Notes of a shopaholic

Saturday, May 03, 2003:

The summer-footwear dilemma found partial resolution yesterday when I picked up a pair of Steve Madden white loafers for $50 at the SRI shoe Wearhouse. Definitely wearable without socks. Steve Madden seems a shade on the cheap side, but they definitely have some hip designs going on.
Steven Sherman // 10:16 AM


Thursday, May 01, 2003:

As it was the 1st, the day my Saks coupon went into effect (and why do they mail such bulky coupons? I had to carry mine around while shopping, since it didn't fit into any pockets, and nearly lost it twice), I made it down to the nearby Saks Outlet. A couple minutes in the fitting room made it clear that the irridescent teal cotton-nylon shirt from Theory was the clear winner, superior to a Ben Sherman paisley shirt, a theory tunic, and some of those upscale Levis. With the coupon I thought it would cost $63, but when they rang it up it came to $53, go figure. I have succeeded in resisting any other shopping today, although I noticed a jacket at the Gap that looked very Marc Jacob-y. Will have to keep an eye out for when it is marked down to $30.
Steven Sherman // 7:52 PM


Wednesday, April 30, 2003:

I went to the mall tonight just to get out and about, and found I couldn't resist a frame buckle belt at Banana Republic for 9.99. And a pair of green cotton-linen trousers at J-Crew for $30. I have been wanting a pair of green pants for a while. Anyway, my credit card bill came tonight and its actually quite low. Lots of Yoox returns, plus my Bluefly order was mostly covered by earlier credits. So things don't look so bad. On the other hand, I've been thinking about the month ahead. I could use a pair of sandals (some nice ones on Yoox for $100). And there is a linen/resin coated coat that is now $89 at Banana--it will be $45 with my gift card and a credit I have that's trapped in my car while its being fixed. Plus I would like a pair of sunglasses (approximately $90). Plus there is my purchase tomorrow with my coupon at OffSaks, which will probably be between $40 and $70. So we seem to be looking at another $300 month. Hopefully I can make it back on my much delayed spring-cleaning sale on Ebay, but I have to wonder how this happens.
Steven Sherman // 7:47 PM


Monday, April 28, 2003:

Shoptart has another excellent monthly installment at hintmag here. I suppose the key find is the cloven hoof sneakers from Martin Margiela--you definitely won't be mistaken for just another hipster in campers-or-some-variant. But don't miss the new menswear line, ICR vs. Deth Killers, supposedly created by rival motorcycle gangs who stopped fighting and started sewing after 9/11. A much saner response to that tragedy than our president's, I have to say .
Steven Sherman // 8:01 PM


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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

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