Tag Archives: shopping

dry oil vs. wet oil

The beauty industry sure loves to confuse consumers. All the rage these days is “dry oil,” which supposedly hydrates skin without clogging pores. That sounds great and all, except I’ve been conditioned to expect the exact opposite for decades. Since … Continue reading

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things you can do with your kid’s artwork

I don’t get excited about too many new businesses out there, because I feel like most are not very original. But I think this one is totally brilliant. Child’s Own Studio custom makes soft toys out of children’s drawings. So … Continue reading

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selling deodorants to strong women

The commercial for Degree Clinical deodorant goes something like this: “Women are strong. Not strong with an asterisk. Not strong but. Women are strong. Period.” The slogan for this product is “Unapologetically Strong.”¬† I was wondering why it sounded so… … Continue reading

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things chinese people (don’t) buy

There’s an article in WSJ today about American retailers pulling out of China after failing to understand the local market. Home Depot, for one, says that with its cheap labor, China is more of a “do-it-for-me” kind of culture rather … Continue reading

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friends don’t let friends shop at Hollister

I hate Hollister for soooooOOOOOoooo many reasons, and some little evil part of me is excited to see that they keep living up to the epic-level doucheyness that I’ve come to expect from them. The latest¬†is that Hollister just opened … Continue reading

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Fashion’s Night In

Every year, I hear about Fashion’s Night Out and get all excited about the thousands of fun events and promotions running all over the place. But I’m rarely in the right place to take advantage of these deals — last … Continue reading

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Ace Power from Korea

Ohmygod, Korea is killing me with these weird weight loss/fitness contraptions. This one is called Ace Power, and it’s supposed to give you the workout benefits of horseback riding. Which sounds fine, except… it looks like this. And you thought … Continue reading

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elevators at The Gap in Hong Kong

Every time I go to The Gap in Hong Kong Central, I shake my head at this elevator on the lower level of the store. Can you see in this picture what I might be complaining about? Yes, the stairs. … Continue reading

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Buttocks Bras in Korea

When we were in Seoul last month, we came across a shop selling this amazing product — Buttocks Bra! It’s so weird and awesome that I wish I’d tried it (for, you know, research), but I didn’t think that was … Continue reading

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Hongdae area in Korea

Last time we were in Seoul, it was too damn cold to do anything. I feel like I complained the entire time and sat around my parents’ living room contemplating the miracle of ondolbangs for a month. This time, however, … Continue reading

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