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  • Fashion + Style

    What to Buy Fall 2007: Payless

    Payless has really stepped up it’s game in terms of style and quality, positioning itself to compete directly with Target in terms of budget fashion shoes. For most of us, spending $100+ for a pair of lucite heeled “hooker” shoes is out of the question, but $48.00 for a pair of patent leather+lucite flat boots, [...] Read More

    September 5, 2007 by Catherine

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    End of Budget Fashion in the US?

    What: US Senator Chuck Shumer recently introduced a bill to reduce the number of designer “knock-offs” by allowing fashion designs to be copyrighted. What the fashion heads say: from WWD: The Schumer-backed Design Piracy Prohibition Act would protect original fashion designs for three years once registered with the U.S. Copyright Office. Current U.S. laws only [...] Read More

    September 5, 2007 by Catherine

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    What to Buy Fall 2007: Wal-Mart

    Yes, I know some of you are not fans of the store, but the fact is several TBF readers shop at Wal-Mart (present company included) and they are leading the way in terms of creating green department stores (which seems a bit of an oxymoron). Here’s my five top picks for fall, including the dress [...] Read More

    September 4, 2007 by Catherine

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    High vs. Low: The Medallion Flat

    The Challenge: The ballerina flat shoe adorned with a gold medallion is one of the hottest shoes of the fall. One of these shoes is the real deal, retailing for $195.00, one is an inspired version retailing for $86.95, and the last one is an inspired version retailing for $19.95. So tell us which one [...] Read More

    September 4, 2007 by Catherine

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    What to Buy Fall 2007: Macys

    Even though I’m still mad at them for closing one of my favorite department stores (Marshall Fields), I’ve learned to accept that Macy’s is now a formidable part of our fashion lives.  Here’s my top five, including the bootie shown above, picks of what you should buy from Macy’s this fall, all for under $100. [...] Read More

    September 3, 2007 by Catherine