Lifesta Sells Groupon’s Leftovers and Gets You the Deal

The Lowdown: Laura reviews Lifesta.com, a site that helps you purchase, and sale, the deals you missed on Groupon and Living Social. Our Review: Lifesta.com is hanging on the coattails of sites like Groupon and Living Social – it’s a marketplace where people can sell or buy daily deals that are no longer available. Say […]

Site Review: IFashionNetwork: A Fashionable Mess

The Lowdown: Laura reviews iFashionNetwork.com, a “high-end”, high-energy fashion magazine focusing on runway looks, style tips, and emerging designers Laura’s Review: Let’s start off with the good. iFashionNetwork.com does have a few really helpful articles and solid designer photo galleries, making it a pretty site with some real pretty pictures. Women who love couture could […]

Do You Care What Others Think About the Way You Look? GOTRYITON.com is Betting You Do

The Lowdown: Laura reviews GoTryItOn.com , a fashion opinion site with the following fashion philosophy: “Get an opinion. Give an Opinion.” Our Review: For the time being, GoTryItOn.com (in beta phase) is pretty simple and straightforward: create an account, upload a photo or two of your own look, edit and rearrange the photos if you […]

GuiltlessPurse.com: A Guilty Pleasure

The Lowdown: Laura reviews GuiltlessPurse, a handbag sample sale site that doesn’t require membership. Our Review: GuiltlessPurse.com features dozens of designer accessories on sale – from Alexander McQueen handbags to Escada bracelets. According to the site, items sell out very fast, but are replaced by something new almost right away. While many products – in […]

Fashism: Thousands of Peronal Stylists at Your Finger Tips

The Lowdown: Laura reviews Fashism, an online “lookbook” that’s like TLC’s “What Not to Wear,” but way, way nicer and more helpful!. Style queens (or wannabe style queens at least) can browse a real-life “look book” on Fashism.com. Add your own looks to the gallery, for all to see and judge, or just share your […]

The Good, The Bad, and The Really Ugly: GingerPinks.com Site Review

The Lowdown: Laura reviews GingerPinks.com, an online boutique featuring a small and sometimes stylish selection of “extras” (think handbags and bracelets). Our Review: GingerPinks.com is all about the accessories, we’re not just talking your average necklace, but also bracelets, scarves, hats, pins, etc. Sort of like an accessories smorgasbord. To find the accessory that’s right […]

Jungle Cents: A Cheap Knock-Off of RetailMeNot

Update: We are now being threatened by the folks at Jungle Cents . It is not our fault your site sucks and rather than trying to levy legal action against us (which is a dumb pr move) use the money to make your site better. And, stop having your friends post comments to our blog. Seriously. We […]

AlwaysFits.com- A Site Full of Awesome, but Pricey Gift Items

The Lowdown: Got a gal pal to shop for? Hop on over to AlwaysFits.com, featuring unique (and sometimes pretty pricey) one-size-fits-all “gifts” for her. Instead of blouses, dresses or jeans, think scarves, hats, purses, and jewelry. AlwaysFits.com also has a ton of quirky items, like his and her “custom silhouette” coffee mugs. Our Review: With […]

Shopping Advice: What To Do When a Sale Isn’t Really a Sale

Hi, Kathryn, I’m really hoping you can help me with this one: What are the laws or accepted practices regarding posting “Sale” signs when an item costs what it normally does? This recently happened to me at local discount department store chain. I saw a big fat sale sign for an item that I’ve been […]