I didn't think it was going to be difficult to find a ladies quilted down vest in a subdued colour (in Toronto).
I would appreciate any help in finding a ladies quilted down vest in a subdued colour (in Toronto). My wife has seen the offerings at MEC and several other sportswear chain stores but can't find what she wants. I have a freelance deadline to meet and can't afford to search blindly. Any good prospects between Yorkdale Mall and Queen St. W is good. [more inside]
I'd like to buy my girlfriend a pretty, cheap, digital watch for xmas. Does such a thing exist? [more inside]
In search of an Oshawott/Mijumaru t-shirt. Can you help me find one? [more inside]
Where can I buy a powerful (60-75 pint) dehumidifier in the Bay Area today? I'm willing to buy it online and pick it up in the store, or just go directly to the store, but I'm trying to find a way to avoid spending all afternoon driving from store to store. Is there a specialty shop? Have you had any luck with "buy online - pick up in store today" options at Home Depot, Lowe's, Ace, Target, etc.? Is there a website that compiles local inventory for things like this? [more inside]
How do I become better at buying presents? I procrastinate every xmas because I can't decide what to buy people, the biggest obstacle, I worry the recipient won't like it. Need a breakthrough, what's your super gift-buying workflow? [more inside]
Where can I buy cheap lingerie and not feel uncomfortable? [more inside]
I just bought this dress from Anthropologie and I adore it. Help me find more dresses like this; vaguely 20s/30s, unexpected patterns, and flattering to someone with wider hips/smaller waist. [more inside]
My seven year old wants a robot for christmas. Help me find one. [more inside]
Please hope me! I am trying find a suitable gift for my pre-teen and early teenage relatives. [more inside]
How do I counter this argument? Me: Please do your shopping at independent, local businesses. The mall chain stores do not need your money. Opponent: 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]
In need of gift ideas for my newly-Canadian parents! [more inside]
What store-brand products are a good value? [more inside]
Hong Kong filter: I'm spending the weekend in Hong Kong, with no specific goals. Help me come up with some non-tourist trap things to do. [more inside]
My Nike Air Huarache shoes are wearing out. They have a unique fit with (what I call) an inner sock. Help me find a new pair or something similar. [more inside]
Buying panforte online or in Chicago? [more inside]
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?
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]
Help me find Pendleton blanket pretenders. I'd like to give one as a gift.. or a real one, if anyone has secret sale sources. I don't have time to shop!
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]
Where should I go shopping for boots, belts, and funky clothing generally in Italy (Florence or Rome)? [more inside]
Simple, casual, short-sleeved black dress. Do you have one? Where'd you get it? [more inside]
how common or uncommon is it for shops/companies to prohibit individuals from making returns? [more inside]
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]
Where can I find doubanjiang (豆瓣酱) for purchase in or near northern VA? [more inside]
Where can I buy decent scented candles in Dublin or London? [more inside]
Moving with nothing, where should we shop for pretty much everything? [more inside]
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]
Where else can I shop for structured, simple-but-fashiony basics? I am a woman in my late-20s. [more inside]
Fun, artistic digital camera for a gift? [more inside]
Is there a web resource I don't know about for finding one-off or few-off outlet stores? [more inside]
What's the decent, cheap laptop to buy these days? [more inside]
Even though they're not quite in season, can I buy persimmons (Hachiya persimmons, specifically) in NYC this week? Brooklyn or Manhattan, preferably.
I am looking for brick and mortar lingerie shop in the Bay Area that carries extended bra sizes. [more inside]
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]
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]
What sleeve or skin is good to get for an iPad (3rd gen) in conjunction with Logitech Ultrathin Keyboard Cover? [more inside]
What is the coolest thing I can buy at Lowe's or Home Depot for ~$10.00?
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]
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]
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.
Peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, ginger, cinnamon, liquorice, cool honey, but sadly not creme de menthe. One of every kind of Altoids mints.
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?
Which Hong Kong Marks and Spencer branch do I want? [more inside]
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]
What are your benchmark items for determining if a store is expensive or not? [more inside]
Help me find durable, affordable basic t's and tops for ladies. (Size XXL) Preferably online. [more inside]
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.
Which groceries are worth spending more money on and which are not? [more inside]
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]