With government stimulus checks mostly spent, July was a gloomy month for retailers. WWD took a toll of the national chains that either fell short of expectations or took a hit last month–or both–compared to July 2007.
Sales were up 3 percent year-over-year at Wal-Mart, falling short of the 3.4 percent boost Read More
It was a balmy fall afternoon on the Upper East Side, and there was a loose cannon in Citarella. Unfortunately, it was me—again. I was engaged in a Socratic dialogue with the counterman over why I shouldn’t have to pay for an unwanted frittata under a piece of grilled salmon.
“I don’t make the rules,” Read More
LAURIE: I made my once-yearly visit to Barneys the other day. Or rather, I made my once-yearly visit to the 8th floor, a.k.a. Barneys Co-Op, a.k.a the only floor on which I do not get the sense that they are calling security on me–me with my broken-zippered windbreaker and the slight, sweaty sheen I get Read More
This is a confession, of sorts.
When my fiancé, Edward, and I moved to South Brooklyn a few months ago from our respective Manhattan apartments, we bought coordinating throw pillows, joined the local library and deciphered which cuts of pork we wanted from the local Italian butcher. In all of this domestic arrangement, it Read More
Angelenos like to get all creative and ostentatious with their cell-phone rings. It’s just another form of personal expression! Bugs Bunny, 50 Cent or the “Hava Nagila” can suddenly bleat forth from your purse (volume capabilities have grown exponentially over the past few years) and no one will bat an eye. But recently, at a Read More
A new marginalized constituency is emerging in Manhattan.
We’re irate, we’re short and we can’t find a thing to wear! I’m talking about the sartorial pixies, we undersized male fashion gnomes who have been dwarf-tossed from the front lawn of fashion.
There seems to be no shortage of glamorous clothing for female pixies: Teen Read More
Get out your paddles, ladies! The personal effects of the late Carrie Donovan ( New York Times fashion journalist turned Old Navy spokeswoman who was, by all accounts, just a big old hoot ) go on the block today at the scandal-free William Doyle Galleries. “As Karl Lagerfeld said, she was 100 percent Read More
Wednesday, Feb. 10
Errol Morris, everyone’s favorite tormented documentarian, darling of this year’s Sundance Film Festival with his new film Mr. Death , has a dirty secret. He not only works for Truth and Knowledge, but for Wieden & Kennedy, not to mention Chiat-Day, the two firms that handle the advertising for Miller High Read More
O.K., it is warm. The streets are full, the freaks are out, the trees are blooming. Rejoice. But bear in mind our status as a fashionable city. In other words, darlings, your legs are white, perhaps misshapen (read, bloated) and no one really wants to see them. Ditto your arms. The triceps are not supposed Read More
From the oversized frames of her eyeglasses to her roaring pronouncements, the heroic fashion editor in Isaac Mizrahi’s comic book, “The Adventures of Sandee the Supermodel,” is so unmistakably Carrie Donovan that Simon & Schuster sent her the galleys to review before it published the book this fall.
Anna Sui, recently seen shopping the Upper Read More