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]
Looking for really trashy old paperbacks in and around Hollywood! [more inside]
They say to dress to highlight your best attribute...what if you have nothing you want to highlight? What do you wear then, especially if you want to look more feminine? [more inside]
I'm a woman. I'm getting ready to fork out $150+ in a pair of shoes, what brands are actually worth it? What about clothes? [more inside]
Is it possible to search Amazon.com for the highest rated, five star products, across all departments? [more inside]
What is it like using a Macy's personal shopper? Is that my best option? [more inside]
How to deal with measurement and adjustment for online glasses? [more inside]
Trip to Italy - where is the best location to buy a really nice man's briefcase? [more inside]
I've got an extra day and a half in Yountville/Napa Valley this weekend; what should I do? Bonus if it's not wine tasting--or at least not the wine tastings I've already done a dozen times. [more inside]
What are some small-ish online stores for budget fashion accessories? [more inside]
I've lost about 35 pounds in the last 6 months (on purpose), and I am now swimming in my clothes. I'm taking my tax refund and my shopoholic best friend to the Mall of America this weekend, where I intend to buy myself clothes that fit. Unfortunately, I don't know what stores I should be looking in. More deets under the cut. [more inside]
I find the running shoes I picked up a year ago at a sale uncomfortable, even though I run regularly in them. So I've been thinking of going down to a speciality running store - but as a 10 km a week beginner, I'm pretty nervous and embarrassed. What should I expect? [more inside]
What to do in London this Friday? My brother is coming to London for some male bonding and mantime. I haven't spent any time working out how to fill the day with fun. [more inside]
What are the quirks to living in Europe that will surprise me as an American and what do I need to know to be an effective and prepared expat American in Belgium? [more inside]
I've ruined two of my favourite shirts and am desperate for replacements from Uniqlo. Sadly, they won't ship outside of UK and I can't go right now. Can you recommend (or do you know of) a reliable UK service that I could use to forward my package to Finland? I've previously used Shipito with US-only vendors and was hoping for something similar.
I need clothes. Clothing stores are making this really difficult for me nowadays. Where do you shop? [more inside]
Road Trip (!!!) Filter: Show me a good time between Paducah, KY and Grand Rapids, MI. [more inside]
I'm looking for a (1) warm, (2) breathable, and if possible (3) heavy-as-in-weight blanket. What kind of blanket do I want, and do you have specific recommendations? [more inside]
I know that "nice" and "cheap" are mutually exclusive in the world of suit buying, but my fiance has put off purchasing his wedding suit till the last minute and we're sort of broke. [more inside]
please send me your favorite maxi dresses (i guess that's not really a question). [more inside]
Tell me the names and locations of the best ski shops in Washington DC. [more inside]
We're going to Chicago this weekend! Despite a 50% chance of rain (BOO) I am determined to have an awesome time. We will be staying in Wicker Park and plan to rely mainly on bikes and the L to get around. We aim to eat, shop and explore. Where do we start? [more inside]
[business attire filter]: I can't find a business pants/jacket or skirt/jacket combo that fits me. Can you tell me where to look? [more inside]
Asking for a redheaded friend in Birmingham, AL: Please help name my personal shopping/errands business! [more inside]
I am seeking suggestions for shoe horns. [more inside]
I'm highly skeptical of a lot of brands that trumpet their environmental friendliness. I know "greenwashing" is rampant. What are some green brands/products that walk the walk? [more inside]
Dress shopping in NYC: if I only want to spend $40-$100 on dresses, where should I be shopping in Manhattan and Brooklyn? [more inside]
I am looking for a recommendation of a unique house plant/tree, and where to buy it. [more inside]
What are the best places to go vintage and/or second-hand shopping in Houston and any other advice on vintage shopping in general appreciated. Help! [more inside]
Help me avoid a fitting room meltdown. [more inside]
I’m looking for the ideal grown-up handbag: classy and trend-proof, durable, and nice enough to wear with a suit. But I have very specific tastes, and I’d rather not spend an arm and a leg. [more inside]
Businesses that make basic apparel (underwear, t-shirts, socks, etc) of the highest quality and where you largely pay for the quality and not the marketing/branding - can you name a few?
What non-frozen stuff should I buy while I'm near a Whole Foods today? I live in a city that doesn't have a whole foods, trader joes, or even a good health food store. Today I'm in a city that has a whole foods, and I'm planning on stopping there before I head back home. What are the gems from whole foods that I should take back with me? I've seen this question for trader joes, but not whole foods. I'm interested in dry goods; I can't get frozen stuff back home since I Don't have a cooler. Thanks!
Is there a China-based Amazon-style shopping website that I use to send a gift to someone in Shanghai? One that I can use from the US and is in English? thanks!!
How do I track affiliate sales with a tracking pixel using PayPal checkout? [more inside]
I want to buy a specific Japanese item, but neither the maker nor amazon.co.jp will ship this item to the U.S. This item is not being sold in the U.S. or the U.K. I don't currently have any friends in Japan. Do I have any options?
I'd like to buy Mr. Llama a sweater or two. On the internet. [more inside]
I have a faulty Nikon D80 with two superb lenses. What model is its natural successor, and what is the best quality lens I can get bundled with it? [more inside]
Where online can I purchase cute (colorful, retro-ish with piping) cotton gym shorts a la American Apparel not actually from American Apparel? [more inside]