Notes of a shopaholic

Saturday, January 04, 2003:

Since the Hives appeared on the scene, I've been wondering where to find ascots. Forzieri claims to be the best site for Italian accessories on the web.
Steven Sherman // 5:20 AM


From today's Times: "Many pollsters and analysts blame the recent holiday retailing debacle — one of the most disappointing seasons in at least 10 years — on the inability of merchants to set themselves apart from their competition and generate enough excitement to make customers leave their houses and spend."

Not mentioned: the complete lack of choice for fashionable men at most stores.
Full article.

Steven Sherman // 5:05 AM


Friday, January 03, 2003:

According to Lucky's poll, their average reader owns 11 pairs of jeans. This just shows the difference between men and women. I sometimes wonder if I'm insane because I own... 7 pairs.
Steven Sherman // 9:06 PM


Steve Madden shoes, at least the Camper imitations, are a little too overexposed, but you gotta admire their multiple viewpoints flash animation display of their items. Other sites, time to catch up!
Steven Sherman // 8:39 PM


In their shopping suggestions for meditation (didn't really know it was necessary to shop for it, but anyway...) the New York Times includes a $350 bag for your sticky mat designed by Marc Jacobs and the 'yogi and model' Christy Turlington.
Steven Sherman // 5:17 PM


Shop Tart at Hint Magazine describes a new menswear line, Cloak, that "samples the louche style of French crooner Serge Gainsbourg (think unbuttoned-down shirts and lean, rumpled trousers). Founders Robert Geller and Alexandre Plokhov remix cool but classic cuts, and avoid taking their tailoring skills into over-the-top avant-garde territory." Here's hoping its not too incredibly expensive.
Steven Sherman // 12:57 PM


Thursday, January 02, 2003:

If you have a pair of buckleback Levis from the 30s, you might want to sell them on Ebay. They seem to fetch quite a handsome price.
Steven Sherman // 10:34 AM


Wednesday, January 01, 2003:

Clothing purchases in December after I started this blog:

Etro Pants 63.99 (order cancelled by Bluefly).
Banana Republic Charcoal wool zip-cardigan $30 (original retail $98) (mall).
Banana Republic Green hat $14 (original price $38) (mall).
DKNY Khaki stretch cords $42 (original price $88) (local boutique).
Hugo Boss Denim blazer $66 (original price $600) (bluefly)
Kenneth Cole Jeans, Moleskin Pants, black denim blazer $142 (original price approx. $280)(
Kenneth Cole funky knit striped shirt $42 (original price $69)(Nordstroms)
leather/acrylic vintage sweater jacket $15 (EBay).
JCrew desert suede oxfords $40 (original price $120?) (mall).

So not counting the cancelled Bluefly order, the tab comes to $391. Ouch!!! Next month will definitely have to be slower. Maybe we'll return something from the Kenneth Cole order, which still has not arrived although they e-mailed me a week ago that they were sending it off. And that 391 dollars was a lot of stuff--1 pair of shoes, 1 sweater, 2 blazers, 1 shirt, 1 hat, 1 pair of jeans, 2 pairs of pants...
Maybe we can make some of it back on my EBay sales, which should begin tonight.

Steven Sherman // 11:36 AM


Just returned from a little trip to Asheville NC. If you've never been, consider going now. At this point its very beautiful and unspoiled--practically no chains to speak of in its downtown, which must have about fifteen blocks worth of walking terrain, almost unheard south of the Mason-Dixon line (excluding the French Quarter in New Orleans and South Beach). Loads and loads of really high quality artsy-craftsy stuff. I was so excited that I nearly forgot about shopping for clothes for a couple of days. Purchased a wavy hand-made glass bowl for 27$. Its one of the first 'objets d'art' I've ever purchased. I usually just pile books on my shelves and junk mail on my coffee table but I think this will look nice.
Steven Sherman // 11:20 AM


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favorite links

Hint Magazine
Fashion Icon
Mens Trend
GQ (forum)
Japan today
New York Times Fashion discussion board

Vintage Sites
Ballyhoo Vintage
Deco 2 Moderne
Vintage Trends
Vintage Clothes on EBay
Chelsea Girl Women's only (not cheap!)
Decades vintage

Sites selling small designers
Urban Evolution
Go Clothing
HDs Clothing
Purple Skirt women's only
Planet lulu samples-women only
guyshopcheck out girlshop too
scoop only sells women's online

Good deals on designer stuff
Ebay Designer Boutique
Yoox is my favorite lately.
Awesome prices and great selection. Like Century 21 on the web
Jills consignment women's
Haburi European shoppers only

Steve Madden

Dutch by Design
Models Own

Tried and True (sites that sell stuff you might be familiar with)
Armani Exchange
Kenneth Cole
Urban Outfitters
Saks Online

Websites that are Kind of Ugly and/or Hard to Use
Universal Gear
Smart Bargains

Coupons and special offers
247 Mall Coupons
Current Codes
Computerland Central
Smart Buy

Store finders--nothing for sale
NY Sale sample sale finder
Outlet Bound
Premium Outlets
Mills Outlets
Discount Shoe Warehouse (DSW)
Century 21

nothing much for sale, but nice sites (store locators)
Club Monaco
Diesel (watches are available on line)
Louis Boston

New York Fashion Blog
Avenue of Style Lots of links
No good for me

If you know of more sites, bargains, or just want to say 'hi'...
contact me!