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Chronicle Books Back To School Warehouse Sale

Chronicle Books is having an amazing Back To School Warehouse Sale. They will have HUNDREDS of titles for everyone, but a few extra snags for parents and children — at up to 65% off! Stock up on back to school items, gifts for yourself and friends. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle + home, arts + crafts, art + design, photography, travel, pop culture, and music titles. Plus, journals, stationery, and much more!

Wednesday, 8/22 from 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Thursday, 8/23 from 9:00 am-7:00 pm
Friday, 8/24 from 9:00 am-7:00 pm

Chronicle Books Corporate Headquarters
680 2nd St., b/t Brannan Street & Townsend Street

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Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale – Up To 65% Off!

Cuddle up with a book from Chronicle Books Warehouse Sale. It might be Summer in other parts of the country, but in San Francisco this week it’d going to feel a lot more like cold and foggy Fall weather. The Chronicle Sale will have to essentials to get you past the gloom. Stock up on gifts for yourself and friends with 65% off hundreds of selected titles. Choose from cookbooks, children’s books, lifestyle + home, arts + crafts, art + design, photography, travel, pop culture, and music titles. Plus, journals, stationery, and much more!


Wednesday, 6/20 from 9am-7pm
Thursday, 6/21 from 9am-7pm
Friday, 6/22 from 9am-7pm

Chronicle Books Corporate Headquarters
680 2nd St., b/t Brannan Street & Townsend Street

Getting Sassy, A Recap of Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash SF

Last Thursday, on a cold San Francisco day, all the ladies at Sassy City Chicks Fashion Bash were feeling pretty hot. Music was going, complimentary Dirty Blonde Cocktails were flowing as well as complimentary massages and hair styling curiosity of the San Francisco Institute of Esthetics and Cosmetology.  But the biggest draw for me was the unique selection of clothing and accessories at steep discounts. There were about sixty designers exhibiting, and the booths were well surrounded by women trying to take advantage of great deals before they were all gone. There was no need to rush but I felt like I had to think fast and move fast because I wanted to see everything.

Items included dresses, tops, sportswear, handbags, jewelry, and designer denim like that from Pamela Sukeforth’s Fashionistette booth where there was no reason to question a denim buy at a great price. Mid length cotton tees and cropped tanks stood out as a trend as well as stripes and extra loose cardigans. Jewelry ranged from independent designers like Pretty Fun Design to Stella & Dot who actually host private home parties (which is a great idea for anyone planning a bridal shower).

Metropolitan Mixed Chain Necklace

Guilian Rancic wearing Stella & Dot

Now lets talk about the ticket price.  The Tote (goodie bag) ticket entry price at $20.00 was a great deal. There were over a dozen items, composed of all the perfect ingredients for staying out all night and still looking put together the next morning…that’s pretty Sassy if you ask me! I know the contents of my goodie bag got put to good use this last weekend.

The bag included great practical products. Some stands out items were, Pixi by Petra’s Vitamin Lipsilk, Revlon Fantasy length lashes, and sexy underwear from Fredrick’s of Hollywood. I had my first taste of Brain Toniq, an organic designed to give you mental clarity and a wiser choice than Redbull. There was a full-sized sample of a Kind health bar, and after trying this bar for the first time ever, I know (100%) I will be buying them in the future. I was expecting a chewy, sugary bar but it was the right amount of sweet and tasted pretty fresh. I’m also always happy to have a reusable bag for taking my lunch to work or for what I call my “Mr. Rogers switch” which carries my work shoes to comfy shoes.

Sassy City Chick’s Fashion Bash events take place in San Francisco as well as other cities including Los Angeles, San Diego, New York and Miami. With the Holiday’s coming up, it is definitely a good place to grab gifts for your friends and family. Check out Sassy City Chick’s for upcoming events.

RowNine enters Flash Sales space

There are many flash sales sites on the web, Gilt Groupe, Rue La La, HauteLook and Ideeli. These site offer their members 50%-70% off retail goods. Newbie RowNine is hoping to differentiate itself by offering a more personalized platform that allows users to customize the types of clothing, handbags and accessories that are delivered to them.

On RowNine, users will now be prompted to specify what types of clothing, brands, bags, and more items they are interested in purchasing. Customers can indicate their preferences when perusing offers and merchandise on the RowNine Website by giving a “thumbs up or down” to build their preference profile.
RowNine will then source and recommend customized products to the users. RowNine’s recommendation engine will integrate a shopper’s clickstream and purchase history as well as group matching with customers with similar interests to deliver targeted recommendations. Customers will also have the ability to publish products and purchases they like via their Facebook and Twitter accounts.

While the space is competitive, the model is certainly ambitious and could prove to be attractive to shoppers who want more customized offerings from online sample sales. One of the biggest challenges for RowNine will be to attract users; the site only has a hundred thousand members as compared to the millions competitors have. But the online sample sale space is still growing, and clearly there’s room for a number of strong players.

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