Ideeli is having a Gucci Sunglasses Sale starting 4:30PM EDT today. This website holds designer sales that’s only open to its members (kind of like Ruelala). Leave me a comment if you want an invitation.

Bergdorf Goodman sale continues (free shipping too!) with some good deals on Manoloes (I think I’m getting kind of obsessed with Manoloes ūüôā¬† ) I love the Fieno Sequined Sandal in black, the sequins gave it a subtle sheen that makes it suitable for work or play.¬† The Christian Louboutin Sequined Ballet Flat is another workable option. I’m surprised that both of them are still available in many sizes. If you’re waiting for further discount, set price alert on those now (just click on the ‘set price alert’ link below. You’ll get notified by email when price changes on the item.)

Fieno Sequin Sandal $385       Sequined Ballet Flat $495   

   set price alert                    set price alert     


On a side note, Barneys has gotten some new Manoloes for us to look at, like the Silver Telo, the Cuttawin and the Trampa. Love it, love it, love it!!!


First, go to the product that you want to watch price on (for example, Mario Kart Wii with Wii wheel), copy the URL.

Then, go to ShoppingNotes, paste the URL into the top box. Enter your email address in the box below. Click on “Get Alerts“.¬†


If you’ve never used ShoppingNotes before, you’ll receive an email requesting email verification.¬† Open up that email, click on “Activate Alerts“.

Once you do that, you’ll see the product image, description and price retrieved for you. This demonstrates that¬†we can successfully retrieve the information from the URL link you’ve provided. You can be certain that any price change will be monitored and you’ll be the first one to know!


Please note that the URL you enter needs to be the URL of¬†one particular product (not the entire TV section of, and it needs to have a price listed on that product page (otherwise there’s no way for us to¬†watch its price change).

To save the hassle of copying and pasting URLs everytime, you can install the Shoppingnotes bookmarklet and set price alerts using the bookmarklet following these instructions (or refer to the step-by-step illustrations for Firefox and IE).

ShoppingNotes FAQ

June 20, 2008

I’m¬†using this post¬†as a central location for all the FAQs I’ve written.

How To Set A Price Alert (without installing anything)


How To Install The ShoppingNotes Button On Your Toolbar


Step By Step On How To Save A Product Into ShoppingNotes (For Internet Explorer)


Step By Step On How To Save A Product Into ShoppingNotes (For Firefox)

How To Organize Your ShoppingNotes And Set Price Alerts On Saved Products 


For other questions, please refer to






Shopbop sale continues, there’re some pretty good deals on designer dresses:

Thakoon Arrow Seamed Dress, at $597.50 (6/25 update: sold out)

Brian Reyes Cami Dress, at $647.50 set price alert

Jennie Kayne Pleated Dress, at $662.50 set price alert

Jennie Kaye Pinched Dress with Belt, at $437.50 set price alert

Rachel Roy Whitney Dress, at $650.00 set price alert

For more sale items, check out the Shopbop Designer Boutique Sale Save 30%.

In the meanwhile, London-based Browns just started their sale*. Here’re some of my favorites:

Christian Louboutin Patent Sandal with Ankle Strap, from 310 to 220 GBP (approx. $434.65)

Christian Louboutin Sequin Shoes, from 475 to 335 GBP (approx. $661.89)

Fendi Applique Short Dress, from 785 to 550 GBP (approx. $1086.60)

Giambattista Vallie Cap Sleeved Linen Dress, from 765 to 540 GBP (appox.$1066.70)

Dolce & Gabbana Hand-painted Short Dress, from 2275 to 1365 GBP (approx. $2696.81)

Marni Cloud Print Dress, from 830 to 585 GBP (approx. $1155.74)

Marni Tie-back Berries Necklace, from 470 to 330 GBP (approx. $652.00)

To get price alerts on anything you want:

You can do it on the ShoppingNotes front page following these instructions (or refer to Illustrations in my previous post)

or using the ShoppingNotes bookmarklet following these instructions (or refer to the step-by-step illustrations I’ve written for Firefox and IE).

*pls note ShoppingNotes price alert service is not supporting Non-US currencies at this time

Here’s the Firefox user version: (I’ll be¬†posting the IE user version in a different post)

Once you install the ShoppingNotes bookmarklet on your browser’s toolbar, you can save any product into your ShoppingNotes in¬†just¬†two¬†clicks.¬†

When you’re¬†on¬†a product page at an online store, simply click on the “Save to my ShoppingNotes” button on your toolbar:


If you haven’t already signed in, you’ll see the screen below.¬† (For those who don’t have a ShoppingNotes account, we encourage you to sign up for one. It only takes 30 seconds, and gives you the benefit of accessing your ShoppingNotes from anywhere. If you click on¬† “Continue without Signing Up” , you’ll be able to save the product into a temporary account, which resides only on this computer you’re using now). ¬†



After you’ve signed in, you can save the product into your personal ShoppingNotes by clicking on “Save”.¬† I usually do two things before I click on “Save”, first is to click on the radio button next to “Alert me whenever the price changes” (so I’ll get an email when price changes), second is to select the list that I want the product to go under and click on “Add” (this makes my life easier¬†since I have a lot of products in my ShoppingNotes).


Once you click on “Save”, the product (image, description, price and link) will be saved into your ShoppingNotes in¬†a few¬†seconds.¬† Now you can either go take a¬†look at your ShoppingNotes by clicking on the “Go To My ShoppingNotes” button or just sit back and let it automatically go back¬†to the original product page you were on.

This is how your ShoppingNotes will look like after you’ve saved this product.¬† The product you just saved is on the very top.



What I’m calling a “button” is actually a bookmarklet. It allows you to save anything you see on the web into ShoppingNotes in just two clicks.

For Firefox, it’s really easy to place this button on the toolbar and takes only 5 seconds, just follow instructions here. If you want to know how to save a product into ShoppingNotes using Firefox, please see illustrations in my previous post.

For Internet Explorer, it’ll take about 30 seconds to put it on your toolbar. Please refer to the illustrations below:

Go to the Install page, right click on “Save to My ShoppingNotes” link, then select “Add to Favorites” from the pull-down menu.

After you do this, two windows will pop up, just click on “Yes” and “OK“.

Then you’ll see a window letting you select where you want to put the “Save to My Shoppingnotes” link into. To make your life easier, select the “Links” folder, then click “OK”.

To see the “Save to My Shoppingnotes” on your toolbar, all you need is to check you toolbar settings under “View” (on the Internet Explorer top menu bar). Make sure “Links” is checked. And if you want to move “Links” to a different place on your toolbar, make sure you unlock the toolbar first so you can move things around. Don’t forget to lock your toolbar after you’ve moved the “Save to My ShoppingNotes” to where you want.

Done!!!¬† Now everytime you want to save a product into your shoppingnotes, just click on the “Save to My ShoppingNotes” button!

To save a product into ShoppingNotes, follow these instructions (or refer to the step-by-step illustrations I’ve written for Firefox and IE).



You can save any many products into your ShoppingNotes as you want. (I have over 300 items in my ShoppingNotes)

To save any product into your ShoppingNotes, please refer to the step-by-step illustrations I’ve written for Firefox and IE.

Within your ShoppingNotes you can create lists (such as “Household items” or “Back to school”), copy¬†or move any item to a list, delete an item (from your list or your entire ShoppingNotes) and refresh price (retrieves the most up-to-date price on any product¬†from its original website).

You can also sort your products in the order of price, time saved, website name or favorite level. 

Below is an illustration of each function. Please click to enlarge.


To set¬†price alert on a product you have saved in your ShoppingNotes, just click on the “Set Alert” button next to¬†the price.¬† You can choose to¬†receive alert for any price change or have us notify you only when the price drops below a number (entered by you).¬† The alert will be active for a maximum of 30 days.¬† Near the end of the 30 days, you’ll get an email reminding you of the alert you have set.¬† There’s a big “Renew” button in the email, click once on that button will renew your alerts for another 30 days.