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Mom's the word: Deals on bags, spas, shirts and fashion field trips

Mom's the word: Deals on bags, spas, shirts and fashion field trips

Shopping this week is all about mom and with good reason. Mother’s Day is Sunday and there’s surely someone in all of our lives who made it all better, promised he didn’t deserve us anyway and told us yes, that outfit wasn’t all that flattering (momspeak for that really does make your butt look big.)

Moms want to be remembered in some special way, so whether it’s a new bag, spa time or just five minutes alone in the bathroom, give her something she wouldn’t likely get for herself.

If the Bag Fits...Purses make great gifts because they always fit and local bag designers are rolling out the best for mom. Mary Nichols teams up with Muse Boutique for a Mother’s Day shopping event Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Nichols unveils her Spring 2010 collection at the boutique that is owned by mother/daughter duo Margaret Morris and Lindsay Morris Mousoudakis.

Stop by the Elaine Turner store in Rice Village through Sunday and get $25 off a purchase of $125 or more and $50 off purchases $250 or more.

Fashionable Field Trips
Sure, it sounds like a line from a Hallmark card, but time spent with the ones you love really is the best gift ever. The Galleria is hosting National Mom’s Nite Out Thursday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. with makeovers from Sephora, hair touch-ups from Toni & Guy, informal modeling from mall stores, plus bites and wine in the Primavera Gardens a.k.a. Galleria II in front of Ann Taylor.

Saturday, City Centre becomes style central at 1 p.m. with a fashion show featuring Anthropologie, Eye Couture and LMD Boutique.

Shirts and Champagne at Rebecca & Drew

Although being a new mom definitely has its perks (unconditional love from a cuddly baby for one) the shifting of body parts during gestation makes post-baby dressing a bit problematic, especially in the ahem, bust area. Rebecca & Drew in River Oaks Shopping Center is celebrating shapes of all sizes with champagne and TrioFitting Friday and Saturday.

The selection of shirts are based on chest circumference, bra cup size and height, so there’s no gaping and every fit is flattering. The shirts are $85 and can be monogrammed.

Spa Specials
Ask any mother to be completely honest and she will likely tell you that, yes, she loves her kids but a little time to herself is nice too. Really, really nice. Spas around town are offering all kinds of specials that make it easy for those of you last-minute shoppers to pop in and scoop up a gift certificate on the way to brunch

 Bella Rinova in Uptown Park and The Woodlands has a "Mommy Makeover" for $269 that includes aromatherapy facial 30-minute Italian river stone massage, mani/pedi and haircut and the "Just What She Wants" special for $175 that includes spa mani/pedi, Kerastase hair conditioning treatment, hair cut and wine.

Other sweet spa experiences are available at Dolce Vita Day Spa where moms can indulge in facials, massages, aromatherapy treatments, facials, champagne and truffles. Packages range from $272-$615.

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Rebecca & Drew's shirts and shirtdresses are based on bra size, height and chest circumference (rebeccaanddrew.com). Courtesy of Rebecca and Drew
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The Bleeker Top Handle bag is made of soft, durable leather, $475, Muse Boutique, Rebecca & Drew, www.shopmarynichols.com
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Rebecca and Drew's shirts start at $85. Courtesy of Rebecca and Drew