Tag Archives: on-line shopping

J.Crew prices: China vs. U.S.

It shouldn’t be a surprise that I logged onto jcrew.com two seconds after my last post. I got all excited about its promises of free shipping, free returns, duty free shopping to China, but they do charge a premium. I guess … Continue reading

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BE STILL, MY BEATING HEART!

I just opened up my inbox to the world’s greatest email. Well, ok, I could think of a couple other messages that could make me happier, but this really is the best thing I’ve gotten in a long time. And … Continue reading

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chairman mao: total pop icon

I’ve been seeing these Oba-Mao/Chairman Obama T-shirts all around China and Hong Kong, and it turns out that they’ve been around for quite some time. I found an article from 2009 about how the government banned the sale of these … Continue reading

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the power of threadless

When I was at BU, we read a very interesting case about Threadless, an innovative company in Chicago that uses an online community of artists  to create and vote on T-shirt designs. They call this kind of model crowdsourcing, and it’s pretty … 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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the curious incident of skulls and roses

one of my favorite items from etsy is this Rosa Muerte Antique Skull Red Rose necklace. i got it for a friend a couple years ago, and i’d been going back and forth about whether i also want one for myself. … Continue reading

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happy cyber monday!

oh, hello! sorry i’ve been MIA. i’ve been too busy traveling around the world and spraying money in four different currencies. the consummate consumer is making a major comeback, y’all! i have lots to talk about, but i need time to … 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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halloween dilemmas

china doesn’t celebrate halloween for the most part, but our school is *transnational,* so we’re going to have a costume party on monday. everybody’s been talking about their (lack of) costumes, and a few of us in the office have … 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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