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Deal du Jour: Sierra Trading Post Sale

Get a head-start on ski season...

...during Sierra Trading Post's massive warehouse clearance sale.

Save big on coats and boots, as well as end-of-season summer clearance items.

And that's not all: My bf scored the three pairs of Tsubos pictured below for just $120! You will easily pay that much for just one pair at a fancy boutique like City Soles (Don't believe me? Click the link!).
Other great bargains we spotted included an Anne Klein Luxury Pashmina Wrap for $49.95, Timbuk2 Metro Mini Messenger Bag for $29.95, and Born Maritime Shearling Boots for $99.95.

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Shopbop Model Poses for Sears?

Detective Budget Babe over here needs a second opinion (or third or fourth...):

If you're a fan of, then you've no doubt noticed the unmistakable redheaded model on the left. It seems like she's been featured in just about every campaign since the chichi fashion site was acquired by back in '06.

So imagine our surprise when we were surfing around for an anorak and spotted the same model (or someone who we think is the same model) at (pictured on the right), a totally unglamorous, complete-opposite-of-Shopbop kind of store.

And therein lies our dilemma: Do you think it's the same person in both shots?

Model mystery aside, we think Shopbop has done a great job at selecting uniquely beautiful models. (The Sears model is absolutely cute as a button, too, and Shopbop should scoop her up—if they haven't already!)