Posts tagged "shopping"

Shop ‘Til You Drop (Weight)

Turns out, a little (or a lot of) shopping could actually be good for you. Well, for your body, not your closet, that is. A new study from the folks at The Skinny Cow (yes, the low-fat flying saucer makers!) says the average woman burns off approximately 48,000 calories a year shopping—shopping for clothes, food,…

Nina Carbone / January 14, 2010

Do You Wash New Clothes Before You Wear Them?

OK, so forgive me for missing this crazy-ass “Good Morning America” report last week, but after coming across it today, I could stand silent no more and simply had to share: Turns out, new clothes are so freakin’ filthy and disgusting that even I am grossed out by them, and that’s saying a lot. Not…

Erin Flaherty / January 14, 2010

The Matthew Williamson E-Commerce Site Is Up!

As so often is the case when it comes to the tastiest of fashion morsels, there’s good news, and, well, there’s bad news. We couldn’t be happier to discover that, as of today, super groovy designer Matthew Williamson’s gorgeous wares are officially on sale online for all the ladies who care to shop to their…

Erin Flaherty / January 13, 2010

Our Favorite Post-Holiday Deals

Let’s face it — shopping in January can be a lot more fun than shopping during the madness of the holidays. For one thing, the pressure to find everyone the perfect gift has been lifted, and most stores have slashed prices off the inventory in an effort to clear space for their spring stock. It…

Wendy Atterberry / January 12, 2010

H&M Clothing Trash Scandal Update—Something’s Still Fishy

Shame, H&M, shame. Last week we learned that both the trend-forward retailer and Wal-Mart engage in the odd and wasteful practice of destroying unsold merchandise, and throwing it in the trash. Both companies scrambled to come up with apologetic statements, a rep for H&M vowing that it was an anomalous error that wouldn’t reoccur: “It…

Leonora Epstein / January 11, 2010

Do You Swap Clothes With Friends?

She might have plenty of money to buy new clothes, but Reese Witherspoon would rather swap with friends. “There are three of us who wear pretty much the same size,” she said in an interview recently. “We’ll get together on a Friday night and I’ll bring clothes I want to trade and they’ll bring theirs.

Bianca Posterli / January 10, 2010

Cheapskate: Yoox

Much like an endless online sample sale, Yoox.com plays host to scores of designer duds and regular person prices all the time. Now, however, even their sale stuff is even more on sale and the deals are a little ridiculous. Sizes can be a bit tricky to find, but if you’re willing to e-dig for…

Lily Q / January 7, 2010

Not Cool: H&M And Wal-Mart Trash Unsold Clothes

Where does unsold fashion merchandise go to die? In an ideal world, it would go to charity. For H&M and Wal-Mart, it apparently gets slashed so it’s unwearable, and then chucked in the garbage. One New Yorker made this sad discovery when she happened upon tons of black trash bags filled with H&M clothing ruined…

Leonora Epstein / January 7, 2010

Lady Gaga Is A Shopaholic

The crazy couture, the massive stage sets: It all comes with a price tag. For Lady Gaga, the cost of her accoutrement matters less than making sure her performances and appearances are over the top and up to her standards. Credit card bills and debt? Apparently, that’s a worry for tomorrow. But now her penchant…

Bianca Posterli / January 6, 2010

Guess Which Retailer This Super Hot Guy Is Modeling For

If Lands’ End models now look like this, then maybe that’s a sign the New Year is off to a great start.

Two brands that were previously momtastic—L.L. Bean and Lands’ End—have pulled an Eileen Fisher in re-branding for a trendier consumer. Both outdoorsy companies are launching bridge lines with wares that are…

Leonora Epstein / January 4, 2010

Shoplifters Of The World Use Gift Cards

Forget that gift cards generally make lousy presents, another reason why they’re an all-around bad idea: they’re becoming popular vehicles of crime. The New York Times reports that more and more, retail employees are committing theft by manipulating stores’ gift cards. When you think about it, these electronic devices are far more clever than filling…

Leonora Epstein / January 1, 2010

Who Do You Shop With?

It’s the season for post-holiday super sales and like all of us, celebs are out taking advantage of the slashed prices—check out Charlize Theron with her mom at BCBG and Renee Zellweger has been seen out with boyfriend Bradley Cooper’s mother too. I’m planning on hitting up a few sales in the next few day…

Nina Carbone / December 28, 2009

How To Work Post-Holiday Sales

The days of waiting outside for a store to open alongside a dangerous mob of people swarming around you are coming to a close. Thanks to online retail and all the comparison shopping tools available, it’s never been easier or more convenient to score seriously great deals. And due to the combination of competition and…

Erin Flaherty / December 28, 2009

Do You Prefer Shopping In Private Or With Doting Sales Clerks?

Looking for free booze? Just head to your local luxury retailer, where they might just be offering shoppers—whether they’re your average Joes or loaded P. Diddies—a glass of bubbly when you walk in the door. According to the New York Times, many stores are experiencing attitude readjustments in an attempt to lure in holiday shoppers.

Leonora Epstein / December 22, 2009

7 Must-Have Fashion Items, According To Elizabeth Taylor

Fashion trends may come and go, but true style is eternal. Just ask Elizabeth Taylor, who recently sat down to talk style with out friends at Stylelist. Take lessons from her, darlings, because she certainly knows what she’s talking about. “I don’t follow the dictates of fashion,” she said.” “I stay true to my ow…

Bianca Posterli / December 16, 2009

How Many Pairs Of Shoes Do You Own?

Ohmigod, newsflash: women like shoes! In the latest of lady debates, people have discussed which women care more about—guys or their footwear? This should be an obvious answer, but recent studies have tried to convince us that ladies actually obsess way more over shoes than men. Apparently, these women do exist, and one of them…

Leonora Epstein / December 16, 2009

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

Don’t Buy Into Holiday Gift Cards

Buying a gift card or certificate might be one way to deal with people whom you have no idea what to get for the holidays. And true, for the person receiving a gift card, it can feel like free money.

However, if you’re going this route, you’d probably be better off just handing…

Leonora Epstein / December 14, 2009

Quick Vid: Barneys Elf Makes Luxury Wishes Come True

Simon Doonan is the famously charming and genius Creative Director of fancy department store Barneys New York. And also, apparently, one very irritated (and totally gay) elf. Yet, he still has to do his job, and take down everyone’s gift wish at the Barneys office. Watch to see Doonan’s best Santa’s Helper impression. [YouTube]…

Leonora Epstein / December 8, 2009

Get Out Of The Way Of My Golden Shopping Cart

Bling while you grocery shop! To promote the super-fabulousness of gourmet store Okku in Istanbul, the supermarket created a set of gold-plated, rhinestone-encrusted shopping carts. Purportedly, all the “fabulously rich customers” loved them. When I was younger, I used to climb in shopping carts, and my friends would push me down a hill, and the…

Susannah Breslin / December 4, 2009
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