Avoid Buyer’s Remorse When Purchasing Furniture Online

My family calls me “the queen of online shopping.” Over the course of five years, I amassed a wealth of furnishings that seemingly came out of the woodwork the day after we closed on our mountain escape. I’m confident I saved a ton of money, but it didn’t come without some risk. Knowing how to […]

Easy Ways to Maximize Your Travel Rewards

Chicago real-estate consultant Rhea Campbell recently returned from a nine-day vacation in Thailand. Campbell, her husband and their six-year-old son flew business class and they stayed at upscale hotels in Phuket, Bangkok and Chiang Mai. Campbell and her family take about five trips every year, visiting places like Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Punta Cana and Monterey, Calif. If you’re not envious already, consider this: […]

Fresh: Shop Chicago Chic

Attention, shoppers! Before your next trip down to the city, check out Shop Chicago Chic, an easy-to-use online shopping guide created by our former Editor in Chief Laura Hine.

Luxury for Less: Great Online Sites

Have you been bitten yet by the online luxury shopping bug? After all, nothing is sexier than great fashion that you got for a deal!   Make It Better.net has taken a look at three of today’s most popular luxury online sites—Gilt.com, HauteLook.com, and RueLaLa.com—and broken down how they compare. Gilt.com The Scoop: Gilt founders […]

A Guide to Shopping on Etsy

Etsy is an international online mecca for all things handmade, art, or vintage, and with the holidays upon us, it’s a great resource to find that one-of-a-kind gift. However, with hundreds of thousands of merchants, Etsy can be intimidating to navigate. To simplify your search, try these tips: Be as specific as possible in your […]

Shop Local on the Web with Gavin’s New Online Fashion Store

Did you know that Gavin, one of the North Shore hippest high-fashion boutiques, has an online store now? The site shopgavin.com is the e-commerce companion to GAVIN Boutique, a women’s apparel and accessory store located in Evanston, so you don’t even have to leave your chair to find that perfect piece for the fashionista on […]