Posts tagged "online shopping"

6 Items You Should Never Buy Online

It goes without saying that drunk online shopping can get you in all kinds of trouble ranging from the ha-ha kind to the way serious variety. But it’s not just when you buy, but what you purchase. While e-commerce has made all of our lives a hell of a lot easier–anyone miss the mall? didn’t…

Erin Flaherty / April 15, 2010

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…

The Frisky / March 26, 2010

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…

Catherine Strawn / March 23, 2010

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…

Catherine Strawn / March 16, 2010

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…

Leonora Epstein / January 26, 2010

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,…

Bianca Posterli / January 22, 2010

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 ta…

Leonora Epstein / December 14, 2009

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…

Bianca Posterli / December 1, 2009

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…

Catherine Strawn / October 19, 2009

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 fa…

Bianca Posterli / October 14, 2009

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…

Bianca Posterli / October 13, 2009

Check This Out: Market Publique Vintage

eBay, we love you, but you’re a bit of a tease. You get us all worked up when we rush into the warm embrace of your vintage fashion offerings, but you often leave us unsatisfied with crummy pics and random products. So, it’s come to this — we’ve moved on and found someone else. Her…

Leonora Epstein / October 8, 2009

H&M Wants To Decorate Your Home

Ikea, watch out. H&M is set to take over your entire world.

H&M gave shoppers all over a thrill just a few weeks ago when the store announced that Internet shopping would finally be available in the coming months. But they’re not stopping with that. Now, they’re ready to get into the home…

Bianca Posterli / October 6, 2009

The Frisky Editors Go E-Commerce Crazy!

It should come as no surprise to readers that The Frisky staff is really into fashion, after clicking through our daily outfits for the last few weeks. Chances are, a lot of what we — specifically myself, Catherine, and Annika — have worn has come from shopping on, an online sample sale website.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 23, 2009

Boutique of the Week:

Ordinarily, being on the outs isn’t a good thing. That’s all changing thanks to newly-launched discount designer e-boutique, The brainchild of the team behind the super luxe, the site features a battery of high-end goods for as much as 70 percent off (“It’s Chic-Onomics,” the site proclaims). There’s no hit or miss thank…

Leonora Epstein / April 16, 2009

Cyber Monday: One Reason To Do Your Holiday Shopping Online

You probably knew that last Thursday was a holiday (Thanksgiving), but did you know that today is one, too? This morning I learned that it’s “Cyber Monday,” the online counterpart to Black Friday. Even though the term is new to me, it was coined in 2005 by a retailers association, and it finally seems to…

Catherine Strawn / December 1, 2008

Ralph Lauren Rugby Introduces The Future Of Shopping

On Friday afternoon, intern Annika and I went on a shopping trip to the Ralph Lauren Rugby store in Manhattan to check out their new interactive display (others are coming soon to Rugby’s Georgetown and Boston stores). At first we were a little confused about how it worked (partially because our iPhone was having network…

Catherine Strawn / August 25, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Online Shopping, Sticky Hair, And Rat Research

Men spend more money shopping online than women and are less likely to return items. Supposedly, men need to do things quickly because they value their time more. Or women just enjoy shopping and men see it as something that needs to get done before they can play Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
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Catherine Strawn / March 18, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Office Romance, Kelly Osbourne’s Dating Don’t, And An Online Lingerie Store

An Italian survey found that people involved in an office romance were happier, more energetic, and more productive, so in the name efficiency at work, ask your IT guy out to drinks. [The Sun (U.K.)]
Kelly Osbourne might be single, but she won’t be finding her next boyfriend on the Internet. “I’d never go o…

Catherine Strawn / February 5, 2008
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