Clothing Manufacturers Think You Actually Want Fewer Size Options

If you've felt like clothing choices have gotten much more alphabetic and much less numerical in recent years, you're not hallucinating. Purveyors of women's clothing are reverting from offering a dozen sizes represented by numbers into the more simple — and profitable — Small, Medium, and Large. Which, if you ask me,… » 5/29/14 11:20am 5/29/14 11:20am

Heineken Sponsors Shoe Sale So Ladies Leave Men Alone to Watch Soccer

The Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atlético de Madrid is this Saturday, and, if you're familiar with tired tropes about how women are all basically mean mommies who want to ruin men's fun, that can only mean one thing: ladies are going to bug their boyfriends and husbands about watching The Big Game.… » 5/23/14 6:00pm 5/23/14 6:00pm

Moms of the World, Despair!!! Coldwater Creek Is Going Out of Business

You guys. If ever there were a time to stock up on boxy boucle one-button cardigans and a shoe that's kind of a clog but kind of a sneaker with an appliqued daisy on the toe-box, THAT TIME IS NOW. Because Coldwater Creek, the indefatigable catalog staple of moms everywhere, is officially going out of business. » 4/11/14 5:45pm 4/11/14 5:45pm

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

Free People Is Ditching Models and Replacing Them With Real People

Free People is resorting to something innovative in the way it markets $96 tank tops that look like sun-stained handkerchiefs: scrapping models entirely. For a two-week span starting tomorrow, all of the images used to sell certain clothing items will be user-submitted photos of shoppers modeling the items they… » 2/21/14 6:30pm 2/21/14 6:30pm