Despite the truckloads of statistics floating around lately indicating that U.S. consumer confidence is plummeting (not to mention the millions of tax rebate checks in the mail), the city’s retailers seem convinced that New Yorkers will continue to shop, recession or not.
Monday brought a flood of new retail news, some of it reflective Read More
The Landmarks Preservation Commission will hold a full day of public hearings Tuesday on the ninth floor of 1 Centre Street. The agenda (PDF) includes hearings on possible landmark designations for:
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
Will the famous store get sacked?
Crain’s reports today that beleaguered retailer Lord & Taylor’s sprawling flagship store on Fifth Avenue might be converted into condos.
Makes sense to us. As The Observer‘s own Toni Schlesinger previously reported, the store is already a pretty popular place to rest one’s Read More
At 10 a.m. each morning at Lord & Taylor, everyone stands at attention—even the woman at the Chanel counter who has been polishing a Kate Moss poster on the marble—and the loudspeaker plays “The Star-Spangled Banner”: “Oh, say can you seeee …. ” Some employees hold their hands over their hearts. Then there is the Read More
Dec. 2, 2005
6 pounds, 10 ounces
Mount Sinai Hospital
Miracle on 100th Street! Married for three years, department-store couple Brian Hoke, 33, a buyer at Macy’s Home Store, and Jennifer Hoke, 30, director of media at Lord & Taylor, have a fabulous new product: a cheerful, strawberry-blond young Narcissus whose favorite toy Read More
Now that she’s married, Rosie O’Donnell gets therapy: Today she chats at the 92nd Street Y with psychoanalyst and Today show contributor Dr. Gail Saltz about creativity and motivation in the performing arts ( note to Ms. Saltz: best keep away from any mention of “taboos”-see: Taboo , recent flop of). Some Read More
Purse-Snatcher Made Out While Victim Was Made Over
People routinely get their handbags stolen on the bus, the subway and while dining at restaurants. But perhaps there’s no place in New York more hospitable to the pickpocket’s craft than the main-floor cosmetics department of Bloomingdale’s, where women in search of that perfect shade of Read More
The post-catastrophe Zeitgeist is fluttering its patriotic and non-ironic way through the streets of Manhattan, and it’s affording us all a new worldview. The p.c. (post-catastrophe) New York in which we now find ourselves is, paradoxically, a freer kind of a place-especially for the fashion-obsessed. The self-consciously stylish and hiply hidebound (i.e., you and me) Read More
December is the month of holidays. Whether it’s Hanukkah or
Christmas, whatever: You are out there shopping. It’s the true
red-white-and-blue thing to do at this time of year. I will not be a holdout. I
will aid this economy in its annual bubble and boil, toil and trouble.
Each family has its own Read More