One of the best places to get the designers we love at prices we can afford is to head to consignment shops. Consignment shops are boutiques that sell high quality, brand new and gently used clothing in relationship with the owner of the piece. With the rising cost of the Euro, consignment shops are great [...] Read More
Last month I wrote about the wonderful online store Alternative Outfitters. Although I’m a fashion-centered, leather-wearing, fur-loving (Salvation Army and thrift stores of course) stylista, I do shop at online and offline stores specializing in faux fashion and you should, too. I noted from my perch during NYC’s Fall 2005 Fashion Week, that fur is [...] Read More
Trend Central reports today on the arrival of a new designer to low price-ultra hip H&M’s roster. The store is resurrecting Elio Fiorucci, a popular resort wear designer from the 70s, in June. Fiorucci joins the incredible shrinking Chanel designer, Karl Lagerfeld and my favorite Isaac Mizrahi, as designers who are trying to stay relevant [...] Read More
Budget Fashionista Tip: When traveling, only shop at the stores you don’t have in your hometown—it will help you build a unique wardrobe. I love San Francisco. You have the water, breathtaking views, delicious food, and when things start to get boring, a nice earthquake comes along to shake things up. San Francisco also has [...] Read More
I’ve been on a quest to find well constructed, expertly designed furniture that doesn’t cost more than my home. For a long time, the only option seemed to be Ikea, whose furniture is of questionable quality, but incredibly affordable, or Design Within Reach, whose furniture is of high quality and expertly designed (Eames inspired dining [...] Read More
Budget Fashionistas in the upper Pacific Northwest no longer have to travel to neighboring cities like Portland or Vancouver to find deals on designer fashions. Chelsea Premium Outlets, the folks behind the fame Woodbury Outlets, have opened a new outlet mall just outside of Seattle. The new outlet mall, cleverly named Seattle Premium Outlets, boasts [...] Read More
I refuse to pay over $30 bucks for trendy items, especially ones that are inherently cheap in their nature. Like the whole cotton broomstick/prairie skirt/just back from Bali trend. I love the skirts; they are incredibly comfortable, lightweight, and provide just the right amount of coverage for my ever expanding backside. However, $200 bucks for [...] Read More
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