A lot of hardcore shoppers tend to look at Black Friday the way most hardcore drinkers look at New Year’s Eve: it’s amateur hour. However, other (occasionally less smug) shoppers see Black Friday as an opportunity to score all kinds of mind-boggling deals… if you’re willing to brave the crowds. Here’s a few that may make us consider the risk to life and limb. More
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New Yorkers! Our friends at Ambit are having a trunk show! The indie label (designed by duo Amber Jimenez and Wray Serna) has been picking up some seriously positive buzz and now you can get your hands on its cool, effortless minimalism for less. See the flier after the jump. And, most importantly: there will be discounts on Ambit if you say TheGloss sent you. More
New flash sale sites are popping up these days as quickly as all the pretty flowers this Spring. But just as much as those flowers are giving me terrible allergies and making me want to stay inside at all times, flash sales often make me want to run in the other direction.
For starters, flash sales tap into all of the guilt, emotional turmoil and joy involved in shopping and then turn up the dial with a clock quickly ticking away, forcing you into impulse purchases of often very expensive items. Then there’s the competition of other shoppers frantically clicking away at the products you actually want, threatening to sweep them out of your grasp if you take too long to hit the purchase button.
It’s all a great way to get shoppers to spend money. But it’s not always great for the people doing the purchasing. And the prices on these sites are not always the bargain they claim. Take the above example. Why would you spend $99 on a purse that retails for $55? More
Do you ever look at paparazzi photos of Lady Gaga and think, “I wish those clothes were available online so I could dress like a pantsless asshole from Mars, too”? More
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Thalia Surf Shop in Laguna Beach, CA, posted this advertisement online yesterday to promote their MLK Day sale. Um, if this is a joke, then it’s a really unfunny one. More
Last night, we went to a late-night sale at American Apparel, hoping to find some hipsters to publicly ridicule. But instead, we were confronted with a lovely spread, and quickly found ourselves in the dressing room trying on shirts and hoodies that we didn’t need.
It was a shock to us all, but we find ourselves arriving at the same conclusion we’ve arrived at in weeks past: maybe, American Apparel is growing up and learning some class. More
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I mean, I think the headline speaks for itself, but in case you’re wondering, I’ll elaborate. I just found out that Monique Lhullier is having a massive sample sale in downtown L.A. this Sunday. Honestly, can you imagine anything more … More
Sample Sales: 200 women enter, 1 woman leaves. Oh. Wait. That’s not shopping. That’s Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. I think I meant: sample sales, they can be really crazy, as evidenced by the mayhem at the Christian Louboutin sale today. … More
Last week, online couture shop theoutnet.com advertised a huge sale in honor of its one-year anniversary, where for a brief window of time everything on the site would be available for $1. However, they didn’t specify what time zone the … More