2016 Update: Check out our newest favorite online shopping apps! How do you get the best deals online, especially for women’s clothes, shoes, and bags? We’ve talked about all of my favorite ways to find deals individually (as well as my best internet shopping tips in a larger scale), but I thought it might be helpful … Read More about Online Shopping Tools I Use
We spent the weekend doing some around-the-house stuff, such as finally getting pants to the tailors, taking a huge pile of clothes and shoes to Goodwill, and — oh yes — posting a few things for sale on eBay. While posting a few shoes and dresses, I of course did my research and looked at … Read More about Open Thread: What Do You Shop For On eBay?
We talked about the best stores in Europe for professional clothes… now let’s talk Asia! I’ve never been anywhere in Asia, but I’m dying to go. To those of you who’ve been: – Which are the best cities for shopping? (Do you agree with this Yahoo article?) – If you want a bespoke suit or … Read More about Open Thread: The Best Stores in Asia for Professional Clothes?
Hooray summer — and vacation. For all of you going overseas this summer, I thought we’d have an open thread — which are the stores you simply must visit, especially for professional clothes and workwear? Even though, in many ways, we live in a global market (at least here in New York, SoHo often feels … Read More about Open Thread: The Best European Stores for Professional Clothes?
Here’s a fun question: what items do you think are wise to purchase, even if you don’t have a specific event or occasion to wear them to — and which items are best left for specific “I am going to wear this to X event” purchases? Even though we don’t belong to a gym with … Read More about All Dressed Up and No Place to Go: Non-Essential Shopping
2017 Update: This is still a fun discussion on the best sample sale sites as they existed in 2011 — but you may want to check out our more recent discussion of which flash sale sites are still worth checking out (and what to buy) in 2017. Fashion websites were excited last week about the … Read More about Open Thread: The Best Sample Sale Sites (and Best Purchases)…
2018 Update: We still love this discussion on what clothes you buy again and again — you may also want to check out our most recent discussion on whether you should buy duplicates of your favorite clothes, as well as which are your favorite workhorses for work. Happy Monday, ladies! Let’s talk about those clothes … Read More about What Clothes Do You Buy Again and Again?
2021 Update: Check out our latest discussion about workwear workhorses! Reader S has a question about which wardrobe items become surprise basics for the working woman… Would love to hear you and readers share which pieces have unexpectedly come into your regular wardrobe rotation. For example, I know that you’ve found purple pumps to be … Read More about Surprise Basics for Women’s Workwear
As an avid Internet shopper, I thought I’d share some of my top tips for deal-hunting with you. There are a number of clues that an Internet shopper can use to detect how the garment fits, how it looks, and so forth. I have my own theories, collected from years as a shopping civilian, as … Read More about Internet Shopping and Tea Leaves
In my law school days, I was a huge fan of TJ Maxx — I’d spend many a study break roaming the aisles, looking for treasure (and finding it more often than not — I once got a pair of Armani trousers there, deeply discounted to $80.) Still, I haven’t been a regular shopper there … Read More about My Visit to TJ Maxx HQ
2018 Update: We still stand by this shopping equation, and we’ve made some updated graphics for it — but also note that the readers had a ton of great suggestions as well. You may also want to check out our most recent discussion on fashion math. We’ve talked before about how to get great deals … Read More about Tool of the Trade: A Shopping Equation
This weekend — spurred by the beautiful weather and the fact that I haven’t been shopping for far too long — the hubs and I trekked to Woodbury Commons, a Chelsea Premium outlet mall about 50 miles north of NYC. The whole trip was doomed — we arrived too late, couldn’t find parking, then separated … Read More about How to Survive the Outlet Mall