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  • Bargain Fashionista Part Six: The church, school, or charity rummage sale

    By Annie Korzen

    May 3, 2011 | 11:10 am

    It’s large, it’s varied, and prices are rock-bottom. Plus, the money will hopefully be used for a good cause. I say “hopefully” because not every cause is equally dear to my heart. When I questioned the high price of some scuffed-up Uggs, one lady said “But it’s for...

  • Bargain Fashionista Part Five: The Schmooze Factor

    By Annie Korzen

    May 1, 2011 | 11:08 am

    Besides saving heaps of money, enjoying the thrill of the hunt, and exploring some beautiful homes, there’s another reason I love yard sales: the social aspect. I come from New York, where strangers speak to each other all the time. They chit-chat at the theatre box-office; they...

  • Bargain Fashionista Part Four: My Husband and Mrs. Garrison Keillor

    By Annie Korzen

    April 28, 2011 | 10:55 am

    Years ago, I was at a dinner party in New York and I was talking to Garrison Keillor’s then-wife, who was Danish. She told me how insulted she was that her new American friends invited her to go shopping. “Shopping? Why? Is there something wrong with the way I dress?”

    Poor...

  • Bargainista Fashionista: Part two

    By Annie Korzen

    April 4, 2011 | 11:08 am

    There are actually two different kinds of yard sales. One is the private person who is moving, empty-nesting, spring-cleaning – whatever. You can find plenty of good stuff here, but it’s catch-as-catch-can. If you’re willing to wade through disorganized piles of worthless crap...

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  • Bargainista Fashionista: Part One

    By Annie Korzen

    March 30, 2011 | 10:32 am

    Have you ever noticed how frumpy some rich women are? I’m thinking Barbara Bush. I’m thinking Margaret Thatcher. I’m thinking Queen Elizabeth. Well, it’s no accident: it’s deliberate. Someone from a ritzy old-money family explained to me that, “Being fashionable shows...

  • Live large, but pay little!

    By Annie Korzen

    March 28, 2011 | 10:43 am

    The market goes up, the market goes down. We’re in a boom, we’re in a recession, we’re in a depression. None of this economic see-saw has ever affected me, because I’ve been a thriftaholic all my life. As we follow this roller-coaster ride we call the economy, skills in the...

  • About

    By Annie Korzen

    March 22, 2011 | 10:47 am

    Annie Korzen is a comedy writer and performer. Her humorous essays have been printed in The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and more. She has delivered commentaries on NPR’s Morning Edition and appeared on Oprah. She was the recurring Doris Klompus on...

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