Posts tagged "shopping"

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate Will Spare You $200+ And A Lot Of Shame

Taking proper care of your skin can be costly, that's for sure, but there's no reason you should have to empty your pockets for it. If you're tempted by the restorative perfecting promises of overnight treatments like La Mer The Regenerating Serum, $260, but find the price not quite as crush-worthy, look no further tha…

By: Rachel Krause / July 27, 2012

Grocery Store Launches “Man Aisle” In Dopey Publicity Stunt

Great publicity stunt, Westside Market NYC! You've launched a thousand feminist blogs into a tizzy about the "man aisle" in your grovery store, which is stocked with everything a dudely dude would need on a grocery trip. All the food groups: booze, barbecue sauce, chips, and razors. The store's CEO George Joskowitz told New York

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 26, 2012

Target Brings Us The Designer Collaboration To End All Designer Collaborations

I've publicly voiced my lukewarm feelings on designer department store collaborations in the past, but this latest one may have just the right elements to make a convert out of a non-believer like me. As far as fast fashion goes, Target isn't the first superstore that springs to mind, despite Missoni and Jason Wu to…

By: Rachel Krause / July 10, 2012

The Best And Worst Of Affordable Designer Diffusion Lines

When our favorite designers of intangibly expensive high fashion announce their plans to expand into more reasonable diffusion lines, we can't help but go a little weak in the knees at the prospect… then we regain composure and remember not to get our hopes up. A lower-priced designer collection is awesome in theory, but i…

By: Rachel Krause / July 5, 2012

Style Cues: Miranda Kerr

We've stolen Miranda's style on countless occasions, so it's high time we start taking notes on the components that comprise her best looks and go from there. When the model mom is photoshoot-ready, she definitely looks the part, but on her off days she has the most uncanny way of dressing just like your super-stylish,…

By: Rachel Krause / July 2, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Summer Tanks Suitable For Work And Play

Rising temperatures call for clothing as minimal as possible while still remaining (mostly) decent for public viewing. Don't get me wrong — I will never forsake my overflowing collection of loose, well-worn tanks — but sometimes a sheer top with a hole here and there just doesn't cut it. Like, not even close. When these…

By: Rachel Krause / June 30, 2012

Stuff I Buy On Gilt Groupe Keeps Breaking [UPDATED]

I love, love, love Gilt Groupe, because I am a lazy person that loves to shop. And there's nothing more lazy than online shopping. Gilt usually has a good assortment of designers, and semi-reasonable prices. Over the past couple of years, I've purchased several things from them, including a 3.1 Phillip Lim blouse, a Tracy…

By: Julie Gerstein / June 29, 2012

Wedding Dress Porn: 15 Amazing & Absurdly Expensive Wedding Gowns

It's wedding season, and whatever. While everyone else is off pledging eternal devotion, or crying whilst watching others do so, I embrace the opportunity to (pointlessly) browse the prettiest, most ornate wedding dresses money can buy, waxing quixotic for the day a Pinault puts a ring on my finger — or even just knocks me…

By: Rachel Krause / June 27, 2012

How To Turn Your Pinterest Page Into An Online Store

I use Pinterest as a visual wishlist of the products I'd love to buy if I had a little extra cash--everything from shoes to clothes to makeup to home decor--and I've bought a number of products after seeing them pop up on my Pinterest homepage. This is why I'm both intrigued and excited about a…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 26, 2012

Makeup Bag: 10 Fresh Face Mists To Make Sweaty Summer Skin A Little More Bearable

I don't know about the rest of the world — or the rest of the country, for that matter — but it's depressingly hot at my latitude and longitude. Don't get me wrong, I love the warm weather and sunshine, but I also like to look fairly presentable, and that is not happening right now.

By: Rachel Krause / June 22, 2012

Kohl’s Ups The Designer Collab Stakes With A Little Help From Narciso Rodriguez

Designer collaborations with fast-fashion department stores make me sad. I love them in theory — my favorite big ticket aspirational brands producing clothing similar to their runway designs at a tangible price point sounds like a dream come true, but the reality of the situation isn't nearly so fanciful. Waiting in long lines and fighting…

By: Rachel Krause / June 20, 2012

Style Stealer: Miranda Kerr Stays Comfortable And Classy Toting Her Yorkie In NYC

Miranda Kerr's devotion to casual classic looks with a contemporary twist has earned her a bonafide spot as one of my primary sartorial inspirations, and while I'm sure the Victoria's Secret mainstay (and she of the picture-perfect life) has a sharp-eyed stylist laying out her clothes and quite possibly putting them on for her while…

By: Rachel Krause / June 17, 2012

Shopping Guide: 10 Sleeveless Summer Blouses

I used to harbor an inexplicable hatred for button-down blouses. Actually, I can explain. I don't mean the actual blouses themselves, or on other people — I actually would see other people wearing them and be jealous of how good they looked. The problem was when I would try them on myself. Suddenly, my shoulder…

By: Rachel Krause / June 7, 2012

New Website Uses Algorithm To Find Your Perfect Bra

Aarthi Ramamurthy and Michelle Lam, the founders of a new lingerie website called True & Co., worked at Microsoft before making the leap into the world of undergarments, which might explain their approach to identifying the perfect bra: they built an algorithm. Here's how it works: True & Co. customers answer a series of questio…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 1, 2012

Must Haves: 10 Petite Summer Purses

In the summer it's all about keeping things light and carefree, so there's nothing more annoying than lugging around a huge bag. Of course, a tiny clutch is equally annoying, if not more so — if something is not physically bound to me with a strap or handle, I will lose it. I promise. There's also…

By: Rachel Krause / May 20, 2012

Must Haves: 10 White Dresses For Summer

When the weather takes a turn for the hot, hot, hot (fingers crossed it actually happens, I mean, does anybody remember winter?), societal requirements mandate you should be wearing clothes, but I'd rather be… not, not, not. Seriously, I love the warm weather, but the idea of sticky shorts and tank tops has me sweating…

By: Rachel Krause / May 17, 2012

The Millennial Generation Is Spending More Money Than Ever On Luxury Goods

We're broke, we're unemployed, we owe student loans, we're living off our parents, we have degrees in things like English and Philosophy, we're unprecedentedly narcissistic, and as if we couldn't get any more charming, all the money we do have we spend on luxury goods: welcome to Generation Y, bitches! The millennial epoch, composed of…

By: Rachel Krause / May 17, 2012

Makeup Bag: 10 Product Picks For A Summer-Proof Face

I'm convinced that I am one of melting makeup's worst victims. I have serious issues keeping my face on the other nine months of the year, let alone summer, when it's prime time for super sexy sweaty skin. As such, I've been forced to develop some pretty hardcore techniques for keeping my makeup on a…

By: Rachel Krause / May 17, 2012

Now, Even Your Clothes Hangers Will Feature Facebook

Facebook is everywhere, all the time -- and now, it'll be able to follow you into the mall, even if you don't have a smart phone. That's because new retail technology has created digitized hangers that are linked up to Facebook. Every time someone "likes" an article of clothing online, the hanger updates the number…

By: Julie Gerstein / May 14, 2012

Awesomely Affordable: 10 Picks From Brandy Melville

I first discovered the Italian label Brandy Melville during a trip to Santa Monica last summer. I was strolling along the Third Street Promenade when I came across the store, and I had an instinctual reflex to go in. Immediately. From the aesthetics and quality of the trendy clothes, I thought they would have exorbitant…

By: Rachel Krause / May 5, 2012
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