These days we fashionistas must watch our wallets as carefully as we watch our waistlines. That doesn't mean we have to sacrifice our love of luxury, however; New York offers a plethora of luxury discount shops.
Unfortunately, there is a lot that we -- and apparently Nike -- still don't know about apparel and footwear supply chains. And sadly we know even less about the less transparent brands you and I buy from everyday.
Chinese tennis star Li Na is a red star on the rise. She has the tabloids eating out of her hands; she has sponsors running around in circles; most of all, she bucked a Communist system that desperately needs her.