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28 Feb

Earrings by K.Amato

Earrings by K.Amato

V-DAY: Jewelry for Valentine’s Day: cliché yet obligatory. Spice things up by gifting locally designed bijoux from K.Amato (k-amato.com; earrings shown are $40) for 25 percent off from February 1 to 14. Use code “lovekamato25.” Shower your sweetheart with antiques and vintage finds from the Randolph Street Market’s Valentine’s Day–themed indoor bazaar, Passions and Vanities, running February 2 and 3 at Plumbers Hall (1340 W. Washington St.). All month, Chicago-based website PrettyCity.com partners with dozens of local spas and salons for its annual Love You campaign, created to promote women’s heart health. Find more than 100 deals on facials, massages, haircuts, and more, all priced from $39 to $59, at prettycity.com/love.

UNCONVENTIONAL DEALS: Beginning this month, H&M shoppers can swap used clothing for discounts. Take in duds from any brand, in any condition; for each bag of garments you unload (up to two), you’ll net 15 percent off one in-store item. The 900 North Michigan Shops (900 N. Michigan Ave.)—which include J.Crew, Space519, and Michael Kors—hold a tax-free shopping weekend in honor of President’s Day: Keep some of those Lincolns in your pocket when you shop February 16 to 18.

POP-UP: Greg Chait, Tabitha Simmons, Jennifer Meyer—any of these names ring a bell? They will soon. These CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund finalists are in the upper echelon of emerging designers, in good company with past winners such as Alexander Wang and Proenza Schouler. Throughout February, view and purchase their work at a pop-up store inside Nordstrom (520 N. Michigan Ave.).


Elmo Will Remain On The Shelves This Holiday Season, Despite His Puppet Master’s Alleged Scandal!

23 Nov

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Ain’t nothin’ gonna break his stride! Nobody’s gonna slow him down, oh-no!

He’s got to keep on movin’!

We’re talking about Elmo, of course! Moving off department store shelves!

And despite the Kevin Clash underage sex scandal(s) and his subsequent resignation from Sesame Street, toy conglomerate Hasbro hopes to sell as many little red dolls as possible this holiday season.

One Hasbro spokesperson admitted:

Sesame Street and its wonderful characters have been entertaining and educating children and families for more than 40 years. We are confident that Elmo will remain an integral part of Sesame Street and that Sesame Street toys will continue to delight children for years to come.”

We don’t blame them for wanting to make money, obvi, it’s what companies do.

But is it wise to continue marketing a children’s product which will be forever associated with lewd acts against minors, however unfounded the scandal may eventually show itself to be??

With so much negative stigma attached to Elmo because of the allegations against the character’s puppeteer, it’s hard to imagine parents deciding on that toy.

Especially since they’ll need to shell out $40 to get LOL Elmo, a.k.a. Tickle Me Elmo 2.0!!

Now it just seems like an awkward present for a kid to unwrap under their Christmas tree or Chanukah bush!

[Image via Josiah True/WENN.]

Tags: business blitz, christmas, elmo, hasbro, kevin clash, legal matters, sad sad, sex scandal, shopping, toys, underage sex

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