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Be a maverick with your $695 Palin wig


palin.jpgAttention, fashion mavericks – It’s your very own Sarah Palin wig, made of real hair! Well not hers though.

Brooklyn-based e-commerce site is selling Palin wigs made of 100 percent human hair for $695  ($100 off!). The pieces bear a striking resemblance to the side-swept bangs hairdo favored by Palin, the Republican party’s vice-presidential candidate.

The wig — a best-seller, according to – can be custom-dyed to suit your particular hair color desires. It comes in small, medium and large cap sizes, parts on top of the head and is 16 inches from crown to bottom. 

Other sites offer cheaper, faux-hair Palin looks, such as Miami-based‘s $115 wig described as a “new Raquel Welch shoulder length shag with feathered layers and a subtle flip which lends a contemporary touch to this classic style. Perfect for a fashionable style change, reflecting the fresh style of Sarah Palin.”

Saks goes Canadian, eh


saks.jpgCanadian fashionistas will now be able to order from, as the luxury department store bids to snatch part of the estimated US$16 billion Canadian market for online retail goods.

This is the first time orders submitted on will be shipped outside the United States, says Saks spokeswoman Julia Bentley.