REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 25, 2003 — Is your loved one an understated cool guy, an urban trendsetter, or a hip young mother or mother-to-be? This year in the United States, MSN®
Shopping and its holiday shopping guru, celebrity fashion stylist Wayne Scot Lukas, are making it easy to get the perfect gifts for all of the people in your life. Just go to http://www.msnshopping.com .
MSN and Lukas, who has styled some of the biggest stars from the worlds of fashion, movies and music and who co-hosted the premiere season of the hit show “What Not to Wear” on The Learning Channel (TLC), know that holiday shopping can be stressful. That’s why MSN Shopping offers items from hundreds of top merchants, including Barnes & Noble.com, Blue Nile, Eddie Bauer, Circuit City, drugstore.com, JCPenney, Kmart and the Sports Authority. It also offers easy-to-use features such as Search, which allows customers to find items quickly and compare features, prices and reviews; MSN Shopping Assistant, which offers live shopping help 24×7; and Holiday Gift Guides, which offer exclusive gift ideas from expert buyers in categories ranging from housewares to sporting goods.
“Picture this: After hours of searching, you finally found the close-to-perfect sweater at the mall, but it costs a little more than you want to spend,” Lukas said. “You’ve got two choices — bust your whole holiday budget or walk miles to the other end of the mall, fighting shoppers, strollers and perfume spritzers, where it may be just as expensive or even more expensive. You may not even find a comparable one. MSN Shopping Search lets you compare prices with the click of a mouse, saving you time, money and a lot of aggravation.”
To make shopping even easier, Lukas combed through thousands of items available on MSN Shopping and came up with some great gift ideas for his celebrity friends. He explains how you can use the same gifts to turn your family members and friends into superstars, even if you don’t have a movie star’s budget. If someone in your life reminds you of a celebrity, consider Lukas’ suggestions for how to fill their holiday stockings.
Young, urban trendsetter. If your friend’s attitude is strong, independent and positive, Lukas recommends Nike Dunk sneakers and a diamond necklace with your friend’s initials.
Glamour girl. You know the type: a woman who dresses to turn heads. If your loved one’s look says Old Hollywood glamour, Lukas recommends a Dolce & Gabbana little black dress and a sterling silver sweetheart locket.
Hip Hollywood mom or mother-to-be. If your loved one has an elegant, American hippie-couture style and a sweet, relaxed and warm personality, Lukas suggests a Maclaren jogging stroller, Ugg boots and lots of sterling silver bangles.
Tall, lanky suburban homeboy. If your friend is a good-looking guy with a bit of a bad-boy streak, Lukas recommends Vans skate sneakers, the perfect bucket hat and a Gateway 42-inch plasma screen.
Rock ‘n’ roll party animal. If you have a friend who may not know how to comb his hair, but sure knows how to get a party going, Lukas recommends Converse All Stars and a karaoke machine. Also consider buying him some Hawaiian shirts, khaki flat-fronts and CDs. If he is more lanky and covered in tattoos, Lukas suggests concert tees, slim-fit jeans and a leather jacket.
Stylish family man. If your father is the quintessential dad next door and has a style that’s classic, urbane and understated, Lukas recommends a Burberry hooded jacket and a Mongoose mountain bike.
“More people than ever are shopping online this holiday season, and MSN is committed to giving consumers exactly what they’re looking for — millions of choices, convenience and help with finding the perfect gift,” said Christine Andrews, product manager at MSN. “We’re thrilled to be working with Wayne Scot Lukas to show that holiday shopping can be fun.”
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