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We’ve officially entered that odd, in-between season where temperatures hover between the mid 40s to 60s and make navigating jacket selection an obnoxiously difficult task. We should be wearing medium-weight toppers, trenches and leathers. Instead, however, I look around and see droves of women in too-heavy woolens and too-light cottons, apparently having decided to ignore… READ MORE »


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Jin Hong designed this “Partner Wallet” to help people ditch their impulse shopping problems. Citing a Psychology Today article, which said, “Arguments over money are the number one reason for relationship stress and breakups,” Hong suggests giving the wallet to a loved one who can’t stop spending. With four zippers, each with a pull-tab that… READ MORE »


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Did April Fool’s Day come early or something? While it would have been nice to get that out of the way, this Gap store turned upside down is a prank of its own doing. As part of some quirky marketing for its new loyalty program called Sprize, a Vancouver branch was completely flipped around. (Those… READ MORE »


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Pretty much everything at the Gap goes on sale at some point. (They usually add newly discounted items on Tuesdays.) So why pay full price when all you need is a little patience? Check out some of the latest Gap sale items after the jump. … READ MORE »


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Sneakers are supposed to be less expensive than your fancy-schmancy heels, right? Well, it would depend on just how much you want your comfy kicks to make a statement. We already knew that Jimmy Choo was making sneakers, but did you know they were $600 a pop? We have no doubt that the wealthy and… READ MORE »


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Most designers would never suggest that anyone quit shopping. After all, their businesses run according to the premise that the public will go out and buy new clothes every season. But that’s exactly what Vivienne Westwood wants you to do: stop purchasing things. She has a totally legitimate reason however, as this designer is thinking… READ MORE »


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We’re (understandably) slightly less excited about cheapie designer collaborations these days. From the shoddy construction and poor fabric quality to the fact that they’re always sold-out so quickly and priced to the max on eBay — it all makes us a little yawny. (Oh, there’s also the overkill factor; let us not ignore that one.)… READ MORE »


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We’ve heard of diets where you consume no carbs. We’ve heard of diets where you refuse sugar and dairy. But this is the first diet we’ve heard of where a girl’s gotta drop, by far, the most delicious of all vices: shopping. Yes, shopping. Since September 2009, nearly 100 women have joined the Great AmericanREAD MORE »


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I almost regret sharing this news, mostly because I just entered myself, but I love you guys and this is a serious need to know. In celebration of their one millionth order, Net-A-Porter is offering fans the chance to win a $40,000 shopping spree, no purchase necessary. Here’s the link to enter. That’s like the… READ MORE »


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With divorce rates on the rise and an increasingly cynical view on lasting marriage, it’s a wonder someone hadn’t come up with this before—Debenhams, the British department store, has just launched a divorce registry service. So now, recent divorcees may find themselves filling out gift lists for themselves, just like they did a few months/years… READ MORE »


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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,… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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. READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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