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Connecticut Tax-Free Shopping Week Begins Sunday

The state’s tax-free week eliminates Connecticut’s 6.35 percent sales tax on clothes costing less than $300.


8.15 David Gregg

5 Best Tech Gadgets For Back-To-School

Just a few weeks to go before school stars, and that means getting all the supplies for the year — which nowadays means must-have tech gadgets. David Gregg, Senior Editor of, visited The Couch with some of the hottest items on the market.


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Experts Offer Tips For Saving While Doing Back-To-School Shopping

The National Retail Federation said the average family will spend about $700 this year on school supplies.



Mobile Couch: Back To School Shopping Deals In NYC

Classes will soon be in session and here on The Couch, we’re getting you ready to send the kids back to school. TV 10-55′s Alex Denis took a trip to Staples in Park Slop, to show you how to cash in on back to school deals.


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August A Hot Time To Buy A Winter Coat

Summer isn’t over, but now is the time to buy a coat for this winter, retail experts told CBS 2’s Emily Smith. When the temperatures drop, coat prices will climb.

CBS 2–08/09/2013

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Girls’ T-Shirt Pulled From Children’s Place Amid Complaints Of Sexism

The Secaucus, N.J.-based Children’s Place retailer has stopped selling a T-shirt that has sparked complaints of sexism.


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New Study: Difficult Childhood Experiences Possibly Linked To Compulsive Shopping Later In Life

A new study finds parents may be to blame for their kids’ out of control spending, TV 10-55′s Emily Smith reported.


7.16 Jeanine Morris

Bikini Body Beauty: Products To Get You Beach Ready

Jeannine Morris, beauty expert and founder of, visited The Couch to show us some products that will help you fight cellulite, bad hair days and razor burn.


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Experts: Deals In Store Ahead Of July 4 Holiday

Retail experts recommend taking a lap around the stores before taking in the fireworks and barbecues.


6.10.13 Sian-Pierre Regis

Quirky, Fun Father’s Day Gift Ideas

Lifestyle expert Sian-Pierre Regis from Swagger New York, stopped by The Couch with outside-the-box gifts for dad.


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6 Ways To While Away A Rainy Afternoon In NYC

Let it rain! Here are six great ways to pass the time during a rainy day.


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Savvy Shoppers Already Cashing In On Memorial Day Sales

It’s not Memorial Day yet but many stores have already slashed prices.


5.21.13 Trae Bodge

Great Gifts For Graduates’s Trae Bodge joined The Couch to show us some practical presents for the graduate in your life.


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Some Stores Are Already Offering Big Discounts Ahead Of Memorial Day Weekend

William Sonoma, The Gap, Coldwater Creek, and Banana Republic were all holding pre-Memorial Day sales on Monday. Avid shoppers said that it was well worth it to take advantage of the early bargains.


5.17.13 Daisy Llewellyn

Great Swimsuit Styles For Different Body Types

Swimsuit season is almost here — and that means the dreaded search for swimwear. It can be a stressful shopping experience, so we brought in style expert Daisy Llewelyn.