Tag: Buying

Fashion Nova, H&M, Zara: Why we can’t stop buying fast fashion

If you’ve bought clothes in the past decade, odds are that at least one item came from a fast fashion brand. Stores like Zara and H&M, two of the largest retailers in the world, still hold a stronghold over most people’s shopping habits, even with the rise of online shopping brands.

These big, brightly lit stores seemed to pop up in malls overnight sometime in the late 2000s, carrying everything from skinny jeans to work blouses to cocktail dresses, often for significantly less money than stores like Gap or Nordstrom.

Still, these shopping behemoths aren’t without controversy. Their speedy supply

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Why buying clothes secondhand is the best way to shop

  • Writer Sam Corbin gets most of her clothing from secondhand sources to help offset the environmental damage caused by the rise of fast fashion. 
  • She’s not alone: New, sustainably made clothing exists, but experts stressed that buying used is the way to go, despite the fact that the resale industry isn’t perfect.
  • Grassroots action, better regulation, and consumer awareness can help improve the current sustainable fashion landscape.
  • Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories.

My personal law of physics dictates that if you compliment something I’m wearing, I will automatically tell you where I got it and how much I

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Dryer buying guide – CNET

Clothes dryers aren’t as flashy as their washer counterparts. Still, the task they do is just as vital to living comfortably at home. And dryers aren’t the basic, bulky yet cramped machines they used to be. Today’s dryer models are more roomy, energy-efficient, and dare we say attractive. Some even have smart, connected features. 

So if you’re ready to replace an old dryer, or purchase your very first one, you’ve come to the right place. This guide lays out the information you need to make a purchase tailored to your specific laundry needs.

Do you see a fancy new

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New plans for ShoppingTown Mall? We’re not buying it (Editorial)

The tax-delinquent, bankrupt owner of ShoppingTown Mall has a new gambit to stave off Onondaga County’s bid to seize the property: not one, but five different concepts for redeveloping the mall.

The county’s lawyers aren’t buying it. Neither should the bankruptcy court judge overseeing ShoppingTown Mall NY LLC’s reorganization.

Oh, the renderings are nice. The existing enclosed mall is divided into boxes labeled “indoor sports complex,” “proposed future development opportunity” and “proposed parking garage wrapped with high-density residential.” Outparcels are earmarked for adult living, a town square, a municipal services complex and a hotel.

ShoppingTown concept

One proposed concept for the redevelopment

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Dishwashers buying guide 2020: Features, models and prices

Buying the wrong dishwasher can mean years of annoyance: It’ll take two hours to wash your plates, making a racket the whole time, and you end up having to hand wash tough stains away anyway. If you’re determined to buy a dishwasher that actually gets the job done, here are some features and specs to consider beforehand.

SKIP AHEAD Best dishwashers

How to buy a dishwasher

The best dishwashers excel at some specific capabilities.

Washing and drying

Obviously, you’ll want a dishwashing machine powerful enough to get all the stains off your dishes. You’ll also want to consider how

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