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FFC NEW YORK is the ultimate lifestyle option with designs for the powerful business woman, the social butterfly, and the sweet girl next door. Whatever your mood, occasion, or lifestyle, FFC NEW YORK has the fashion forward, urban style and comfortable footwear for the dynamic woman that is you!

Getting Ready for Back to School

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From now until the week after Labor Day, students across the country will be heading back to school. As summer vacation is quickly coming to a close, here are some helpful tips for getting ready for the new school year.

Adjust your schedule

With the new school year approaching, kids can no longer stay up late and sleep in until noon. Soon they’ll have to wake up early and must get a good night’s sleep. It’s not recommended to wait until the first day of school to make changes to your bedtime. Rather, you should start going to bed earlier and waking up earlier several days prior to the first day of school to let your body gradually adjust.

Along with your sleep schedule, you also want to adjust your mealtimes to coincide with your school schedule. This is particularly important for younger children. If you have young children, help them adapt to their new meal routines of the school day before the school year begins. This includes starting the day off with a well-rounded breakfast.

Stock up on supplies

Every school year students have a list of supplies and books they need for their classes. If you know what school supplies you need before the school year begins, it’s best to purchase them in advance. After the school year starts, stores may have a scarce selection of supplies. Before you head out shopping for supplies, make sure you have a list of everything you need. If you need to purchase textbooks, you can save money by buying a used version or renting.

Update your wardrobe

One of the most exciting parts of a new school year is getting to update your wardrobe. In fact, the back to school season is the second biggest shopping season, after Christmas. Similar to shopping for school supplies, make a list of the things you need.

Malls and department stores can get very crowded during the back to school shopping season, so consider doing your shopping online. Online shopping is easy, fast and convenient, and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your home. You can find exactly what you’re looking for and easily compare prices and deals.

At Shopping Blitz you can buy shoes and clothing online for kids, men and women of all ages and get your hands on the season’s hottest brands, such as DaKine, DC, 361 and Capezio. Visit us online to update your wardrobe for back to school today!

Supporting National Independent Retailer Month

shutterstock_296148086July is National Independent Retailer Month, a month dedicated to celebrating independent retailers. National Independent Retailer Month seeks to shine a light on the positive social and economic impact of independent retailers, as well as encourage consumers to support and shop at independent retailers year round.

The primary objectives of National Independent Retailer Month, as highlighted on the official website, are:

  1. To engage independent retailer associations, small business organizations and retail thought leaders to demonstrate the importance of independent retail to the local, national and global economy.
  2. To connect consumers and communities to local independent retailers, reminding them of the benefits of shopping independent.
  3. To impact community growth, the independent retail sector, and the local, national and global economy.

Why are independent retailers so important? Local and independent businesses are often referred to as the backbone of America. When you shop at an independent retailer, versus a big box store with locations nationwide or globally, the money you spend stays in the community longer. As that money circulates in the local community, it helps stimulate the local economy. According to the event’s official website, a dollar spent at an independent retailer is usually spent six to 15 times before it leaves the community, and from $1 you are creating $5 to $14 of value within the community.

By shopping at independent retailers you are also supporting the local traders and suppliers the retailer depends on to operate their business. Shopping at an independent retailer can stimulate the local economy, as well as enable local businesses to grow and prosper.

Shopping Blitz encourages you to support National Independent Retailer Month. Whether you need to shop for clothes and shoes, kitchenware, writing supplies or gourmet food, shop at an independent retailer rather than a big box store. Also be sure to stop by our independent retail store located in Union, NJ!

 

National Hammock Day: Enter Our Sweepstakes to Win a Free Grand Trunk Hammock

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July 22nd is National Hammock Day! What better way to celebrate than with a brand new Grand Trunk hammock? In honor of National Hammock Day, Shopping Blitz is having a Grand Trunk Hammock Giveaway. Whether you’ll be embarking on a weekend hiking trip or camping at a music festival, our Grand Trunk  hammock will ensure you camp in style and comfort.

Enter our sweepstakes for your chance to win by visiting our Facebook Page here!  All you have to do is enter your email address and Like us on Facebook. It’s that easy! See below for official contest rules.

Official Contest Rules

No purchase necessary.  One valid entry per contestant.

You must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry to be eligible for this contest. This contest is void where prohibited by law. Valid email address required for entry.

Winners will be notified by email. If a winner is unreachable after seven (7) days, or if that winner is unavailable for prize fulfillment, an alternate winner will be selected. If ShoppingBlitz.com cannot find an eligible winner for the prize, that prize will not be awarded.

Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Automated voting of any kind is not allowed. Detection of said automated voting will lead to votes being voided.

Only one registered account per voter. If multiple accounts are detected for a single voter, they will be disabled and votes disqualified.

Employees of ShoppingBlitz.com, its respective parent, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising sponsors and promotional agencies, and the immediate family members of each are not eligible.

Contest entrants agree to abide by the terms of these Official Rules and by the decisions of the contest commissioners, which are final on all matters pertaining to the contest.

Entrants further grant to ShoppingBlitz.com the right to use and publish their proper name and state online and in print, or any other media, in connection with the contest.

ShoppingBlitz.com reserves the right to use any and all information related to the Contest, including information on contestants obtained through the contest, for marketing purposes or any other purpose, unless prohibited by law.

Copying or unauthorized use of any copyrighted materials, trademarks or any other intellectual property without the express written consent of its owner is strictly prohibited.

Each winner, by acceptance of the prize, agrees to release all Sponsors, and their parent and subsidiary companies, their officers, directors, employees, agents, shareholders, affiliates, suppliers, distributors, and advertising agencies from all liability, claims, or actions of any kind whatsoever for injuries, damages, or losses to persons and property which may be sustained in connection with the receipt, ownership, or use of the prize.

Each winner is responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and will be required to complete an IRS form W-9.  Sponsor reserves the right to withhold prizes until completed form W-9 is received.

This contest is not intended for gambling. If it is determined that a contestant is using the contest for gambling purposes they will be disqualified and reported to authorities.

ShoppingBlitz.com reserves the right to change the rules at any time.

This contest is officially sponsored by ShoppingBlitz.com.

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Having trouble coming up with the perfect gift for Dad this Father’s Day? Choose one of these great gifts from the Shopping Blitz Father’s Day Gift Guide!

Rawlings Baseball Stitch Front Pocket Wallet

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The Rawlings Baseball Stitch Front Pocket Wallet is the ultimate wallet for dads who love America’s favorite pastime. This classic wallet is decorated with the red stitching found on a traditional baseball. It has a bi-fold width front slide pocket, three credit card slots, outside ID window, two-slide pocket and inside money clip. Retails for $50.00.

Soleus GPS 3.0 Watch

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If you’re considering getting dad an activity tracking device, look no further than the Soleus GPS 3.0 Watch. This watch is ideal for the daily runner, hiker and those who want to take their training to the next level. At just 2 ounces, the GPS 3.0 is one of the lightest and most economical GPS wristwatches out there. It has all the capabilities you’d look for in a GPS watch plus much more. This watch does it all – speed, distance, calories, pace, interval timers, data upload and heart rate monitor – so you can get the most out of your workout. It’s also water-resistant with an EL blacklight night setting. Retails for $198.93.

adidas Sport Performance Rockstack Leather Sneakers

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Help dad tackle the trails in style with the adidas Sport Performance Rockstack Leather Sneakers. The handcrafted, rich leather uppers ensure a pleasant hiking experience step after step, while the padded collars rest gently against the skin for added comfort and protection. This stylish hiking shoe also features adiPRENE inserts within the midsoles and molded OrthoLite sock liners that absorb shock to protect the feet. The rugged Traxion outsoles provide optimal stability over uneven terrain, making them the ideal hiking shoe for all sorts of conditions. Retails for $99.95.

Salomon Tracks Hike Cap

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Salomon’s Tracks Hike Cap is a great gift for dads who enjoy hiking and spending time in the great outdoors. This hiking cap is extremely lightweight and comfortable and works to protect your skin from the sun and keep your head cool and dry during long hikes. It’s easily packable for light traveling and provides ventilation for optimum breathability. Retails for $27.93.

Tactical 5.11 CS3 Dagger Liner Lock Knife

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If dad enjoys hunting, get him the Tactical 5.11 CS3 Dagger Liner Lock Knife, a full-sized tactical folder with a 3.75″ bayonet-style double edged blade hardened to 57-29 HRC for enhanced tensile strength and edge retention. The knife has a deep finger choil that provides excellent user control for fine tasks, while the ambidextrous thumb studs allow quick and smooth one-handed deployment. It also features a crack and shatter resistant FRN scale handle for confident and secure grip with or without gloves. The blade has been beadblasted to eliminate glint, while the liner lock is reinforced to ensure safe operation. Retails for $78.33.

Visit us online at ShoppingBlitz.com to shop for clothes, shoes and accessories for Dad online!

 

 

Shopping Blitz Will Be Vending at Mysteryland Music Festival

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Will you be attending the Mysteryland USA music festival this Memorial Day weekend? If so, stop by our vending station at the festival! At the Shopping Blitz merchandise booth, you can shop for some of the same styles of shoes and clothes you can buy online.

This year, the Mysteryland music festival will be held Memorial Day weekend, from May 22nd to the 25th. Though the festival has been running since 1993, it made its U.S. debut last year. After experiencing great success, the festival is returning to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in New York, which is approximately a 1.5 hour drive from New York City. The Bethel Woods Center is where the legendary 1969 Woodstock festival took place.

As Mysteryland has been active since 1993, it’s the longest running electronic music, culture and arts festival in the world, and we are really excited to be a part of it. In addition to the U.S., other events have been held in the Netherlands and Chile. Regardless of the location, the festival draws great electronic artists and electronic music fans from all over the world. This year’s performers include many internationally renowned and awesome up-and-coming artists.  You can expect to enjoy performances from Richie Hawtin, Maceo Plex, Josh Wink, A-Trak, GTA, Tropkillaz, Diplo, and many more.

If you attended the U.S. debut festival last year, then you can expect this year’s festival to be bigger than ever. This year, Mysteryland USA will provide an even more enchanting festival experience, with improved campgrounds, larger capacity and more camping options, and more music, to bring you the ultimate 3-day festival experience.

Between enjoying your favorite performers, be sure to stop by our vending booth! We’ll have tons of great clothing, shoes and accessories that are perfectly fit for the festival.

Celebrating Earth Day

shutterstock_123176776This April 22nd marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. Since the first Earth Day in 1970, the day has encouraged billions of people to participate in Earth Day activities every year, making it the biggest civic observation in the world. Earth Day has sparked the passage of many profound legislations aimed at preserving our Earth, including the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act and Endangered Species Act, among many others. The event is orchestrated by the Earth Day Network, which promotes year-round environmental conservation and action worldwide, including promoting greener schools and green economic policies and protecting our air and water.

There are many ways you can participate in Earth Day and advocate for the preservation of the environment all year long. To help you get started, we’ve compiled a list of things you can do to do your part in protecting the earth.

1. Plant a Tree – Trees pose many benefits for humans and the environment. Trees reduce pollution and energy costs, provide carbon sequestration and cleaner air and water, and cool the air, water and land. They also help decrease soil erosion and the accumulation of sediments in lakes, rivers and streams, as well as provide a home for biodiversity. Choose a tree that is native to your area and can withstand your climate conditions.

2. Clean Up Liter – Participate in a clean-up event in your community. You’ll be working with others to remove litter from roadways, parks, or waterways that have accumulated since the previous clean-up. Invite your family, friends and neighbors to participate in the clean-up with you.

3. Buy Earth-friendly & Recyclable Clothing – Preserve the environment by wearing shoes and clothing made of earth-friendly and recyclable materials, such as hemp, organic cotton and natural fibers. There are many brands that produce apparel and footwear without using materials and processes that could cause harm to the environment, including prANA, Kalso Earth, Merrell and Dr. Martens, just to name a few. Visit ShoppingBlitz.com to shop these brands of shoes and clothes online.

4. Conserve Water – Conserving water is a simple act that goes a long way. Less than 1% of the Earth’s water supply is fresh water that can be used by people, while the rest is salt water or frozen. It’s important that we all do our part to conserve water. Many communities around the world do not have access to clean water supplies. Also, producing and transporting clean water and processing waste water requires a lot of energy. You can reduce the amount of water you use by taking shorter showers, turning off the faucet when you brush your teeth and shave, only running laundry machines and dishwashers when they are full, using refillable water bottles instead of bottled water.

What other ways can you celebrate Earth Day and preserve the environment year-round?

 

Spring Break Essentials

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Your much anticipated Spring Break trip is finally here! Before you embark on your much needed beach vacation, make sure you aren’t leaving any of these Spring Break essentials behind.

Spring Break Essentials for Men

Columbia Silver Ridge Ball II Cap

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Since you’ll be spending hours in the sun, this fitted cap from Columbia is necessary to shield your eyes and protect your scalp from the sun. The hat is extremely comfortable and breathable and features Omni-Shade sun protection. It’s also stain and water repellent, so you can even wear it in the water. This cap is available in a variety of colors, including tan, navy, black, red, and blue.

adidas Originals Toronto Sunglasses

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Guard your eyes from the sun in style with these sunglasses from adidas Originals. Whether your vacation will consist of extreme watersports or relaxing on the beach, or a mix of the two, these sunglasses will deliver the comfort and protection you need. The sunglasses feature flex temples and a soft saddle bridge for added comfort.

Helly Hansen Carlshot Trunk Swim Shorts

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These Helly Hanson swim trunks are a very popular swimwear option for a reason. Their exceptional breathability and comfort, combined with their quick-drying properties, make them a top bathing suit for men. These swim trunks also feature a contrast drawstring, so you can get the perfect, snug fit you need for being out in the water.

Clarks Un.Bryman Sun Sandals

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The Clarks Un.Bryman Sun Sandals are the ideal shoes for beach goers and spring breakers. Available in black or brown, these sandals contain riptake fastenings to give you a secure fit, as well as a loop fastening system so you can easily loosen and tighten them. The mesh panels and perforated leather lining provides extreme breathability, while the long-term cushioning offers unmatched comfort.

Spring Break Essentials for Women

Tommy Bahama Two Tone Crochet Raffia Hat

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You can’t hit the beach without this cute and protective sun hat from Tommy Bahama. This hat will provide shade for your eyes, as well as protect your scalp from the sun’s strong UV rays. The hat features a cotton sweatband to keep your head dry and comfortable all day long.

Roberto Cavalli Eyewear RC671S Metal Sunglasses

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These oversize metal sunglasses from Roberto Cavalli Eyewear feature stylish animal detailing on the temple and the emblematic RC logo in metal. The sunglasses feature gradient tinted lenses, which are tints that start off darker in color at the top of the lens and gradually lighten towards the bottom. Gradient tints are great for fashion and for reading on the beach on the sunniest of days.

Miraclesuit Net Work Mystify Swimsuit

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Be the most stunning woman on the beach in this Miraclesuit swimsuit. Miraclesuit is the #1 slimming swimwear brand, and it makes its swimsuit with Miratex, a material that makes you look 10 pounds lighter. This particular swimsuit from Miraclesuit features sheer mesh sides and a ruched, draped front for a bathing suit that’s sexy and chic.

New Balance Revive Thong Sandals

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The New Balance Revive Thong Sandals deliver the most perfect combination of style and comfort. These sandals feature an ultra-soft footbed, cushioned midsole and durable rubber outsole for everlasting comfort and support. The shoe’s Walking Strike Path outsole technology is designed to help stabilize your foot, making them the best sandals for walking on uneven sand.

Visit ShoppingBlitz.com to shop for clothes, accessories and shoes for Spring Break online.

 

Shopping Blitz Teams Up with Teva at Bonnaroo

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Shopping Blitz is proud to announce that we will be teaming up with Teva at this year’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. At the festival, Teva and Shopping Blitz will have a shared vendor’s station, where we will be selling Teva merchandise.

Teva is the perfect footwear choice for festival season. Teva causal sandals and fashion footwear is designed with comfort, protection and style in mind. The brand’s sandals deliver the perfect balance between protection and play. When you wear your sandals, your feet will remain comfortable and protected, so you can enjoy the festival all weekend long.

You can buy Teva shoes online at Shopping Blitz before the festival, or pick up your sandals at the event. Be sure to stop by our vendor’s station to say hello or to pick up something for yourself or your friends who couldn’t make it to the festival. We’ll be vending the entire event, from June 11th to the 14th.

Check out our featured Teva sandals that are perfect for Bonnaroo:

Women’s Teva Terra Fi Lite Sandals

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These Teva sandals are extremely light weight, agile and flexible. This sandal features all the mondo performance details of the iconic Teva sports-sandal, but with a leaner, lower profile. The three-point strap and multiple points of adjustment provide the perfect fit and optimum support. The nylon shank keeps the foot stable and in control, which is perfect for when you’re dancing to your favorite band or running off to a nearby stage.

Men’s Teva Benson M’S Flip Flop Sandals

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This Teva sandal for men combines Teva’s Mush cushioning technology and rich full grain leather.  The result is this beautiful leather sandal that has all the foot-forming awesomeness of Mush. The rubber outsole provides exceptionally durable traction, while the soft Mush midsole delivers extreme cushioning. The full grain leather upper and top sole is waterproof, so your feet won’t be slipping and sliding at the festival.

Held annually at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee since 2002, Bonnaroo is one of the largest music and arts festivals in America, attracting 85,000 attendees. This year’s event will feature 150 epic performances from big names like Billy Joel, Mumford & Sons, Deadmaus, Kendrick Lamar, and Florence + The Machine. Along 4 days packed with great music, Bonnaroovians can also enjoy a silent disco, environmental presentations, art displays, and comedic performances, among many other exciting activities.

If you are in the Bonnarroo spirit, check out this playlist of featured artists: