Posts tagged "shopping"

Tidying Guru Marie Kondo Visited The Clutter Dungeon That Is Anthropologie

Marie “KonMari” Kondo, professional de-clutterer and author of bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, made it in and out of Anthropologie alive and without purchasing any regretful dust-collectors. How did she do that? Anthropologie is a clutter magnet for any woman who dares to meander in, and her presence there is the greatest oxymoron of…

By: Claire Hannum / April 28, 2015

Don’t Fall For These 10 Marketing Tricks Next Time You Shop

As a college student or recent grad, you’re on a strict budget. That seal on your wallet somehow comes off every time a friend suggests happy hour or when shopping for a formal dress. You might try to be a smart shopper, but companies spend a lot of time finding ways to trick your brai…

By: College Candy / March 14, 2015

Study: Shopping While Hungry Might Make You Buy A Bunch Of Stuff You Don’t Want

We all know the horrors of roaming the grocery store aisles while hungry (and subsequently filling up your cart with $50 worth of Ho Hos and Kraft Deluxe instead of the kale you came for), but a University of Minnesota study has found that hunger can fuel regretful purchases of any products, not just food. The study, which was published last week…

By: Claire Hannum / February 24, 2015

How To Shop For A Bathing Suit When You’re Not That Skinny

Shopping for a bathing suit is a hellish endeavor, regardless of your size. The fitting rooms are small, weird and equipped with horrific lighting and mirrors that make you look like fresh hell. If you’re a straight size  — aka nothing bigger than a 16 or so — shopping for bathing suits might be slightly…

By: Megan Reynolds / February 20, 2015

C. Wonder Is Closing, So Snatch Up These Favorites!

C. Wonder, preppy haven of all things monogrammed and colorful, is closing its stores. The line was seemingly created as a copycat revenge project against C. Wonder owner Chris Burch’s ex-wife, designer Tory Burch, which makes me feel slightly less sad about missing out on the store’s semi-gaudy goodies. Still, I can’t help but mourn the…

By: Claire Hannum / January 8, 2015

My First Year In New York City, As Told By My Amazon Purchase History

This piece was originally published on The Daily Dot.

After 26 years of living in California, I moved to New York City in February 2014. I did not handle it well. Although I was moving for a fun job to a city I’d often fantasized about living in, I still found myself o…

By: Beejoli Shah / December 30, 2014

I Did My Christmas Shopping Early This Year And It Was Awesome

A few months ago, I decided on a whim that I would get my holiday shopping done early, and I’m so glad I did. I tend to be somewhat of a last-minute gift shopper, and when the idea to shop early popped into my head I wanted to make a silly little challenge with myself…

By: Claire Hannum / December 25, 2014

10 Holiday Party Dresses Under $50

The window for finding a perfect holiday party dress is closing in as the season heads ramps up, but the good news is that last-minute shopping means last-minute sales! We’ve all spent a brutal amount of money on gifts and emotional eating this December, so if your wallet’s in pain, take a peek at these…

By: Claire Hannum / December 17, 2014

This Is Your Inner Monologue Every Time You Go To Target

I don’t know what’s in the air at Target, but it’s practically impossible to make a quick trip to that store. Walking inside is like stepping into a giant labyrinth, but instead of worrying you’ll never escape, you’re too busy being distracted by all those shiny clearance racks. How do we explain this phenomenon!? [22

By: Claire Hannum / December 13, 2014

24 Best Cyber Monday Sales On Lipsticks, Liners, Haircare And More

We all know Black Friday is a crazy concept that only the bravest most ridiculous shopping souls will dare to attend every year, but that doesn’t mean the rest of us holiday couch potatoes don’t love a good sale. Cyber Monday is a much better opportunity for anybody who doesn’t feel like standing in line,…

By: The Gloss / December 1, 2014

17 Reasons Everybody Hates The Mall At Christmastime (In GIFs)

I love Christmas, but I loathe the mall at Christmastime. From assholes who steal parking spaces to children running wild and wailing around Santaland, here are 17 reasons we try to avoid the mall at all costs in December. Or, in other words, why I believe in drunk Christmas shopping (in GIFs!)…

By: Katie Oldenburg / December 1, 2014

How To Pick A Great Gift: A Guide For People Who Are Not So Good At Reading Others

You know that phrase, “It’s the thought that counts”? I feel like we’ve gotten away from it a little. It’s used ironically so often now — like, you got a bad gift, but hey, at least the person thought to give you a gift, right? Nah, nah, nah. Let’s stop that.
It really i…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 28, 2014

A Small Sampling Of The Weirdest And Most Useless Black Friday Deals

I’m going to try not to let my complete and utter disdain for Black Friday seep through because I’ve done that enough this week. I’ll admit that there are plenty of good Black Friday sales in terms of getting a lower price on something you might need than you’ll get for a whole year.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 26, 2014

Who Really Offers The Best Deals? Black Friday By The Numbers

I’m not a big proponent of Black Friday shopping. I really don’t think you should do it at all, unless it’s online or it’s the kind of casual shopping that means heading to the mall in the middle of the afternoon rather than camping outside Walmart at 4 a.m. Still, people are going to do…

By: Claire Hannum / November 26, 2014

Constructive Ways To Spend Your Money On Black Friday Instead Of Buying Stuff

I hate Black Friday for a lot of reasons: Because it so neatly encapsulates the total delusion of consumer culture; because most of the things you can get deals on are completely unnecessary; because I’m not a huge proponent of any sort of fanaticism but especially fanaticism over spending money; because it forces retail employee…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 25, 2014

New Dressing Room Mirrors Make You Think You’re Skinny

There’s a new company making dressing room mirrors that will convince you you’re skinnier than you actually are. 10 pounds lighter, to be exact. I’ve seen myself in that neon lighting, and it definitely isn’t the most flattering, so I can’t say I’d be completely averse to looking cuter while shopping. That’s why I like…

By: College Candy / November 20, 2014

This Holiday Season, Please Be Kind To Retail Employees

Last night, I was in a candy shop in my neighborhood waiting for the owner of the store to cut some marshmallows for me when a woman walked in, dropped a bag on the counter (literally dropped, as in held it high in the air over the counter and then let go, letting it fall…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / November 19, 2014

And The Average Cost Of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Holiday Gift Guide Items Is…

Gwyneth Paltrow’s 2014 holiday gift guide is out, and it’s about as ridiculous as you’d expect. E! and ETOnline both added up the total cost of all the items on it (not including those listed as “price upon request”), and E! came up with $109,384 while ET came up with $107,309.49. By Newser’s count, there…

By: Newser / November 14, 2014

Target’s Going To Have Free Shipping On Everything, So Now You Can Either Troll Them Or Just Never Leave Your Apartment For Holiday Shopping

For the next two months, you can get free shipping on everything from Target, if you hadn’t noticed already. Woohoo, Christmas in October! No, really, though, they’re doing it to bump their holiday sales.
So yeah, that 92-cent lip balm? Free shipping. A 97-cent pack of pens? Free shipping. If you really, really hate…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 23, 2014

In Neiman Marcus’ Christmas Book: $475K Perfume & More Ridiculous Things

Looking for the perfect gift this holiday season? Look no further: For just $475,000, Neiman Marcus is offering the chance to design a perfume with an expert in Paris. Your fragrance will come in 14-karat gold bottles, the Dallas Morning News reports. If that doesn’t strike your fancy, perhaps one of the store’s other nine fantasy gifts,…

By: Newser / October 8, 2014
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