dELiA*s Is Coming Back, But You Still Can't Escape Death :)

dELiA*s, the teen girl clothing retailer that provided catalogs worth of aspirational outfits for young women to pore over in the nineties and early aughts, has begun rolling out details about their highly anticipated August 6 bounce-back from bankruptcy. Don’t let this win for nostalgia lull you into a false sense of… » 7/30/15 6:00pm 7/30/15 6:00pm

J. Crew is Launching A Budget-Friendly Label 

It’s been a rough year for retailer J. Crew. The brand has suffered plummeting sales in large part because of its slow and steady move away from affordability and recently laid off 175 employees, including head designer Tom Mora. In an attempt to stop the proverbial bleeding, J. Crew announced that it will launch a… » 7/11/15 1:30pm 7/11/15 1:30pm

Now Would Be a Great Fashion Moment for Midcentury Abercrombie Style

Abercrombie continues to fumble around for a turnaround plan. The grand irony? In this era of reclaimed wood and plaid shirts and Edison bulbs and boots apparently ordered from a 1922 Sears & Roebuck catalog, it would be a great time for old-school grandpa we-outfitted-Hemingway-or-whatever Abercrombie! » 6/22/15 7:50pm 6/22/15 7:50pm

'Everything Really Hit Rock Bottom': How Nasty Gal's Culture Went Nasty

“Be a nice person at work,” Sophia Amoruso writes in her 2014 book #GIRLBOSS, a combination memoir and self-help book for hungry millennial feminists looking to get ahead in life and business. “If you are a total terror to work with, no one will want to keep you around. And the worst kind of mean is selective mean—the… » 6/17/15 11:30am 6/17/15 11:30am

FAO Schwarz is Closing Its Fifth Avenue Store

The magic of childhood imagination is no match for New York real estate prices. Toy store FAO Schwarz announced that it will close its famed Fifth Avenue location. The store, which has been at the famous midtown location for 30 years, said they could no longer afford the rent. It’s a sad loss for New York’s tourists… » 5/16/15 3:15pm 5/16/15 3:15pm

Reformation's New 'Low Carb' Collection Is an Earth Day Miracle 

In honor of Earth Day, sustainable retailer Reformation has launched two very cool planet-friendly initiatives: a tool called Refscale that explains the environmental impact of each item sold on the website, and a “Low Carb Collection,” designed to require a minimal quantity of CO2 for production. » 4/22/15 4:10pm 4/22/15 4:10pm

Victoria's Big Fuckin' Secret: Your Returned Underwear Gets Shredded

I purchased pairs on pairs on pairs of Victoria's Secret panties when I was young and knew nothing about my body or comfort. All of them pierced deep into the flesh of my hips and lower belly, and sagged in the ass. Deeply painful memories. What I didn't know then (besides what decent underwear could look and feel… » 3/27/15 9:30am 3/27/15 9:30am

Businessweek Depicts Abercrombie & Fitch as an Old Shirtless Man

Much has been written in recent years about the decline of Abercrombie & Fitch. The retailer has gone from producing the must-wear apparel of teens to a company desperately trying to convince people they're cool. So what better way to represent their age issues than to depict them as a shirtless man wearing A&F jeans… » 1/22/15 11:10am 1/22/15 11:10am