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The Faithful Shopper: Back to School for the City Cool

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Tots adore Crocs' rainbow, plastic footwear, and the company has expanded the empire with tons of new styles, sneakers, and backpacks galore.

The Faithful Shopper: Time to Travel

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.01.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It may be August, but there's still time to sneak in that summer vacation. The key to a relaxing trip is making sure you're properly equipped before you leave, with the right luggage, the right information, and the right tools.

I Have To Be Romanced When I Shop

Jason Bolden | Posted 09.28.2011 | Style
Jason Bolden

Romance is the pleasurable feeling of excitement and mystery associated with love. And this is how the best brands in the world communicate with you and it started when we were just children.

The Faithful Shopper: Great Gadgets

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 08.16.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Remember when a day at the beach meant getting away from it all, including the phone? I don't either. While I'm all for disconnecting, that definitely doesn't mean leaving any of my beloved electronics behind.

Saki Knafo

Dove Ad Casts Spotlight On Madison Avenue Racism | Saki Knafo | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

When people ask Eugene Morris why he left a virtually all-white advertising firm in the early 1970s for an African-American one, he tells them about t...

The Faithful Shopper: Gourmet Goodies

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.13.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With summer nearly here, it's time to start planning our social lives -- whether you're hosting friends or you're the guest, nothing is more special than to offer your gourmet treat or bottle of wine.

The Faithful Shopper: Top Trends for 2011

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 07.03.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

When you visit as many stores as I do (note to accountant -- it's retail research, not shopping), you begin to see patterns and trends emerging, and New York this year is no exception.

The FaithFul Shopper: Choices for Chocoholics

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 06.15.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's time to revisit where to buy the world's best treat -- chocolate. Whether you love your chocolate light and sweet, or dark and bitter, there are plenty of places old and new to indulge.

The FaithFul Shopper: Spring for April Showers

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.31.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Lovely soaps and lotions aren't just for getting clean and softening your skin -- this affordable luxury can provide a brief spa-like experience every day.

The Faithful Shopper: March Madness

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

This edition is all about the new -- the new stores making their New York City or even U.S. debuts, to help you reinvent yourself for the season that starts next week.

The Faithful Shopper: Weary of Winter

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

We may have a while to go before the spring thaws come, but a number of retailers can give you the sense of a quick break in the tropics -- and spas that are a vacation in themselves.

What's Worth It: New York's The Mark Hotel

Suzanne Aaronson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Suzanne Aaronson

Top marks for this recently reopened New York landmark: a gem, even in a city with no shortage of swish hotels. Polished staff evoke just the right feeling as soon as you walk through the door.

The Faithful Shopper: New Year, New Stores

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

With the holidays over and 2011 well under way, I'm looking forward to a new year of new stores for New Yorkers and our 49.5 million visitors. As alwa...

The Faithful Shopper: Retail Lost and Found

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The end of this year also marks the end of the decade, and so it seems appropriate to look back at how New York City retail has changed over these very dramatic 10 years.

WATCH: Last-Minute Holiday Shopping In NYC

GloboMaestro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

From a 60s mod fashion boutique to a tiny shop where Robert De Niro gets his shoes custom made, there's more to Madison Avenue than Prada, Gucci and t...

Growing Bolder in 2011: It's Not About Age. It's About Attitude.

Marc Middleton | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Marc Middleton

The stereotypes of ageism -- propagated by the mainstream media are embedded in our national psyche -- make many of us dread what can be the best days of our lives.

The FaithFul Shopper: Faith's Top 10 for 2010

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Now that Hanukkah is over and Christmas is literally around the corner, it's time to look back at this year in shopping.

The War On Christmas Is Over ... And Christmas Lost

Rev. James Martin, S.J. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. James Martin, S.J.

You've seen the endless TV commercials and web ads that wink at Christmas without daring to mention "He Who Must Not Be Named." Christ may be the new Voldemort. Face it: The war on Christmas is lost.

What's Worth It: The Pierre Hotel, NYC

Suzanne Aaronson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Suzanne Aaronson

When I heard about The Pierre's $100 million renovation project, I was skeptical. Would the iconic property be turned into a frilly glam wonder? Wonderfully, this is not the case in the least.

James Frey and the Creative Writing Master of Fine Arts

Seth Abramson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Seth Abramson

James Frey, author of A Million Little Pieces, is again facing scrutiny for a publishing venture -- a scandal that emphasizes the wide gulf between younger and older literary artists.

Easy Reader: Steve Martin's An Object of Beauty Is An Object of Flawed Beauty

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
David Finkle

Steve Martin may be a wild and crazy guy elsewhere but when it comes to his new novel, An Object of Beauty, set squarely in Manhattan's art-and-commerce world, he's serious.

The Faithful Shopper: Superstore Savings

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

The big-box revolution (aka superstores) that took over the suburbs years ago has come to the five boroughs. Save time and money by taking care of multiple needs in one big store this season.

Saturday Shoppers View Ralph Lauren's New Madison Avenue Mansion

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
David Finkle

Ralph Lauren just built the first mansion on the Upper East Side since 1918 and reached the zenith he's aimed for since the '60s when he started hawking wide ties.

Pink Socks & Patent Leather Shoes -- a Madison Avenue Art Walk

Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Mark Wiener and Linda DiGusta

If the gracious and pricey Upper East Side is the Gold Coast of Manhattan, then Madison Avenue is the waterfront for art lovers.

The Faithful Shopper: September Shoes

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

September means a lot of things to a lot of people -- the beginning of fall, back to school, football season. For me, it's time to take stock of my shoe wardrobe.