American Apparel Encouraged Employees to Wear 'Ask Me to Take It All Off' Shirt on Black Friday [Updated]

According to an anonymous source within the company, American Apparel has started scaling back up towards a sexier image—some aspects of which are making employees uncomfortable. Last week, the company asked retail workers to wear shirts that say “Ask Me to Take It All Off” this coming Black Friday. “American Apparel… »Monday 8:12pm11/23/15 8:12pm

Bloomingdale's Apologizes for Maybe Encouraging You to Date Rape Your Friend

Oh hey, Christmas is here. First Starbucks forgot that Jesus is the reason for the season and now Bloomingdale’s is encouraging you to date rape your friend. Tech Insider found a charming ad from the retail chain’s holiday catalog in which some creep, who looks a little too much like Robin Thicke, gives his… »11/10/15 9:00pm11/10/15 9:00pm

Is Shop Jeen's Viral Success Story All Window Dressing?

For a certain type of internet-fluent teenager, Shop Jeen is an unsurpassed mecca of cool. The retailer’s homepage looks as if a sex-crazed Hello Kitty threw up after drinking 1,000 jello shots, selling things like “Turnt Jesus” iPhone cases, “University of Bad Bitches” sweatshirts and T-shirts screaming “Ask Your… »9/03/15 2:30pm9/03/15 2:30pm

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 6:00pm7/30/15 6:00pm

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 7:50pm6/22/15 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 11:30am6/17/15 11:30am