Posts tagged "shopping"

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 full

Newser / November 15, 2013

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.

Claire Hannum / November 14, 2013

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!

Sophie Leon / November 9, 2013

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 ……

Rachel Krause / November 7, 2013

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…

The Gloss / November 2, 2013

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…

Sophie Leon / October 27, 2013

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…

Rachel Krause / September 18, 2013

Terminally Ill Woman Pays For 16 Strangers’ Kmart Bills

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.

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 10, 2013

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,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 4, 2013

Teen Girl Kicked Out Of Oregon Store On Her Birthday For Being “Too Big To Shop Here”

Shelby Buster was celebrating her birthday the way many 14-year-olds do — by taking a trip to the local mall in her hometown of Eugene, Oregon. She and a friend popped into a store called Rue 21 where Buster was planning to buy some perfume with her birthday money when she was approached by a…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 4, 2013

The 10 Most Heinous Plus-Sized Pieces From “WTF Plus”

Why for the love of all that’s holy do designers continue to make only the most heinous of options for plus sized women? What would be the harm in, oh I don’t know, giving plus sized women the same clothing options as straight-sized women? Oh no! We couldn’t possibly treat all women with the same…

The Gloss / August 30, 2013

Husband Secretly Bought His Wife 55,000 Dresses During Their 56-Year Marriage

Eat your heart out Mr. Big! A California man named Paul Brockman has trounced even your most extravagant romantic gestures by buying his wife, Margot, 55,000 dresses over the course of their 56-year marriage, enough to fill a large warehouse. The decades-long shopping spree began when the couple started going ballroom dancing, and Paul insisted…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 30, 2013

5 Sort Of Disturbing Things I Learned About My Shopping Problem

Do you ever think about how and why you shop? Is it out of necessity? As therapy? To problem-solve? Earlier this week a friend asked me to participate in a survey about shopping habits. For an hour, I laid it all bare, telling a room full of random strangers about the things I purchased, why…

Julie Gerstein / August 29, 2013

Style 911: “Help Me Find Shoes For This Bridesmaids Dress!”

“I will be a reluctant bridesmaid in a family member’s wedding next month. The bride is having us wear silver evening shoes, either sandals or open-toe pumps, with this dusty purple (‘wisteria,’ hello) gown. Now, buying silver shoes on a budget is pretty much a one-way ticket to trashy town, but I refuse to spend…

Rachel Krause / August 15, 2013

New App From IKEA Puts Furniture Directly In Your Home

IKEA is one of my favorite places in this world. Everything is colorful and beautiful, the prices are good, and HELLO,  Swedish meatballs. However, if you don’t feel quite so strongly about IKEA and would rather avoid a few extra trips to their labyrinthine stores, this new app may be just what you have bee…

Mary Odell / August 11, 2013

Pie Chart: An Impressive Catalog Of All The Things We Have Purchased While Drunk

See larger version here.
To be drunk and to find yourself perusing the latest in helicopter camera drone technology is to be human. To actually purchase said helicopter camera drone technology off of is an entirely different thing.

And yet! We’ve done it. Or we know someone who’s done it, anyway.

Julie Gerstein / August 7, 2013

Compassionate Fashion: How A Shopaholic Fashion Writer Is Learning To Be A More Conscious Consumer

This post has been a long time coming. I decided to write it on April 24th, 2013, but I didn’t know how to write it; all I knew was I needed to change the way I thought about fashion in a big way, and fast.

April 24th was the day that Rana Plaza,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / August 5, 2013

Lululemon Says Larger Sizes Aren’t Part Of Their “Formula”

…. whatever that means? I guess people who want to wear cute workout clothes but need to wear larger sizes are going to shop elsewhere.  [Huffington Post]
On social media, sexual assault, and Steubenville. [The New Yorker]
On sexist attacks against Janet Yellen. [The Atlantic]…

Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2013

Awesomely Affordable: 20 Shoppable Picks From H&M’s New E-Commerce Store

H&M has long been the mecca of affordable, adorable, celebrity-approved clothes, trendy pieces and simple classics alike, but there’s always been a catch: while you could browse a bit of the (massive) selection on their website, you could only actually purchase the items in one of their hundreds of international stores. The company has alway…

Rachel Krause / August 1, 2013

10 Things We Do Every Damn Time We Go To Sephora (Illustrated by GIFs)

Last weekend I popped into Sephora to restock my basic brown eyeliner and stumbled out hours later, hundreds of dollars poorer, with an armful of fuchsia lip gloss and a gnarly perfume hangover. The worst part? This happens every single freakin’ time I go to Sephora. I really should know better by now, but after…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 30, 2013
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ...