Please hope me! I am trying find a suitable gift for my pre-teen and early teenage relatives. [more inside]
posted by Spinneret
on Nov 25, 2012 -
How do I counter this argument?
Please do your shopping at independent, local businesses. The mall chain stores do not need your money.
Do the hundreds of people who work in the mall, or in the businesses that surround the mall and depend on mall traffic, need your money? [more inside]
posted by BostonTerrier
on Nov 25, 2012 -
Help me find a website I saw a few years ago. It sold smart women's clothing, mostly dresses (and specifically long sleeved dresses), and I remember a major selling point being that the person who set it up (maybe a librarian or academic?) wanted to find clothing for work that didn't require endless layering to look appropriate and modest. The stuff was well made and they didn't have a huge stock (I don't think it was Modcloth). It was perfect for anyone who is sick of having to wear cardigans all the damn time! Sound familiar to anyone?
posted by bimbam
on Nov 16, 2012 -
I have very little experience with buying winter coats. In searching online for a semi-formal women's winter pea coat I have gotten completely overwhelmed with choices. Help? [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter
on Nov 13, 2012 -
I'd like to buy my friend a Pendleton blanket as a gift, however, I don't have the time to source one, nor do I have the fundage right now. Are there alternatives? [more inside]
posted by ElectricGoat
on Nov 8, 2012 -
Where should I go shopping for boots, belts, and funky clothing generally in Italy (Florence or Rome)? [more inside]
posted by 168
on Nov 7, 2012 -
how common or uncommon is it for shops/companies to prohibit individuals from making returns? [more inside]
posted by skjønn
on Oct 23, 2012 -
I spend a lot of time cruising the web during my slow days at work. One of the things I love are websites with cool "gear" for guys. Help me find more! [more inside]
posted by Stan Grossman
on Oct 22, 2012 -
I'm going to Barcelona next week on a business trip, and I'd love to buy my wife some nice shirts, possibly some jewellery as well. Also some cute baby stuff for my son would be nice. [more inside]
posted by Admira
on Oct 9, 2012 -
Where else can I shop for structured, simple-but-fashiony basics? I am a woman in my late-20s. [more inside]
posted by lxs
on Oct 7, 2012 -
Is there a web resource I don't know about for finding one-off or few-off outlet stores? [more inside]
posted by ersatzkat
on Oct 1, 2012 -
Even though they're not quite in season, can I buy persimmons (Hachiya persimmons, specifically) in NYC this week? Brooklyn or Manhattan, preferably.
posted by Viola
on Sep 24, 2012 -
Can you give me step-by-step instructions on how to pick out salad ingredients after arriving at a supermarket or farmer's market? [more inside]
posted by grouse
on Sep 22, 2012 -
Going to purchase something online. Shipping is expensive. A larger purchase will get me free shipping, but the cost would be more than the cost of the smaller purchase plus shipping. How do you analyze decisions like this? [more inside]
posted by biwa-shu
on Sep 19, 2012 -
What sleeve or skin is good to get for an iPad (3rd gen) in conjunction with Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover? [more inside]
posted by lirael2008
on Sep 19, 2012 -
What is the coolest thing I can buy at Lowe's or Home Depot for ~$10.00?
posted by reductiondesign
on Sep 17, 2012 -
Ask advice from Moms (could be dads) who do clothes shopping for the whole family (kids, yourself, spouse). If you don't have a lot of time to shop and you want to try to find good deals, how do you do it? [more inside]
posted by akomom
on Sep 16, 2012 -
Who sells non-costumey retro dresses for reasonable prices? I dig '50s style dresses in particular, and have a hard time finding them aside from ModCloth. [more inside]
posted by jorlyfish
on Sep 11, 2012 -
I messed up my travel packing, and I now need to buy a charger for a Canon S95 camera battery in St. Petersburg, Russia. Is there any place where I could get one for a reasonable price? I'm staying downtown.
posted by Jakey
on Sep 10, 2012 -
For a present, I want to buy one of every different flavor of Altoids mints (just the regular size mints, not the gum or smalls). The problem is that they seem to only be sold in bulk. Is there anywhere online that will sell me every variety individually? Or does anyone know a place in the Orange County, CA area that stocks the entire range of Altoids?
posted by TayBridge
on Sep 9, 2012 -
Toronto student life filter: Two questions! 1) How likely will I be able to commute to school (only 1.5 km) in the winter months? 2) Where can I find lots of choices for notebooks that are high quality but affordable? Downtown/near U of T preferred. [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree
on Sep 3, 2012 -
Help me find durable, affordable basic t's and tops for ladies. (Size XXL) Preferably online. [more inside]
posted by gilsonal
on Aug 27, 2012 -
What tech specs are most essential for working remotely via Citrix? Longtime Mac user here, have never bought a Windows machine. I need to buy a laptop to work remotely for my job (paralegal at a mid-size law firm). I will be logged into my Firm's network, and running a variety of software programs off Citrix (iManage Desksite, Filesurf, Word, Hotdocs template manager, Adobe Professional, etc). What key features should I be looking for? Is 8GB of RAM enough? Recommendations for specific brand names are also welcome.
posted by invisible ink
on Aug 25, 2012 -
I'm just under 5'5". Unusually (I think?) for someone of average height, I have long legs *and* a long-ish waist. This is possible because the distance between my shoulders and under-arms is, apparently, according to the shirts of the world, unusually short. [more inside]
posted by DestinationUnknown
on Aug 16, 2012 -
Mefites of Holland! Send me to your favorite ethnic grocery stores and trattorias in de Randstad.
Bonus points for North Holland (esp. Haarlem-A'dam-Alkmaar), and you win 1,000 internets if you know of a real Mexican, Thai or Indian grocer anywhere within 250k of Amsterdam.
posted by digitalprimate
on Aug 15, 2012 -
Leads for finding sexy fitting jeans for a short lady with massive thighs and some booty? [more inside]
posted by ifjuly
on Aug 15, 2012 -
I would like a small new desktop PC. I would like it to be faster in Lightroom. I would like to spend as little money as humanly possible. What's my best strategy? [more inside]
posted by selfnoise
on Aug 12, 2012 -
I finally saved enough cash to buy a pair of Docs...but the style I want is all gone! Can Metafilter track me down a pair? [more inside]
posted by robot-hugs
on Aug 7, 2012 -
Please give me your suggestions for large, very sturdy grocery/laundry carts
. Said cart will have to do duty carrying groceries from my parking space to my apartment (which is across and down the street) but more importantly, it must be able to handle 1-2 35 pound containers of cat litter on occasion, when I need to buy for the boys. Good wheels are a must for when the weather gets snowy, but I do have an elevator (after about 4 steps). Price is not a huge issue, but I would love to keep it under 75$.
posted by oflinkey
on Aug 6, 2012 -