Shop ‘Til Drop in Paris

Did you know that the term “haute couture” is regulated by law in France? Only members of the exclusive Syndical Chamber for Haute Couture, who present their fashion collections twice annually, can actually use the term. Each article of clothing is made from scratch and is tailored specifically for the customer. The giants of fashion, Pierre Cardin, Coco Chanel and Christian Dior are just some of the designers belonging to this elite group.

Incredibly expensive, haute couture clothing is beyond the means of most. It is estimated that a mere 2,000 women globally actually purchase couture clothing, most definitely an exclusive group!

If a price tag of $20,000 to over $100,000 is a little too steep for a custom haute couture gown, perhaps a trip to one of the many fashion-shopping districts in Paris is in order. Parisians love to shop and the city is host to some of the

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Before You Buy Your Winter Purse

Along with the cooler seasons come the cooler colors. Shades of red, blue, green, and purple as well as blacks and browns are very dominant. Colors such as teal, honeysuckle and bamboo are also showing up this season. And then, something interestingly unusual, and not often seen worn in the winter months, is white. Winter white is holding a strong place in fashion this year. Whether paired with bolder colors to add some splash or on its own for a soft statement, white is definitely in.

So now is the task, of what to find in these colors, to start us on our road to fashion. For shoes, we are talking, pumps. Pumps and flat riding boots. Pumps can be paired with everything from skirts, dressy pant suits, right up to your favorite pair of skinny jeans. And these spectacular flat riding boots they’re talking about. Not only do they … Read the rest

Little Maternity Dress

I’m sure that you’ve heard this one many times over. Nothing like the perfect little black dress! Pregnant or not, every woman needs one. When buying that perfect little black dress, remember the three most important features: Fabric, silhouette and quality. Choose a fabric that is durable and sustains washes well. Make certain to choose a silhouette that highlights your body type. The little black dress, your most important piece, should be the best quality that you can afford as this will be the dress you will wear the most.

Know your shape

Pregnant or not, your body shape follows you. Know your shape. Pear shaped gals should look for empire styles with a-line or fuller skirts. Cute details like shirred cap sleeves or an under bust ribbon, bow or flower will draw attention to your petite upper body. Apple shapes (fuller bust) look best in cross over styles, V-necks … Read the rest

Guide to Shopping at Outlet

Get up early

Most outlet stores stock up in the morning and have the biggest selection after they opened their doors. Also a better variety or more sizes will be available. Another advantage will be – you are avoiding the crowds, especially around the holidays. To get the best deals, you should go after regular retail stores get their new seasonal merchandise and need to get rid of last season’s stuff. Timing is key, when it comes to outlet shopping.

Check for coupons

Once you arrive at the mall check if there is any coupons available. Some outlet centers charge $5 or $10 but it may be well worth it as it can maximize your savings, especially when you shop for the whole family. Many have you sign up for a “VIP Club” and you will get a free coupon book.

Always check the label

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Before Buying Glasses Online

Do you have a copy of your prescription (rx) for your eyeglasses? It may seem like common-sense but having a copy on hand makes the process a lot easier. If you do not have a copy of your eyeglasses prescription, you will not be able to buy glasses online. If you have a copy of your prescription for contact lenses, head back to your eye doctor for an eyeglasses rx. Why? There is a lot of information written on your eyeglasses prescription that won’t be on your rx for contact lenses – like your pupil distance (PD), for example. Plus, your contact lenses don’t always contain the same prescription as your eyeglasses do. Additionally, it’s important to walk out of every eye exam with a copy of your prescription. If you don’t and your doctor refuses to give it to you – remind your doctor that he or she is … Read the rest

Choose A Really Good Piece Of Clothing

  • Brand – Although you do not have to buy brands to be assured of quality, buying a branded item of clothing often does give you the re-assurance that what you are buying is going to last the distance and actually be wearable for a long period of time, especially towards the higher end of the price scale.
  • Size – One of the hardest elements when it comes to shopping for clothes is the size aspect, with even the standard sizes varying from store to store and brand to brand. Always make sure you get a chance to actually try the clothes on or only order from an online shop that will allow you to return the clothing if it doesn’t actually fit or look good on you.
  • Quality – One of the most important aspects for many people when buying clothes is the quality of item and whether it’s going
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Finding Clothing Wholesale Suppliers

Clothing wholesale suppliers find and buy huge volumes of clothing products from manufacturers and designers. They then break down those volumes into smaller and more manageable quantities for their customers. However, wholesale transactions still involve several pieces, which may not be ideal for consumers who only want one or two pieces of a particular type of clothing. You may now wonder why there are still many buyers of wholesale clothing. Those consumers are usually those who have other plans to the excess pieces of clothes they purchase.

For entrepreneurs who are into fashion retailing, buying from clothing wholesale suppliers is an ideal practice. They could possibly purchase clothing items they could resell at hugely discounted prices. On top of that, they could find and buy clothes that are of the best quality and standards. For some consumers, buying from clothing wholesale suppliers could be ideal if they have groups of

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Where to Buy Gift Cards

Fortunately there is quite an easy solution for this dilemma. Over the past several years, many drugstores and supermarkets have taken to selling more than just their own store’s branded versions. So you now can get all kinds of them when you go shopping for groceries or go to pick up a prescription. Since we all have to do at least one of those things frequently, it makes your holiday shopping a lot more stress free.

So just where can you buy your favorites? Try Safeway, Walgreens, Rite Aid, Krogers, Publix, and CVS, etc. You should find a gift card rack at any of these outlets and they will feature cards in various denominations from many of the big major chains, including department stores such as Macy’s, to online superstores like Amazon, restaurants such as Outback, and more.

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About Budgeted Bridal Dress Shopping

When you are ready for the budgeted bridal dress shopping, make sure to look in your local papers, search online or simply ask the wedding planners for the annual sales that take place at the bridal shops. They have hugely discounted sales once every year which are held at wedding show events and hotels. Usually readymade gowns that need alterations can turn out quite expensive if you are petite or tall. But a wedding dress that is made to your specifications will have perfect fittings and not require any alterations. When you are doing your bridal dress shopping, having a custom-made wedding dress can save you money.

If you are particular on a designer dress and have a limited budget, a sample sale is a good place to start your search. In a sample sale you have to try the sample gown on your choice which will require you to … Read the rest

While Shopping Baby Clothes

Do’s

  • Give Priority to Fabric: There are varieties of fabrics available in the market for sensitive baby Skin. Always keep in mind that a baby’s skin is much more sensitive than you can even think of, that is the reason why parents must look for soft smooth and skin friendly fabric. You can turn the cloth inside out and feel the softness with your hand. Babies get rashes to easily so try to avoid harsh and scratchy stuff, they can harm baby’s soft skin. So cotton is the best option. Cotton cloth gets shrunk 10% after the first wash; buy 1 or two size ahead than your actual baby size.
  • Comfortable Clothes Gives You Happy Baby: Always buy comfortable cloth for your baby. Avoid harsh patches on the clothes. Look for no collar or soft collar upper-wear. The collar and the patches make the cloth adorable but does not feel
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