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 […]

Bonanzle.com: Fashion Overload

Sometimes, the shopping experience is more important than the purchase. If you don’t agree with that sentence, skip on Bonanzle.com, which is kind of like “eBay with a face.” Users interact with each other on a personal level, buying and selling items that range from classic records to Chanel purses. Buyers can look at items […]

RedTagCrazy.com: Fashion’s Woot

Who knew fashion could be so suspenseful? By the time you finally decide to take advantage of a to-die-for deal on a couture jacket or cute tank top, it could be long gone. RedTagCrazy.com gives new meaning to “impulse shopping.” Hint: it’s not for fashionistas who take a year and a day to commit to […]

How To Make White Shirts Whiter

Dear Budget Fashionista, Is there a product or solution to keep my white blouses white? I always end up with underarm and collar stains. Answer: Try washing your shirts in warm water with either a solution like OxyClean or Mrs. Stewart’s Bluing solution, which does turn your shirts “blue”, but is used to whiten shirts […]