Cheap People Don’t Harm Retailer’s Profits

What: The long held belief in the retail industry that coupon loving folks (called devils by the retail industry- SERIOUSLY), had a negative impact on a grocery store’s bottom line appears to be not true, according to the folks at the Yale School of Management, who must have used coupons to help establish the University’s […]

Shop This: The Bridal Sale at Filene’s Basement

What: The Bridal Sale at Filene’s Basement, affectionately known as “The Running of the Brides” The Lowdown: Okay, there are a lot of reasons to love Filene’s Basement, but this is what they’re famous for: fabulous bridal discounts. Think designer gowns, originally priced from $900 to $9,000, marked down to prices ranging from $249 to […]

High vs. Low: The Peep-Toe Pump

  The Challenge: Pumps are the shoe for fall, and you’d be stepping out in style with either of these suede, open toe, rich-hued options. The price tag on one, however, is as rich as the color, while the other is bargain enough to put a little extra spring in your step. So, which is […]

20% Off Kate Spade Today

What: Take 20% off handbags at The Lowdown: I’m telling you up front so you don’t miss it: this offer ends today! Hurry to get your 20% off Kate Spade handbags online, and pick from the latest designs, like this “Clarkson Carla” short shoulder hobo. You’ll need to know the code, but lucky for […]

Sales vs. Clearance (Again)

In today’s fashion newsletter, Angela and I featured a Giani Berini leather satchel that was on sale for $37 when we wrote the newsletter a few days ago. Since that time, cause Macy’s waits for no, man, uh, shopper, the price had been raised back to it’s pre-sale price of $75.00, thus reminding us all […]

High vs. Low: The Animal Print Flat

“THESE PRODUCTS ARE NO LONGER BEING SOLD” The Challenge: Animal printed ballerina flats are everywhere this season and is a great way to add a bit of flavor to your wardrobe without looking like the cat lady. Above are three different takes on the trend: One is VERY cheap, one pair is VERY expensive, and […]

High Vs. Low: The Little Plaid Jacket

The Challenge: Plaid jackets are a smart choice for fall, especially with fresh colors and current details. Either of these would be a great addition to the season’s wardrobe; one will leave you with money left over for lunch, the other will have you hocking your grandmother’s good silver. So, you tell us – which […]

In Stores Now: Lela Rose for Payless

What: Back in February, we reported that Lela Rose had a line on the way for Payless. Well, it’s here. The Lowdown: So pretty, and so affordable, that there’s not much else to say. The Finsbury Pump, with spectator detailing in either herringbone or faux suede, for $25, is darn near perfect. The line also […]

Yea or Nay: Catalogs

A month ago, I received a catalog in the mail and was tempted to purchase what appeared to be a soft pink knit summer dress for $15. For a week, I anxiously waited next to my mailbox for the dress. Finally, after 5-7 business days of course, it arrived looking like a hot pink polyester […]