Thursday, March 24, 2011

[HOH Retail Therapy]: Online Thrifter

It's a cold yucky morning here in Connecticut, complete with (gasp!) an inch or two of snow on the ground. These kinds of mornings are great for drinking coffee and surfing the web (if you live the luxurious life of a student, as I do!). So, this morning, I find myself poking around for a deal here, a steal there, on some of my favorite online retailers - all of which are perfectly suited to the wallet conscious consumer.
Woot! is a great resource if you've got a minute at lunch to check it daily. They feature one seriously deeply discounted product per day until it sells out or the clock strikes midnight, and while the items are typically electronic in nature (today's is a Norelco Electric Razor) you never know what they'll be selling next. They also have sister sites that are totally awesome - kids.woot!, shirt.woot!, and wine.woot! are certainly worth perusing!

Beyond the Rack and Haute Look are two of my favorite resources for serious fashion at steep discounts. If you're searching for that knock-em-dead dress for your friend's upcoming wedding, these two sites are not to be missed! Both feature all the big names - Diane von Furstenburg, BCBG, Calvin Klein, Prada, Jimmy Choo - but also sell wares from more up and coming design houses, so there's always that chance you'll snag a great piece by the next big fashion star!

In the market for accessories? I highly recommend a pit stop at DellaModa, which features handbags, sunglasses, a bit of jewelry, and - most importantly - SHOES! Dena would totally call me a label snob, but there's just something so satisfying about nabbing a pair of YSL leather pumps for under $150!!

As it's name might suggest, Cost Plus World Market is a fantastic resource for completely affordable niceties from all over the world! If you're like me and always looking for totally fabulous (and totally low-cost) decor for your place, this is the place. They sell everything for the home - kitchenware, linens, glassware, outdoor furniture, rugs - you name it, and everything is super budget friendly. More interesting and unique than IKEA, and certainly more affordable than the Pier 1's of the world, it's the perfect spot to find that little something to make your home shine!

Happy Shopping Fair Readers!

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