Posts tagged "shopping"

So Now There’s Vending Machine For Weaves

Vending machines are the new home for anything and everything. You never know when you might find yourself on the go and suddenly in immediate need of cupcakeschampagne, pizza or even a new weave.

The Mane Vendor, a weave vending machine, was created by Marcella Ellis, owner of Marcella Elli…

Claire Hannum / April 1, 2014

Whoa: The Average Woman Has $550 Worth Of Unworn Clothing In Her Closet

We’ve all done it. Bought a party dress that we just HAD to have only to realize that we have nowhere to wear it. Splurged on a pair of trousers that looked amazing in the dressing room and hideous as soon as we got them home. Done a little retail therapy, came home with a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 29, 2014

7 Tips For Clothes Shopping During A Weight Loss Transition

I’m currently in the process of losing some weight. While the experience has been less life-changing than I expected, I’m proud of myself for eating healthier and exercising more often. I feel good. The one downside so far? I’m at the stage of weight loss where my clothes mostly still fit, but they all look…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 27, 2014

Compassionate Fashion: 5 Ways To Curb Your Fast Fashion Addiction

It’s been about 6 months since I vowed to overhaul my shopping habits and become a more conscious consumer.  One of my main goals was to cut back on fast fashion, AKA super cheap, trendy clothes from stores like Forever 21, Zara, H&M, and Topshop that refresh their inventory almost daily and rely heavily o…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 25, 2014

You Aren’t Imagining It: Study Finds That Seeing Happy Couples In Ads Makes You Depressed

New research from the University of Southern California found that, shocker, looking at images of happy couples when you’re single makes you feel crappy. Advertisers love to rely on the “lovey dovey” trope to sell things, assuming that people who aren’t in a happy relationship will see the product as the key to…

Claire Hannum / March 16, 2014

The Dos & Don’ts Of Shopping With Your Girlfriend

At my boutique job, I see a lot of guys shopping with their wives and girlfriends. Some of them are amazing shopping partners, helping their ladies pick out cute dresses and offering helpful feedback in the dressing room. Some of them are completely disengaged, plopping down on a chair immediately upon entering the store and…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 14, 2014

Must Haves: 11 Daring Crop Top Sets

The crop top trend can be pretty intimidating, but don’t let a little midriff scare you. Matching crop top and skirt sets appeared all over the runways of fashion week and are a major trend this spring.  I recommend keeping the shapes structured and the midriff exposure to a minimal sexy peek. Here are 11…

Sophie Leon / March 13, 2014

Favorite Store Not Stocking Your Size? Give Them This.

Anyone who wears a hard-to-find, frequently sold-out, or generally ignored size knows that shopping can be an extremely frustrating experience. The next time you’ve scoured the racks and your size is nowhere to be found, channel that frustration into one of these polite-but-productive clothes calling cards, and leave it with the manager. You can print…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 10, 2014

J.Crew Hints At Lower Prices, Follows Up With “LOL JK”

Do you guys remember when J.Crew was, well, not exactly affordable, but, like, normal people could shop there? I spend a ridiculous amount of time reminiscing about the days when I could save up a few extra bucks from my freshman work study job and pop into J.Crew for a nicely made cardigan. Sigh. But…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 30, 2014

10 Geeky Leggings To Ogle

Let’s pretend it isn’t ridiculously cold out. Or maybe the reason it’s not quite leggings weather is that you live in Australia, where it’s hot as Satan’s armpit right now and the thought of fabric clinging to your legs makes you want to break out in hives. Either way, it’s not the time for a…

The Mary Sue / January 24, 2014

Style Inspiration: Happy 40th Birthday, Kate Moss!

Average people idolize celebrities for a plethora of reasons, some more valid than others. Outside of the realm of style, Kate Moss isn’t exactly the first star who comes to mind as far as inspirational lives are concerned, so maybe (probably) I am touched in the head for thinking she’s an overall positive role model.

Rachel Krause / January 16, 2014

Must Haves: 10 Plus-Size Dresses To Take You From Winter To Spring

It’s still cold as hell, but with spring (allegedly) just around the corner, who wants to buy yet another winter dress? Luckily, Modcloth has a ton of cute transitional dresses to help you solve this dilemma. Wear these dresses now with tights, boots, and cardigans, and into spring and summer with sandals and sunglasses. Perfect.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / January 16, 2014

Materialistic Year In Review: The Best Things I Bought In 2013

I’ve already done quite a bit of serious reflecting on the life lessons I learned this year. Now it’s time to reflect on a much shallower topic: the cool stuff I bought. After selling most of my belongings in the spring, I tried to be a bit more careful with my purchases this year, although…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 30, 2013

10 Types Of Men You’ll See Doing Last-Minute Christmas Shopping

I just started working at a boutique on the weekends, and I’m having a blast. This weekend was particularly entertaining, because we had a steady stream of men wander into the shop looking to buy gifts for their wives and girlfriends. It didn’t take long before I noticed that the vast majority of these last-minute…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 23, 2013

Flowchart: Should I Buy _______ A Present?

Holiday shopping is taxing on your energy and your bank account. You create a list, check it once, and are satisfied that you’ve crossed everyone off your list. Then you check it twice and realize you may have forgotten someone.  Or even worse, you start to second guess who should be on your list…

Sophie Leon / December 17, 2013

H&M Is Giving Textile Workers A Raise

H&M may be raising its prices, but for a reason you’ll actually love. The company is aiming to create better conditions in the factories in which their clothes are made. H&M announced its Fair Living Wage policy last month, saying that “all textile workers should be able to live on their wage.” What a breath of…

Claire Hannum / December 12, 2013

Was This Man Really Driven To Suicide By His Girlfriend’s Excessive Shopping?

Over the weekend, a man in a China mall gave fellow shoppers a tragic shock when he jumped off a railing and plummeted seven floors to his death.

Why? Because his girlfriend wouldn’t stop Christmas shopping.

Claire Hannum / December 9, 2013

6 Arguments In Favor Of Early Morning Grocery Shopping

This morning I got up early and went grocery shopping before work. I only did this because we had no vegetables or coffee creamer in the house and I knew I would regret it the entire day if I didn’t just drag my ass to the store and get it done. So I went. And…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / December 6, 2013

Who Will Buy The Insanely Priced Pieces From Jay Z’s Barneys Collection?

The seemingly innocuous topic of Jay Z’s limited edition holiday collection in collaboration with Barneys turned rife with controversy in the past few weeks after the upscale NYC department store was accused of two separate racial profiling incidents in the last month alone. Everyone from Jon Stewart to Andre Leon Talley criticized the hip-hop mogul’…

Rachel Krause / December 3, 2013

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 2, 2013
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