Posts tagged "shopping"

11 Tips For Scoring At Thrift Stores

Despite it being shopping season right now, none of us are buying as much we did last year -- at least not from regular stores. While the retail industry is in its worst slump in 35 years, resale and thrift shops have reported increases in sales. I have definitely contributed to that rise; Besides a…

By: Catherine Strawn / December 10, 2008

Eight Songs To Make You Spend (Without Saint Nick)

I can’t stand Christmas music. After a weeks worth of shopping I’m already up to my eyeballs in “Silver Bells” and “Feliz Navidad.” Don’t get me wrong, I love buying gifts, but if I hear one more light jazz rendition of “Jingle Bell Rock,” I’m going to lose it. There are plenty of non-Christmas celebrating…

By: Simcha / December 9, 2008

Tips From A Recessionista: Celebrating The Holidays On A Budget

On Monday it was finally made official: the U.S. is definitely in a recession. While most of us have been feeling the pinch for a while, the holidays bring an added challenge to stretch our dollars as far as we can. The good news is that from gift giving to decorating and dressing for parties,…

By: Wendy Atterberry / December 3, 2008

Rachel Zoe Shows How An Impromptu Shopping Spree Is DONE

Why must Rachel Zoe insist on being so entertaining? On last night's episode of "The Rachel Zoe Show", Brad and Rachel stopped by one of Rachel's favorite vintage shops for an impromptu shopping spree. In 20 minutes, I gather they spent about $50,000! And then they went home and played dress up, and when the…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 1, 2008

Your Spending Secret Is Out

According to CNN.com, 29% of people in relationships lie to their partners about their spending habits. Ha, we think 71% of people lie on surveys. Everyone splurges every now and again! And when you share a bank account, you have to sneak around with some of your personal expenses. Men like to spend money o…

By: Simcha / July 30, 2008

Shopping and Stuffing Your Face

Researchers from the University of Rotterdam discovered that eating comfort foods or going shopping were effective ways to help forget problems. (The study seems kind of weird. Participants had to write an essay on either death or visiting the dentist. The participants with low self-esteem ate more biscuits while writing, which the researchers attributed to…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 29, 2008

Shopping Better Than Sex

On my way home, during my lunch hour, when my mom comes to visit, post any of my numerous break ups, pre-any hot dates, if I have an upcoming party, if it rains, if the weather is fine, no matter what…I always want to do one thing: SHOP! I have a couple credit cards and…

By: Simcha / April 8, 2008

Should The Fashion Peanut Gallery Get A Voice In Wedding Gown Shopping?

I am taking my first stab at wedding dress shopping in a couple weeks. It's a ways off before I'm getting married, but I like to shop, so why not start with the fun stuff now? The thing is, maybe it won't be so fun. ABC News did a report on how family members and…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 25, 2008
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