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An Open Letter to Bloomingdale's Chairman and CEO Tony Spring

Hon. Judy Harris Kluger | Posted 11.19.2015 | Impact
Hon. Judy Harris Kluger

What message could you have possibly intended to send with the ad, "Spike Your Best Friend's Eggnog When They're Not Looking?" That it's OK to become a date rapist for the holidays?

Faithful Shopper: Beautiful on Board

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 11.16.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With the busiest travel week of the year - Thanksgiving -- coming momentarily, now is the time to prepare yourself to face the airport.

Bloomingdale’s Apologizes For Super Creepy Holiday Ad

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 11.12.2015 | Women

Bloomingdale's just made a pretty glaring mistake. Yesterday, an Imgur user posted a photo of an ad from Bloomingdale's new holiday catalog that is tr...

When Connecting Means Everything

Davina Klatsky | Posted 08.05.2015 | New York
Davina Klatsky

Birthdays are a happy time and should be celebrated and never taken for granted no matter what age we are turning. Thinking about past mistakes made over the year or years, is both futile and has no place on one's birthday or any other day

Astoria Characters: The Woman Wiping Tears From Her Eyes

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 06.16.2015 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Ann Kos cannot meet you at the front door. She lives on the middle floor of her three-family house, and she can't go up and down the stairs any more without a chaperone.

A Taxonomy of the Goldfinch

Francis Levy | Posted 05.11.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch has its admirers and detractors. But what can we say about the sensibility of an author who writes a novel based on a sui generis work by a l7th century painter, Carel Fabritius, at the same time naming its central character after the brother of a famous post-Impressionist painter?

9 Ways My Inbox Is Taunting Me

Ashley Alteman | Posted 06.21.2015 | Parents
Ashley Alteman

You really do offer some incredible sales. However, your products take about three years to arrive, and by the time I do receive them, my daughter no longer wears that size.

Bloomingdale's Debuts Dance So Shoppers Can Shimmy With Their Little Brown Bags

The Huffington Post | Jamie Feldman | Posted 03.05.2015 | Style

Bloomingdale's is like "no other store in the world," especially now that it has its own dance. Yes, you read right. The iconic department store ha...

"The Shopping Maccabees: A Chanukah Miracle"

Devra Maza | Posted 03.04.2015 | Comedy
Devra Maza

Chanukah had started, the menorah was lit The family had sung, now they'd give gifts and sit

Like a Man, a Good Bra Is Hard to Find

Mara Menachem | Posted 03.30.2015 | Style
Mara Menachem

Speaking of financial investment, bras are not cheap. And I've been racking my brain, trying to understand what women, no matter the age, would frivolously throw out such expensive undergarments, especially when like a man, a good bra is hard to find.  

The Faithful Shopper: Wonderful Windows

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 02.01.2015 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's that most wonderful time of year for window shoppers -- and all shoppers. Our major department and jewelry stores have unveiled their holiday displays, and it's time to indulge the inner child in us all.

Bloomingdale's Black Friday Sale Has Everything From Cashmere Sweaters To Nutribullet Blenders

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 11.26.2014 | Style

The store: Bloomingdale's The time: There will be special savings for early shoppers, available from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 28, e.g. receiv...

The Body Part That's Suddenly Become My Prime Asset

Jill Demby Guest | Posted 01.13.2015 | Fifty
Jill Demby Guest

My ass. I always figured what I couldn't see didn't concern me. But apparently other people have noticed. Men have noticed. Really attractive men have noticed. Really attractive younger men have noticed. As a post-50 woman, I've been told I have a great ass more times this year than in my entire life. From the way things are going, I guess you could say my ass is having a landmark year.

19 Dog-Friendly Stores Where You Can Shop With Your Pup

BarkPost | Posted 01.10.2015 | Green

It turns out that Anthropologie is a dog-friendly store! Which got me thinking, what other stores also welcome canine shoppers? So here it is: the ultimate list of national stores that are dog friendly.

Retail Chatter #8

June Haynes | Posted 12.29.2014 | Style
June Haynes

Is everyone spending the $895 price tag for sneakers with the Chanel label, or $975 for the Givenchy sweat pants to hit the gym, or simply has this new casual become the lifestyle of the fashionistas?

12 Ways Corporations Are Secretly Manipulating Your Emotions

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.09.2014 | Business

You might not realize it, but all sorts of companies have developed all sorts of tactics meant to encourage you to take out that credit card. What ...

Kim Bhasin

Obama's Tan Suit Applauded By Fashion Industry | Kim Bhasin | Posted 08.29.2014 | Business

President Barack Obama donned a tan-colored suit on Thursday for a news conference in the White House Press Briefing Room. Though his speech was of a ...

The Faithful Shopper: Casual Gems

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.24.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Anyone who knows me knows I love jewelry, from the simple to the stunning. And recently, we've had a slew of new and established jewelers opening arou...

Bad Breaks

Kipp Friedman | Posted 06.22.2014 | Comedy
Kipp Friedman

While visiting the Golan Heights in Northern Israel several years ago, I felt the sudden need to relieve myself. Instead of heading back to the bus, t...

Barneys and Macy's No-Shows At Racial Profiling City Council Hearing

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 11.22.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Probing allegations of racial profiling, New York City is giving 17 major retail stores until Friday to submit information on how th...

Major Fashion Retailers Will Discuss How NOT To Be So Racist

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 11.15.2013 | Black Voices

Thanks to the racial discrimination lawsuits filed against Barneys and Macy's over the past several weeks, a group of major fashion retailers have dec...

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Books

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.09.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's been a couple of years since I've written about the independent bookseller scene - and thank the literary gods, it's as strong as ever! Between t...

The Perfect Button Down Shirt: Tips from an Expert

Ada Polla | Posted 08.29.2013 | Style
Ada Polla

Rochelle Behrens set out in 2011 to fix a common problem for women in the corporate world: gaping shirts; a problem she herself faced. Her company, The Shirt by Rochelle Behrens, was thus born. Here are her answers to my most pressing questions about button-down shirts.

10 Shopping Commandments

Joy Adaeze | Posted 03.12.2014 | Style
Joy Adaeze

Weather it's a luxurious excursion or a quick trip, shopping is one of life's great pleasures. Shop like a pro with these tips and your next run to Barney's will be nothing short of a success!

Bloomingdale's Has A Pinterest (With Over 60 Boards)

The Huffington Post | Michelle Persad | Posted 12.17.2012 | Style

Follow them...NOW!