Save Money On Clothes: Make Yours Last Longer

Save Money On Clothes: Make Yours Last Longer

It’s exceedingly obvious: the easiest way to save money on something is to not buy it in the first place. Everyone has to wear clothing (outside of the house, anyway) but clothing is now so cheap that many of us don’t put much thought into making it last longer. Avoid trips to the store: make your clothes last longer. [More]

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Let’s face it. Summer? It’s almost over. But if you want to wear those beach clothes next year instead of splashing out more cash on shorts, tanks and sundresses, it’s best to remove signs of this season’s beach fun from your clothing now instead of bemoaning the sunscreen stains next year. The fix? A little bit of glycerin and liquid dish soap. Who knew? [via RealSimple.com]

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Why Won’t Old Navy Exchange My Jeans That Won’t Fit?

If you go shopping on Black Friday at a clothing store, you should take the time to brave the fitting rooms, no matter how long the lines are. Nick learned this the hard way, buying three pairs of jeans for $15 each. He made it out of the store unscathed, but when he got home, found that the jeans didn’t fit. Boo. Oh, well, he can just take them back to the store and swap them for the correct size, right? Not so fast! [More]

Coldwater Creek Goes To Amazing Lengths To Get Discount For Tall Customer

Coldwater Creek Goes To Amazing Lengths To Get Discount For Tall Customer

Women’s clothing retailer Coldwater Creek didn’t have to do anything for Peri. She found a pair of pants that she liked in a retail store had the clerk order them in “tall” length for her. She couldn’t use the 40% off coupon she had brought for the special order, since it wasn’t considered an in-store purchase. Officially. She bought the pants anyway. Normally that would be the end of it, but then something really great happened. he sent a quick e-mail to the company, and received a response from corprorate…then a phone call from the manager of her local store, offering that 40% off retroactively. And a gift card. [More]

Make Your Old Clothes Feel New

If you’ve got a closet full of clothes yet still plan to buy a bunch of new stuff, you could stand to use your wardrobe more efficiently. A few adjustments can inject new life into clothing you already own and stifle your urge to make another shopping trip. [More]

Abercrombie & Fitch Offers To Pay "The Situation" To
Stop Wearing Its Clothes

Abercrombie & Fitch Offers To Pay "The Situation" To Stop Wearing Its Clothes

Abercrombie & Fitch issued a press release last night saying that they would pay Michael ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino from The Jersey Shore to stop wearing its products. Is it stunt marketing or trying to preempt an anti-all-things-Jersey-Shore-related backlash? [More]

Will Women's Clothing Sizes Ever Be Standardized?

Will Women's Clothing Sizes Ever Be Standardized?

The good news: clothing manufacturers have figured out (again) that perhaps they should standardize women’s clothing sizes. The bad news: multiple companies are working on different systems, so this standardization won’t be standardized any time soon. [More]

8 Year Old Snow Boots Crack, Columbia Replaces

8 Year Old Snow Boots Crack, Columbia Replaces

Most companies don’t even seem to care about you 8 weeks after you buy something from them, so Gabe and his mom were pleasantly surprised when Columbia agreed to replace a pair of cracked snow boots that were 8 years old. [More]

Why Is JC Penney Unable To Send Me The Sizes I Actually Ordered?

Why Is JC Penney Unable To Send Me The Sizes I Actually Ordered?

For those of us who wear very unusual and/or large sizes of clothing, ordering clothes online is a thing of beauty and convenience. Unless you’re Matt, and JC Penney’s online fulfillment people are utterly unable to read the numbers on a pair of pants and put them in the correct box. Through multiple clothing orders, the retailer has been unable to send Matt the sizes that he actually requests–which I always thought was the entire point of ordering clothes online. [More]

Whittle Down Your Wardrobe Without Stress

Whittle Down Your Wardrobe Without Stress

Reader Chad shares his gradual way of cleaning out his closet. What he does his shove everything to the left side and places hangers in the middle. Then he goes through and picks out his outfits like normal. When laundry happens, all the clean clothes go on the right, but he forces himself to only wear clothes from the left. [More]

J. Crew Sells Itself For $3B

J. Crew Sells Itself For $3B

J. Crew has sold itself to a buyout firm for $3 billion. Hurrah, the country’s long-term strategic reserves of polo shirts are preserved. Perhaps the new owners can get cracking on fixing the store’s notoriously horrendous website, ordering system, and call center. [More]

Halloween Costumes You Can Throw Together At Thrift Stores

Halloween Costumes You Can Throw Together At Thrift Stores

My favorite Halloween costume is Toilet Paper Mummy, which is probably the least expensive get-up you can cobble together outside the ghost-bed sheet motif. All you do is wrap yourself up in toilet paper and duct tape yourself together. The TP mummy is always good for laughs at parties, and the costume only gets better as the night goes on, making you look more and more authentic as the paper tatters and drags behind you. [More]

Old Navy 36" Pants Actually 41"

Old Navy 36" Pants Actually 41"

Your pants are lying to you. An Esquire investigation found that different clothing stores have greatly varying definitions of waistline size. Old Navy was the worst offender. Their “36 inch” pants measured actually at 41 inches. At the GAP, 36 inches actually means 39. Guess we need to start going to stores with conversion charts in hand. [More]

J. Crew Launching Online Outlet Stores

J. Crew Launching Online Outlet Stores

Soon you won’t have to drive out for 45 minutes to that weird quasi-town to experience the delights of J. Crew outlet shopping. Starting next month, J.Crew will offer its outlet-store clothing online. If you’re a fan of their preppy vestments, that’s good news as its outlet stuff usually goes for 30% below merchandise cost. [More]

Cami Secret Is A Fake Camisole You Attach To Your Bra

Cami Secret Is A Fake Camisole You Attach To Your Bra

To others, the “Cami Secret” appears to be a camisole, but it’s actually a hankie you attach to your bra. [More]

Clothing Care Labels For Dummies

Clothing Care Labels For Dummies

For those who can’t decipher the hieroglyphs on clothing care labels, now there’s one that suggests a helpful alternative. [More]

Research Shows The Ideal Sports Bra Has Not Been Invented

Research Shows The Ideal Sports Bra Has Not Been Invented

You know sports bras stink, and now there’s science to support it. [More]

Get $70 In Panties For $9 Shipped

Get $70 In Panties For $9 Shipped

A FatWallet member spotted a great deal on some La Fee Verte panties where you can combine a 50% off sale with a coupon code and get free shipping if you get 3 or more. [More]