Get Lucky: How To Go Green AND Stay Stylish on St. Patrick’s Day!


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 St. Patrick’s Day fashion image via ELLE

Even though we’re not Irish (not even close, actually!) we take the opportunity to channel a little of that Leprachaun luck every year on March 17th. That day is St. Patrick’s Day and if you’re like us (and may others around the country) you celebrate by wearing your your finest green attire with a cold pint in hand.

Since the holiday falls on a Monday this year, work and/or school will be involved. Ughhh. We’re guessing we can’t wear our new mint crop top and plaid tam o ‘shanter to the Editorial Meeting without a few side-eyes. We decided to class it up a bit with some items that incorporate our fave St. Patrick’s day themes – four leaf clovers and shades of green o’plenty – without going overboard. (After 5pm is up in the air!)

Not partaking in the festivities? Here’s a kickstart to adding a fresh hue to your wardrobe this spring! Because there is ALWAYS a silver lining to every cloud errr…pot of gold at the end of every rainbow. 😉

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day the Shopcade Way

Shopcade loves St Patrick’s Day!
Here’s our tips to celebrate it in style in the States.



New York

2012 sees the city’s 251st St Patrick’s Day parade which marches right up Fifth Avenue. More than 2 million people are expected to show up for this historical event, which was started by Irish conscripts from the British army in 1762.

  • Where: Fifth Ave from 44th St to 86th St
  • When: Mar 17 11am–5pm.
  • Price: Free!
Washington DC

This two-and-a-half hour event – known as the Nation’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade – includes floats, marching bands, and local military, police, and fire departments. There will also be parties with Irish dancers and singers.

  • Where: Constitution Avenue – 7th to 17th Streets NW
  • When: Mar 11 12pm –3pm.
  • Price: Free!

More than 500,000 visitors go to Boston to celebrate St Patrick’s Day – especially because Boston held the first Paddy’s Day celebration in 1737. Also, if beer’s your thing, Boston has more Irish pubs than any other place in the States.

  • Where: Starts at corner of Dorchester Ave and West Broadway, South Boston
  • When: Mar 18
  • Price: Free!
San Francisco

The 161st St. Patrick’s Day Parade in San Francisco is part of a whole day of fun with performance, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, children’s rides and  lots of booths representing the Irish community.

  • Where: Starts at corner of Second and Market
  • When: Mar 17, 11.30am.
  • Price: Free!
What to wear?

Anything green! Originally the color associated with St Patrick was blue, but as St Patrick is associated with the shamrock green has become the modern-day color of the saint.

What to drink?

Anything Irish! If you want to keep it authentic make yours a Guinness.


What to buy for a party?

We have a great selection of St Patrick’s Day products on Shopcade. Which is your favourite?

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To celebrate the new season, one lucky Shopcade user will win Spring-colored Dr Dre Beats headphones! To enter simply:

And that’s it! Do the above between March 1 and 8pm EST March 8 2012, and one lucky Shopcade user will win!

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To enter, choose one color among the limited edition colors of “Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ Studio™ High Definition Powered Isolation Headphones” on the Beats by Dr. Dre website at and add at least six (6) products of the chosen color to your Shopcade. The available colors are blue, orange, pink, purple and silver. The contest opens on 1 March 2012 and closes at 8pm EST on 8 March 2012. One winner will be randomly selected among all participants who have entered the contest. Entry is free. No purchase is necessary. The contest is open only to persons aged 18 years or older at the time of entry. Only one entry per user is allowed. Bulk or third party entries will not be accepted. The odds of winning the contest will be dependent on the total number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited by law. Bulk or third party entries will not be accepted. The winner will receive the “Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ Studio™ High Definition Powered Isolation Headphones” of the color of his/ her choice worth $299.99 (£279.99). He/ she will also be featured in Shopcade’s newsletter and blog. We will notify the winner by email on or around 9 March 2012. The winner will be required to provide his/her contact details for the delivery of the present. Failure to respond to this email within 7 days will result in forfeiture of the prize. The payment and reporting of any applicable federal, state and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the prize winner. We may, for any reason, suspend, amend, or cancel the Contest at any time and we will inform users by putting a notice on the Site. We may disqualify a user from the Contest in the event of any unlawful or unfair conduct or any breach of our Official Rules. In the event of fraud, abuse, and/ or a material error affecting the proper operation of the Contest, we may end or suspend the Contest, amend these Official Rules and declare void the notification of winner. We will not be responsible for entries that are late, lost, illegible, incomplete, damaged or otherwise not in compliance with these Official Rules. Acceptance of these Official Rules is a condition of entry for the Contest. Please make a note of these Official Rules for future reference. Sponsor: (Shopvolution Limited, 87 Notting Hill Gate, London W11 3JZ, United Kingdom).