| Feb 15, 2014
Susan Aplin worked behind the scenes for two decades helping run some of the biggest retail stores around — Williams-Sonoma, Sports Authority, Staples, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Pottery Barn.
But it wasn't until she and friend Carolyn...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:12 PM
Gap Inc., the global fashion retailer, said it plans to raise the minimum wage for its U.S. employees to $9 an hour this year and $10 an hour by 2015.
The move will directly benefit 65,000 U.S. employees at Gap's six retail chains, which include Gap,...
| Mar 15, 2014
They both sell suits to the American middle class, but in consumers' minds, Jos. A. Bank Clothiers and the Men's Wearhouse occupy distinctive niches.
Bank's image is classic, Men's Wearhouse is trendier. Though both are known for a promotional sales...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 12:14 AM
Of course it was news when fashion designer and stylist L’Wren Scott, beloved by her celebrity clients, died Monday in her Manhattan apartment.
She was not a household name, but was her life somehow diminished when news outlets identified her in...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:48 AM
L'Wren Scott, Mick Jagger's girlfriend and a prominent fashion designer whose fans included some of the most powerful women in America, was found dead in an apartment in New York City on Monday morning, according to police and local media reports.
| Jul 23, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Kate Middleton famously wore a blue Issa London wrap dress to announce her engagement to Prince William. That was in 2010.
Fast-forward and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and her prince just took home a brand-new baby boy, destined, mostly likely,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Just like his mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, and grandmother, the late Princess Diana, the new royal baby seems to be a style setter. When Catherine and Prince Willliam brought little George Alexander Louis, the Prince of Cambridge, home from the...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:19 PM
L’Wren Scott counts First Lady Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Nicole Kidman and Madonna among the fans of her sophisticated, sharply-tailored dresses. And now the designer is rolling her aesthetic out to the masses with the limited-edition Banana...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Michael Kors has opened its first outlet store in the Baltimore area at Arundel Mills mall, the center announced.
The new store is located in the Hanover mall's Neighborhood 4 Fashion Wing, across from Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5th and Coach Factory...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Cyber Monday has been the largest online shopping holiday in the past two years, according to Shop.org, an arm of the National Retail Federation that focuses on Internet retailers.
Generally, bargain experts agree that Cyber Monday, which is Monday,...
| Sep 22, 2013
We are living in a golden age of television where every millisecond of a hit TV show can be scrutinized and celebrated by smartphone-addicted fans.
Most of the credit for this goes to series' creators and networks, but for a certain segment of the...