Urban Outfitters Sure Does Sell a Lot of Products With Toxic Lead

An eagle-eyed tipster wrote an email to us with the subject line: "Urban Outfitters belt composition: leather, mixed metal, nickel... lead." The lede image is the screenshot she sent us. This is surprising, because last time I checked, lead was toxic. » 3/17/14 5:00pm 3/17/14 5:00pm

Average Lady's Handbag Contains $2K Worth Of Crap, Says Dubious Survey

A British luxury retailer has surveyed its female customers and found that every day, women tote around almost $2,000 worth of junk on their arms. Yep — those big ass purses combined with all of the lady flotsam contained therein are worth more than most people's monthly rent. I guess I'm doing a shitty job at being a… » 10/31/13 4:30pm 10/31/13 4:30pm

Italian Vogue Unconvincingly Blames 'Slave' Earrings On Translator

Here is what Franca Sozzani, editor of Italian Vogue, has to say about her magazine featuring "slave earrings," with a bizarre caption about "women of colour": "It is a matter of really bad translation from Italian into English," according to a statement. » 8/22/11 4:50pm 8/22/11 4:50pm

Margaret Thatcher's Handbag Is A Powerful Thing

Margaret Thatcher's black Asprey handbag is not fancy. It is, in fact, quite plain. Simple. Minimalist. Rigidly structured. Square. Devoid of decoration. But, as the Daily Mail reports, Margaret Thatcher's handbag holds an important place in political history. Thatcher used the handbag to carry important documents and… » 4/25/11 2:32pm 4/25/11 2:32pm