Cartier and Audemars Piguet fine luxury watches, both new and used are now available from Melrose Jewelers

Cartier and Audemars Piguet: Melrose Jewelers, USA’s #1 Online Rolex Watch Retailer, today launched over 100 New Models of New and Preowned Mens and Ladies Cartier and Audemars Piguet fine luxury watches for sale at it website, http://www.melrosejewelers.com. Long known for its leading position at USA’s #1 Online Retailer of Rolex watches, Melrose Jewelers now carries a more diversified watch luxury wrist watch product line demanded by today’s doctors, lawyers, CEOs and other accomplished professionals.

Melrose Jewelers now carries New and Unworn Mens Cartier fine watches including the Mens 18K Yellow Gold Cartier Roadster Chronograph, Men’s Stainless Steel Cartier Chronograph, Mens Stainless Steel Cartier GMT, Mens Two Tone 18K/SS Cartier Roadster, Men’s 18K Yellow Gold Alligator Cartier Santos 100 XL Chronograph, Men’s Stainless Steel Alligator Cartier Santos, Men’s Stainless Steel Cartier Santos Galbee XL, Men’s Two Tone Alligator Cartier Santos 100, Men’s Stainless Steel Cartier Must 21 Chronoscaph, Men’s Two Tone Cartier Panthere, Men’s 18K White Gold Channel Set Bezel Alligator Cartier Pasha, Men’s 18K Yellow Gold Channel Set Bezel Alligator Cartier Pasha, Men’s Stainless Steel Cartier Pasha, Men’s Stainless Steel Cartier Pasha C35, Men’s Stainless Steel Cartier Pasha Seatimer, and Men’s Stainless Steel Cartier Pasha Chronograph

Melrose Jewelers also carries New and Unworn Ladies Cartier luxury watches including the Ladies Cartier Roadster, Ladies 18K White Gold Cartier Roadster, Ladies 18K Yellow Gold Beadset Bezel Cartier Roadster, Lady Stainless Steel Cartier Roadster, and Ladies Two Tone Cartier Roadster, Ladies Stainless Steel Cartier La Dona, Ladies Two Tone Cartier Ballon Bleu, Ladies 18K Rose Gold Beadset Bezel Alligator Cartier Santos Dumont, Ladies 18K White Gold Beadset Bezel Cartier Santos Demoiselle, Ladies 18K Yellow Gold Alligator Cartier Santos Dumont, Ladies Two Tone Cartier Santos Demoiselle, Ladies Stainless Steel Cartier Santos Demoiselle, Ladies 18K White Gold Beadset Bezel Cartier Tank Americaine, Ladies 18K White Gold Beadset Bezel Cartier Tank Americaine, Ladies 18K Yellow Gold Beadset Bezel Cartier Tank Americaine, Ladies Stainless Steel Cartier Tank Francaise, and Ladies Two Tone Cartier Tank Francaise. All Mens & Ladies Cartier watches are available athttp://www.melrosejewelers.com/category/cartier_watches.htm

Melrose Jewelers now carries New and Unworn Mens and Ladies Audemars Piguet luxury watches including the Mens 18K White Gold Audemars Piguet Millenary, Mens Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Date, Men’s Audemars Piguet Edward Piguet Tourbillon, Mens Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars “Arnold’s All-Stars”, Men’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph, the Ladies 18K Yellow Gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph, Ladies 18K Yellow Gold Audemars Piguet Promesse Mini, the Ladies 18K White Gold Full Pave Audemars Piguet Promesse Mini, Lady Audemars Piguet Rubber, and Ladies Stainless Steel Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore. All Audmears Piguetwatches are available athttp://www.melrosejewelers.com/category/audemars_piguet_watches.htm

About Melrose Jewelers
Melrose Jewelers is the nation’s leading online retailer of Rolex wrist watches and its associates have, collectively, over 220 years of experience in importing, restoring, and retailing Rolex and other luxury watches. Melrose Jewelers was founded with one simple premise: Buying a Rolex or other luxury watch shouldn’t be mysterious or complicated. Similar to the innovative yet simple business models of Progressive Insurance, CarMax, or Blue Nile Melrose Jewelers provides customers with low, no-haggle pricing, luxury wrist watches that are either new and unworn or preowned and restored to original factory specifications both inside and outside, and a comprehensive 2-year warranty. Melrose Jewelers also employs a staff of top university-educated Trained Experts that provide customer service that extends from your initial sales call until years after you’ve received your purchase. Melrose Jewelers is a proud member of the Verified Internet Diamond Purchasers Association, the Jeweler’s Vigilance Committee, the Jewelers of America, the Manufactures and Jewelers Association of America, the International Watch & Jewelry Guild, the National Association of Watch Collectors, and the California Sheriff’s Association. Melrose Jewelers uses only Conflict-Free Diamonds and those imported through the Kimberley Process as signed into act by U.S. Congress in 2003. Melrose Jewelers is not an authorized agent or affiliated with Rolex USA, Rolex S.A., Rolex International, Cartier, or Audemars Piguet.

About the Melrose Jewelers Rolex Watch Blog:
The Melrose Jewelers (MJ) Rolex Watch Blog is the world’s largest independent news website about Rolex events and Rolex in pop culture. With over 300 articles and new articles and commentary updated daily, the Melrose Jewelers Rolex watch blog contains articles about Rolex watches owned by Barack Obama, John McCain, Lily Allen, Flavor Flav, Danica Patrick, Lindsay Lohan, Placido Domingo, Lance Armstrong, Mark McGrath, Jessica Simpson, Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Cameron Diaz, Justin Timberlake, Brad Pitt, Vince McMahon, Rita Hayworth, Benicio Del Toro, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro, Rita Hayworth, Vince McMahon, The Dalai Lama, Zara Phillips, Saddam Hussein, O.J. Simpson, Guy Ritchie, Madonna, Ana Ivanovic, Matt Damon, Genki Sudo, Drew Barrymore, DJ Am, Tim Tebow, Colt McCoy, Jay-Z, Ari Emanuel, Jennifer Aniston, Orlando Bloom, Paris Hilton, Daniel Craig, Tupac Shakur and Wiley,

Melrose Jewelers has recently launched its Rolex website in Tokyo, Japan at http://www.melrosejewelers.jp

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Clinique, leader in skin care innovation has announced the launch of its latest skin care moisturizer called New Comfort on Call

Clinique, leader in skin care and make-up innovation, has announced the launch of their latest advance in skin care moisturizer – New Comfort on Call.

Clinique, at the forefront of skin care research, has launched a new innovation in anti aging and allergy relief skin care, with the introduction of New Comfort on Call – Allergy Tested Relief Cream, a moisturiser designed for people with visibly reactive skin.

Clinique’s New Comfort on Call enhances the skin’s ability to protect itself against external irritants such as pollutants and airborne particles. Containing the rare Citrus Jabara Fruit Extract, indigenous to Japan’s Wakayama Prefecture region where it is cultivated, this moisturising cream helps to calm the appearance of irritated skin.

Wakayama villagers believe Jabara can prevent pollen allergies from the region’s abundant trees. The villagers eat and drink it continuously to build their resistance to the onslaught of pollen each spring. Even at the height of pollen season, they report that allergies are rare. Clinique’s New Comfort on Call is the first and only skin treatment to include Citrus Jabara Fruit Extract. It is the heart of Clinique’s unique Enviro-Soothe Complex, including potent anti-irritants Mangosteen and Glycyrrhetinic Acid (licorice extract).

Dermatologist tested, and suitable for even very sensitive skin, New Comfort on Call:

– Gives immediate relief to dehydrated, dry skin and visibly calms irritated skin
– Helps shield and protect skin against extreme weather conditions while maintaining moisture
– Is suitable for all skin types that become very dry and taut when exposed to frigid climates
– Helps reduce skin’s visible reactivity and instances of cracked, flaky or rough skin with continued use

Protecting the skin, especially in colder climates, is critical in maintaining its strength and resilience. Skin becomes more susceptible to the harmful effects of common allergens and environmental pollutants, such as airborne particles, when the skin barrier is impaired.

“Aware of the changes in the environment, we wanted to create a product that would not only assist in helping the appearance of reactive skin, but would help skin to naturally cope with fluctuations in weather and humidity. We incorporated a water-binding protein that improves and rebalances the skin’s moisture, building a stronger, more resilient skin barrier, better able to protect against both extreme weather conditions and harmful external airborne particles.” Commented Dr. Tom Mammone, Executive Director of Clinique Research and Development

New Comfort on Call provides an invisible protective shield to strengthen skin’s moisture and lipid barrier function, helping skin to be less susceptible and reactive to certain external triggers over time. New Comfort on Call helps relieve dry, cracked skin while it softens, smoothes and improves skin’s texture and condition. This intense, luxuriously rich cream-balm moisturiser provides immediate comfort and all day hydration.

New Comfort on Call will be available nationwide from 1 February 2009

About Clinique
Introduced in 1968, Clinique was the first ever dermatologist-created, prestige cosmetic brand. Today, Clinique’s mission remains what it was from the beginning: to provide the highest quality and most effective collection of products to enhance every skin type and tone. The brand’s customised approach and quality products – all meticulously tested and carefully formulated with the latest science – have made Clinique one of the leading skin care authorities in the world. All makeup and Skin Care products are allergy-tested and 100% fragrance free. Clinique offers products for men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Clinique is sold in more than 130 countries and territories, and over 16,000 sales locations.

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Displaysense set to introduce more than 767 shelving products made up from only 27 component items to help budget squeezed companies looking for greater value for money from their purchases

Displaysense to introduce innovative new shelving ideas for cash strapped businesses. During these tricky economic times it is becoming increasingly difficult for businesses to justify purchasing bespoke shop fittings in order to display their products, advertise their services and promote their brand. With this in mind, Displaysense has a simple solution that is not only budget and user friendly, but also more diverse than a Lego set.

With an artillery of 27 components, Displaysense – the UKs leading supplier of shop fittings and wire chrome shelving units -has plans to reveal a total of 767 combinations of retail shelving solutions. This extensive range of shelving will allow customer to adapt and craft unique displays to suit any business environment from caterers to offices and even for the home.

Unlike a number of competitor suppliers of wire chrome components, Displaysense is set to be the first to provide customers with a unique glimpse at the products’ potential usage and combinations. Already boasting an existing range of more than 60 units, Displaysense plan to expand that number further thanks to recent component parts that include clothing rails and sloping brochure holders that open the door for more industries to take advantage of the products’ potential.

Steve Whittle, marketing manager at Displaysense, commented, “We are constantly trying to diversify our product range or create new solutions at Displaysense. You could say it’s in the blood, as we often extend our product range simply by imagining who the end user could be. Our ballot boxes are a perfect example of this as we originally had a limited number of floor standing units. So we designed our own solution by adding two products together and they have gone down a storm with our customers”.

Steve continued, “Our designs enable businesses to buy shelving solutions that can grow and adapt to their business needs, providing them far greater value for money than other shelving and display options out there.”

The company doesn’t plan to stop there with its products either, as Steve forecasts that 2009 is set to be a fantastic year for the business, as more innovative display solutions are introduced to aid the struggling retail sector.

About Displaysense
Displaysense was established in September of 1978 as a manufacturer of quality point of sale displays. Displaysense has a wealth of experience in design and manufacturing and has been able to develop an ever growing standard range of more than 1500 displays. The range is now hugely diverse including acrylic containers, display cabinets, mannequins, modular shelving units, exhibition displays and business card holders.

Displaysense works with a large range of clients including, retailers (multiple and independent), blue chip corporate clients, cafés, bars, restaurants and night clubs, shop and office fitters, marketing and promotions companies, designers and architects, product distributors, exhibition contractors and exhibitors, printers, councils and NHS trusts, charities, schools and universities.

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Displaysense reports sales of catering equipment increasing in the lead up to Valentines Day

Displaysense reports that while Valentines Day is renowned as the most romantic day of the year, with couples expressing their love for each other with gifts and for many, tying the knot, making it one of the busiest marriage periods in the year, it’s not just flowers and chocolates that are in demand this February.

This busy marriage period has lead to Displaysense (http://www.displaysense.co.uk), the UKs leading supplier of affordable shop fittings and catering equipment, having to double their stock of cake displays, after increasing demand from customers who are intending to cut down on the big day expenses due to the ongoing credit crunch by doing a lot more themselves rather than payout for caterers.

After various calls to the Displaysense sales team, a number of customers have indicated that other businesses are also benefiting from the downturn, as a number of people are renting equipment or making items for the big day, rather than purchasing it.

Steve Whittle the marketing manager at Displaysense said, “There definitely seems to be a growing trend of people looking to DIY their wedding day. If this trend continues, we may change our future new product plans and introduce more wedding related products”.

Steve commented further by saying, “Some of our customers have been very inventive with their purchases, one example was a customer who cut down on their wedding stationary and purchased some note clip holders from our leaflet holders range and used them for table and name placements as well as menu holders“.

On speaking to suppliers and the local business community, Displaysense has learnt that certain businesses are even planning to extend their January sales to cover the first two weeks of February to pick up this marriage trade and supply products to couples who are working with a tighter wedding budget.

With wedding numbers decreasing by an estimated 35% since their peak in 1972, couples have preferred to co-habit, rather than tie the knot. However, the race to exchange vows on Valentines Day always leads to a surge in the Marriage figures and the numbers of people filling the countries church pews.

With the credit crunch in place tightening the purse strings on everything from the dresses to the catering, Displaysense wishes all those couples good luck and hope the trend for more DIY weddings continues in 2009.

About Displaysense

Displaysense was established in September of 1978 as a manufacturer of quality point of sale displays. Displaysense has a wealth of experience in design and manufacturing and has been able to develop an ever growing standard range of over 1500 displays. The range is now hugely diverse including acrylic containers, display cabinets, mannequins, modular shelving units, exhibition displays and business card holders.

Displaysense works with a large range of clients including, retailers (multiple and independent), blue chip corporate clients, cafés, bars, restaurants and night clubs, shop and office fitters, marketing and promotions companies, designers and architects, product distributors, exhibition contractors and exhibitors, printers, councils and NHS trusts, charities, schools and universities.

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The Village Yarn and Fiber Shop is calling on knitters throughout the USA to participate in creating the “United Blanket of Change”

The Village Yarn and Fiber Shop, thorough its commerce site at www.DizzySheep.com is calling on knitters throughout the USA to participate in creating the “United Blanket of Change”.

This is a symbolic blanket created by knitters across the country to represent individuals coming together for unity and change.

The two day enrollment event is described at:

http://www.dizzysheep.com/Archive/Deal/2009/1/20/Obama—Obama–Obamolo—

and

http://www.dizzysheep.com/Archive/Deal/2009/1/21/Obaaama—Raaama-

The following is from the web site:

Calling all knitters!

Dizzy Sheep and your country need YOU!!

We have a project in honor of our new president! We want you to help us make the: United Blanket of Change!

Today’s deal gets you… a FREE skein of Austermann Bombolo to make your square of this symbol of hope! … Right, as expected I don’t see a flurry of excitement and enthusiastic clicking over everyone’s “favorite” yarn. Here’s the thing – this is what we have to work with. We don’t always have the ideal yarn or the softest cashmere, but we can still make the best of it and create something beautiful!

The unique squares you knit will be combined into the United Blanket of Change and sent to the President!

We are all counting on our new President Barack Obama to move forward with blanketing changes and knit this country together into one great nation… and Dizzy Sheep wants to unite knitters to show our support!

Even if you didn’t vote for Obama or agree with all of his ideas, we still need you! The 51% wool and 49% acrylic content symbolizes the ever present differing views of the people in this great country, spun together to create – “Austermann Obamolo Bombolo!” Alright, that might be going a bit far, but the point is, United We Knit!!!

Details:

United Blanket of Change

Your payment covers shipping for the yarn and for the return of the completed square – we provide the yarn at no additional charge.

Have a group that wants to make multiple squares – CONTACT us with an email address.

For each kit ordered, you will receive:
• One free skein of Austermann Bombolo
• A pre-paid and addressed Priority MailTM envelope to return your completed square
• General guidelines for the completed square
• A form to provide an optional acknowledgment and/or dedication for your square
• A photograph of the completed blanket via email

All completed squares must be dropped in the mail by March 2, 2009.

Dizzy will combine the squares into a very large, probably wall size blanket.

The completed blanket will be sent to President Obama along with a document containing all the acknowledgements / dedications.

General guidelines:
• Each square should be 10″ x 10″
• Any design – perhaps something inspiring, important or symbolic to you
• One skein will make a square, but you can add other yarns, beads, etc
• Please nothing that would be generally considered offensive
• Yes – crocheting is perfectly acceptable (Dizzy considers crocheting: knitting using a hook 🙂

We are trying for participation from all 50 states. We will note any states in that are missing and we know that the wonderful online community of knitters will “needle” a friend or relative to participate.

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H.Samuel Launches Its Valentines Day Campaign With Five Titanium And Diamond Mens Engagement Rings

High street jeweller H.Samuel is now offering customers the chance to chase away the winter blues and light up their love lives this Valentine’s Day with men’s engagement rings, a range of new products, Secret Valentine messages, half price offers and buy one get one half price on watches.

This Valentine’s women can take a whole new approach to their love lives and surprise their man by proposing to him with one of the new collection of mens engagement ringsnow being offered by H.Samuel. The collection includes five styles, all in titanium and set with diamonds.

Perfect for expressing her feelings, securing their relationship and to give him a permanent token of her love that he can wear anytime, anywhere. The tradition is that the man wears the ring on his left hand ring finger until the big day and then wears it on the ring finger of his right hand after that.

Natasha Gregory, buying controller for H Samuel, said: “UK women are no longer waiting until the man pops the question. We are equals in the work place and in relationships and we make our own decisions. Now this ring is a clear message to everyone that a man is to be married.”

Additionally customers looking for a Valentines gift that doesn’t break the bank, need look no further than the Half Price offers also being offered by H.Samuel. These offers feature on a range of gifts and jewellery including a silver and diamond heart pendant, a 9ct white gold and diamond heart shaped pendant, and a pair of white gold earrings, each presented in their own pink, heart shaped box, and all at half price for Valentine’s Day.

Further seasonal offers include a buy one, get one half price offer on all watches in addition to a huge range of watches already on sale.

This Valentine’s Day also sees the return of the popular Secret Valentine service giving H.Samuel customers a choice of three pre-set messages, the option of composing their own message or sending the gift completely anonymously by not having any name or message. Secret Valentine is a fun way to bring a little extra excitement to Valentine’s Day.

About H.Samuel
H.Samuel is the nation’s favourite High Street Jeweller with over 140 years of experience, 350 outlets and a retail website. Featuring an incredible range of branded watches, H.Samuel also has a stunning range of jewellery, collectibles and gifts for all occasions, offering something for every taste and style. H.Samuel is part of the Signet Group, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

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Thomas Sanderson Has Unveiled INTU Metal Venetian Blinds, Designed To Offer Improved Light And Noise Suppression

Thomas Sanderson, Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of window blinds and shutters, has unveiled the new ‘INTU’ metal venetian blinds.

The new INTU metal Venetian blinds from Thomas Sanderson offer the traditional benefits of a venetian blind, such as adding a contemporary look to the home and offering a filtering of light, but with modification to the Venetian Slats and Tension cord position. The modifications entailed the moving of the cord and the holes that it is threaded through to the left of the blind, ensuring less light being able to get through.

The modifications to the metal venetian blinds also means customers can enjoy reduced daylight seepage, increased privacy, cleaners edges and a streamlined design.

Thomas Sanderson blinds are also designed to fit seamlessly into the actual window beading, rather than the window recess, resulting in a precision fit and the practicality of not needing to raise the blinds to open a window, as the blind will move with it.

Using a technical survey based on information provided by Thomas Sanderson surveyors, any customers buying the new blinds from the company will have their blinds manufactured to the exact specifications required by the customer. Each blind will be crafted by a highly skilled manufacturing team, with the blinds then being installed.

The new metal Venetian window blinds from Thomas Sanderson are available now in a range of colours of finishes.

About Thomas Sanderson:
Since 1991, Thomas Sanderson has grown from a family run business to an international company offering products and services throughout the UK and Ireland. The company is Europe’s largest manufacturer and supplier of conservatory blinds, window blinds, shutters and patio awnings.

Thomas Sanderson has remained true to its roots, offering a local service and continuing to make its relationship with each and every customer its main priority. The company takes pride in ensuring the standards of service on offer match the high standards of its products.

Thomas Sanderson has been established as the market leader for over 17 years, and now offers businesses the opportunity to be associated with a national company, backed by local service. Thomas Sanderson has developed ‘refer and reward’ partnerships with over 1300 home improvement specialists, allowing them to offer their customers a complete range of products that add the finishing touches to any home improvement project, and with minimum fuss.

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Last Minute Christmas Rolex Sale at Melrose Jewelers

Melrose Jewelers, USA’s #1 Online Rolex Watch Retailer, today announced its Last Minute Christmas Rolex Sale on Mens Rolex President & Ladies Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust Watches. All Melrose Jewelers watches bought prior to end of day Tuesday, December 23nd will be shipped for delivery prior to Christmas. Visit our website at http://www.melrosejewelers.com or call 1-888-574-1250

Men & Women can now buy Rolex Datejust watches from $2325, 18K Gold Rolex President watches from $6225, and Rolex Super President watches starting from $7285. Each Rolex watch ships in “Showroom” Mint condition with a full appraisal from the Los Angeles International Gemological Laboratory, a full genuine Rolex parts guarantee of authenticity, as well as a 3-day inspection period during which customers can make sure their watch is exactly as described.

Melrose Jewelers 3 Most Popular Christmas Rolex specials for women are the:

1) Lady Silver Diamond Dial Stainless Steel Rolex Datejust w/ 1.0 Carat Channelset Diamond Bezel 25% OFF or Only $3,535 at:
http://www.melrosejewelers.com/info/rolex_datejust_ss_channel_set_silver_jub_611.htm

2) Lady Two Tone 18K/SS Silver Diamond Dial Rolex Datejust w/ Beadset Diamond Bezel 20% OFF or Only $3235 at:
http://www.melrosejewelers.com/info/2_tone_jubilee_504.htm

3) Lady 18K Rolex Super President w/ Pave Diamond Band, Dial & Bezel (284 Total Diamonds): 25% OFF or Only $9135 at:
http://www.melrosejewelers.com/info/ladies18k_super_president_pave_dial_407.htm

The most popular Mens Christmas Rolex specials are:

1) Mens 18K Rolex Day Date Super President w/ Diamond Band, Dial & Bezel 20% OFF or Only $10,525 at:
http://www.melrosejewelers.com/info/rolex_day_date_super_president_115.htm

2) Mens Stainless Steel Rolex Datejust w/ Silver Diamond Dial & Chanel Set Diamond Bezel 20% OFF or $3,425 at
http://www.melrosejewelers.com/info/datejust_stainless_steel_channelset_314.htm

About Melrose Jewelers

About the Melrose Jewelers Preowned Rolex Standards:
The 2008 Preowned Rolex Awards Winners are: Watch Finder (WatchFinder) WatchFinder.co.uk, Second Time Round (Second Time Around) SecondTimeRound.com, Dream Watches Dream-Watches.co.uk, Watches.co.uk, & Blowers Jewellers blowers-jewellers.co.uk, A and E Watches (A & E Watches,A&E Watches),Time and Gems (Time & Gems, Time&Gems), Portero, JomaShop (Joma Shop),Bernard Watch and Stein Diamonds.

Melrose Jewelers, USA’s largest online Rolex retailer, is a member of the NAWCC (National Association of Watch Collectors), the MJSA (Manufacturers & Jewelers Association of America) and the California Sheriff’s Association. Rolex Datejust, Rolex Oyster Perpetual, Rolex Day Date President and Presidential, Rolex Oyster, Rolex Submariner, Rolex GMT Master, & Rolex Daytona are trademarks of Rolex USA. Melrose Jewelers is not an authorized agent or affiliated with Rolex USA, Rolex S.A., or Rolex International. All Rolex watches offered by Melrose Jewelers are Preowned; no new Rolex watches are available from Melrose Jewelers.

Melrose Jewelers warranties it watches solely through its store. Rolex USA has no obligation to service watches sold by Melrose Jewelers.

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Denby celebrates 200 years of producing pottery in Derbyshire with the launch of a brand new tableware range called Pure Green

In 2009 Denby celebrates 200 years of producing pottery in Derbyshire. Renowned for its quality and durability Denby’s products have evolved to meet the ever changing needs of consumers. To help Denby celebrate the bicentennial, Debenhams is stocking up on their selection, including the brand new tableware range.

While many people believe that Denby Pottery has always primarily made tableware, in fact it has produced all manner of ceramic items from ink bottles, hot water bottles, fine artware pieces to the well known and loved tableware of today. Denby has a fascinating history which is being celebrated by the launch of a brand new shaped tableware range and for this special year only, there are two limited editions in the form of a mini One Cup Teapot and a large One Pint Mug to celebrate in style

The totally new official bicentenary pattern tableware range called ‘Pure Green’ will be unique both in terms of both colour and shape and has been specifically created to welcome in Denby’s bicentenary year. Designed in-house, as with all Denby ranges, ‘Pure Green’ is subtle in tone with curvy shapes, and judging by initial reactions to the range is set to become Denby’s next generation of iconic style. Sophisticated enough for formal dining but bearing the practical qualities inherently Denby, ‘Pure Green’ will be just as suitable for more relaxed dining occasions.

As one of the biggest stockists of Denby pottery in the UK, Debenhams has welcomed the latest range which gives a refreshing twist to a classic colour combination and will sit perfectly alongside the other existing collections. There are 19 pieces in the range including extra large gourmet plates and bowls for impressive entertaining. An extra generous teapot providing 6 welcoming cups of tea for family gatherings and for occasions when a normal teacup just isn’t big enough, the small mug also fits the tea saucer.

Also available for the Bicentenary year only are six mini one cup teapots in ‘Pure Green’, ‘Linen’, ‘Truffle’, ‘Jet’, ‘Denby Imperial Blue’, and ‘China by Denby’. The Mini Teapots are ideal gifts for Collectors (of teapots and Denby) but, of course, being Denby are practical to use too. The teapots are gift boxed in beautiful packaging with black silhouette images of popular Denby pieces over the years.

Limited to production for this special year is a large One Pint Mug. Available in the Craftmans’ shape in ‘Imperial Blue’, Denby Regency Green and ‘Linen’ to celebrate 200 years in style.

The ‘Pure Green’ range, ‘One Cup Teapots’ and ‘One Pint Mugs’ will carry the official bicentenary backstamp.

About Denby
Since 1806 when William Bourne realized the value of a seam of clay which was found at Denby during work constructing a road to link the industrial towns of Derbyshire, leading to the construction of the pottery in 1809, Denby has become world famous for its stoneware products and is fast gaining a reputation for porcelain (White, White Trace and Serve) and china (China by Denby), all of which are designed for real food, not just for show.

About Debenhams:
Debenhams is a leading department stores group, and has a strong presence in key product categories including women’s wear, men’s wear, home wares, health and beauty, accessories, lingerie and children’s wear.

Debenhams has 139 stores including seven Desire by Debenhams stores, across the UK and Ireland with approximately 10.1 million square feet of trading space and around 21,500 employees.

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Baby Christening Gowns & Little Girl Dresses Available at Sandbox Couture

Sandbox Couture, a popular online children’s boutique retailer of baby clothes, designer children’s clothes and baby gifts, today announced the arrival of new baby christening gowns for little boys, little girls, babies and preemies.

Sandbox Couture offers a wide collection of christening baby gowns featuring soft fabrics such as shantung silk, dupioni silk, cotton batiste and bridal quality organza. With tailored designs made from the finest materials, the line of christening and baptismal gowns presents a range of style that appeals to even the most discerning of tastes.

Baby christening gowns offer parents a wonderful selection of special occasion apparel ideal for baptisms, traditional Jewish ceremonies, first communions, and other memorable events. From the well known line of christening gowns, Little Things Mean A Lot, the collection boasts beautiful gowns for newborns, preemies, babies and toddlers.

“The line of baby christening gowns supports the product positioning and growth strategy for Sandbox Couture,” stated Sam Brown, spokesperson for Sandbox Couture.com. From a few select designers to a multi-channel ecommerce platform, we’ve fine tuned our inventory to key segments of the fashion market, “giving customers the best in quality, selection and style,” Brown concluded.

The online retailer continues to recognize prominent offerings of baby clothes and designer children’s clothes, adding to it’s list of over 50 designer brands and premier labels favorable to children and parents alike. By widening its retail offering, Sandbox Couture is able to further extend it’s brand awareness and couture following, as well as provide competitive prices on top brands in baby clothes and designer children’s clothes. For more information on christening gowns, please visit christeningbabygown.com, a division of SandboxCouture.com.

About Sandbox Couture
Sandbox Couture is an online children’s boutique retailer, providing designer baby clothes, designer children’s clothing and unique baby gifts. The company takes pride in hand selecting products from top designers, thereby ensuring quality and contemporary style. Sandbox Couture’s philanthropic contributions and socially conscious business practices are at the forefront of the company’s ideals and corporate culture. Founded in 2005, Sandbox Couture is privately held and headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA.

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Debenhams.Com Has Launched A New Gift Finder Tool, Helping To Make Christmas Gift Buying Even Easier For Its Customers

Debenhams.com has unveiled a new easy to use Gift Finder tool to assist customers in finding the right gift for their loved ones this Christmas.

Knowing that finding the perfect gift can be stressful and time consuming, the Debenhams.com Gift Finder allows customers to get help with their gifting choices. By letting them simply fill in search fields detailing the recipient of the gift, their personality and the buyer’s budget, the Gift Finder will then bring up the best gift ideas to suit the person the present is being bought for.

Debenhams.com has a huge range of gifts just waiting to be found this Christmas including gifts for her such as the Marquiste heart locket pendent necklace, luxury nightwear and new fragrances from some of the most popular fashion labels in the world, including the new perfume from Gucci which possesses a blend of citrus, orange and vanilla.

Beauty aficionados will also have no trouble locating the ideal gift with Debenhams’ Gift Finder. Gift sets from the world’s top make up and beauty specialists, including Clinique, Yves Saint Laurent, Lancome and Estee Lauder are available, with many of them offering a variety of products that will make sure any customers have the perfect make up for any Christmas functions they may attend.

A fine collection of gifts for him can also be found using Debenhams Gift Finder tool, such as a gift set collection of fine British ales, computer gaming chairs (featuring two 8 watt speakers, 20 watt 4″ subwoofer and a three channel FM wireless transmitter) which will ensure a great immersive experience for gamers. For men with a keen eye for fashion, a number of clothing items are also available this festive season including selections of Jasper Conran jumpers, watches and wallets and belt sets.

Whether they’re glamourous or fashionable, a fitness fanatic or spa lover, gadget geek or animal lover, the perfect present can be found within seconds, leaving customers with more time to enjoy the festive season.

Debenhams.com’s Gift Finder Service is also being made available all year round so whatever the occasion Debenhams can help everyone to find the perfect gift.

About Debenhams:
Debenhams is a leading department stores group, and has a strong presence in key product categories including women’s wear, men’s wear, home wares, health and beauty, accessories, lingerie and children’s wear.

Debenhams has 139 stores including seven Desire by Debenhams stores, across the UK and Ireland with approximately 10.1 million square feet of trading space and around 21,500 employees.

In addition, Debenhams has 30 international franchise stores in 14 countries outside the UK and Ireland, with a further 15 franchises scheduled to open by the end of the 2008 financial year. Debenhams is also extending its customer reach by making direct sales through its internet website. Debenhams has a successful own brand portfolio of over 50 labels (such as Debut, Maine New England, Red Herring and Thomas Nash) and including 25 designers at Debenhams brands.

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New Research From Displaysense Suggests That Using Certain Colours Could Boost Retail Store Performance And Increase Product Appeal This Christmas Period

Following research from the University of Rochester that indicated women wearing red are more appealing to men, further research undertaken by Displaysense suggests that stores can influence the shopping patterns of their customers simply by re-colouring their shop fittings.

A simple colour test undertaken by the retail display company indicated that just under 70% of the participants were more drawn to a particular colour across a vast range of everyday items.

Understanding consumer buying patterns is particularly important for businesses trying to boost sales this Christmas period as the looming recession and increasing unemployment has placed fear in the minds of the general consumer who are now looking to save rather than spend.

The research undertaken by Displaysense highlights some interesting consumer behaviour between certain colours and potential spending patterns. For example 20% of participants suggested that the use of brighter colours distracted their attention away from products in a shop display. In contrast, when red is used on shop displays and fittings, men are more drawn to the products.

This type of research is of great interest to retailers such as jewelers, who could increase the chances of attracting the attention of men who are shopping for Christmas presents for their wife, girlfriend or partner by using red appropriately in their stores, such as red counter top display cases or shelving.

Although the study of colours on the human psyche is not new, Displaysense are looking to capitalise on this research by sourcing a line of red products including mannequins anddisplay cabinets that would fit in well as we head towards the peak Christmas period.

Red, which is said to be the most emotionally intense of all the colours has been known to cause various changes within our bodies, including a faster heart beat, deeper breathing and a release of endorphins. Displaysense believe this physical reaction by men to red will lead to customers browsing for longer and spending more on products placed upon these vibrant shop fittings.

Displaysense hope that retailers will be seeing red for the right reasons this festive period, and, in terms of their bank balance, hope for a Black Christmas.

Displaysense research included the opinions of 500 customers at the start of September to the end of October 2008 asking a series of questions, which forms the source for the various facts included in this press release.

University of Rochester study – “Psychological Study Reveals That Red Enhances Men’s Attraction to Women” – 28/10/08

About Displaysense
Displaysense was established in September of 1978 as a manufacturer of quality point of sale displays. Displaysense has a wealth of experience in design and manufacturing and has been able to develop an ever growing standard range of over 1500 displays. The range is now hugely diverse including acrylic containers, display cabinets, mannequins, modular shelving units, exhibition displays and business card holders.

Displaysense works with a large range of clients including, retailers (multiple and independent), blue chip corporate clients, cafés, bars, restaurants and night clubs, shop and office fitters, marketing and promotions companies, designers and architects, product distributors, exhibition contractors and exhibitors, printers, councils and NHS trusts, charities, schools and universities.

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Leading Online Retailer Is Authorized To Sell Genuine COGE Designer Palladium Rings

Titanium-Jewelry.com, a leading online retailer of mens wedding rings, tungsten rings, titanium rings and unique contemporary jewelry designs for men and women, announced today that it is now carrying a selection of COGE designer palladium rings, wedding bands and partner bands.

“We are very pleased to be able to offer the finest COGE designer palladium rings and wedding bands to our customers,” said Ron Yates, founder, Titanium-Jewelry.com“In terms of luxury jewelry, COGE’s unique combination of precision German craftsmanship and innovative design is unrivaled. The addition of the COGE line complements our existing selection of high-end palladium, titanium and tungsten bands.”

COGE palladium rings utilize the most progressive fabrication techniques and feature avant-garde styling. Individually machine tooled and hand-crafted in Pforzheim, Germany, COGE’s artisan quality harkens back to a time before mass production, when each piece was handmade. A COGE wedding band bears the signature German precision and world-class quality control, because of the care each ring is guaranteed to meet the most exacting standards.

Most gold, platinum and palladium rings on the market today are cast, which will inherently lead to some metal porosity. While it might take a jewelers loupe to see, the porosity affects the shine and durability of the metal, and over time, small pinpoint holes will develop, causing the ring to wear down. COGE palladium rings resist this type of erosion because hey are individually machine tooled from a solid billet of metal.

The unique “lathing” process makes the COGE palladium ring harder and stronger, resisting everyday wear and tear more effectively than its cast counterparts. After a few months’ wear, most typical palladium rings will show scratches, however, the COGE grade of palladium is the highest quality and the hardest alloyed palladium in the world, as measured by the Vickers hardness scale or the Vickers Pyramid number (HV). COGEpalladium rings measure between 180 – 240, while typical palladium measures between 125 – 135.

In addition, the multiple step “lathing” process used to create COGE actually strengthens and hardens the material. As such, the COGE palladium ring is much denser and harder than a typical cast palladium ring. The heavier weight lends to a much more luxurious and rich feel that rests comfortably around the finger, without the extra weight of heavy metals.

An investment in a COGE palladium ring, as a superior alternative to a mass produced, lower quality cast ring, will ensure quality and value for many years to come. Wedding bands symbolize a lifetime of commitment and dedication, and deserve to bear the impeccable quality and beauty that are hallmarks of the COGE Design Group.

In addition to COGE palladium rings, Titaniun-Jewelry.com brings cutting edge designs to market offering affordability and stylish value to couples in search for unique rings and contemporary jewelry. Enticing grooms and couples worldwide, the online retailer provides a multitude of styles and metals representing the best selection of palladium rings, titanium rings, tungsten rings, and mens wedding rings for the up and coming male and female demographic. For more information, please visit http://www.titanium-jewelry.com.

About Titanium-Jewelry.com
Titanium-Jewelry.com provides a wide selection of tungsten rings, titanium rings and black titanium jewelry uniquely styled for men and women. Experts in modern mens wedding rings and modern metals jewelry, Titanium-Jewelry.com leads the industry in contemporary jewelry fashions. For more information, please visit www.Titanium-Jewelry.com.

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Ernest Jones Online Launches New DHL Delivery Service For More Delivery Times, Improved Security And Customer Satisfaction

Ernest Jones, the Diamond and Watch Specialist, has launched a new DHL delivery service to complement its existing Royal Mail service. For greater customer convenience, the new service offers an alternative secure delivery option for only £6 to any address in the UK (excluding Eire and the Channel Islands). DHL will deliver between 12pm and 9pm.

The DHL Life Style courier service was chosen to offer Ernest Jones customers further flexibility and convenience. DHL uses Lifestyle Couriers who are familiar with their local area and will aim to deliver orders when the customer is likely to be at home. However, should redelivery be necessary, DHL offers a flexible re-delivery service. The service is available for any products bought online from Ernest Jones, includingTag Heuer watches and diamond engagement ringsthrough to gifts and tableware.

A secure and reliable service, the DHL courier delivery costs £6 for any order and has the following lead times, which are provided in checkout:

DHL delivery lead times are extended over public holidays, and expected delivery dates are provided in checkout.

Ernest Jones will continue to offer secure Royal Mail delivery services at their usual rates with Standard, Next Day and Free Delivery on orders over £50. Customers can also select a free Delivery To Store service that allows customers to collect their purchases at their local store at no additional cost.

This tie up with DHL is particularly timely for Ernest Jones, as it means that the Diamond & Watch Specialist are able to fulfil Christmas delivery on orders placed right up to 3pm on the 23rd December. This puts Ernest Jones right up there in the top bracket of retailers for online delivery this Christmas, with only the likes of Amazon UK offering a Christmas Eve order fulfilment service in the London and Birmingham areas.

About Ernest Jones: The Diamond and Watch Specialist 
Ernest Jones, the Diamond and Watch Specialist, has over 200 stores and a retail website at www.ernestjones.co.uk. Featuring a wide range of premium brand watches and a selection of high quality, beautiful diamond jewellery, Ernest Jones also has a stunning selection of gifts for all occasions. Ernest Jones is part of Signet Jewelers Limited, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

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Super Warehouse’s Line Up Of Apple Ipod Touch With Bigger Discounts

Online business giant, Super Warehouse is back with their promotional deal for this years hottest Apple iPod Touch player just in time for the holiday season. It is again expected to gather massive sales from consumers around the country.

The first Apple iPod was released on the market last October 23, 2001 and immediately received millions of sales. The demand for advance features of the gadget made it one of the most sought after gadget and encouraged the manufacturer to develop better designs and exceptional features.

Apple iPod Touch’s advent was led by the development of the Apple iPhone that created rumors for several months before it was official out in the market. The multi touch feature which is currently native to Apple ipod Touch and iPhone is what separates the device from other portable mp3 players manufactured by big names in the industry.

The multi touch feature extends the display of the player with a 3.5″ diagonal screen at 480 x 320 Resolution.

This year, it is expected that consumers will be looking for portable devices like laptops, mobile phones, and mp3 players as presents for this coming holidays. Super Warehouse is ready to provide the public with these gadgets at super discounted rates all through out their promotional season. Aside from discounted Apple ipod Touchplayers, Super Warehouse offers big discounts on other devices including printer inks and cartridges.

Here is a list of Super Warehouse discounted Apple iPod Touch:

Apple 8GB iPod Touch (MA623LL/B)
Promotional Price: $209.99
Features:
Storage space: 8GB (1,750 songs)
Battery: 22 hours for continuous music and 5 hours video
Compatibility: PC and Mac
Browser: Safari
Connectivity: Wi-Fi compatible

Apple 8 GB iPod Touch (MB528LL/A)
Promotional Price: $229.99
Features:
Storage space: 8GB (1,750 songs)
Battery: 22 hours for continuous music and 5 hours video
Compatibility: PC and Mac
Browser: Safari
Connectivity: Wi-Fi compatible
Addition: 1 Built-in speaker

Apple 16 GB iPod Touch (MB531LL/A)
Promotional Price: $299.99
Features:
Storage space: 16GB (3,500 songs)
Battery: 22 hours for continuous music and 5 hours video
Compatibility: PC and Mac
Browser: Safari
Connectivity: Wi-Fi compatible
Addition: 1 Built-in speaker

Apple 32GB iPod Touch (MB533LL/A)
Promotional Price: $399.99
Features:
Storage space: 32GB (7,000songs)
Battery: 22 hours for continuous music and 5 hours video
Compatibility: PC and Mac
Browser: Safari
Connectivity: Wi-Fi compatible
Addition: 1 Built-in speaker

Orders on any product offered by Super Warehouse can be made 24/7 through their website. Technical assistance is available through the company’s toll free number or through email.

Products come in with a 1 year limited warranty. Along with the Unit are the earphones, dock adapter, stand, polishing cloth, USB 2.0 cable, and the Quick Start Guide. Additional accessories can be purchased from the website as well.

About Super Warehouse:
Super Warehouse is an online source of printer supplies, iPod Accessories and technology products and services for businesses, education and government customers internationally. Founded in 1998 by San Diego entrepreneur Russell Schneider, Super Warehouse provides expertise and guidance for customers to help determine the best technology solutions and specific products needed for their business. From start-ups to large corporations, customers can access more than 60,000 items from leading technology brands such as Apple, Brother, Microsoft, Adobe, Kodak, Cisco, HP, Sony and more. Super Warehouse provides businesses with competitive pricing, immediate shipping capabilities, and technical support. In 2006 and 2007, the company was named one of San Diego’s fastest growing companies by the San Diego Business Journal. More information is available at www.superwarehouse.com.

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The Body Shop Online Gift Finder Tool

The Body Shop, the global ethical cosmetics company, has created a new gift finder tool, helping those searching for ideas for Christmas gifts.

The new online gift finder on The Body Shop site, requires the user to answer three simple questions and then The Body Shop will suggest a selection of thoughtful gifts for whomever is being bought for.

Suitable Christmas gift solutions which customers can find with the new gift finder tool include favourites from The Body Shop such as fragrance gifts, cosmetic bags, bathtime treats, essential oils and skin care products, many of which include the benefits of natural ingredients. It seems that during the harsh economic climate, people are turning their homes into their own personal havens to retreat to, leading to an increase in sales of home spa products and indulgent treats to use in the comfort of their homes.

Notably, The Body Shop has seen a significant increase in sales of its home fragrances which have shot up by as much as 33% in recent months, suggesting that aromatic oils, burners and diffusers are the new pamper products of choice during the economic downturn.

According to The Body Shop“While people are cutting back on expensive evenings out, it seems a greater emphasis is being placed on enhancing the home environment, as seen by the growth in sales of our home fragrances. As the Christmas Holiday gift giving season approaches, we’re seeing that ethical gifts continue to drive our seasonal sales, as shoppers embrace smart eco-chic shopping as they turn to brands they trust. At The Body Shop, even our seasonal home fragrance oils include the benefits of our fair trade programme, Community Trade, which helps shoppers feel extra good about their purchase.”

Bath and body collections, fragrances and grooming products for men, are among the many gift ideas, which can be found with the new gift finder tool online.

About The Body Shop:
The Body Shop International plc is the original ethical cosmetics company, now operating across more than 2,500 stores in over 60 markets worldwide. The Body Shop has constantly sought out wonderful natural ingredients from all four corners of the globe to bring customers products bursting with effectiveness, to enhance their natural beauty. The Body Shop strives to use the planet’s resources wisely, searching for outstanding natural materials and ingredients from across the globe to include in their range of products. The Body Shop continues to lead the way, sourcing sustainable palm oil, introducing 100% recycled packaging, and raising funds and awareness to help prevent the spread of HIV/ AIDS, and continuing to support marginalized communities around the world through the Community Trade fair trade programme.

For over 30 years The Body Shop has believed that business has the power to make the right kind of difference to the world. The Body Shop philosophy continues to drive everything, allowing customers around the world to become ‘activists’, simply by choosing from The Body Shop range of products. As Dame Anita Roddick said: “Activism isn’t listed on The Body Shop labels as an ingredient, but it is there as surely as the bergamot and hemp oil.”

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Pine Solutions Has Been Placed 86th In The Sunday Times Fast Track 100, Which Lists The Fastest Growing UK Businesses

Pine Solutions, the leading online furniture specialist, has been named the 86th fastest growing business in the UK by the Sunday Times in its Fast Track 100, a list of the most rapidly growing businesses in the UK.

Pine Solutions, which is based in Norwich, has seen a 350% growth in the business over the last three years, thanks to a sharp rise in the online purchasing of furniture. The company now handles over 2000 orders a month to homes across the UK.

“Three years a go we had six employees and a turnover of £1.8 million. Since then our sales have grown an average of 58% a year and our 2008 turnover reached £7.2 million,” said Kevin Johnson, Managing Director of Pine Solutions“The growth has been both challenging and very exciting, but we have successfully stayed ahead of our competitors by cornering a niche in the market.”

He continued; “A massive growth area for the business has undoubtedly been oak furniture, as we were the first company to sell a large range of (this type of furniture) online. This enabled us to become very competitive in the top quality furniture market and broaden our customer base.”

The placement on the Sunday Times Fast Track 100 list is considered a real indicator for some of the ‘companies to watch’. Last year’s list included Innocent Drinks, Gü chocolate pudding, Silver Cross prams and Tyrrells Potato Chips.

About Pine Solutions:
Since Pine Solutions.co.uk went online in 2002, it has become one of the UK’s largest online suppliers of pine and oak furniture. Despite an ever-increasing furniture range, the company is always committed to keeping delivery times to a minimum and is proud of its average 6 day lead-time.

Pine Solutions work in partnership with a number of international furniture suppliers to make sure only the best quality pieces of furniture are available to customers, boasting close business relationships with some of the UK’s leading suppliers; Flexiload and Alan Reilly.

Most of Pine Solutions large collection of Scandinavian Pine furniture originates from a long established, family-run Danish furniture designer and manufacturer. The timeless ‘Scandinavian Collection’ continues to offer quality pine furniture. Pine Solutions is also pleased to trade with Segusino, who manufacture beautiful rustic Mexican pine furniture. Segusino comply with fair trade ethics and source their wood from managed forests.

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A Site That Offers What Women Want

Read this if:

You are a man seeking to buy a gift she really wants.
You are a lady whose had more than you fair share of ‘interesting’ presents
You want to take the hassle out of present buying

Working in an upmarket gift shop gave Elizabeth Sweeney the idea for I Chose It, a brilliant new website aimed at giving men the chance to buy women the kind of presents they really, really want 

Why is it that some men are such rubbish when it comes to buying their loved ones gifts? You could perhaps forgive the younger guys who’ve only just got together with a girl but you’d think that after years of marriage men would know what their wives want. 

The answer, though, was always that they didn’t have a clue. I was constantly amazed at the men who used to come into the giftshop where I worked and stand there, gawping.

“Can you help me? I have to get something for my wife’s birthday/wedding anniversary/Christmas/Valentine’s Day present,” they’d say, looking at me with a soulful, puppy-dog expression. 

“When’s the event?” I’d enquire.

“Umm, it’s today,” they’d say, almost every time. “It doesn’t matter what I get, I just want to buy her something nice.”

Money was hardly ever an object – what was important was getting her something quickly. They’d always head straight for the obvious gifts – a very predictable piece of jewellery. And then they’d get to the till and say, “I’m awful at wrapping things up, could you gift-wrap it for me?” 

Women, on the other hand, would come into the shop and sigh over the lovely things they’d like to own. “I can’t buy it for myself because it would just be so self indulgent,’’ they’d say, looking longingly at a tiny bottle of expensive bath oil or a pink lariat necklace in rose quartz and silver. “Maybe my husband will get me one for my birthday.”

This gave me the idea for our website www.ichoseit.co.uk supplying beautiful gifts for men to buy to give to the women they love. I reasoned that present buying and giving should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience for everyone involved, yet it clearly wasn’t something that the guys were enjoying one bit. 

First I looked at other websites purporting to sell a similar dream but they were very predictable and sold chocolates and the kind of black and red lingerie that blokes think women like but actually women don’t want to be seen dead in. And slowly I realised there was a niche here that was ripe for the picking. 

So I set up the website I Chose It (www.ichoseit.co.uk), with my brother Nigel. I ran everything past him to get a male point of view, and together we came up with a selection of jewellery, bath products, candles, homeware, clothes and accessories. We sourced a lot of our products locally to our homes in Sussex and it felt good to support small businesses.

In choosing our gifts, I looked for individual luxury items that women would love to wear, to put in their homes or to use on a daily basis. In short wonderful Gifts for Women

Nigel and I hope that the women who receive our gifts will enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed finding them. We also know they will love and appreciate the way each gift arrives, nestled in its own beautiful gift-wrapped box, surrounded with coordinated tissue and ribbon. And of course, there’s nothing to stop women buying their own presents fromI Chose It, either!

Top present buying tips:-
If you’re not absolutely sure of her size, go for accessories like gloves and scarves
Listen to her: women always give out hints about what they want
Buy something that’s uniquely for her, not for the whole family
Don’t buy the same thing you bought last year, even if she loved it!

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GAME Has Announced A Range Of Magical Offerings To Coincide With The 8th Of December, The Busiest Online Shopping Day Of The Year

GAME, the fast growing UK based computer and video games retailer, has announced a range of special promotions to coincide with Monday 8th December, the busiest online shopping day of the year.

The exclusive GAME.co.uk offerings will include the Magic 8 competition, where eight lucky random customers will win their entire shopping basket for free on the day. Other promotions, conducted in partnership with affiliates, will offer a range of incentives from additional discounts to extra points.

There will also be some for-one-day-only deals which will include some of this year’s biggest titles. To find out which products will be in the magical offering check back at GAME.co.uk on Monday 8th December.

Alex Croft, managing director of online business, said: “We’re committed to providing our customers with great value in the run up to Christmas. We’ve been working hard to deliver a range of promotions that gives everyone the chance to pick up some of the must have Christmas gifts at amazing prices. For eight of our customers, they will even get their whole order for free – an early Christmas present from all of us at GAME.co.uk.”

“More and more customers are shopping online,” continued Croft. “With a huge range of products and some exciting deals – on popular formats such as xbox 360Playstation 3 and Nintendo Wii – we’re fully prepared to help customers find everything they need in time for Christmas.”

The IMRG, the leading industry body for global e-retailing, is expecting £320 million to be spent online on the 8th December, with the peak between 1pm and 2pm. It forecast that UK shoppers will spend £13.16 billion online in the final quarter of 2008, some £215 each.

This is 15% higher than the same period a year ago, but the growth is down from a 54% rise a year ago.

“Retailers and suppliers will be under extreme pressure to price competitively this year,” said IMRG chief executive James Roper.

The predictions are drawn from data obtained from 60 UK online retail sites.

About GAME:
GAME is a specialist European retailer of PC and video games, video consoles and related accessories. GAME operates from over 1,162 stores, concessions and franchises in the UK, Eire, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Spain, Portugal, France and Australia. Together with online shopping services, GAME aim to be the destination of choice for every consumer. For further corporate information, log onto www.gamegroup.plc.uk and for the online store, log onto www.game.co.uk.

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Carphone Warehouse Has Revealed The Variety Of Gifts Available From The Retailer This Christmas

Carphone Warehouse, the UK’s largest independent mobile phone retailer, has revealed the full range of products that will available for shoppers this Christmas.

An extensive range of handsets, laptops and accessories will be on offer from theCarphone Warehouse including the new Nokia N96. Updated from the N95, this slider phone boasts 16GB of memory, allowing plenty of space for multimedia applications, and a 5 megapixel camera.

Also available this Christmas is the Sony Ericsson C905 Inca, the latest handset to offer an eight mega pixel camera that features auto focus, face detection, red eye reduction and both a Xenon and photo flash. As well as the camera, this handset also has in built GPS, 2G of expandable memory and 3G capabilities.

The new Nokia 6600 Slide is also set to be a popular choice of handset this Christmas, offering a sleek look and the latest technology. This Nokia comes with music playing capabilities and a camera as well as the unique addition of a built in accelerometer, which allows users to do things like activate the time on the display or silence inbound calls simply by tapping on the phone twice.

The T-Mobile G1 is available from the Carphone Warehouse this festive season too, allowing users to do almost anything online such as viewing YouTube videos, search on Google, shop online or check e-mail. This handset comes pre-loaded with Google Maps, Google Mail, Google Talk and GPS and is updated automatically via the always-on internet connection.

Smartphones such as the Blackberry Bold and the Samsung Omnia are also available, offering users the chance to download videos and music, take high quality pictures and use applications to meet both business and leisure needs.

As well as the variety of handsets on offer from the Carphone Warehouse this Christmas, the mobile phone retailer also has a range of laptops and accessories available including the Webbook, a lightweight and portable laptop with a 10.2 inch screen that runs on either Linux or Windows XP and offering integrated Wi-Fi, web browser, 3 USB ports and 80GB of hard disk space. Bluetooth headsets utilising the latest technology and the brand new Flip video camcorders, which allow video footage to be uploaded almost instantly to the web, will also be on sale this Christmas.

A wide range gift ideas for technology aficionados is available at the Carphone Warehouse this Christmas with laptops, handsets, accessories and gadgets available to suit any needs.

About The Carphone Warehouse
The Carphone Warehouse is Europe’s leading independent retailer of mobile phones and services, with over 2,400 stores in 9 countries. Over the past 5 years, The Carphone Warehouse has built up a significant Telecoms business, which already contributes half of the Group’s revenue and is set to be a major driver of future profitable growth.

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Mylovestore.com, A Top Online Retailer Offering A Variety Of Great Gift Products For The Holidays

Looking for a special Christmas, Chanukah or Kwanzaa gift that really says “I Love You”? Then how about one that says “I Love My Schmoopie” or “I Love My Yaya”? Those are just two of the many hundreds of fun and original “I Love (Heart)” designs available from MyLoveStore.com, a top online retailer offering a variety of great gift products for the holidays including men’s and women’s apparel, mugs, pillows, magnets and a whole lot more.

Taking over 2 years to complete, MyLoveStore.com offers over 900 custom “I Love (Heart)” designs for everyone this holiday season and for almost any interest imaginable. “While there’s a lot of e-commerce ‘Love’ stores already out there, what really makes us stand apart is not only the vast array of designs available but their originality and uniqueness”, explains MyLoveStore.com founder Brian Estrin. “Each design in MyLoveStore.com is an original creation that captures the subject matter in a simple yet iconic way that makes them truly special gifts.”

MyLoveStore.com offers all of their heart slogans on a variety of shirts and clothing for men, women and children, as well as on bumper stickers, hats, tote bags, keepsake boxes, refrigerator magnets, buttons, and much more.

With the holidays fast approaching, online stores like MyLoveStore.com are becoming more and more the destination for people interested in purchasing a unique gift for a loved one at a reasonable price. The gifts come in a variety of sizes where applicable, and usually ship within 2 to 3 days of ordering with express shipping available for those in the market for a last minute gift. All products sold also come with a no-hassle, 30 day money back guarantee.

For more information on the website or to browse the site’s extensive catalog of gifts, visit www.MyLoveStore.com

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Enjoy additional savings on affordable gifts and avoid crowds, with convenient online shopping and free shipping on orders over $149

AmericanBridal.com, the Internet’s most expansive collection of unique and affordable wedding favors, announced today that selected overstock gifts and favors are reduced for additional savings this holiday season. Free monogramming or engraving are offered with many of the gift items, at no additional charge, adding a unique personal elegance to wedding party and holiday gift-giving.

“The holidays can be hard on the wallet, and even more challenging during tough economic times, however, savvy shoppers can still find ways to give memorable gifts without going over budget,” said Shirley Tan, chief executive officer, AmericanBridal.com. “Recognizing the need for affordable gift items this year, we have reduced prices on selected overstock gift items for wedding party, holiday or any occasion gift giving.”

Gifts for the bride-to-be or bridal party include jewelry to be worn on the wedding day, monogrammed purses, cosmetic bags and tote bags. Bridal garter sets or bejeweled hair sticks for the wedding day later become special keepsakes to commemorate the special day. An assortment of compact mirrors to suit each member of the bridal party, can be monogrammed with names and wedding date, for a special gesture of appreciation.

Holiday gifts for the groom or groomsmen range from the practical to posh. The embroidered cooler chair makes a great gift for outdoorsmen or sports fans. Because caps are a staple in many a guy’s wardrobe, the personalized baseball cap and bottle opener gets rave reviews from beachgoers. Gifts for the cigar aficionado include engraved silver-plated cigar cutter or satin cigar holder. Gentlemen who prefer a polished look will appreciate personalized cufflinks, pocket watch, business card holder or money clip in a variety of styles.

His and hers gifts include monogrammed golf towels, tee, divot tool and golf ball set, silver-plated or pink flasks and unisex embroidered waffle weave kimono robes. Personalized sports duffel bags come in either grey or pink for the bridal party or groomsmen. A modern personalized pull-up corkscrew or BlindWine wine-tasting game are the ideal gifts for wine lovers. Throw in a personalized padded wine cooler or personalized insulated Milan picnic tote for a perfect epicurean outing al fresco.

To receive these additional saving, please use the coupon codes “clearance60, bagsale60 or overstock30” at checkout. Free shipping is included on orders over $149.

AmericanBridal.com offers the most extensive collection of wedding favors and accessories such as party favors, wedding invitations, personalized gifts, wedding ideas, wedding flowers, cake toppers, thank you cards, wedding guest favors, bridal shower favors, bridal shower ideas, wedding jewelry, wedding decorations, wedding centerpieces, bridal shower games, wedding programs, bridal jewelry, bridal shower invitations, place cards, usher gifts, wedding albums, wedding announcements, favor boxes, unity candle, wedding anniversary gift, wedding checklist, wedding bells, wedding napkins, wedding veils and much more.

About AmericanBridal.com
AmericanBridal.com is the online source for unique and affordable wedding favors and accessories. For every theme or season, AmericanBridal.com has the most extensive selection of products that are guaranteed to make any wedding an unforgettable event for the bride and groom and their guests. From fun and unusual to traditional and elegant, Americanbridal.com specializes in personalized wedding favors, attendant gifts, wedding ceremony accessories, unique bridesmaids gifts and groomsmen gifts, bridal accessories and jewelry, and themed wedding favors. AmericanBridal.com offers the selection of a showroom with the convenience of online shopping and superior customer service at prices that can’t be beat. For more information, please visit us at www.AmericanBridal.com.

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Clinique.co.uk Has Launched The 12 Days Of Giving Campaign Exclusively Online

To help customers easily find the perfect present and treat themselves at the same time this Christmas, Clinique.co.uk has launched ‘12 Days of Giving’. This means that from December 1st – 12th customers will receive a free luxury Clinique gift when they spend £35 or more on any online purchase at Clinique.co.uk.

Each gift has been handpicked to feature Clinique’s best-selling make up and skin care heroes in deluxe sample sizes. Customers who shop online can choose from a choice of 4 gifts when they reach the checkout.

‘The Gift of Beauty’ features All About Eyes 5ml, High Definition Mascara in Black and Deep Comfort Body Butter 40ml all in a white Clinique wash bag.

‘The Gift of Glamour’ includes Take The Day Off Eye Makeup Remover 30ml, High Impact Mascara in Black and Superbalm Moisturizing Gloss in Currant 5ml in a silver Clinique wash bag.

‘The Gift of Clear Skin’ includes sample sized treats of Anti-Blemish Solutions Clear Blemish Gel 15ml, Anti-Blemish Cleansing Bar 15g and Anti-Blemish Moisturizer 15ml in a blue Clinique wash bag.

‘The Gift of Mens Grooming’ includes Skin Supplies For Men Face Scrub 15ml, Skin Supplies For Men Maximum Hydrator 15ml and Skin Supplies For Men Regular Strength Face Wash 15ml all packaged in a grey Clinique For Men wash bag.

Clinique.co.uk’s 12 Days of Giving makes December 1st – 12th the ideal time to shop online this Christmas and includes the Clinique gift sets, Clinique Aromatics Elixir andClinique Happy perfumes, along with other Clinique favourites which make the perfect stocking filler.

Like all Clinique makeup and skin care each gift contains 100% Fragrance Free, Allergy Tested products.

Available at Clinique.co.uk from 1st December – 12th December. One gift per client, gift must be selected at checkout with a purchase over £35. Subject to availability, replacement gifts will be offered in the unlikely event that stocks run out.

About Clinique
Introduced in 1968, Clinique was the first ever dermatologist-created, prestige cosmetic brand. Today, Clinique’s mission remains what it was from the beginning: to provide the highest quality and most effective collection of products to enhance every skin type and tone. The brand’s customised approach and quality products – all meticulously tested and carefully formulated with the latest science – have made Clinique one of the leading skin care authorities in the world. All makeup and skin care products are allergy-tested and 100% fragrance free. Clinique offers products for men and women of all ages and ethnicities. Clinique is sold in more than 130 countries and territories, and over 16,000 sales locations.

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Ernest Jones Launches Pandora Charm Bracelets, Necklaces And Anklets

Pandora charms are now available at Ernest Jones. Personal, fun and fashionable, Pandora jewellery can be used to celebrate any occasion from birthdays to a special day with a loved one, given as a memento, gifts, or for collecting charms to make personal bracelets, necklaces or anklets. The Pandora range at Ernest Jones offers affordable, fashionable and exciting jewellery for all tastes.

Pandora‘s designers seek to inspire and be inspired by all women interested in creating their own style and telling their own unique story. Pandora believes that a piece of jewellery is a woman’s signature. As a result they have created a large selection of matching jewellery in both gold and silver, so women can match their mood and style, whether it is romantic and dreamy, casual jeans with a touch of elegance or an evening gown and high heels.

The new collection from Ernest Jones makes creating a Pandora charm bracelet or necklace easy. Customers simply choose which length and material they would like from a range of 14ct gold or silver chains with lengths of 19cm to 45cm, providing a variety of uses as either necklaces or bracelets. Once the chain is chosen Pandora also offer a wide range of clasps and safety chains to choose from.

Next customers choose the beads that they want. With a wide selection ranging from simple beads to skulls, brightly coloured charms, silver, gold, Swarovksi crystal, birthstones, a beautifully decorated cake for a child’s first birthday, a plump heart for a girlfriend or boyfriend, a suitcase for an exotic holiday, the Pandora charm and bead collection has something for every occasion.

Pandora jewellery was founded by Per and Winnie Enevoldsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Starting out as a small jewellers shop, the couple travelled to Thailand to source their jewellery, and become so popular that they switched to wholesale supply and opened their own factory in Japan to maintain control over their designs. The designers Lone Frandsen and Lisbeth Larsen were hired and Pandora began focusing on creating the unique and fun range that is now sold all over the world and is this year’s must have fashion accessory.

About Ernest Jones: The Diamond and Watch Specialist
Ernest Jones, the Diamond and Watch Specialist, has over 200 stores and a retail website at www.ernestjones.co.uk. Featuring a wide range of leading brand watches and high quality jewellery, Ernest Jones also has a stunning selection of gifts for all occasions. Ernest Jones is part of Signet Jewellers Limited, the world’s largest speciality retail jeweller.

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Retailer Of Baby Clothes & Designer Childrens Clothes Offers Additional 10% Off Holiday Apparel

Sandbox Couture, a popular online children’s boutique retailer of designer childrens clothing, baby clothes and a baby gifts, today announced its Pre-Holiday Shopping Sale offering customers early bird specials on Holiday Dresses, Holiday Event Dresses, Thanksgiving Outfits and Christmas Gifts for little boys and little girls.

Sandbox Couture‘s pre-holiday discounts offer shoppers the ability to rack up savings in advance of post-holiday sales. Many items in the online boutique are already on sale plus shoppers can receive an additional 10% off by entering in coupon code HOLDIDAY10 at checkout, benefiting from savings as great as 70% off retail.

With the slowing economy, online retailers like Sandbox Couture can offer greater savings than brick and mortar stores due to lower overhead and operational expenses, which enable already lower prices. By implementing reduced prices and additional promotional savings, shoppers can maximize value and quality at a much lower rate.

The online retailer represents a multitude of name brands, designer labels and unique finds that parents love. Offering a variety of baby gifts and gift ideas representing this season’s must haves, top sellers, celebrity favorites, Many shoppers have become regular customers and follow the boutiques additions and selection of top designers and styles. Considered an extraordinary source for quality childrens clothes that are adorable, unique and affordable, Sandbox Couture is has become a quick favorite among savvy shoppers.

“In tough economic times, retailers must be cognizant to the needs of their audience and Sandbox Couture understands the desire for quality and value at an affordable price,”stated Sam Brown, spokesperson for Sandbox Couture. “From fashion trends to the latest designers collections, our goal is to bring forward the best quality at the best price,” Brown concluded.

Top brands available at Sandbox Couture include Baby Bling, Baby Nay, Ooh La La Mama, Kate Mack and Itzy Ritzy to name a few. To take advantage of Sandbox Couture’s Pre-Holiday Sale, enter coupon code HOLDIDAY10 upon checkout. For more information on the latest additions in baby clothes and children’s fashions, please visithttp://www.sandboxcouture.com.

About Sandbox Couture
Sandbox Couture is an online children’s boutique retailer, providing designer baby clothes,designer childrens clothing and unique a baby gifts. The company takes pride in hand selecting products from top designers, thereby ensuring quality and contemporary style. Sandbox Couture’s philanthropic contributions and socially conscious business practices are at the forefront of the company’s ideals and corporate culture. Founded in 2005, Sandbox Couture is privately held and headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, CA. For information about Sandbox Couture, please visit the company’s web site athttp://www.SandboxCouture.com

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Southern California’s Best Deals On Office Furniture Is Available Online

CheaperOfficeFurniture.net, the Internet’s most affordable selection of discount office furniture announced some of the most competitive prices on office furniture, workstations and cubicles for any size and any type of office environment. Customers can find savings on new, remanufactured and pre-owned office furniture, or consign existing items.

“Whether setting up a new office, refurnishing an existing facility, or outfitting workstations with the latest in office ergonomic, we have it all, at unbeatable prices” said Jean-Pierre Cruz, president, CheaperOfficeFurniture.net“Our extensive online selection makes upscale office furniture accessible to small, mid-size and large businesses who are looking for a fiscally sensible way to bring offices up to date.”

Setting up a new office, liquidating existing furniture or upgrading to new office furniture, CheaperOfficeFurniture.net has a solution to meet each customer’s needs. From the initial selection of casegoods and accessories, our dedicated staff provides top-notch service to facilitate a smooth transaction at prices that aren’t available through traditional retailers or wholesalers. CheaperOfficeFurniture.net offers high-end office furniture comparable to the quality of Herman Miller and Steelcase, without the high price tag.

Cheaper Office Furniture provides the widest selection of new, pre-owned and remanufactured office furniture, cubicles and workstations for any type of business. From office chairs to discount desks, conference room furniture and reception area furniture, to lunch room tables and executive furniture, buying office furniture has never been more affordable. Medical office furniture includes medical stools, waiting room furniture, leather chairs and sofas. Office organization offerings include audio visual carts, bookcases, file cabinets, office shelving, office files, lateral files, mobile files, safes, shelf files, storage cabinets and vertical files. Shop from an unbeatable selection and enjoy our superior customer service for an exceptional online shopping experience.

About CheaperOfficeFurniture.net
Cheaper Office Furniture provides the best deals on office desks and casegoods, modular workstations, office chairs, conference tables as well files, storage and bookcases ideal for businesses, hospitals, and schools. Specializing in the Los Angeles, San Diego, Orange County, Riverside and San Bernardino areas, Cheaper Office Furniture is your source for high quality, low cost office furniture. Browse our extensive catalog of workstation ergonomics and other office accessories by visiting us online at www.cheaperofficefurniture.net.

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Blackwell Has Launched Its New Christmas Collection With The Headline That A Book Is A Gift Which Lasts A Lifetime

In the current climate of bad economic news Blackwell are hoping that shoppers will see books as a good long term investment and a gift which will last. With this thought in mind, Blackwell has brought together a Christmas collection of inspiring books and new compelling offers.

One of the exciting features of the Blackwell Christmas books presentation is the introduction of the ‘book of the week’. The book of the week is a top title carefully selected by Blackwell’s expert booksellers – and offered at half price. The book of the week can be purchased from Blackwell Online or in any of the Blackwell bookshops.

This Christmas a ‘3 for 2’ offer is also being introduced to Blackwell Online. This is an established offer in the Blackwell Bookshops, offering great value for money, but is the first time it has been included online. The Blackwell Christmas 3 for 2 selection encompasses a number of collections of books, including Blackwell‘s favourite Paperbacks of the Year, Facts and Trivia and the Small but Perfectly Formed collection. The Blackwell favourite paperbacks collection covers a wide range of subjects from biography to food and drink and is one of the bestselling collections.

With many customers wanting to allow friends and family the opportunity to choose their own books, Blackwell has recently launched an electronic gift card. These gift cards can be both purchased and redeemed on Blackwell Online and in the bookshops.

With Christmas just weeks away Blackwell are hoping that in tough economic timesbooks will be gifts which last a lifetime.

About Blackwell
Blackwell is the leading bookseller of medical and education texts in the UK with over 40 outlets across England, Scotland and Wales. It has built an international reputation for bookselling excellence with links to academic institutions and libraries around the globe and has continued to expand its UK base on high streets and in university campuses up and down the country.

In 1995, www.blackwell.co.uk became the first transactional online bookstore in the UK, giving people across the world access to over 150,000 titles. In 1998, Blackwell opened its central London flagship shop in Charing Cross Road, the book-lovers’ mecca. Since this time, two flagship shops, Broad Street and Charing Cross Road, have both won Chain Bookseller of the Year at the Nibbies, the annual British Book Awards.

Blackwell has now been trading for over 125 years from its world-famous flagship shop at Broad Street in Oxford. Its staff continue to be renowned for their expertise, depth of knowledge and love of books since the first Blackwell shop opened its doors.

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Boots Has Introduced Five New Brands To Its Online Beauty Shop – Boots Beauty Boutique

Boots.com is thrilled to announce the launch of five new brands to its Beauty Boutique, which only opened its ‘virtual doors’ in Autumn 2007, increasing its already attractive offering of niche and coveted brands.

Boots Beauty Boutique is the beautifully ‘boudoiresque’ website for all those ‘beauty addicts’ out there, giving access to an array of the most sought after, exclusive skin, body and hair care brands from all over the world that are not readily available on the high street.

Thousands of customers have already treated themselves to renowned brands such asBliss, This Works, MOP and Dr. Nick Lowe since the launch of the site in September 2007. But if that wasn’t enough, now there is even more to find in the virtual boutique, from all the far-flung corners of the world.

ZPM is to wash bags what Mulberry is to handbags. Named after the founder Zoe Phayre-Mudge, ZPM combines bright colours and fabulous fabrics to create beauty and toiletry bags that are stylish as well as practical, so owners will leave them lying around for all and sundry to see.

Other brands introduced into the range focus on the more natural side of beauty. They include well-established, famous natural brands such as Swiss brand Weleda alongside newer names in the beauty world. One of the relative newcomers in natural beauty is the Greek skin and haircare brand Korres, whose roots are firmly planted in homeopathy. As a naturals brand Korres gleans most of its ingredients from four sources – Greek flora, foodstuffs such as honey, medicinal herbs and efficacious natural ingredients such as Hibiscus and Wild Mango.

Jo Woods is famed for being a model as well as a rock star’s wife. However, a lesser known fact is that Jo has been a committed pioneer to the organic lifestyle for the past eighteen years and has now created Jo Woods Organics. It comprises two ranges of totally organic bath and body products – Jo Woods Organics Everyday Range plus a more decadent gift range.

The fifth new brand is the paraben-free toiletries range Yes to Carrots, a hair, skin and bodycare range that harnesses beta-carotene, well known for its anti-ageing and anti-oxidant properties. This is combined with minerals from Dead Sea Mud to cleanse and detoxify skin.

Celeste Sinclair, Beauty Buyer for boots.com said: “Beauty Boutique has been very successful in its first year, with many of our customers discovering smaller niche brands that previously they may not have come across. We know many of our loyal customers want to see and experiment with brands that they might not have had access to before, so we are delighted to be able to introduce these five additional brands, and can’t wait to hear what they think.”

As well as these five exciting new brands, many of the existing brands will be extending their offering on Boots Beauty Boutique, including sets of gorgeous Christmas beauty products. Bliss, Burts Bees, Caudelie, Triology and Balance Me will all be introducing innovative new products for people to check out and enjoy. So overall there will be much more for customers to get their mitts on.

About Boots
Boots UK is the UK pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing business of Alliance Boots.

Boots Pharmacy Superintendent is responsible for healthcare advice provided in relation to Pharmacy medicines and other healthcare advice located within the Boots Pharmacy pages of Boots.com. Boots.com is the trading name of Boots UK Limited (registered number 928555) a member of Alliance Boots. All other information and advice on boots.com is the responsibility of Boots UK Limited.

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Boots Has Introduced A New Range Of Clocks And Lamps To Help Combat Seasonal Affective Disorder As The Clocks Go Back

According to statistics taken from NHS Direct, 1 in 8 people in the UK suffer from a mild form of ‘winter blues’ and 1 in 50 people are diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

In recognition of this Boots has introduced a range of clocks and lamps which specifically look to help alleviate the symptoms of SAD, from the most mild of cases through to the more chronically affected.

SAD lamps work on the principle that SAD is directly correlated to the amount of exposure to sunlight that individuals experience, which is reduced in the winter months. One theory is that light stimulates hormone levels in the specific part of the brain that affects mood, appetite and sleep patterns. Therefore if those people who suffer from SAD can increase their exposure to light through light therapy, then their mood could be lifted to levels consistent with that of the spring and summer seasons. Lamps and lightboxes used in light therapy have a very intense light – for example, an ordinary light bulb gives out light measuring between 200 – 500 lux, whereas a light therapy lamp tends to have a minimum output of 2500 lux. It is thought that light therapy helps symptoms of SAD in up to 67% of sufferers.

There are eleven clocks and lamps in the range, ten of which come from the renowned brand Lumie, a specialist in light therapy. The range spans body clocks to help the body combat the darker mornings through to fully medically certified products that can help alleviate the symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder.

The clocks work on the principle of using gradually increasing simulated natural sunlight, therefore aligning your internal bodyclock and increasing the hormones that produce energy, leaving your body more refreshed and alert. The SAD lamps and lightboxes can be used to help the more chronic symptoms of SAD by creating a brighter light for use at any time of day; the theory is that being in close proximity to this light can increase the levels of melatonin and cortisol, to help induce a positive mood and stimulate energy levels.

David Hurst, Healthcare Buyer for boots.com said: “We recognise that the often mixed weather Britain experiences can leave many people with either unspecified feelings of ‘winter blues’ or in more severe cases the diagnosis of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Research shows that using a special bright light can improve symptoms of SAD and as we believe that the turning back of the clocks in October can signal the start of winter for many, we feel this is the perfect time to introduce this range of SAD lamps and clocks that could help lift people’s spirits.”

* All statistics taken from NHS Direct 08 August 2008

About Boots
Boots UK is the UK pharmacy-led health and beauty retailing business of Alliance Boots.

Boots Pharmacy Superintendent is responsible for healthcare advice provided in relation to Pharmacy medicines and other healthcare advice located within the Boots Pharmacy pages of Boots.com. Boots.com is the trading name of Boots UK Limited (registered number 928555) a member of Alliance Boots. All other information and advice on boots.com is the responsibility of Boots UK Limited.

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Sparkle N Dazzle’s Customer testimonials

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