So summer is just around the corner, the anemic economy is picking up--a teeny bit, anyway--and maybe, just maybe, there are enough pennies in the piggybank to think about a vacation. Well, kiddo, here's good news for you: Boldfacers has teamed up with the new site www.buywithme.com to offer some lovely summer bargains. Our first offering is from the Harvard Square travel boutique, Passport.
Entrepreneur Jessica Good opened Passport last August. A world traveler, she's trekked to Mozambique, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Spain, France, Italy, Tortola, Hawaii, Prague, Switzerland, Berlin and then some. She opened her store, she says, to answer the age-old question: what should I pack? For her upcoming trip to the Maldives this July, she plans to bring a maxi-dress, a light and airy Love Quotes scarf, jeweled Mystique sandals, a colorful Ettika charm bracelet, and a Bree beach bag. Now you can buy those items, and more, on a budget.
BuyWithMe.com organizes group deals so that you can receive exclusive savings of up to 70% off on your favorite things to do in Boston—the best restaurants, shops, spas, events, and experiences. BuyWithMe.com cherry-picks their merchants to deliver you must-have deals. You see a deal you like, join in on it, share it, and if enough people join you, the deal goes through. Then BuyWithMe.com quickly emails you a voucher to take in-store and use…it’s that easy.
Here’s how it works: go to www.BuyWithMe.com to sign up, then go to Passport and pick up gift cards that will save you 40 percent on anything in the store (maximum purchase, $150). As a Boldfacers reader, you’ll receive an extra 5% (enter code Boldfacers at checkout). Wrap yourself up in clothing from designers like Rachel Pally or Vince and pack it in bags by Hayden-Harnett and Bric’s. And save money on everything else in the store, from suitcases to beauty bags. The deal kicks off June second—like, today—and runs for a week. So get thee to Passport, Boldfacers! And keep checking this site and the BuyWithMe site for future deals.
Jessica says packing the right stuff for travel is an art, and she has turned that art into a business. The store is dedicated to the traveler in all of us, helping the Europe-bound, island-bound and land-down-under-bound adventurer to find just the right look. No stranger to the entrepreneurial life (her dad, Frederic, ran a gardening goods store and her mom, Susan, was a consultant), she understands the pitfalls and sweat equity that go with owning a shop. After all, there are also rewards: world travel for work!