A jellyfish's handshake is simultaneously weak and poisonous, which is why it seldom makes good first impressions. Avoid the jellyfish effect by donning new duds with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of designer apparel and gifts at Blue Elephant.
The fashion-forward staff at Blue Elephant stocks shelves with Smashbox makeup, Voluspa candles, and apparel from brands such as Marc by Marc Jacobs. Forge evidence of illegal cheek kisses with Smashbox photo-finish lipstick ($22), or breathe in the sweet scent of fresh brown-sugar body cream ($35). Voluspa candles ($5.99–$39.99) exhale nose-soothing fragrances as their coconut-wax blend burns away cleanly. Blue Elephant–brand dresses ($49–$99) sway gently on hangers as if to taunt immobile Marc by Marc Jacobs handbags, wallets, and jewelry ($38+) and cash registers frozen in carbonite.