M by Marc Bouwer: Adventures in Home Shopping

Marc Bouwer’s normal fare is usually out of reach for those of us scraping by on your average designer-free budgets (cocktail dresses from his Glamit! line, for example, retail for between $500 and $800, and couture pieces range into the thousands—yeah we don’t have any of those either). But his M by Marc Bouwer line […]

Quinoa: Organic Food

A grain native to South America, quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) was once called “the gold of the Incas,” who recognized its value in increasing the stamina of their warriors. Quinoa is high in protein, and the protein it supplies is a complete protein, meaning that it includes all nine essential amino acids. It’s also a good […]

Filene’s Basement’s Bridal Sale is Coming Soon

The Bridal Sale at Filene’s Basement. It’s the bridal event that’s become legendary—anywhere from 1,300-2,500 gowns, originally priced between $900-$9,000+, marked to $249, $499, and $699. We’re talking designer labels and name brands. For bargain-hunting brides everywhere it’s a dream come true. The catch? Well, they don’t call it the “Running of the Brides” for […]

15% Off during Semi-Annual White Sale at Greenfeet.com:  Daily Deal

The Deal: Take 15% off mattresses, bed toppers, sheets, and towels during the Semi-Annual White sale The Lowdown: The eco-friendly collections at Greenfeet.com are made with organic cotton fibers and there’s more than just white to stock up on with this sale.  These Sateen duvet covers, sheet sets, and pillow cases are now reduced to […]

Save on Racor Gravity Freestanding Bike Stand: Daily Deal

What: Wondering where you’re going to house that sweet new bike you got for the holidays? Look no further! Post-holiday sales are the best! This sale gets you the Racor gravity freestanding bike stand for more than 50% off its regular purchase price. The Lowdown: For $37.88 you can store two bikes in a space-saving […]

Really, Really Cheap Holiday Gifts: Christmas Tree to Be

What: Christmas Tree to Be, complete with soil and seeds for the recipient to plant their own holiday tree for future generations. The kit comes complete with the bag to start the seeds in, which we imagine will need to be moved outside later. Who to Give it To: Someone in a new house for […]

Really, Really Cheap Holiday Gifts: Patterned Fleece Blankets

“THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER BEING SOLD” What: Old Navy has red houndstooth patterned performance fleece blankets for just 5 bucks each. Who to Give it To: Who doesn’t love a soft, cozy blanket? I mean, seriously. And for $5, it’s definite Secret Santa material. Buy it: @ OldNavy.com

End The Shoe Tax: Bill in Congress Could Reduce Shoe Prices Up to 40%

What:Sens. Gordon Smith, R-Ore., and Maria Cantwell, D-WA recently introduced a bill in Congress, called The Affordable Footwear Act of 2007, the would reduce/eliminate import tariffs (aka “shoe tax”) on low to moderately priced footwear ($50 or less). The Lowdown: From the Portland Business Journal: The Affordable Footwear Act of 2007 would eliminate the import […]