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Retail Promotions Up 1350 Percent Three Weeks Before Valentine’s Day


Shoppers Favoring Classic Gifts Overall, With More Jewelry & Intimate Purchases, Sunnyvale, CA, January 30, 2009 – iStorez, which brings consumers the latest deals and sales from over 500 stores and brands daily, has found--based on recent statistics from online shopping destination --that retail promotions have already spiked significantly three weeks before Valentine’s Day. The most popular purchases are classic items for both men and women, such as intimate gifts especially, in addition to flowers, stuffed bears and chocolates. Also, more men are buying jewelry.

“We’ve seen a more than 1350% jump in the number of Valentine’s Day promotions this week compared to last week, so consumers have plenty of gift choices and deals from top stores and brands,” said Anand Jagannathan, CEO at “Retailers are definitely taking advantage of Valentine’s Day to boost sales.”

Top five Valentine’s Day gifts for men:
1. Kama Sutra Weekender Kits
2. Leather Bracelets
3. Snack Helmets
4. Liqueur Truffles
5. Valentine Coffee Mugs

Top five Valentine’s Day gifts for women:
1. Jewelry
2. Lingerie
3. Teddy Bears
4. Flower Bouquets
5. Chocolates

Shopping for Valentine’s Day should be fun, but can be challenging in these difficult economic times. For consumers looking for good yet affordable gifts,’s Valentine’s Day Gifts for Men and Valentine’s Day Gifts for Women shopping guides offer unique and personalized gifts.

Also, until February 14th visitors can enter the iStorez Valentine’s Day contest to win prizes worth $250 in value. Visit for details.

iStorez is a brand new way to shop the major brands and stores. It provides a complete shopping experience online - mirroring the physical world with the visual Internet equivalent of shopping by store and theme. For the first time, you can shop all the latest specials and promotions from more than 500 retailers at once, and also search 18 million products from 15,000 stores. Everything you want, when and how you want it, all in one place. is also the only destination that lets you create (in minutes) your own personal mall - a place that reflects your favorite stores and styles. At, you can shop by item, price, size ,fabric type, color, horoscope and more. It takes theme-based shopping to the next level, enabling you to shop by look, ensemble, seasonal trends, special event, holiday or topic. Personal, social, viral, complete:

*Data source: Google Analytics on from January 12 – 29, 2009.


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