Last March the New York Times reported that Kmart and Sears were suffering in the face of online retail, as well as being unfortunately located in older neighborhoods and malls. And now both retailers including Macy’s will be closing more locations across the country due to the ongoing retail apocalypse.
Hey, some nice news! Kmart is sprucing up its plus-size offerings and doing more to integrate them into the rest of the store, mindful of the fact that nobody likes being relegated to a section near the basement bathroom. However, they will not be called “plus-size.” They will be called “Fabulously Sized.”
Sears, the hardware store at the dustiest corner of a nearly-abandoned mall that for some reason sells panties, is currently knocking on retail heaven’s door. But at least it’s got some company in the former of its corporate sister, Kmart!
Sears and Kmart have also dropped Ivanka Trump’s collection of Trump Home items, because no one wants to buy them.
From the department of “Well, it was worth a try,” check out this video explaining “Kmart Solutions,” a late-’90s experiment where the company tried to get customers to shop online, but in the store. There’s a lot of emphasis on the possibilities for buying floral arrangements.
Sophia Grace, a small glitter-spewing British song fountain who has been trapped in an pink-walled toy store for four years and counting, just released a single that will transport you straight to the club. Over a slinky, rubbery DJ Mustard-esque beat, "Best Friends" features Sophia Grace serving serious Charli…
Black Friday fucking sucks. It's bad enough that it attempts to commercialize a holiday meant to make people be thankful for what you already have, but now it's also begun to spill over into Thanksgiving Day itself, with many big box retailers now opening on Thursday and robbing their employees of time with their…
"This is not a Christmas commercial. However, let's say you have an event in late December that you need a lot of gifts for. Like, maybe your entire family is having a birthday on the same day. Now's the time to go to Kmart and put those gifts on layaway," says the actress playing a Kmart employee in the retailer's…
Adam Levine has been called (by us) the human equivalent of a leather wrist cuff. Now that he's launching his own women's line for Kmart, it's apparent that he doesn't agree with this characterization — he probably sees himself more as a ladies' straw fedora or a golden bracelet that says "Brooklyn."
I bet the pitch meeting on this commercial was hilarious. Like, someone was all, "Why don't we have a row of nut crackers crunch nuts to holiday tunes?" "'No! Why don't we imply that men have balls of steel that make beautiful music when they collide?" And then the boss — who was in his head and not listening to…
Though some photos of models wearing Nicki Minaj's new clothing line for Kmart have been released, it's only when Mariah Carey's arch-nemesis has chosen to Instagram photos of herself wearing the clothes that the purchasing public can realize the truth: Wearing these clothes are legitimately the most Nicki Minaj you…
Lord knows what kind of Kmart commercial would need to place an actual white tip shark into a 60,000 gallon pool in Van Nuys, California, but regardless of how cool the storyboard was, it wasn't worth it.
In a story so powerfully on-the-nose that it stinks of urban legend ("Help! Being held prisoner in a fortune cookie factory!"), an Oregon woman opened a package of Halloween decorations to find a desperate letter from a Chinese laborer. The letter (which, so far, has been neither verified nor debunked) begins:
Zooey Deschanel's breach-of-contract lawsuit against Steve Madden — who agreed, and then reneged, on a deal to produce a line tentatively called "Zooey's Shoes And Accessories" — reveals some details of how the celebrity-clothing-line sausage gets made. And paid for.
There is something almost touchingly prelapsarian about The September Issue, R. J. Cutler's documentary about the making of the biggest ever issue of American Vogue.