Need to find very specific type of hat on the INTARWEBS. First seen in San Francisco's Chinatown. Picture follows... [more inside]
In tourist shops there are sometimes prints of watercolor or color pencil drawings of the city. The prints usually come in a bunch of sizes from postcard to 8x10. They cost a few dollars each. I'd like to purchase a bunch of these, but I can't find any online. They're out there, but my Google-Fu isn't finding them. I keep getting stymied at art supply shops and gallery pages. Can anyone find an online vendor for these? Thanks!
Los Angeles shopping filter: Is there a big toy store like FAO Schwartz in LA? Also where can I buy a working mechanical typewriter? [more inside]
Please refer me to a music shop (either online or in the MSP area) that sells classic metronomes (classic-looking, that is - either wood or metal).
I'm going to get a 'customer loyalty card' from Bloom's (aka upscale Food-Lion) supermarket. The terms and conditions don't mention anything about the validity of the information, and I know enough about security and datamining that I don't want to distribute that information. Do they have a policy, or is there any way I could get caught using a fake name/address/telephone no, etc.?
Gifts for soon-to-be teachers? [more inside]
Where can I get a hat like the argyle cap that Ricky Lizalde wears on Project Runway? It's a kangol-style cap with a black/white/gray argyle pattern. [more inside]
What MP3 player has the best storage-capacity-to-price value? [more inside]
I long for the carefree, halcyon days of my youth (or even my early 30s) in which boots regularly fit my legs snugly. Now, evidently, I am the last narrow-calved woman on the planet. Help me not have to wear the same boots for the fifth season in a row! [more inside]
I need a cool gift for a Milwaukee Brewers fan. Help! [more inside]
I'm looking for some shops or galleries in the Seattle area where I can expect to find art in the range of $100-$200. [more inside]
Best deals, patterns and otherwise for technical socks? (Cycling, Running, etc) [more inside]
Short women: can you recommend a comfy pair of track pants with appropriately-sized legs? [more inside]
Looking for an online store to easily find and purchase popular/classic books translated/written in European French. Mag subscriptions too!
I'm looking for popular books, novels, magazines, comic books...in European French (not Canadian French). I'd also like to be able to easily order/purchase them from home (preferably from places like Amazon.com). [more inside]
Where's a good place to buy running shoes in London? [more inside]
I often watch the shopping channels on TV and regularly see demonstrations of "miracle" cleaning products. Now my curiosity has got the better of me. Does anyone have experience of these cleaning products? Are they as fantastic as they appear? [more inside]
I'd like to buy a deck of tarot cards from these folks, but I've never bought anything online before. Is there any reason to think doing this is a bad idea? What do I need to know?
I have a 6-hour layover in San Francisco on Saturday night (7PM - 1AM). I want to get out of the airport and do some Christmas shopping and grab something to eat for a few hours, say 8-10PM. Where should I go? [more inside]
I need help getting dressed - but it's a little more complicated than that. If you're a vegetarian/vegan in NYC, especially with one with fashion sense, please read on. [more inside]
Does anyone have any recommendations for a quiet PC? [more inside]
Where's the best shopping in downtown Boston? [more inside]
Is there any system in place for finding clothes that were being sold years ago by large retailers? [more inside]
Please find me a hand crank radio with an Aux input that allows me to plug in my ipod. It should also get the weather stations and I consider it a bonus if it offers cell phone charging. I would like the price to be under $50.00 but I am curious to see all options.
Where can I buy legitimately funny, sarcastic and/or offensive Christmas Cards? [more inside]
Is it unethical to try ONE grape at the grocery store in order to determine whether to buy a bag?
I am looking for a new pair of men's leather shoes that have some heel (an inch or more) and are super comfortable. [more inside]
Shopping in NYCfilter. Any good suggestions for artsy/eclectic stores in either Manhattan or Brooklyn? [more inside]
I'd like to buy some bottles of Yoo-Hoo Chocolate Drink, but I can't seem to find any since I've moved to Redmond, Washington. Is there any store around here with these in 6 or 12 (or larger packs)?
What's a good place to buy relatively inexpensive women's coat (either online or in manhattan)? [more inside]
Help a girl get cleavage! [more inside]
I enjoy finer things, and like to laugh at crappy stuff. Is there any way to search amazon to bring up the best or worst products (in a category or overall)? A list of "all 5-star products" would be too crude, so I'm thinking, search for the combination of higest rating with most reviews, or lowest rating with most reviews.
I'm Christmas shopping for my SO. Help me out...I'm out of ideas. [more inside]
I’m not materialistic, just far too attached to my worldly possessions. How can I break my addiction to stuff? [more inside]
What 500Gb+ external HDD should I buy? Quietness, coolness, and reliability are a priority. [more inside]
This question is dumb, (but so am I). I need to find a trivial bit of apparel but can't think of the most direct way of going about getting it. If you check out this video around 0:25 (or 2:13 here), I need that thingie on the bassist's wrist. It's like a wristband but it's thicker goes up the forearm a little more. Were you in the Boston area where would you go to find something like that that doesn't involve just random stores + hope?
And it comes down to this: my car shopping has reached the finalist round. I have three cars left to choose from. Help me pick one. [more inside]
What stores (in the U.S.) carry reasonably-priced jeans for VERY skinny guys? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend a good custom flag or banner maker? [more inside]
Please recommend durable non-shiny black tights. [more inside]
I'm the co-creator of a new party game and my co-creators and I are stationed out of Madison. We've been invited to demo the game by an enthusiastic game store owner a few towns away, and so we've been wondering whether it makes sense to arrange a tour of the area metropolises (Minneapolis, Milwaukee, maybe Chicago). We're ramping up to the Christmas shopping season, and the game is going to start appearing at Barnes & Nobles soon, so on the one hand it seems like if we arrange something in advance with a store and simply show up there on the scheduled weekend, there's going to be a crowd, and we can try to attract shoppers' attention. But we can also perceive such a tour where we've planned it terribly, there's no store traffic and we've squandered our time and money. So: How to plan such a trip? [more inside]
Who knew finding a tabletop alarm clock would be so hard? [more inside]
Etsy.com displays products in interesting ways. What are some other unique e-commerce experiences? [more inside]
I am taking a trip to Rio de Janeiro next week. Are there any good shopping options for plus sizes (20-22)? [more inside]
Any recommendations for outlets and shopping within 2 to 5 hours of Toronto? We're aware of outlets in Niagara (but have never been) and are wondering if they're worth a visit and if there are other places worth seeing now that the US and Canadian dollars are at par. [more inside]
I'm moving to London, and need to find a home goods store. [more inside]
I'm 5'10", around 205 lbs. Whenever I try on clothes, whether they're shirts or jeans, they always end up looking baggy or bunchy, and nothing ever fits correctly. Where can I find clothes that fit better, and what styles would look best? [more inside]
First time in London, forgot to bring a jacket. Staying in the Kensington area . Where can I buy a light rain jacket nearby? [more inside]
I've been to small art fairs in college towns where art students sell their assigned works. The variety of subjects and media is wide and normally the costs are very reasonable (~$20). Are there online versions of this experience?
ShopFilter: What kind of laptop bag should I get? [more inside]
I need to purchase an all-in-one office machine (fax/scan/copy/printer) from my desk here in the U.S., and get it to my company's CEO in London by tomorrow. [more inside]