Posts tagged "shopping"

How Long Does It Take You To Prep For Holiday Parties?

The holidays are pretty important to most of us, although some of the reasons why are a little superficial. For example, it's the perfect time to show off a new look, your hard work at the gym, and the outfit that took you hours to find. But are you aware of just how many hour…
By: Bianca Posterli / December 2, 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…
By: Bianca Posterli / December 1, 2009

DailyCandy’s Swirl Has Head-Spinning Good Deals

We love a good bargain on designer goods, so we're totes excited about DailyCandy's new sample sale site, Swirl. The site offers up to 80 percent off clothing and accessories from the world's most established brands and up-and-coming designers. If you're a DailyCandy reader like we are, then you already know that…
By: Annika Harris / November 30, 2009

How To Strategically Attack Black Friday Sales

It seems a rather cruel joke that Black Friday, one of the most aggressive shopping days of the year, comes the day after Thanksgiving, one of the most aggressive eating days of the year. So start mentally preparing yourself now to nurse that food hangover and shop like a pro. We've got a few ti…
By: Lily Q / November 26, 2009

Black Friday: The Rundown

It's almost Black Friday, which isn't a religious holiday but might as well be because of the fervent displays of passion some people go through. Black Friday, for those who need a little reminder, arrives the day after Thanksgiving when retailers officially jump into the holiday shopping business with a day or weekend devoted…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 26, 2009

Recession? What Recession?

Paris Hilton (with bf Doug Reinhardt in tow) beat the Black Friday crowds and went on a shopping spree today, stocking up on who-knows-what at Fred Segal. Leave something for the rest of us, sheesh. [Los Angeles, 11/25/09]…
By: Erin Flaherty / November 25, 2009

Want To Use Your Webcam For Shopping?

Personally, I can't online shop. I'm probably one of the few girls in the world who actually goes to a store each and every time I want to buy something. There's just something in the decision process for me that requires actually trying on clothes. Tobi boutique in San Francisco is trying to accommodate people…
By: Bianca Posterli / November 22, 2009

What Is Up With Boutiques And “No Photo” Policies?

Yesterday I took a field trip over to Colette, the famous Parisian concept boutique. This place might as well be the Eiffel Tower because it's a prime tourist destination, and probably one of the most frequented stores by visitors to Paris. Since it's such a touristy destination, I didn't think it would be a…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 19, 2009

Would You Ever Cut Yourself Off?

Are cutting credit cards up a new recession trend? The Atlantic thinks so: "Cutting up credit cards is a classic solution to the temptations of easy credit, but as Americans have become more and more reliant on plastic, there's been a resurgence of interest in swearing off credit entirely."…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 19, 2009

Do High-End Boutiques Fashionably Discriminate?

The other day, I went into a very exclusive boutique. You know, the kind with the all-glass front, and the man at the door who has to unlock the door for you, and the shoes start at $1,500 a pop and the dresses run into the tens of thousands. I wasn't going in there just…
By: Susannah Breslin / November 18, 2009

Do You Dress Up To Go Shopping?

Check out Rachel Bilson. She's looking seriously put-together in her majah heels, chic black pants, fab Phillip Lim bag and pretty blow-out. (And her friend is looking adorable, too!) Where's the party or red carpet, you ask? There isn't one -- she's headed out for a day of shopping ... looking so o…
By: Nina Carbone / November 12, 2009

What Happens When You Call Something “Trashy” In A Store

Today's issue of the U.K.'s Guardian features a fashion Q&A section, highlighting the following scenario: Q: Is it ever acceptable to inform a shop assistant that the item of clothing they are trying to sell you is "trashy"? A: It depends on what country you're in, Natasha. If you're in America, of course, they're all…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 9, 2009

I’ve Lost My Passion For Shopping

I don't know what's happened to me. I used to love shopping. Next to having sex, drinking, and eating great food with friends, shopping used to rank pretty high on my list of activities that make me happy. And no, I was never one of those girls who "bought to fill the void" or…
By: Leonora Epstein / November 8, 2009

Sample Sales Are My Vice

Growing up in Ohio, I didn't encounter many, er, any sample sales. In fact, I had no clue what one was until I went to college in the big city of Chicago, and all the girls who grew up in L.A., Connecticut, and New York would be all, "I'm going to Wicker Park for so-and-so-designer'…
By: Catherine Strawn / November 6, 2009

Death By Defenestration And Fashion Go Hand In Hand

Apparently, the buyers at New Zealand boutique Superette think the clothes they sell are so bitchin' they'd still look cute on a dead girl. Congrats on turning the statement "I wouldn't be caught dead in that!" on its head, but we think your ad is a bit tacky (and creepy), guys. Let's take…
By: Lily Q / November 3, 2009

Does Shopping Make You Feel Guilty?

The retail industry is getting pretty desperate these days—how many more special events and functions will we see that scream "Oooo! Please, please come shop in our store!" According to the Wall Street Journal, the latest tactic in trying to woo the recessionary customer is to assuage shoppers' guilt. In some cases, this goe…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 26, 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 o…
By: Catherine Strawn / October 19, 2009

Do You Feel Like A Ditz Because You Love Fashion?

"Fashion trends speak volumes about the human condition and wordlessly point us towards the zeitgeist," writes South Africa Times columnist Jacquie Myburgh. Huh? They do? Ms. Myburgh, like many a fashion journalist, didn't originally seek a career in the style world, acknowledging the frivolous-sounding nature of such work. She explains: "Telling your parents you…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 15, 2009

How Often Do You Buy New Jeans? And How Long Until You Chuck Them?

It goes without saying—the one item in your closet that's older than the latest "High School Musical" star? Probably your favorite pair of jeans. A new survey from the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Essex, England finds that Brits hang on to their jeans longer than any other piece of clothing, and that nearly…
By: Leonora Epstein / October 6, 2009
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