My vagina is sweating, everyone working here is horrible, and I feel like I’m in f’ing Ibiza. More
There’s something about having sales associates follow you around and repeat the same phrase that can make you feel like you’re trapped in a creepy Stephen King tale.
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A Swedish retailer called Åhléns recently introduced plus-sized (for lack of a better term) mannequins. A blogger spotted the lingerie-clad mannequins, snapped a photo, the image started to surface on Facebook and Twitter–Women’s Rights News shared it with their half a million followers, etc–and the image went viral. According to one Swedish publication, “In just a few days the picture has received nearly 60,000 likes while shared by almost 18,000 people.” Neat!
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Let’s talk about the ethics of wearing vintage fur. -Refinery29
Or the ethics of recycling your own material, like Martha Stewart. -Styleite
What about mixing content with retail?! -The High Low
Or emulating Kim Kardashian. -The Budget Babe
Patti Stanger, by the way, doesn’t know much about morality. -Betty Confidential
Now let’s talk about sparkly shoes! Miu Miu ones! -Poshglam
Let’s end on a positive note with the moral center of the fucking universe: Jane Goodall. -YouBeauty
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Apparently gender based spending is hurting retailers, because women refuse to spend! Because: Women are far more pessimistic about the economic outlook, with just 21% of women surveyed prepared to say the economy was “strong” (compared to 38% of men) … More
We’re barely past Halloween, and heading into Thanksgiving, which typically means one thing to retail stores: holiday shopping. Stores will soon be gearing up for Black Friday, and crazed shoppers will be waiting for Best Buy to open at midnight on Thanksgiving. The Consumerist reports that only 8% of shoppers this year plan on getting their holiday shopping done before Thanksgiving, and 25% say that plan to get their shopping done on Black Friday. More
Okay, shoppers. Take a seat and listen up. This is important: you’re annoying. Yea, I went there. You annoy me. You annoy me and just about every other single person who works in retail because you have zero respect for what goes on behind the scenes. None. A little while ago Jennifer wrote about how you all suck as human beings when it comes to treating your cocktail waitress with respect. So we’re going to have another good talk, but this time about how to be a respectful shopper. It’ll be fun. Promise. More
UK megastore Harrod’s has shut down their plus size clothing department. British plus size fashion brand Anna Scholz announced the news yesterday, informing fans that their clothing would no longer be available at Harrod’s. This is going to make life … More
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This makeup puts guyliner to shame. – ChicHERE LED lashes are the latest way to lighten up your eyes. – Crushable Follow these tips to make it in retail. - College Candy The Vogue India editor is a little too excited … More
Today on The Frisky, there’s a first person story about the lessons you can learn from working in retail. It’s true that working in retail can be thankless and underpaid, but as Kelli Bender notes in her post, being a … More
Quick, someone grab some very dignified smelling salts! Daily Mail writer Claire Coleman was recently horrified to learn that sometimes shop assistants tell you that clothes look good on you because they are trying to get you to buy said … More
Fashion Undertaker (fah-SHUN un-der-TAY-kur) – noun 1. Person who sells new or like new designer clothing on another’s behalf, usually at a substantial markdown. 2. Christos Garkinos 3. Person whose job is to sell new or like-new-except-for-the-pee-stains clothing on eBay … More
Today, Fashionista notes that Texas – which we hear is a pretty big state or something – does not have a single H&M store. Fashionista speculates that the reason has something to do with real estate, but the lack of … More