Articles from the Smart Shopper section archive

Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

Shopgirl: Tech bracelet transforms into charger

Rebecca Minkoff, one of my favorite designers, has come out with a cable bracelet that charges your phone on the go. It's only $60, and acts as a portable cable that you can plug in to a laptop or ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016

Shopgirl: Companion app offers peace of mind

There's a great new app that allows you to have peace of mind regarding your loved ones' safety, and give them peace of mind for yours.
By Gracie Shepherd

Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015

Shopgirl: Workout wardrobe can motivate

You can't be your best workout self without a good workout wardrobe, and I have a few brands you may not have heard of.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015

Shopgirl: Wine Not enjoy a wine tasting after holidays

Whole Foods Market will have their Wine Not It's Friday events on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2, the perfect way to cure your holiday hangover or just continue celebrating.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015

Shopgirl: Uber now offers desktop version

WHAT'S NEW: Uber is now available on Windows desktops, thanks to a recent update for Windows 10 software.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Dec. 3, 2015

Shopgirl: Designers adding pastels to holiday looks

Don't be afraid to mix things up as you put together your looks this season.
By Gracie Shepherd

Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015

Shopgirl: Nailbot, an inkjet printer for nails, free for a donation

If you're someone who never just goes with a basic red or neutral pink for your manicure, you might enjoy The Nailbot.
By Gracie Shepherd

Monday, Nov. 23, 2015

Black Friday store hours

See hours for Black Friday sales at area stores.

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Tips to find best Black Friday deals

With the chaos and hype that surrounds Black Friday, shoppers should make sure the deals they get are worth the long lines. Before you wade through crowded store aisles, you need a game plan.
By Elyssa Kirkham

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

Shopgirl: Latest nail trend is coming to the US

The latest in nail trends is spray-on nail polish, creating the most consistent and streak-free nail look you can get.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Shopgirl: UP MOVE puts stylish wristband on trackers

Online retailer BaubleBar has been steadily expanding its business from just jewelry to home goods, and now even venturing into wearable tech.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015

Shopgirl: Wearable tech can be beautiful, too

Ringly, one of my favorite wearable tech companies, has a new selection of styles that you have to look at before making your wish list this holiday season.
By Gracie Shepherd

Friday, Oct. 30, 2015

Mercedes-Benz, Nissan driven by innovation

DETROIT - Here is a continued look at new or significantly refreshed cars and trucks coming in the 2016 model year.
By Tom Krisher And Dee-ann Durbin

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Amazon's Fire tablet does a lot for $50, but there are trade-offs

The thing to remember about Amazon's new $50 Fire tablet is that it's a $50 tablet. It's not as light or as thin as a tablet that costs five or six times more. 
By Anick Jesdanun

Shopgirl: Facebook update improves user experience

Facebook has a new and improved take on the notifications tab, and this might actually improve the quality of your life.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015

Shopgirl: Shopgirl: Bandana style was all over Paris runways

One of the most universal details in the various shows during Paris Fashion Week was bandana everything.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

Shopgirl: Facebook now helps us block unwanted throwbacks

Have you noticed the "On This Day" feature within Facebook? It shows you throwbacks like your vacation three years ago.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

Shopgirl: App searches schedule for gaps to plan out fun

Free Time2 is an app that looks at your calendar and lets you know when you have gaps, and even allows you to share those gaps with your friends. Scheduling fun has never been easier, and the ...
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015

Shopgirl: Ralph Lauren's move surprises fashion industry

Ralph Lauren announced this week that he will be stepping down as chief executive of his company - arguably the most distinctive and definitive fashion house in the United States.
By Gracie Shepherd

Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015

Collaboration from Uniqlo, Lemaire clean, sophisticated

The latest collaboration from Uniqlo has some of the best looks I've seen this season from box stores.
By Gracie Shepherd

Offerman carves text emojis into wood

Nick Offerman, the actor who portrays the taciturn and iconic Ron Swanson on NBC's Parks and Recreation,

Smartphones make separate camera unnecessary

Phones have gotten so good at taking photos that I rarely bring along a stand-alone camera anymore.
By Anick Jesdanun

Subaru, Ford recall vehicles

Subaru has recalled its cars and SUVs, and Ford Motor Co. has recalled some Fords and Lincoln for safety concerns.

Expectations low for Paine football team

At the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Con­ference Media Day last week, Paine College coach Greg Ruffin expected low projections around the league for his football program.
By Chris Gay
 
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