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nsaleIt’s finally here: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, starting today, Friday, July 18 in stores and online.  The sale features brand new merchandise at limited-time prices so shop early for the best selection because prices only last until August 3rd.

One huge reason to stop in this weekend: Nordstrom Downtown Seattle and Bellevue Square are hosting a Beauty Bash all day this Saturday, July 19th. Come in to check out the very latest and greatest in beauty and skincare, pick up exclusive gifts with purchase, and enjoy an appointment with one of our beauty stylists.

Another one of the best finds at this year’s sale: a huge selection of boots for men, women and kids. Here are three of our favorite must-have boot trends to check out when you’re there: Stacked Heel Booties, Riding Boots and Motorcycle Boots. I want all of those.

Want even more?

Yes.

Check out the Boot Bash at Nordstrom Bellevue this Saturday, July 19th, from 12 to 3 pm. You’ll find exclusive styles, a tote with your purchase, airbrush artists ready to customize your boots, and more. Be one of the first 500 customers to visit the boot bash for a $10 gift card toward your shoe purchase that day.

Want to check out what’s hot at the sale this year in advance? Visit Nordstrom.com to check out items that are trending on social media, and use the hashtag #nsale to show us your favorite finds!

07.18 The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts today, Friday, July 18

GPH Founder Darnell Sue

It’s finally here: the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, starting today, Friday, July 18 in stores and online.  The sale features brand new merchandise at limited-time prices so shop early for the best selection because prices only last until August 3rd. One huge reason to stop in this weekend: Nordstrom Downtown Seattle and Bellevue Square are hosting [...]

02.25 Sarah Jessica Parker to Present SJP Collection at Nordstrom Downtown Seattle on March 5

GPH Founder Darnell Sue

Guess what Seattle? Sarah Jessica Parker will present the SJP Collection, her Nordstrom-exclusive collection of shoes, handbags and the Manhattan trench coat, at Nordstrom Downtown Seattle on March 5 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Parker will meet with customers and sign their SJP purchase throughout the event (as time permits). Launching exclusively at Nordstrom [...]

bravern2Join The Bravern for its 5th anniversary celebration September 18, 2014, from 6-9 p.m for fashion shows, live entertainment and more in honor of their 5th Anniversary.

The Bravern’s Fall Fashion Showcase will feature two fashion shows from Neiman Marcus (6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.), live mannequins, music, specialty bites and drinks.

Come grace the red carpet and experience what the premier shops, restaurants and purveyors have in store. We hope to see you there!

Tweet: @bravern

02.01 Make Fashion Not War: 12s Pride all the Way from Afghanistan

Zong Her

It was January a year ago when I realized I’d be heading  with the Army to Afghanistan for a year.  Literally my first thought was, “But the Seahawks are going to the Super Bowl!”  I knew I would be missing an exciting year for the NFL team I grew up loving.  Was I right or [...]

01.28 CELEB BUZZ: Seattle’s Own Marshawn Lynch and Skittles® Auction “Seattle Mix” for Charity

Guest Blogger Maile Cabral Hager

Seattle Seahawk Marshawn Lynch has partnered with Skittles to create a Limited-Edition Flavor Mix, that will be available through auction  to benefit Lynch’s Fam 1st Family Foundation.  Marshawn Lynch is honoring his team the Seattle Seahawks and their incredible fans by auctioning off “Seattle Mix,” a limited-edition flavor mix.  I know, I know, everyone wants to know [...]

ubereThere are few things I like more than Uber and Shopping. So, when I heard about the brilliant new partnership between Uber and Banana Republic, I had to share.

Uber has partnered with Banana Republic to celebrate the launch of their new program, Embark. To kick off this exciting effort, Banana Republic is going to reward 20 lucky Seattle Uber users with a $2,000 shopping spree.

Yes, you heard that right. 20 Seattle Uber users will win a $2000 shopping spree. Really? Yes.

How can you win this ultimate shopping experience?

1. Download the Uber app for IPhone or Android.
2. On July 12th, between 1-4pm, open your app or head to m.uber.com and request the “EMBARK” option in the app.
3. If you are one of the first 5 people to request at the top of the hour, you will be picked up in style and brought to the Banana Republic Coliseum store in downtown Seattle for a $2,000 shopping spree!
4. Brag to ALL your friends and share your new digs with the hashtag #UberEMBARK!


Make sure to have the app open and be ready to request as there are only 5 lucky winners per hour and you will definitely have some competition to score the ultimate in retail therapy!

BONUS! If you sign up for EMBARK! in one of the Seattle Banana Republic stores today through Sunday, you’ll have a chance to win FREE Uber rides!

01.23 Five Exciting Event Ideas

GPH Founder Darnell Sue

For business-minded women everywhere, networking is essential to success. When you can combine fun and excitement with business savvy, it makes it even better. For networking events, there are a variety of ways to keep guests returning. Charity Brunch A charity brunch provides a great opportunity to perform multiple tasks in one place. Guests can [...]

12.05 Sweet Like Sugar: Gingerbread House Decorating Event on Sat. Dec. 14th!

Guest Blogger Kimm Moore

  Sweet like Sugar: How to add a little sweetness in your life! December is here! The cold is here! We are getting warm by layer our fleeces, busting out hats, and sipping a warm cup of cocoa. With the bright lights and white frost, it means the holiday season is right around the corner. [...]

sjpGuess what Seattle? Sarah Jessica Parker will present the SJP Collection, her Nordstrom-exclusive collection of shoes, handbags and the Manhattan trench coat, at Nordstrom Downtown Seattle on March 5 from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Parker will meet with customers and sign their SJP purchase throughout the event (as time permits).

Launching exclusively at Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com on February 28, the SJP Collection is a new collection of shoes crafted by artisans in Italy, reflecting Sarah Jessica’s personal looks and feminine style. The line will also feature three styles of handbags in black, nude, navy, coral, pewter, green, and mauve and the grosgrain-trimmed Manhattan trench coat in navy and khaki to complement the collection on the whole.

 The shoe prices range from $195 to $485 and is made in Italy from high quality leathers and materials. Handbags will retail from $245 to $375 and the Manhattan trench will retail for $495.

 For more information about the SJP Collection, please visit the Nordstrom press room. To download high-resolution images of the collection, click here.

*Please note that due to limited time, Sarah Jessica Parker will only be able to sign items from the SJP Collection for customers who have made a purchase.

Happy Shopping!

12.04 Tips for the Holidays!

Guest Blogger Cynthia Chomos

As the holiday season approaches, life can get hectic with decorating, festivities and shopping.  While it’s a time to share joy with family and friends, the approaching Winter Solstice is also a reminder to take time for rest as we approach a New Year. Here are some Feng Shui tips for a stress-free holiday, home [...]

11.21 Branding: What Successful Women Know

GPH Founder Darnell Sue

“A brand is more than a word; it’s the beginning of a conversation.” If you don’t believe that’s true, think for a moment about some of the most famous brands in business like Mary Kay, Apple or Xerox. Just reading those brand names evokes an emotional response of some kind, and even if that response [...]

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