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February 21

Looking for a decent women's suit

I am having a hell of a time finding a decent women's suit or matching separates that fit my criteria: pantsuit, less than $300, one button on the jacket, straight legged or tapered but not (freaking) cropped, buyable in person in NYC. Black or grey. Help me out here. [more inside]
posted by showbiz_liz at 11:03 AM - 11 answers

Need a recommendation on an over-the-range microwave.

Our 7-year old over-the-range Frigidaire microwave died last night. We need a new one. [more inside]
posted by fimbulvetr at 10:21 AM - 5 answers

February 20

Help a Tracfone user out - phone/minutes recommendations wanted

My tracfone year card is about to die and I'm thinking about upgrading. [more inside]
posted by stray thoughts at 3:43 PM - 1 answers

Slept like a toddler

Parents and Friends of children of metafilter: Toddler pillow recommendations! [more inside]
posted by St. Peepsburg at 9:33 AM - 11 answers

February 15

New York City Weird Book Hunting

I'll be in NYC next week with the family. While most of my time will be occupied by escorting a 6 year old to museums, dinosaurs, and battleships, I will have a free afternoon to browse bookshops. I am looking for used bookshops with a good selection of fringe (cryptids, UFOs, psychic mysteries, etc) books. Specifically, I want mass market UFO paperbacks from the 60s-90s, but will take all comers in that vein. [more inside]
posted by robocop is bleeding at 1:01 PM - 8 answers

February 14

flower delivery in suburban Manchester, UK

I'm located in South Australia. I'd like to have some flowers (and a brief, personalised greeting card message) delivered to a relative's home in suburban Manchester, UK, in early March. Any recommendations for professional flower delivery in that area? I need to be able to select, personalise, book and pay safely online.
posted by paleyellowwithorange at 12:07 AM - 5 answers

February 13

Help me sleep through the Trump administration - mattress recs needed

I mean, actually I'm going to be militant through the Trump administration, but I still need a new mattress. Firm mattress recs needed and further questions inside. [more inside]
posted by Frowner at 6:38 AM - 11 answers

February 9

rugged travel alarm clock?

Can you recommend a battery-powered alarm clock that will survive my cat? It should either be heavy enough that he can't slide it around with his paw, or small and tough enough to keep time when stuffed under a pillow. [more inside]
posted by yarntheory at 6:42 PM - 5 answers

AskMeFites, where did/do you find your most stylish men's clothes?

What are your go-to sources for your most fashion-forward threads? I live in Milwaukee, so specific examples relevant to that criteria are welcome, but websites, types of stores, or any other resource that you might know about that I don't are welcome as well. [more inside]
posted by Fister Roboto at 1:33 PM - 18 answers

February 8

How to replace a stained glass panel?

I am trying to replace a stained glass panel, seen partially obscured in this photo. I do not have a lot of information about it, as it was violently sucked out of the window following a windstorm and I never saw it again. [more inside]
posted by turtlebackriding at 8:51 AM - 6 answers

What are those??

Hello, travelers of Metafilter! I was in an airport last month and saw a businessman wheeling a very intriguing-looking suitcase. I couldn't see any labels but it had a distinctive feature that I've never seen before. Can you tell me what suitcase it was? Description inside! [more inside]
posted by therewolf at 12:00 AM - 6 answers

February 3

Best Place Online For Business Cards

I'm helping my chiropractor friend with his business card, but there are thousands of online companies for printing. I'd like recommendations please for the easiest, coolest and most affordable company. [more inside]
posted by zenpop at 11:02 AM - 16 answers

February 1

Comfy earbuds with hard mute button?

I'm looking for comfortable, wired earbuds that are like Sure SIE2i (they are comfy, they aren't noise-reducing in-ear-canal style) that also have a hard wired mute button (that button on the cord hangs up) on the cord or the earbud proper. The ones I've seen that do this are bluetooth (like Plantronics BackBeat Fit) but a wired version would be ideal. Would love to know if anyone has found anything like this. Thanks!
posted by jlittlew at 12:18 PM - 5 answers

A gift for someone taking on a new (but old) name

In a couple of weeks, a dear friend and intimate companion of mine will legally change her surname back to her maiden name, many years after the end of her marriage (in which she took her late husband's name). I'm looking for ideas for a gift I might give her that could be inscribed with either her name or initials to commemorate this moment. (She's a woman in her late 30s who lives alone and has no kids.) Thanks for your thoughts!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell at 11:47 AM - 9 answers

What have you learned working in retail?

Retail / service hacks: how has specific knowledge you've picked up from your job impacted how you buy those products or services? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis at 9:25 AM - 28 answers

January 28

Help me curb online spending

I need some strategies. As soon as I think of something I "need," there I am online buying it. What would you do (or do you do) to temper this impulse? [more inside]
posted by Clotilde at 8:37 AM - 25 answers

January 27

Cheongsam inspired fashion

I would like to wear more cheongsam inspired modern tops and embrace that part of my heritage. Where can I source them in Germany?
posted by Omnomnom at 1:10 PM - 7 answers

January 25

Emergency gifting help!

I need to send a gift to a friend who's experiencing a hard time with a flare-up of chronic illness and anxiety about health coverage. They love cats, crafts, and caramel. What can I order on Amazon (for example) that they dwould love? My price range is around $15-40. [more inside]
posted by magdalemon at 8:35 PM - 13 answers

Can you identify this jacket from 'Sneaky Pete'?

Love this jacket Giovanni Ribisi is wearing (in "Sneaky Pete"). I can't tell what the material is - it looks textured like hide but that doesn't seem right, nor suede. And I'm pretty sure that's not a Levi's tag on it. Can you ID the material, or even the maker?
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 7:04 PM - 19 answers

January 24

Help me to be a cool auntie!

Looking for a gift that both a 5-year-old boy and a 9-year-old boy can enjoy and play together. Or, is there some kind of recommendation/gift guide/review site for kids? [more inside]
posted by Sparkling Natural Mineral Water at 9:57 PM - 14 answers

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