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Urban Scout Handbook

Things were a lot simpler in 1884. When you went shopping, there weren't 80 different types of toothpaste to choose from. Hell, I don't think there were even two types of toothpaste to choose from. But for those who enjoy old-timey charm minu... Read more

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San Diego may not be considered one of the fashion capitals of the world. Unless you consider flip-flops and cargo shorts high-fashion, which no one does. Not even if your flip-flops cost $500 and your cargo shorts are made from the skin of a... Read more

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There gets a point in every person's life where they look in their closet and think, "I have absolutely nothing to wear." Usually this is not entirely the case. Your clothes weren't wiped out by a natural disaster. You won't be forced to wear... Read more

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Robin Sparkles may prefer the mall, and who can blame her. Forever 21 and Hot Dog on a Stick are fine institutions. However, we try to support local businesses and designers who are wor... Read more

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It's the end of the week and your bank account is a little bit chunkier, thanks to your paycheck showing up through direct deposit. What a great invention. Going to the bank on pay day is the worst. So now that your wallet is a little fatter,... Read more

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When you're on the hunt for cute women's clothing and handmade gifts and accessories made by local artists all set in a beautifully decorated environment, where do you go? When I asked a few friends, they went down the list of usual suspects:... Read more

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Urban Scout is usually a space for cute home decor, funky earrings and the like. But if you're anything like me, a big chunk of your paycheck goes more towards the things that don't look adorable with platform sandals-groceries. While these t... Read more

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The summer of '69 inspired many things. People strove to live freely, value peace and love over material possessions and buy their first real six string at a five-and-dime. Wait, that last one might have just been Brian Adams. In any case, th... Read more

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I recently moved into a new apartment, which is an exciting thing after living with my mom for more than a year. Don't get me wrong. Delicious homemade meals served to me daily are very nice, but being yelled at like a child for leaving my di... Read more

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You know what feels really good? Extra cash in your wallet. It's sits there, tingling, whispering sweet nothing's in your ear. "Spend me. Turn me into a pair of new platforms. Wouldn't a new pair of jeans be sooo nice?" Yes, extra cash. All t... Read more

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I was recently at a picnic with a large group of friends at Bird Park. As it usually happens with me and my lady friends, we took advantage of our significant others going off to run around and play-wrestle in the grass, as if they were Bret ... Read more

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