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 […]

RetailFans.com: It’s Got Potential

If you’ve ever used Digg.com before, you won’t have any trouble buying the philosophy of RetailFans.com… the question is, will RetailFans.com help you buy beauty and fashion products you like? The answer is probably not… for now. The budding site has a pretty straightforward model: register an account, submit products, and become fans of products […]