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I Am Woman

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 08.19.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I am not fashion conscious. I can honestly say that I've never spent a cent on Vogue, Allure, Cosmopolitan, or any fashion magazine, for that matter. If you ask me the brand name of the blouse or slacks I'm wearing, I would have no idea.

Sears To Close 80 Stores

Reuters | Posted 05.22.2014 | Business

(Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp posted a bigger loss for the first quarter as the struggling retailer failed to arrest a fall in sales despite offeri...

Eerie Photos Of Abandoned Malls Reveal A Decaying Side Of Our Consumer Culture

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 04.28.2014 | Arts

Equipped with a hybrid car and a camera, photographer Seph Lawless travels the country snapping pictures of abandoned shopping malls. The empty struct...

STUDY: Teens Are Spending All Their Money On Starbucks

The Huffington Post | Alison Spiegel | Posted 04.16.2014 | Taste

The mall is out. Restaurants are in.

Pizza Chain Files For Bankruptcy AGAIN

Reuters | Posted 03.10.2014 | Business

March 10 (Reuters) - Sbarro LLC, the pizza restaurant chain, on Monday filed for bankruptcy protection for the second time in less than three years. ...

A Weekend With Sam

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

My 10-year-old granddaughter, Sam, visited me for a weekend and begged me to take her to the mall.

Malls Getting Desperate In Fight For Survival

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2013 | Business

By Tom Bill CANNES, France (Reuters) - As growing numbers of shoppers move online, European mall owners are looking to pull in customer...

Campaigning Amid Sandy's Disaster Without Appearing Unseemly

The Huffington Post | Daniel Lippman | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

With storm assessments declaring New Jersey the hardest-hit state by Hurricane Sandy, politicians face a delicate balance of staying in the public eye...

Death by Cheesecake: A Day at the Mall

Nancy Colier | Posted 08.20.2012 | New York
Nancy Colier

Excess and emptiness, the perfect American submarine. These sparkly spaces are designed to pump us up, make us feel more alive, and yet the lived experience is one of enervation and death.

Spandex & Boa-Clad Man Arrested For Harassment At Mall

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 08.16.2012 | Los Angeles

Scott Basko didn't stand out at the Glendale Galleria for his zebra-print spandex outfit, feather boa, and fishnet tights. Instead, the 44-year-old...

Why I Hate Shopping At The Mall (Even Though I Work In Fashion)

Dana Oliver | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Dana Oliver

It's not that I don't enjoy finding a great deal or major purchase; however, I prefer retail on a less crowded scale.

Shrek's Next Stop? New Jersey

AP | ANDREW DUFFELMEYER | Posted 09.10.2012 | Entertainment

Shrek might find a home in the swamps of northern New Jersey. The Hollywood studio that created the green ogre and the wisecracking zoo animals of "M...

Are You A Recreational Shopper?

Debbie Leon | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Debbie Leon

New clothes just don't appeal to me, compared to the cozy and familiar items in my closet. I have been known to come home with something new and have found that I already owned its identical twin. And I am holding onto innumerable tatty items for when I garden. Except I don't actually have a garden.

Alice Hines

Frumpy Shoppers Want J.C. Penney Stores To Stay Frumpy

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 06.09.2012 | Business

Donna Jones, 46, of Mikado, Mich., calls herself "frumpy and proud." Until a few months ago, the technical writer and mother of three found clothes...

Alice Hines

Shopping Malls Aren't Dead for the One Percent

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 02.13.2012 | Business

In a still-ailing economy, shopping centers are the latest incarnations of the widening wealth gap. Indeed, go to a luxury mall owned by Taubman C...

The Death of an American Tradition

Vivian Weng | Posted 04.07.2012 | Business
Vivian Weng

It's no secret that the relevancy of the American shopping mall has plummeted with the rise of e-commerce, but the question still remains: What will happen to the vacant shells that previously housed America's most beloved stores?

Alice Hines

The Mall Of Big Dreams, Few Shoppers

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

PATERSON, N.J. -- On a Saturday in mid-December, one of the busiest shopping days of the year in a nation famous for insatiable consumption, the Cente...

The 8 Germiest Places In The Mall

Posted 11.25.2011 | Healthy Living

By Cari Wira Dineen During the craziness of the holidays, the last thing you want is to get sidelined with a cold, flu, stomach bug -- or worse. ...

Bing's New Feature Will Help Shoppers With Smartphones Navigate Crowded Malls

The Huffington Post | Megan Hess | Posted 10.04.2011 | Technology

Microsoft's search engine, Bing, announced on Wednesday that the company's mapping service has added floor plans for about 400 shopping malls to the B...

The Casino Next Door: How Gambling Snuck Into The Mall

BusinessWeek | Felix Gillette | Posted 06.24.2011 | Business

Inside a one-story building on the edge of a strip mall in Central Florida, Joy Baker calculates the sum total of her morning bets. It's almost noon, ...

Going on a Book Tour? Dream Big or Stay Home

Melanie Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Melanie Benjamin

After publishing my first book, I packed my bags, used up all of my husband's Marriott points, and hit the road -- only to experience what many authors had experienced before me.

Chicago Debates -- The Malling of Chicago

Edward Lifson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Edward Lifson

Is Chicago becoming the "Suburb of the Century" in the twenty-first? Are big box retailers eating up our neighborhoods? If you care about our city, be a part of the debate.

Modernism, Fresno and the Future of a City's Heart

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

The face of US post-war urban planning was irrevocably changed with the opening of Fresno, California's Fulton Mall, in 1964.

Will Barnes And Noble Closings Leave Landlords In The Cold?

startribune.com | DON JACOBSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

As a "bricks-and-mortar" business in a bookselling world that's rapidly adopting digital downloads, fears are creeping in that a new Barnes & Noble ow...

When Did it Become Cool to Shop With Mom?

Catherine Moellering | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Catherine Moellering

When I was a teenager, the thought of going shopping with my Mom seemed about as fun as taking the SATs. Nowadays, tons of teens are shopping alongside their moms willingly and cheerfully.