How To Fix Those Darn Socks With Holes In Them

How To Fix Those Darn Socks With Holes In Them

When you find a sock that’s holier than a game-winning touchdown drive by a Bronco quarterback, natural reactions include suffering with the added ventilation or throwing it away. The alternative is to resurrect the sock through the age-old tradition of darning it. [More]

"Booty Cam" Presents Firm Evidence That Your Butt Looks Big

"Booty Cam" Presents Firm Evidence That Your Butt Looks Big

Coming soon to your changing room is a device dubbed the “Booty Cam,” a closed circuit electronic eye that’s strategically set up to give you a live feed of your butt. Developed by the founder of American Rag jeans company, the device is already inside upscale Industrie Denim stores in San Francisco and Scottsdale, with more locations expected to open next year. [More]

Woman Banned From Abercrombie & Fitch For Excessive Purchases

Woman Banned From Abercrombie & Fitch For Excessive Purchases

What happens when you’re a huge fan of Abercrombie & Fitch, spending at least a thousand dollars there per year, but don’t have a retail store nearby? Why, you shop online, then get banned from making any more purchases from them. Of course. Wait, what? [More]

Analyst: Material, Labor Costs Increases Will Inflate Clothing Prices

Analyst: Material, Labor Costs Increases Will Inflate Clothing Prices

Clothing prices have dropped for years thanks to cheap overseas labor, but increases in those labor costs as well as an increase in the cost of materials such as cotton could cause prices to rise. [More]

What's Your Magic Shirt Number?

What's Your Magic Shirt Number?

Unless you’re blessed with a photographic memory, it’s tough to remember exactly which clothes you have, and thus too easy to over-buy when you’re out shopping. If you maintain such a program, you can end up with a closet full of stuff you didn’t even know you had, riddled with duplicates. [More]

Upgrade Your Outfits Without Downgrading Your Net Worth

Upgrade Your Outfits Without Downgrading Your Net Worth

With a little creativity, those ragged clothes that fill your closet don’t have to define the way you look. You can class up your wardrobe if you’re willing to put in enough work to shop for steals at the right places [More]

Buy Your Jeans Now Before Cotton Prices Go Up

Buy Your Jeans Now Before Cotton Prices Go Up

It’s been a bad year for cotton-producing regions in India, China and Pakistan and the price of cotton has skyrocketed since the summer. So before retailers begin tacking this cost of materials increase onto the consumer, the forward-thinking people at SmartMoney.com have put together a list of what items you should stock up on. [More]

Sorry, Your $80 Brooks Brothers Shirt Is Only Good For Two Years

Sorry, Your $80 Brooks Brothers Shirt Is Only Good For Two Years

The phrase “unconditional guarantee” gives the impression that a product has a guarantee, and that it’s unconditional. B. writes that at Brooks Brothers, “unconditional” seems to mean “as long as you don’t wash or wear articles of clothing.” Is he out of line to expect the company to stand behind frequently worn and laundered items like dress shirts? Or is Brooks Brothers’ use of the word “unconditional” in this situation misleading? [More]

This Gap Manager Doesn't Want Your Groupon Coupon

This Gap Manager Doesn't Want Your Groupon Coupon

Alex and his wife bought into a Groupon offer for Gap, where you could buy $50 worth of merchandise for $25. Everything was going great until they ran into a manager at their local store who refused to even ring up the pants they’d chosen, saying anything already discounted wasn’t eligible for the offer. [More]

Stashitware Turns Your Underwear Into A Man Purse

Stashitware Turns Your Underwear Into A Man Purse

Hey guys, do you know what will really sex up a special occasion? First, take off your pants to reveal your enormous crotch bulge. Then reach into your underwear and pull out a 2 liter bottle of Coke. [More]

Shoplifter Forgets Baby

Shoplifter Forgets Baby

A note to shoplifters: When doing your thing, don’t leave behind any item that could incriminate you, such as, say, your 10-month-old infant. [More]

Gap's Ad Wizards Think You're Too Fat For Shorts

Gap's Ad Wizards Think You're Too Fat For Shorts

The ad game is built on making consumers self-conscious, but most advertisements tend to avoid the route of making fun of potential buyers. [More]

Woman Wears 6 Items Of Clothing For A Month — Nobody Notices

Wondering how many clothing items you really need? The answer may be 6. Well, probably not, but it is rather interesting that one woman went a month with only 6 items of clothing and nobody, not even her husband (who does the laundry) even noticed. [More]

Shrink Ray Hits JCPenney Clothing Now, Too?

Shrink Ray Hits JCPenney Clothing Now, Too?

Kyle just wrote to us that the 36″ sleeve on a Large Tall sweatshirt from JCPenney has been reduced to 35″. It’s not just a manufacturing accident, because the new length is printed in the retailer’s sizing charts. But Kyle says for years he’s had no problem with JCPenney shirts, and that this all started happening within the past year or so. [More]

This Kohl's T-Shirt Is A Great Bargain, If You Want To Introduce A New Stereotype

This Kohl's T-Shirt Is A Great Bargain, If You Want To Introduce A New Stereotype

This “I’m Irish” tee from Kohl’s originally retailed for $20, but now you can get it for only two dollars. I’m definitly buying one. (Thanks to Dale!) [More]

American Apparel Dress Code: Yes To Disco Pants, No To "Expressive" Makeup

American Apparel Dress Code: Yes To Disco Pants, No To "Expressive" Makeup

It’s well known that American Apparel likes the models in its ads to wear as little as possible. But what about the company’s sales staff? Turns out the dress code for AA retail workers is strict — and kind of dull. No tattoos, no piercings (well, one earring per ear for the girls), and no boots. What’s in? Sperry Topsiders, knitted sweaters and pleated shorts. Is this American Apparel 2010 — or J. Crew 1980? [More]

Everything Old Is For Sale Again

Everything Old Is For Sale Again

While Walmart’s clothing department is going back in time a decade with its decision to focus on its historically strong underwear, socks and tee shirt market other, more fashion-forward brands and retailers are going back a lot further for their latest lines. [More]

If Your Clothes Shrink After Washing, That's Not Hollister's Problem

If Your Clothes Shrink After Washing, That's Not Hollister's Problem

Roger would like the readers of Consumerist to know that clothing retailer Hollister, part of Abercrombie & Fitch, doesn’t stand behind its products at all. He writes that he ordered a pair of shorts online, which shrank significantly after the first time they went through the laundry. (Yes, he followed the care instructions.) The company refused to remedy the problem or issue Roger a refund, because the shorts weren’t returned in their original, untouched, tags-on condition. Wait, isn’t that the point? [More]