Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Orla Kiely, Marimekko, You All Look So Fine...Oh, Wait, That's a Boden Dress??? Summer Preview 2010...


Marimekko, is that you???


Orla, is that you???

One of my awesome readers, Erin commented in this post last night that the new Boden Summer Preview (2010) was up and ready for all eyes to see. She even posted a code. Thank you so much, Erin. :)

Well, I had a gander at their new items, and I am pleased, to say the least. I have always loved Orla Kiely and Marimekko, but could never afford the prices of their items, but this summer preview afforded me the chance to get a dress a la Orla,or Marimekko, but for$98, minus 20%. (BTW, you don't need a code, just click on the sidebar--at the right on the bodenpreview homepage--to get your basket to show a total minus 20%.) By the way, Orla is a fun, British company known for their patterned bags, and Marimekko is a Finnish textile company that always has fresh, fun, and bold florals. Gah!

So head on over, and take a look around. There isn't a ton, and I only am really interested in a few items, but some are very very pretty.

P.S. If you can make the 20% off work, let me know...as of right now, all of my mock orders are coming up with an "error" message (which is bound to frustrate even the most devoted Boden fan--Johnnie, fix it, please). Thank you in advance!

17 comments:

Erin said...

Oh no, I gave you a bad code? I'm sorry -- just pulled it off Mumset -- maybe it's a UK only code? Keep your eyes open for an email from Johnnie for a code that works here, I guess.

dinagideon said...

Hey, Erin: I received an e-mail, which I am hestitant to forward UNTIL I know that Johnnie and co. have fixed the problem. Your code I tried, and it didn't work, but I figured that the code ON THEIR SITE would work, and it hasn't. GRRR. Or maybe it's just me??? :P Once they fix it, I will amend this post...let's hope it's sooner rather than later!!!

Have you tried to do a mock order?

BTW, thank you again, without your advance knowledge, I wouldn't have looked until this morning...I got a sneak peek last night!!! ;)

Erin said...

Yes, I did try mine, and it didn't work. If yours works, will you forward the email to me?
Thanks!

dinagideon said...

Okay, Erin: I am now getting frustrated. Why send an e-mail if you can't actually process orders? GRRR. I have sent the folks at the site a very gentle but firm e-mail explaining how frustrating it is to try and check out only to receive an error message and then have the contents of the shopping bag dumped. I sincerely hope they fix this problem and soon. This is not typical Boden behavior. This is J. Crew behavior...

HeidiG said...

It feels very weird to be looking at these fun summer dresses when it just snowed another 5 or 6" last night. But they are so pretty....

sweetsy said...

Lovely prints..they have such fun colors!! Hey Dina-speaking of Boden, I have a fab dress that I thought of you as the colors would be amazing with your coloring. It is a wrap style jersey dress that can be worn year-round. It is brand new, never worn and a UK sz 10R. Let me know if you would like to see pictures!
Email: j crew junkie at sbcglobal.net

Drewablank said...

Yeah, I just did a mock checkout, and I got the error message too. :( Donchafret, I think Boden should have a better handle on this than J.Crew ever will. ;)

And yes, the summer items are delicious! And I agree with Heidi - it is a bit weird to look at summer clothes with 5 inches of snow outside. Hahaha!!

Alexia said...

Hi Ladies - the code is "PRUS". If that doesn't work, once you go to the Boden site through Dina's link, click on the sidebar that says "20% off" before you click on anything else! That's how it worked for me. :)

dinagideon said...

Hi, all!

Yes, agreed that sundress shopping is a bit odd on a day with many inches of snow on the ground, but since I am such a baby when it comes to winter weather, this is one way to keep me sane! :)

But one way not to keep me sane? I did EXACTLY what Alexia recommended (at least 5 times in many different configurations) and STILL NO LUCK. ERGH. Alexia, did you use Explorer? Or were you using Firefox or the like? Maybe explorer is the issue. Whatever is happening, it best get fixed. Blegh. :P

Thank you again, everyone!!! :)

Alexia said...

I use Firefox. Maybe there's something wrong with Explorer? Did you try entering the code PRUS on its own?

dinagideon said...

Well, Alexia...you must have the magic touch. I tried Firefox AND the Apple Safari on a TOTALLY different computer, and I had no luck. I would get the items in the bag, sign in, push checkout, and then instead of "ERROR," I received a blank screen. On both Firefox and Safari. Which could be seen as progress, however, I still can't check out anything. Not even one silly scarf. Sigh. And the plea I made to Boden this morning is still unanswered. This "bodes" (haha) badly for me. This is verging on J. Crew insanity. :P

Glad to hear it worked for you! Anyone else get it to work for them?

sarah said...

boden has a few cute things-surprise!


Sarah
www.pittsburgh-odds-and-sods.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

OT, but Dina, I'm really looking forward to your review on that JCrew bateau stripe top. TIA

dinagideon said...

Sarah: Yes, 100% agreed. Now if only I could get the site let me buy the two or three things I am most interested in. :)

Anon: You will get your wish...it may just be later than expected. Sigh. ;P Kids were a bit much today!!! (But supposedly I will get a couple of minutes to myself around 10:30 or so...yay!)

tastymoog said...

there's a boutique I often go to on the weekend that sells orly kiely, and I always look to see if the cutlery print wallet is on sale. :)

Genny said...

Merrimekko has done a bag for Avon that I bought and received last week. I is so cute! (Much nicer for the same price as the plain, boring JCrew one...I just dont' like canvas, beige totes. You shouls see this Avon one and the procedes go to Breast Cancer Research. I bought 2.

goldenmeans said...

Oh my gosh, that Marimekko-ish dress is just GORGEOUS. I wants. Even though even in California it is freezing right now! But thank you for alerting us to these pretty pieces! :)