Category: Fashion

The Eyes Have It

The process of purchasing glasses seems to be an inevitable daunting task, as prescription eyewear can have shoppers forking over hundreds of dollars. With no overhead charges, such as rent for a brick-and-mortar store or licensing fees for designer frames, online glasses websites are alleviating customers’ fears (and pockets) by providing affordable, high quality eyewear options. First here are the tips to “what you need to know before purchasing gasses online”: 1.       Get your prescription (RX) from a doctor or eye care professional a.       Please note that in the USA it is federal law that a prescription must…

FIDM

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is a great place to visit, shop, and explore an interesting area of downtown LA. Now for the Diva it’s always more fun if there is some discount shopping involved and FIDM has a wonderful Scholarship Store with some of the best deals in town (brides pay particular attention when they have gowns available). For those not in LA, there is an online store, prices are not as good however these are original and unique items. All the merchandise sold in the Scholarship Store is donated by over 400 successful manufacturers, retailers…

Made In the USA – Clothing

The Frugal Diva likes to emphasize the positive. Let’s concentrate on how we can shop American. American Apparel clothing at great prices is manufactured right here in downtown Los Angeles employing 5000 workers. Let’s support this local business and their efforts at not only manufacturing in the USA but keeping it sustainable, donating to local schools, giving their employees ESL classes, access to health care, benefits, and encouraging workers to bike or bus to work. While teens are the target market, there are plentiful items for kids that include organic and natural play dough, organic cotton clothes…

365 Hangers

As The Frugal Diva leafs through fashions magazines, the question always pops up – who are these people modeling the clothes?  At 365Hangers.com, you don’t have to ask because the models look like someone you would see at work, shopping, or in your own mirror.  A size 10 dress most likely will be on a size 10 model.  So no more wondering if that style would look good on your body. 365 Hangers carries brand names such as DVF, I.N.C., Marc Jacobs, and French Connection and they guarantee 70% off on every designer label on…

DSW – Need I Say More

Shoes have many good qualities. They are loyal. Gain a few pounds and your jeans will turn on you.  However you have to gain a lot of weight to out grow your favorite pair of pumps.  They wait quietly at the back of the closet until that perfect occasion when only red heels with white polka dots will do.  And you can try on endless pairs without taking off your clothes. The best place to spend countless hours looking, trying on and maybe even buying – DSW. So much more than those three letters. It’s a place to…

Discounts For Recycling

Celebrate Earth Day with these great offers from companies committed to the environment. BeFrugal has noticed a growing trend right now for some stores to offer a discount to shoppers who donate or recycle items. Here are 4 examples: a. Donate clothing (from any brand) at H&M and get a discount voucher for a future H&M purchase. You’ll get a 15% off coupon for the item of your choice for each bag of clothes you donate (with a limit two bags per day) b. Instead of throwing it away, bring in your old hair…

I Promise To Love, Honor, And Have A Discount Wedding

Your wedding day is a great opportunity to acknowledge that you are in love, starting out of a new path, and have the attention of everyone in the room. First choice, decide how many.  There are two options, just the immediate family or 150 guests. How do I get to that equation? Everyone who has invited you to their wedding, your cousins, your neighbors, your family’s neighbors, and there are two of you-so unless one of you was found on the doorstep of an orphanage or raised by wolves-double all numbers. If you are going to…