Topic: shopping-guides

Shopping Guide: 10 Cute, Affordable Backpacks For Back-To-School (Or Whatever)

Shopping Guide: 10 Cute, Affordable Backpacks For Back-To-School (Or Whatever)

We were a little nonplussed when Fashion Backpacks became a thing–would grown women really want a style synonymous with middle schoolers?–but before we had time to react, The Row had already starting manufacturing $4000 models (as well as $55,000 models flecked with prescription pills). Since the style is now just as acceptable on adults as it is for those of you headed back to school, a backpack-centric Shopping Guide seemed appropriate. Here’s some good options for under $100 (most under $50), ranging from practical–Baggu, JanSport–to more refined versions from Zara and Marc by Marc. More »

13 Cool Summer Sale Items At Deep Discounts To Shop Right Now (All Under $150)

13 Cool Summer Sale Items At Deep Discounts To Shop Right Now (All Under $150)

We are firm believers in never paying full price for anything. While it can be tempting to purchase current season stuff while it’s new and hot (and, well, practical weather-wise), we’d much rather wait until late summer/early Winter for crazy discounts on slightly older stock. Since everyone and their mother’s having a sale right now, we figured we’d round up a few current gems for you. Ahead, you’ll find all kinds of good summery stuff–dresses, tops, pants, accessories–and all of them under $150, including Rebecca Taylor, Helmut Lang, J Brand, A.P.C., Opening Ceremony and more. More »

12 Super Flattering One Piece Swimsuits Under $100

12 Super Flattering One Piece Swimsuits Under $100

It’s Summer! It’s BBQ season! It’s swimming time! It’s buy-up-all-the-aloe-and-bug-spray month! It also may be time to buy a swimsuit–and, while bikinis may be the choice of lad mags everywhere, a one piece is way more practical if you plan to do any swimming. Hence, we rounded up some currently available (++ super flattering) one piece suits all carrying a sub-$100 price tag. Enjoy. More »

Shopping Guide: Affordable, Adorable Spring Flats All Under $100

Shopping Guide: Affordable, Adorable Spring Flats All Under $100

Our fellow Gloss editor Samantha Escobar recently moved to New York. Unfortunately, no one warned her about bringing really comfortable shoes (New Yorkers walk a lot). For many recent transplants, all those city blocks amount to a shitload of new calluses and blisters–and a constant hum of discomfort from the feet. Anyway, we’ve been there–so we decided to help her out and compile a list of some attractive, walkable flats perfect for all that Springtime galavanting about… on the cheap.

Without further ado: cute flats under $100. More »

Shopping Guide: Cute Spring Trench Coats Under $200

Shopping Guide: Cute Spring Trench Coats Under $200

Hey, it’s really nice outside in New York this week! Colder climes everywhere are just now coming out of the frost and even verging on lightweight coat weather… which is to say, it may be time for a Spring trench. The versatile, practical middle ground between winter coats and, uh, tank tops is also one of those eternally cool wardrobe essentials. So, we put together a bunch we like at a moderate price (plus one porny aspirational Burberry, of course).

Thus, cute Spring trench coats in a variety of colors and shapes, all under $200. More »

Shopping Guide: Everything You Need For Your Own Fifty Shades Of Grey

Shopping Guide: Everything You Need For Your Own Fifty Shades Of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey is getting all kinds of stuff: a movie, probably, but also lingerie and home wares? We don’t really know because we kind of glaze over whenever we see the phrase Fifty Shades of Grey. However, thanks to the book’s astonishing, inexplicable popularity, a lot of people are talking about BDSM. Using our cursory knowledge of the material (thanks, Wikipedia!), we put together this shopping guide. More »

Shopping Guide: What Is ‘Good Luggage’ And How Much Does It Cost?

Shopping Guide: What Is 'Good Luggage' And How Much Does It Cost?

Recently, I took a flight and realized that my suitcase was a complete piece of shit. Tattered, old, cheap, poorly made and (maybe worst of all?) really ugly. Since then, I’ve become curious about “good luggage:” what does that mean exactly? I can spout about handbag quality ad nauseum… but I don’t know up from down when it comes to suitcases or travel chests or even duffel bags. How much do you have to spend? What kind of lifespan should you expect? Here are various pieces at various price points that I thought at least looked interesting or unusual or not bad, but really, what I want to know is: who makes your luggage and are you happy with it? Tell me about your experiences and the brands with which you’ve had good luck (or otherwise). More »

Shopping Guide: 15 Jewel Tone Dresses For Your Spring Wardrobe

Shopping Guide: 15 Jewel Tone Dresses For Your Spring Wardrobe

It’s weird how reporting on fashion makes you forgot what season you’re actually in. It took Katy Perry wearing head-to-toe Gucci on Elle to remind me that it’s very much Spring 2011. And what’s big for Spring 2011? Jewel tones, just like the ones on Perry. Rich, deep-saturation emeralds, rubies, amethysts and jades. Here’s 15 jewel-toned frocks for… the season we’re presently in. Prices range from $78 to $1920. More »

Steal the Look: Kate Middleton’s Blue Dress

Steal the Look: Kate Middleton's Blue Dress

So yeah, there’s been a big furor over Kate Middleton’s sleeved blue Issa London dress. I’m betting the reason for its rapid sell-out has less to do with Middleton’s impeccable style (which she has) and more to do with what a lovely, endlessly flattering piece it is. So we’re answering the call today with a gallery of sleeved, kimono and shirt-style navy dresses that will look great on you and won’t break the bank. More »