"Investing" In Your Closet Not Recommended By Actual Investment Experts

If you've opened a women's magazine recently, then you probably know what's in this season. "Investment" fashion! For the new economy, editors and luxury advertisers have been throwing around terms like "value," "quality," "green," "key pieces" and "timeless" as though they had some, well, timeless meaning. » 5/20/09 5:00pm 5/20/09 5:00pm

Newly-Engaged Daniel Craig Sobs For His Suits

  • "It's really a crime - it makes me weep every time." Daniel Craig, on having to get his Tom Ford suits dirty while filming James Bond movies. [Vogue UK]
  • Blind item! "Which aging actress was the celebrity guest for a fashion function and made the moves on the company's powerful and handsome - but married - CEO? The…
  • » 3/05/08 11:30am 3/05/08 11:30am

Marc Jacobs & Suzy Menkes: The Custom T-Shirt For Peace Plan

  • OMG! International Herald Tribune fashion critic Suzy Menkes and designer Marc Jacobs have somehow settled their seemingly-insurmountable differences! After their tiff in New York over Marc's really late fashion show, Marc left Menkes a Marc Jacobs T-shirt with a pretty bow on her seat at Louis Vuitton on Sunday.…
  • » 10/09/07 10:00am 10/09/07 10:00am

'NY Times' Explains How Fake Handbags Cause Terrorist Attacks

Readers, it has been a LONG FUCKING DAY on the righteous indignation front. So long, in fact, that we are finding it difficult to summon the requisite moral outrage to properly address leading handbag apologist Dana Thomas's New York Times column about how fake Birkin bags are funding terrorists and the United States… » 8/30/07 5:45pm 8/30/07 5:45pm

Someone Tell Nietzsche: Luxury Is (Also) Dead

"Luxury"? A fallacy. At least that's what Dana Thomas concludes in her new, widely-publicized book Deluxe, reviewed by Michiko Kakutani in today's New York Times. And apparently Prada is to blame! Those nylon backpacks spotted everywhere in the 90's? They were at so low a price point ($450) that tons people bought… » 8/21/07 11:00am 8/21/07 11:00am