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Retail

  1. unlikely pairings
    Indie-Favorite ModCloth Is Reportedly Coming Under the Wing of WalmartSmall-batch meets big-box.
  2. exit music
    Aughts Prom Favorite BCBG Is Closing Stores and RestructuringThe decline and fall of the American mall continues apace.
  3. the keyholders will rise
    Zara Workers Are Forming a Union in New York City[Raises fist.]
  4. retail
    Kate Spade’s ‘Muses’ Would Like to Sell You a Monogrammed SatchelSales associates sell things; muses sell lifestyles.
  5. stuck in the middle with you
    How Gap Fell Victim to the New Polarized Fashion EnvironmentThe middle is falling out of retail.
  6. closing time
    Gap Is Closing One-Fourth of Its Stores in North AmericaThe great retail bloodletting continues.
  7. lonesome dov
    5 American Apparel Employees on Dov Charney’s Ousting“Whenever he comes to New York everyone is super-scared, because he’ll just stay stuff that’s like, ‘Whoa.’”
  8. good riddance
    Dov Charney’s Decade of DoucheryAmerican Apparel finally gave him the boot. 
  9. unconventional mannequins
    Stores Use Weird Mannequins to Sell Clothes They have two left hands and wrinkles.
  10. retail
    Why Abercrombie Is Losing Its ShirtNobody knew teenagers like the retailer and its eccentric leader, Mike Jeffries. But taste can be so fickle.  
  11. People Are Up to Some Gross Business in Dressing RoomsAs you might have suspected, but hoped to never think about.
  12. First Look: Dries Van Noten Will Finally Be Sold OnlineA Barneys exclusive, which bodes well for luxury online.
  13. go team
    The Woman Who Got Female NFL Fans Into FashionMeet the VP of “Consumer Products” for the National Football League.
  14. sheer pants
    Lululemon’s Sheer Pants Not Available for Purchase, at AllThey’re not really a big deal, either.
  15. Balenciaga Is Back in Retail, With a Soho SpaceA seasonal store, no less.
  16. holidaze
    Gifts to Buy for Five Impossible-to-Shop-For PersonalitiesForty perfect presents from eight of New York’s best indie stores.
  17. retail therapy
    How eBay Became a Fast-Fashion GraveyardIn which the collaboration-reselling bubble has burst.
  18. cheap threads
    The Internet’s First (Real) Fashion LabelAt Everlane, an argument against high quality coming at a high price.
  19. you get a car
    Do People Still Buy Oprah’s Favorite Things?HARPO’s president and fashion brands parse through this week’s OWN special with the Cut.
  20. hurricane sandy
    The Only Clothing Store That’s Open in SohoWhere tourists are buying jeans with the aid of flashlights. 
  21. New Yorkers Aren’t Stress-Shopping Online This WeekBut here’s what Hurricane Sandy means for holiday retail.
  22. breakthroughs
    Saudi Women Are Finally Allowed to Sell Bras to One AnotherBelieve it or not, this is quite a breakthrough.
  23. quotables
    ‘An Unpopped Collar Is Like an Unloved Woman: a Tragedy’Thanks, New York Times.
  24. it’s a confusing thing
    Why Would JCPenney Want to Snatch Martha Stewart From Macy’s?JCPenney’s just-announced 17 percent, $38.5 million stake in Martha’s brand has the retail industry wondering how the deal is supposed to help reinvent the store.
  25. vermin!
    Bloomingdale’s Admits to Finding ‘One Bedbug’ in Its Flagship StoreThey did not close down, and claim the problem has been treated.
  26. vermin!
    The Nike Store in Soho Is Closed to Treat a Bedbug Problem [Updated]This is the second Nike store to close for bedbugs in a week.
  27. vermin!
    The 95,000-Square-Foot Niketown on 57th Street Has BedbugsIt’s closed until further notice.
  28. ins and outs
    Barneys Finally Hired a CEO After Two Years Without OneThey’ve only been without one for two years.
  29. backlash
    Is Urban’s ‘Ironic’ New Storefront Mocking Mom-and-Pop Shops?Or just paying its respects?
  30. duane reade
    Duane Reade Aims for Elegance and Ubiquity in ManhattanThis is not your grandma’s drugstore.
  31. vermin!
    Retailers Seem Afraid to Talk About BedbugsThe should reassure us their stores are bedbug-free.
  32. vermin!
    Bedbugs Strike Again, This Time at Victoria’s Secret on LexingtonIs this the sign of a retail bedbug epidemic?
  33. the heat
    At Least This Heat Has Been Great for RetailEven bedbug Hollister!
  34. retail giants
    Pumping Gas Inspired Forever 21’s CEO to Get Into FashionNice cars mean a lot, especially when you live in L.A.
  35. Wal-Mart Is Terrified of Selling Clothes, Especially Fashionable OnesKathy Lee Gifford is partly to blame.
  36. eff the recession
    Hamptons Now Plagued With Value RetailBut will it last or is the money coming back?
  37. retail estate
    Swatch Might Take Over the Twenty-Floor Takashimaya BuildingDoes the city need that much Swatch?
  38. boobs or lose
    Why Don’t More Designers Make Plus-Size Bras?The average American woman’s cup size is a 36DD; ten years ago, it was a 36C.
  39. disco shopping
    Limelight to Open FridayGear up for Chelsea’s sprawling new mini-mall.
  40. disco shopping
    Limelight Marketplace Opening Date Delayed to May 7When we visited the space last week, it still looked very much like a construction site.
  41. store openings
    DVF and Ralph Lauren to Open in Soho — Are the Lower-End Stores on the Way Out?Lately, they seem to be the only set that can afford the spaces.
  42. disco shopping
    Greenpoint Jewelry Store Old Hollywood Joining the Limelight MarketplaceIt’s the only jewelry vendor in the three-story complex so far.
  43. foreigners are fun
    Retailers Want to Open Stores in Canada, Where Things Feel SafeVictoria’s Secret, the Gap, and J.Crew all have plans for that country.
  44. boobs or lose
    The Full-Figured Bra Business Is Booming, and Oprah Is Its ‘Champion’The median bra size in this country is a 36DD now.
  45. disco shopping
    Will the Limelight Marketplace Be a Success?Get your glow sticks ready! It opens soon.
  46. retail roasting by an open fire
    Fire Sale! Macy’s Evacuated After Escalator Mini-BlazeAnother reason to do your shopping online.
  47. second chances
    Consignment and Resale Shops Are Doing Just Fine, ThanksRetail may be down, but consignment is up — way up.
  48. the future
    BCBG Starts Selling Spring 2010 Moments After Show EndsThe curve is moving so fast, we’re not sure we can get ahead of it.
  49. recession store-ies
    Another Tale of Hopelessness in RetailChristmas promotions have already started.
  50. buyer’s guide
    Factoriem Showcases Emerging Designers and Young ArtistsBinna Lee’s shop features clothes designed by many of her friends.
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