Spring Is No Excuse For Street Harassment

It's about to be spring, and though a winter chill lingers through much of the country, there's no doubt that warm weather is almost upon us. And with balmy days ahead, it's a good time to focus on street harassment –- a problem that always seems to get worse this time of year. Fittingly, this Sunday, March 20, marks… » 3/18/11 2:40pm 3/18/11 2:40pm

Closet Cases: Returning Clothes Is Traumatic

Once I was at a store during a very busy after-Christmas sale. "If I buy this dress for my baby shower in three months and then it doesn't fit, can I return it?" one shopper asked a salesman. No, he said; sales were final. The shopper looked at him like he was crazy. "But I'm pregnant » 11/14/08 3:30pm 11/14/08 3:30pm," she said, as if to a simpleton.…

Raiding Mom's Closet Is A Time-Honored Tradition

New York Times » 10/30/08 4:30pm 10/30/08 4:30pm "Thursday Styles" columnist Michelle Slatalla has a piece up today about . I sort of disagree about her conclusion — that her daughters steal her clothes because they want to appear older and baby boomers wear youngish clothes because they fear aging (because hello, daughters have been playing dress up…