Holiday Shopping Tips
When shopping for that perfect gift this Holiday Season, don’t get confused by all the sales talk. Here are some definitions for you to keep handy:
Store Policy: Many stores are now required by State and Local Consumer Protection Laws to prominently post their rules regarding sales, returns, and exchanges. Look for the sign (usually behind the cash register desk), read it, and thoroughly understand it before you buy anything. You don’t want to buy a gift for someone if they cannot return or exchange it.
The Fashion Seasons
Use the following as a guide to when fashions are available according to the different seasons:
EARLY SPRING: transitional garments, usually in stores by December 15.
SPRING / SUMMER: swimwear, beachwear, shorts, etc.; usually in stores by late February.
FALL / WINTER: begins around Memorial Day, heavy presentation begins in stores early July.
HOLIDAY: in stores by early November.
CRUISE: in stores by early December.
Summer Means Swimsuits
Swimsuits today can offer stylish and flattering coverage for any shape.
Swimsuits today can offer stylish and flattering coverage for any shape. There are styles to suit every body type, and just because your body isn’t perfect (whose is?) that doesn’t mean you can’t look great! Keep the following in mind when shopping:
Small Bust: Cups, gathers, and ruffles add volume. Light colors attract the eye.
Barbizon’s Guide to Accessories
You can’t be a wardrobe “fashionista” without the accessories to go with it.Don’t wear jeans with pumps. Experiment with a variety of belts. Keep the focus on YOU, not your accessories. A little goes a long way. Start your accessories wardrobe with the basics: A nice handbag,…
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Glasses don't just help you see better, they're also a hip accessory.
A simple change of frames can help you look like a musician, an intellectual, or the artsy type. Next time you shop for glasses, either protective shades or the corrective kind, here are some tips:
1. Designer frames aren't necessarily more expensive.
2. Choose durable frames with impact-resistant lenses.
3. Make sure the middle of…