Now You Too Can Dress Like a TV Newsperson

Now You Too Can Dress Like a TV Newsperson

Looking for pants “custom made for a primary anchor in a top 5 market”? Or how about a sports suit worn on air “by a play-by-play announcer for a regional sports network”? Look no further.

Make Your Own Pretreater and Stain Remover

Make Your Own Pretreater and Stain Remover

Using little more than leftover soap slivers, baking powder, and hydrogen peroxide, you can brew up a powerful potion to get that damn sauce stain off your brand new shirt. Inside, Tipnut’s easy recipes for pretreater and stain remover.

Repair Your Tattered Rags With Office Supplies!

Repair Your Tattered Rags With Office Supplies!

Wise Bread tells us that office supplies can quickly and easily help patch-up ailing garments. In a hurry, staples can save skirts and cardigans by holding together fragile hems and clasps. Markers can even be tasked to help clear scuff marks from leather shoes. Still, it never hurts to stash an extra set of shoes and accessories in the office, just in case your repair calls for more than just office supplies. How do you fix your clothes in a pinch? Share your secrets in the comments.

When Can You Ignore The "Dry Clean Only" Label?

When Can You Ignore The "Dry Clean Only" Label?

Karl Huie’s family has been in the garment cleaning business since 1969, and since 2007 Huie has been offering “wet cleaning“—an eco-friendly alternative that uses water, soaps, and CO2. At the blog ecosalon, Huie provides some professional advice on which clothes are safest to wash at home, and when you should stick with dry cleaning, or at least professional cleaning.

Size 16 Goes Online-Only In Ann Taylor Stores

Size 16 Goes Online-Only In Ann Taylor Stores

Ann Taylor will no longer carry size 16 items in their retail stores. “But they’re keeping it online,” our tipster Dena observed. “In other words, ‘Hey, wide load! Stay out of our stores! Oh, but keep giving us your cash.'”

The Design, Purchase, Or Wearing Of This Dress Should Probably Be Rethought

The Design, Purchase, Or Wearing Of This Dress Should Probably Be Rethought

We at Consumerist understand that there’s no accounting for taste, and we generally refrain from passing judgment on products for puerely aesthetic reasons. That said, we think this dress should probably never be worn by anyone, ever.

JoS A. Bank Will Refund Part Of Suit If You Lose Your Job

JoS A. Bank Will Refund Part Of Suit If You Lose Your Job

Work suits starting to look a little shabby? Wishing that that cool worn-in jeans look applied to trousers? One men’s clothier is sick and tired of men cutting back on buying suits because of the economy — so they’re promising to refund a portion of the money you spent on the suit if you lose your job.

J.Crew CEO Gives Man 30 Shoes Because They Lied To Him

J.Crew CEO Gives Man 30 Shoes Because They Lied To Him

Paul now has 30 free pairs of sneakers from J.Crew for calling them out on some bullshit.

Woot! Replaces Shirt Stolen By The U.S. Post Office

Woot! Replaces Shirt Stolen By The U.S. Post Office

Two weeks ago I wrote that Woot! hadn’t replaced a shirt stolen by the U.S. Post Office. Well, I was wrong. Unbeknownst to me, Woot! shipped out a brand new replacement shirt, just as I had requested.

https://consumerist.com/2009/01/03/we-know-tween-girl-clothes/

We know tween girl clothes aren’t sexy; we also think pre-tween clothes shouldn’t be promiscuous.

Another Gap Markup Story, Higher Price Rung Up At The Register

Another Gap Markup Story, Higher Price Rung Up At The Register

After seeing our story about Gap selling pants at an elevated sale price, reader Neff told us the same thing happened to him in Texas, with the higher price ringing up at checkout.

These Gap Pants Are On Sale For Ten Dollars More Than The Original Price

These Gap Pants Are On Sale For Ten Dollars More Than The Original Price

Reader Ryan caught his local Gap offering a great deal on some snazzy pants: only ten dollars more than the original price!

6 New CPSC Recalls

6 New CPSC Recalls

The CPSC announced 6 recalls today: some Foursquare jackets, Hallmark Jumbo Snow Globes, Gardner’s Supply Company Candle-Powered Carousels, Munrie “Newport Rubbed Black” Cribs and Furniture, Woodstock Percussion Toy Drums, and Atomic Skis Ski Bindings.

Steve & Barry's Going Out Of Business Sale

Steve & Barry's Going Out Of Business Sale

A Steve and Barry’s going out of business sale has started at its 173 nationwide clothing locations, which specialized in super-cheap clothes, university apparel, and exclusive celebrity-line vestments. Gift cards will be accepted. [Reuters] (Thanks to David!)

GAP Sells Bikes For Holidays. We Don't Know Why.

GAP Sells Bikes For Holidays. We Don't Know Why.

GAP has a new promo for the holidays. They’re selling bikes, covered in an argyle pattern. We can only speculate as to dear God why. Perhaps it’s so shoppers can flee from the fashion fiasco that is their retail chain even faster.

40% Off At Ecko, Today Only

40% Off At Ecko, Today Only

ShopEcko: 40%-off entire store, today and online only.

44% Off At Kenneth Cole Today

44% Off At Kenneth Cole Today

Kenneth Cole: 44% off online, or print this coupon and use in-store. Today only. (Thanks to Steve!)

How To Get Free Shipping And 15% Off At J. Crew

How To Get Free Shipping And 15% Off At J. Crew

An ebullient J. Crew call center worker emailed me to gush about how great his employer was. My eyes glazed over how special it was that the cashmere sweaters being from the Lorno Piana mill and such, but there were two nuggets that will save you money if you like J.Crew clothes: 1) At the online store, coupon code “JUSTASK” always gets you free shipping (update: apparently the new code for this is “”ROCKCENTER” 2) Teachers and students always get 15% off. Call and use you your .edu address, or show your school ID in-store.