Re-Tales: confessions of a shopaholic

FashionJunkie.com Live on ABC NewsRadio!

When it rains, it pours! Not only was FashionJunkie.com just featured in The Wall Street Journal, but FJ also provided tips for a live Komo 1000 NewsRadio broadcast in Seattle (ABC affiliate) about finding bargains in the depressed economy.

Hey, Matt Lauer… should you happen to be reading this, I’m ready for my Today Show debut! Hint, hint…

Tune into FashionJunkie.com’s live Komo 1000 NewsRadio broadcast right here!

Happy shopping!

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Fashion Junkie on ABC NewsRadio!


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Haute Happenings

Having just received an influx of new FJ subscribers, I thought I’d begin today’s newsletter with a heartfelt welcome. And if you’re a returning visitor, thanks so much for tuning-in again! Since there’s so much exciting stuff to report in this week’s Re-Tales blog round-up, I might as well just cut-to-the-chase.

imageFashion Junkie Featured in The Wall Street Journal!
In the shameless act of self-promotion, I thought I’d share the latest press mention with my peeps. FashionJunkie.com was profiled in The Wall Street Journal in an article about bargain shopping in the depressed economy. Click here to read the article!

imageComic Couture:
Hot-on-the-heels of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute Gala, “Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy,” came the announcement of Diane von Furstenberg’s latest venture: a capsule collection of, you guessed it… Wonder Woman-inspired clothes! Read all about DVF’s haute heroine lineup right here!

imageShop Talk: Harlem’s Uptown Emerging Designers Market Debuts!
A hot new retail destination for cutting-edge wardrobe essentials, the UEDM is a bi-monthly market that will feature 50 of the country’s top emerging designers’ wares, including apparel, handbags, jewelry and décor. Check out this post to read all about it!

Stay tuned for next week’s shopping obsessions and confessions! And if you have a fashion emergency or need some retail therapy, drop me a line at contact@fashionjunkie.com – I love hearing from you!

xo
-Fashion Junkie

 

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FashionJunkie.com in The Wall Street Journal!

imageIn the shameless act of self-promotion, I thought I’d share the latest FashionJunkie.com press mention with everyone. In case you forgot to read Sunday’s Wall Street Journal, FashionJunkie.com was featured in an article about bargain shopping in the depressed economy.

Sadly, even I’ve experienced the ugliness of the recession first-hand. Case in point: my brand new Sidi spin shoes were just stolen at the gym! If you happen to find a pair of size 6 black and red Sidi’s (each shoe has a pink breast cancer tag) at Equinox on Broadway & 19th Street, they’re mine and I want them back! But I digress…

Here’s an excerpt from Wall Street Journal article, which is entitled “Where to Find a Break on Prices” and was written by Ruth Mantell.

Appealing for apparel discounts. Dara Fleischer, founder of FashionJunkie.com, an online style source, says clothing shoppers can ask stores to cut prices.

“You can bargain,” Ms. Fleischer says. “Negotiate with a salesperson about a particular item, and they’ll likely shave off a few dollars. The retailers are so desperate to sell stock, you really just have to ask.”

Stores want to keep you not just as a customer, but as a returning customer, she says.

“Especially with independent boutiques, if you are a good shopper, if you mean business, they will definitely shave off a few dollars,” Ms. Fleischer adds.

For the shave-off strategy to work, it’s important to do some comparison- shopping first – try other stores and the Internet – and be nice, she says. You can also ask for a discount of 10% to 15% off a price tag on merchandise with a little mark or a loose thread.

Click here to read the entire article.

By the way, how have you changed your shopping habits during these tight economic times? Don’t be shy… share your thoughts with the rest of the Fashion Junkie community!

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Haute Retail Happenings… In Harlem?!

imageAs a New York-based shopping editor, I’ve seen many cool retail concepts in my time. But the one I’m about to tell you about totally blew my mind. Frugal fashionistas, better get your flats and MetroCards ready!

Rather than head to the Lower East Side for my usual Saturday shopping sojourn, tomorrow I’ll be trekking north, thanks to the launch of Harlem’s Uptown Emerging Designers Market (UEDM). A hot new retail destination for cutting-edge wardrobe essentials, the UEDM is a bi-monthly market that will feature 50 of the country’s top emerging designers’ wares, including apparel, handbags, jewelry and décor.

Held at Harlem’s Hip Hop Culture Center, a massive gallery space, the UEDM will be previewing a plethora of mouth-watering merch at prices that won’t break the bank. Some designs I can’t wait to check out: Jamhuri Wear (funky African-inspired street wear), Mifflin Jewelry (a luxe bauble line with beautiful vintage details), Harriet’s Alter Ego (one-of-a-kind frocks for forward-thinking peeps), Denise Beckford (stylish safari blouses) and so many others.

If that wasn’t enticing enough, this high-energy buying extravaganza will also feature live DJ beats, complementary cocktails, swag bags and a Hip Hop History Exhibit, all of which will be held under one roof! Judging from the buzz surrounding the UEDM’s debut, you’d better show up at least 30 minutes before doors are scheduled to open. See you there!

  • The Retail Details!

  • What: Uptown Emerging Designers Market Launch!
  • When: Saturday, May 17th & Sunday, May 18th
  • Time: 11am-7pm
  • Where: Hip Hop Culture Center, Magic Johnson Theatre, 2nd Floor, 2309 Frederick Douglas Blvd., NYC
  • Website: uptownedm.com
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