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How To Shop For A Mid-Weight Jacket

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 pre-spring jackets entirely. Sorry to be a stickler, but this sort of outerwear behavior is totally unacceptable. Every girl needs a coat for the in-between times, and we’ll help you pick out the right one after the jump. Keep reading »

A Wallet That Curbs Your Impulse Shopping

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 bears a supportive message, paying for an item takes longer, and the buyer has to think about whether the purchase is really worth it as she sees notes saying, “I believe in U,” “You will beat your shopping impulses,” “You are in control of your finances,” and “You know it’s never too late to stop.” If it took me that long to get to my stash of cash, I’d certainly reevaluate my unnecessary spending. [Healthy Retail Therapy via Moco Loco] Keep reading »

The Gap, Completely Turned Upside Down

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 crazy Canadians!) The joke had bags with logos printed wrong-side up, window displays hanging from the ceilings, and even cars overturned outside. Now we get it … Sprize! We hung jeans on the ceiling! (Or something?) Check out some more pics after the jump. [PSFK] Keep reading »

Cheapskate: The Gap

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. Keep reading »

How Much Would You Drop On A Pair Of Sneaks?

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 celebs will willingly drop that much (we know that Michelle Obama already does this). Yet the trendy sneaker market seems to be getting more pricey in general, in part due to the resurgence of the ’80s basketball trainer as a fashion item (thanks, Kanye). Remember the days when you could spend $40 for a cute and colorful pair? Now, even we admit that we’ve on occasion spent over $100 for some very chic sneakers that we felt we just had to have.

What about you—if you fall in love with a pair of sneaks, how much will you spend on them? How much is just too much? [Times Online] Keep reading »

Vivienne Westwood Wants You To Stop Buying Clothes

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 about the good of the environment, and not her bank statement. “We all have a part to play and if you engage with life, you will get a new set of values, get off the consumer treadmill and start to think and it is these great thinkers who will rescue the planet,” explained Vivienne. She’s suggesting that you only buy clothes when you absolutely need them, and attempt to stay away from buying things for six whole months, which is a long, long time for fashion enthusiasts. Sounds like she’s on the “fashion fast” we talked about earlier this week! [British Vogue] Keep reading »

3 On-The-Mark Items From Gaultier For Target

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.) Still, Gaultier is a living fashion legend, and it’s kind of nifty and weird and fun and a major sign of our times that he’s joined up with Target. The collection isn’t too astounding — and we think it reads pretty young, too — but we’ve narrowed it down to a few items that you might want to consider and why. Keep reading »

How Long Could You Last Without Shopping For Clothes?

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 American Apparel Diet, a “fashion fast” to slim down their closets and expand their wallets. There is one rule and one rule only: no shopping for new clothes for 12 whole months. Keep reading »

What If You Had $40,000 To Spend On Designer Clothes?

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 granddaddy of all grand prizes ever, or, as I just read in Women’s Wear, “it equals a capsule Balmain wardrobe, 160 pairs of jeans or a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes every day for two months.” Sick. [WWD]

Now let’s play a little game, shall we? Say you won. How the hell would you even begin to spend it!? I think I’d start with a buttery soft Rick Owens biker jacket, some Alexander Wang sweats, a couple Vivienne Westwood Monroe dresses and sure, I’d throw some Louboutins in the mix. Then I would spend approximately one week (or more) agonizing over the rest. You? Keep reading »

How We Live Now: Debenhams Launches Divorce Registry

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 ago for their marriages. Odd, yes. But it’s also quite practical when you think about how much it costs to set up a new life when all of a sudden, you don’t have a teapot anymore because your ex got that in the settlement as well. Not that we’re advocating rewards for splitting up, but how come traditional gift-giving is always about celebration, and not to cheer you up? [Reuters] Keep reading »

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