I’ve received several emails from you about the changes to DSW’s Shoe Reward Program. Previously, shoppers received a $25 gift certificate for every $250 spent at the store, regardless of whether or not the shoes were on sale. NOW, you get a $10 certificate for every $150 you spend (10 points for every dollar you [...] Read More
For those of us who need a new cell phone… Noting teal as the color of ovarian cancer awareness and support, L’Oreal Paris will also be giving away FREE*, limited edition, Teal-colored Motorola RAZR phones. For every new purchase of a T-Mobile voice activation plan, individuals can receive a FREE Teal RAZR phone (with $99 [...] Read More
TJ Maxx, borrowing from Loehmann’s Back Room, is opening high-end (but sale priced) designer boutiques in 40 stores nationwide. These stores within a store will feature major European and American designers for up to 60% off retail price. I’ve seen the selection at the TJ Maxx on 6th Avenue in NYC and, while I found [...] Read More
Like fast food, American’s love fast fashion. Lucky for us, we have Europe to clog our shopping arteries with their superb mass market clothing chains. H&M, Zara, Mexx, TopShop (soon), are all here. Now Mango joins the franchise. Mango, a Spanish-based brand is to Zara as Forever 21 is to Charlotte Russe. Same concept. Same [...] Read More
This video of D&G’s Spring/Summer 2007 collection is the perfect visual primer on how to wear brightly colored tights…. Also for those of you who miss the days when MC Hammer and “Hammer Time” ruled the hip-pop scene, the typewriter pants (aka “dookie pants”) are now back for the Spring. Rejoice in their return. [...] Read More
“THIS PRODUCT IS NO LONGER BEING SOLD” A reader recently accused me of writing too much about Target and being paid by Target to post things about them. I probably do write too much about Target (and no they don’t pay me- the blog is editorial). It’s just that Target really gets it when it [...] Read More
Dear Budget Fashionista, On eBay, I notice several sellers (particularly in the designer handbags section I am shopping) who have multiple “new: with tags” items. They have serial numbers and authenticity cards. Should I celebrate a great find or still be wary of these sellers? Still be wary.. very wary…. Actually having tags/serial numbers means [...] Read More
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