“Alpha Shoppers” Take Control

What: If you’ve never heard the term “alpha shopper,” you’re not alone. The term was recently coined by Lucky magazine to describe women ages 18 to 39 who are “tired of watching what they spend and, for the most part, don’t mind paying full price for the items they want.” According to a new survey […]

Grammy Apparel Debuts Second Season Looks

What: You’ve watched the Grammys on TV. Now the Recording Academy wants you to keep a Grammy in your closet, so to speak. The organization has hired designer Richard Slom to create a music-inspired collection of denim, T-shirts, knits, bustiers, and dresses, which will be sold at specialty boutiques. Proceeds from the Academy’s sophomore collection […]

Femme by Hilary Duff Now Available

What: Another celebrity fashion line has just hit stores, and this time it’s Femme by Hilary Duff. The DKNY collection is, naturally, available on DKNY.com – but it can also be purchased on Macys.com. Prices hover around $60, and include fairly original pieces, like this $69 purple sweater scarf and this $89 boyfriend blazer. What […]

Natural Health Announces Beauty Awards Winners

What: Natural Health magazine has announced the winners of its 5th Annual Beauty Awards, which polled thousands of readers and dermatologists to find 25 of the year’s best beauty products. 2009 Winners Include: Facial Cleanser—Olay Definity Penetrating Mousse Cleanser Eye Cream—Yes to Cucumbers Eye Love Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel Lip Balm—Burt’s Bees Sun Protecting Lip […]

Ruffian for Anthropologie

What: Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, of the high-fashion design team Ruffian, have a new project in the works. The team has announced that it recently signed a deal with Anthropologie to design four new collections for the kitschy retailer. The first of the collections—which features forties-inspired coats, silk dresses, blouses, and hand-seamed hosiery—will be […]

Prove Your Brand Loyalty with a Tattoo

What: MyBrandz.com is a start-up that plans to build up a community of “brands lovers” – consisting of that chick who swears Macs are better than PCs and that guy who always wears shirts plastered with the words “Abercrombie & Fitch.” Earlier this month, the company actually paid people to tattoo themselves with their favorite […]

Norma Kamali for Wal-Mart Available on Roiworld.com

What: Tired of going all the way to Wal-Mart to buy Norma Kamali’s latest frugal fashions? Thanks to Roiworld.com, you don’t have to. The “virtual world” website is letting users try on Norma Kamali’s spring 2010 collection for Wal-Mart with their avatars, and then click to buy the actual items on NormaKamaliCollection.com. What They Say: […]

Jil Sanders UNIQLO Line Now Available

What: We can all collectively jump for joy today, because Jil Sanders’ UNIQULO line, J+, is now available in stores. While some items cost a hefty $149.50, many are priced in the $25 to $40 range. What They Say: The collection consists of outerwear, denim, shirts, cut & sewn, knitwear, and other goods. The +J […]