online shopping

Don't Fall for Cheap, Trendy E-Tailers That Advertise on Facebook

Photo by Shutterstock My Dad is full of aphorisms. One of his favorites? If you pay peanuts, don’t be surprised if you get monkeys. Nowhere does this hold more true than with the…

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Take a Selfie, Buy Better-Fitting Clothes Online

Now there is actually a good reason to take a selfie – it might help someone else figure out if the same clothes will fit them. Fashion startup, Fitbay is preaching the selfie as…

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Online Retailers Use High-Tech Sizing Technology to Reduce Returns

Photo by Shutterstock Buying clothing online is easy and convenient, but it also comes with a sizable risk – namely the consumer doesn’t know how an item will fit. Across…

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Shopping on the Loo? Rise in Smartphones Leads to "Extreme Shoppers"

Photo by Shutterstock The rise in smartphone and tablet-PC use has created a new breed of “extreme shoppers,” according a study by online fashion retailer Very.co.uk. In a…

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Fashioning Change: 60,000 Eco-Fashion Interventions and Going Strong

Fashioning Change has come a long way. Since it launched last fall, the online marketplace has conducted nearly 60,000 “green shopping interventions” by helping consumers…

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UPcload Uses Your Webcam to Help You Buy Clothes That Actually Fit

Shopping for clothes online is a bit of a gamble, but Berlin-based startup UPcload is launching a new Web-based body-measuring system that will give you a perfect fit each time, no…

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U.K.'s Offset Warehouse Combines Ethical Shopping With Fabric Sourcing

Introducing Offset Warehouse, the world’s first online destination to combine affordable ethical-fashion shopping with hard-to-find sustainable fabrics. Founded by 25-year-old…

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Oil-Spill Chic, Naomi Campbell's Dirty Diamonds, Online Changing Rooms

A maelstrom of controversy is a-brewin’ over at Italian Vogue, which uses the Gulf Oil Spill as a backdrop for an August issue spread. Provocative commentary or tasteless…

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