of the coolest messenger bags ever. It's made from recycled feed bags and lined with durable cotton. This bag is one of a kind, since no two bags come out exactly the same. And because it's made from feed bags, it is EXTREMELY durable. Handcrafted in Cambodia by disabled and disadvantaged women, each bag has one main zippered compartment, 2 smaller zippered compartments, a key ring and pen holders so it's large enough to carry books and more! Use the black cotton strap to adjust to your size preference. $49.00

Yoga Mat Bag - Form meets function with this practical yoga mat bag! Handmade by Marketplace, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the training and employment of women and persons with disabilities in the slums of Mumbai, India. The fabrics and raw materials used to make these products are sourced from rural craftspeople. MarketPlace is committed to reviving traditional fabric-making techniques, such as tie-dying, batiking, block-printing, hand-painting and hand-weaving. 100% cotton; Fits a standard yogo mat. $20.00

Hemp backpacks and wallets, intricate woven handbags and other textiles are featured in this eco-friendly Clothing and Accessories section at:

Spring Basics Bermudas

12" Cuff Bermuda Short - This Bermuda short is a must have semi casual look. Featuring a four button extended tab with front button welt pockets, back welt pocket and a 12" inseam. 97% Cotton / 3% spandex. Machine wash. $18.50

Cargo Bermuda Short - This Bermuda short features a cargo style with zipper and Velcro pockets and draw string ties on the legs. Cotton. Machine wash. $22.50

Cargo Pocket Bermuda Shorts - These bermudas are equipped with cargo pockets and cuffed bottoms as well as tie detail. Cotton. Machine wash. $22.50

Look for them under Bottoms at:
Wet Seal - Free Shipping On Orders Over $70 (120x240

Monday, March 26, 2007

If it's not fresh, it's not LUSH

LUSH Handmade Cosmetics are 100% vegetarian, formulated by experts (the founders of LUSH), made by hand, and tested by (and on) humans. LUSH also works hard to create preservative free products. In fact, 66% of LUSH products are preservative free. When we must use preservatives, we use the gentlest we've found. There are no petroleum or mineral based oils in our products, and all of our moisturizing, softening butters and oils come from plants.

Creamed Almond and Coconut Skin Conditioner

Creamed Almond and Coconut Skin Conditioner - Formulated to transform flaky, dry skin into delicious smelling soft skin with its rich almond and coconut oils, glycerin, and fresh vanilla pod infusion. $14.95

From the very beginning Lush has refused animal testing for our products and boycotts any ingredient suppliers who carry out the practice. With a plan to open 1,000 shops worldwide by 2008, growth and expansion lead to new opportunities to seek the finest, freshest, most socially responsible ingredients in the world to create the best products for your body.

Honey I Washed The Kids Soap
Honey I Washed The Kids Soap - Honey is much, much more than a topping for your toast or with your teal; delicious to eat, but also soothing and calming for your skin. Add in the healing wonder of aloe and you've got the perfect soap for the whole family. $7.75

Sponsored by
LUSH Cosmetics

Wine & Food Festival at home

Not a pro in the world of wines? Don't feel lonely... we are 2 now :) You don’t have to be an expert to host the most unforgettable tasting party. Wine doesn't have to be expensive to be enjoyable. You can find many of them under $10 a bottle. Ah, what's my favorite? Shiraz (Australian) perfect complement to pizza and steak, yum!
Focus on a particular theme and match it up with the dinner you will be serving and voila! Time to let them talk...

Wine bottle cork candles - set of 4
Capture the romance of a hidden Italian trattoria with these wine bottle cork candles. Shaped like corks, they transform your empty wine bottles into elegant candle holders. Complete the scene with a red and white checkered table cloth and a huge plate of spaghetti pomodoro. That's amore! $12.00

Olea europea cocktail napkins-pack of 20 - Our cocktail and luncheon napkins add the perfect compliment to your next party or get together. $6.50

Be good to your wine with this sleek neoprene wine tote. Outfitted with a handle for easy transport, it will keep your wine insulated and protected. Pull down the sides to pour directly from the bag. We declare it picnic perfection! Accommodates 1 bottle. 15" long by 3" wide. Protects and insulates. $15.00

Find all your party starters at:

TB introducing Karmaloop Kazbah

"Kazbah brands are independent retailers hand selected by Karmaloop. Kazbah always has the newest brands before anywhere else and the following ones are no exception." Karmaloop

Japan Loves Hip Hop Tee - T-shirts By Jeepney: Even the Geishas love a little Hip-Hop now and then. $31.00

Red Dandelion Hoody - Sweatshirts By Umsteigen: Long slim, low collar hoody with pockets and white dandelion print on front body/back body and blue print detail on front body. 96% cotton/rayon, 4% spandex sheer red striped jersey and white rib trim. $96.00

Find these eclectic products and many more under Kazbah Store at:
Karmaloop LLC

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

She said YES!

Code: AFFMrch55

Offer: Take 10% off all orders of $55 or more.
Expires: April 7th 2007

Dig no more!

Get Organized!

Put it in a Purseket and dig no more! A removable, flexible panel of pockets designed to organize your bags and baskets. It shapes to the sides of the container -no bulky features- actually opens up space. Purseket works even in divided bags and totes. Works better than the dividers. When the Purseket is inserted and loaded, the center space of bag is clear for your Wallet and larger items, like a make-up case, or large date book... EASILY change bags without forgetting something important. Because you'll be neat and orderly, you might even carry less "stuff"!!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Peep Accessories BIG SALE!

"At Peep*Accessories, we know that it's not about what all the other girls are wearing, but about expressing your own personal style and taste... Our inspiration comes from vintage styles, the latest runway shows, fabrics, embellishments, and just about everything else we see around us. From the fashion forward to the fashion rebel and everyone in between, there is a Peep* style to fit anyone's taste. Getting a Peep accessory is like getting a handmade gift: you know that no one else will have something quite like it, and, best of all, it's made to fit your personality."

Chocolate peppermint cupcake sachets - You know how when you get a box of cupcakes from the bakery and you promise yourself that they'll last longer than half an hour this time? And then you put your favorite movie on, and all of a sudden the box is empty and you just can't remember how it happened? Well, you might not be able to eat our cupcakes, but at least they'll keep you smiling (they're cute and they smell awesome) for years and not just minutes this time. (Although, we fully condone eating cupcakes as often as possible.)
A 5-1/2" X 2-1/2" X 2-1/2" handmade bakery box with a cellophane window holds two cupcake sachets. Sachets are filled with a super long lasting (we're talking years) chocolate peppermint scent. Each sachet is approximately 2-1/2" high and 7-1/2" round. SALE $22.50

Prep school bag - Just because you weren't one of those girls caught smoking in the bathroom doesn't mean you didn't have a wild side. Don't worry: this super preppy argyle handbag will carry as many secrets as you do. Carry it in olive green to stay true to your sophisticated side (we won't tell anyone that you're still meeting your boyfriend under the bleachers of your high school). Approximately 10-1/2" x 6-1/2" x 3" (at widest point). P.S. - This bag is not one-of-a-kind. SALE $81.00

All jewelry is on sale 15% off!!!
All bags are on sale 10% to 40% off!!!
All wearables are on sale 10% to 40% off!!!
All etc. accessories are on sale 10% to 15% off!!!

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Redefining "Travel"

We believe that any time you're away from home with your children, you're traveling and need the basic "life support system." Whether it's food or drink, shelter from the elements, diapering or the potty, sleep or entertainment, these make up a mom's "life support system." - Traveling with Kids

The Sidekick is a truly unique and innovative diaper bag. Being both a stylish, functionally designed diaper bag with a built in child carrier, it is a product that definitely makes getting out and about with your child much easier! It converts quickly and easily to a child carrier while still allowing full access to the contents of the diaper bag. The child carrier portion is an ergonomic design which places the weight of the child over your hip, keeping the child securely in place and holding their weight right against your body to prevent the need to thrust your hip out to the side thereby eliminating back strain... $79.99

The Original Buggy Bagg

High Quality! Invented by a Grandmother for her Grandaughter, the original BuggyBagg is designed and made to address both childrens and parents needs. Each BuggyBagg is also made with love and a Grandmother's blessing! High Value! BuggyBagg combines the protection and safety of a shopping cart seat cover with the convenience of a diaper bag! Fits most high chairs too! If BuggyBagg prevents one trip to the doctor, it's paid for itself! $59.95
Car Valet

A backseat organizer that will hold all the things your child will need for the trip. They can play games, create art, or just keep gear within easy reach with this portable, adjustable mobile play center and organizer. Adjustable straps attach around headrest. Carry along handle. Plenty of storage pockets for coloring books, supplies, crafts and more. Adjustable front flap can be used as a desk or play surface. $24.99

Sophisticated styles, size 12+

The natural softness of Lenzing Modal® comes from its beginnings as beech wood. The softener used in Lenzing Modal® means fabrics remain pleasant to the touch even after repeated washing, making it the perfect fiber for fabrics worn next to the skin.

Looking stylishly chic has never been so easy. Whether you crisscross and tie it in the back or wear it as a shrug and tie it in the front, you’re in complete control. Pair it with your favorite camisole and jeans for a relaxed, weekend ready look. $56.00

This tee’s easy empire silhouette is a figure flattering option for all. Fashioned from a super soft jersey and available in a soft lavender or classic black, this tee is a must have for Fall. Pair it with the season’s must have chain necklaces and your favorite jeans for a look that speaks modern, chic styling. $56.00

This tee’s easy empire silhouette is a figure flattering option for all. Fashioned from a super soft jersey and available in a soft lavender or classic black, this tee is a must have for Fall. Pair it with the season’s must have chain necklaces and your favorite jeans for a look that speaks modern, chic styling. $56.00

Find them under Spring Tees at:

Friday, March 16, 2007

TB introducing dPetruzzi

"Our approach is simple. We read all of the latest fashion magazines, we drink lots of lattes, we travel to Europe, we keep our eyes on all of the latest designer trends, then we send our buyers all over the world to buy the best Italian, French and European designer handbags and fashion accessories. Trust us...we think way too much about the importance of having the right accessory or just the right designer handbag." - dPetruzzi

Luella Bartley is a rock star amongst designers. Glamour calls her handbags "...handbag heaven..." Luella is funky, fun, fresh and has an infectious sense of cool that makes her a design superstar. With the trademark Luella heart, and the whimsical Stevie anchor tag, Luella has gone from graffiti chic to nautical fabulous. This is 100% Luella Bartley, 100% Guaranteed. Retail Price: $1,285.00 Our Price: $625.00

Dolce and Gabbana, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, are truly design originals. They design with abandon, with joy, and with effervescence that transcends whatever media in which they create. Dolce and Gabbana are the primal urges of life expressed with all the colors of the sky. Retail Price: $1,110.90 Our Price: $798.00

For outstanding luxury, this golden brown and green satchel by Ghibli is endowed with pure sophistication, made with Indian python skin and embellished by a front jeweled pocket and brass studs. For your exotic side of life. 100% Authentic. 100% Guaranteed. Retail Price: $1,552.50 Our Price: $1,189.50

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