Wal-Mart: the New Amazon for Apparel?

What: Dirt-cheap clothes. Check. Celeb fashion collabs. Check. Monopoly on the online shopping market? Getting there. Wal-Mart has just expanded its site to include one million new items, including apparel. The twist is the new inventory is from outside retailers. Like this $19 clutch from eBags. What They Say: Retail consultant Burt Flickinger III said […]

Hard Candy Goes to Wal-Mart

What: Hard Candy cosmetics, the rocker-chic makeup brand best known for its wildly colored nail polishes and eye shadows sold at upscale retail stores, is becoming a little more budget friendly. The company has announced plans to produce a lower-priced cosmetics line specifically for Wal-Mart, which will start rolling out in stores nationwide beginning in […]

Anna Sheffield for Target

Anna Sheffield is collaborating with Target on a jewelry collection that hits stores August 30 and features an eclectic design style using sterling silver to create a flirty assortment that will kickoff the fall season in style.  The designer pulls inspiration from her surroundings to create a collection of keepsake pieces, including a range of […]

Kmart Gets Preppy

What: Just in time for back to school, Kmart is taking its latest step in fashion forward retailing by debuting THRE3, a line of polo-inspired clothes for men, women, boys and girls designed by the United States Polo Association. The line, which features polo and rugby shirts, along with jeans, sweaters, and long-sleeve fleeces, is […]

Breaking News: Wal-Mart to New York?

What: Rumors are circulating that big big box retailer Wal-Mart is looking into the possibility of opening a store in New York City. The retailer is looking into space in the outer boroughs (Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island for folks outside of NYC). What Wal-Mart said in Crain’s New York: “Now, more than any other […]

Miley Cyrus Line on Sale at Wal-Mart Now

What: News hit that Miley Cyrus and designer Max Azria were pairing up for a budget-friendly Wal-Mart line a while back, and lots of people had opinions about that. Well, now that the line’s finally out let the judging commence! The collection includes tie-dye v-neck tees, denim skirts, colorful skinny jeans, and leggings – much […]

What to Buy at a Dollar Store

Photo credit: Shutterstock There’s nothing like a good dollar store, but how do you know if what you’re getting is really a bargain or just junk? The September Issue of ShopSmart Magazine gives us the answers, with a great story on what one should, and shouldn’t, buy from the local dollar store. Here’s some tips.