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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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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. More »


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. More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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… More »


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. … More »


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… More »


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’s… More »


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… … More »


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

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 fullMore »


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

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. More »


Hi/Lo: Plus-Size Swing Dress

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! … More »


Must Haves: 10 Snappy Sweatshirts

Whether they’re embroidered, embellished, or just plain printed, make no mistake, these 10 unique sweatshirts are not your dad’s old Champion … … More »


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

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… More »


Hi/Lo: Metallic Knit Sweater

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… More »


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… More »


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