Notes of a shopaholic

Friday, April 25, 2003:

I've been sick all week, just hiding out in my apartment, bored out of my mind. Tonight, sufficiently sick and tired of being sick and tired, I decided to go out and do a bit of shopping. Actually, since I feel as if I've spent about enough this month, it was more in the spirit of a preview for May 1st, when I can use the Saks 30% off coupon. Sadly, the Diesel Stretch jeans have been marked down, and my size is gone with the wind. And much of the stuff from Earl Jeans is gone. There is an interesting white stretch linen/viscose tunic from Theory that would be $70 with the coupon. Also a really cool irridescent shirt, also from Theory, although would I be able to actually fit that into my wardrobe? Or, less expensive, a stretch nylon navy polo from Theory. Or sunglasses from Prada.. Anyway, it was good to be out and about again.
Steven Sherman // 6:50 PM


Thursday, April 24, 2003:

A couple of days ago I posted a link to an article suggesting that color was revitalizing retail. So why does Banana Republic's men's selection look like this?
Steven Sherman // 6:09 AM


Wednesday, April 23, 2003:

Woo-Hoo! Off Saks finally sent me a special offer--30% off any one item (excluding dotted and stickered merchandise blah blah blah..) between May 1 and May 4. This is good timing, since I always feel less guilt shopping at the beginning of the month, more as the month winds down (like now). Perhaps the Diesel stretch jeans will still be available? Perhaps they'll have something new, maybe a pair of Miu Miu sandals? (dream on)
Steven Sherman // 6:27 PM


Tuesday, April 22, 2003:

Guy Trebay says color is the new black, and generating interest in stores again.

I got the Ted Baker pants today. The plaid pair is definitely not for the casual wardrobe, as indicated on the site. They are also too tight. The velour jeans look good, although I'm wondering what sort of lint magnet they will turn into (my home is like a lint factory). Why do these jeans fit fine, while dress pants by the same company are too tight? How complicated is sizing? Is there any possible aesthetic logic in trying to trick people into wearing stuff that's too tight?
Steven Sherman // 6:14 PM


Monday, April 21, 2003:

Well this is just the must-have of the season.
Steven Sherman // 7:04 AM


Sunday, April 20, 2003:

Wonderful page of oddities put together by an electrician who works in a thrift store. Best of all, if you're feeling broke, nothing's actually for sale.
Steven Sherman // 9:55 AM


After my first effort to 'win' a diesel t-shirt on Ebay for $15 failed as a result of someone bidding with 3 minutes left (I hate the online auction--its a stupid idea), my second effort scored me the same for $12.50.
Steven Sherman // 5:44 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'...
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