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 […]
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The History of Budget Fashion is a series of articles written by The Budget Fashionista herself, Kathryn Finney, that explores the evolution of fashion on a budget. When actress Jaclyn Smith debuted her Jaclyn Smith for Kmart line in 1985, many thought she would meet the same fate as the designer Halston, who’s line for […]
The History of Budget Fashion is a series of articles written by The Budget Fashionista herself, Kathryn Finney, that explores the evolution of fashion on a budget. Before Jaclyn Smith brought fashion to the style starved aisles of K-Mart, before Isaac Mizrahi helped change Target to Target (pronounced with a French Accent), the king of […]
The Missoni for Target collection is set to arrive in Target stores and Target.com on September 13. The 400+ piece colorful collection features apparel for the entire family (the baby stuff is SUPER cute), as well as home furnishings, a bike, and a patio set all in Missoni’s iconic graphic prints. Missoni for Target: Our […]
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 […]
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.
From its self-proclaimed humble beginnings in 1962, Kohls department store has expanded to now posses stores in 49 states. But more importantly, (for a fashionista, at least) they’ve gotten Vera Wang on board! We like Kohls (esepcially the Lauren Conrad line… tres cute). So we toether this guide to help you get the most out […]
Remember the days when, if you wanted to get in a bit of shopping on your lunch break, you had to time it perfectly. You had to find a way to get out of the office without stopping to speak to anyone, rush to the boutique while silently cursing each slight traffic delay, and swiftly […]
At a time when prestige, mass and salon products were sold through distinct channels like department stores, drug stores and spas, Ulta showed up and changed the game of beauty. A cross between a superstore and a specialty store, Ulta is the source for cosmetics, fragrance, body products, tools and haircare. You’d think that with […]
The only thing better than getting to tell everyone, “Oh, I just threw this on” is actually just trowing it on– and looking amazing in it. This is why we love LOFT, Ann Taylor’s cheaper sister store. Their fashions are comfy, versatile and totally effortless (and they’re way cheaper than Ann Taylor). We highly recommend […]