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[ - ] SNL is so bad this year; they've lost all of their stars! 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:57 PM Flag
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yeah i know. the weekend update is bad, and they underuse the talent they do have. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] PSA you can get bedbugs if you let a cleaning service bring their own vacuum 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:55 PM Flag
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i am so happy you told me this is good info [ Reply | More ]
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did this happen to you? [ Reply | More ]
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Yuck. Never thought of this risk. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] What's the "big" present you bought this year for the DCs? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:53 PM Flag
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Nintendo DS3 XL [ Reply | More ]
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Fire station [ Reply | More ]
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Bike [ Reply | More ]
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Giants tickets [ Reply | More ]
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Laptop [ Reply | More ]
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New skis [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:59 PM Flag
[ - ] Do Jewish men ever marry catholic women? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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No never. [ Reply | More ]
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What never? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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My dad did! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:57 PM Flag
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Sure. The rich ones make them convert though. [ Reply | More ]
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These days I think more Jewish men marry out of the religion than in it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:58 PM Flag
[ - ] Damn. Dh caught me putting something treeiss on the landing table outside our apt. I was hoping to say it was the neighbors 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:51 PM Flag
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what?? what is treeiss? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:54 PM Flag
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It is a little snowman of branches. Typo of tree ish [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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He probably thinks you're having an affair. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:59 PM Flag
[ - ] North Korea's Internet is down. The whole country. Suck it, Kim Jun Whatever. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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I am interested in all this speculation that it was someone much closer to SONY with a western background who was pleased at the misdirection towards North Korea and ran with it. It's like a clusterfuck. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 10:01 PM Flag
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Only a handful of people would notice anyway. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 10:02 PM Flag
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Don't they normally keep it largely inaccessible? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 10:02 PM Flag
[ - ] UB is surprisingly kind and boring today 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:47 PM Flag
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Go back to Datalounge, you bitter queen. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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Ahhhh. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:49 PM Flag
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it was a simple observation. I like it. Jeez. -OP [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:55 PM Flag
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Uranus [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:51 PM Flag
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There is nothing boring about Uranus (signed, planetary scientist). Check out these storms! http://www.space.com/26794-uranus-giant-storms-photos.html [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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NP. I still hate you guys for booting out Pluto. There are nine planets! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 10:00 PM Flag
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Clearly you aren't a middle school teacher [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 10:02 PM Flag
[ - ] How fast can I get a new passport (US) in NYC? Just realized its expired and I would like to travel somewhere warm next week. 10 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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Go to the US passport office downtown for same day passport. You need to call the hotline to get an appointment first. However, NYC appts go fast- you may have to take the metro north to Stamford CT. My DH did this 2 weeks ago. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:38 PM Flag
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you can get an expedited passport [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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In ex-Soviet countries they call it bribery. In America we call it an expediting fee. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:45 PM Flag
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How is it relevant? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:52 PM Flag
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np- I did this but it still took about 10 days [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:59 PM Flag
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You need airplane tickets in hand, but once you have that you can get it same day. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:42 PM Flag
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Right, but the next appointment is on,y next week. Can I come without an apointment with air reservation? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:45 PM Flag
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Try other offices. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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you need the air rsv. Here's an idea- buy the cheapest international flight (DH bought one for Toronto for lass than $199 roundtrip within the week and took this to the office), then go for your appt. Once you have the passport, you can then buy the more $$$ carribean international fare. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:57 PM Flag
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Do I need an appointment for a will call service? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:51 PM Flag
[ - ] On April 30, 1992, the mayor said things that the police interpreted as the mayor supporting the looters and rioters 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
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It would not be fair to say that the mayor ENCOURAGED the looters but certainly he was sympathetic to them. [ Reply | More ]
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As a result, the police got fed up with the mayor and pulled back [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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This was in Los Angeles, not at all clear that NYC will play out the same way [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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On April 30, Korean-Americans saw the police fall back from Koreatown, leaving them to defend themselves in the midst of heavy looting and fires. A store owner at the time, Jay Rhee, told the Los Angeles Times, “we have lost faith in the police. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:37 PM Flag
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So the police decided not to patrol in Koreatown? How is that not the police's fault? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:45 PM Flag
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It is the police's fault, but the police were feeling pressured and demoralized because the mayor supported the protestors [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:56 PM Flag
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STFU already. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:39 PM Flag
[ - ] Anyone teach themselves to be handy? We just moved to a house in the burbs and DH is clueless about doing stuff like this. He has zero skills or knowledge thanks to living in the city with a super his whole adult life. I know a bit more as my parents at least taught me the basics and I am always the one who puts ikea stuff together, figures out how to fix small things. I just don't know how to do big projects and don't know about finding studs to hang things etc. Can I learn from youtube videos? Those have proved useful to me for things like unclogging my dishwasher. I can't afford to keep hiring a handyman for all these little jobs! 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:35 PM Flag
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YouTube can help. You can also buy a stud finder on Amazon for like 10 bucks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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Yes, you can definitely learn from youtube videos. I wouldn't fuck with gas or electric on your own, and never, ever, ever, under any circumstances, should you try to sand your own floors, but otherwise have at it. There's not too much you can fuck up if you start small or that can't be fixed if you have to call someone in after the fact. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:37 PM Flag
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I sanded my own stairs and it was fine. Np [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:41 PM Flag
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Stairs is one thing. You used a hand sander. Please, trust me on this - DO NOT try to use a rotating floor sander on your own. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:43 PM Flag
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+ [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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Ha. Ok. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:53 PM Flag
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Home Depot gives free classes on stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:47 PM Flag
[ - ] The US is being led by a bunch of morons. We will end up being taken over by China. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:35 PM Flag
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LOL we're too tall and too diverse to be dominated [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:54 PM Flag
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I doubt it. Those guys have no ability to create anything new. Just copy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:58 PM Flag
[ - ] PSA for first time pregnant ladies- you will lose the weight! You will have no time to eat, the baby will drink your calories and you will rock and bounce and dance with your baby and the weight will come off. Don't worry and eat what makes you feel nourished. 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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csb [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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agree! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:35 PM Flag
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Lol. I am glad that was your experience ... It not that easy for everyone [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:37 PM Flag
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This was me too. Didn't lose at same rate with number 2 but only holding onto 5 pounds. Last time lost all plus more within 3 months. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:58 PM Flag
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ha ha ha - no. [ Reply | More ]
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[ - ] My friend's DH is a member of the Harmonie Club because his family has been long-time members. He's the most down-to-earth guy, not snobby or pretentious, but could probably buy and sell all of us. The wealthiest woman I know is the heiress to a large publisher, and she's completely down-to-earth, too. It's refreshing to know this, despite all of the striver people trying to keep up with the Joneses, live beyond their means, etc. 21 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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And no, not supposed to be a CSB, just making an observation. I know some friends with DHs who are in finance and are so snobby and showy (they were all raised MC). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:26 PM Flag
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There's nothing wrong with being "raised MC", whatever that means, and I'm pretty sure it takes more than a paycheck to make someone UC. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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Nothing wrong at all, but they look down on others and would never admit their roots. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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OP that is my point. These people are gauche and status-seeking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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Which people? The middle-classes? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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No, the nouveau riche. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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The people who are all about status and labels. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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That would be the middle-class. Especially the women. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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The middle-class are also extremely gauche and status-seeking. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:36 PM Flag
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No they're not. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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Yeah, people who come from old money are often remarkably chilled out and down to earth. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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OP I know this is a small sample size, but I know others like this and they are the most chill and while they have nice vacation homes or take amazing trips, they are completely normal otherwise. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:30 PM Flag
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Yes, and they rarely ever fit in with typical middle-class people. If you notice, their friends will all be just like them. Or heavily artistic, entrepreneurial or into working with their hands in high-end craftsman professions. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:32 PM Flag
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I knew some of the richest people in the country - the oldest of the old money. Think top three or four families in the country money. And they were totally like this - just normal people, driving Honda Accords, going to the local market (granted, they did tend to frequent the gourmet market instead of the A&P), having totally normal parties and wearing very regular clothes. It's like they've had money for so long that it doesn't even register to them any more. The money is just there, always has been, always will be. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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What kind of friends do they have? Whom do they typically associate with? My guess is not UMC or LMC people. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:38 PM Flag
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Sure, until you try to join their club. Then the chill becomes icy. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:46 PM Flag
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Yes. You're only allowed to join if you're exactly one of them. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:48 PM Flag
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Harmonie club is overwhlemingly jewish, FYI. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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Yes, and he is Jewish. The German Jews... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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yep! see the other thread about the hierarchy of jews... [ Reply | More ]
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It was founded by Jews because they could not get accepted by WASPy clubs. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:50 PM Flag
[ - ] Has anyone heard from village preschool? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:26 PM Flag
[ - ] Why does Glasgow have so many deadly transit incidents? Last year, a helicopter crashed into a pub and killed 10 people, and today, a garbage truck rammed into a crowd of pedestrians and killed at least six. I don't recall the much larger city of London suffering similar incidents over that time-frame, but Glasgow has. 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:25 PM Flag
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I like your question [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:28 PM Flag
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My understanding is that the people who live in Glasgow are the most violent and depraved of any people in Western Europe. There is no other population of people in Europe that is as quick to stab each other as the ones in Glasgow. I wonder if this depravity is correlated to transit accidents [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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I was just wondering the same thing. [ Reply | More ]
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If you do any research and find evidence let me know. I mean are the municipal workers showing up for work drunk or stoned? Are they angry and murderous ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:31 PM Flag
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Random coincidence [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:56 PM Flag
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But TWO whole incidents!! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:57 PM Flag
[ - ] S/O: If you have $$$ and consider Ann Taylor, Old Navy and BR beneath you, where do you shop? Just curious. 26 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:22 PM Flag
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saks, bergdorffs, barneys, anthropoligie [ Reply | More ]
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^^pologie [ Reply | More ]
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Anthropoloigie - overpriced, poorly made, trendy crap [ Reply | More ]
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ITA [ Reply | More ]
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So which ones do you like? [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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AT and BR are way better than that frumpy crap they sell at Anthro. That store baffles me, not even stylish just a mess [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:37 PM Flag
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Agreed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:38 PM Flag
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That's because anthro is targeted to college aged girls, Ann Taylor is not. That's why you prefer Ann Taylor and why 20 years olds prefer anthro. It's just a style difference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 10:00 PM Flag
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Bergdorf's, striver. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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Saks mostly [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:24 PM Flag
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Hate saks. That circular design drives me nuts. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:29 PM Flag
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I don't think there beneath me. Just boring. I like All Saints and Gary Graham. [ Reply | More ]
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I've been broke, and now have $$$. It's nice to remember that you can be perfectly happy dressed in Old Navy. [ Reply | More ]
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+1 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:30 PM Flag
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Except you were 20 years old and everything looked great on you then. It takes a little better, um, constructed clothing, to look good after 40. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:33 PM Flag
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If that's what you think then, um, you must not have a sense of style. [ Reply | More ]
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+1000 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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NP when I am thin, I can wear a burlap sack and look chic! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:32 PM Flag
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Those brands aren't beneath me but they don't fit me very well. I shop better brands on sale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:34 PM Flag
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Theory, Elie Tahari, DVF anywhere I can find them on sale. HHI 500 K [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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I don't consider their price point beneath me, I just think they are not very stylish, BR really misses the mark these days, their stuff is so boring. AT is good for work I guess. I like to shop at Arizia, Uniqlo, Mango, Club Monaco and sometimes Zara (but the quality sucks), same price point but they do a much better job of selling up to date looking clothing [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:39 PM Flag
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Club Monaco has great stuff these days. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:40 PM Flag
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OP: thanks all, I just wanted to get a sense of better (whether mosre stylish or expensive) places to shop. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:43 PM Flag
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Hhi 2mm- I shop mostly at bloomies when things are on sale. Occasionally at Barney's but that store is a bit too expensive for me [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:50 PM Flag
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OP: i do much shopping at bloomingdales too. if you have their CC stuff is always on sale. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 12.22.14, 09:57 PM Flag
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