15 Cool Clothing Stores Every ’90s Mallrat Misses

RIP beautiful parachute pants. View this image › 1. Merry Go Round View this image › thereisgrandeur.blogspot.com What they sold: Z. Cavarrici’s, B.U.M. Equipment, Skidz, Cross Colors, matching sets, vests. Who shopped there: The most popular kids at your high school. What happened to it: Read More …

33 Times That Shopping Online Went Badly In The Most Hilarious Way Possible

Being unable to try something before you buy it is risky. That’s why shopping online can be a gauntlet of guesses and bets. Most of the time, the purchases work out in the consumer’s favor. There are times, though, when things go terribly (and hilariously) Read More …

The State of Ecommerce

Between now and 2016, be prepared to spend an average of $1,472 per year online shopping. Right now, U.S. consumers hover somewhere around $1,200-$1,300 per year, but that number will increase by 44%, to $1,738, by 2016. Now, keep in mind that includes all kinds Read More …

Amazon Opens Black Friday Store 3 Weeks Early

In a bid to capture the first rush of holiday shoppers, Amazon has opened an online store for Black Friday offers 22 days before the national shopping event is scheduled to take place. Many online retailers won’t post their offers until Cyber Monday, which takes Read More …

Clothes Horse Wants to Help You Find Clothes That Fit

Name: Clothes Horse Quick Pitch: An embeddable widget that helps shoppers pick the right clothing size. Genius Idea: Bolsters shopper confidence, driving an increase in sales. Between 15% and 40% of clothing ordered online is returned, according to various retail reports, and poor fit is Read More …

14 Amazing Tips For Shopping Amazon You Need To Know

You could be saving so much more. View this image › Flickr: djheini 1. You can find out Amazon’s most heavily discounted item each day by visiting Camelcamelcamel. View this image › camelcamelcamel.com On the day of this writing, an Armand Nicolet watch was reduced Read More …

Report: U.S. Mobile Commerce to Hit $114 Billion This Year

Image: David Ramos/Getty Images Mobile commerce sales in the U.S. are expected to soar past $100 billion this year, driven in large part by strong growth on tablets, according to a new report. Forrester Research projects sales from consumers shopping on mobile phones will increase Read More …

$1.7 Billion in Gift Cards Will Go Unspent This Year

Consumers are getting better at squeezing every last penny in value out of the gift cards they receive as holiday presents, new research shows. And a pretty penny that is, indeed. The savings from reduced spillage, the amount of value left on a gift card Read More …

Retail Therapy > Therapist: 6 Reasons Why Shopping Is Good For The Soul

“I don’t need a therapist; I talk to my handbag collection instead. Health insurance should cover retail therapy. It’s cheaper than going full-blown crazy,” my marketing-friend commented after a recent trip to her longtime doctor, Bloomingdale’s She had just broken up with her other long-term Read More …

25 Things You Should Know Before Shopping On Black Friday

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, which means so is that hyper commercialized day called Black Friday. With all the hype of discounts and doorbusters, you can hardly blame people for sacrificing sleep, comfort, and even a good ol’ fashioned Thanksgiving meal for the sake Read More …