Can anyone share experiences or give me tips for surviving the Filene's Basement "Running of the Brides" in Columbus tomorrow? Details inside... [more inside]
Can you recommend a plus-size clothing store in Capetown? [more inside]
Where can I find wide-wale corduroy pants to fit leggy thin me? [more inside]
I love Velvet Garden and have been stalking LJ sales communities for bargains. Where else can I find cheap but good thrift/second hand shopping sites online? (Doesn't have to be clothes.) [more inside]
I currently sell stuff (gun accessories, scopes, targets, etc) purchased wholesale in the US retail in the UK through Ebay. I want to expand the product line - what other items would be good to sell in the UK? Preferably something small to ship of high value that is not super competitive like computer parts or cameras. What would UK buyers like from the US?
How to find balance between consumerism and materialism, and taking care of needs and appreciate quality/craftsmanship/design? [more inside]
I'm seriously considering joining Amazon Prime. Should I go for it? [more inside]
I received a $75 gift certificate to a fancy-schmancy LA beauty shop for Christmas, and could use some help to get the most bang for my gifted buck. [more inside]
What are some retail credit card accounts (ie Macy's Card) that deliver good freebies, coupons, discounts or other promos for members? [more inside]
Anyone know where I can find Cheap Monday jeans in Toronto? [more inside]
Recently, I was shopping at BedCetera.com and ran into some trouble when their website stated shipping time of five days but was then told that things take around a month. Is this a scam to pull people in hoping that they'll pay and then just be bare the extra time? I tried to ask them, but they told me that if I didn't like it to shop elsewhere. If they know of the extra time, shouldn't it be reflected on the website? Is this something that would go to the Better Business Bureau? (I'm in Vancouver Canada) If this issue is justified for a complaint, are there other places that I could warn other consumers. Are there other consumer websites that I could investigate a company before I buy something from them?
I want relatively crisp reheated food from the microwave. Can can I buy or make something to do this for me, like that silvery-coated paperboard that comes with frozen foods? [more inside]
Seeking women's clothing online. Please help me get out of my Target / Old Navy rut. [more inside]
Help me find webshops with inexpensive Pilot G6 gel pen cartridges, or at least as good alternatives, that ship to private customers in Europe? [more inside]
Awesome, supermarket-available, vanilla-scented shower gel from France - bought online and shipped to Latvia? [more inside]
Where should I buy a laptop in Bangkok? [more inside]
Austin shopping filter: Where has a good selection of ladies casual calf- to knee-high boots for reasonable prices in Austin that is not in a mall? See details for specifics. [more inside]
Looking for good used bookstores in Denver.... [more inside]
I just landed in Italy. Help me find the Florence and Rome that no one writes about. [more inside]
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.