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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 »

Poll: Would You Ever Buy Two Of The Same Item?

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What Credit Card? Bill My Parents.

Parents, beware. The ecommerce evil shopping geniuses have found another way for your tweens and teens to beg for money to assuage their clothing habits. Now, instead of asking for the credit card or dragging mom to the mall, websites are adding a “Bill to Parents” option. Your kids can shop away, add their desired treasures to a virtual shopping cart, and then send the lot over to the rents for approval and purchase. Whether mom and dad choose to plop down their credit card for their children’s choices is up to them, so all control’s not lost, but there is a small surcharge for the service. Already sites like PacSun and Amazon have added the option to their site, meaning Abercrombie & Fitch and American Eagle aren’t too far behind. On one hand, it’s a safe way for kids to shop online, but on the other hand, it’s certainly adding to the consumerism and entitled-ness of today’s youth. Whatever, I wonder how I can convince my parents … [Refinery 29] Keep reading »

What Do You Do When It’s Too Hot? Shop!

Over the past few days, NYC residents were forced to deal with an overwhelming heat wave of record temperatures. City dwellers searched for any way to escape the heat, and for once, sitting in the office for a few extra hours just to take advantage of the blasting AC was actually enjoyable rather than aggravating! Of the many creative ways residents found to survive the heat wave, one surprising result of the 100+ degree heat was an actual increase in shopping and sales. Retailers found that during the heatpocalypse, businesses saw double-digit increases in sales on seasonal items — meaning consumers forgot about the recession, got confused about the season, and whipped out those credit cards to buy items for FALL! Personally, I can’t imagine trying anything on in a dressing room except for mini dresses and bathing suits when I’m this hot, so I can hardly imagine even contemplating buying boots and sweaters. Are you spending more cash and shopping to escape the heat? And if so, what exactly are you buying? [WWD] Keep reading »

10 Items In My Closet I Don’t Regret Buying At All

New Lustr iPhone App Plays Hot Potato With Sales

Screw you, internetz, for providing so many opportunities to spend all of our money on shoes. First you give us online shopping, then come online sample sales, now Lustr’s new iPhone app, which sends notifications of nearby New York sales to your phone. Yes, it’s super useful, but it also makes it hard to concentrate on what you’re doing when, after stepping off the train in the East Village and finding that Alexander Wang is marked down 40% a mere five blocks away. We are not strong enough to handle the temptation. New Yorkers, download the new app here and count down until you’re broke. [Racked] Keep reading »

20 Things Worth Spending Money On

When I moved a couple weeks ago from Manhattan to Brooklyn, I was reminded once again that there are certain things in life that are simply worth shelling out money for, no matter how tight your budget is. Anyone who has hired professional movers after experiencing the pain of moving without them knows exactly what I’m talking about. After the jump, 20 more things that are worth spending a little extra on. Keep reading »

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