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City Shopping Guides

Traveling to a new city? See our city shopping guides for help shopping on a budget in New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco and more!

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Top 5 Cities in the World for Fashionistas

Say that Powerball ticket you just bought is the winner…what would you do with your newfound fortune? Among your top five to-dos is a major shopping spree, where money is no object. And —...
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Alpharetta Shopping Guide: Explore Georgia’s Retail Destination

Comedian Jon Stewart once said, “I’ve always liked Atlanta. And not just for the strip clubs, but the shopping and the food.” I’m wondering what Stewart has to say about Atlanta’s neighbor, Alpharetta — a true shopping...
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San Francisco Sample Sales

Looking to score high fashion at low budget prices in San Francisco? Here are the sample sales happening in San Fran over the next 30 days! More on Sample Sales Everything About Sample Sales...
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Paris Shopping Guide: The Best of the Best Fashion Spots

There are hundreds, no, thousands of shops in Paris where you can find lots of jolie things. In fact this post could be divided into many, many parts, but for now, we’ll give you...

The Chicago Shopping Guide

Chicago is one of my FAVORITE shopping cities (read about my shopping adventures in the Chicago Tribune).  Located on the shores of the mighty Lake Michigan, Chicago is definitely our kind of town.  Part...

Heading to London? Check Out Our Guide for British Style on a Budget

We’re obsessed with the style of our fashionable friends on the other side of the big pond (Kathryn has legendary stores of spending 2 hours in the accessories section of the Oxford high street...
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Calendar of New York Sample Sales

Looking for upcoming New York sample sales? Here’s what happening for the next 30 days!   More on Sample Sales Everything About Sample Sales LA Sample Sales San Francisco Sample Sales Miami Sample Sales...

Paris on a Budget: Shopping Tips and More

News from a BFF:  Marilyn Machlowitz, Budget Fashionista Friend and Manhattan headhunter, recently returned from her first trip to Paris in 22 years and shared these bargain-savvy tips for this costly capital. Whenever I...
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Best Places to Shop in Boston

Posh department stores and malls lie alongside thriving, one-of-a-kind independent stores in fabulous, one-of-a-kind Boston. And here’s a nice perk for your wallet that couldn’t be a better intro to a Boston shopping guide:...

Shopping Guide to Minneapolis

The Twin Cities is the home of Prince, the Mall of America, cold weather and the best shopping in the Upper Midwest. It’s also my hometown. Whether it’s Saks Fifth Avenue in downtown Minneapolis...
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Where to Bargain Shop in Las Vegas

Dear Budget Fashionista, What are the best places for bargain shopping in Las Vegas? Personally, I think the best places to do real bargain shopping in Las Vegas is at the outlets (read below...
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Shopping Guide to Los Angeles

What’s not to love about L.A.? You’ve got the beach, the sun, and the stars. Even traffic on HWY 10 is bearable when you’re blasting Outkast in a convertible in February. Shopping in L.A....
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Shopping Guide to New York City

New York City. Don’t those three magical words just scream “shopper’s paradise”? Although “budget” may not be the first thing at comes to mind when you think of Big Apple shopping, we have the...
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Shopping Guide to Atlanta

Atlanta is the Southern version of New York City, mixing cultural diversity with southern-city charm. As the capital of the South, the city also leads the pack when it comes to style. With great...
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LA Sample Sales and Sale Events

Below is a list of top sample sales over the next 30 days in Los Angeles.   More on Sample Sales Everything About Sample Sales New York Sample Sales San Francisco Sample Sales Miami...
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Where to Shop in San Francisco

Budget Fashionista Tip: When traveling, only shop at the stores you don’t have in your hometown—it will help you build a unique wardrobe. I love San Francisco. You have the water, breathtaking views, delicious...
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