A Real Mint

Whether they’re traipsing around New York in piles of layers or raiding vintage designer collections in search of red-carpet looks, Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen have turned themselves into bona fide style icons. The twins have transitioned seamlessly into their new roles in the fashion world, designing multiple lines, covering every price point: The Row on the high-end; Elizabeth and James in the contemporary category; and for the affordable, Olseyboye. The Olsens debuted yet another fashion venture this month, partnering with online company BeachMint to create StyleMint. The website will feature T-shirts that are updated monthly and available only to members. And since The Row started out as a quest to make the perfect T-shirt, it’s safe to say that Mary-Kate and Ashley know a thing or two about creating the basics. Tack on the fact that each shirt retails for just $30 and it’s a match made in e-commerce heaven. $30, StyleMint.com

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Seven beauty bargains

By Whitney Urichuk

Everyone loves the thrill of saving a penny or two. Here are a few of my picks for good alternatives to high-priced beauty products: Suave dry shampoo. Back in the day, baby powder was known as the quick fix to tame oily hair. Today, a product on the market called dry shampoo does just that; however, most are expensive and don’t go very far. Problem solved! Suave has a brand (sold at Target) that not only holds its own with the salon brands but has an amazing floral scent. At only $3, I suggest you stock up.