I've been thrifting and swapping pretty much exclusively for a few years now. When I tell friends that I rarely buy any new clothes they're impressed, but they don't think they can do it, too. But then I give them the numbers.
You think being in Paris is a heady experience? Try shopping in Paris. Almost every street has some irresistible shop, boutique, or market brimming with objects or edibles that practically howl your name. Deciding where to focus your search -- and your dollars -- can be a challenge. To help you, here's a list of don't-miss stores and districts.
Ever thought about becoming an entrepreneur or creating a startup? If so you are in good company. Some the brightest have also opted to sacrifice everything to stand on a limb for a dream.
What kind of dissonance is experienced by children who, the day after they learn about the meaning of Thanksgiving, go with their parents to the mall and watch them argue and push others over appliances?
All the things we love about the Seattle-based members-only warehouse club.
It's official: the Holiday season is upon us, and as we scramble to put together our festive looks, I'm going to give you some do's and don'ts and perhaps, fresh new approach to holiday dressing.
There are moments in all parents' lives when they just can't figure out what to get their children and leaning on a big name retailer to pull a rabbit from a hat for them only adds to the frustration despite the helpful lists these retailers strive to provide.
Cut out the middle-man. With the internet, you don't have to wade through the booths at a craft fair to buy direct from artists. Etsy.com is the big gorilla in this space, with more than 6 million customers.
To relieve your stress and assist in selecting the perfect gift, I enlisted a few of my fabulous girlfriends including; Star Jones, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Kym Gold, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Sunny Hostin, Dr. Margena Christian and Peggy VanDeweghe.
Don't be a skinflint by gifting free apps. Splurge on these hot little numbers instead. Most are actually quite affordable, and they give value far beyond the holidays. Here are 10 great apps that help even the most fumbling traveler become a sleek adventurer.
This year the average American holiday shopper plans on spending $536.86 on gifts for the holidays according to the National Retail Federation survey. Using that average budget, MyPoints has created this visual guide to show how to divide that budget along with sample gift suggestions for shopping inspiration.
Perhaps you've noticed via the 80 billion emails that have gone out today that it's Cyber Monday. A time to go hog wild and buy buy buy online. But ou...
Perhaps ironically, the toys that parents are pushing each other out of the way to buy are themselves aimed to train the shopper in the fine art of mayhem and competition.
Who waits in line over night to go shopping? Who gives up their Thanksgiving just to save 10 dollars on a toaster, or even a hundred on a tablet? Poor people, that's who. Those of us who say we wouldn't dream of entering a Walmart on Black Whateverday? We can afford to say things like that.
What if we spend Advent lounging around like laid-back country shepherds instead of anxious, competitive Christmas shoppers? It might feel lazy.
Some of my friends can't wait for the holidays. The rest can't wait for them to be over. It's no wonder we're conflicted. We've allowed our most traditional, warm and fuzzy holiday to be smothered by an avalanche of consumerism and immediate gratification.