Topic: retail

Swedish Retailer Introduces Full-Figured Mannequins (Which Immediately Go Viral)

Swedish Retailer Introduces Full-Figured Mannequins (Which Immediately Go Viral)

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!

So, two things. More »

Ready-To-Click: Moral Quandaries

Ready-To-Click: Moral Quandaries

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

Poll: When Do You Plan On Being Finished With Your Holiday Shopping?

Poll:  When Do You Plan On Being Finished With Your Holiday Shopping?

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 »

5 Reasons You’re a Sucky Shopper

5 Reasons You're a Sucky Shopper

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 »