Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Photos - Everything Under $80 Shopping Event 12.12.09


The rain couldn't hold us back from a fabulous event and here are the photos to prove it!

An extra big mmmwah to our talented photographers Lauren Hillary and Peter Leal, thank you for capturing the experience of this amazing day.





Photo Gallery 1 HERE

By: Lauren Hillary
Photographic Artist
@laurenhillary













Photo Gallery 2 HERE
By: Peter Leal Photography



December 12, 2009
Participating Boutiques
Sponsors






Everything Under $80 Shopping Event
2010 Dates:
TBA

Want More Info?
Participants - email: april@boutiquing.com
Sponsors - email: carrie@boutiquing.com

Friday, December 18, 2009

Congratulations to Our Facebook Fan Friday Winner!

See who won this week's giveaway...



Congratulations Jori Hayzer! Your skin will love you when you soothe, slather and soften it with the complete Natural Being Certified Natural Skincare line valued at $115. Don't you love how how inexpensive that is for an ALL NATURAL skin care line, we sure do.



Here are the other fans who had a chance to win, but Christmas is coming early to Joy with a super sweet skin rejuvenation regimen because she raced to the Boutiquing.com Facebook Page really fast.


Don't worry if you didn't win this week...
NEW GIVEAWAY EVERY WEEK
  • MONDAYS - We post the new prize
  • FRIDAYS - We give it away!
**Visit www.Boutiquing.com EVERY Friday @ 10am PST to see if you won.

Previous Facebook Fan Friday Winners
Complete Contest Details here

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Thursday, December 17, 2009

BOUTIQUING WEEKLY GIVEAWAY - You Could Win This! $115 Skin Care Line from Natural Being




$115 Skin Care Line
from
Natural Being
Certified Natural Skincare

Restore harmony and balance to your skin with a simple, certified natural skincare range from Natural Being. Based on New Zealand’s active Manuka Honey and Manuka Oil, Natural Being uses only the purest botanical ingredients and is free from harsh chemicals. The range has been specially developed to promote clear skin and prevent the first signs of aging. With the knowledge of nature to care for your skin, Natural Being lets you blossom everyday!

The winner of this week's giveaway will get the entire 8 piece Natural Being line including: Manuka Cleanser (for normal to dry & oily to norml skin), Manuka Honey day cream (for normal to dry & oily to norml skin), Manuka Honey night cream (for normal to dry & oily to norml skin), Manuka Body Cream, Manuka Toning Gel. In addition to the purest botanical ingredients, Natural Being has gorgeous packaging and has a surprisingly low price point, nothing over $15!

Enter to WIN...
become a Boutiquing.com Facebook Fan NOW!

Boutiquing.com Facebook Fan Friday
Complete Contest Details here!
  • Every Monday - New Great Giveaway posted
  • Check back EVERY Friday 10am - April & Erin will look for the 6 FB Fans featured in the Fan Box on Boutiquing.com (We will take a snap shot & post the 6 photos in the center column of Boutiquing.com)
  • See your photo on FRIDAY 10am? Hurry to the Boutiquing Facebook Page and be the first to leave a comment to WIN the weekly GIVEAWAY!
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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

SHOP WHAT YOU'RE DOIN! The Passionate Collector "Vaction from the Holidays Boutique"





Does the hustle and bustle of the holidays have your mind visualizing a vacation? The Passionate Collector invites you to party and peruse their pretty pleasures at their "Vacation" from the holidays boutique event this Wednesday, December 16th. With glorious gift options, a bounty of beauty treatments, a heaven of handmade items, and jewelry that will make you jump for joy don't miss this shopping experience that has something for everyone with prices ranging from $4 to $20,000.

VISUAL SPLENDOR: Wednesday, December 16, 2009
4:30-8:30pm
VISIT: Newport Beach Tennis Club Golden Room
2601 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach CA 92660
V.I.P. TREATMENT: Complimentary Wine and Hors D'oeuvres
VIBRANT VALUE: Goody bags with jewelry valued up to $150
for first 50 people to arrive who have RSVP'd to
susan@thepassionatecollector.com or 949.644.2246
(hurry ~ a few still available!)


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Monday, December 14, 2009

BOUTIQUING BLOWOUT SALES - EVENT INFO



Boutiquing Blowout Sales
2010 DATES

Orange County
March 6-7th, 2010
September 18-19th, 2010

San Francisco
TBA

San Diego
TBA

Want More Info?

Participants - email: erin@boutiquing.com
Sponsors - email: carrie@boutiquing.com

2009 Blowout Sales:
Orange County - September 19th, 2009
Participating Boutiques
Participating Designers & Vendors
Sponsors
Video


Sunday, December 13, 2009

Everything Under $80 Event Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations Margaret Jervis!

830489 - Jennifer
830545 - Terry Thomas
830639 - Janae Raphael
830655 - Diane McAdoo
830667 - Lisa Bnabender
830689 - Margaret Jervis
830695 - Sandra Smith
830746 - Therese Betita
830769 - Chelsea Van Arnam
830801 - Bianca Avila

Boutiquing "Everything Under $80" Shopping Event

GRAND PRIZE

$50 Gift Certificate or Product

x 25 Boutiques & Designers
__________________
= You Do The Math!

Santa came early, and stuffed Margaret's stocking with some serious shopping splendor this season. Enjoy your gift certificates Margaret, and don't forget to send photos of your plentiful purchases from each boutique!

~ Happy Boutiquing!
Erin & April


Friday, December 11, 2009

DIRECTIONS & MAP ~ Everything Under $80 12.12.09



FROM LA:

405 South
Exit Irvine Center Drive
Left @ Irvine Center Drive
Left @ Spectrum (into The Village Apartment Homes)

5 South
Exit Alton Parkway
Straight thru the light
Right @ Spectrum (thru Irvine Center Drive into The Village Apartment Homes)

FROM SAN DIEGO:
405 North
Exit Irvine Center Drive
Stay Left @ the light to Irvine Center Drive
Right @ Irvine Center Drive
Left @ Spectrum (into The Village Apartment Homes)

*Event Parking Lot at the corner of Irvine Center Drive & Prism ~ a quick walk across the street.

Boutiquing Presents:
Everything UNDER $80 Shopping Event

Date: 12.12.09
Time: 10am - 6pm

Location: The Village
21 Prism, Irvine CA 92618

RAIN or SHINE, we've got you covered!


Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Early Birds Snag A Swag Bag THIS Saturday ~ 12.12.09

As if 25 OC boutiques under 1 roof, ALL THEIR MERCHANDISE UNDER $80, wasn't sweet enough...we've got Swag Bag for the first 80 people to enter!

Thank you to the following companies for their generous contributions the Boutiquing presents Everything Under $80 Shopping Event Swag Bags:


Mai Couture - a new and innovative way of wearing makeup. The face paper collection is the perfect on-the-go makeup, Blot while you Bronze and Blush without a Brush!
www.maicouture.com ~ FACEBOOK ~ TWITTER


Foot Petals - for those of us who have a "Love/Hate Relationship With Our Sexy Shoes", It's guaranteed you'll adore your sky high stilettos and love flip flops even more after loading them up with all their goodies.
www.footpetals.com ~ FACEBOOK ~ TWITTER


Hollywood Fashion Tape - little strips of two-sided tape that solve everyday wardrobe problems. From bra straps to shoe straps, Hollywood Fashion Tape helps women and their wardrobes stick together.
www.hollywoodfashiontape.com ~ FACEBOOK ~ TWITTER

Natural Being - Restore harmony and balance to your skin with a simple, certified natural skincare range. Based on New Zealand’s active Manuka Honey and Manuka Oil, Natural Being uses only the purest botanical ingredients and is free from harsh chemicals.
www.naturalbeingskincare.com ~ TWITTER


Pirates Booty - Great tasting, all-natural puffed rice and corn made in a variety of flavors with 130 calories or less per serving.
www.piratesbooty.com ~ FACEBOOK



M & B - Although all of their vintage jewelry LOOKS like a million bucks, it most certainly don't cost that. Their prices start at $10, and go up to $2000, but the bulk of the collection is well under $300 (especially during their July and December sales, when much of the selection is 50% off).
www.shopmb.com



Shop Moderne - the latest designer trends for men and women a great deal. Focused on the celeb style that drives fashion these days, Shopmoderne offers many ways to interpret the most stylish celebrity trend.


Monday, December 7, 2009

RAIN or SHINE! Mini Mall of Orange County's Best Boutiques awaits savvy shoppers and offers a pleasant price point.


THIS Saturday
12.12.09
Indoor Shopping Event
RAIN or SHINE
High end, hassle free holiday shopping!


Saturday, December 5, 2009

25 OC Boutiques Under 1 Roof, Everything UNDER $80


Rain or Shine, We've Got You Covered
Saturday, December 12th
10am - 6pm
@ The Village in Irvine
(Apartment homes ACROSS from the Irvine Spectrum, where the 405 & 5 fwy merge)

Get there early for the supah sweet Swag Bags (for the first 80 to enter) and FIRST PICK at the amazing selection of clothing, denim, jewelry, accessories, handbags and gifts from men, women and children everything UNDER $80!



Boutiques Include: Hannah Bean, Macalistaire, Carmen Parks, Patina, Bohemia, Dali, Bella Bleu, Tres Chic, Scout 3, Amelie, Tattle Tails, 5 Seas, Ladonna, Shop Moderne, Moda Viajando, The Passionate Collector, Plum Pretty Sugar, Hollywood Million Denim, HOWE, Petit Plume, Liz Larios, Foot Petals, Dove Chocolate, Lucky Leona and Anything Canine for the pups!

$10 to Enter
1/2 Off Tickets ~
PRINT & PRESENT This Card

Giveaways Every Hour!
DJ, Fitting Rooms & Fun, Fun, FUN!
REFER YOUR FRIENDS - Get $100 from Boutiquing

We'll see you next weekend for Orange County's BEST high end, hassle free holiday shopping...EVERYTHING UNDER $80!


Friday, December 4, 2009

IT'S 10 AM! Here are the 6 Lucky Fans who have a chance to win!

Do you see your photo here?



Be THE FIRST to leave a comment
and WIN...




An $88 Vintage Jade & Lion Necklace
from Tandem Treasures

Look for this amazing jewelry line at our
December 12th
"Everything Under $80" Shopping Event!



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Wednesday, December 2, 2009

How about $100 from Boutiquing...




Tis the season to give and Boutiquing is ready to hand out the cash!

REFER THE MOST ATTENDEES
(over 10 people)
to the EVERYTHING UNDER $80 Shopping Event
Saturday 12.12.09
and get $100 from Boutiquing


Step 1: Get the 1/2 Off Entry Card here http://www.tinyurl.com/BoutiqueReferral

Step 2: Add your First AND Last name in the "referred by" line so you get credit for the referral (see sample below)

Step 3: Add your Phone# or E-Mail address so we can contact you when you win

Step 4: Start spreading the word...here's some helpful hints
~ E-Mail them out to your friends
~ Hand them out at the gym, Starbucks, your college, your child's school, family and friends
~ Post it on Facebook, Twitter, Myspace or your blog
~ Remind your friends card MUST be presented for 1/2 OFF Entry
(limit one discount per card)
ONLY $5 ~ includes FREE food from Ruby's Diner!




BE NICE: Refer the most attendees
BE NAUGHTY: With a $100 to spend on YOU!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Nida Boutique - Nida Chic Style?


San Francisco Boutique Pique
By: Nikki Jong @ Boutiquing

Nida’s vibe is distinctly European—although that shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, considering the boutique’s owner is Italian and the majority of the designers featured here are European (mostly French). What is uncommon, however, is encountering such warm, friendly service in a boutique known for its high-end labels. But that’s what you can expect at Nida: unpretentious, knowledgeable help, and about twice a year, killer deals on pieces you may have only considered purchasing oh, say, in your dreams.

A couple of exceptions to the European brands include Steven Alan and Opening Ceremony (loopy oversized cardigan in a creamy wheat tone). You’ll find elegant, timeless options such as a Daniele Alessandrini black chiffon shift with asymmetrical gathering, as well as masterfully executed trends like a Y-3 Yohji Yamamoto leather hoodie jacket. If you know Isabel Marant, then you know this label’s very exclusive and hard to find (the designer prohibits her line from being sold online, and is notoriously selective about the boutiques that carry the line). But you can find the label at Nida, alongside Paul & Joe, Paul & Joe Sister (the more affordable line) and Vanessa Bruno.


I spied fun Melissa jelly ballet flats, Vivenne Westwood for Melissa rubber booties and Maloles flats before hitting up the showcase of resin jewelry. Nida’s selection—chunky cuffs and bangles, and rounded rings—from local San Francisco-based Tina Frey Designs, is divine. Each piece is like a miniature sculpture for your body, in rainbow brights and sophisticated frosted sheers.

It’s also worth mentioning that Nida carries Sumbody, an all-natural skincare line whose products are handcrafted in Sebastopol. Sumbody’s devoted followers have flocked to Nida since the Sumbody Marina store closed; it’s the only place in the City you can find these sumptuous and earth-friendly products.

High-end European fashion? Check. Great service? Check. Hard-to-find labels? Check. Now the only question is: why are you still reading?

Nida
544 Hayes Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone 415.552.4670

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BOUTIQUING WEEKLY GIVEWAY: $88 Vintage Necklace from Tandem Treasures

You could win this!




$88 Vintage Lion & Jade Necklace

from
Tandem Treasures

Tandem Treasures Deigned by a couple of passionate vintage treasure hunters and avid jewelry collectors, every one of a kind Tandem piece tells a story. Tokens from the past are arranged in "tandem" to create delicate pieces for the girl who likes to make a subtle statement. Don't miss the new addition to the line, "Tandem Rocks". Sparkly geodes and smooth agate are paired with ornate vintage charms to create interesting combinations of tough and feminine. No two alike and all handmade, Tandem is the NEW way to wear vintage.

Don't miss Tandem Treasures at our upcoming "Everything Under $80" Shopping Event 12.12.09 - all styles will be offered Under $80! Get there early to score the best selection and snag a swag bag!

Enter to WIN...
become a Boutiquing.com Facebook Fan NOW!

Boutiquing.com Facebook Fan Friday
Complete Contest Details here!
  • Every Monday - New Great Giveaway posted
  • Check back EVERY Friday 10am - April & Erin will look for the 6 FB Fans featured in the Fan Box on Boutiquing.com (We will take a snap shot & post the 6 photos in the center column of Boutiquing.com)
  • See your photo on FRIDAY 10am? Hurry to the Boutiquing Facebook Page and be the first to leave a comment to WIN the weekly GIVEAWAY!
See previous Facebook Fan Friday Winners

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

BOUTIQUING APPROVED - San Francisco Boutiques

Azalea
Bella Cose
Bettina
Beyond The Alley
Bryan Lee
Cat Seto
Eco Citizen
Elizabeth Charles
Nida
Philanthropist
Picnic
Sarah Shaw
Waterlillies


What makes a boutique
"Boutiquing Approved"?

New boutiques added weekly.
SUGGEST A BOUTIQUE - send your request to april@boutiquing.com

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Friday, November 27, 2009

Here are the 12 Lucky Boutiquing Facebook Fans who have a chance to WIN this Week's Giveaway!

Do you see your photo here?


Be THE FIRST to leave a comment
and WIN...




A $242 Necklace & Earring Set
in Huntington Beach

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Black Friday Boutique Sales Alert - Shop Local!

Black Friday weekend sales at your favorite Orange County Boutiques
Make sure to mention "Boutiquing" for these great discounts & goodies!

Trés Chic Boutique in Newport Beach
Friday, November 27th - Sunday, November 29th
~ 3rd Annual 3 Day Sale & Toy Drive
10am - 6pm

10% Off New Winter & Holiday Arrivals
20% Off Jewelry, Bags & Belts
25% - 75% Off Everything Else
*Free gift with purchase when you mention Boutiquing!

Patina Boutique in Costa Mesa
Friday, November 27th - Sunday, November 29th
~ Big Black Friday Sale

10% Off Storewide. Take additional 25% Off the massive racks of super sweet sale items.


Black Flamingo in Laguna Beach
Friday, November 27th - Sunday, November 29th
~ Biggest Sale in Black Flamingo History

30-50% Off Everything! Yep, even including (shhhhhhhh...nel ;) Now that's something to be very very thankful for!


Elle H in Laguna Beach & www.elleh.com
Friday, November 27th - Tuesday, December 1st
~ Great Gift Sale
SAVE 25% on EVERYTHING!
PLUS:
spend over $300 and receive a $50 gift card to elle H!

Bohemia Boutique in Corona Del Mar
Friday, November 27th - Sunday, November 29th
~ Black Friday Bohemia

50% Off ALL skirts and
30% Off Sunglasses...including YSL, Juicy & Ray Bans
10% Off Everything Else


onQueStyle in Corona Del Mar

Friday, November 27th
~ Fab Friday Sale
9am - 6pm

Up to 75% Off ALL merchandise! Door prizes & treats all day.





Kovet Boutique in Corona Del Mar
Friday, November 27th
~ Black Friday Sale

20% Off Storewide!




fringe by Dali Boutique in Huntington Beach
Friday, November 27th
~ Black Friday Blast

30% Off any one item! New shipment of vintage tops & dresses, sweaters and jewelry.

Carmen Parks Boutique in Huntington Beach
Friday, November 27th
~ Black Friday SALE
8am - 9pm
30% OFF Your Entire Purchase, 50% off already reduced Clearance Rack, and, Gift With Purchase of $20 or more while supplies last.

Hannah Bean in Santa Ana
Friday, November 27th - Sunday, November 29th
~ Black Friday SALE
30% Off ALL Merchandise ~ Hudson, Joe's Jeans, Ditto's, Frankie B, William Rast, Nanette Lepore, Signorelli and more!
La Bella in Belmont Shore
Friday, November 27th
~ Black Friday SALE
40% Off Select Merchandise

Bella Bleu in Costa Mesa
Friday, November 27th
~ Holiday Sale
15-75% Everything in the store. $5, $10 & $20 Sale Racks!


Shop Moderne Orange County
Online Store

Friday, November 27th
~ After Thanksgiving Sale
www.shopmoderne.com

40% OFF ALL ITEMS One Day Only!
promo code: BLKFRI40

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

SHOP What You're Doin! Tres Chic Sale & Toy Drive





Skip the trek and trouble of trying to tolerate mega mall madness this weekend. Tres Chic boutique in Newport Beach is delivering discounts and rewarding those with a giving spirit.

MERRY MARKDOWNS:
10% Off New Winter & Holiday Arrivals
20% Off Jewelry, Bags & Belts
25% - 75% Off Everything Else
*Free gift with purchase when you mention Boutiquing!

GOOD DEED DISCOUNT:
Bring in an unwrapped toy valued at $20 and receive an additional 10% off your ENTIRE purchase!




TRAIPSE INTO: Trés Chic Boutique
1719 Westcliff Drive . Newport Beach, Ca 92660 . 949.642.4696

THESE DAYS: Friday Nov. 27th - Sunday Nov. 29th
TRY ON TIME: Extended Sale hours F-Sa 10-6 & Su 10-5

TASTY TREATS: Hot Apple Cider & Homemade Shortbread


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Monday, November 23, 2009

Cat Seto - Get the (Girly) Goods


San Francisco Boutique Pique
By: Nikki Jong @ Boutiquing

Even from across the street, it’s easy to tell Cat Seto is full of girly delights. Once inside, it doesn’t disappoint: you’re in store for gorgeous stationary, deliciously scented candles and bath products, personalized dishware, and lots of cute little trinkets and gift ideas. Whether you seek a pretty pick-me-up or a housewarming gift for a friend, Cat Seto has you covered. Dainty, girly home décor, fun frocks and kitschy-cute accessories are on the menu at this Russian Hill boutique. If you’re a Cat Seto virgin, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the reasonable prices on most items, especially compared to other boutiques in the neighborhood.

The vibe is undeniably warm and cozy, and it smells amazing when you walk in. One word: Voluspa! Shopping here kind of feels like hanging out at a friend’s cool apartment, thanks to glowing candles, a cute seating area and clever displays arranged neatly but casually, inviting you to pick things up and check ’em out. Fun home décor like decorative porcelain cups featuring a unique knit pattern, and handpainted linen pillows by Koko Gallery only add to the ambiance.

Owner Catherine Seto is a trained writer and painter with an eponymous line of paper products that includes stationary, occasion cards and note cards. The boutique also carries paper products from Wiley Valentine, Delphine and Vellum of Crown Hill. Seto designs custom special occasion cards for everything from weddings and engagements to showers and party invitations. Look for locally inspired note cards—the boutique carries several artfully crafted “I Left My Heart in San Francisco” varieties—that are the antithesis of touristy cards you’ll find at Fisherman’s Wharf.

Cat Seto carries a brief selection of scarves, bags and jewelry, including a collection of eco-friendly canvas totes in whimsical prints—octopus, whale, owl and lobster—from Bungalow 360. You can also find jewelry from local San Francisco designer Ofina.

Apparel isn’t the primary focus at Cat Seto, but it’s not an afterthought, either. The brands may not be household names, but the prices are pocketbook-friendly; expect to find dresses and separates for under $100 from Double Zero, Fashion Blvd, Esley, AAApple, Pip & Puck, Paul n KC, Judy Jr., Piko 1988 and Mind Code. Don’t forget to check out the “grab box” in the box in the back, where you can find deep discounts on items priced to move.

Cat Seto
2406 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone 415.749.1988

www.catseto.com


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