Saks, Bloomingdale's, Nordstrom, and Lord & Taylor are hardly bargain-basement stores. But anyone who's had to buy a Vera Wang dress for a wedding will be shocked in October when they get a look at the price-tags on Ms. Wang's new line of lingerie.
Of course, a month before that Ms. Wang will already Read More
Azi, who’s liveblogging the day’s events in Albany, called to read aloud a few choice sections of the supporting deposition to Alan Hevesi’s three-page plea agreement. This is the most interesting part, from the investigator on the case’s description of his interview with driver Nicolas Acquafredda:
During the interviews of Mr. Acquafredda he admitted Read More
ERICA: I had my final fitting at Carolina Herrera today and I feel like I’m still floating on a cloud.
My dress is just so fab and dreamy. It’s PURR-fect.
And somehow when I was there last week, I just wasn’t feelin’ it. I was out running errands and snuck in a dress fitting Read More
When the time came to take my newborn son home from New York–Presbyterian Hospital, I carried him in my arms, down in the elevator, through the long corridors and finally out into the world. “New baby!” people exclaimed, watching us. “Congratulations!” total strangers said.
My husband hailed a cab, and I got into the Read More
With two recent arrests, the police are starting to make a dent in the Upper East Side’s latest crime pattern: the theft of wallets and purses from baby strollers, taken while the moms are otherwise distracted by their high-maintenance tots, shopping or even, on occasion, by doting passers-by-who are in fact accomplices to the thieving Read More
In the Soho Bloomingdale’s the other day, a young woman teetering on heels stopped me. “Marc Jacobs, Blush,” she said, proffering a perfume bottle, her finger poised on the nozzle, her face desperate and woebegone. You poor thing, I thought to myself. She earnestly, gratefully, spritzed my pulse points, and I nodded at her sympathetically, Read More
The holiday shopping season may be off to a sluggish start … but the holiday shoplifting season is going gangbusters. On Nov. 29, three women visited Banana Republic’s store at 1136 Madison Avenue and helped themselves to enough merchandise to Secret Santa their whole neighborhood or, more likely, set up shop on the street.
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It was a recent early evening on the sixth floor of Bloomingdale’s, and the gift registry was thronged with purposeful couples fresh from their engagements, efficiently combing through the aisles in a kind of upscale Supermarket Sweep. But it seemed some of the brides-to-be were assessing those Nambé trays and Kosta Boda vases with a Read More
When the link to Tori Spelling’s wedding registry at Tiffany-diamond-cut centerpiece bowl: $595; Sterling silver menorah: $2,800-was posted on Gawker a few months ago, I realized that everyone else was doing something I’d been furtively practicing for years. I love reading other people’s registries, whether I know them or not. It wouldn’t be such an Read More