What’s up with our favorite stores doing all of these questionable brand extensions? First, Gap, Inc brought us the Anne Taylor competitor Forth and Towne (GOOD). Then our friends at Gap, Inc brought us the Piperlime shoe site (BAD). Now everyone’s preppy favorite, J.Crew, has a new concept store called Madewell 1937 which is like […]
Consumer Reports recently wrote an article comparing two pairs of black pumps -a $500 pair by Manolo Blahnik and a $69 pair by Nine West. According to the article, the Manolos were, in general, the better shoe, with better fabric, better construction, etc. This is 100% true. However, I think a better comparison would have […]
Last week, I received an email from a reader regarding Target’s selling of REAL (not bridgelines/lower price lines) of designer handbags. Now, I haven’t seen these bags at any of the Targets I’ve been to in the NJ-CT-NY area, so I need for you guys to send in your thoughts if you’ve spotted the bags […]
TJ Maxx, borrowing from Loehmann’s Back Room, is opening high-end (but sale priced) designer boutiques in 40 stores nationwide. These stores within a store will feature major European and American designers for up to 60% off retail price. I’ve seen the selection at the TJ Maxx on 6th Avenue in NYC and, while I found […]
Fashion webzine, Fashion Watch, recently reported that supermodel Kate Moss has signed on to design a line for British low end store, TopShop (think H&M, but British). From Fashion Watch: Kate Moss, who for years aspired to be a fashion designer, will finally make her debut but at the low end of the business. Last […]
> Here’s a hot tip from one of my sources—use the SKU number (the numbers underneath the bar codes on the price tag) to find your favorite items online for less. Entering the SKU number, and sometimes the style number into Google, can help you find your favorite item for less on sites like eBay. […]
This tool provides a little lesson in the basic differences between your favorite retail stores. Understanding these differences (like pricing strategy, sale structure, etc) can help you save money and time.
Barney’s Los Angeles Warehouse Sale When: February 9th through February 20th What: Designer shoes, clothing and accessories will be marked down to 50-80% off Location: Santa Monica Airport Hangar, 3020 Airport Ave. Santa Monica, CA
> This Sale Has Ended. Visit Our Coupons and Deals Page for Current Deals Saks Fifth Avenue is having a major sale both online (and in store) with discounts so great that many of their overpriced items are affordable. Plus receive FREE SHIPPING on any order.
> You know you shop way too much at a store when the sales associates send you personal notes announcing new products and store openings. I just received a personal note from one of the sales associates at Kate Spade announcing their new outlet store. No need to wait for the bi-annual Kate Spade Sample […]