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45 Cyber Monday Deals You Need To Know About

Still got money left in your account after ravaging the mall on Black Friday? Or did you hold out for Cyber Monday, the internet’s stampede-free alternative? Racked has got a mega list of over 200 awesome sales going down today — here are just 45 to get you started… Keep reading »

There’s A $100 Slingshot In Gwyneth Paltrow’s Holiday Gift Guide

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Gwyneth Paltrow has released her GOOP holiday gift guide, and let us start by reminding you that this is the woman who brought you the $90 white T-shirt and who considers $970 glitter boots to be an “essential” wardrobe item. The gift guide is predictably amusing, and E! runs down some of its more ridiculous items. Click to read the full list and her hilarious options for improving her reputation on Newser…

Good News! Costco And Nordstrom Refuse To Ruin Your Thanksgiving With Black Friday Sales

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Not all is lost to the Grinch this holiday season: Black Friday deal-hunters seem to be camping out earlier every year, and most major stores are starting the shopping frenzy early in the morning on Thanksgiving Day. Well, finally there’s some sanity this year: Costco, Nordstrom and BJ’s Wholesale Club refuse to take part in that fun-sucking disaster. This makes me pretty happy for their thousands of employees who were no doubt dreading having to work on a holiday that’s all about family time.

“Our employees work especially hard during the holiday season, and we simply believe that they deserve the opportunity to spend Thanksgiving with their families,” Paul Latham, the company’s Costco’s VP for membership and marketing, told The Huffington Post. “Nothing more complicated than that.” Keep reading »

Hi/Lo: Plus-Size Swing Dress

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A classic little black swing dress is simply glamorous way to transition into winter. Style with leggings, stockings, statement jewelry, booties, or knee high boots to create multiple looks. The beautiful drape of Elieen Fisher’s silk A-line dress can also be found in ASOS’s CURVE shift dress with embellished cuff. Get it before it’s gone!

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20 Sexy, Grown-Up Bras For Women With Extra-Small Breasts

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If you have smaller breasts, it can be hard to find bras made for your body that aren’t made for preteens, because for some reason the lingerie industry has yet to discover that women’s breasts and bodies come in all sizes. After finding a slew of bras that are available in larger sizes, I got a few emails requesting bras for smaller breasts. I found 20 sexy, grown up bras that are either explicitly made for smaller breasts in the AAA-A range, or are at least available in smaller sizes. See all 20 sexy bras on The Gloss

Hi/Lo: Metallic Knit Sweater

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Hi/Lo: Metallic Knit Sweaters

Looking for a way to be glamorous this fall? When I stumbled across this Karl Lagerfeld metallic knit sweater, I fell in love with the style but not the price. This easy to wear sweater can easily be paired with fitted skirts, shorts, jeans, and leggings. The metallic compliments this season’s bold buckled trend. Can you blame me for my obsession? After a through search, I found these two low-priced versions that had me considering silver and gold!

Rent The Runway Will Now Offer Dresses Up To Size 22

Rent the Runway has been the go-to for special occasions since its inception in 2009. Need a catwalk-worthy dress or purse for an event, but don’t have the funds to cash in on it? Rent the Runway hooks it up for a diminutive fraction of its original price (think a Vera Wang gown for $275 instead of $2,000), provided you return your items within the allotted 4- or 8-day window. But despite its obvious advantages, and its convenience factor, the service has always seriously lacked in one area: plus sizes.

CEO Jenn Hyman gathered a who’s who of the fashion industry’s top plus-size bloggers and journalists to introduce the brand’s exciting new endeavor. Hyman told the crowd that when she first launched Rent the Runway, she asked designers to offer wares for sizes 0 through 22, and found herself “laughed out of the room.” But with the passage of time, and the growing acceptance of increased sizes in the industry at large, Rent the Runway will now offer styles from designers like Carmen Marc Valvo, Badgley Mischka, and Theia (a few examples shown above) up to a size 22. Hyman went on to say, “We are so proud that our business has grown enough that we are finally able to make designer fashion not only accessible to, but also inclusive of, women of all shapes and sizes.” [Fashionista]

Terminally Ill Woman Pays For 16 Strangers’ Kmart Bills

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Terminally ill woman pays off 16 layaway bills at kmart

Last week, an unnamed woman walked into a Kmart store in Auburn, Maine. Shoppers who saw her say she looked weak and tired, leaning on shelves and taking frequent breaks on her way to the layaway counter, where she told the staff she was terminally ill and wanted to do something nice before she died. Fifteen minutes later, she had paid off 16 balances for layaway bills, to the tune of $3,000. She left without being identified, but is now known as Auburn’s “Layaway Angel.”  Keep reading »

Journeys Store Staff Quits In The Middle Of The Day To Protest Their Terrible Manager

Have you ever had a boss who was so disrespectful, mean, and universally hated that the entire staff spent their breaks fantasizing about slipping an ex-lax into that “World’s Best Boss” mug and/or staging a group walkout? The staff at a Journeys store in a Rochester mall did just that — well, the walkout part, not sure about the ex-lax thing — when they decided to simultaneously quit and close up the store in the midst of the insanely busy back-to-school season to teach their evil district manager a lesson. The best part? They left a note on the store’s security gate to ensure the world knew the extent of their boss’s sins, which apparently includes telling her employees that “cancer is not an excuse.” Eeeesh. Sounds like these employees made the right call. [Gawker]

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