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  • Fashion + Style

    Fashion Advice: Discount Gucci Bags

    Q: I live in LA, the most image focused place on earth, where cars and designer bags are instant status symbols. I would like to purchase a designer bag, without going into major debt. I’m a big fan of Gucci . Where can find a REAL Gucci bag, either offline or online, without spending a [...] Read More

    March 27, 2006 by Catherine

  • Eastern Style on a Budget: Pearl River Mart

    > If “Memoirs of a Geisha” has you jonesing for a kimono, padded jacket, or even a bamboo bird cage, look no further than the Chinese and Japanese influenced apparel and furnishings at Pearl River. The store, located a few steps from knock-off mecca Canal street, has graced New York city for over 30 years [...] Read More

    March 25, 2006 by Catherine

  • Fashion + Style

    Designer Lines at Mass Market Stores

    First, Isaac. Then Vera (Wang), Norma (Kamali), and Nicole (Miller). Fifth Avenue designers are all flocking to a stripmall nearest you in an effort to build their brand and pocketbooks. With so many designer premiering mass market lines, it’s difficult to know which ones are worth the Saturday trek to your Target. Here’s my picks: [...] Read More

    March 24, 2006 by Catherine

  • Fashion + Style

    Alvin Valley at Sears

    > Alvin Valley, a.k.a. “Lord of the Pants”,  joins Anne Klein and BCBG with a line called “Signature” at Sears. The line features mostly pants and skirts with Valley’s trademark expert tailoring and tummy slimming wide waist bands. Sizes range from 2-16 and almost all the pants are priced under $30 (some were on sale [...] Read More

    March 23, 2006 by Catherine

  • The Best Coupons + Deals

    Filene’s Basement Coupon: 20% Off

    > THIS COUPON IS EXPIRED. FOR CURRENT COUPONS AND DEALS, PLEASE VISIT TBF’S ONLINE COUPON PAGE. Get 20% off of one item March 23-27th at your local Filene’s Basement. Just click on the coupon and print it out. (Thanks M&M for the tip!) [...] Read More

    March 23, 2006 by Catherine