Paypal’s Back to School Survey

Paypal (read my full disclosure below) recently conducted a survey with Nielsen Media Research on the attitudes and thoughts of parents and kids regarding back to school shopping and fashion. It’s the first time that a non-merchant has conducted a comprehensive survey on back to school shopping trends and I found the findings to be […]

Team Buying Comes to the US

What: The collective buying trend moves stateside with the emergence of sites like eswarm and the no longer operable nethaggler. Still, the concept is not as developed as it is in China. What the experts say: Trendcentral: By giving users the option to name prices, nag merchants and band with others who want the same […]

Hairspray Jewelry Available at Kitson

What: Jewelry inspired by the movie Hairspray now available at Kitson (obviously) for $19.95. What the Fashion heads say: From The Bag Lady: However, the tacky, kitsch and slighty (sic) weird is kind of what Hairspray was all about, and I’m especially digging the idea of a ‘bouffant wig’ pendant necklace . What I say: […]

Shop and Earn Major Miles with AAdvantage

As frequent flyer, I’m always looking for ways to save money and score extra miles for my next vacation. American Airlines recently launched a completely redesigned AAdvantage eShopping site, where you can earn tons of miles by shopping at top online stores like,, and The new features/highlights on include: – A […]

Kate Nobelius: Billion Dollar Babe Teaches Us How to Shop a Sample Sale

Kate Nobelius is one of the masterminds behind the globe trotting Billion Dollar Babes Sample Sale Events.  With sample sale events in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, London and Dublin, Kate has the inside scoop on the whole sample sale industry. She takes a moment to dish some sample sale shopping tips with Kathryn. […]