Buying an engagement ring in Bangkok: Advisable? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I recently spent several hours in our typical U.S. city looking for some new pants for myself, an adult male. Almost none of them fit. I wear a 34" waist (36" was always way too big) and a 34" inseam, but in most of the pants my abdomen showed upward-pointing "smile lines." From looking at some sewing blogs, it looks like this means the crotch is cut too high. My girlfriend says I have a "perky" rear end, so some of the pants were giving me wedgies too, especially the ones made from thinner fabrics. After trying on lots of pants at Nordstrom Rack, Gap, J. Crew, and Banana Republic, we were only able to find a few pairs that actually fit (a pair of khakis at J. Crew, dressier slacks at Banana Republic, and a pair of Levi's 505 straight fit corduroys). I couldn't find any jeans that would fit me at all, but maybe I can find somewhere with 505 jeans. [more inside]
Where might I find glasses like these? [more inside]
Please recommend your favorite white noise machine! [more inside]
Obama SWAG in Chicago---where can I get some fast and in person? Leaving for Ethiopia in a matter of days and I've received a request from someone there for anything "Obama"...t-shirt, pins, posters, etc. But I don't have much time and anything ordered from the campaign store online will not arrive in time (they don't have an option for faster shipping.) Are there any brick and mortar stores in Chicago where I can pick something up?
Are there any interesting foreign/international food markets in in-town Atlanta? [more inside]
Where do the more fashionable young men in NYC get their slacks? I need some nice pants and I don't want to look like my father. Where can I get some fashionable, slimmer, non-break, pants in NYC? [more inside]
Tell me about high-quality, (i.e. more than just a designer name) classic, luxury accessories. [more inside]
I need a map. A really big map. [more inside]
Help a homeowner spend $500 to expand his basic tool collection. What will give me the most value and use for my money? [more inside]
Guys, I've finally found the robe of my dreams. Well, sort of. Please help me locate a reasonable fascimile of this gorgeous, long, short-sleeved, fitted, white quilted cotton-looking robe, as seen on Mad Men (season 2, episode 8, I believe). Screenshots of The Robe of My Dreams on Betty Draper here and here.
Jog my memory: what do I miss from Denmark? [more inside]
Need to buy a fancy evening dress. Don't want to buy a basic LBD, and want mini or knee length - not full length. Prefer a little funkier perhaps. Any suggestions where? The boutiques I frequent don't do a lot of fancy dresses, so I'm lost. Of course there are the dept stores but would love to avoid if possible.
I discovered Crystal deodorant a few months ago. I had tried literally every other unscented deodorant on the market and could not find one that held up all day. It turns out that the damned rock you rub on your pits is the greatest deodorant ever, and it had been on the shelf the whole time. What other miracle products are sitting on the shelves at the market, unnoticed as I pass them by in favor of products that are more well known or have bigger advertising budgets?
Cheap clothing in Sydney? [more inside]
Please help me find another incarnation of the best school orientation giveaway ever, my perfect one shoulder, cross body bag. [more inside]
Where in SF do I buy (1) a euro-to-US wall plug adapter (US pins, euro holes) (2) a USB cable with a "Korean 20-pin" connector on one end (like the pics in this thread) ?? [more inside]
Where do all the "normal" people shop in Moscow? The only places that I've found are glitzy marble malls with Western brands and inflated prices... looking for not just clothing, but (open) markets to wander around selling random day to day items, crafts, etc. Also, not necessarily with a purpose to shop but to also just immerse with local day to day living. I've been scouring the internet to find markets where local people shop, but it seems like there was a huge crackdown last year by the government and now everything's been closed. [more inside]
What's the current best bargain aggregation site on the net, especially for geeky/gadgety stuff? I used to be a big fan of Ben's Bargains, but that seems to have gone downhill, and, while Woot and Groupon and such are fun, they don't include deals from other places. Where should I go for serious shopping (and impulse buys)?
I'm shopping for shoes and have a wide foot. Last I looked, Zappos had the best search option for filtering out shoes that would not fit me. Alas, I live in Canada and apparently Zappos Canada recently stopped business. What are my options in Canada for a good online store that has advanced search options like Zappos? Perhaps my only route is going onto company websites - but the only companies that I know for sure have some sort of width measurement system are: Rockport, Sketchers, New Balance....
I want to buy a $12 item of clothing from the USA and have it delivered to the UK. Can I do this without spending $30+ on shipping? Also, are the Carhartt Leather Fencer Gloves (or something as good) available in the UK? [more inside]
I'm fairly obsessed with "deal of the day" websites, like myhabit, hautelook, and woot. What are your other recommendations for fun "deal of the day" sites?
Where can I find a stylish bikini that would work for me? [more inside]
I'm buying a Mac tomorrow, which mac should I buy? [more inside]
Know anything about selling a product wholesale? To local shops? Looking for some hivemind retail knowledge! [more inside]
Hello savvy LA lady shoppers, male or female! My sister's boyfriend is visiting LA and would like to scope out some local lady stores/boutiques (clothes, jewelry, accessories) for a gift for my sister. He doesn't have a car, is in Venice, and can get to Santa Monica. Any suggestions for good places to hit?
I have a whopping $40 to blow at Amazon. What should I get? [more inside]
I desire a new bag. Something sturdy to carry my laptop* and books in. Something I can easily kart around on my bicycle (on my back, shoulder, or otherwise a flexible paneer). I'm based in London, UK. Budget floating around £100ish. Give me inspiration people! [more inside]
I am trying to buy an EMDR device (psychological-support device used to treat PTSD, etc.) somewhere in NYC in the next few days if at all possible. I know great places for general medical supplies and devices, but is there a store for psychological/psychiatric intervention devices in our great metropolis? [more inside]
Buying a computer. Except I know far less about computers than my folks think I do... [more inside]
I'm in NYC, and I want to take my girlfriend shopping for a nice, sexy, classy pair of heels. Think high-quality leather. Only problem? I know nothing about womens' shoes, shopping, or shopping for womens' shoes. Could you recommend some good stores to check out? [more inside]
What consumer products don't depreciate much in a 5+ year timespan? [more inside]
I have fifty dollars to spend on Amazon, and I'm looking for ideas beyond books, ebooks, music, or movies. If you had had to pick 3-5 $10 to $15 dollar items that would make your life slightly better in some way, what would you pick?
MontrealShopping Filter: Yes, I am a Christmas shopping procrastinator. What are your favourite places to shop for pretty-looking things in Montreal? [more inside]
Looking for some recommendations for fun, surprising ______ of the Month subscriptions. [more inside]
What is the best online store in Japan? Amazon or Rakuten or others? [more inside]
What online retailers should I use to purchase gifts for my relatives in other states, now that I'm aware of how Amazon treats its warehouse employees and do not wish to purchase anything from them until they improve the working conditions and increase their wages? [more inside]
I need a cheap wireless lapel microphone for a school musical. Give me your recommendations. [more inside]
Where can I buy classy holiday decorations in NYC/Brooklyn that aren't inanely expensive? [more inside]
Help me find baby and toddler clothes. Looking for basics as well as a few "wow"/interesting items. The baby is still a baby but is quickly growing out of baby sizes so toddler stuff is welcome too. [more inside]
I'm looking for online sources for unique candy. Whenever I see candy I've never seen before, I have to buy it. This is especially true if there is evidence it's actually good quality and not just weird. Small independent companies, regional and international candy, old-fashioned, unusual foodie-bait flavors and preparations, fancy packaging, I'm into it all. Are there online shops that bring any or all of these things together, on the way to my mouth? [more inside]
Curious about this question. What information does pay pal give about a buyer to the seller?
Please help me find cheap, reasonably stylish clothes in France. [more inside]
What are the best weird, quirky, or inimitable shops in Brooklyn for stocking stuffers? I'm shopping for small gifts.
Appliance shopping online - what to make of the bad apples? [more inside]
Help me take a big bite out of my Christmas shopping. What are some small, cheap, amusing things that I can buy in bulk? [more inside]
Dressy, affordable tees for men? [more inside]
For Christmas this year I would love to give my family food-of-the-month type gifts from places like Murrays and Zingermans, but those places don't deliver to Canada, where most of my family members live. Can you recommend really great subscription/gift food that's either Canada-based, or delivers to Canada? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: Where is the best Cyber Monday (Cyber Weekend?) deal for home audio? Specifically speakers. [more inside]
I'm in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. What are some fun activities and places I can visit? Also where can I shop for cheap, good quality clothing? [more inside]