How to Shop Walmart

Save Money. Live Better. Dress better? Surprise, surprise: Walmart fashion isn’t an oxymoron. After dabbling with Target-esque designer collaborations, the biggest company in the world has, for the most part, gone back to its roots of bringing low-cost goods to middle America. Following that mission, there are still some chic finds (but you do have […]

How to Shop Banana Republic

A “banana republic” refers to an unstable country. However, Banana Republic, the chain of stores owned by Gap’s parent company, is one of the most consistently dependable shopping destinations for the working woman. Banana Republic was started as a safari-inspired collection of jetsetter-ready clothes in the late 1970s. Now, the trend-forward (and sometimes pricey) clothing […]

Is Bloomingdales Over Charging Plus Size Customers?

Is Bloomingdales Overcharging Plus Size Customers? Apparently the answer is yes. And…..wait for it…. the department stores’ prices are even higher than stores like Saks and Neiman Marcus. Want proof? Read on… Left: David Meister Cowl-Neck Sparkle Dress, $610 at NeimanMarcus  Right: David Meister Plus Cowl Neck Dress, $652.00 at Bloomingdales On certain, smaller plus […]

How to Shop Zappos

If the smell of fresh leather wafting from a shoe box makes you smile, then Zappos is the site for you. This online retailer carries more styles of shoes than any bricks-and-mortar store could hold, with customer service that truly is the best around. Here’s some tips on how to shop the online shoe mecca.

How to Shop Nordstrom Rack

When it comes to swoon-worthy fashion, nobody does it better than Nordstrom. However, if your champagne taste requires a beer budget, then it’s time to hit Nordstrom Rack. The department store’s off-price outlets offer similar brands at 30 to 70 percent off. If you aren’t near one of 95 stores, you might be in luck […]

How to Shop Old Navy

Old Navy is the go to spot for true bargain shopping ($1 flip-flops???). The least expensive chain in the Gap’s empire (Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta and Piperlime) always offers relatively fashion-forward clothing and accessories, for prices you can actually afford. Since we’re frequent Old Navy shoppers, we put together some tips to help you get […]

Five Fall Fashion Tips for Plus Size Fashionistas

This year shopping for fall will be 10 times better for plus size fashionista’s than ever before. The world is slowly recognizing that girls with a little (or a lot) of extra meat on their bones want stylish, incredible, and impeccable styles for their size 14, 16, 18, and 20+ bodies. We’ve conjured up five […]

How to Shop (the) Gap

Chain stores haters can resist all they want, but when it comes to affordable, trend-forward basics, nobody beats the Gap (yes, we know it’s “Gap”, but we just can’t help adding “the” in there. We know you do, too). Even though they’re best-known for jeans, the mall staple does has other great basics (great t-shirts […]

How to Shop Macy’s

Macy’s has been a retail force long before any of us could say “Calvin Klein.” But the massive department store chain can leave wide-eyed shoppers feeling a little overwhelmed. To get a firm understanding of the untouchable retail giant, here’s what you need to know. How to Shop Macys Not All Macys Are Created Equal […]

How to Shop JCPenney

Snooty fashionistas: don’t you dare diss JCPenney. Wtih something like 1,000 stores, the retail giant sells to more than half of America’s families every year. With such impressive stats, the department store obviously has a thing or two to offer customers. What’s unique about JCPenney? Read on to find out.