Wednesday April 16th 2014

Tagged: shopping

The best bargain beauty buys: red lipstick

The best bargain beauty buys: red lipstick
April 14, 2014

Are you always on the hunt for that perfect red lipstick? We found the best one in our latest reader-tested beauty series!

7 styles to get you ready for April showers

7 styles to get you ready for April showers
March 28, 2014

Never in my life have I been more excited for rain. Why? It means it will be over 40 degrees out. Here’s a few styles from local shops to get you ready for mud season!

The ultimate guide to thrifting in Maine: 12 awesome stores plus expert tips

The ultimate guide to thrifting in Maine: 12 awesome stores plus expert tips
March 27, 2014

People often ask me “Where’s that place where you got that thing? That thrift shop?” If you’re a reader of this blog, you can understand why that might be a broad question for me to answer. Here’s an ultimate resource of thrifting posts so you can bookmark it once and for all.

3 fashion apps that will make your life easier

3 fashion apps that will make your life easier
March 24, 2014

Never miss a retail promo code again, track your favorite outfits and plan a month’s worth of looks in advance thanks to these handy apps.

Be merry, shop like mad in Portland

Be merry, shop like mad in Portland
December 09, 2013

Holiday shopping should be a delight. But it’s not like local boutiques are going to stay open late just for your convenience. Shop owners won’t fill up a wine or beer glass with a complimentary refreshment for your browsing pleasure or offer you tapas while you rummage the sale rack. Except on Thursday, they will. It’s Merry Madness time.

Dominate Black Friday: Shop smart & shop local in southern Maine

Dominate Black Friday: Shop smart & shop local in southern Maine
November 28, 2013

Around southern Maine, plenty of stores will open their doors early for Black Friday – some even Thanksgiving evening. That includes many local and independent businesses who are hoping to turn Black Friday a little plaid this year. The Plaid Friday movement is the local-shop alternative to the Black Friday at the big box stores. (We already try to be thoughtful about what we buy and who we buy for – it makes sense to also be thoughtful about who we buy from.)

Five for friday: best shops for vintage coats

Five for friday: best shops for vintage coats
October 11, 2013

Chant with me now! We love five for friday, we love five for friday! Up next, a list of local online sellers who are the prime purveyors of your new favorite fall coat. Bundle up!

The five best local shops to buy jeans

The five best local shops to buy jeans
October 04, 2013

Whether you’re a denim devotee that isn’t afraid to splurge or you’re on a constant search for that broken-in pair of 501′s, these are the spots you need to check out to buy your next pair of blues.

Five for Friday! Capes aren’t just for superheroes

Five for Friday! Capes aren’t just for superheroes
September 27, 2013

I think the cape is the best transition piece for fall. I’m not quite ready for a coat, but I do need an additional layer on cool days. I’ve spotted a few that you can buy locally and be your very own caped crusader.