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Alberta Ferretti Will Design A Capsule Collection For Macy’s

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Alberta Ferretti Will Design A Capsule Collection For Macy's

Just last week, I told you about Doo-Ri Chung’s upcoming collection for Macy’s, but this week, I heard about the next designer up for an Impulse capsule and I can say with all honesty that this is the one I’d wait in line for in a heartbeat. In two months, Alberta Ferretti will join the ranks of other Macy’s collaborators like Karl Lagerfeld and Giambattista Valli, and I have faith that she’ll blow them all out of the water. I’ve been a fan of her eponymous line and Philosophy since my worship of fashion first burgeoned, and my favorite thing to see on the runway season after season is expertly draped, ethereal dresses, blouses, and skirting that just ooze craftsmanship and devotion to creating a work of wearable art — this describes Alberta’s designs to a T. Keep reading »

Shopping Guide: 10 Divine Pieces Of Druzy Jewelry

What’s a druzy, you ask? Strange name, yes, but it makes it easier to put a label on what I previously referred to as “the inside-geode sparkles.” Druzies, or drusies, are the tiny quartz crystals that form within or on the surface of other previously deposited stones and minerals. They’re beautifully eye-catching and they capture and reflect light in a way that makes me want to buy them all and adorn my body with them forever. I mean, what? Druzies are so pretty, and while designer takes on them can be pricy for sure, there’s plenty of stunning druzy jewelry out there that looks like magic and won’t make your wallet cry. What could be better than that?

Guns Were The Hottest Black Friday Purchase

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Gather round children, you’re about to hear a depressing tale. Guns — yes, guns — were a real hot ticket item this past Black Friday. Apparently, gun sellers recorded the highest day ever of gun sales, smashing the previous one-day record by a whopping 32 percent. Firearms rights people think this is awesome. “I think there is a burgeoning awakening of the American public that they do have a constitutional right to own guns,” said Larry Keane, a spokesman for the National Shooting Sports Foundation. And, said Keane, more and more first-time buyers are women.

As someone deathly afraid of guns, I have no desire to ever be in the presence of one — much less own one. But it does seem like a trend that’s becoming increasingly popular with women. Would you — or do you — own a gun? [USA  Today]

Sometimes Shopgirls Are The Worst

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How often has this happened to you: You’re stoked to buy something at a cute little boutique, but then the girl working there totally freezes you out? It’s like, commmmme onnnnnn, you work retail! We’re all in this together! You’re not cooler than me! Stop it! The girl in this video knows exactly what I’m talking about. [NY Mag]

What Did You Buy For Black Friday/Cyber Monday?

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How to survive Black Friday, the most insane shopping day of the year. Read More »
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When God was handing out common sense, she skipped over me entirely (but gave me a little extra junk in the trunk to compensate!). I’ve been buying gifts for my nieces all year; I bought my mom’s Christmas present months ago; and two weekends ago I hit up Bloomie’s to buy a little something-something for my dude. Alas, that sound you hear is my debit card whimpering. Sorry, little guy. Keep reading »

Do You Live In A Shopaholic City?

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Quick! Do you live in Bakersfield, California? Do you spend an inordinate amount of money on shopping each month? That’s no surprise — you’re just doing your part to keep up with your friends and neighbors, because Bakersfield happens to be one of the most shopping addicted cities in the country. According to a new study from Bundle, Bakersfield residents spend an average of $201.50 a month on clothes, shoes and accessories. But that’s nothing compared to what Washington D.C. spends. D.C.’s residents are top shoppers on the list, spending an average of $263 a month on fashion. Geez, you guys! Surprisingly, fashion capitals New York City and Los Angeles didn’t even crack the top ten 10. Click onward to find out who did. And tell us: about how much do you spend on clothes per month? Answer in our poll, after the jump! [Bundle]

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Beauty Test Drive: Can Bra Shopping At Home Really Work?

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For me, dating and bra shopping are analogous. I enter both scenarios with excited anticipation and high hopes of finding a good fit only to be met with similar disappointments. The attractive ones often end up making me uncomfortable. The seemingly sensible ones offer little support. Usually, both end up in either a figurative or quite literal let down. Dating and bras; my success rate with both has led to some serious lamenting with lady friends. “Will I ever find the one?”

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Girl Talk: I Went On A Shopping Ban … And It Backfired

I’m fairly certain that I have an addictive personality. I’ve avoided drugs, gambling, cigarettes, and alcohol based on those suspicions, and likely will continue to do so until my dying day. But I got blindsided by my own addictive tendencies when I discovered the joys of personal style. After years of hating my body, I finally figured out that I could look and feel fabulous if I simply dressed to highlight my favorite physical features. It was an absolute revelation, and sparked a new-found, fervent love of clothing, shoes, and accessories. Soon, I fell into some pretty ridiculous and harmful shopping behaviors, the repercussions of which came to a head about three years ago. I had allowed my debt to grow exponentially over several seasons of frenzied acquisition. I’d begun making mental bargains with myself about how another $200 on the ol’ MasterCard wouldn’t make THAT much of a difference in my monthly payment, and I definitely needed those new Frye boots before fall arrived. I’d dug myself into quite a hole, and felt utterly incapable of clawing my way out. Keep reading »

How To Choose The Perfect Purse

A purse is far more than a simple accessory. It is a practical carrying case, a way to express your sense of style, something to play with during awkward moments, and even a weapon in times of trouble. In fact, if I were going to write a post called How To Choose The Perfect Man, it would probably be half this long because that subject is not nearly as important. The thing about a purse is that you carry it every day, so it has to be comfortable, versatile, aesthetically pleasing, and good quality enough to endure rough commutes, chronic overstuffing, and harrowing public bathroom trips. Shopping for the right handbag can be a daunting task. Here are the most important variable to consider when you’re in the market for a new purse… Keep reading »

IKEA Sydney Creates “Man Cave” For Men Who Cannot Handle Furniture Shopping

Foosball, cricket, video games and hot dogs — it’s just another afternoon at Sydney IKEA‘s new “man cave,” where weary husbands and boyfriends can unload while the womenfolk go shopping. I know you’re expecting me to start ripping my hair out at the gender stereotypes here. And I will, in a moment. But I actually think this is a good idea from IKEA corporate’s standpoint. If whining make the customers leave before they spend more money, get rid of them. It probably costs IKEA very little to distract men in their new “man cave,” while allowing the person holding to credit card to cha-ching! even more. Children have their own play station at IKEA — it’s called Smaland — and now another group not known in aggregate for their dedication to long shopping excursions have their own place. I just wish it weren’t so “dude” specific. Not all women love shopping and us ladies would love a “man cave” of our own. [YouTube] Keep reading »

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