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  • Steals + Deals

    Vegan Fashion: Moo Shoes

    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

    May 17, 2005 by TBF

  • Steals + Deals

    HM new Celebrity Designer Bridge Lines

    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

    May 11, 2005 by TBF

  • City Shopping Guides

    Where to Shop in San Francisco

    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

    May 10, 2005 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    West Elm: Affordable Fashions for Home

    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

    May 9, 2005 by TBF

  • Steals + Deals

    New Outlet: Seattle Premium Outlets

    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

    May 6, 2005 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Ethnic Look Part Deux: Cotton Skirts

    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

    May 4, 2005 by TBF

  • Steals + Deals

    La Redoute: Affordable French Designs

    La Redoute is the French equivalent of H&M, featuring the latest styles and exclusive bridgelines from designers like Jean Paul Gaultier (of Madonna cone breast fame) and Vanessa Bruno at prices that normal people can actually afford. The Jean Paul Gaultier corset dress is so hot, that people will swear you picked it up on [...] Read More

    April 29, 2005 by TBF