Band-Aid Friction Block: Product Review

What: Angela glides on a little Band-Aid Friction Block The Lowdown: In theory, Band-Aid Friction Block is a great idea. Instead of having to slap on some unsightly band-aids on those sore spots where new and/or impractical shoes rub you the wrong way, simply glide on a little Friction Block and go. The product itself […]

Weardrobe.com: Site Review

Fashion isn’t just about shopping—it’s also about inspiration. But where to find it? If you live in a style-centric locale like New York City or Paris, just step out your front door. For the rest of us, finding creative style stimulation isn’t always so easy. Which is why we dig (and, okay, probably waste ridiculous […]

Shopflick.com: Site Review

Based on the name alone, we’d have thought Shopflick.com might be a source for the latest movie star looks (and hopefully with no movie star budget needed). But while there is a celebrity focus, Shopflick actually is an outlet for indie (read: independent seller) fashion goods—connecting shoppers with indie sellers with an emphasis on—you may […]

InStyleBelly.com – A Consignment Store For Maternity Wear

InStyleBelly.com is a online/offline consignment boutique for designer maternity wear. The Selection: The high-end designer roster ranges from Juicy Couture Maternity, ABS, Michael Stars and even Diane Von Furstenberg.  The prices are reasonable for fashion forward pieces: $23 for a bright yellow Diane Von Furstenberg sleeveless henley, and $54 for a stretchy denim skirt by […]

LuckyToes.com – The Shoe LookBook

Luckytoes.com is a lookbook community, where photos of shoes appear on the front page after being handpicked for trendiness, with info on where to buy the shoes. LuckyToes.com is exactly like Mopshots.com (see: our review of MopShots.com); both are sponsored and powered by CitySearch.com.  That means clicking the “go there” button next to the shoe’s […]

Nearbynow: A Time-Saving (But Not Comprehensive) Tool To Reserve Nearby Inventory, Compare Price

More so now than ever, time is money.  NearbyNow.com wants to help shoppers save a little of both by “blending the best of online search with traditional retail shopping.”  The website compares online prices and searches through the inventories of nearby stores for the item you want.  (Similar sites that search local inventory include Krillion.com […]

ShoeDazzle.com: Kim Kardashian’s Shoe of the Month Club

ShoeDazzle.com is essentially a Shoe of the Month Club. For a monthly fee, receive a new pair of shoes in the mail to keep, especially chosen for you. This is the brainchild of Kim Kardashian (Founder and Chief Stylist) and partners Robert Shapiro (of OJ case fame) and Brian Lee, the founders of LegalZoom.com.  The […]

Mopshots.com – Get Info on Real Hairstyles via this Online Look Book for Hair

Mopshots.com is an “online lookbook for hairstyle inspiration and local salon/stylist recommendations”, with daily photos of hot new hairstyle trends submitted by readers and experts like Ted Gibson.   While the basic idea isn’t new, the internet is full of fashion look-book communities (Fab Sugar’s Look Book, for example) that share photos, compliments and critique […]

Markdownalert.com is an Attractive, but not the Best, Resource for Deals

Markdownalert.com is a subscription newsletter that regularly sends alerts for the latest sales, discounts and coupons that come in to their database.  After signing up for this service, a shopper chooses a basic category of interest (“Women – Apparel, Accessories & Shoes” versus “Home Decor – Bed, Bath” and three other categories.)  Unfortunately, shoppers can’t […]

Sortprice.com’s Search Engine Finds Low Prices, but Makes Mistakes

Sortprice.com is another shopping search engine (check out the 15 best price comparison sites guide), which fuses price comparison (like PriceGrabber.com) with visual product matching (as Like.com does). They’re celebrating their 5-year anniversary with the release of a new “improved layout for quicker access” to products, a subscriber newsletter, a list of popular products and […]