Retail Therapy is a weekly column where we ask fashion insiders for their shopping secrets. This week, Stephanie Rosenbloom, the retail reporter for the business desk of The New York Times shares her shopping insight. Prior to joining the business desk in 2008, Stephanie wrote for the The Times’ Thursday and Sunday Styles sections. So you better bet she knows her fashion and her deals.
Your most prized “deal?”
A black, leather Versace corset belt. I was shopping with my mother who spied it on a mannequin tucked away in a discount shop.
Biggest regret that you didn’t purchase?
I’ve never regretted *not* buying something. I do, however, regret buying several things. Like bellbottom jeans.
This season you’re looking for a great deal on what item?
A white wool coat to replace the Nicole Farhi stunner I’ve had for nearly a decade.
What’s your number one shopping tip?
The only opinion that matters in the dressing room is yours. Not your friend’s. Not the sales associate’s. Yours.
What’s your biggest weakness?
1970s costume jewelry by the designer Razza.
Is there an item for which you never mind paying full price?
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