The Mysterious Disappearance of Target's Plus Size Section, Explained

Target hasn't had the very best 12 months, customer relations-wise. Back in November, a massive data breach left millions of customers vulnerable to the ass-ache of credit card theft. And in recent weeks, stirrings online suggest that across the country, the store's plus size departments are quietly disappearing. When… » 3/03/14 1:30pm 3/03/14 1:30pm

Rejoice: 'Dressing Your Age' Is Dead

A few months ago, I had a couple of hours to kill after work and found myself wandering over to the TopShop a few blocks from work and, as I sometimes tend to do, wasting time by trying on clothing weirder than anything I currently own. It's fun in a movie montage-type way, finding out whether I can pull off a boxy… » 2/07/14 11:20am 2/07/14 11:20am

Target Credit Card Database Hacked; Hide Your Kids, Hide Your Presents

On Thursday, Target announced that a credit and debit card security breach has affected more than 40 million of their customers. Online hackers broke into the retailer's database the day before Thanksgiving and squirreled around in there until Dec. 15, reports the New York Times. Then the retail giant's officials said… » 12/19/13 10:00am 12/19/13 10:00am

Barneys Trying Extra Hard To Be Less Racist This Holiday Season

After two black shoppers complained of being targeted by NYPD assigned to patrol Barneys, the luxury retailer has announced that they will be monitoring the cops in their stores to make sure they're not being racist. Cops, in turn, will monitor the shoppers to make sure none of them are stealing from Barneys. It's the… » 11/27/13 3:30pm 11/27/13 3:30pm

Jay Z's Collection for Barneys Is Great If You Like $2600 Boxer Shorts

Even though the store has been accused of racial profiling, Jay Z launched his collection with Barneys yesterday. He didn't design the items, exactly, it's described as a "limited edition collection designed in collaboration with Shawn 'JAY Z' Carter." » 11/21/13 8:30pm 11/21/13 8:30pm

Spill Your Holiday Retail Worker Horror Stories.

Inspired by the thread that grew when I commented on Dodai's post about Macy's and Lord & Taylor's being open on (US) Thanksgiving, lets share our horrible experiences of having to work on days (or even the general holiday season) when most people are enjoying being with friends and family and you are stuck with a horde … » 10/15/13 9:31pm 10/15/13 9:31pm

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

The 5 Most Miserable Things About Working at Abercrombie & Fitch HQ

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Cosmopolitan recently published a piece by a former (and anonymous) Abercrombie & Fitch corporate employee and the story speaks worlds about the company's currently flailing brand. Unsurprisingly, the internal operations of the A&F corporate headquarters are just as strange as the company's bizarre founder, Mike "No… » 10/09/13 5:30pm 10/09/13 5:30pm

I'm a Size 18 Yogi, and Lululemon Can Kiss My Fat Ass

Lululemon, like many major retailers before them, likes to pretend that a size 4 is the size of the average woman in the United States. Despite much evidence to the contrary, they cater their overpriced wares to an America that doesn't exist, and have no desire to change their dumb-ass ways. Therefore, I meant what I… » 8/01/13 11:10am 8/01/13 11:10am

Talking Bizness With Tina Stormberg and Anna Dewey Greer Of The Dog…

The Dog Show, Anna Dewey Greer and Tina Stormberg's trippy, girly store in L.A's Echo Park — which in the last year has been featured in L.A. Weekly, Nylon, Vice, by us, and elsewhere — is like an even awesomer version of cotton candy laced with mescaline, if that's possible. The girls have been best friends since… » 6/08/13 1:30pm 6/08/13 1:30pm

Surprise, Surprise: Hollister Discriminates Against the Disabled

A federal judge has ruled that Hollister is in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Hollister's stores are supposed to resemble Southern California surf shacks. Most Hollister stores in the U.S. feature entrances that are built to look like front porches. Front porches with stairs. And that's where the… » 5/21/13 10:00am 5/21/13 10:00am