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WTF: QVC Is Already Celebrating Christmas

Seriously, people? It’s not even September, but QVC has already started pushing Christmas merchandise and has decked out its homepage with seasonal cheer. Can we please put the holiday shopping craze on hold until, like October? At least? Help us, Santa! Help! [QVC] Keep reading »

Hop On This Groupon Gap Offer (Please!)

The Gap is usually a go-to for our fall shopping, so we were pleasantly surprised to see this Groupon offer land in our inbox this morning: Sign up for the deal and you’ll only pay $25 for $50 worth of merchandise in stores. For those not familiar with Groupon, it’s a sort of local coupon service where retailers and business owners can offer you a deal, but only if enough people participate (or sign up) for the deal. If the offer goes through, you pay online and print out your certificate. So, if you already know you’re going to spend $50 at the Gap (um, today), might as well get in on the coupon now to capture the savings opportunity. [Groupon] Keep reading »

Discounts At Gap, Steve Madden—Is Foursquare On The Verge Of A Consumer Breakthrough?

Some of us here at The Frisky have yet to get on board with Foursquare, the mobile “check-in” app that lets others see where you are. If you’re not into using the service to virtually navigate your social life, the company may still appeal to you yet: Foursquare recently announced a discount deal with the Gap. Users who check into Gap locations through August 22 will get 25 percent off their purchase. (If you’ve tried these mobile discount things by waving your iPhone in a clerk’s face and seen their “huh?” reaction, not to worry—the check-in gives you a discount code just in case.) Another place you might shop that’s now offering a Foursquare discount? Certain Steve Madden stores are offering 20 percent off purchases of $50 or more from now through September 30. Keep reading »

Women Choose Sexier Outfits When They Ovulate

Ladies, we now have one more thing we can blame on hormones emitted during our menstrual cycle — slutty sexy clothing choices. A new study from the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management finds that during ovulation, women “dress to impress” and buy sexier clothing. Apparently, it’s an unconscious choice, but we are trying to look sexier than other nearby women so that men will notice us. Finally, an explanation for why I bought that embarrassingly tight, skanky jersey dress from American Apparel and why it seems like a good idea to wear it about once a month.

How did the researchers discover this? Keep reading »

Oak & Co. Gives Young Designers Exposure

The hardest thing about being a new designer is not so much the creativity — if you’re good, you’re good — it’s getting exposure for the awesome clothes you’re creating. Some designers with amazing wares actually struggle for years just to get their clothes in front of the right eyes. New website Oak & Co. aims to change that by offering sustainable up-and-coming designers a hub for selling their wares. Some of the pieces are a little more hippie than chic, but a fair few of the choices are pretty great-looking pieces that you won’t find elsewhere. Plus, buying a dress from Oak & Co. means you’re being environmentally friendly and supporting developing designers. [ApparelNews.net] Keep reading »

What Kind Of Shopper Are You?

It goes without saying that every single person shops for clothes differently. While I loathe purchasing anything online and would rather pick up one or two pieces every week, I have friends who order by seasons, other friends who shop on a monthly basis, and a boyfriend who needs to seriously be in the mood to buy. WSL Strategic Retail did a little survey in order to come up with the different shopping styles, and came to the conclusion that the entire world fits into only five different categories. Read on to find out what kind of shopper you are. Keep reading »

Brace Yourselves: Clothing Prices Will Apparently Go Up Soon

See those two women in the photo who are shopping and all smiley and happy? Now, close your eyes and remember this image, seal it to your memories, children. Because soon, the days of shopping sprees and enjoying mall trips will be long gone. OK, so we exaggerate a bit (we hope!), but you should be warned that clothing prices will probably increase. According to Women’s Wear Daily, many big retailers (the North Face, Seven for All Mankind, to name a few) are thinking about upping price points both because of inflation and rising costs of cotton and manufacturing. Keep reading »

On A Scale Of 1-10: How Cute Is Charlotte Ronson’s JCP Juniors Line?

With all these newfangled things like the internet, iPads, I-Dosing … we often wonder if it’s better to be a teenager now or if we would keep our adolescence in its original era. One thing to consider: the profusion of cute juniors lines. One of them we would consider shopping would be Charlotte Ronson‘s collection for JC Penney. Her fall lookbook is out, and we’re pretty keen on the sophisticated styling. It’s got a bit of a Brigitte Bardot vibe that’s more vibrant and punky. It definitely gives us some ideas for playing around with layers this coming season. Of course … we could just as well purchase some of the pieces for ourselves. We are grown-ups now and allowed to do what we want, right?

Check out some of our favorite outfits after the jump. What do you think? [Nitrolicious] Keep reading »

Bunny Ears And Bird Headbands At Urban’s $5 Sale

Urban Outfitters is having a Last Chance $5 Sale. We know! Our dreams came true. Except, in our dreams, we didn’t remember being able to afford all the bird-adorned headbands and bunny ears our hearts desire. What other weird items will you find for five bones? Corduroy bow ties, Coors beer-themed belts, soap on a rope, and high-waisted bikini bottoms (with no matching tops). OK, so there are some bizarre items, but you’ll also find some nice basic T-shirts, sunglasses (always good to stock up on those—are we the only ones who lose or break a pair every two seconds?), and cute nautical-style wallets. Check it out! [Urban Outfitters] Keep reading »

Check Out The New eBay Fashion App

I’m a staunch believer in buying clothes and shoes on eBay. Though not a lover of used things, I am a huge fan of deals, and the enormous selection of new goods still tagged and in their boxes makes it my go to website when I’ve got something very specific in mind and don’t want to pay full price. (I got new studded Prada heels for $400 from $800 this summer, for example. Win.) Annoyingly, though, eBay’s iPhone app isn’t great for browsing, meaning that my shopping problems used to have to wait for a desk top. Now, however, I’ve been obsessing inappropriately all morning with the new eBay fashion app for iPhone. The app lets you store items you’re interested in a virtual “closet,” share links via Facebook, Twitter, and a whole cadre of other social media outlets and even build outfits using items from different parts of the site. Download it here. [Forbes] Keep reading »

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