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Macy's Teams With Thalia: Retailers Still Trying to Crack Latina Code

About eight years ago, mainstream companies suddenly realized that there are a lot of Latinas in the United States and oh my god, we actually buy shit. Though we are a vast and deeply complicated bunch who cannot be easily enticed—more complex than a Rubik's Cube or Sudoku—marketers continue to attempt to crack the… » 1/20/15 12:30pm 1/20/15 12:30pm

​I Pulled a Black Friday All-Nighter & Lived to Tell the Tale (Barely)

It's Thanksgiving evening, roughly 7:30 p.m. "Are you sure you don't want to bail?" my mother-in-law asks, with barely concealed concern, as we approach the exit for the Secaucus, New Jersey Walmart. I promise I'll text updates and swear that if something goes hideously awry and I'm marooned in a sea of big-box… » 12/03/14 2:10pm 12/03/14 2:10pm

Target Frantically Debuts Free Shipping to Woo Holiday Shoppers

The holiday retail wars are upon us! Macy's kicked off the melee by announcing they'd open at 6 pm on Thanksgiving; now Target says free shipping will be available for every damn thing on their website until December 20. Go right ahead and order that sack of Dove chocolates for your honeybun's stocking. » 10/22/14 12:50pm 10/22/14 12:50pm

New York Attorney General Investigating Barneys and Macy's for Racism

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has launched investigations into the complaints about racial profiling at Barneys and Macy's; in the past week, four people have come forward and claimed that they were stopped and detained at the luxury department stores for, essentially, buying expensive things while not… » 10/29/13 11:40am 10/29/13 11:40am

Not to Be Out-Bigoted, Macy’s Joins Barneys in Profiling Scandal…

Allegations from two shoppers claiming Barneys employees saw that they were black and made the snap judgment that they therefore couldn’t really afford their expensive purchases have led to a whole shitstorm of bad PR for the fancy New York retailer, drawing calls from the Rev. Al Sharpton to boycott the store and… » 10/27/13 2:00pm 10/27/13 2:00pm

Macy's, Lord & Taylor to Open on Thanksgiving, Tryptophan be Damned

Thanksgiving is for being with family, stuffing yourself full of turkey and cranberries, watching cartoon characters float in a parade, and maybe enjoying the broadcast of violent sports. But this year, you'll be able to start your Christmas shopping even earlier: Some stores will be open on the holiday. » 10/15/13 12:40pm 10/15/13 12:40pm

Enraged Shoppers Demand that Macy's Fire Donald Trump for Being a…

More than 400,000 people have signed an online petition demanding that Macy's fire human ocarina Donald Trump from their ad campaign and remove his merchandise from their stores. Signers object to Trump's obsession with the "racially charged birther conspiracy" and his frequent calls for overthrow of the… » 11/12/12 8:25pm 11/12/12 8:25pm

Karl Lagerfeld's Gold-Splattered Olympic Collection Debuts Tonight

Tonight is the night: Karl Lagerfeld will personally unveil his Olympic-themed collection at Selfridges in London. Although the items celebrate the games, don't expect any sporty Spandex or ventilated mesh. A preview of the items reveals a motorcycle jacket flecked with gold, skinny jeans splattered with gold, and… » 7/24/12 12:20pm 7/24/12 12:20pm