New Brands Spotlight

We have added several new brands to our collection and we can’t wait to fill you in on all the details! Everything from women’s hand-crafted sandals and bags, to travel hammocks and quick-dry performance underwear are available for purchase. Shopping Blitz has always prided ourselves on being a modern twist on the general stores of old, offering a variety of goods in an easy one-stop shop format. Our latest additions help to cement our goal of becoming the ultimate lifestyle destination.

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Sakroots is an accessories line that embodies the bohemian in all of us. Every purchase of one of their unique handbags or shoes directly supports local artists and their communities. Looking through their collection is like a visit to a gallery, colorful, innovative and always fresh. A brand rich in heritage and texture, Sakroots adds more than just style to your wardrobe, it invokes a lifestyle. Shop Sakroots today and double your karma quotient!

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The Sak is a collection of hand-crafted bags and footwear that bring to mind the casual, California lifestyle many of us crave. Interwoven into their fabulous collections are a sense of peace, harmony and freedom. Like Sakroots, The Sak believes in giving back to their community. The company operates within a culture of mutual trust and ownership. A bag from The Sak will designate you from the pack and give your conscience something to smile about.

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Grand Trunk offers a line of travel hammocks that brings to mind tropical locales and a sense of adventure. Created by two entrepreneurs who met while backpacking in Thailand, the company remains true to selling time-tested products good for the road. From seaside to mountaintop, Grand Trunk hammocks give travelers a sense of home. Invoke your inner explorer and take home a piece of the world today!

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In our pursuit of health and the perfect body we often forget the importance of base layers. Performance underwear can make the difference between an incredible workout and one that peters out before it even begins. AYG 365 is a collection of technologically-advanced underwear featuring quick-dry performance fabrics. Every product is made to wick away moisture while boasting anti-microbial properties, keeping you both dry and healthy. Give your body the gift of endurance and it will thank you later.

Get Dad Ready For Summer

As the weather heats up and Father’s Day approaches, it’s only natural to get your Dad into some stylin’ new gear. We have everything you need to keep Dad cool and comfortable this summer.

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1. The Wolverine Dixon Short Sleeve Shirt is perfect for weekend barbeques, a day spent fishing or some time at the driving range. Made of 100% cotton poplin, this shirt is easy to iron and is an enemy to wrinkles everywhere! The shirt features two chest pockets for stow away space and side pleats for a flattering fit.

2. The Mountain Hardwear Piero Shorts are comfortable without the muss and fuss, just like Dad likes it. With lots of pocket for storage and an inseam gusset for mobility, these shorts will soon become his favorite! Other features include built-in UPF 50 sun protection and durable stretch canvas fabric.

3.  Clarks Wave Tour Sandals are made of supple nubuck leather with a breathable synthetic lining, for Dad’s more active days. It’s curved sole reduces shock and foot fatigue, while its rubber outsole provides maximum traction and stability. Great for both casual and Dad-approved adventures.

4. A pair of Diesel Eyewear Injected Sunglasses will 100% bring Dad’s coolness quotient up several notches. These aviators are made of an overlap of injected and matt metal, creating a distinctive design. Cool and practical, sounds right up any Dad’s alley!

 

The Power Of The White-Tee

A wardrobe staple from forever till infinity. Let this classic be the canvas on which you paint your fashion masterpiece. This beauty can be paired with a myriad of pieces and accessories to create any look. The only limit is your imagination. Pair with jeans and a blazer for a classy weekend look, a maxi skirt and sandals for the ultimate in spring Boho or leggings and heels to wow even the most adamant naysayers.

All hail the mighty White -Tee!

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Trend Watch: Heavy Metals

www.pinterest.comWhat better way to polish off an outfit this season than with trendy metallic accessories? You can start off small – add a bronze purse or some classic boat shoes to compliment your look. You can even snag some oxfords and pair them with dark denim or leggings while you await the warmer weather. A casual lunch date with mom can be done in style in a pair of beautiful rose gold sandals. Mix and match with denim, florals or neutral palettes to get the perfect balance of casual and dressy. For date night pair your favorite LBD (little black dress) with some Franco Sarto heels.  Look out for chrome, copper and your favorite shades of gold to do it big this Spring – and never be outshined.

Trend Watch Metallics

1. Franco Sarto Vanna Sandals

2. Dr. Martens 1461 Eye Oxfords

3. Franco Sarto Baroque Pumps

4. Parinda Leah Faux Leather Crossbody Bag

5. Sebago Skimmer Boat Shoes

6. Bass Margie Sandals

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

Product Spotlight: Teva Cozumel Beaded Flip Flop Sandals

I won’t lie when things get quiet around here at Shopping Blitz headquarters I often find myself daydreaming. My swivel chair morphs into a hammock and the concrete floor becomes the softest, whitest sand
I have ever seeTeva Cozumel Beaded Flip Flop Sandalsn. My coworker’s snores become the sound of waves crashing and my cubicle dissolves into miles of pristine blue water. And like that I am on vacation! Nothing gets me in the mood for my mini retreats like promoting some of my favorite summer gear.

I recently stumbled across Teva‘s new Cozumel Beaded Flip Flop Sandals while browsing our new product selections. What drew me immediately was the unique design and flow. From the waterproof leather uppers to the Mush midsoles promising comfort no matter where the warm weather takes you. These sandals invoke for me not only lazy days at the beach but adventure, road trips, letting loose and letting go. In the words of the ultimate adventurer Jack Kerouac, Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don’t be sorry.” 

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50 Shades of Shoe

Be honest and admit it, you have read or are curious to read the latest pop culture phenom, 50 Shades of Grey. You can tell me, I promise not to judge. It will be our little secret because, sshhh I have read it too! Pleaser Delight 600-1 Sandals
It’s a guilty pleasure and quite the page turner.

More interesting still, 50 Shades, has undisputedly penetrated more than just our bookshelves and bedrooms. We discuss it, fantasize about it and now we  –  wear it.  That’s right the erotic sensation is now inspiring the runways.  If Paris‘ recent Fashion Week is any example, strappy, domineering pumps are the new IT footwear.

So bring some of the magic into your own life and treat yourself to a pair of Pleaser Delight 600-10  sandals. Very appropriate or (inappropriate as the occasion permits) in the nude, or as they say, blush color, for work and play. You know you want to!

Our Latest Obsession: Wedges

Our Latest Obsession: Wedges

Today we are celebrating the wedge. Why are we so obsessed? For one thing the wedge sandal is the ultimate multi-tasker, able to move from a dressy outfit to a casual one with pure ease. How many other shoe styles can promise you maximum cuteness and comfort? Our friend the wedge can.

Whether you call them wedges, espadrilles or platforms there truly is one out there for every shoe lover. Our wedge favorites come in reds and blues, in leather, in suede, in canvas. Whether you are into a nautical style, or a romantic or modern look, we think you will love them all!

A Breakdown by Brand:

13. Chinese Laundry
12. Earthies
11. Sebago
10. Charles David
9. Clarks
8. Sanita
7. Born
6. Aerosoles
5. Sebago
4. Azura
3. Clarks
2. Sofft
1. Clarks

Manufacturer Spotlight: OOFOS

It seems like everyday here at Shopping Blitz headquarters we are adding new brands to our repertoire. And while everything we sell is high-quality and the best of the best, every once in a while one comes across our desks that really stands out. So the Editors of The Blitz have created the Manufacturer Spotlight.

Our first spotlight is on OOFOS, truly a sandal like no other. Picture a shoe that is contoured to fit every angle of your foot. Made with OOFOAM, a combination of compound and their patented footbed design. A sandal that bends when your foot does and supports it on the way down as well! OOFOS supports the bone structure of your foot while cushioning the impact of walking at the same time. Test results show that Oofoam technology is 37% more impact absorbing than any existing EVA, the most used material in footwear. What sets OOFOS a part from the pack is its restorative component. A lot of manufacturer’s claim their sandals provide support and comfort but OOFOS actually restores your foot’s energy and provides instant recovery

Poorly designed footwear can not only make your feet hurt but cause stress and impact on other joints; hips, knees and back to name a few. For this reason and many others we at Shopping Blitz are personal fans of the OOFOS brand. We spend a lot of time on our feet just like you do, and we want a sandal that can carry us from day to night. We love that due to OOFOS’ flexibility, the sandal can move with our foot rather in opposition to it.

At Shopping Blitz we believe in testing the merchandise before we sell and almost our entire staff now owns a pair of OOFOS. It only took one test drive for us all to become hooked! From music festivals to long days at the office… a pair of OOFOS keeps your tootsies refreshed and ready for more. Because of their reasonable price they are a great choice as wedding favors! No better way to thank your bridal party and guests than with sandals that will refresh their feet from a night of dancing and celebrating.