Thursday, November 29, 2012
How to stay on-trend and keep the personal touches when shopping for this ultimate winter accessory.
Simple, elegant, colorful and practical – a good scarf, in our opinion, is one of the best gifts money can buy for men and women alike. But considering past offerings from family and friends, getting the right scarf for that special someone is easier said than done. Remember that awful chunky, fringy monstrosity your wonderful but clueless father tried to give you last year? Don’t make the same mistakes this year, when gifting scarves of your own. We asked local designer Michelle Baldwin for some gift-giving tips when looking for a great scarf. Patch: When shopping for the perfect scarf what are some things customers should keep in mind? Michelle Baldwin: The scarf is the ultimate chilly weather essential. It’s a dual purpose piece – …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Check out this list of door buster deals around Montgomery County, including Westfield Montgomery Mall.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Check out the deals at these stores if you're looking to avoid the malls this Black Friday.
Westfield Montgomery Mall, Target and Best Buy aren't the only shopping centers gearing up for Black Friday. Bethesda Row businesses will be offering discounts and deals through out the day as well. Here's a few of the bargains: American Tap Room, 7278 Bethesda Ave. Capital Teas, 4806 Bethesda Ave. Daddy & Son, 4836 Bethesda Ave. Ginger, 7114 Bethesda Ln. Le Creuset, 7116 Bethesda Ln. Pink Palm, 4867 Bethesda Ave. Redwood, 7134 Bethesda Ln. Sassanova, 7134 Bethesda Ln. Secolari Olive Oil and Vinegar, 7249 Woodmont Ave. Urban Country, 7117 Arlington Road Check out this list of Black Friday deals for more events across the county.
Keep checking back as we update this list with Black Friday deals around the county.
Businesses are beginning to announce Black Friday deals around Bethesda and Potomac, as the national kick-off for holiday shopping draws near. Check out what businesses have planned and keep checking back as more deals are posted: Westfield Montgomery Mall The Westfield Montgomery Mall will open at midnight on Nov. 23 for shoppers looking to get an early start. In addition to store specials, the mall will have hourly giveaways and an opportunity to win a $500 shopping spree. Many of the eateries in the food court will open at midnight as well. Retail offers include: For a complete list of retailers, visit the mall’s Facebook page here. While you're shopping don't forget that deals, parking directions and more can be found on the Westfield …
Looking for a piece of jewelry for your favorite lady? This local designer tells Patch what's hot this season.
Jewelry is often a go-to gift for wives, sisters, girlfriends and any other close female relations. It’s hard to go wrong with jewelry, if you know your recipient’s style. If not, try going for what is topping style charts at the moment. Accessories are a great way to freshen up outfits and we asked a celebrated local jewelry designer, Potomac’s Alexandra Samit of Alexandra Beth Designs, to detail jewelry-giving this season. Patch: When shopping for the perfect accessory what are some things customers should keep in mind? Alexandra Samit: A piece of jewelry is often the perfect accessory, accentuating a look by adding a punch of color and a bit of sparkle. Patch: What looks are on trend this winter season? What are the celebrities …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Bethesda Patch is compiling a list of Small Business Saturday deals. Share yours here.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Small Business Saturday is on Nov. 24 this year, two days after Thanksgiving. It is a day for everyone to support the small businesses their community thrives on. This year, Bethesda Patch is putting together a list of local Small Business Saturday deals. If you are a small business owner, leave your deal in the comments section below, and it will be added to the list. You can also email your deal to email@example.com or send a message on Facebook. American Express founded the day in 2010 to help small businesses get exposure during the holiday season, when they might be otherwise overlooked. With retailers buzzing around the holidays, it is important to support local small businesses that rely on their neighbors in order to continue …
How to stay on-trend and keep the personal touches when shopping for the perfect holiday outfit.
Holiday parties mean holiday outfits – sparkling fashion to dazzle office co-workers, family, friends and frenemies. The right outfit, or the wrong outfit, can set the tone for the next year. Did you show up to an ugly sweater party wearing black-tie attire last year? Not sure how to impress on a budget this year? Dying to wear sequins but not over-do it? We asked a local consignment shop manager, Bethesda’s Amanda DeSanto of the newly opened Current Boutique, for some guidelines. Patch: When shopping for the perfect holiday outfit on a budget what are some things customers should keep in mind? Amanda DeSanto: First and foremost, keep in mind the type of event you are shopping for. In a well-organized and modern consignment shop you …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Current Boutique will host a Black Friday event Nov. 23.
Holiday shoppers can get a peek at the haul from fashionable Bethesda closets for a discounted price at the Current Boutique Black Friday event Nov. 23. When Current Boutique opened its doors on Wisconsin Avenue storeowner Carmen Lopez says she knew Bethesda was a perfect fit for the fourth location of her locally popular consignment shop. “I love the area,” Lopez said. “It’s bustling with young professionals—classic, modern, polished—it’s perfect for our demographic.” Current Boutique opened in Bethesda early this fall—the first location in Maryland of a group of boutiques opened in DC-proper and the Virginia suburbs. Lopez opened her first shop in Arlington in 2007 and since then has expanded to Alexandria, Logan Circle and now Bethesda…
When the shopping gets tough, we’ve got the ideas to keep your gift-giving on track.
As much as many of us like to complain of Christmas and Thanksgiving saturation on the airwaves and in the malls, it’s impossible to deny: The holidays are here, and with them come expectations of thoughtfulness and cheer that could exhaust even the merriest of elves. During difficult economic times, Patch is here to remind you that it is the thought that counts. Gift-giving can be a challenge, yes, but it can also be fun. Browse through this holiday guide for inspiration each week as we update with posts from local artists and businesses, including the latest sales, with recipes and directions for homemade gifts and testimonials from local moms, dads, guys and gals about what they’re hoping to receive this year. For the times when you’ve …
When to give a hostess gift, how much to spend and some ideas to inspire.
With the holidays comes company – family, parties, dinners and more -- don't be a drag on your hosts' considerable efforts to keep you full and entertained by forgetting a hostess gift. But what do you buy for the perfect family who seems to have everything? We asked local gift shop owner, Potomac’s Deb Shalom of Leila Fine Gifts and Jewels, for some guidelines. Patch: When shopping for the perfect hostess gift during the holiday season what are some things customers should keep in mind? Shalom: I think a hostess gift can be under $25, depending on the occasion, of course. If you’re going for the weekend you might want to spend a bit more, but if you are just invited for dinner there are lots of nice things you can give. Small, …