Celebrate Spring with Spring Styles from Your Favorite Brands

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Spring is finally here! If you’ve been highly anticipating the warmer weather, soak up the season with these hot spring fashions from your favorite Shopping Blitz brands.

Men’s Columbia Techsun Vent Flip PFG Sandals

Men's Columbia Techsun Vent Flip PFG Sandals

While these may look like your average flip flops, they provide comfort and support like no other. Columbia’s Techsun Vent Flip PFG Sandals are super lightweight with an ultra-cushioned Techlite midsole for enduring comfort on your most active days.  They also feature an Omni-Grip outsole and drainage ports for refreshing underfoot airflow and to keep your feet cool and dry. Retails for $50.00.

Unisex Electric Sixer Sunglasses

Unisex Electric Sixer Sunglasses

Shield your eyes in style with Electric’s Sixer Sunglasses. These unisex sunglasses were made for outdoor action and provide 100% UV protection and up to 98% blue light protection. Get protection and style with the full-coverage and progressive yet practical frame. Retails for $140.00.

Women’s Motionwear Pinch Front Lattice Loop Back Camisole Leotard

Women's Motionwear Pinch Front Lattice Loop Back Camisole Leotard

Show up to dance class in style with the Pinch Front Lattice Loop Back Camisole Leotard from Motionwear. Made with Motionwear’s high-tech Tactel Spandex, Silkskyn, and microfiber knitting, this leotard is comfortable, flexible and breathable and a wicks away moisture and sweat from the body. Retails for $41.00.

Men’s T.U.K. Western Jam Oxfords

Men's T.U.K. Western Jam Oxfords

Enter the new season in style with the Western Jam Oxfords from T.U.K. Perfect for work or everyday wear, these oxfords feature all black leather, a pointed toe and a western style stitch. The lace ties provide an easy adjustable fit. When ordering this shoe, consider going a size up to compensate for the narrow toe area. Retails for $90.00.

Women’s Columbia Anytime Outdoor Long Shorts

Women's Columbia Anytime Outdoor Long Shorts

Whether you’re hiking, gardening or lounging around the house, Columbia’s Anytime Outdoor Long Shorts will be your go-to shorts for spring. The relaxed styling makes these shorts suitable for any casual or active occasion, while the Omni-Shade and Omni-Shield technology protects you from the sun and resists light rain and stains. These shorts have an adjustable drawstring waist for additional comfort and the perfect fit. Retails for $39.99.

To buy these great products and other spring shoes and clothing online, visit ShoppingBlitz.com!

 

Get Ready for Spring at Shopping Blitz

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While many areas of the country are still experiencing cold and snowy weather, the sunshine and warmth of spring aren’t too far away. No matter how you plan to enjoy of the upcoming warm weather— whether it be through hiking, golfing or utilizing the outdoor patio— get ready for the season with new spring gear from Shopping Blitz. Visit ShoppingBlitz.com to shop for spring clothes and shoes online, and check out our featured products below!

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Men’s Columbia Royce Peak Shorts

Men's Columbia Royce Peak Shorts

The Royce Peak Shorts from Columbia are ideal for almost any occasion— from everyday causal wear to embarking on outdoor adventures. These shorts offer the best in UPF sun protection, UPF 50, as well as Columbia’s innovative Omni-Shield advanced repellency technology that repels moisture and prevents stains. More great perks include the shorts’ breathable, comfortable feel, and zipper and hook-and-loop pockets for convenient and secure storage. Retails for $50.00.

Women’s Columbia PFG Freezer III Dress

Women's Columbia PFG Freezer III Dress

Enjoy the outdoors with style, functionality and comfort. The PFG Freezer III Dress from Columbia infuses the best technology from Columbia with a flattering, active fit to bring you the ultimate dress for springtime. This dress features Columbia’s Omni-Shade UPF 50 sun protection and Omni-Freeze cooling and wicking fabric to keep you comfortable and protected in the hot sun. Retails for $50.00.

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Men’s Fila Heathered Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt

Men's Fila Heathered Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt

Available in a wide range of colors, the Fila Heathered Short Sleeve Crew T-Shirt is the must-have tee of the season. Suitable for any causal or outdoor activity, this t-shirt features a moisture-wicking, quick-drying fabric to wick water and sweat away from your body, keeping you warm, dry and comfortable whether you’re indoors or out. As for style, the curved hem and drop tail design offers an authentic silhouette. Retails for $36.99.

Women’s Fila Side Piped Tight Capri Pants

Women's Fila Side Piped Tight Capri Pants

Athleisure at its finest. Available in a variety of color variations, this performance capri pant combines the finest materials, most functional features and most stylish designs to give you a fashionable and breathable workout pant that won’t constrict your movements. The Fila Side Piped Tight Capri Pant wicks away moisture and provides a comfortable, stretchy fit with an elastic waist and piped detail in contrasting color down the leg for added style. Retails for $45.70.

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 Men’s Spring Step Carhop Oxfords

 Men's Spring Step Carhop Oxfords

The Men’s Spring Step Carhop Oxford is as stylish as it is comfortable. It’s naturally soft, lightweight and breathable material, combined with its timeless yet alluring European design, makes it the ultimate shoe for spring. This shoe is perfect for the office and everyday casual wear. It offers natural shock absorption and can accommodate a custom orthotic. Retails for $84.00.

Women’s Spring Step Sky Sandals

 Women's Spring Step Sky Sandals

If you’re looking for a high quality, fashionable and comfortable spring sandal, then you’ve found your match. The Women’s Spring Step Sky Sandals offer an elegant and classic design, featuring the finest European leather. Whether you’re working at the office, running errands, or grabbing lunch with the girls, these will be your go-to sandals come spring. Retails for $95.00.

Spring is just around the corner! Gear up for the season by visiting ShoppingBlitz.com.

Cool Job Series: Wildlife Conservationist

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This month on our #CoolJob Series we are highlighting another career we highly respect and admire – the wildlife conservationist. Wildlife conservationists work to protect plants and animals and their habitats and can be employed by a government agency or nonprofit dedicated to preserving wildlife and the environment. A wildlife conservationist performs a wide range of duties, such as protecting endangered species, safeguarding habitats from disease and fire, making sure soil and water supplies are fresh and drinkable, and educating the public about the importance of wildlife conservation.

Wildlife conservationists spend a lot of time working out in the field to ensure habitats are protected so wildlife can continue to thrive there. Because they spend ample time outdoors, it’s important for them to have the right outdoor gear. Check out our featured products fit for a wildlife conservationist.

Women’s Columbia Redmond Waterproof Sneakers

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Columbia’s Redmond Waterproof sneaker features Omni-Tech waterproof technology and a breathable construction to keep feet protected and comfortable in all conditions, all day long. The lightweight cushioned midsole provides a high energy return, while the aggressive outsole guarantees superior traction. Retails for $85.00.

Men’s Salomon Xa Pro 3D M+ Sneakers

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Salomon’s Xa Pro 3D M+ Sneakers deliver optimum protection, comfort, breathability and a secure, comfortable fit. The anti-debris mesh and gusseted keep debris out of the shoe, while the protective rubber toe cap protects toes from bruising. This ultimate trail sneaker also features OrthoLite Sockliner, which is composed of an anti-bacterial material for reducing odor and moisture.  Retails for $129.95.

Mountain Hardwear Mountain Tech II Vest

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Mountain Hardwear’s Mountain Tech II Vest is a warm, weather-resistant vest ideal for a wildlife conservationist who spends most of his days outdoors. This vest is comprised of wind-, water- and abrasion-resistant AirShield fabrics. The AirShield softshell fabric on the shoulders provides extreme durability, while the membrane fleece in the body promises extreme warmth, comfort and breathability.  The Mountain Tech II also has a zippered pocket for storing an ID, keys and other valuables securely. Retails for $125.00.

Visit ShoppingBlitz.com to order these featured shoes and clothes online!

 

 

Gearing Up for Gardening Season

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As the weather continues to heat up, it’s finally time to get serious about your garden. Along with getting your soil and seeds ready, you also need to make sure you have the right gear before you can begin gardening. With the right clothing and gear, you can protect your body from injury and from the sun. Whether you enjoy planting flowers or growing vegetables, gear up for gardening season with these garden essentials!

Men’s Columbia Silver Ridge Bucket Hat

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The Columbia Silver Ridge Bucket Hat is the perfect hat for gardening. This hat features laser-cut venting and advanced wicking and stain resistant properties. It’s stylish and also offers optimum sun protection for spending hours outdoors tending to your garden.

Women’s Buff UV Headband Buff

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The Buff UV Headband is designed for active women and intense workouts, so it will be sure to do the job while gardening. This headband wicks away sweat and moisture from your face and also blocks 95% of the sun’s UV rays. It’s soft and breathable Coolmax Extreme fabric, 2-way lateral stretch and quick dry properties make this headband ideal for spending hours in the hot sun.

Men’s Birki’s Profi Birki Clogs

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The Profi Birki Clogs will keep your feet dry, protected and comfortable while you garden. The ALPRO-foam replaceable footbed provides extreme cushioning and guarantees pleasant comfort for your feet no matter how long you’re on them. These clogs will protect your feet from external influences, and they’re super easy to clean and maintain. You don’t have to worry about getting mixed up in dirt, mud or water with these clogs.

Women’s Sanita Raining Cats and Clogs Garden Clogs

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The Sanita Raining Cats and Clogs Garden Clogs are the ultimate gardening clogs for women. These clogs are made from natural rubber and feature an upper of waterproof rubber that can be easily rinsed and cleaned, making them ideal for muddy and dirty conditions. The treaded rubber sole offers secure traction on all kinds of surfaces, protecting you from accidental slips, trips and falls. Not only are these clogs functional, but also they’re incredibility fashionable!

To gear up for gardening season and buy the best gardening shoes and clothing online, visit us online at ShoppingBlitz.com.

 

In the Trenches: Mix & Match Your Rain Essentials

No longer reserved for men on the British front lines, trench coats have become a wardrobe staple than can carry you comfortably through three seasons. This waterproof garb pairs well with casual and dressier outfits alike, and have broken all gender and age wardrobe barriers. What’s not to love?

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Though the classic khaki trench pairs well with everything, some days call for a jacket with a little more personality, like the Columbia Zenith trench. With a removable hood and thermal lining, Columbia’s version of the trench coat keeps some of the classic elements of the  standard trench, while enhancing it with a little modern technology – think Omni-Shield shell to resist stains and a pocket specifically designed for media devices! Over black leggings and silver flats, you’ll look instantly put together!

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How about those cold, rainy mornings where you just can’t get out of bed? This is where the trench coat thrives! Stay comfortably dry while adding a punch of color in this beautiful Helly Hansen Welsey Trench, a Scandinavian take on the trench that doesn’t fall short on style or functionality. Paired with a belted dress and rain boots and you’re set to brave the elements with pizazz! Make the transition into warmer weather a fashionable experience and shop on!

 

Winter Camping Essentials

Winter has officially arrived with a bang and with low enough temperatures to make the hardiest folks shiver. Instead of cowering next to the heater and praying for spring (my personal plan of attack) its best to meet the season head on! One of the best ways to beat the cold is to embrace it with activities that keep your endorphins pumping. One of our favorites is winter camping. Who doesn’t love a good campfire and a chance to commune with nature? You may think that once the temperature drops so does camping season. Not so!

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Winter camping is truly an art. The key to enjoying and getting the most out of the experience is preparation, the right gear and the right ratio of caution and adventure. First tip is never go it alone. Solo camping can be cathartic in warmer months but a buddy is a must on a frigid expedition. Always keep an eye on the weather. While often unpredictable, it helps to have an idea of what you are getting into. Make sure to pack an all-weather radio to keep your group in the loop. As well, be aware of avalanche danger. Weather can be fickle and despite the best laid preparations, atmospheric changes can affect weather predictions. Check out Avalanche.org for tips and education.

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They key to staying warm and getting the most comfort out of your trip is layering! When dressing for extreme temperatures its good to remember the three W’s: a wicking layer or base layer which consists of thin material made to keep moisture from the skin; a warm layer to keep the heat in and a waterproof layer to keep you dry. Another important component is versatility in clothing. Nothing you put on your body should be a hindrance, only a protection. Any clothing you pack needs to allow for variations in conditions. Other key essentials are weather-appropriate sleeping bags and tents, without which the jig is up. Accessories such as hand warmers, neck gaiters, cozy socks and protective gloves should never be overlooked.

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Top Ten Gifts for the Kid’s Under $100

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1. Bula Grind Top Shirt
2. Bolle Amp Ski Goggles
3. Jibbitz Mike Face Shoe Charm
4. Superga Lame Sneakers
5. Columbia Chippewa Mitten Gloves
6. Life is Good Snowman Sleep Pants
7. Fila Breakaway Lace-Up Sneakers
8. Stance Kid Creature Socks
9. Kickers Zesnow Waterproof Booties
10. Dr. Martens Brooklee Boots

Shopping Blitz: Travelogue 2013

Seems like everyone is trying to fit in last minute vacations lately. September is known for mild weather and cheaper prices and therefore our favorite time of year to travel! Vacation time is precious, especially for those of us in North America who try to dissolve a year’s worth of stress in one jam-packed week or extended weekend. The key to having a killer time is planning, planning, and more planning! Planning the perfect destination, excursions, budget and of course the all important packing list. Let us help with this last bit. With Shopping Blitz’s wide range of products it is your perfect one-stop shop for all things travel. Check out a few real-life ensembles our Staffers chose for their late summer/early fall jaunts! Travelogue 2013

Day At The Lake:
Sanuk Yoga Serenity Flip-Flops

Hiking Trip:
Columbia Trail Turner Shell Jacket
Salomon X Over Ltr Sneakers
Ahnu Montara Boots

Night On The Town:
Earthies Veria Too Sandals
Oscar Blandi Hair Lift Thickening Strengthening Serum
Miracle Skin Transformer Heal Everything Balm

Celebrate the Awesomeness That is Dad

Give Dad the gift of appreciation this Father’s Day! Whether it’s your biological Pop, a step-Dad, a father-in-law, mentor, etc the man deserves a little recognition. A well thought out gift and a day of ease is in order. A great Dad is a rare find, celebrate the one in your life!

Father's Day

1. Royal Robbins Desert Knit Polo Shirt
2. Kenneth Cole Reaction U-Turn Reversible Leather Belt
3. Life is good Epic Grill T-Shirt
4. Merrell Articulus Shorts
5. Salomon Checks Shirt
6. Royal Robbins Windjammer Jacket
7. UGG Byron Moccasins Slippers
8. Columbia Leka Hills Graphic Hoodie Shirts