| May 16, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Nordstrom Rack will open its planned store in Columbia today at 9 a.m.
The discount format of upscale department store Nordstrom Inc. celebrates the opening of a 41,000-square-foot space with "Rally at the Rack." The retailer promises music, breakfast...
| May 16, 2013
| 8:12 AM
Four new stores will be coming to The Mall in Columbia, including Lululemon Athletica and True Religion, mall officials said Thursday.
Lululemon, a yoga-inspired athletic apparel store, and denim apparel brand True Religion are opening as part of the...
| May 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Soup. It's the perfect one-dish meal. A little of this, a little of that -- before you know it, dinner is served. It's simple. But perhaps the best thing? Soup always seems to taste best the next day, after the flavors have really had a chance to marry....
| May 19, 2013
"Arrested Development" costume designer Katie Sparks, whose efforts on the first two seasons of the Fox sitcom earned her a 2006 nomination from the Costume Designers Guild of America, was tapped by series creator Mitchell Hurwitz to work on the new...
| May 24, 2013
Dear Answer Angel: I have this cute pair of cheap, pleather loafers that I never wear because they produce a very loud, obnoxious squeaking sound. I've worn them twice to work, and on both occasions the constant squeaking interrupted my colleagues. Do you...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 11:12 AM
The public can get a taste of shopping at Gilt City this week, when the members-only Web shopping and deal site throws its annual giant warehouse sale in L.A.
Organizers are touting it as the biggest Gilt City warehouse sale yet, with discounts of up to...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Sarah Jessica Parker, who brought the shoe-loving Carrie Bradshaw to life on "Sex and the City," is reverting to type: She is launching a shoe collection in collaboration with George Malkemus, longtime head of Manolo Blahnik. “In a silly way, I...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Free refreshment: The annual free Slurpee day at 7-Eleven is slated for (you guessed it) Thursday, July 11 (7/11). All customers will receive a bigger-than-ever 12-ounce frozen slushy beverage, no strings attached. Flavors vary by location and may include...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:02 AM
"Modern Family's" Sofia Vergara admits she has a fondness for Hermes Birkin bags. In August's Harper's Bazaar, she says she tells her agent: “What would you prefer? Me popping champagne bottles and doing drugs and wasting money or buying bags? These...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:57 PM
If you've been longing to try some luxury beauty products but were put off by the price tag, now might be the time to fill your makeup bag.
Nordstrom's 2013 beauty anniversary event got underway on Wednesday, offering more than 100 fragrance, cosmetic,...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:48 PM
There’s a traitor in your pocket. Or your purse.
Your cellphone is ratting you out.
Stores can keep track of who you are and what you buy -- unless you pay cash. Now they can also use your cellphone -- even without your permission -- to find out...