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Win This! HauteLook Prize Pack

We love high-end products as much as the next girl, but we hate paying full price. That’s where HauteLook comes in. The private sale site (don’t worry, anyone can join) offers deals — up to 75 percent off — on some of the biggest names in beauty, fashion, and home. We’ll keep ourselves looking pretty with products by the likes of Kiehl’s, Go Smile, Elizabeth & James, and BCBG, and splurge on something else, like a beach vacation. [HauteLook]

WIN THIS! We’re giving away an HauteLook tote filled with goodies, including a Baby Quasar Light Therapy Device (pictured) and a $50 gift card, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us your best beauty tip by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 1. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner on Friday, April 2. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. Good luck!

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Fashion Writer Lynn Yaeger Buys Weird Dolls On Ebay

Apparently, iconic fashion writer Lynn Yaeger is obsessed with eBay. Since she first discovered the auction site about 12 years ago, Lynn has used it as a convenient alternative to flea markets and antique shows, snapping up an Hèrmes Kelly bag, multiple Becassine dolls, a bunch of Victorian children’s jewelry, and more (she used her high school French to purchase the Hèrmes bag on French eBay). It’s nice to know we aren’t the only ones addicted to this time-suck, scrolling through pages of items for hours on end! And not only does Lynn, who regularly contributes to Vogue, T, The New York Times Style Magazine, and other notable publications, troll the auction site every morning in search of her latest obsessions, but she’ll be contributing a few stories to eBay’s online magazine, The Inside Source, over the next few weeks. We can’t wait to hear her advice for scooping up fancy finds, plus, the photos of Lynn among her booty are priceless. [The Inside Source] Keep reading »

This Is The Same Dress?! Why Shopping Online Is So Difficult

A couple weeks ago, JCPenney presented its spring and summer clothes at a fashion show, and after seeing a ruffled pink dress with an expensive Lanvin feel, I thought, “I must have that!” But when I looked at the Allen B. by Allen Schwartz dress on JCPenney’s website (on sale for $49.99), I couldn’t believe it was the same dress. Keep reading »

Shop Crush: Je Ne Sais Quoi Online Boutique

When people say that they’re looking for something with that certain Je ne sais quoi, do you have any idea what that possibly means? (Most of the time we don’t, and just nod our heads, faking understanding.)

We think we’re getting a bit closer to the answer thanks to an e-boutique called Je Ne Sais Quoi that we’re seriously crushing on. With a focus on up-and-coming, rare, and international designers, you’ll find an expertly curated selection of distinctive must-haves. Our favorites: little dresses from French indie label Heimstone, bags by the classic British brand Ettinger, finely crafted leather cuffs by Owen & Savary, and printed scarves by Yarnz.

The real reason we love the items from JNSQ is that each manages to bring something special. Which, we realize, is a vague way of putting things. But you know what we mean, right? [Shop Je Ne Sais Quoi] Keep reading »

Asos Launches Trendy Plus-Sized Collection

It’s no secret that online shopping is becoming the new standard. From Net-A-Porter to Gilt Groupe, you never have to leave your couch in order to buy new clothes. (Going out to wear said new purchases, well, that’s a necessity.) Now, one of our fave online stores, Asos, has launched a plus-size collection called Curve, which features knitwear, tailoring, jersey and outerwear. The collection ranges in size from 20-26, and includes staples such as leggings, jean jackets, and relaxed T-shirts for layering, but also delves into the trend department. Gone are the dowdy plus-sized designs — here are floral options with nipped waists, adorable pea coats, and the boyfriend jeans of the moment. Online shop away! [Marie Claire UK] Keep reading »

Mark By Avon Takes To Facebook—Is This The Next Thing In E-Commerce?

Avon calling! Or, poking?

Mark, Avon’s trendier, Lauren Conrad-endorsed line, is now selling makeup through Facebook. This is the first time we’ve seen e-commerce really take advantage of the social network. The Mark store essentially operates as a fan page with the standard wall and info tabs, but there’s also a shop tab that lets you browse and purchase products under the same umbrella. This could be a flop—something that their market research team thinks is fail-proof because young girls are, like, always on Facebook, right? Or could this be the beginning of a new social networking trend where everything you do (or buy) online is all within the same structure? What do you think — would you buy clothes or makeup off Facebook? [Mark Girl Facebook Page via StyleList] Keep reading »

Simple Shopping App Shows You Cheapest Price Online

Did you miss Black Friday and Cyber Monday? Don’t worry, the deals are still readily available. And if you’re trolling the Internet for savings instead of working, here’s the perfect way to save time: Firefox has a new shopping app called InvisibleHand which basically does your dirty work for you. Search for the item you want to buy, and while you’re online shopping, a drop-down will alert you to any lower prices that exist for the product from a variety of 100 different retailers. It’s basically like the ultimate coupon, without all the clipping and searching for deals. The best part is that InvisibleHand learns your shopping preferences, and suggests deals to you before you even know you want to buy something. Is this my shopping subconscious? [Mashable] Keep reading »

TheFind Makes Shopping Easier And Harder All At Once

At The Frisky, we’re always on the hunt to find awesome products to tell you about (and to buy for ourselves, on occasion). But the internet is huge! It can be overwhelming to visit site after site after site in search of the perfect pair of boots. We’ll often search for clothes on ShopStyle, but they have partnerships with a particular handful of stores, which, at times, can be on the pricier side.

So, we’re excited to try out the newly relaunched shopping search engine TheFind.com. Type in whatever you’re looking for, and this little engine that could will check with more than 500,000 sources to give you tons of options — and links to discount codes for each store, if they’re available. No more randomly searching those sketchy-looking coupon sites! Plus, you can limit your search to local sellers and “green” options. And TheFind isn’t just for clothes. The site can help you search for everything from home goods to electronics. Keep reading »

Is Facebook the New Online Shop?

Facebook is good for many things. Stalking ex-boyfriends, staying up to date on which of your old classmates got married or had kids, and generally wasting time.

But while you’re using it to stay in touch with friends, brands and stores are using it to gain even more consumers. Everyone has their own fan page, but lately, people are getting creative with Facebook. Louis Vuitton streamed their runway show live, but in order to see the newest collection, you were forced to become a fan. Hello, hundreds of new followers for LV.

While everyone has come to use and abuse the site for procrastination, it’s a gold mine for a retailer. According to Facebook, if you have 10,000 fans, you’ll reach 1.5 billion people on the site. How’s that for an audience? While many brands like Sephora, Victoria’s Secret, and Forever21 promote sales and coupons on their fan page, 1-800-Flowers has actually begun to sell their products via Facebook.

So how long before the social networking site is an official retail location for stores across the world? And will you shop via Facebook? [WWD]
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How Your Cell Phone Can Help You Get Dressed In The Morning

Cell phones are getting smarter and smarter. With Apple’s genius, there’s an app for just about everything. But now Japan has decided that their cell phones are style savvy enough to help girls decide what to wear.

Mobile carrier KDDI recently launched EZ MyStyling, a Flash application that allows you to not only create looks and purchase outfits but also create your own model to appear in your likeness, meaning those terrible dressing room lights and long lines may soon be extinct. Test out the latest fashion trends from your phone while waiting for the bus, subway, or even sitting on your couch. Once you’ve dressed your model, move to the computer and suddenly she has the ability to strut down a runway. Online shopping, avatars, and daydreams of runway fame — could you ask for more?

Now, if someone could only create the perfect Cher Horowitz closet from Clueless …. Keep reading »

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