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Blog Archives for 2008

How to save money on your next Apple purchase

Don't have enough cash for Apple's latest gizmo? Here are six ways to knock a few notes off your next Apple purchase.

Father's Day Gift Guide

Make this your Dad's best Father's Day yet by getting him something from our selection of fun and unusual gifts.

Stylenotes Q&A with Lainie Schreiber of Latico Leathers

Latico, the company that's responsible for the rich leather handbags in must-have colors sits down for a stylenotes Q&A.

Stylenotes Reviews: Alexander Wang for Uniqlo

Alexander Wang debuts his limited-edition collection for Uniqlo and naturally Stylenotes was there.

Get the Sex And The City Look: Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, & Samantha

The fabulous foursome (Carrie, Charlotte, Samantha, & Miranda) are back, and more fashionable than ever! Read on for how to get the SATC look at prices nowhere near that of Manolos.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Street Fighter IV, Guitar Hero IV, Metal Gear Solid 4, more

What's the big news on the internet? We don't know ... BUT! We can tell you what rumors are circulating around. Check out our Rumor Roundup for all the rumors that are unfit for human consumption.

Stylenotes Q&A with Toni Hacker of Hayden-Harnett

Stylenotes talked to Toni Hacker of Hayden-Harnett about the label's universally appealing style, as well as her imaginary muse.

Stylenotes' Fragrance Picks for Summer 2008

With Memorial Day behind us and warmer days ahead, we've picked the top four must-have fragrances for summer 2008.

5 Father's Day Gift Suggestions

Stumped on what to get Dad for Father's Day? We've got a few suggestions to get the ball rolling!

Take Note: Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, & Jimmy Choo

We've got the skinny on the chic-est shoe designers around, including Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, and Jimmy Choo.

Upcoming Go International Designer Collections

Wondering what designer collection Target may launch next? We can tell you!

Seven Summer Must-Haves

Not sure what the hottest trends for summer 2008 are? We've picked the top seven items that you've got to have in your wardrobe rotation this season.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Xbox, Apple, Kid Icarus, more

Like a boomerang you didn't know you'd thrown, the Rumor Roundup returns to hit you in the head with some of the deranged notions, speculations, false-hoods, half-truths, and outright lies that can be found on the internet.

Stylenotes Q&A with Project Runway's Jack Mackenroth

Jack Mackenroth of Project Runway Season 4 dishes to stylenotes about the show, shopping online, and making Samantha Jones do a double-take.

Make the most of your stimulus check: Stores that offer stimulus check bonuses

Looking for a way to make your Economic Stimulus Check last longer? Whether it's groceries, gadgets, or travel, here are 12 stores that can maximize your rebate.

Staff Picks: Mother's Day Gifts (updated)

How are we dealnews staffers splurging for our mommies? Check out what we're buying our moms for Mother's Day. Updated with our own Jeff Somogyi's list of completely inappropriate gifts for mom. (Hint: DON'T buy those.)

Designer Spotlight: Geren Lockhart (of Geren Ford)

Geren Lockhart, the indie designer for Geren Ford, tells stylenotes about her brand of "wearable luxury" and her collaboration with Urban Outfitters.

Notations: The Friendship Shoe at Payless

Get these blank canvas shoes at Payless and put your creativity on display, while supporting The Fresh Air Fund.

Free Online Storage Vaults, from 1GB to 25GB

Need more storage space? You may not need to buy a hard drive. These four online storage sites will extend your hard drive to the Internet letting you keep anywhere from 1GB to a whopping 25GB of data online ... for free. Plus, how to turn your Gmail account into a virtual hard drive.

Take Note: The Black & White Trend for Spring

Think in black and white for spring via polkadots, stripes, vivid prints and patterns.

Notations: Pat Field Again Creates a Designer Collection for Payless

Pat Field once again collaborates with Payless on a fabulous collection of footwear and handbags.

Finding the best deals on Carbon Credits for your tech gear

By now, with Green Week almost over, you probably know how much power an incandescent saps over a CFL, and how that affects CO2 emissions. But how much CO2 is released to power your laptop? Or your flat-panel TV? Even when it's "turned off"? In our last segment of a week of Green features, we take a look at the CO2 impact of common tech gear and tell you were to find the best deals on Carbon Credits to offset your CO2 burn.

Eco-Conscious Gadgets to Stay Green All Year

From solar-paneled backpacks to worm-based composting systems, these earth-friendly tips will shrink your carbon footprint and keep you green all-year round.

Take Note: Spring Beauty

Update your look this spring with the hottest colors and products for your eyes, lips, skin, and hair.

Green Computing: Tips for a more environmentally friendly, efficient system

Want to be green when you work from your computer? "Green computing" really means two things: using less power and building with recyclable or biodegradable components. We run down options that will have your next PC sipping less power and doing less harm to the environment once you toss it.

How dealnews Does Green

With Earth Day upon us, we thought we'd share with you a few of the things that we dealnews-ers do to be "green" throughout the year. Come on in and be inspired by our awesomeness! (Well, our greensomeness, at least.)

Notations: Rogan Gregory for Target

Rogan Gregory will be the 11th Go International designer, with a safar-inspired collection that brings eco-conscious apparel to the masses.

Take Note: Eco-Friendly Fashion Brands

Going green with your garments has never been easier -- hence we've pulled together some great brands that aren't only conscious of the earth, but also of incredibly good style.

Gadget Recycling Programs: Turn Your e-waste to $$$

Looking for an eco-friendly way to dispose of your old gadgets? We've found seven ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint, and in some cases, make some money while doing it.

Notations: Banana Republic Monogram

Banana Republic presents its Monogram label, a designer-quality line of fine apparel and accessories.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple's "iGoggles", Zune Phone, Meat Trains, more

Deranged notions. Speculation. False-hoods. Half-truths. Outright lies. Disturbing when a politician says them. Hilarious when the internet says them. Herein is our Rumor Roundup. We collect the best tech rumors of the week, then make up lies about them, in a furious slander-campaign.

Take Note: The Best Sunglasses of the Season

Keep the glaring sun at bay with our stylish selection of sunglasses -- from the classic wayfarer to the more outrageous, contemporary designs.

Cellphone-Assisted Shopping

Your cellphone isn't just for making phone calls anymore. From Amazon's SMS store to Cellfire's mobile coupons, find out if these free mobile services can help you save money when you're on the go.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: iPhone, Yahoo!, Xbox, PS3, Wii

Ever wonder what kind of deranged notions, speculation, false-hoods, half-truths, and outright lies people are saying on the internet about technology? Well, look no further than our Rumor Roundup. We collect the best rumors of the week ... so you don't have to.

Beauty Buzz: The Best Mascara for Your Buck

We've tested dozens of mascara, to bring you the very best from volumizing, lengthening, waterproof, and more, in a price range of $1.99-$23.

Notations: GO International Label at Target

Target swings into high fashion with the new Go International label, debuting Sunday, April 13th.

Take Note: Generra

Generra has transformed from its humble beginnings as a juniors clothing manufacturer in the 1980's to emerge as one of the top labels for understated, chic apparel.

Notations: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Band of Outsiders, More for The Gap

Gap launches a new Design Editions collection with Threeasfour, 3.1. Phillip Lim, and more.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Google, iPhone, Michael Bay, GTA IV, more

You don't need a license to post to the Internet. So, what results is all sorts of deranged notions, speculation, false-hoods, half-truths, and outright lies about technology. We call those Rumors. Here, we've rounded up the best of the week in a little segment we like to call: The Rumor Roundup

How to pick the best values in Ultraportable PCs

Smaller, lighter, and sexier than their boxy counterparts, ultraportable laptops (UPMCs) are the Italian sports cars of the laptop world. However, they seem to cost as much too. We'll show you how to save money and buy the UPMC that's right for you.

Staple Wardrobe: The Little Red Dress

We all love a little black dress, but sometimes when an outfit needs a little more oomph, it's good to have a little red version on hand. We've rounded up the most flattering options at all prices so anyone can introduce this lively staple to their wardrobe.

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Guitar Hero, Wii, Big Foot

The Internet is a-buzz with so many false-hoods, half-truths, and outright lies about technology. But that's what makes them great! As impossible as the rumors might seem, we'll still round 'em up, and of course make fun of them.

Notations: Pierre Hardy for The Gap

The Gap now lets fashion-forward girls on a budget indulge in the iconic style and talent of Parisian shoe designer, Pierre Hardy.

Money-Saving Tips on Entertainment, Part 3: Movies & TV

Watching your favorite movies and TV shows on your PC shouldn't be a burden on your wallet. From unlimited rentals to free movie streams, we run down the top online movie and TV video competitors to iTunes. Read more ...

Take Note: The Obsessively Natural World of Kiss My Face

Kiss My Face! Or my hair, my teeth, my hands, etc. The "obsessively natural" brand conquers the natural and organic beauty and skin care markets, one botanical at a time...

This Week's Rumor Roundup: Apple, Zune, Star Wars, Xbox

The Internet is a great place. Where else can any Tom, Dick, or Harry make wildly inaccurate claims about technology and be taken seriously? (Besides in Steve Ballmer's office, that is. ZING!) But, as impossible as the rumors might seem, we'll still Round 'em up, and of course make fun of them.

Take Note: White T-Shirt Comparison

Not all white tees are created equal, so we've laid out why some cost more than others and why they're worth the extra money.

Hands-on with Hulu

Back in August, NBC pulled their videos from Apple's iTunes Store. This morning, they're finally showing us why: Hulu, a new video service with free episodes of shows like The Simpsons and Heroes. Is this a great leap forward that may topple YouTube and hurt iTunes? Or is Hulu full of hassles? We jump through the Hulu hoops to find out. Read more ...

Fashion Week Paris: Show Reviews and Get the Look for Less

Check out our Paris Fashion Week reviews on Balenciaga, Christian Dior, Chanel, and Louis Vuitton, while picking up some examples of how to get the "runway look for less"!
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