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This Unexpected Destination is a Cosmopolitan Community in Every Sense of the Word Jersey City's official nickname is “The Golden Door,” but a more fitting one might be “the best of both worlds.” The second-largest city in New Jersey (watch your back, Newark!) is just eight minutes on the PATH train from Manhattan, but manages to feel totally unique from that big city across the river. Read More
Trying to support your local independent businesses can be tough when there aren’t quick and dependable resources to keep them all organized while staying in touch with their promotions, sales, and upcoming events. Thankfully, the great and powerful Internet goddesses have heard our prayers bringing us that much closer to our favorite local stores with the newest additions to Square, Inc. Square, Inc. has released a series of customer engagement tools in order to allow local business to make money off their fantastic goods and for the buyers to easily locate and make purchases. Read More
FINALLY, the snow piles are starting to shrink and spring is fast approaching. Time to put away your NorthFace coats and slip into something more comfortable. Springtime shopping has officially begun, so in order to help our lovely BUSTies we did a little searching for you all. Pick up these warm weather staples to keep your seasonal look fresh, fun and delightfully parka-free.  1) We love this adorable pink umbrella from Bella Umbrella. It's perfect for those rainy, warm days since it's both waterproof and offers UPF 50+ sun protection. Read More
Perfect Plus-Sized Pants When the temperatures drop, it’s high time to pick up some new pants and jeans. But if you’re larger than a size 12, like me, that process can be a struggle. If you need a decent pair of indigo skinny jeans or sweet tweed pants, I’ve got you covered. Plus-sized lovelies, meet my top online picks: Old Navy Their web store carries sizes up to 30 at an ultra-low price. These wonderfully stretchy and slim-cut jeans are probably the most universally flattering, inexpensive denim on the market. Read More
While there has already been one article about J.Crew’s new 000 size published on bust.com, I believe there’s more to discuss; in short, it’s time to unzip this issue a little further and see what unfolds (okay, no more clothing puns). Read More
Lookin’ to feel like a true art connoisseur this upcoming July 17th? Jeff Koons, whose true art I consider to be his branding strategies, is turning H&M’s Fifth Avenue flagship into a mini art museum. The installation will mainly serve in collaboration to his retrospective at the Whitney, which opened on June 27th. In regards to this, Koons said the following in a press release: "The partnership with H&M was really exciting for me. The chance to showcase one of my most popular works to a new generation of people was inspiring. Read More
Holiday sales are my favorite part of capitalism. Really, the Independence Day of our great nation can’t be celebrated in a better way in my opinion.  As a thrifty nickel, I’ve been on the lookout for the places with the best sales on the July 4th weekend. Here are a couple of tips that have worked for me in past when searching for the best deals. 1. Coupons are a girl's best friend  Retail Me Not has saved me a lot of money. Many stores offer coupons online for busy weekends and put them on sites like Retail Me Not and Groupon. Read More
Why does a handmade sweater cost $250, while the knockoff version costs less than a grande latte? The answer is complicated, and after reading this, you may change the way you shop—forever. Buying clothes is all about choices: the jeans or the printed capris? The green sweater or the pink? And during that process, you’re faced with another, more impactful decision: how much of your hard-earned cash you’re willing to spend. Read More
Paola Loves to Shop is a Los Angeles based business serving up the cutest handmade jewelry and accessories a girl could dream of. Run by Vanessa Cotto, the shop has attracted the attention of many, boasting well-earned features in Style Section L.A., Teen Vogue’s Fashion Click, Chictopia, and more. To read more about Vanessa and Paola Loves to Shop, read on. Tell us about yourself! My name is Vanessa Cotto and I own and run Paola Loves To Shop... I love making fun, quirky, unconventional pieces like my furry animal necklaces and alien jewelry pieces. Read More
Meet Elvia Lahman and Hannah Metz, founders of The Loved One. What began as a vintage wholesale business quickly blossomed into a popular online store and a series of pop-up shops in Los Angeles and New York. Priding themselves on their selection of quality vintage and American-made lingerie, the pair eventually settled into their own retail space in Pasadena. The Loved One now carries their own line of lingerie and a line of clothing reconstructed from vintage garments called Made by TLO. To learn more about The Loved One, read on. Read More