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Link Love: Heidi Klum Barbie, Online Vintage and Don't Miss the Marc

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Immortalized in plastic? Ideeli brings us the new Heidi Klum barbie doll.

Speaking of Heidi Klum, the cast for Project Runway's sixth season has been revealed to us via The Cut. The show starts August 20 on Lifetime.

Scouring racks for purchase-worthy thrift finds is a tough job. Refinery29 brings us eight online vintage boutiques that make shopping easy.

What's the Deal: Filippa K, Cary Lane and More

Because paying full retail price is oh-so-passé...

What’s the Deal: Harputs Market, Ladita Closing Sale, Loomstate T-Shirt Recycling

Because paying full retail price is oh-so-passé...

Ladita: We’re sad to report that this Bernal Heights eco-boutique is closing its doors in less than two weeks. Until then, the shop is having a close-out sale that promises eco-friendly apparel, accessories and gifts for women and babies for up to 70 percent off.

Elizabeth Charles: A summer sale is on at this Pacific Heights destination for Australian designers, as well as in the boutique’s online store. Women’s apparel from designers such as Ginger and Smart and Megan Park are going for hundreds off regular prices.

San Francisco’s Best Shops for Pretty Party Dresses

San Francisco may be known for its ultra-casual style, but late spring and summer’s barrage of weddings, proms, graduations, showers and warm weather soirees routinely send us rushing for pretty dresses with cocktail party potential.

Whether you’ve got $50 or $500, we’ve got a frock stop for you. Here, our list of San Francisco’s Best Shops for Pretty Party Dresses:

  • Status: Can I pay my Mastercard with my Visa?

When looking good must be done on the cheap, try these San Francisco shops for great deals:

H&M

Designer Consigner on Sacramento Street

Give Mom Some One-on-One Time With Julie Chaiken

What better way is there to thank mom for your good looks than treating her to some new ones of her own?

And besides, chatting over breakfast with Julie Chaiken, goddess of black pants, before heading to her private studio for a one-on-one style session peppered with the San Francisco designer’s tips and takes on current trends isn’t a shabby way for a fashion supplicant to spend a Saturday.

A Store-in-a-Store at Eco Citizen

We'll admit we're woefully behind on checking out the best fashion boutiques around town. Perhaps we have a one-track mind, but sometimes we need a little interior decor incentive to get us to a shopping destination. Looks like Eco Citizen has tapped into the needs of the design obsessed by pairing with web-based sustainable design darling Branch to create a store-in-a-store at their Vallejo Street boutique.

Beach Bound? Resort Apparel and Accessories Marked Down at Carrots this Weekend

Yesterday, you may have played the fool, but that’s all in the past. Here are three reasons to get excited about what lies ahead:

Start by taking a trip to Carrots, where the Jackson Square shop’s entire collection of resort apparel and accessories is marked down 40 percent. From the racks, pluck souvenirs such as Stella McCartney dresses, cashmere by KOI, tailored Kaufman Franco suits and brightly hued frocks from Sari Gueron and Peter Som.

Where to Shop this Weekend: Guy Bedarida at Saks, Appel and Frank and Clary Sage Organics

Who says the weekend begins on Friday? This week, we’re front-loading our shopping can’t-miss list with three fabulous events taking place today.

Where to Shop this Weekend: Salvatore Ferragamo, Robindira Unsworth, Josephine & Debudda

Beware the Ides of March? Not a chance. With spring in full effect, there’s no other place we’d rather be than out and about this weekend. Here are three stops on our list:

Style How-To: Shop Wisely in the Downturn

Shopping strategies for the new (read: bad) economy abound. Some we can get behind. Others are just silly. Among the more ridiculous notions is the shop your closet trend. We’re willing to wager that, for any item of clothing stuck in the dark depths of a dresser drawer, there’s a reason we forgot the item in the first place. Nor can we quit shopping completely. The economy may have come to a veritable stand-still, but our lives are still moving on. No matter how cinched our budgets become, we still need new items of clothing from time to time.

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