Monthly Archives: June 2011

lesson of the day

barneys.com = barney.com = important distinction when you’re looking for a designer shoe sale.

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ebay update

i tried a 3-day auction on ebay with one of my J.Crew dresses and it closed last night for $21.50. i gotta tell ya, ebay is like crack — more so when you’re a seller than when you’re a buyer. … Continue reading

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obsession: North Face Isabella Backpack

help me, i am obsessed with this backpack. i must have it. i don’t think i’ve ever fallen in love with a backpack before, and yet here i am, unable to get this purpley thing out of my mind. it … Continue reading

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how to spoil your customers (and not in a good way)

Gap and Banana Republic seem to have sales just about every other day. and i don’t mean, like, “20% off clearance items”-kind of sale that most retailers hold on a regular basis. i mean, like, MAJOR “40% off of everything“-kind … Continue reading

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Lancome & Rent the Runway

I’ve been a member of Rent the Runway for a few months now. I’ve never rented any dresses, partly because I haven’t seen anything I liked but mostly because I would rather BUY a dress for $200 and have it … Continue reading

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rage against: Piperlime

i have very little tolerance for poor customer service — mostly because i don’t think it’s very hard to provide good customer service. i feel that businesses rarely lose customers over something major and catastrophic — like an e-coli outbreak … Continue reading

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too good to be true

experience has taught me that when a deal looks too good to be true, it usually is. i’m also a believer of such adages/cliches as “better safe than sorry,” “there’s no free lunch,” blah blah blah. anyway, i’m in the … Continue reading

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i love this. that is all.

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shopping pre-china : to do or not to do

ok, so for those of you who are unfamiliar, i am headed to china for a year with The Husband because TH got a one-year fellowship in Shenzhen. it’s exciting, it’s a chance of a lifetime, blah blah, blah. anyway, … Continue reading

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find it on ebay

i decided to go with ebay. i listed 8 items so far — 2 were listed last night, and 6 go live tonight. i look at this and am filled with pride. oh, my sweet darlings, go out into the … Continue reading

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