Posts Tagged ‘Now or Never’

Poker Face?

December 17, 2009

Our Now or Never Sale today is really special, and if you’re in the market for a totally unique gift for a loved one or yourself, you’re in luck! Designer Rachelle Epstein came upon a collection of antique poker/casino chips and knew that they were the perfect inspiration for one-of-a-kind accessories.

The mother-of-pearl chips are casino chips used around 1900 (before plastics) in European and South American Casinos. Some are from Vichy, France and others are from a casino/spa in Belgium called L’ Etrangier (the Foreigner), supposedly frequented by F. Scott Fitzgerald. All of these chips are extremely rare.

The others are clay composite American poker chips also from the 1900’s from different (illegal & legal) clubs used for different versions of poker games. After plastics were invented, these went by the by, and many are very rare including the cupid on a bike and the “kissing” owls.

Plus, all of these pieces have a built-in bonus: They represent getting lucky! FYI: The chips are not fragile but should not be washed with soap and water. All of the jewels are already priced at 50% off retail, but use code NNRE to score an additional 25% OFF at checkout.

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Now or Never–Rolex and Cartier sale today!

October 22, 2009


Hopefully you’ve checked out the sale preview on Facebook because our first Now or Never watch sale is about to begin! Use promo code NNRC at checkout and you’ll get an extra 20% off already reduced Cartier & Rolex watch prices.

Don’t forget: The first shopper to checkout gets the watch, so don’t waste time if you see something you love. Click here to start browsing, but don’t forget, the promo code won’t be active until noon so you’ll need to wait until then to get the extra discount!

Behind the Sale: Temple St. Clair

October 14, 2009

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Tomorrow’s Temple St. Clair NOW OR NEVER sale is the perfect excuse to give you a behind-the-scenes look at how and why we choose our fine jewelry for Our fabulous jewelry curator, Jennie, has tons of experience: She studied jewelry in college, is a Graduate Gemologist, has worked for several prominent designers, and now even designs her own collection. I sat down with Jennie to ask her a few question about the baubles in tomorrow’s sale:

1. Why is Temple St. Clair great investment jewelry?
First of all,  it’s made of 18-karat or 22-karat gold, and we all know that is a safe investment. Each piece is hand crafted with fine workmanship that is not easy to come by today, but more importantly, her gemstones are really magnificent. They are picked for their unique and rare colors and are the of the finest quality.

2. Tell us a little bit more about the gemstones Temple uses in her jewelry.
She uses a wide variety of semiprecious and precious stones. For example, there is a green tourmaline bracelet with flawless stones with ideal color and a one-of-a-kind 22-karat gold cross with intense blue aquamarines. These pieces are indicative of the careful selection process used in creating each piece of Temple St. Clair jewelry.

3. What are some of your favorite pieces in the sale? Why?
The green tourmaline bracelet, aquamarine cross and black opal ring because they just make you want to stare at them. These are not piecesyou can find in a mall jewelry store!

4. Where can you wear this jewelry?                                                                                                                The pieces are great because you can really wear them from day into evening and make a t-shirt and jeans look fantastic, or add some magic to a cocktail dress.

5. Any last thoughts?                                                                                                                                                A lot of items in this particular sale are one-of-a-kind or were produced in limited quantities. These pieces function as not only accessories that give the wearer some extra sparkle, but also as vessels to hold the most beautiful stones out there. Truly an investment for the wallet and the wearers beauty.

Make sure you’re registered for Portero‘s emails to get a promo code for an EXTRA 10% OFF tomorrow’s sale. Shop from 10-5 PM ET only–this is your last chance!

Shop Hermès scarves–Now or Never!

October 7, 2009


Didn’t get the message about our Hermes scarf sale? Hurry, they’re going fast! We’re almost sold out, but we want to give you a chance to shop our remaining selection of Hermès scarves at up to 70% off retail prices. Click here to shop now–prices go back up at 5pm and there is still a great group of coveted scarves to snatch up.

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Now or Never Sale tomorrow: Hermès Scarves!

October 6, 2009

Hermes Now or Never sale

If you get excited about quick sales filled with collectible luxury goods, you’re going to love our new Now or Never sales! Our first one launches tomorrow at noon EST and will be stocked with an amazing collection of rare and gorgeous Hermès scarves. Even better–we’ll be pricing these silk beauties to sell with some scarves as much as 70% off of retail.

Want to get in on the action? You have to be a registered Portero member to receive the private link for the sale. Either register on (upper left corner) or submit your email address by signing up for our $1,000 Shopping Spree on the home page. Once registered, you’ll receive an email tomorrow before the sale starts at noon. You’ll have just 5 hours to shop our scarves at already reduced ‘Now or Never’ sale prices. After the sale ends, the extra discount will be removed.

Want a preview of the sale? Become a fan on Facebook to see a sample of what we’ll be offering.