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Shop Cheap (and Cute) Online!



Just because our economy is in the crapper doesn’t mean your style should be. In fact, one of the best things to come from our current economic….er….challenges is that great discount stores popping up all over the web. We’ve featured a few on CollegeCandy before, but we have a whole new batch of great online shops to pick up the hottest looks at some seriously discounted prices. We know, we know; you love us more than Easter Reese’s.

We get that a lot.
Pronounced “Roosh,” Ruche is for the modern woman who enjoys a touch of vintage. This site a wide variety of selections from everything like dresses and jackets to purses and shoes and plenty of dazzling accessories. They even have an eco-friendly section where everything is made from all-organic materials! Way to go green and go chic….on the cheap.

If you’re looking for your favorite celebrity’s handbag but can’t necessarily afford the extravagant prices, this site has the best “inspired” bags at some awesomely cheap prices.  Even more, the site was designed with easy shopping in mind, so you can search for bags by style, color, and designer. Hollerrrr! Besides handbags, they also have some other fabulous accessories like scarves, jewelry, wallets, and even ice cream bath balls! Why the bath balls? Why not?

They feature lots of name brands like Philosophy and Urban Decay, but at the lowest prices that even poor college students can afford! You can find some awesome deals: Archipelago Sugar Travel Kit for $5, Korres Body Milk for $6, and Bella Shimmer Powder Puff for $12. They even have gourmet food, books and gifts such as KnockKnock Nifty Notes and Animal Terrycloth Bath Gloves! And with free shipping for orders over $75 this is a great chance to get your girlfriends together and go on a web-shopping spree.

The absolute cutest. handbags. ever. Leather hobos, oversized satchels, metallic duffels, croc totes, shoulder bags, layered foldovers…the selection is so diverse that you’re bound to find something you love. And what I love are the real girls modeling. I’m even thinking of applying myself…


    I am currently a sophomore at Duke University (AKA the best college ever!) and I can seriously say that I'm livin' the American Dream. I've lived in the States all my life until 10th grade, at which point job transfers led us to move to Shanghai, China. So I guess I'm a Chinese-American, a twinkie, a banana, and an ABC. Sah-weet! There are so many things out there that I love (besides Duke basketball, obvi) including juicy celebrity gossip, yummy new recipes, the latest new trends, fitness tips, or just some DANK STUFF (yes, I used the word dank). I'm undeclared right now, but I'm leaning towards a psychology & public policy double major, and a certificate in journalism. My dream is to become a broadcast journalist, and maybe someday become a sort of "Asian Oprah.". I would love to work in the international field of journalism so I can combine my Chinese and American heritages together into one melting pot of awesomeness. Oh, that reminds me. If you're ever in North Carolina, I'd be happy to give you a tour of our lovely campus. And if you're ever in Shanghai for the Summer or Winter breaks, let me know and I will show you what it's like living in the best city in the world.