| Nov 6, 2012
New York University student Stella Boonshoft didn't focus on fashion when she posted a photo of her size 12 self in underwear on her Body Love Blog.
Neither did Wisconsin news anchor Jennifer Livingston when she aired her grievances about a viewer's...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 10:49 AM
Amazon.com, the online retailer that has many brick-and-mortar companies on the defensive, said it will hire more than 50,000 seasonal employees nationwide for the holiday shopping season.
That’s more than double the 20,000 full-time workers that...
| 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...
| Oct 5, 2012
| 1:21 PM
A futurist author could help direct the publishing future. David Houle, author of “Entering the Shift Age,” is participating with Naperville-based Sourcebooks Inc. in an initiative that could redefine the definition of a book and how books are...
| Mar 23, 2013
The early years of Andy Spade's influence on the fashion world are well-documented: In 1993, he helped launch the Kate Spade handbag line with his future wife (the eponymous Kate). That was followed in 1996 by the Jack Spade line of utilitarian men's...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 6:03 PM
What's not to love about a new lipstick? It perks us up for not much cash. But really, even if it's not a huge expenditure, we still want value for our money.
Is there that much difference between a $34 Chanel and a cheapie from the drugstore?
| Feb 24, 2013
It's a pretty good bet that when stars arrive on the Oscar red carpet Sunday they'll be wearing clothes, jewelry and accessories selected with the help of a fashion stylist. And fans are more aware than ever that their idols don't create their looks...
| Feb 10, 2013
NEW YORK — What's most notable about the lineup for the fall-winter 2013 season at New York Fashion Week, which began Wednesday and includes 300-plus runway shows and presentations over eight days, is how many accessible, everyday-wear brands like...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 9:52 AM
If you're shopping without using your smart phone, you're not smart shopping. There are many apps, sites and tools out there to make shopping easier and to help save money. Shaving a few dollars here or there on each gift you purchase could add up to a...
| May 16, 2013
| 5:48 AM
What is the appetite these days for the kind of entertainment put out by the likes of the Backstreet Boys? And if Backstreet’s back (alright!), can Aaron Carter get some of that?
One of the most popular acts in the boy-band resurgence of the...
| Feb 2, 2013
Don't think of it as rush hour. Think of all those burning brake lights on the 101 as your own little red-light district, as beacons to fun and conviviality.
Follow them to Ventura Boulevard, off Coldwater, then left, to a nondescript storefront,...