We’ve all been there: In the midst of a productive shopping bender, when you peek out the store window and see your guy sitting on the bench buried in Nordstrom bags, your purse and just about every other boyfriend at the mall that day. You start to feel a little guilty he’s about to pull his hair out, but then you remember, those bags are heavy. Just kidding. But no, really, they were getting in the way of your wardrobe goals. And, as sleep-inducing as it might be for him to wait while you break the bank, there’s something sweet about him being there. As an ode to the men who wait (and wait) for us, we count down our favorite poor stuckers at the mall. Read more on Your Tango…
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One way to be a more conscious consumer is to buy from responsible, ethical companies, which we’ve been spotlighting in our Compassionate Fashion shopping guides these past few weeks. When it comes down to it though, the most effective way to step out of the fast fashion cycle is to buy your clothes secondhand. Thrift shopping is good for the environment, since it helps clothes stay out of landfills (a huge problem with our disposable fashion culture), and it’s a great way to stretch a small budget. If you’re new to thrift shopping or hesitant about it for whatever reason, here are a few tips to help you make like Macklemore and go hunting for some sweet secondhand deals… Keep reading »
Mom Punishes Daughter For Bullying By Making Her Wear Thrift Store Clothes — And Yes, That’s A Problem
A step-mom in Utah wanted to punish her daughter for bullying other students and teach her a lesson. So far, so good. But as her penance, 10-year-old Kaylee was forced to wear thrift store clothes to school. Say what?
Apparently Kaylee was making fun of another girl for what she was wearing, and had tormented her for several weeks over her wardrobe choices — at one point even saying she “dressed like a sleaze.” So step-mom Ally stepped in and decided to enforce a clothing-oriented punishment. Ally purchased two “cheap” (her words) outfits at the thrift store and made Kaylee — full of tears — wear them to school. Keep reading »
Today, after work, Amelia and I are going to the Gilt City Warehouse Sale, where all the stuff you normally see on Gilt will be available to touch, try on and buy at deeply discounted prices — up to 90 percent off. We here in The Frisky offices love Gilt — so much so that we gabbed all about it on CNN. New York City’s Gilt City Warehouse Sale is this weekend, May 4 and 5th. Plus, there’ll be one happening in Austin, Texas, as part of Austin Fashion Week, on May 9 and 10; one in San Francisco on May 17th; and a final sale in Los Angeles on June 7th. The good (i.e. dangerous) thing about Gilt sales is that they liquor you up with Prosecco, vodka and wine, and feed you snacks while you shop. Not in or near any of the Gilt Warehouse Sale locations? Never fear — the series will start up again in September across the country. [Gilt City]
An incredible thing happened to me on Sunday night: I saw God for the very first time. Or, you know, this Oprah face sweatshirt, but it’s the exact same thing. I texted Julie immediately to make her aware of my intentions to purchase two (one for each of us, naturally) so that we might match, and never wear any other shirt ever again in our lives. She took it one step further and pointed me in the direction of the sweatshirt’s source, a Utah-based company called Beloved Shirts. Man, if you thought that Oprah sweatshirt was great (and I did, obviously), check out all these other ones!
I’m not entirely sure who is behind Beloved, or if they would like to date me, but I’m putting it out there that I would definitely like to date them. On the off chance that they don’t want to date me, which would be weird, I guess I could settle for them sending me one of their beautiful creations. Please take a look at some of my choicest favorites in this gallery, and keep in mind that I would happily accept every single one, though I am most emotionally invested in the Step Brothers sweatshirt (shown), and am also pretty loose about giving out my address to strangers. Only in the name of perfect sweatshirts, of course. [Beloved]
A Swedish department store is at the center of a maelstrom of controversy after it used larger mannequins in its in-store displays. Spotted in a Swedish H&M, the move was lauded by the group Women’s Rights News for offering up a more realistic example of what women’s bodies look like, and more than 30,000 commenters responded.
The decision certainly makes sense in light of research that shows that female consumers respond negatively to skinny, beautiful models selling them consumer goods. For reference, the new curvy models are much closer to the average size of American women — a size 14 — than the typical model form, which ranges from between a 4 and 6.
Inspired by a passel of impossibly beautiful friends (including Elettra Wiedman and Poppy Delevingne), Lulu Frost designer Lisa Salzer creates perfect necklaces, rings and bracelets that we crave. Salzer loves reaching back into the past for inspiration, and this Art Deco necklace is no exception. But the Deco Eclipse necklace will go fast — there’s only 50, and they’re $250 a piece — so act fast! [Of A Kind]
I know that winter is almost over, but I have one sad winter-related confession: I seriously messed up my coat game this season. I was in need of a new coat at the beginning of winter, but despite doing, like, 15 coat shopping guides, couldn’t find one that I liked. So I waited. Then I got drunk, and went drunk shopping at this place in my neighborhood called Oak, where pretty much everything in the store is black and shapeless. Did you know that making decisions is so much easier when you’re drunk? After perusing the racks for about fifteen seconds, I found a coat that was warm and on sale and bought it. Voila! Winter coat.
Except I kind of hate it. Keep reading »
So this is what they mean when they say “this is why we can’t have nice things”: Fashion’s Night Out is dunzo, folks, and it’s all your fault. No, I’m just kidding. Kind of. See, Americans have a way of taking a perfectly good, maybe even ingenious idea and blowing it up into a different beast entirely. More often than not, said beast is terrible. Keep reading »
In need of a breathtaking piece of new jewelry? Then check out the Unearthen Rose Furies Ring, on sale today at Of A Kind, and exclusively presented to our Frisky readers first! Designer Gia Bahm created the piece via a lost wax casting process and says she prefers hand-making over computer-generating. “Computers and technology are great,” she said. “But I like that this is tangible. It means each ring turns out a little different. You can see someone’s fingerprints all over it.” There are only 65 of these special little beauties available, so hop on to Of A Kind and get to shopping! [$160, Of A Kind]