| Sep 24, 2012
| 9:27 AM
Retailers preparing for Christmas crowds are planning to boost their holiday hiring -- but not by much.
With unsteady consumer confidence, high unemployment and a languid economic recovery, a new forecast from consultant firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas...
| May 23, 2012
| 10:01 AM
City Center at Oyster Point. 701 Town Center Drive in Newport News. 230,000 square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Host to a weekly farmers' market during the summer months. Development began in 2000.
Major stores: Animare Salon & Spa, Ann Taylor...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Huntington Beach is looking to go greener after council members moved one step closer Monday night to banning the distribution of plastic bags in the city.
After nearly an hour and a half of discussion, with dialogue going back and forth between council...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Consumers plan to spend the same or more than last year on holiday shopping, new consumer research shows.
A holiday spending survey by market research firm The NPD Group shows that 10 percent of consumers expect to spend more than last year, while 67...
| Jul 17, 2012
Leonard Pitts Jr. worked himself so much into a frenzy in his recent column that he neglected to check with the state where his employer is located ("Black America silent on voting-rights threat," July 15).
Florida, which has identified dozens of dead...
| Nov 6, 2012
A party in New York to toast the Maison Martin Margiela with H&M collaboration attracted A-listers such as Sarah Jessica Parker and Kanye West — and foreshadowed long lines Nov. 15 when the collection for men and women hits 230 H&M stores worldwide....
| Nov 11, 2012
Brand-name shoutouts and high-profile product placement are as much a part of 007 movies as Bond's tuxedo or Q's gadgetry, and with "Skyfall" hitting theaters at the same time the film franchise marks its 50th anniversary, it's never been easier for...
| Nov 22, 2012
There's art to the gift of giving. Some folks have mastered it; others not so much. It starts with a good eye and an understanding of your own budget. Worried that you might not have what it takes? Not to fret, we're making things easy this season. From...
| Jun 28, 2013
This is not a pastime that I would recommend.
For weeks now, I've been peering into a 10X magnifying mirror, morning and night, examining — eek — the pores on my nose and cheeks, chin and forehead.
The reason for this unwelcome,...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:24 PM
It has been more than a decade since Target launched its first designer collaboration, sparking a seemingly endless number of imitators. The pairings lure customers with the promise of designer looks at mass market prices, while the designers and...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 5:15 AM
It's the dead of winter, which means that while the rest of us get ready for spring, high fashion is already showing us fall.
Photos from recent shows in Europe left us mostly breathless — except for a disaster from Chanel. From the monochromatic...