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New Laptop: What to Get?

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]
posted by She Kisses Wyverns on Jul 25, 2012 - 6 answers

My chief regret in life/Guitar Shopping

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]
posted by sully75 on Jul 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Where can I buy a counter-depth refrigerator in Los Angeles today?

Where can I buy a counter-depth refrigerator in Los Angeles today? All attempts to date have ended in rivers of sorrow. [more inside]
posted by stephennelson on Jul 19, 2012 - 8 answers

In search of ultra light laptop bag

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]
posted by Salamandrous on Jul 13, 2012 - 9 answers

A particular subset of hipster

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]
posted by you're a kitty! on Jul 9, 2012 - 14 answers

Good Quality Everyday Clothing Online

Where can I find reasonably-priced basic pieces for women online? [more inside]
posted by anonnymoose on Jul 9, 2012 - 16 answers

Post-op hysterectomy checklist

Please help me plan my shopping list for post-hysterectomy recovery. [more inside]
posted by nubianinthedesert on Jul 9, 2012 - 23 answers

Where can I get large poster prints of Andy Goldsworthy's more popular pictures?

Where can I get large poster prints of Andy Goldsworthy's more popular pictures? [more inside]
posted by ch3cooh on Jul 6, 2012 - 2 answers

Good Outdoor Gear review sites?

can anyone recommend some good websites that review sporting goods, from running shoes to tents, and that do not require a subscription?
posted by dougiedd on Jul 4, 2012 - 4 answers

Help me find my inner Michelle! (and an outer Ryan??)

NYC Shopping-Filter. Where can I find dresses/outfits like Michelle Williams in Take this Waltz? [more inside]
posted by bquarters on Jul 2, 2012 - 5 answers

A place to wipe your shoes.

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.
posted by Brent Parker on Jun 30, 2012 - 4 answers

If the shirt fits…

Where to shop for fashionable men's clothes in NYC? [more inside]
posted by polymodus on Jun 28, 2012 - 7 answers

shopping unique to nyc

What are some NYC-centric chains? [more inside]
posted by sabh on Jun 28, 2012 - 83 answers

Best ThinkPad laptop for a student?

Best ThinkPad laptop for a student? [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Jun 27, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me find the perfect pen... 1000 of them!

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]
posted by pants on Jun 26, 2012 - 6 answers

A bug to put on my wife's neck

Help me find the perfect bug necklace for a girly tomboy [more inside]
posted by Gilbert on Jun 20, 2012 - 21 answers

You know, like Netflix....

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]
posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2012 - 3 answers

I want to put my money where my mouth is. Got suggestions?

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]
posted by Selena777 on Jun 13, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me find a pair of jeans with a large zipper pull!

Urgent birthday present vintage fashion help: Help me find a pair of jeans with a large zipper pull. [more inside]
posted by scazza on Jun 13, 2012 - 2 answers

Identify these athletic shoes

Can anyone place these shoes? They appear to be Nikes, but I cannot really tell. [from here]
posted by cashman on Jun 7, 2012 - 8 answers

Silly question re: dress shopping in Boston

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]
posted by lovingkindness on Jun 4, 2012 - 22 answers

Need cute boots for my narrow feet and narrow calves

Recently stumbled on this years ago question about a search for boots with narrow calves. I have this problem too! [more inside]
posted by bilabial on Jun 3, 2012 - 6 answers

Stethoscopes: I want one.

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]
posted by bookish on May 27, 2012 - 13 answers

What would Christina Hendricks do?

What hourglass-friendly styles am I missing? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on May 25, 2012 - 9 answers

Buying guitars: is it normal to get the one you see and play in the shop?

Buying guitars: is it normal to get the one you see and play in the shop? [more inside]
posted by fry on May 22, 2012 - 33 answers

Looking for this set of bento boxes

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.
posted by cashman on May 19, 2012 - 10 answers

Tips for replacing all your stuff after a move to Chicago.

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]
posted by srboisvert on May 19, 2012 - 32 answers

Melbourne!

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]
posted by Georgina on May 17, 2012 - 9 answers

How to choose between bicycles

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]
posted by Orinda on May 14, 2012 - 12 answers

What can I buy my Canadian friend when I'm in the UK ... today?

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]
posted by LyzzyBee on May 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Help me find the LA Trash I crave!

Looking for really trashy old paperbacks in and around Hollywood! [more inside]
posted by Bunny Ultramod on May 10, 2012 - 3 answers

Let's play dress-up!

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]
posted by troika on May 9, 2012 - 30 answers

A beginner's guide to quality clothing and shoes.

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]
posted by ADent on May 7, 2012 - 32 answers

Amazon Five Star items

Is it possible to search Amazon.com for the highest rated, five star products, across all departments? [more inside]
posted by jaimev on May 7, 2012 - 1 answer

Personal shoppers: good idea or just more trauma?

What is it like using a Macy's personal shopper? Is that my best option? [more inside]
posted by summer sock on May 2, 2012 - 15 answers

How to deal with measurement and adjustment for online glasses?

How to deal with measurement and adjustment for online glasses? [more inside]
posted by polymodus on May 1, 2012 - 24 answers

Buying a briefcase in Italy - where?

Trip to Italy - where is the best location to buy a really nice man's briefcase? [more inside]
posted by BrooksCooper on Apr 30, 2012 - 6 answers

Things to Do in Napa that I Haven't Already Done?

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]
posted by rhiannonstone on Apr 30, 2012 - 9 answers

What are some good budget fashion sites?

What are some small-ish online stores for budget fashion accessories? [more inside]
posted by Snarl Furillo on Apr 27, 2012 - 4 answers

Attention Shoppers

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]
posted by Elly Vortex on Apr 27, 2012 - 40 answers

Red-faced in a running store

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]
posted by undue influence on Apr 26, 2012 - 26 answers

Manly things to do in London?

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]
posted by MuffinMan on Apr 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Gift Registry 360?

Have you used Gift Registry 360? Can you share your experience? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Rattery on Apr 24, 2012 - 2 answers

What do I need to know to be an effective and prepared expat American in Belgium?

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]
posted by Blasdelb on Apr 23, 2012 - 50 answers

A good re-shipping service in the UK?

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.
posted by Orchestra on Apr 23, 2012 - 7 answers

Women's clothing stores. Aaaaauuuugggh?

I need clothes. Clothing stores are making this really difficult for me nowadays. Where do you shop? [more inside]
posted by dekathelon on Apr 22, 2012 - 20 answers

Road Trippy!!

Road Trip (!!!) Filter: Show me a good time between Paducah, KY and Grand Rapids, MI. [more inside]
posted by mibo on Apr 22, 2012 - 1 answer

Can you recommend a warm, breathable blanket?

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]
posted by kingjoeshmoe on Apr 18, 2012 - 17 answers

Insanely Cheap Suit in Chicago (Without Looking Insane)?

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]
posted by macrowave on Apr 17, 2012 - 33 answers

maxi-dress me

please send me your favorite maxi dresses (i guess that's not really a question). [more inside]
posted by sabh on Apr 15, 2012 - 4 answers

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