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bargainista on coats

I’m sharing this information because I’m silly. You see, I moved to New York recently, but all of my winter stuff is still in storage in San Francisco. Now, I have a ton of warm stuff because I just moved back from Seoul, South Korea. My plan was to get back home to California before the winter chill hit, but that hasn’t quite worked out.

What that means is I had to find inexpensive but still cute coats and outerwear ASAP.

black rivet coat

Good for me I was watching TV this weekend and had a chance to see this on CBS’ The Early Show. They had a segment with “Real Simple” magazine’s Jaimee Zanzinger. The title of the segment is Bargainsta Winter Coats. With all of the stuff I have, I just saw no reason to spend a lot on a new coat when hopefully I’ll go back and fetch all of my stuff in a few weeks. It’s just that the heaviest thing I have is a leather jacket. However, based on this segment, I bought something today from the WalMart website. I’m glad I saw it.

Here is a link to the video segment: Bargainista Winter Coats

(Note: the model wearing the Uniqlo coat comes out third, but the info on the screen says the gray coat she’s wearing is from Old Navy. It’s not. The coat after that one is the Old Navy coat.)

Put something in the comments if you know of any other great places to get inexpensive coats and outerwear. Everyone is watching their bottom line, so let’s help each other out!

Stay solvent AND stay warm!

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The Disney-enabled Miley Cyrus takeover of the world is complete.  That’s right; available now at the Walmart near you will be the long-rumored line of Miley-wear, both inspired and designed by the pop sensation herself.

Surprised?  We didn’t think so.

Propelled by last month’s appearance on the cover of ELLE magazine, Miley’s transition into the fashion world mileyhas been fast-tracked.  The reason?  Probably, cynically, because the kid can sell whatever she touches.  Miley Cyrus is the Midas of Middle America.

This is not to say that her new clothing line is ugly; as far as teen rock-star garb goes, it’s actually not all bad.  Co-produced with Max Azria, venerable designer formerly of BCBG and Hervé Léger, the pieces in the Miley & Max  collection are all priced under $20, and can be mixed and matched in some creatively costumey ways.

Walmart’s website features photos of Miley in suspender shorts and a Union Jack tunic (probably the two best pieces in the line), but these items are nowhere to be purchased.  Instead, customers can put together an outfit with tie-dyed tanks ($6.00!) and Crayola-colored jeans.  A black cropped vest is cute, but zebra t-shirts with vests attached are not; hopefully as Miley’s concert tour nears, more of the fashiony items will be released.

The verdict:  the prices are great, but the pieces–at least those currently selling on Walmart’s website–aren’t necessarily allowance-worthy.