Free cars, peek at Neiman Marcus/Target collection highlight Cyber Week
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are SO 2011. The 2012 holiday frenzy just keeps blowing out the stops. Here’s the scoop – at least as we know it today. Who knows what tomorrow will bring?
Banana Republic to give away Fiats
•The Banana Republic will give away six brand-new Fiats at the culmination of its “12 Days of Joy” celebration, which starts Saturday, Dec. 1. Each of the 12 days will bring new deals and discounts, including 20% discount vouchers for Virgin Airlines and freebie Benefit Cosmetics. On Dec. 12, shoppers will be asked to choose either a 40% discount on one full-priced item or a chance to win a Fiat 500 with a value of at least $19,500.
Target and Neiman Marcus unveil their joint holiday collection
•The much-anticipated unveiling of the Target and Neiman Marcus Holiday Collection isn’t scheduled until Saturday, Dec. 1. ABC’s Good Morning America crew, however, let the cat out of the bag with a sneak peek at the New York City one-day pop-up store that featured the collection on Wednesday. Curious to know what Marc Jacobs, Carolina Herrera, Brian Atwood, Jason Wu and other fashion A-listers have cooked up? Click here to see a sampling of the collection.
JCPenney gives away firewood, small gifts and cashmere scarves and hats
•JCPenney already has distributed firewood at a Pennsylvania store and is planning to have Santa (in cashmere) distribute free cashmere hats and scarves in Chicago on Monday, Dec. 3. As an old fan of “WKRP in Cincinnati,” I’m especially looking forward to the event in Knoxville, Tenn., on Friday, Nov. 30. That’s when, according to the National Retail Federation, “a miniature J.C. Penney-branded blimp “will drop small gifts to unsuspecting pedestrians.’”
Hope they don’t include any firewood in that event.