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flower bouquets in china

Everything is different in China —  even flower bouquets. I don’t know how I’d describe the flower bouquets in the U.S., but I would say that in general, they’re pretty un-fussy, wrapped in some clear plastic and maybe tissue paper. … Continue reading

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end of an era: filene’s basement

this is a sad day for consummate consumer. filene’s basement, the amazing destination for senseless bargain shopping, is gone. it was one of my mom’s favorite stores, and when we were living in boston, the husband and i used to go … Continue reading

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this is why…

… for 2 weeks i’ve been looking for something to wear to tomorrow’s holiday party and i haven’t been able to find anything even remotely wearable.

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stick a fork in me, i’m done

i am never getting clothes custom-made again. that’s it. chinese tailors, you have pushed me to my limit, and i am done. i don’t want to waste money anymore, i don’t want to waste my precious closet space anymore, i don’t … Continue reading

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an american consumer (in china)

i haven’t been writing much lately because… well, i haven’t been shopping very much. at least, i haven’t been shopping very much in china. i’ve been spending most of my time “window-shopping” — going through all my favorite american on-line … Continue reading

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custom-made clothing in china

in case you missed it, The Husband and i went to Luohu many many weeks ago to get some clothes custom made. i had been looking forward to this forever, and i was blogging about it long before we ever … Continue reading

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retail therapy

i was having a bad day, so i bought this dress from Nordstrom.com. i know, i know, i have a serious problem. i’m trying, but it’s just so hard. i’m sorry. you don’t understand what it’s like  — sometimes i get this uncontrollable thirst for … Continue reading

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a black hole called Luohu

a couple weekends ago, The Husband and i finally made our way to Luohu Commercial City, a magical 5-floor mall full of counterfeit everything. it was… i don’t know… like being in a casino, where you lose all sense of … Continue reading

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a well-made dress from madewell

it’s been a gazillion degrees in Boston this week, so i have been hiding out indoors most days. we don’t have AC in our apartment, but if you turn on all the fans and sit very very still wearing nothing … Continue reading

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i bought this today

i have this problem — i can’t stop myself from buying something that looks good on me. it’s a good thing i don’t have an awesome body, because i’d probably have a serious shopping problem. imagine! looking good in everything! … Continue reading

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