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5 Tips For Thrift Shopping Rookies

If you don't know where to begin (rookie status), I've created five tips that will hopefully make you feel less overwhelmed, help curate which pieces to splurge on and which to leave behind and give you an idea on how to put an outfit together that looks like you spent way more than you actually did. Don't worry, it will be our little secret.
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Old Style for the New World

What may have begun with a few inspirational designers creating fresh interiors with traditional pieces (Vicente Wolf, Daryl Carter, for starters) now has mass-market momentum. Stores such as Restoration Hardware simply cater to our hunger, offering nothing but time-worn furniture and fixtures with that certain industrial flair. And the online shopping world is no straggler when it comes to this trend. Sites such as 1st dibs have exploded in popularity. Now featuring leading decorators and style-makers offering their curated wish-lists and wares.... And anything from Victorian chandeliers to vintage Hermes can be snatched up, for a not-so-vintage price.
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Riot Suspect Recounts Drunken Night

VANCOUVER - The sun was still illuminating the glass towers of a trendy Vancouver neighbourhood when Spencer Kirkwood stood looking out from an apartment balcony, downing beers after the Canucks lost...
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Top 10 Retro TV Commercials & Jingles

When I was a child in the 1970s and 80s, there was a plenitude of catchy commercials and singable jingles! Many of these commercials had enough staying power to last a lifetime, and have been permanently imprinted on my memory. Here's a list of the best 10 commercials and jingles that I remember from my childhood, in no particular order.

Chic Boutique Shopping Etiquette

In retail, we're taught that the customer is king -- but that doesn't mean they're free to act like a royal pain in the ass. Here are some rules that all clothing shoppers should respect, particularly in vintage or consignment boutiques.