It's hard to know what to make of Tamara Mellon. On the surface, she's a cunning businesswoman with the savvy to serve simultaneously as a brand figurehead. Or, possibly, a cunning brand figurehead with the ability to appear business-savvy.
If this recession is going to take our jobs, evaporate our investments, and vanish our feelings of security for the future, I have one small favor to ask. Could this recession also kill Uggs?