Monday, December 31, 2012

Helena's Holiday Hours.

Happy New Year's Eve!  Looking for a lovely outfit for tonight's festivities?  Come on in!  We are open today at both locations until 4 PM.  And tomorrow, on New Year's Day, we will be closed in Arlington and Belmont.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Add a little something to your holiday outfit.

Like a big, bold fabulous necklace.   It is always a good idea to go big with color & scale!

We'll say it's all about color in your Prairie Hoody.

And the winners are lipstick, blue suede, oxblood, brown-out, emerald, silverleaf...and the list of this season's colors goes on.  Don't miss out, ladies.  If you are wondering if this jacket is really that is.  I promise.

Get your vintage-chic holiday pieces at Helena's.

Bring a gorgeous vintage charm to your New Year's Eve with a pretty dress from Knitted Dove.  These pieces are feminine with a retro edge, leaving you with a sophisticated and memorable look!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Helena's Post-Holiday SALE is on!

Hi friends!  We hope you had a delightful holiday with your family and friends!  We loved seeing you in the stores and thank you for doing your holiday shopping at our local boutiques.  In gratitude, we present you with our generous post-holiday discounts.  Here goes:

- 60% OFF ALL coats!  Brands include: Tulle, BB Dakota, Lole and Coatology.  This fabulous puffer coat from Coatology is included.  We have it in a navy and have a puffer vest on sale as well.

- 40-60% OFF all Fossil Handbags!  Totes, shoppers, cross-body bags in the laminated prints, this quilted nylon and leather.  Fossil makes high-quality bags and they are all on sale.

- 30% OFF all cords and colored denim!  Great styles from Red Engine and James, including these colored Twiggy James Jeans.

- 20-40% OFF loads of fall and winter fashions. Including all Sanctuary apparel, as well as sweaters, dresses, pants, skirts and tops from all our top designers.

Come in and find your favorite in-season fashions on sale.  All sale items are final sale.  There are no discounts on previously sold merchandise.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cashmere for you, and for someone deserving an extra special gift.

Our cashmere sweaters from Line are buttery soft! We have a selection of bright colored and color-blocked styles that will make any lady (including you) happy!

Cozy sweaters make great gifts!

We have a supremely beautiful collection of cozy sweaters.  These pullovers and cardigans make great gifts!

Cushing Square's Holiday Stroll is TONIGHT! Come in and get 20% off any one item!

Tonight Cushing Square in Belmont is celebrating the holiday season with a Night on the Square!  Neighborhood businesses will be open late and offering refreshments and good cheer.  We will be open until 10 PM at our Belmont store and will offer 20% OFF any one item in the store.  Yes...this means any pretty little (or big) piece you have had your eye on, including all Prairie Underground.  See you soon!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Today is the last day of our Fossil SALE!

Today, Sunday, Dec. 9th is the final day of our Fossil Bag SALE!  Here are the details:

- All small accessories including wallets, make-up bags and 3 bag packs are 20% off
- All Fossil handbags are 40-60% off!

We are open until 5 PM at both locations!  Don't miss out!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Oh, how we love this Tulle dress...

Put a little sequined cardy over this dress and you look smashing at your holiday party!

Helena's Holiday Gift Guide.

Happy Holidays, Friends!  We have filled the store with all of our favorite things to supply you with the perfect gifts for all the women in your life.  Here are some of our picks for the friends, teachers, wive, mothers, sisters, co-workers, baby-sitters and other beloved gals!

1.  Voluspa Candles.  We have these beautifully scented candles in 3-wick, 2-wick and single wick sizes.  The come in a pretty tin and make great gifts that last.

2. Fashion Scarves.  Jessica and Beth have picked out colorful solid & print scarves from Nusantara, Shireen, Shiraleah and more.  Some are wool, some are velvet, others are soft mixed yarns.  

3. Texting Gloves from Wooden Ships.  The color-tip on the thumb and forefinger of these gloves, flip open for easy texting.  Great alternative to finger-less gloves for the cold-cold days ahead.

4. Three-Pack print bags from Fossil.  We are huge fans of Fossil's Key Per laminated bag collection.  These 3-pack zipper pouches are fabulous gifts.  We have them in multiple prints.

5.  Great fashion jewelry.  At Helena's we are known for our colorful, unique, well-priced jewelry.  Grab your gal a beaded bracelet, or a pair of hoop earrings.  

6.  Ada wrap belts.  This soft leather wrap belt from Argentina is a best-seller at Helena's.  It is amazingly versatile, adding something special to dresses and tops.  We even love to belt it over a cardigan.  We have neutrals and bright colors, and even some with metallic shimmer!

7.  Cozy hats, scarves, mittens & gloves.  At Helena's, stylish winter-wear is a must-have.  We have stocked the store with soft and warm outerwear from Wooden Ships and Parkhurst.  (The Parkhurst beret is an easy-chic hat to wear all winter long!)

8.  Wallets!  Whether from Fossil, espe, or Shiraleah, our wallets have lots of charm, and will make any women in your life very happy!

9.  Fold-able totes.  Women love a beautiful bag that can be folded and tucked away until needed.  Pull these pretty print bags out at the bookstore, farmer's market, or art-fair, and you have another carry-all at the ready.  This lovely bag is from RunRunRun.

10.  Helena's Gift Certificates.  This is on everyone's list.  Get your sweet gal a Helena's gift certificate and she can shop our Arlington & Belmont stores and fulfill all her fashion dreams.  Our gift certificates start at $25.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

What's in the window...

Jessica decorated the Franklin Street window in Arlington for our Celebrate the Center Holiday Stroll.  So pretty and festive!   

Sunday, December 2, 2012

All Sanctuary Clothing is 30% Off!

These stunning Sanctuary pieces, as well as many more, are on SALE at 30% off right now!  Come in and pick up a special piece for the holidays!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

The Holiday Window!

To ring in the Arlington Center Holiday Stroll, Jessica decorated our Franklin Street window, and it is breathtaking!  Stroll by and take it all in!

New Knitted Dove sweaters!

New, charming sweaters from Knitted Dove have arrived!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Arlington Center Holiday Stroll is this Saturday!

Come shop, stroll and mingle with Arlington Center businesses this Saturday, December 1st!  Helena's, as well as many Center businesses, will be open from 10 AM to 10 PM!   Ring in the holiday shopping season with 20% off any one item in the store. We will also have refreshments in the afternoon.  Looking forward to seeing you there!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Cashmere sweaters from Line.

Our new favorite luxe knitwear is Line!  We have pretty jewel-toned cashmere sweaters that make a great gift for someone extra you!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Our Coat SALE is extended: 20% OFF!

Our winter coat sale has been extended!  Get 20% off all winter coats at both locations!

What's in the window...

The window on Franklin Street in Arlington is a winter vision of plum, cream, icy-grey and lavender.  From the top: hats, bags, & socks that make great holiday gifts; Prairie Underground short cloak hoody with a soft wool scarf and an XCVI ruched skirt; Wooden Ships tweed knit infinity scarf over a Nally & Millie cowlneck sweater; Prairie Underground short cloak hoody over a divine lace dress from Tulle; and a Kensie cowlneck pullover paired with colored cords from Red Engine and a print scarf.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Come shop coats at 20% off this weekend!

When you have had your fill of turkey (c'mon, have one more serving), come shop with us this Friday thru Sunday.  All winter coats are 20% off.  See great pieces from BB Dakota, Tulle, and Lole!  This sale excluded Prairie Underground, and is not valid on previous purchases.  

Post-Thanksgiving SALE starts tomorrow!

Come shop with us this Friday thru Sunday!  All sweaters, storewide are 20% off this weekend. And all winter coats (excluding Prairie Underground) are 20% off, too!  Come in and find your favorite cozy pieces at a great discount!  Not valid on previous purchases.  All sale items final sale.

Happy Thanksgiving from Helena's!

We wish all of you a bountiful feast with friends and family.  Thank you for your gracious support of our little shops. We feel the love and send it right back to you!  Happy Thanksgiving.

From all of us,
Jessica, Beth, Dianne, Rachael, Stacey, Cindy, Chrissie, Jenny & Katherine

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Mark you calendars! The Celebrate the Center Holiday Stroll on December 1st!

Arlington Center’s Annual Holiday Shopping Event is Saturday, December 1, 2012

December 1st marks The Center’s Holiday Stroll, a day-to night event in Arlington Center.  Participating businesses will be open from 10 AM to 10 PM, with many shops offering promotions and special discounts for the event.  

“The Center” shopping district includes the shops and restaurants on Massachusetts Avenue from Academy Street to Franklin Street, as well as the businesses on Medford Street.  Retail shops will create special holiday window displays that will be revealed on the morning of the event, and many businesses will have refreshments for busy shoppers.

The town celebration will include caroling groups, special menus at area restaurants, and live entertainment.  The historic Regent Theater on Medford Street will host the annual Legacy Dancers Holiday Spectacular in the morning and a free variety show with music, dance and film in the evening.  There will also be a free raffle for prize package from Center businesses.  Don't miss our on this fun event!