Electronics retailer Best Buy has opened a new lifestyle store, Eq Life, aimed at capturing the female 45-65 year old market—a market that they have not been able to reach with their mega electronics warehouses. There’s several things that annoy me about this new store. First, the name sounds like some herbal supplement or a [...] Read More
Atlanta is the Southern version of New York City, mixing cultural diversity with southern-city charm. As the capitol of the South, the city also leads the pack when it comes to style. With great shops in it’s Buckhead section and top outlet malls through out the metro area, you’re guaranteed to find plenty of reasons [...] Read More
During the summer of 2005, I conducted a somewhat scientific shopping survey of the over 15,000 active members of The Budget Fashionista newsletter in a effort to find out what is “normal” in regards to shopping, budgets, and purchases. Close to 800 Fashionistas shared their insights on shopping, budgets, and general consumerism. The main conclusion [...] Read More
The Fox TV show The O.C. recently joined forces with the line Necessary Objects and Amazon.com’s Apparel & Accessories Store to bring you the Necessary Objects for The O.C. The line looks like it was designed by a disgruntled former employee of the mall based store Bebe. Furthermore, Necessary Objects’ clothing aren’t very well made. [...] Read More
Looking to bring some of the glow back into your fall? Then try this great smelling facial scrub, made from oatmeal and honey, that gently exfoliates and moisturizes any skin tone using all-natural products found in your very own kitchen. Recipe: 1 cup plain uncooked oats 2 tablespoons of honey Mix the honey and the [...] Read More
Credit: Bryan Boy Andre Leon Talley is my imaginary VBF (very best friend). In my Pucci printed daydreams, the Vogue editor-at-Large and I stroll, arm in arm, through the Garden State Mall in Paramus, NJ, Andre giving me advice on what shoes to buy during Nordstroms Half Yearly Sale and divulging that Anna Wintour secretly [...] Read More
I recently received an email from a loyal reader, expressing anger over my sometime promotion of discount giant Wal-Mart. Although I don’t believe that Wal-Mart is a corporate saint, I also don’t think they are the devil hiding behind a yellow smiley face. Their Faded Glory jeans, retail $14.95, are some of the best jeans [...] Read More
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