Best Last-Minute Shopping - 2003
You can create a truly interesting wardrobe created without a huge expenditure -- if you have the time to sift through thrift stores, garage sales, discount shops like T.J. Maxx or Loehmann's and sales at fancy stores. But sometimes there's just no time to mess around -- for example, when you realize you hate every single item in your closet two hours before a date. Race to good old Urban Outfitters. That store does your thinking for you; just call it quirkiness in a bottle. You'll find funky accessories and clothes with a punk edge, but, of course, you'll have to pay a little more for them. And keep in mind that you might bump into someone wearing the exact same off-the-shoulder, black-and-white-striped top decorated with red sequins. In other words, dressed head to toe in Urban gear, you risk getting busted by the authenticity police. But chances are, you'll look damn cool.