You Get What You Don’t Pay For: what you should know before you shop (again) at an outlet shop or retail discount store

Remember that little red Calvin Klein dress?\r\n\r\nYesterday, as I was reading  Jay & Katie’s “The Myth of the “Maxxinista”: The dirty little secret behind outlets and discount stores,”  I got to wondering if one of my local mall-based discounters, that always claims to sell “department store brands,” was selling the brand but not the same…

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Sears puts Karashian Kollection on Klearance! 50% Off! (and launch with DorothyPerkins.com., Lipsy London)

Well, eventually it was bound to happen:  Sears has slashed its Kardashia Kollection clothing by 50 %!  With some prices as\r\n\r\n\r\n\r\nlow as $9.99  The drastic price reduction can be seen both in stores and online.  Launched in January, 2011, the brand has not performed as expected, even bombing on Black Friday, 2011.\r\n\r\nThe Kollection was plagued…

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New L’Oreal Paris Global E-Commerce Site Offers All the Products You Can’t (and can) Find At the Drugstore and More!

\r\n\r\nHave you ever been completely pissed that the local drugstore or retailer no longer carries your favorite L’Oreal eye shadow, lipstick, or make up shade?  Have you immediately assumed that the color cosmetics product was discontinued?   What about other L’Oreal products that you wanted to purchase but couldn’t find at any local store?   Before you…

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Glasses.com and no more frumpy frames!

I’m murder on glasses.  They tend to end up on the floor at some time during the day.  Or I roll over them, inadvertently, when I’m napping on the couch.  I’ve even fallen asleep with them in bed, and woke up with them on my forehead, in my hair, or, if I’m lucky, on the…

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I <3 People StyleWatch!

I read a boatload of fashion magazines every month (the recycling guys *love* me)  and most of them seem more like young women’s lifestyle mags than fashion mags.  For pure fashion, and fashion only–or mostly–I turn to People StyleWatch.While the website is a bit more participatory community and celeb watching than I like, the monthly…

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LuckyMag’s Brandon Holley promises more body diversity, dressing advice

Usually I don’t read a magazine’s Editor’s Letter–and the ones I have read sounded like explanations of what was in the magazine, so why bother?  Well,  I should have read Lucky Editor-in-Chief Brandon Holley”s letter in the October issue.  Apparently, an “avid” Lucky reader–in the un-average size range of 16-18–got Holley’s attention, who noted in…

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