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Amazon Prime Members Get a Brand New Perk

Prime Wardrobe now open to all Prime members

(Newser) - All members of Amazon Prime now have free access to Wardrobe, Amazon's fashion service that allows users to try clothes before they buy them. Until now, the service was only offered to a group of beta users. According to recode , Wardrobe-for-all comes with a downside. The site reports that... More »

Why Attacks on Broadwell's Clothes Are OK

Her 'skimpy' outfits make a statement: Ruth Marcus

(Newser) - Ruth Marcus has received a flurry of criticism for attacking Paula Broadwell's wardrobe. "Beware the woman who goes on The Daily Show wearing a black silk halter top and flaunting her toned triceps," Marcus wrote earlier this month in the Washington Post . A reader hit back: "... More »

Jenny Sanford's Clothes Send Clear Message

(Newser) - While Mark Sanford spews "sloppy verbiage" in the "salacious terms of a Harlequin bodice-ripper," his wife is also making a statement—with her wardrobe, Robin Givhan writes in the Washington Post. Givhan finds "something splendidly defiant" in Jenny Sanford's white shorts and flowery tops. Other... More »

Palin's Pricey Duds Wind Up in Trash Bags

(Newser) - As promised, Sarah Palin turned her expensive campaign outfits over to the RNC, but the costly threads haven't gone to charity, reports the conservative New Majority website—they're in trash bags at RNC headquarters. A committee spokesman says the $180,000 wardrobe is being "inventoried and will be appropriately... More »

Michelle Bares Fashion Splurge: J. Crew—Online

Candidate's wife talks to Leno on Palin's wardrobe, husband's chances

(Newser) - With all the hoopla surrounding Sarah Palin's pricey wardrobe makeover, Michelle Obama has some fashion secrets of her own: she shops J. Crew—online. "Ladies, we know J. Crew. You get some good stuff online," she told Jay Leno last night. But she understands the pressure Palin is... More »

Hasselbeck and Palin Dress Down Clothes Critics

Women blast 'sexist' attack

(Newser) - Conservative View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck hit the campaign trail with Sarah Palin yesterday to blast the media flap over the Palin family's $150,000 campaign wardrobe—purchased by the GOP—as a “deliberately sexist” diversion and blatant double standard. More »

Sopranos Star Auctioning Mob Duds to Help Vets

Don't fuhgeddaboutit : Sale to aid wounded

(Newser) - Anybody who ever wanted to dress like New Jersey's most famous fictional mobster could soon find an offer they can't refuse, reports E! Online. James Gandolfini is auctioning off 24 costumes he wore as mob boss Tony Soprano—including the blood-spattered ensemble the character wore when he was shot. All... More »

'Retail Renting' or Stealing? Stores Crack Down

Shoppers who repeatedly buy and return merchandise face tougher policies

(Newser) - It’s called “wardrobing” or “retail renting,” when a consumer buys, uses, and then returns merchandise, and the National Retail Federation says it’s growing more popular with shoppers, the Boston Globe reports. It's also becoming a bigger headache for merchants as the economy tightens and businesses... More »

Obama's Style Shift Working for Voters

Dem buttons shirt, dons necktie to convey authority

(Newser) - It’s no wardrobe malfunction: Barack Obama has ditched his trademark casual look for buttoned-up Washington style, Politico reports. As Hillary Clinton carped about his lack of experience, the Illinois senator began donning suits and ties. Aides shrug off the switch, saying it was prompted by weather, but political consultants... More »

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