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Buying an engagement ring in Bangkok

Buying an engagement ring in Bangkok: Advisable? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 - 7 answers

How to get pants that fit me?

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]
posted by anonymous on Feb 26, 2012 - 23 answers

Where can I find these glasses?

Where might I find glasses like these? [more inside]
posted by his median eminence on Feb 22, 2012 - 8 answers

Shhhhhhhhh......

Please recommend your favorite white noise machine! [more inside]
posted by zarq on Feb 22, 2012 - 17 answers

Need a Chicago Brick and Mortar Store with Obama Merchandise

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?
posted by jeanmari on Feb 22, 2012 - 14 answers

market value

Are there any interesting foreign/international food markets in in-town Atlanta? [more inside]
posted by threeants on Feb 17, 2012 - 9 answers

Slim Slacks of the shelf, anyone?

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]
posted by Bengston on Feb 16, 2012 - 21 answers

You're never truly dressed without a pair of Persol sunglasses

Tell me about high-quality, (i.e. more than just a designer name) classic, luxury accessories. [more inside]
posted by ladybird on Feb 16, 2012 - 23 answers

I need a map, a really big map

I need a map. A really big map. [more inside]
posted by Elly Vortex on Feb 13, 2012 - 10 answers

Tool me up, please.

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]
posted by MoonOrb on Feb 10, 2012 - 30 answers

The Loungewear Shopping Challenge of the Lounge Era

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.
posted by booknerd on Feb 8, 2012 - 8 answers

What should I buy when I am in Denmark?

Jog my memory: what do I miss from Denmark? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Feb 1, 2012 - 13 answers

Dress me up in Chicago!

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.
posted by dublin on Jan 31, 2012 - 17 answers

Hidden gems at the market

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?
posted by Balonious Assault on Jan 26, 2012 - 68 answers

Lost my clothes in translation

Cheap clothing in Sydney? [more inside]
posted by zvs on Jan 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Trying to find the best light sling backpack ever

Please help me find another incarnation of the best school orientation giveaway ever, my perfect one shoulder, cross body bag. [more inside]
posted by Salamandrous on Jan 21, 2012 - 11 answers

Funny plugs, funny sockets

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]
posted by gijsvs on Jan 20, 2012 - 12 answers

There's no way Zara and H&M have wiped out the entire shopping industry

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]
posted by peachtree on Jan 20, 2012 - 7 answers

What's the current best bargain aggregation site on the net?

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)?
posted by blahblahblah on Jan 18, 2012 - 10 answers

Search and buy shoes by size AND width - in Canada

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....
posted by figTree on Jan 15, 2012 - 9 answers

importing a small item from the USA

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]
posted by Busy Old Fool on Jan 14, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me make a deal (of the day)!

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?
posted by mingodingo on Jan 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Bikini shopping?

Where can I find a stylish bikini that would work for me? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jan 10, 2012 - 9 answers

Macbook Pro vs Air, which to buy?

I'm buying a Mac tomorrow, which mac should I buy? [more inside]
posted by snow_mac on Jan 9, 2012 - 30 answers

Selling a product wholesale – How do you do it?

Know anything about selling a product wholesale? To local shops? Looking for some hivemind retail knowledge! [more inside]
posted by amanda on Jan 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Searching for Lady Things in LA!

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?
posted by foxy_hedgehog on Jan 6, 2012 - 6 answers

I have $40 to blow on Amazon. Help me find something fun for myself.

I have a whopping $40 to blow at Amazon. What should I get? [more inside]
posted by Sal and Richard on Jan 6, 2012 - 18 answers

Help me find the perfect bag for 2012

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]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 3, 2012 - 18 answers

seeking a weird, but very helpful, device that miraculously helps my PTSD

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]
posted by asimplemouse on Dec 30, 2011 - 1 answer

I am not the computer wizard you think I am.

Buying a computer. Except I know far less about computers than my folks think I do... [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on Dec 28, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking for a good place to buy womens' shoes in NYC.

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]
posted by Afroblanco on Dec 28, 2011 - 19 answers

Forever goods

What consumer products don't depreciate much in a 5+ year timespan? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Dec 28, 2011 - 32 answers

Small but good

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?
posted by codacorolla on Dec 25, 2011 - 34 answers

Looking for high quality junk

MontrealShopping Filter: Yes, I am a Christmas shopping procrastinator. What are your favourite places to shop for pretty-looking things in Montreal? [more inside]
posted by costanza on Dec 17, 2011 - 7 answers

Seeking good ______ of the Month Clubs

Looking for some recommendations for fun, surprising ______ of the Month subscriptions. [more inside]
posted by shoyu on Dec 15, 2011 - 15 answers

What is the best online store in Japan - Amazon, Rakuten, or others?

What is the best online store in Japan? Amazon or Rakuten or others? [more inside]
posted by locussst on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Non-amazon online stores?

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]
posted by jsturgill on Dec 11, 2011 - 11 answers

Wireless Lapel Mics

I need a cheap wireless lapel microphone for a school musical. Give me your recommendations. [more inside]
posted by robotot on Dec 8, 2011 - 7 answers

Do they even SELL artificial pine garlands anymore?

Where can I buy classy holiday decorations in NYC/Brooklyn that aren't inanely expensive? [more inside]
posted by Narrative Priorities on Dec 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Soft baby clothes

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]
posted by the young rope-rider on Dec 7, 2011 - 23 answers

The best collection of unique candy under one (e)roof

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]
posted by doift on Dec 7, 2011 - 22 answers

What info does paypal give to a seller

Curious about this question. What information does pay pal give about a buyer to the seller?
posted by conrad101 on Dec 6, 2011 - 7 answers

Dressing à la française, on the cheap.

Please help me find cheap, reasonably stylish clothes in France. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Dec 4, 2011 - 11 answers

the best weird, quirky, or inimitable shops in Brooklyn

What are the best weird, quirky, or inimitable shops in Brooklyn for stocking stuffers? I'm shopping for small gifts.
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 1, 2011 - 10 answers

What to make of negative reviews of online merchants?

Appliance shopping online - what to make of the bad apples? [more inside]
posted by lab.beetle on Dec 1, 2011 - 5 answers

I never knew they sold super-balls by the kilo.

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]
posted by Scientist on Dec 1, 2011 - 13 answers

How to dress like an adult.

Dressy, affordable tees for men? [more inside]
posted by shaun on Nov 30, 2011 - 15 answers

Really great subscription/gift food that's either Canada-based, or delivers to Canada?

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]
posted by Susan PG on Nov 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Where is the best deal for Cyber Monday speakers?

Asking for a friend: Where is the best Cyber Monday (Cyber Weekend?) deal for home audio? Specifically speakers. [more inside]
posted by slightly sissy tea hound on Nov 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Fun activities and clothes shopping in Malaysia?

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]
posted by naskar on Nov 23, 2011 - 11 answers

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