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]
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.
Leads for finding sexy fitting jeans for a short lady with massive thighs and some booty? [more inside]
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]
Why are there so many people sitting in their cars in the grocery store parking lot? [more inside]
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]
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$.
What awesome German engineered products have I yet to discover? [more inside]
Looking for cheap, tagless men's tshirts...any recommendations? [more inside]
I'm interested in printing some color documents. I can go to my local UPS store, but I'm curious whether there are good options online so I don't have to go to the store. Do you know of reliable and reasonably priced (including shipping) vendors who do this service of printing a document and shipping to you?
I am currently writing my second novel and find myself in need of a new laptop on which to do the work. My previous machine, an aged Acer Aspire One, struggled through the first book but has now given up the ghost and gone to the great laptop skip in the sky. So, here is what I need: [more inside]
I sold a Dana Bourgeois Slope D guitar and have always regretted it. I can't really afford to buy another one. What's a good alternative? [more inside]
Where can I buy a counter-depth refrigerator in Los Angeles today? All attempts to date have ended in rivers of sorrow. [more inside]
I lost the practically weightless (Muji) laptop bag of my dreams and it seems to be out of production. Please help me find it or something equivalent? [more inside]
Please help me find online shops or etsy designers that sell dresses with unusual modern tailoring: structure and draping, weird necklines, etc. Solid, neutral, cotton/jersey/wool preferred. [more inside]
Where can I find reasonably-priced basic pieces for women online? [more inside]
Please help me plan my shopping list for post-hysterectomy recovery. [more inside]
Where can I get large poster prints of Andy Goldsworthy's more popular pictures? [more inside]
can anyone recommend some good websites that review sporting goods, from running shoes to tents, and that do not require a subscription?
NYC Shopping-Filter. Where can I find dresses/outfits like Michelle Williams in Take this Waltz? [more inside]
I would like to find this doormat. I thought it came from one of the big box stores, but I've gone through all the online inventories and can't seem to find it anywhere.
Where to shop for fashionable men's clothes in NYC? [more inside]
What are some NYC-centric chains? [more inside]
Best ThinkPad laptop for a student? [more inside]
Help me find the perfect pen... 1000 of them! I have a very specific type of marker in mind - in fact, I've already bought one of them - but I'm having trouble finding this type of marker available in mass quantity. Help? [more inside]
Help me find the perfect bug necklace for a girly tomboy [more inside]
I am looking for a shopping cart solution that specializes in subscription based sales. I have a small product that comes in several "flavors" that I would like to ship to each customer's house every month. [more inside]
How do I become a more ethical consumer? I'd like to primarily do business with organizations known for treating their workers - domestic and foreign - well. Where and how do I find them? [more inside]
Urgent birthday present vintage fashion help: Help me find a pair of jeans with a large zipper pull. [more inside]
I live in Boston/Cambridge, late twenties of average height and weight. I usually go dress shopping in the sales rack at Banana or Ann Taylor or, for more casual wear, places like Marshall's or Macy's. But I'm looking to go on a special-occasion shopping trip for a special-occasion dress (the event being a spring wedding in London and the excuse being to reward myself for when/if I lose 10+ straggler lbs.) [more inside]
Recently stumbled on this years ago question about a search for boots with narrow calves. I have this problem too! [more inside]
I want a stethoscope, but I know nothing about them. Please teach me about the differences between stethoscopes and direct me toward some good ones. [more inside]
What hourglass-friendly styles am I missing? [more inside]
Buying guitars: is it normal to get the one you see and play in the shop? [more inside]
Do you see this 3-layer bento lunch box for sale online? One box in the stack is white with the yellow design, one is white with the orange design, and the 3rd box is white with the green design.
My wife and I will be moving across an ocean(the atlantic - from Birmingham, UK to Chicago) in a couple of months and in the process I will be abandoning 87.6% of my stuff (everything but sentimental knick-knacks, some clothing and laptops). I'd like advice on rebuilding my stuff collection - furniture, appliances, kitchen utensils and all the other stuff you need to make an apartment livable. What would you do if you could do it all over again? [more inside]
I'm going to be spending the upcoming weekend in Melbourne, and am interested in shopping for vintage and handcrafted items, as well as general wandering/people watching. Where should I go? [more inside]
I'd like to buy a new road bike and I think I have a general idea what I'm looking for (aluminum, Tiagra, WSD). Within that class of bikes, how do I choose between the available brands? [more inside]
Bad friend: I forgot to buy a birthday present for my Canadian friend. I am in the UK. I would like to be able to give her something today. I have a debit card, a credit card, Paypal and the internet. I'm thinking that a voucher would be good, but for example, can I buy an amazon.ca voucher for her? Can she use an amazon.com or .co.uk voucher in Canada? What other vouchers are there that will allow me to pay from the UK? [more inside]