Those damn Ferrero Rocher commercials and the seasonal aisle at Walgreens alerted us to the fact that the season of jingle bells and fruitcakes arrived back in October, but thanks to the mixed messages were receiving, we dont really know what Christmas means. Is the holiday about buying gifts, cooking big meals, expecting a nonexistent raise, or going to church? Thanks to the recession, getting a pink slip seems more likely than any of the other options. Nevertheless, every occasion needs an outfit, and local clothing stores are having sales to make sure we all have one.
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For jeans, tops, and dresses thatll make the economic downturn feel like an evening on Ecstasy, hit chic outpost Hip E. Boutique for up to 75 percent off labels such as Trina Turk, Vera Wang, Notte by Marchesa, Diane von Furstenberg, and Tracy Reese. The ultra-hip décor, flowing champagne, and low, low prices at this Miracle Mile fashion haven will surely put you in the mood to drop dough on something thatll look good under the mistletoe. And if you want to have on something casual for chimney diving, Biscayne Boulevards Downtown Divas (275 NE 18th St., #104, Miami) has True Religion and Lucky Brand jeans for 40 percent off. Visit www.hip-e-boutique.com and www.downtowndivasmiami.com to browse the items before you commit
Starts: Dec. 19. Daily, 2008