Easier Way to Shop for Gifts?

What: An easier way to shop for gifts? Angela checks out the claims at The Lowdown: Okay here’s the concept — shopping on the go, in the digital age. Simple right? But can’t we already do that? Hmmm. Here’s the deal — features a slew of merchants (well, okay, it’s somewhere around 120), […] is Still A Generic Shopping Search Engine: Site Re-Review

Site Re-Review is a new series on TBF where we revisit site’s we’ve reviewed in the past The Lowdown: Laura checks back on, which wants to be your one and only online shopping companion. Instead of heading to Google or Amazon, SortPrice suggests you search for your favorite apparel items on its generic looking […]

Into Celeb Style? Check out

The Lowdown: Laura reviews, an online shopping portal with a focus on celebrity style. While it seems most items on the site cost a painful $100 to $1000+, there are some more affordable finds, too. Our Review: If your wardrobe’s inspired (or you wish it was) by Red Carpet dresses and well-dressed celebs caught […] Site Review

What: Laura reviews the new real time social shopping site The Lowdown: According to, 87% of shoppers do research online before making offline purchases. And we can certainly vouch for that – we love to get inspiration from the Internet before heading out to the shops. That’s where comes in. Its mission […]

Wanna Be a Trendsetter? Follow These Tips…

Trend forecasters observe cultural, economic, and social factors affecting society to determine the “next big thing”. Since fashion often reflects the mindset of a society, these factors are excellent cues to what will be in demand at your local department store. For example, the popularity of California based shows like The OC and the influence […]

Does CherryDeals Really Get You The Deal?

What: Angela looks for sweet daily deals at The Lowdown: We’ve seen sites like this before — log in, and get a deal — ONE deal — featured for that particular day. Okay, it’s as basic as it gets but if the deals are good, why not? But remember, I said if the deals […]

Et tu DailyCandy? The Verdict on DC’s New Sample Sale Site

What: Kathryn Reviews Swirl, Daily Candy’s New Online Flash Sample Sale Site, and wonders at what point did one of her favorite online brands became a follower rather than a leader. The Lowdown: Daily Candy is launching a Sample Sale site named Swirl….. so what? In the past month, we’ve received over 50 emails (no […]

Website Review: Glo at

What: — do we really need another style/beauty/living/relationship website? Angela does some clicking around to find out. The Lowdown: Launched this month, MSN calls “Glo” an “innovative new site” that gives women style, beauty and lifestyle information with the look and feel of a “beautiful magazine.” This means they’re still trying to bridge that […]

Couturious: Online Shopping Meets Online Styling

Update: It appears that Couturious is very similar to the site  We’re contacting the folks behind both sites to get their response. What: Yesterday we got an exclusive peek at Couturious , a new social shopping/discover service by the folks behind It’s like an online version of the old skool activity of dressing […]