Holiday Shopping Guide

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New stores, great finds

With holiday shopping season in full swing, myriad stores are calling your name. Check out these brand new stores around the Tri-State that offer a different beat for your little drummer boy and can help you find the perfect gift for those who want a little more than their two front teeth.

After the blood, sweat and tears you put into buying your gifts, you don't want to suffer through having your loved ones unwrap your presents to find the same exact thing they just unwrapped from Grandma Jane. To avoid this gift-giving disaster, look to the new stores in the area for a fresh take on the holiday season.


Twilight up Your Life


For the fans of the Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer, the present hunt ends at Nordstrom. With their exclusive The Twilight Saga: New Moon Apparel and Jewelry Collection, the recently opened location in Kenwood Towne Centre has what it takes to make your loved ones' eyes twinkle.


T-shirts allow fans to declare their side with "Team Jacob" and "Team Edward" options, and true fans can connect with each other with phrase shirts like, "Bet you can't read my mind." On the jewelry side of the spectrum, charm bracelets will help you charm those on your gift list. Nordstrom carries a series of charms to represent key objects from the series, including Bella's truck and Jacob's motorcycle.


113009FEATURE3.jpgNordstrom also carries a Luna Twilight exclusive beauty line. Four different palettes allude to the characters Bella, Alice, Rosalie and Victoria, and a red lip stain carries the fall trend of a strong red lip. For more beauty products from Nordstrom, check out this week's beauty story.


Rack up Some Savings


While Nordstrom just opened in September, it's even newer counterpart just opened Nov. 20. Located in the Rookwood Pavilion, Nordstrom Rack carries merchandise from Nordstrom at 50 to 60 percent off its original price.


For even more savings, mark Dec. 18 on your shopping calendar. Nordstrom Rack's tag sale will give you the opportunity to take an additional 25 to 60 percent off apparel, accessories and shoes for women and men. Also on Dec. 18, a new arrival of women's shoes will be hitting the store, so you can have the first look and first dibs on some stylish shoes.1209FABFUR_INSTORY.gif


Show Some TLC with H&M


Your home fashions have been touched by Swedish influence with IKEA, and now it's time for your wardrobe to feel that same Swedish flair with H&M, Hennes &Mauritz, first established in Sweden. Two more November openings brought the store to the Tri-State with H&M's new locations at the Kenwood Towne Centre and Florence Mall. Each store offers all of H&M's concepts, including the latest designs for ladies, young ladies, men and young men, with separate sections for lingerie and accessories. In addition, both stores carry H&M’s full children's department featuring quality garments for kids of all ages.


Head to H&M for both your holiday shopping and your holiday attire. Whether you're looking for comfy knits for fireside snuggles or hot dresses and jewelry for party glam, H&M gives you the chance to check off your own holiday list with an edge.


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The biting air doesn't have to make you choose between gloves and texting when Paris J Boutique in Montgomery is involved. Some of the hottest gifts this season are fingerless gloves, and they're "selling like hotcakes," Paris J Boutique Owner Teresa Washington says. These accessories keep your hands warm but your fingers free.


Besides the fingerless gloves, Paris J Boutique keeps you on-trend with pearls. Available in three lengths (16-inch, 18-inch and 20-inch strands), these necklaces provide the versatility any woman on your gift list needs. Your girlfriends will thank you when they realize they can dress up their pearly present with a blouse and dress pants or dress them down with jeans and a nice T-shirt. While a classic white pearl necklace might seem like the right fit for some, the various colors of pearls from pink to titanium gray offer a selection bound to fit the fancy of every woman on your list.


For the fingerless gloves, pearls, or any other accessory or clothing item, head to Paris J Boutique for their holiday sale Dec. 4. Clearance items will be marked down an additional 50 to 70 percent, and regularly priced items will be 20 percent off original prices. And if you're looking for jeans, all denim will be buy one, get one free.


Shop Chic


Before heading out to do any holiday shopping, head to the Cincy Chic Chic Shop. Organized into three directories (shopping, social and services), the Chic Shop gives you discounts and deals all around town.


The shopping directory helps you save money as your make your list and check it twice. Look to La Silhouette's deal to get a free bra, and Eddie Lane's Diamond Showroom West Chester offers a way to get a free pair of sterling silver hoops. For discounts, check out Cincy Designer Shoes for 10 percent off your purchase, or take advantage of The Village Gift Shop's offer of 10 percent off a Mary Frances Bag. Other deals give you $10 off here and 20 percent off there, so the savings continue to add up.


No matter where you shop this holiday season, though, Cincy Chic hopes you have the happiest of holidays, filled with merriment and good cheer — and fantastic finds, too!




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Photo courtesy of Nordstrom

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Photographer: JMM Photography

Location: Seasonably Chic Showcase

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