Celebrity Shopping

Our fascination with the rich and famous is nothing new. There are television shows, magazines, websites, and Celebrity blogs dedicated to celebrity watching. One of the most intriguing aspects of the celebrity lifestyle is the extravagant shopping habits of these stars.

The most well-known shopping district frequented by Hollywood celebs is Rodeo Drive. This glamorous and expensive district spans only three blocks but some of the most affluent shops and boutiques can be found in this area. The most well-known clothing designers in the world have shops located on Rodeo. Gucci, Christian Dior, Coco Chanel, Valentino, and Ralph Lauren designs are sold within these three blocks. Cartier and Tiffany have stores here that cater to celebrities in the market for sparkling jewels. Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Yves Saint Laurent are part of the district as well.

Wedged between Beverly Hills and West Hollywood is the lesser known shopping district Robertson Boulevard that attracts the ultra-famous. The area between Beverly Boulevard and Third Street is where most of the trendy shops and infamous restaurants are located that attract stars who want to avoid the touristy Rodeo Drive area. Kitson boutique has been known to serve celebrity clientele like Halle Berry, Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan, and Paris Hilton. The upscale boutiques Ghost and Madison also share the Robertson address. Celebs Leonardo DiCaprio, Winona Ryder, and Jennifer Love Hewitt have been spotted shopping at the exclusive Lisa Kline and Lisa Kline For Men. Stupid celebrities frequently highlights the most outrageous shopping sprees of the hottest A-listers.

London is a hot spot for Hollywood stars out and about abroad. Harrod’s, Selfridges, and the King’s Road are shopping venues that attract the rich and famous from around the world. Primrose Hill Village is home to unique boutiques and stores frequented by high-profile celebs. Many stars prefer vintage clothing and one-of-a-kind fashions that can be found in obscure boutiques. The Cross and Browns are celebrity picks for finding avant garde and up-and-coming accessories from all over the world.

So what kinds of purchases do these celebrities make when hitting all of these exclusive retail outlets? Fashion expert Erin Ralph has reported details on shopping sprees by Jennifer Tilly, Demi Moore, Elton John, and Madonna. During a visit at Prada, Tilly purchased twelve pairs of Jimmy Choo shoes at an average price of $400 per pair. Demi Moore shelled out $15,000 during a Gucci shopping spree in Cannes. Elton John reportedly spent $100,000 at Versace despite a 30 percent VIP discount. Pop diva Madonna and her husband parted with $45.000 during a Fendi shopping spree.

Actress Katie Holmes and wife of Tom Cruise dropped $200,000 at the Beverly Hills Barneys New York store in 2006. Purchases of $400 for two pairs of jeans and five bags of clothes for baby Suri were a few of the goodies reported from her spending spree. Madonna, who reportedly earns $43 million a year, browses through “look books” from designers at her London home. She’s been known to spend $60,000 at a single sitting.

There are certain weaknesses that celebrities have admitted to when it comes to shopping obsessions. Beyonce Knowles finds earrings irresistible. The superstar even purchases them in bulk. Sarah Jessica Parker confesses that she has a serious compulsion for purchasing shoes. The former star of hit comedy “Sex in the City” estimates that she has around 100 pairs ranging in price from $300 to $1000. Check out our Celebrity News to stay posted about what stars are spending and what they’re buying.

1 Stop Shopping and Experience the Ultimate Shopping Destination!

In our society today, we want what we want and we want it now. Say that 5 times fast!

We see examples of this concept more and more every year and every decade. We are a very hurry up oriented society, for example, fast food chains. They are all over the place, just about every corner you will see McDonalds, Wendy’s, Burger King, Taco Bell etc. Why? It’s because we are in a hurry and don’t “have time” to sit down for a meal – we are “on the go”. Let me ask you this, have you ever been in a line at one of the fast food restaurants and thought, “My goodness they are so slow, what could possibly be taking so long?” The answer is YES, we have all experienced that at one time or another. How about our shopping, especially around the holidays! Why does Wal-Mart and Target have stores where you can buy your clothes, tires and tonight’s dinner all in one store? Is it because we just don’t have the time? Is it because it is convenient? The answer to both these questions is yes.

These stores are the evolution to 1 stop shopping, clothes, household needs, furniture food and more. This is a concept that fits with our time – well almost. As we know the internet is our future – you can find clothes, household needs, furniture, food, music, chat with your friends, and post news on blogs and you can even find a date. Sales from Cyber Monday are increasing – in fact, “Visitors to e-commerce sites spent $846 million on Monday, an increase of 15 percent over the same day a year ago, according to ComScore” reported by cnet news December 3. 2008.

The internet is great and we know that it is the future, however, what kind customer service do you get from the computer?? Does Wal-Mart or Amazon.com, etc answer your questions when you are shopping in your underwear at 1 am? Can you contact them for questions? We know the answers to those questions right? The answer is no.

Is there such a place; is there a company that has the vision to put these 2 great concepts together along with customer service with real people behind it? The answer is YES. Who has this great website that is a 1 stop comparative shopping site is powered by people?

Dubli Will Change the Culture of Shopping and What Consumers Consider is a Fair Price to Pay

You may have not have heard of Dubli so may not be up to speed with what Dubli is or does. Dubli the brain child of Michael Hansen was recently launched in Australia and NZ, following on the heels of its success in the USA. Dubli was originally launched in Germany in 2003 and was then expanded to the rest of Europe in 2006. Dubli is a web based shopping portal but Dubli is unique as it not only guarantees to have the lowest prices but it’s also a user pay e-commerce shopping model.

So what does that mean exactly? It means that the Dubli shopping website has the latest and most popular items for sale, that start at the cheapest price and then when you spend a Dubli credit (80c each) the price of the item is reduced by 25c. The price of an item is further reduced each and every time someone uses a Dubli credit to reveal the price. The item will eventually be sold when someone can’t wait to see if the price will go any lower and risk someone else buying the item.

This sort of auction is called a reverse auction and it’s quite ingenious and exciting news for consumers in that it drives the price down. Unlike a traditional auction such as eBay where there is a large selection of items and demand drives the price up, Dubli selects a limited number of the most popular items so there are a lot of customers vying for a smaller group of the most popular, big brand items. This funnelled on-line traffic results in the prices dropping quickly and customers having a fun shopping experience and receiving amazing bargains.

So as a consumer we can from now on expect to pay far less then retail on some of the most popular items and brands. This is great news for consumers but for some it may be somewhat a bit of a mind warp. The hard part for Dubli being new is that modern society over time has become sceptical of deals that may sound “too good to be true”, so it may take a little while for the news to spread that Dubli = crazy prices which are legitimate. Dubli rely on social media rather than the traditional media to help with the viral spread of such news. Dubli are also recruiting a team of Mums and Dads and everyday people to drive their recruitment campaign.

Dubli are very smart to recruit a workforce of everyday people and turn them into network marketers or “Business Associates”, who can use free credits to quickly and easily demonstrate to potential customers the benefits of shopping with Dubli. Customers will soon realise the true value of a Dubli credit and the huge savings it can bring. For some of the business minded Dubli customers the penny may drop when they realise that Dubli represents a business model that they themselves could also work with as a work from home business.

Dubli are changing the rules on what consumers consider is a fair price to pay. The crazy prices that Dubli can offer will no doubt in time have an impact on the sales figures of competing traditional bricks and mortar business. Their competitors are shackled to a traditional business model and therefore unable to match let alone beat Dubli’s prices. It will be Dubli’s customer’s perceived value for money and having a fun shopping experience that will result in accelerating a generational shift over to on-line shopping and such a change in the culture of shopping.