All Coldwater Creek stores will close Monday, so this is your last chance to buy merchandise at 75 percent to 90 percent off the original price. The nearest store is at the Shoppes at St. Clair in front of St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights.
From 4 to 8 p.m. today,Teen Vogue will be at St. Louis Premium Outlets mall in Chesterfield, Mo., with an ABC's of Style fashion show. Guests can jam to boy bands IM5 and The House on Cliff, receive first-hand fashion advice from Teen Vogue and walk away with some amazing swag in exclusive gift bags.
Just in time, Sears is introducing the Seventeen Fashion Collection, exclusive to the retailers. The junior line of apparel includes flirty layered and lacy short skirts, knit blazers, short boho boots and more. Through Saturday, it's all 30 to 40 percent off.
At Office Depot/Office Max in Fairview Heights: Several desk options for your college apartment. Prices range from about $70 for a wood desk with hutch to $150 for an L-shaped one. Yes, assembly required. Prices good through Saturday.
Scientific calculators are a hot commodity. Target wins with best price: $9 for a Texas Instruments TI-30XIIS. Walmart's price is $10.88 and at Office Depot/Office Max, it's $12.99.
Spend a minimum of $5 at Kmart and for 25 cents each you can pick up a 24-count pack of Crayons or Elmer's glue (maximum purchase is five at that price). Offer good through Saturday.
Backbacks can be cute and trendy, but if you need a seriously sturdy bag, go to Sports Authority in Fairview Heights. Yes, these kinds of backpacks are more expensive, typically ranging from $40 to $100, but if you're hauling stuff all over campus all day, you not only need storage but good support with padded straps and center-of-gravity comfort design. Look for brand names such as The North Face, Under Armour, Nike and Adidas.
At Home (formerly Garden Ridge) in O'Fallon has a cool collection of worn metal road signs. Choose from red Exit to yellow Yield, One Way, Do Not Enter and more. They range in price from $14.99 to $29.99.
Stop by Michaels Crafts in Shiloh on Saturday so you can shop while your youngsters take part in a 30-minute Kids Club activity. It's just $2 and includes supplies. This week, kids ages 3 and up will make a Fun Dough Craft Bug from 10 a.m. to noon.
Are you a fumble fingers? Protect your iPhone or Samsung smartphone with an OtterBox case from Radio Shack. Right now they are 10 percent off, priced at $35.99. The Commuter Series provides three layers of protection, including a self-adhering screen protector, a durable silicone inner layer and a smooth polycarbonate outer shell. Port covers keep out dust and debris. It will help your phone withstand drops, bumps and shock. Truly meant for the klutzy tech user.