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Money 101: Top Online Money-Saving Sites And Tools

The way we shop now: via virtual window browsing, electronic payments, and clicks of a button. Which is great for making things easier, but it also means you may become less discerning about your purchases. Avoid settling for the quick fix when you’re spending online—with a bit of research, you might find yourself saving more than you thought possible. Of course, half the struggle of attempting to be frugal online is being overwhelmed by discount search engines or slightly sketch third-party websites. Lucky for you, we’ve done the work for you, and have rounded up the best websites and online tools to keep you money smart.

A word of warning: just because a site offers great discounts, it doesn’t mean you have to cash in on it. When you find amazing things for cheap, it’s often tempting to purchase them simply because of the deal. Before you spend, think about whether you’d actually be buying the item in the first place. The rule of the game is to sub in these options for times you’d ordinarily spend full price. So without further ado … The Frisky’s favorite web spots for shopping, planning a vacations, redecorating, and even partying. Check them out after the jump! Keep reading »

Need Another Online Shopping Site? Maybe.

Between Gilt Groupe, ideeli, Rue La La, and The Outnet, the web is clogged with newsletters, online shopping sites, and exclusive deals, but pretty soon another one will be added to the masses. A former retail exec, Cecilia Pagkalinawan, and venture capitalist, Jim Robinson IV, have hatched a plan to launch StyleTrek, which aims to create a brand-new way to shop. Like we haven’t heard that before. But instead of focusing on established designers, Cecila plans to give those who are emerging a chance to flaunt their wares through social commerce. Keep reading »

Hallelujah! Madewell Launches E-Commerce Site

We have sort of an obsession with Madewell at The Frisky, but we’ve rarely talked about the retailer because there are only a few stores nationwide. We thought it’d be wrong to tease with the product and then not deliver on buying info. But now everyone can get a taste of what we think of J. Crew‘s cool downtown sister because Madewell has launched an e-commerce site. We’re big fans of the lightweight cardigans and the jeans, which come in a variety of washes and are free to ship and return. Even though the whole collection doesn’t seem to be online now, there are a ton of chic urban-preppy items available. But you have to wait a few more months (fall to be exact) before you can shop the really cute looks from Alexa Chung for Madewell. [Madewell] Keep reading »

Net-A-Porter Sells Out Of $6,000 Alexander McQueen Dress—How Much Will You Drop Online?

When Net-A-Porter started up in 2000, it seemed doubtful that people would buy premier designer goods off the internet, sight unseen. But the times, they did change, and now we’re all online shopping. However, it still seems shocking to us that shoppers drop thousands of dollars through e-commerce sites. For example, this famous Alexander McQueen dress retails for $6,375 and is completely sold out on Net-A-Porter. Other items people are scooping up? A Marie-Hélène de Taillac’s 22-karat gold bracelet for $1,805, a Fendi embroidered tote for $6,980, and an Alaïa leather belt for $1,335. Who are these people, and can we be their best friends?

Do you have a limit on how much you’ll spend on an item online? Especially if you haven’t seen it in person or tried it on? [Net-A-Porter.com] Keep reading »

U.K. E-Tailer ASOS Launching In The U.S.

Come September, Asos.com, the U.K.’s largest multi-brand online retailer, will make a virtual leap across the pond to the U.S. This shopping site is already one of our favorites because it not only sells affordable trendy pieces, but also has an extremely large selection from brands like Gap, Levi’s, and Diesel. However, unlike other trendy sites like Topshop and Forever 21, ASOS also sells designer items from the likes of McQ by Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, and D&G, to name a few. It’s pretty difficult not to find something to love amongst the 37,000 style options. The U.S. site will have prices in dollars and different vocabulary, i.e., a vest will no longer mean a tank top, I’m guessing. Items purchased from the U.S. site will still ship from the U.K., but an Atlanta, GA, logistics facility will handle returns from American customers. September can’t come fast enough. [WWD] Keep reading »

Gilt Groupe Expands Home Selection

If you’ve outgrown thrift store couches and dollar store home decor but don’t want to pay full price for fancy furnishings, today’s your lucky day. Gilt Groupe, the wonderfully addictive shopping site, is expanding its Gilt Home offerings to 15 sales per week from more than 200 brands, including Cuisinart, Ligne Roset, and Missoni Home. Prices will be low — up to 70 percent off retail — but since everything, from furniture to art, is for sale, you’ll probably end up spending more than you would on a trip to Ikea. For those of us who don’t have room for another armchair, smaller accessories and gourmet food are for sale, too, and I can attest that this stuff makes for great gifts — my mom got a set of candles from Gilt for Mother’s Day. [Gilt Home] Keep reading »

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