Posts from December 2011

Happy 2012!

From our Bliss family to yours,


Thank you for making 2011 our best yet!  We want to take this special season to let you know that we appreciate your business and support.  We can't wait to see all the great things the coming year brings!  
P.S.  It's the last day of our Denim Clearance - we still have a large selection of jeans for $25, $50 & $75

We hope to see you this afternoon... and if not, we'll see you in 2012!

End of the Year Sale!

Without a doubt, 2011 has been a great year... and it just got better!  Find the gifts that didn't make it under the Christmas tree this year when you shop our exciting End of the Year Sale - featuring your favorite brands up to 60% OFF! 

Take 30% OFF all sweaters, hats, gloves, socks & other select items!  Plus, take an additional 30% OFF all sale items!  It's time to treat yourself!

Happy shopping!


Christmas Eve is here... and our 12 Days of Christmas sale is coming to an end.  On the last day of Christmas, all Susana Monaco dresses are 20% OFF!  You will love the feel of Susana Monaco's revolutionary supplex fabrics and sleek designs.  Wow your friends & family with a new holiday dress or shine this New Year's in a festive frock - we'll help you find just what you're looking for!   

P.S.  Our stores will be closing at 4PM today so please plan your shopping accordingly!


Our customers covet Velvet tees season after season and honestly, who can blame them.  Velvet's ultra soft fabrics and modern feminine fit make their pieces timeless and easy.  So whether you're in need of a great weekend tee, a cozy cashmere sweater or a lightweight layering tank, Velvet (and Bliss!) has it all.  Find the perfect wardrobe staples from Velvet for 20% OFF - today only!  


There's nothing quite like a Voluspa candle.  They're best known for their creamy & clean-burning coconut wax blend and decorative tins & boxes.  Oh, and their extraordinary scents!  We even have a few of the holiday scents - winter cherry, snowflakes and winesap apple spice!  Or if you are looking for something more fruity or rustic, we have those options covered too. 

Today only, all Voluspa candles are 20% OFF -  a terrific last-minute gift!  Hurry though, these popular candles are going fast.

Hats Off to the Holidays

On a day like today, it seems almost impossible to stay warm (tomorrow marks the official start to winter!).  Even with multiple layers and the heat blasting, I find myself longing for hats, mittens & wooly scarves (and a hot maple latte from Bard Coffee!).  Hats truly are a lifesaver this time of year.  Not only are they an easy fix for a bad hair day, but a necessity when battling the harsh elements outside.  Lucky for you, we've still got a bunch of really great ones left!

New Scotland and Twinkle by Wenlan have raised the bar this season with their hats - their innovative designs have been known to inspire knitting enthusiasts and fashion lovers alike.  Both companies take great pride in their luxurious yarns  - most of them being 100% wool or a wool/alpaca blend.  Your search for the perfect slouchy knit hat is over!

Trapper hats are also a staple for most during these cold months.  We have two trappers from Hat Attack left - one with an all-over, dusty grey rabbit fur and one that's polyester, lined with brown rabbit fur.  Both are eye-catching, trendy & oh-so warm... and are a sure way to pull your entire winter look together!

Stay warm out there!


If you've ever been in our stores, one of the first things you may notice is our floor to ceiling selection of designer denim.  Though it may seem a little intimidating at first, our Bliss girls are more than happy to help you find the perfect pair... And there's never been a better time than today - all AG jeans are 20% OFF!  Their distinguished washes and signature AG stitching on the back pockets have really given them an edge in the premium denim world.  Stop by today and see for yourself - after all, you can never have too many jeans (or at least that's our motto)! 


Did you know that Frye is the oldest operating footwear brand in America?  Their attention to detail and rich American heritage, along with their superior leathers and unmatched quality, puts them in a league of their own.  We're thrilled to offer 20% OFF all Frye boots for our 8th Day of Christmas!  It's the perfect opportunity to finally get yourself a pair... or add another to your on-going collection.  All that's left to do is wrap them up and put them under the tree!


Today's special sale couldn't have come at a better time - it's freezing out!  Ramblers Way clothing is one of our go-to brands when we're battling the harsh elements that the winter months bring here in northern New England.  And let me tell you why - their superfine wool from the Rambouillet sheep not only protects from the cold & wind, but it's also super-soft, lightweight and breathable.  Their headquarters are right next door in Kennebunk, Maine (we love supporting local businesses!), and their entire product is designed, sourced & manufactured solely in the USA.  Pretty impressive, huh?

Come check out our selection of Ramblers Way - from layering camisoles to henley tops to leggings, you'll never complain about being cold again.


For a while now, we've had a huge crush on Alkemie.  The jewelry line is made by a husband & wife team who takes great pride in their social and eco-friendly best practices.  All their designs are made of 100% reclaimed metals & are manufactured by hand in their studio in downtown Los Angeles.  With today's special sale, we're offering 20% OFF all Alkemie jewelry - yes... that includes that awesome brass leaf cuff you've been eyeing for months now.  Or maybe it's the seahorse ring, cobra earrings or pinecone necklace?  Admit it, you deserve to treat yourself this holiday season!


In the popular Christmas carol that our wonderful sale is named after, day number 5 is extra special ("5 golden rings!").  We too, wanted this day to be a standout.  So, in honor of the holiday classic, we're offering 20% OFF all Prairie Undergound hoodies! 
Take your pick from any of our styles and our large variety of colors - nightshade, mauve mist, and olive to name a few.  If you aren't convinced yet, these hoodies are a super-soft organic cotton and are made in the US.  Prairie Underground has even promised to only distribute their cloak hoodies to stores that already carry the line in an attempt to keep this highly sought-after piece even more exclusive... for customers like you!  Trust me, this is a sale you won't want to miss.


If you've ever been in Bliss, you know we have an abundance of jewelry expanding the length of our back counter.  For years now, local artist Michelle Marchesi has been supplying us with colorful, flower stud-earrrings and hairpins (her two best-sellers), among other unique earrings, necklaces and even adjustable rings.  Her jewelry line, my little anchor, is the perfect combination of new & vintage pieces and has proven to be popular among all different age groups.  See for yourself with today's special offer - 20% OFF all my little anchor jewelry!  

P.S. These tiny treasures make excellent stocking stuffers! 


We all know that New England winters are miserable without the proper cold-weather gear, and that it's only a matter of time until the deep freeze hits us this year (hopefully we'll have a white Christmas!).  Lucky for you, now is the ideal time to stock up on all your thermal essentials - with 20% OFF all Lisa B and ILux socks & tights.  Just think - cashmere tights, cotton tights, sweater tights, and fleece-lined tights!  Plus, the most adorable socks you've ever seen.    


Unique. Cozy. Intricately detailed. Beautiful. Hand-made.  All these things make Épice scarves some of the most sought after pieces in our store.  With a wide variety of colors and compositions (wool, linen, cotton, and silk), you’re guaranteed to find the perfect scarf for you (or that someone special on your list)!


Bliss’ 12 Days of Christmas are Coming!

We all love this time of year for different reasons - maybe it’s decorating the tree, sipping eggnog by the fire, watching your favorite Christmas movie... or maybe it’s all those holiday sweets (yum!). 

This year, Bliss is giving you one - well, actually 12 - more reasons to adore the holidays.  Starting tomorrow and ending on Christmas Eve, we’ll be featuring a new item each day for 20% OFF!  We’ve picked out some of our best-selling brands for you; keep your eyes peeled for Prairie Underground, AG denim and Frye boots - along with other customer favorites. 

Stay updated by following us on Facebook, Twitter and our new blog (which just launched TODAY!).  Spolier Alert:  We will be revealing our first day tonight at 8PM (and following this pattern throughout the next week and a half!).  We’re excited... and hope you are too.  It truly is the most wonderful time of the year.

They Made A List (And Checked It Twice)

Michelle’s Picks:

For my cousin, Liz - Prairie Underground Cloak Hoodie in Nightshade
“The cloak hoodie is something she looks at every time she comes into the store - so it will be the perfect Christmas present for her this year!”
For my mom - Epice Scarf... “because she always steals mine when she babysits!”
For my sister-in-law, Dominique - Nashelle Maine-State Charm Necklace
“She lives in Queens, New York but her heart has always been in Maine.”

Althea’s Picks:

For my sister, Colleen - Butter by Nadia Signature Jersey Wrap Dress in Black
“Colleen is a social butterfly - she lives in NYC - so I can see her wearing this dress all the time.  It’s the best-ever LBD.”
For my rockstar friend, Kate - Frye Carson Oxfords in Fawn
“She works three jobs & is on her feet all day, but still loves a little heel!”
For my mom - Butter by Nadia Wool Blanket Coat in Gravel
“This wool coat is timeless - she will love it!”

Tonia’s Picks:

For my son, Sean - Pendleton Harding Blanket
“It’s the perfect blanket for his couch - and the southwestern print really reminded me of him.”
For my grandson, Travis (who is the lead singer in the local band, Butcher Boys)- Pendleton Ceremonial Blanket in Smoke and Mustard
“The neutral colors will work great in his apartment!”
For my grand-daughter, Hannah - New Scotland Orange Fisherman Pompom Hat... “fits her bouncy curls & bubbly personality to a tee!”

6 Reasons a Bliss Gift Card Saves the Day this Holiday Season

1.  Let’s admit it - predicting what our sister wants is nearly impossible.

2.  Your baby-sitter will feel indebted to you all year long... making sure you never miss another date night again. 

3.  It’s so much easier than spending hours in the kitchen baking cookies for everybody you know.

4.  Your mom will love you even more than she already does. 

5.  3 words: Office Secret Santa.

6.  Letting others picks their own gift is often the best gift of all.  (We promise, they’ll find just what they wanted at Bliss!)