The Face Behind Fashion Junkie
FashionJunkie was conceived in 1996 by fashion and beauty editor, Dara Fleischer, one of the early pioneers in the blogosphere. A seasoned fashion and beauty editor, style expert, personal shopper and industry spokesperson with over 15 of years experience in online and offline retail marketing, Dara honed her skills at LOULOU (Canada’s premier shopping magazine), InStyle, iVillage, Glam Media, Sephora, Club Monaco and vente-priveé USA (a joint venture with American Express), the pioneer and global leader in online private sales. Recognizing fashionistas’ insatiable appetite for of-the-moment fashion and beauty buzz, Dara spawned FashionJunkie as an online soapbox for sharing her views and news on all things stylish.
FashionJunkie columns have been syndicated in online media outlets such as Yahoo! Shine, AOL and Citysearch. Her expert industry commentary has appeared in several media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, ABC News Radio, Full Frontal Fashion,The New York Daily News, The New York Times, TimeOut New York, iVillage.com, StyleSight.com, Maclean’s Magazine. The National Post, La Presse and published author in Chicken Soup for the Shopper’s Soul. She has also appeared as a trend presenter at prominent national retailers such as Club Monaco, Coach and Longchamp.
Fashion Junkie’s Mission
Is your life one BIG fashion emergency? Are you stumped on where to find the most sought-after styles, suffering from shopping withdrawal or simply clothes-minded? Then you need a dose of FashionJunkie.com. An online style source for serial shoppers and personal shopping service, Fashion Junkie delivers you the latest in fashion, beauty and shopping in NYC and beyond. Your personal shopping chaperone, Fashion Junkie, offers trendsetting women the ultimate “shop-like-an-editor” experience, along with expert style tips and tricks to shop in your own closet and work your wardrobe.
Fashion Junkie’s mission is simple: to make the world a better-dressed place, one person at a time. Based in New York City, Fashion Junkie constantly combs the streets in search of the chicest stores, coolest clothing lines and cult cosmetics to keep you in-the-know. Her sixth sense for all things fashionable, instantly detects the hippest designer hideaways, coveted vintage frocks and cheap ‘n chic places that won’t drain your bank account. A saving grace for the fashion challenged and those too busy to shop,Fashion Junkie keeps track of the latest trends and is always on call to give you the tips and tricks for tackling the toughest clothing calamities.
Get your fix by signing up for FashionJunkie’s email newsletter, filled with of-the-moment fashion and beauty obsessions, shopping news and special perks, from sample sale listings to exclusive discounts from the hottest boutiques, delivered straight to your inbox. Planning an international getaway? Follow Fashion Junkie’s globe-trekking shopping safaris, an indispensable insider’s guide highlighting the top trends and shopping shrines from Hong Kong to Holland.
Need a little extra hand-holding? Try Fashion Junkie’s tailor-made group and private NYC shopping tours, a fun-filled experience for tourists and locals alike. Expect undivided attention and expert advice while exploring the City’s off-the-beaten-path boutiques, sample sales, designer showrooms and sweet retreats. Fashion Junkie will rummage through racks, suggest outfits that work for your body and budget and will even give her honest opinion when asked, “Does this make my ass look fat?”