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Don’t Cheat Yourself: 15 Things That Are Worth Splurging On

July 17th, 2015 - By Meg Butler
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Smart shopping is an art form. But it doesn’t always mean looking for the cheapest price. Even master bargain hunters have to know when spending a little more can do a lot for your quality of life.

Ugh Ugg! Millennial Shoppers Shy Away From Former Popular Brands

June 2nd, 2015 - By Ann Brown
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Millennials are a picky consumer group. And even though the some 80 million American millennials spend $600 billion annually, they’re oftentimes more browsers than buyers. This group’s spending power is projected to reach $1.4 trillion by 2020, or about 30 percent of all retail sales, so companies are very eager to capture this market.

But this discerning group is shunning previously popular brands.

A new survey by Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business of 600 students for its first-ever FIndex (Fashion Innovation Index) found college kids are turning away from such brands as Ugg, Michael Kors, Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister , and Timberland.

“Whenever we have prolonged periods of pretty strong financial performance, what tends to happen for retailers is they become more conservative in their approach to product. They take fewer chances. Because last spring worked pretty well, they go back and think of things in terms of a sequel,” explains John Talbott, associate director of the IU Kelley School of Business’ Center for Education and Research in Retailing, in a press release.

Instead millennials are attracted to such brands as Kate Spade and Urban Outfitters, two brands that tend to refresh their image frequently, reports Refinery29. Plus, they have stores located near college campuses. Millennials tend to be unswayed by advertisements and instead are looking for fresh aesthetic, accessibility, and affordability when clothes shopping.

What’s your favorite brand these days?

Mirror, Mirror… New “Smart Mirrors” Take Fitting Rooms To The Next Level

May 12th, 2015 - By Ann Brown
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Thrift Shopping 101: How To Look Fly On A Dime

March 31st, 2015 - By Madame Noire
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Thrifting may be just another form of shopping to some, but for others it can be pretty intimidating. How do you know if something borrowed is in good shape or what’s a good price for something used? We don’t have the answers but thankfully our sister site, StyleBlazer, does and they’ve put all the info in the simple thrifting tutorial video above. Watch, learn, and most importantly, happy shopping!

Goapele Gives Us a Tour of Oakland for Black History Month

February 24th, 2015 - By jade
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A Black Mecca is a city where a good amount of African Americans live and thrive in the community on a daily basis. When you hear of a Black mecca you always think of places such as Atlanta and DC but in this segment, Goapele gives us a tour of her hometown Oakland, California. We are encouraging locals to support and celebrate small town businesses in the area during black history month!

Click here to see our editors tour St. Louis.

 

For more information on the places that were featured in the segment see below:

Oakland School for the Arts

530 18th St.

Oakland, CA 94612

Miss Ollie's 

901 Washington St.

Oakland, CA 94607

Owl N Wood

45 Grand Ave.

Oakland, CA 94612

Zoo Labs

1035 7th St.

Oakland, CA 94607

 

Don’t Waste Money In 2015: Products You Should Always Buy Generic

December 29th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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Did you know that some generic products are actually better than brand name? Shop smart in 2015 and check out our list of products you should always buy generic.

How To Save Big in 2015: The Best Time Of Year To Buy Anything

December 5th, 2014 - By Meg Butler
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You don’t have to wait until next Black Friday to find ridiculously low deals on the stuff you want.

Every month of the year features rock-bottom prices on the things you need and want — as long as you know when to buy.

Not Interested In Black Friday Shopping? 9 Ways To Spend Your Thanksgiving Weekend

November 25th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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How do you plan to spend your holiday weekend. It’s okay if you’re not into the craziness of Black Friday as some folks just don’t want to deal with unnecessary chaos on their much needed days off. Should you be looking for things to do, here are some ways you can enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend.

Ready To Shop? 9 Black Friday Deals Of 2014

November 25th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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If you have been patiently twiddling your thumbs until this time of year, the wait is almost over. Thousands of people will hop in their cars, stand in long lines and deal with crowds in the celebration known as Black Friday. Some may decide to hold off on their purchases, but should you be interested in filling up your shopping cart, it’s good to know about the deals. Here’s a look at some of the biggest Black Friday sales you can expect this year.

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Are You Ready For The Shopping Season? 9 Lies Retailers Try To Sell You

November 10th, 2014 - By Tanvier Peart
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Do you get excited each holiday season to find gifts for the people you love? You certainly aren’t alone as many of us plan to hit up malls, boutiques and the internet for the best presents our money can buy. It’s no secret how much retailers look to capitalize on our holiday shopping with deals and specials, but are they really saving us money? Take a look at some of the lies companies try to sell us.