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  • Fashion + Style

    Petite No More: As Americans Get Bigger, Clothing Sizes Get Smaller

    Lately, I’ve received tons of questions from petite shoppers who find that the current American clothing size system is skewed larger. And, as much as it hurts to admit it, they’re right. The Boston Globe recently featured an article on this very topic and found that as Americans have increased in size (along with our [...] Read More

    May 5, 2006 by TBF

  • Paul & Joe Joins Target’s Go International

    Fashions from the French designer Sophie Albou and her label Paul&Joe will be coming to a Target near you.  As the third installment in Target’s Go International, the label, which has over 30 boutiques around the world, will feature a women’s collection of pants, tops, jackets, etc for 90 days at over 1,000 local Targets [...] Read More

    May 5, 2006 by TBF

  • Steals + Deals

    Online Coupons: Just in Time for Mother’s Day

    THIS COUPON IS EXPIRED. FOR CURRENT COUPONS AND DEALS, PLEASE VISIT TBF’S ONLINE COUPON PAGE. Target.com Coupon- Save 10% off purchase at Target.com. Use code TCJFFURN at checkout Bloomingdales.com Coupon- Save an extra 30% off apparel, shoes and accessories. Use code SAVE30 at checkout. figleaves.com Coupon- Budget Fashionista readers Save an extra 10% off all [...] Read More

    May 4, 2006 by TBF

  • Steals + Deals

    The Clothing Show: Toronto’s Big Retail Shopping Event

    I love Toronto. I love shopping. And every year the planners of The Clothing Show in Toronto send me tickets to the annual retail event. Since I live in New York and have like $3 in the bank, I won’t be heading to Toronto to shop anytime soon. However, fashion lovers in the Toronto area [...] Read More

    May 4, 2006 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Macy’s Takes Over State Street Marshall Field’s (and the World)

    What a shame . . . From ChicagoMag.com Well, it’s official. Before long, the Marshall Field’s name will be dead, save for commemorative plaques at the four corners of the block-wide store. Make way for Macy’s at State Street (Chicago), complete with an illuminated sign set to perch on the top floor. The trademark green [...] Read More

    May 3, 2006 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Fashion Advice: To Ruffle or Not to Ruffle

    Dear Budget Fashionista: I am 54-years-old and would like some style advice. I do not want to dress too young or too matronly—but I do love ruffles. I am “big boned” (5’3” and weigh 155 lbs). A: Please, put the ruffles down. There is only one person over the age of six who can successfully [...] Read More

    May 3, 2006 by TBF

  • Fashion + Style

    Publisher’s Weekly Review of How to Be a Budget Fashionista

    HOW TO BE A BUDGET FASHIONISTA: The Ultimate Guide to Looking Fabulous for Less Kathryn Finney. Ballantine, $12.95 paper (240p) ISBN 0812975162 This delightful little guide to the fashion good life is perfect for money-conscious shopaholics who “love purses because they can instantly identify your personality and be used to ‘fake’ your income level.” After [...] Read More

    May 2, 2006 by TBF