Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Black Friday or ‘How I Stabbed Myself in the Eye’

By Elise Roedenbeck, Pocho Ñews Service Hey, everybody! Here comes that most horrible days of days: Black Friday, or as I like to call it, stab-myself-in-the-eye-and-roll-under-a-bus day! Black Friday makes me want to jump off a cliff into a pile of rusty knives. I can’t think of anything worse than waking up at the butt-crack of

Thursday, November 22nd, 2012

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Shared en Familia

By Viviana Fernandez, Voxxi Latinos have embraced the new mobile technology in higher numbers than other groups. However, there is something missing when it comes to Black Friday or Cyber Monday. The overall in-store mobile experience is a bit different. “I...

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

Hispanic Women: Smarter Shoppers Than Other Groups

By Adriana Villavicencio, Being Latino Latinas: Are you good at finding the best deals? Do you wait until you can buy something on sale? Do you research promotions and coupons online to save money? If you answered...

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Lamenting Our Sad, Sick Obsession With Stuff

On Black Friday, after another helping of delicious leftovers, I languidly sat on the couch and contemplated what all the shopping lunatics must be doing at that moment. See, my idea of hell is an infinite shopping...

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

How I Spent My Black Friday

I had never participated in Black Friday shopping. I did not know the endurance, persistence and raw nerve that it entailed. But this year, I decided to take a chance on finding out. I used to have a...

Thursday, August 11th, 2011

Why Do Women Have To Be So Afraid Of Getting Old?

By Elaine Dove I’ve noticed recently that when I run into female friends, especially in groups, that one of the ways women often bond is to enter into a discussion about how we don’t like how we...

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Culture On A T-Shirt & Other Ways Latinos Assimilate

This just in: new arrivals in the U.S. are not generally welcomed with open arms.  Benjamin Franklin initially opposed German immigrants, because of fears that they would not assimilate.  (He used the word “swarm” to describe their ominous...

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Retail Industry Zeroing In On Latino Consumers

At a retail conference in San Antonio, Texas this week more than 400 retailers from around the country are gathering to discuss, among other things, ways they can break into the growing Latino market. The Internal Council...

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011

Fun, Family And T-Shirts At The Pulga, Or Swap Meet

Some people call them pulgas. Other people call it a tianguis. My family always called it swap meet. Whatever you choose to call it, it has always been an adventure. There was always something magical in the...

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Fashion Don’ts: Don’t Wear That!

This week’s post is devoted to the fashion trends I find 1) most entertaining, and 2) most hideous. As a quasi-expert with no real qualifications, I realize I have absolutely no authority to tell you what to...

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Fall Fashion: Geometry, Earrings & Bright Colors

July is almost here, and, you guessed it, that means the fashion world is about to start whipping out their fall items soon. Let’s take a look at what that’ll mean for your wardrobe! The Trends We...

Thursday, June 23rd, 2011

Stuck In Neutral — And Loving It!

Beiges, sands, ivory, oh my! We may not be in Kansas, but we’re certainly in neutral town. This summer, shades of neutral are in. Want a summer wardrobe, but bright colors and loud patterns not your thing? ...

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

Espadrilles: European Style For Everyone!

Wish you were in Spain? Me too! Can’t afford it? Me neither! That’s all right, because this week Spain is coming to you. In the fourteenth century, the Catalonian Spanish started making shoes for rural workers along the...

Thursday, June 9th, 2011

Ditch Your Denim This Summer, Choose Chambray

It looks like denim, it may even smell like denim, but it’s not denim! Yet, like denim, chambray is a cotton fabric that is dyed light indigo. But unlike denim, chambray is lightweight, lighter in color, comfortable,...

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