Housing Works Thrift Shops Spring Previews

What: Spring previews at Housing Works Thrift Shops in NYC, meaning seven stores have been restocked with clothes, accessories and home furnishings that have been saved up through the long cold winter. The Lowdown: This translates to seven blow-out sales, where for a nominal fee you get first crack at the good stuff. What good […]

What to Buy Fall 2008: The Color Purple

Purple is the “must-have” color for Fall pick up these clearance and sale items now so that you’re ahead of the game when the leaves start to turn . . . Jewel trim trapeze tank, on clearance $19.99, Macy’s Women’s Plus Smocked Knit Dress, on sale $19.99, Old Navy Ribbed Sweater, on sale for $24.99, […]

Best Sleepwear on a Budget: Reader Advice

What constitutes sleepwear varies greatly—we know—but we’re talking cute, cozy, comfy pajamas. Actual pajamas. The first place that comes to mind for us? Victoria’s Secret has great, quality sets—sometimes they’re just a tad bit outside our discretionary budget, but that’s what they made clearance for! So the question is—where do you find cute sleepwear for […]

The Bright Colored Dress: High Vs. Low

By now, you’re all aware that vibrant color is on the way for spring, in a big big way. Orange just might be the most eye-popping of choices, but quite frankly we’re all for it, especially in a great daytime dress. Here, two choices to test your budget fashionista savvy—one we could pick up with […]

What to Buy Fall 2008: Feathers, Fringe and Fur

Feathers, fringe and fur will still have a place in your wardrobe in the form of accessory and embellishment come fall 2008. Some pieces that are priced right to pick up now, and save for later . . . Plumage Feather Necklace, $29, Urban Outfitters Feathered Drop-Waisted Tunic, $39, Twelve by Twelve Knitted Multi-Fur Vest, […]

Tribal Style: Runway to Real Life

Global thinking translates to fashion this spring, with an emphasis on loose fabrics and tribal patterns, peppered with animal prints and an occasional dose of beads for good measure. How can you translate this look so that it makes sense in your closet? Some tips (roll over slideshow below for details):        Unlike […]

The Gladiator Sandal: High Vs. Low

“THESE PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” With the urban tribal theme everywhere this spring, gladiator sandals are hot once again, and they do go incredibly well with the global prints and safari-influenced styling we’re seeing. So, can you get cute glad sandals without breaking the bank? Of course. Here’s a test first: we’ve picked […]