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Kim Bhasin

Nordstrom Is Getting Rid Of Its Big Semi-Annual Sales

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business

For a certain group of shoppers, there’s nothing quite like a sale at Nordstrom. Ever since it was a budding shoe-seller, the posh fashion retailer ...

These Vintage Images Show Just How Much Department Stores Have Changed

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 11.06.2014 | Fifty

One of the fondest memories from my childhood was going to the Wanamaker's store in Philadelphia for lunch with my grandmother. We'd go right around e...

One Size Fits None

Marcia Kester Doyle | Posted 10.21.2014 | Fifty
Marcia Kester Doyle

I hate clothes shopping, which explains why I've never been accused of being a fashionista. It also explains why my daughters always call first to ask what I'm wearing before they bring their friends over to the house.

Alexander C. Kaufman

Juicy Couture, All But Dead, Is Plotting A Comeback

HuffingtonPost.com | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 06.25.2014 | Business

Juicy Couture, all but dead as its last U.S. stores close this month, is planning a comeback. The label, best known in the early-2000s for rhinest...

Making the Retail Experience a Luxury in Its Own Right

Napoleon Perdis | Posted 07.27.2014 | Style
Napoleon Perdis

As each new season greets retailers with a staggering number of shoppers choosing to shop online or via mobile as opposed to visiting stores, every retailer from small local boutiques to global superpowers has tried to keep up with the exploding demand for shopping online.

Kim Bhasin

Despite What You May Have Heard, J.C. Penney Is Still In Big Trouble

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 05.16.2014 | Business

Things may be looking up at J.C. Penney, but the fate of the century-old department store remains in serious jeopardy. On Thursday, the store repor...

Loehmann's Is Coming Back.. Online

Fashionista | Tyler McCall | Posted 04.08.2014 | Style

For years, off price retailer Loehmann’s struggled with bankruptcy, before finally closing its doors in February. Loehmann’s name and intellect...

The Faithful Shopper: Best for Beauty

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.27.2014 | New York
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Faith Hope Consolo

It's time to slough off winter skin, renew our faces, bodies and souls (and soles) with a stop at our favorite beauty stores and departments. Here are...

Kim Bhasin

This J.C. Penney Worker Was Fired For Telling The Truth About Its 'Fake' Prices

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 03.21.2014 | Business

J.C. Penney is going to war against a former employee who outed the department store for its questionable discounting practices. The department st...

Dana Oliver

17 Reasons You Should Be Shopping At TJ Maxx

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Oliver | Posted 12.31.2013 | Style

When I visit my childhood home in South Carolina for the holidays, I always swing by TJ Maxx. From leather handbags to hair tools to lounge chairs, th...

Barneys Moves To Crack Down On Racial Profiling

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 01.27.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — Barneys New York says it will start monitoring the police as they monitor shoppers in its flagship Manhattan store. An internal Bar...

Barneys Points Finger At NYPD For Racial Profiling

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 11.20.2013 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) -- In a review commissioned by Barneys New York, an attorney found the luxury store does not have a written or unwritten policy to prof...

WATCH: 'He's Not Jay Z, He's Jay Z Penny'

Posted 11.13.2013 | Black Voices

Since news broke of Barney’s alleged racist culture targeting customers, Jay Z has also faced a tremendous amount of backlash stemming from his fort...

Kim Bhasin

Barneys Workers Say The Store Really Is Ridiculously Racist

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

On the sales floor at the Madison Avenue flagship store of Barneys New York, salespeople would joke about customers who, in their view, didn't belong....

The Faithful Shopper: Power of the Purse

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.31.2013 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Our mothers were right - the right purse makes all the difference to an outfit, and there's never been a better time for a new statement. We all know ...

Kim Bhasin

Expect A Freaky Holiday Shopping Calendar

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 10.11.2013 | Business

Quirks in the calendar are turning the holiday shopping season strange this year. The biggest wrench in the system: the super-early arrival of Hanu...

Kim Bhasin

The Purge Of J.C. Penney

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business

As J.C. Penney attempts to recover from a period in which it alienated customers, enraged employees and suffered abysmal sales, its new chief executiv...

Kim Bhasin

Schultz vs. Ackman: IT'S ON!

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 08.12.2013 | Business

Starbucks chief executive officer Howard Schultz didn't hesitate on Friday to come to the defense of J.C. Penney CEO Mike Ullman, who happens to also ...

Kim Bhasin

BOARD FIGHT!

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 08.09.2013 | Business

With the future of the century-old department store brand in their hands, members of J.C. Penney's board of directors are squabbling amongst themselve...

Kim Bhasin

Awkward! Former Exec May Join Board He's Repeatedly Trashed

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business

Former J.C. Penney chief executive officer Allen Questrom is considering returning to the embattled department store chain that he left nearly a decad...

Looking Back On Department Store Lunches

Marci Rich | Posted 08.08.2013 | Fifty
Marci Rich

Higbee's was one of the late, great urban department stores, where you could get your nails done, buy furniture, browse through books and greeting cards, try on dresses, and -- oh yes -- have lunch.

Kim Bhasin

Inside J.C. Penney's Bizarre Broadcasts

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 05.29.2013 | Business

As sales flagged inside J.C. Penney and employees chafed at constant changes, Ron Johnson, the ill-fated chief executive officer tasked with engineeri...

Kim Bhasin

A Merger Could Be On The Horizon For This Major Retailer

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 05.22.2013 | Business

Private equity firm KKR is considering an investment in Saks and may push to merge the upscale department store with rival retailer Neiman Marcus, acc...

Kim Bhasin

J.C. Penney's Pricing Disaster Wore Down Workers

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bhasin | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

When J.C. Penney last month ousted chief executive officer Ron Johnson, aborting his disastrous turnaround campaign, one large group of employees quie...

Big Change Coming To J.C. Penney

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 03.30.2013 | Business

NEW YORK — J.C. Penney is bringing back sales. The struggling department store chain this week will begin adding back some of the hundreds of s...