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Wedding Inspiration: 1815

Friday, August 31, 2012

In 1815, John Doulton founded his now world-famous pottery. To commemorate the event, Royal Doulton has created the 1815 pattern, a dining collection that features drinkware, dinnerware and serveware with vibrantly colored accents. While each color is distinctly different from the next, they balance each other perfectly… which inspired me to create this wedding inspiration board:

Fashion’s Night Out Milwaukee

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hey, trendsetters! Get your most fashionable look together and grab your friends for a fabulous night of fashion! From Manhattan to Milan and Atlanta to Australia, Milwaukee will join more than 100 cities and 15 countries around the world to host Fashion’s Night Out, the annual global fashion celebration created by Vogue and the Council of Fashion Designers of America.

Join us on Thursday, September 6th, as Boston Store celebrates Fashion’s Night Out Milwaukee.

A special Boston Store “Pop Up” store will be part of the fashion scene in the Third Ward for this special one-night event. We invite you to visit our “Pop Up” store at 252 E. Menomonee St. from 5-9PM.  You’ll enjoy:
  • The best brands and top trends
  • A swanky lounge where you can sip and refuel
  • Music from Milwaukee’s finest club DJ, club DJ BIZZON
  • A little pampering with a mini-makeover by Chanel®

Can’t make it to the “Pop Up” store? Don’t worry; we also have Fashion’s Night Out events throughout our other Milwaukee area stores, including:
  • Giveaways
  • Cosmetics makeovers
  • A 20% shopping pass, and
  • The chance to win a $500 Boston Store shopping spree!

Inside the Jenna Collection – Interview with Jenna Ushkowitz

Boston Store, Wall Flower Vintage™ and Jenna Ushkowitz recently partnered to host a Runway Fashion Show to unveil Jenna’s new collection of Wall Flower Vintage™ Junior Denim and sportswear!

Before the show, we chatted with Jenna to go inside the collection and hear all about her favorites!

Tell us about your new line.  How did it come about?
Wall Flower approached me about being the new face of their line. I loved the idea and it ended up being such a great relationship that I became more involved and we decided that I would be able to collaborate on my own collection as well.

What does it mean to you to be the new “Wall Flower girl”?
It's awesome and I'm honored to be a part of the Wall Flower family. They are so great from their new designs and great ideas. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity.

How “hands on” were you with designing the collection? Where did you get inspiration?
It was definitely collaboration, and that's where the inspiration came from. It was that some pieces they designed with my "flair" to it and some I picked based off of the new trends they were coming up with.

Work It! Wednesday, August 29 – Wednesday, September 5, Online Only

“Work clothes” can mean something different to everyone. But if your workplace demands a more polished presentation, look no further than our Wear to Work Online Event. Shop now and you’ll find exclusive online bonus buys to help you save, not to mention the best selection of work-ready looks from your favorite brands. There are professional looks for both men and women, in styles that include both classic and updated aesthetics. Shop now... Your brand new wear-to-work look begins here!

Shop Women || Shop Men


Cookin' with Guy

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

If you’re like me, you may not be a gourmet chef, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have fabulous cookware! Check out the new line of cookware from one of your favorite Food Network stars, Guy Fieri. Borrowing style and color from his cool, classic cars, you’ll get the ultimate in flair and function for your kitchen from Guy Fieri cookware.

I love how Guy’s colorful cookware can multitask just like he does.; After all, he’s not only a restaurateur but also a TV personality, game show host and author. For your kitchen, he’s got nonstick aluminum pieces to help you cook with ease, while his nonstick Tattoo skillets are for cooking and decoration! Hang one of these on a wall when it’s not in use.

There are durable stainless steel pieces that’ll have you cooking like a pro. And f For those who love cast iron, Guy also offers pieces with excellent heat retention. And there are a couple of lightweight cast-iron pieces to choose from, too!

Finally, stock up on coordinating kitchen tools. After all, what’s new cookware without a cool red silicone spatula or wooden turner and a black ceramic tool crock that’ll hold everything?


Enter Our Back-to-School Sweepstakes and Help Us Put an End to Bullying!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Help us put an end to bullying! You create a banner. We donate a dollar. Take a peek at some of the banners we’ve already received through our Back-To-School Make a Statement campaign:

We’re so grateful to everyone who has participated but we still need others to make their statements!  $1 for every banner created will be donated to STOMP Out Bullying™.

That’s not all! By creating a banner, you can also enter for your chance to win a $250 shopping spree + a $1,000 donation for an anti-bullying program at the school of your choice.

Visit your preferred store’s Facebook page and get started today:

Deal of the Day: Air Mattress

Need to create an instant sleep space for guests? We’ve got a great Deal of the Day for you!  Enjoy pure comfort with this low profile, sueded top air mattress. It inflates in 3 minutes and is easy to store when it’s been deflated. Regularly $100-$140, the Deal of the Day price is 29.97-39.97 – 70% off. Now that's a great deal!

Sorry, Deals of the Day priced so low, additional discounts do not apply.  Offer available online only.


Go Prepster with Look of the Week

Monday, August 27, 2012

This week’s Look of the Week is one of the hottest back-to-school trends: Prepster cardigan & rocker screen tee, paired with colored bottoms.

Top: True Vintage Screen Tee
Cardigan: Pink Rose® Striped Boyfriend Cardigan
Bottom: Fire® Skinny Jeans

Our online price is as low as it gets – 25% off regular prices. Or you can shop in-store with a special text offer. Simply text BTS to 266866 for a 25% of coupon, valid on one piece or the entire look!

Get this week’s look online now and get your back-to-school wardrobe started!

This week’s Look of the Week offer is valid 8/27 through 9/1. 

Dot, a New Fragrance by Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs has a new fragrance, Dot!  Dot is best described as a fruity floral fragrance with hints of coconut and earthy vanilla undertones.  While the scent alone is has me swooning, the adorable packaging, which resembles a butterfly landing on an open flower petal covered in whimsical black polka dots, ups the ante! 


Double Duty: Pitchers

Friday, August 24, 2012

Mikasa® Cheers Barware Round Pitcher | Freesia Bouquet
Wild Flower Bouquet  | Lenox® Opal Innocence Carved Pitcher

Wilton Armetale® Flutes & Pearls Pitcher | Rose Bouquet
Nothing excites me quite as much as finding new ways to use things I already own.  Case in point, pitchers.  When not serving up summer refreshments in style, pitchers are perfect vessels for displaying flowers.


Denim Trend Guide

Thursday, August 23, 2012

We all know that finding a great fitting pair of jeans is like hitting the lottery.  But when you can find jeans that fit great and are on trend, it's a double bonus.  This season we are showcasing the hottest trends in denim so you can look fabulous and fashionable.  Whether you go the tamer route of a great pair of skinny jeans or you go a little more bold with a leopard print, we have got your tastes covered.  Click over to our Denim Trend Guide and get shopping!


Kid’s Furniture

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Do you have a little race car driver, princess, rock star, cowboy, or firefighter in your family? A child’s room is a place for them to play and use their imagination.  Find pieces of furniture that reflect that playful spirit, while also providing a warm, welcoming place where they can enjoy a good night’s sleep. They’ll be excited to call it their own.


Cozy Cardigans

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fall is almost here, so what better way to transition your wardrobe than with a cozy cardigan!  Even better, we have one for our Deal of the Day. Get this cozy cardigan for 12.97, regularly $40 – That is 67% off. Now, that’s a great deal!

Sorry, Deals of the Day priced so low, additional discounts do not apply.  Offer available online only.

We’re on Pinterest!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Want to find our hottest products, top trends and newest collections all in one place?  Check out our Pinterest page where we’ll keep you up-to-date on what’s new and exciting at The Bon-Ton Stores.  Whether it’s our best beauty buys under $25, great ideas for your Back-to-School shopping list, or the unveiling of our new fall collection, we’ve got something special for everyone.  Don’t miss out, follow us today!   

Turn up the Volume…on your lashes!

Want jaw-dropping eyes? The new Clinique High Impact Extreme Volume Mascara is just the trick for instant, dramatic eyes!  It will take your lashes to a new extreme and keep them looking full.


Get Cozy with the Look of the Week

Sunday, August 19, 2012

This week’s Look of the Week is one of the hottest back-to-school trends:
Cozy Cool Loungewear by Mambo® Australia

Top: Mambo® Drop-Shoulder Screen Tee
Bottom: Mambo® Washed Fleece Cropped Pants (available in a variety of colors)

Our online price is as low as it gets – 25% off regular prices. Or you can shop in-store with a special text offer. Simply text BTS to 266866 for a 25% of coupon, valid on one piece or the entire look!

Get this week’s look online now and get your back-to-school wardrobe started!

This week’s Look of the Week offer is valid 8/19 through 8/25. 

Home Décor Trend: Brush Strokes

Friday, August 17, 2012

Who says that art only has a place hanging on a wall?  Take a peek at these art-worthy home finds.  They remind me of fantastic, soothing watercolor paintings. 


STOMP Out Bullying on Blue Shirt Day, October 1st, 2012.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

It’s almost that time again! Kids and teens will be returning to school, eager to wear new outfits, and see friends they’ve missed over the summer. Unfortunately, some won’t be so excited to go back due to an increase in bullying. Blue Shirt Day – World Day of Bullying Prevention on October 1st aims to STOMP Out Bullying™ by making school a more enjoyable place for our students to learn. Thousands will wear Blue Shirts from Love Our Children USA™ to help prevent bullying, cyber bullying, and other digital abuse. Purchase a Blue Shirt and show your support for the cause!  Plus, when you buy the shirt online you’ll receive free shipping.  A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each shirt will be donated to STOMP Out Bullying™, the leading national anti-bullying and cyber-bulling program for kids and teens. Find out more about donating to the cause and promotions we are offering in return for your support at our STOMP Out Bullying™ page.


Behind the Scenes Sneak Peek

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to go behind-the-scenes of a fashion photo shoot? Wonder no more! We sneaked behind the scenes at a recent photo shoot and captured all the fun.

Check out the gold accents, rich reds and faux animal prints that are at the center of this season’s fashion.

See for yourself…

Dinnerware Discussions: Top Selling China Collections

Mikasa® Love Story - Tell your own love story with this romantic fine china collection from Mikasa. The iconic love story ribbon pattern is subtle yet elegant for a wonderfully classic touch when entertaining.

Royal Albert® Old Country Roses  - Warm and nostalgic, this collection features a vibrant floral pattern with gold banding accents.  This dishwasher safe fine bone china collection is the world's best-selling china pattern!  Bring a little spring to every meal.

Noritake Platinum Wave - Make a grand impression with this fine Noritake china collection.  This collection is the definition of elegance and modern style.  The scroll design emulates rolling waves and makes this perfect for formal dining or every day luxury.


Flash Giveaway: Cosmetic Swag Bag!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Sometimes (though very rarely) things in life can be FREE!  Here is your chance to win a tote filled with a sampling of some of our favorite cosmetic items!  Over a $140 retail value. Here's what you'll get:

  • Lancôme® Trésor® In Love Perfumed Body Lotion - 1.7 fl oz.
  • Marc Jacobs Lola Perfumed Body Lotion (2) – 1.7 fl oz.
  • Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black - .14 oz.
  • Full-Sized Clinique Vitamin C Lip Smoothie in Pink Me Up - .05 fl oz.
  • Full-Sized Lancôme ® Flash Bronzer - 4.2 fl oz.
  • Lancome® High Resolution Refill 3X™ Triple Action Renewal Anti-Wrinkle Cream SPF 15 – 0.5 oz.
  • Full-Sized StriVectin® SD™ Intensive Concentrate for Stretch Marks & Wrinkles - 2 fl oz.
  • Simple Pleasures Waterless Anti-Bacterial Hand Cleanser Set (3 tubes) - 2 fl oz. each
  • Full-Sized Aromatique® Smell of the Tree® Petite Reed Diffuser Set - 1 fl oz. 
  • all packed neatly inside a large tote bag!

Enter via the Rafflecopter form below.  Giveaway will close Friday, August 17th at 12:01 am EST.  We will randomly draw and announce the winner right here on Friday, August 17, 2012.  Open to U.S. residents only.  Good luck!    

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Deal of the Day: Backpacks!

Get ready for school with the perfect back to school Deal of the Day!  The High Sierra backpack is the ultimate carryall for all your kid's school supplies. Regularly $70-$90, today’s price is 24.97 – up to 70% off. Now, that's a great deal!

Sorry, Deals of the Day priced so low, additional discounts do not apply.


Eternity Aqua Free Gift!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Calvin Klein just launched Eternity Aqua for women last month and now they have a FREE gift with purchase of a large spray.  Talk about exciting!


Head Back-to-School in Style with the Look of the Week

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Want to create the perfect back-to-school wardrobe?  We have you covered with our Look of the Week! Each Sunday through early September, we’ll share a new look that’s perfect for YOU. Each look is available both online or in-stores with a special offer.

Our online price is as low as it gets – 25% off regular prices. Or you can shop in-store with a special text offer. Simply text BTS to 266866 for a 25% of coupon, valid on one piece or the entire look!

This week’s Look of the Week is one of the hottest back-to-school trends:
pattern bottoms paired with an equipment shirt

Top: Pink Rose Roll Sleeve Equipment Shirt
Tank: Grane Seamless Cami
Bottom: Fire Floral Skinny Jean

Get this week’s look online now and get your back-to-school wardrobe started!

This week’s Look of the Week offer is valid 8/12 through 8/18. 

Fiestaware Inspired

Friday, August 10, 2012

Fiesta® Dinnerware is one of those most chosen for casual dinnerware by our brides.  Not surprisingly, its colorful appeal, mix-and-match versatility and durability make Fiesta® Dinnerware perfect everyday.  Today I thought it would be fun to let Fiesta® Dinnerware inspire some unique wedding day accents.  Enjoy!  
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Marigold - Obviously inspired by the flower… Consider adding a few marigolds to brighten up your bouquet or your maid's bouquets.  

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Peacock - Symbolically the peacock stands for renewal... A seemingly fitting statement to tie into your wedding day where you will start fresh and begin your new life together as a married couple.  

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Shamrock - Not only is green thought to bring balance and well-being, but shamrocks are said to bring a bit of luck too!  Consider incorporating these lucky charms into your favors or the guy's boutonnieres.  

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Ivory - A romantic, traditional wedding day color, perfect for gracing an elegant wedding cake.  

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Flamingo - A relatively new color to the wedding scene, flamingo is a bright and vibrant shade of pink perfect for conveying a tropical, fun vibe when incorporated into your wedding decor.


Runway Fashion Show with Jenna Ushkowitz @ Boston Store

Thursday, August 9, 2012

You’ve seen her on TV, now you can meet her in real life!

Join Jenna Uskowitz for a Runway Fashion Show as she unveils her exclusive collection of Wallflower Vintage® Junior Denim and sportswear!

The show will take place on Saturday, August 25 at noon in Southridge Mall Center Court, just outside of Boston Store!  

Following the show, guests who make a Wallflower Vintage® purchase of $35 or more have the opportunity to meet Jenna and get her autograph. A portion of the proceeds from all purchases will be donated to STOMP Out Bullying™.

Get a sneak-peak of the new Jenna collection in this special behind-the-scenes video from her recent Wallflower Vintage® photo shoot:

We look forward to seeing YOU at our Boston Store Wallflower Vintage® Runway Fashion Show!

Can’t wait to shop? Don’t forget to shop Boston Store’s back-to-school selection online today for the hottest back-to-school styles.

Boston Store Southridge
Southridge Mall
5300 South 76th Street
Greendale, WI 53129

Store Hours:
Sunday: 11AM – 7PM
Monday – Thursday: 10AM – 9PM
Friday – Saturday: 10AM – 10PM