Shopping Tips

Shopping for Back to School Doesn't Have to Be a Nightmare

Adrienne Down Coulson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Canada Parents
Adrienne Down Coulson

While going back to school can be overwhelming for both parents and kids, it doesn't have to be that way. Following these simple tips will take the stress out of back to school shopping -- even if you are down to the final days.

Three Words That Will Change the Way You Shop

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

How do you keep from making these bad purchases time and time again? You shop smart. You only choose pieces that looking amazing on and that can be described by your three, very own, very specific, self chosen, Style Words.

Here's How To Shop Straight-Size Stores When You're Plus-Size

The Huffington Post Canada | Mo Handahu | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Style

Let's be honest: for the plus-size woman, shopping can be a little bit frustrating. With straight-sized stores outnumbering plus-sized versions, there...

Eleven Ways To Make Shopping Easier This Holiday Season

Posted 12.19.2014 | Canada Living

The lights are up, holiday window displays have been unveiled, and you’re looking for the right item for everyone on your list. If you’ve already ...

Smart Shopping: How To Hunt For Discounts

Andrew Tai | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Style
Andrew Tai

Ever missed out on a deal so crazy-good that you couldn't stop thinking about it for days? If you're like the rest of us, then your answer is probably yes. Missing good deals is standard because good deals tend to happen all the time, while we are always somehow at the wrong place, at the wrong time. Luckily, there's a fixer for that and it's called taking control.

Five Ways to Make Shopping More Enjoyable

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

I'm always amazed when people tell me that they don't like to shop. To me, that's almost equivalent to not liking to eat. And who doesn't like to eat? If you happen to be one of these rare birds, here are five tips to hopefully make your (oh dread) shopping experience a teeny bit more enjoyable.

Five Tips for Off-Retail Bargain Hunting at Winners

Barbara Aleks Hecht | Posted 05.11.2013 | Canada Style
Barbara Aleks Hecht

I'm a huge fan of high quality, well-made, designer clothing and accessories. Unfortunately my wallet doesn't always allow me to indulge as often as I'd like. So how does someone like me, who enjoys the finer things, manage to stay current and on trend while still maintaining my budget? The key is to know when and how to shop both regular and off-price retail. Here are my five tips to getting the most out of your shopping experience.

Want Tips on Holiday Shopping? Listen to a Kid

Julianne Bisnaire | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Living
Julianne Bisnaire

As a kid, there is nothing better than opening the coolest new toy, and as a parent, I can only imagine how it feels to put that big smile on a little kid's face. So, here it is parents. I've put together a list of tips to make holiday toy shopping easy. These awesome tips come from a toy expert! Trust me, they are guaranteed to make your holiday shopping fun, quick and easy!

How to Build Your Perfect Wardrobe

Christie Ressel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Style
Christie Ressel

Do you have lots of clothing in your closet but feel you have nothing to wear? Most of my clients answer "yes" to this question. Each and everyone one of us from CEOs to stay at home parents have been faced with this dilemma. How many times have you gotten a new outfit, haircut, or makeover and can feel a shift in how you carry yourself as a result? In order to make sure we have a positive impact on ourselves it's important we take time to build our wardrobe appropriately.

Hate Grocery Shopping? Here's How to Love it

Mairlyn Smith | Posted 11.22.2013 | Canada Living
Mairlyn Smith

I love shopping for food, which could explain why nothing fits me when I go shopping for clothes. After many years of shopping when everyone in town plus their five kids are in the store, I have a couple of tips to help you survive the expedition.

Lean, Mean, Shopping Machine: How To Happily Get Through Boxing Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.25.2011 | Canada Living

Boxing Day isn't for everyone. By the time December 26 rolls around, some people are so sick of stores (or so broke) after buying tons of holiday pres...

Up Your Fall Fashion Ante With Tips From Colleen Uncao

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 11.14.2011 | Canada Living

How we dress says a lot about who we are and how we want to be perceived by those around us. It's often wise to invest a little time in putting your b...