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First Google, Now Tumblr Also Aids Fashion Game

While Google was feting its new shopping website (Boutiques.com) with acrobats and celebs like Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Tumblr was playing host to a fashion launch. “Of a Kind” is the first e-commerce-type site of its kind to use the blogging service as their online platform. A sort of blog-cum-shop, the store rotates features on new and up-and-coming designers, both selling their wares and promoting them through blogging, or “storytelling” as they put it. For fashion-inclined Tumblr users, this lets them automatically see updates in their feed, which is a great way to put products on an audience’s radar.

It seems that increasingly the tech community is becoming fashion- and e-commerce-oriented. Think we can expect this wave of style technology innovations to continue? [Of a Kind] Keep reading »

Google Launches Boutiques.com Today!

On Monday we told you that we’d heard rumors about Google opening some type of e-commerce enterprise. Turns out it was true and the internet giant has just today launched Boutiques.com, a style inspiration-driven fashion search engine. It’s not so much e-boutique as it is aggregator à la Shopstyle. At Boutiques.com, you can follow influential style bloggers (Jane Aldridge, for example) to see their product picks, or search for items yourself. The site is clean, well-organized, and definitely presents you with overwhelming search results that weed out the junk. Check it out and tell us what you think! [Boutiques] Keep reading »

And The Prize Goes To … The Most Expensive Impulse Buy

Last week, we asked you to tell us the story of your most expensive impulse buy, in the hopes of winning a $100 gift card from HauteLook. Damn! I thought I was an impulse shopper, but never have I considered buying a house on impulse, like our winner did. So prgirl is the winner of the $100 HauteLook gift card. Check out her incredible story after the jump!
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Win This! A $100 HauteLook Gift Card

You know HauteLook for offering daily discounts of 50 to 75 percent off the top brands. But did you know they just launched a new iPhone app, which makes your shopping sprees easier? Through the app, shoppers have streamlined access to the HauteLook’s 48-hour sale events; can search for products by size, price, and category; can share products with friends via Facebook and Twitter; and, most importantly, can make purchases easily while on the go. And remember, membership to HauteLook is free! [HauteLook]

WIN THIS! We’re giving away one gift card to HauteLook worth $100, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us the story of your most expensive impulse buy. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, Nov. 12. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!

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Quick Tip Of The Day: Save Big With Coupon Codes

In the last year or so, I’ve turned into my mother and have become obsessed with using coupon codes when shopping online. I’m so obsessed, that I never make a purchase online without searching for a coupon code first. I’d say about 75 percent of the time, I’m successful in that search. Anyway, I wanted to share a couple of the codes I’ve been using in recent days. First, is this amazing deal at Restaurant.com: through October 31st, you can save 80 percent on gift certificates to thousands of restaurants with the coupon code “TREAT” at checkout. Last week, I bought four $25 gift certificates (normally $10 each) to a couple of my favorite restaurants for a total of eight bucks! That’s $100 worth of food and booze for less than a tenner. Not bad, huh? Keep reading »

Club Monaco Is Finally Going Online

Rejoice! Club Monaco is finally offering online shopping to its customers. The brand will debut a capsule collection for fall and holiday on Oct. 13 on Shopbop.com. Prices for the 30-piece collection will range from $24 for a pair of over-the-knee socks to $1,100 for a shearling coat. For the customer looking for pieces to wear to work, there are tailored trousers that start at $119 and a camel-colored men’s style blazer for $239. This is definitely good news for shoppers like myself, who prefer navigating the web as opposed to navigating a crowded mall. [WWD] Keep reading »

Would You Pay To Have Kate Bosworth Tell You What Jewelry To Buy?

These days, you can ask anyone for style advice. Ask Rachel Bilson what sunglasses will look good on your enormous head. And now, you can consult Kate Bosworth on your accessorizing needs. The actress has teamed up with her stylist Cher Coulter and the shopping website JewelMint to create a new jewelry-buying experience. How it works: You take a fashion quiz to determine your personal style, and each month, “Kate, Cher and the JewelMint team will recommend personalized jewelry.” It’s a subscription based service, so if you want to purchase something (at 70 percent off retail) you have to pay $29.99 per month (but you’re not charged for a month you don’t make a purchase). As a member, you’ll also have access to Kate and Cher’s “custom designs.” I’m skeptical about services like this. For me, personal style suggestion type websites often make me feel like someone’s telling me I know nothing about fashion. And I am really, really unlikely to pay a fee to belong to an online community … Keep reading »

Limited-Edition DVF Camera On AHALife … Wait, What Is AHALife?

Cameras and social networking go hand-in-hand. Both make it possible to take your friends on your journey with you, even if they’re across the country. But for some moments of creativity or inspiration, a simple smartphone camera just won’t do. Instead, you need something that packs a stylish technological punch. Enter Diane Von Furstenberg‘s limited-edition Canon G-12. Not only is this super haute camera decked out with DVF’s iconic Andy Warhol-designed lip print in Swarovski crystals, but it also makes it really difficult to take a blurry picture. That’s a win-win for the true photographer and style maven! But you only have one day to snag the DVF camera on AHALife. Now before you ask, find out what exactly AHALife is after the jump. Keep reading »

Frisky Staffers Shop Gilt Groupe On CNN


This shouldn’t come as a shock, but the majority of us at The Frisky are a little obsessed with online shopping. Personally, I way prefer shopping from the comfort of my desk or couch to fighting the crowds at department stores or New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, which has come to basically be an outdoor mall. In particular, we’ve sung the praises of online sample sale sites like Gilt Groupe because they sell mid-to-high-priced designers’ labels at discount prices that you can’t find in stores. When Gilt Groupe has one of its final sales, work at The Frisky comes to a screeching halt for about 15 minutes, as a bunch of us go apes**t, trying to get the items we want — in the correct sizes! — in our basket as quickly as possible. CNN recently came by The Frisky’s offices to film this “shopping frenzy” in a segment that aired on “American Morning.” Check it out above! [CNN] Keep reading »

Hump Day Afternoons Are Peak Time For Online Shopping

What will you be doing at 4 p.m. today? If you’re at work, there’s a good chance you’ll be spending some time doing a little online shopping. Research shows that online shopping peaks at 4 p.m. on Wednesday and is a full 75 percent higher compared to other times of the week, like Monday mornings. According to a recent study, employees indulge in a little late-afternoon, mid-week retail therapy to escape work pressures, stave off fatigue, combat “the post-lunch slump,” and celebrate “getting over the ‘hump’ of the week.” For any of you working in an office, this “news” probably doesn’t come as a big shocker. No doubt, surfing The Frisky is probably another way you escape work pressures, etc. What else do you do when you need a break from your job during the workday? And do you ever worry you’ll be “caught” by your boss or a nosy co-worker? [via Daily Mail] Keep reading »

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