thebuypass

Enough is enough – we swear off shopping for a year

My year of living frugally.

My name is Tracy and I’m a shopaholic. It has been about a month since my last irrelevant purchase — that is, buying fun stuff rather than what is necessary … Continue reading

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My Year of Nothing

My name is Angela and I shop for a living. No, really. I’ve been a fashion stylist for 19 years and a weekly contributor to The Toronto Star, Canada’s largest … Continue reading

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AK vs The Pink Pants

Who knew I’d get a hankering for pink pants. Other than a pair of fully sequined pink pants I had (ok, still have, but never wear, never will wear, no … Continue reading

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Is enough enough?

I have six pairs of jeans. Easily a dozen pairs of black pants. In current rotation. Not counting the dozens I’ve thrown out or given away. Seven black jackets. Four … Continue reading

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Is this like dieting?

So, this not-shopping thing. Probably very good for me, probably no question about that. No doubt I should make a change from “immediate gratification” to whatever it is that wise … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Yippee! My computer crashed!

Last week I was fortunate enough to have my laptop die. I say this only because I’ve never had the chance to buy myself a brand new one. I’ve owned three … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Chanel or…Celine?

If this is the year I’m not shopping, then this is year I’m planning. I always try to buy a “piece”, a must-have, a statement, something of enduring iconic value … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Girl crushes

I have a girl crush on five people, four of whom are famous with pix I can share. Actually, two are fictional characters with pix I can share. They all … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Can I really not have this?

Just when I thought the season was all floral crappola, look what Narciso went and did. I mean seriously. Is this gorgeous or what? And not even just gorgeous on … Continue reading

February 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

The pass. Seriously.

This is actually a good season in which to decide to forego the shopping. Why? Because fashion right now is, in a word, pretty hideous. OK maybe not hideous if … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

The ruched skirt

I am a woman at war with the fact of her hips, so why am I pining for a ruched skirt by T by Alexander Wang? Well the model looks … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Baby needs new shoes

Ok, so he’s not really a baby anymore. He’s 6, with the fastest growing feet in all the land. With two young boys  needing boots, non-marking gym shoes and ice … Continue reading

February 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

Is using a gift card cheating?

A dilemma…A gift card, with a pending expiry date, given to me in 2012, before I came up with this mad plan. I asked around a bit when I came across the … Continue reading

January 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

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