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#1 Colette

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Posted 23 July 2002 - 03:59 PM

Hi Everyone,
Thought I would pass this information on to my fellow Estee Lauder solid collectors, dealers, etc.
I was told when I went to the Cosmetics Company Store in Cazabon/Desert Hills (this past Saturday) that there will not be anymore Estee Lauder solids in these California retail outlets?
According to the manager there was a problem with a customer wanting to buy more than $300.00 worth of solids at one time (I guess there was a limit) Anyway, the person got so upset that they caused a big scene and apparently called New York on the manager. Furthermore, the same customer did the same thing at the Camarillo store in California.
As a result of the episode the regional manager of the California stores pull all of the solids.
I was also told by the manager that at one time these solids were discounted 20% then it went to 10% so I really missed out. Last, the manager told me that if they ever did receive any solids that they would be offered at the same prices as the retail stores.
Does anyone else have any information about this?
I was so disappointed because I had driven quite a distance to get to the store. Of course I called ahead of time but I was told that the employees didn't always tell you over the phone, if they had the solids. So I begged my sister and we made the trip. I guess I will have to be satisfied with my boyfriend's trip to the Estee Lauder store in Vegas. He is going to pick-up the picnic basket, zebra and cherry pie for me.
That's it...I would love to hear from others, especially if you live in California.

Colette

[ July 24, 2002, 02:42 PM: Message edited by: colette ]

#2 Lisa

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Posted 23 July 2002 - 05:46 PM

I also went to my outlet store today and still no new solids this is the second month that they haven't had any shippment of solids.
I fear that may be it. [Frown]

#3 Lorraine

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Posted 24 July 2002 - 09:04 AM

We just got back from Vegas/California July 11
on July 8 we were in Carlsbad (Calif.) They
had lots of solids there.. polar bear, ferris
wheel,cherry pie, seal, (I should have written
everything down) anyway, they also had saks 5th
ave hatbox and neiman marcus minitures (like
charms.) The saks hatbox charm had small red
and black rhinestones around edge. Neiman bag
was plain. The prices of solids were very
reasonable... ferris wheel was $350 .. the only
one I enquired about.
They would not tell me over the phone what they had. (But so glad I went).
Hope I have helped someone...
Lorraine [Razz]

#4 Colette

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Posted 24 July 2002 - 11:00 AM

Lorraine,
Thanks for the information...I guess I will be making a trip to Carlsbad.

Colette

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Posted 24 July 2002 - 10:23 PM

Lorraine, Can you tell me where in Carlsbad? I live close by. Thanks, April [Smile]

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Posted 24 July 2002 - 10:28 PM

April,

Have you seen the list of CCS? If not it is at the top of the page on this site under "stores" [Big Grin]

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Posted 24 July 2002 - 10:38 PM

[Big Grin] Thanks Lisa, Just looked at the list. April

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Posted 25 July 2002 - 04:21 PM

I've been in Carlsbad on July 11 and they didn't have juggling seal, cherry pie and hat box. I guess it were sold out before I came there.

#9 Colette

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Posted 27 July 2002 - 02:50 PM

Nata,
Did they have any solids?

Colette

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Posted 27 July 2002 - 04:33 PM

Hi Colette,
Yes they did- Ferris wheel, Pretty parasol,Playful kittens,Poodle,Polar bear, Cafe and some others( I don't remember), also they have huge selection of powder compacts. I hope thats help. Nata

#11 Colette

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Posted 28 July 2002 - 11:02 AM

Hi Nata,
Yes, this helps.
Thanks,
Colette

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Posted 28 July 2002 - 06:32 PM

Hi Everyone,
I just got back from Carlsbad here is what they have (this is the complete list)

Cherry (2001)
Slice of strawberry cake
Parasol (I bought this one)
Pleasures kitten playing with yarn
King Charles dog (2001)
Pleasures poodle
Statue of liberty
Unicorn (2001)
Sak's Fifth Avenue shopping bag
Teddy bear with wagon (full dist. one)
Kittens on tartan pillow
Cafe
Polar bear with rhinestones (I got this one, very nice in person, never thought I would like this one, now I got to get the snowman(LOL))
Cameo (2001)
Champagne bucket (2000)
Sun bonnet
Ferris Wheel ($360.00) very nice in person
Cinderella coach ($300.00)

They also have all of the touch-on perfume sticks by Estee Lauder discounted, except for Intuition.
Does any know where I can get the touch-on perfume stick for Intuition?

I also bought the perfume solid stick for Bobbi Brown (I collect all types of solids)

I hope this helps my fellow Estee Lauder solid collectors, esp. if you live in California.

P.s. The store manager informed me that I could only buy $300.00 worth of Estee Lauder solids.

P.s.s. The Carlsbad store is opened 10am-8:00pm Monday-Sunday.

Happy Hunting,
Colette [Razz]

#13 Lisa

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Posted 28 July 2002 - 07:48 PM

Colette,

Thanks for the list, I'm sure this will be useful to a lot of people. [Big Grin]

All of the lines carried in the CCS are owned by Lauder: Bobbi Brown, Origins, Mac, Clinique and Jane to name a few.

You can find the Intituition touch on stick on www.esteelauder.com for $25.

#14 Colette

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Posted 29 July 2002 - 10:14 PM

Hi Lisa,
It was my pleasure to list the solids in Carlsbad. I think it great that collectors can purchase solids from Estee Lauder at a reasonable price.
Also thanks for the information about the Intuition perfume stick.

Colette

#15 Lorraine

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Posted 02 August 2002 - 09:56 PM

Hi April,
I am sure you have found out about the Carlsbad
store by now, if not, phone # 760 804 9194
5620 Paseo Del Norte. Call for their website..it
has a map. Lisa has kindly listed all stores on
"Stores" click on above.
happy hunting! [Smile]




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