economy - Page 2

Money 101: How To Help Your Parents Through The Recession

It seems like the floundering economy has taken its toll on everyone in some way or another. Maybe you ended up in the unemployment line, or maybe your pantry’s stocked…

Colleen Meeks | November 22, 2010 - 7:30 pm

Money 101: How To Make The Most Of Reverse Empty-Nesting

Sometimes when you hit rock bottom, there’s only one place to go – back home with Mom and Dad. As layoffs and overwhelming debt are knocking members of our generation…

Colleen Meeks | October 22, 2010 - 5:00 pm

Want A Smartphone With That? American Eagle To Offer Free Phones

Do you ever shop at American Eagle? (We stopped sometime after we realized we don’t belong to a fictional rugby team.) If you don’t frequent the all-American retailer, you might…

Leonora Epstein | July 12, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Rich People Shop At Kohl’s?

There are two types of wealthy people. Those who go on reality television to show off their private jets and bling and Caribbean estates. And then there are rich people…

Leonora Epstein | April 16, 2010 - 11:20 am

Sign The Economy Is On The Up? Black Is Out, Bold Is In

When the economy hit its first slump, the fashion industry became one of the many lenses through which we measured the damage. So, it’s only natural to gauge the recession’s…

Leonora Epstein | April 15, 2010 - 6:50 pm

Chic Young Things Are Investing In Luxury Weaponry

The fashion industry might be speeding straight into an iceberg à la the Titanic, but apparently there’s one consumer market that’s beginning to thrive in this crappy economy: luxury guns.

Leonora Epstein | December 8, 2009 - 3:10 pm

I’ve Lost My Passion For Shopping

I don’t know what’s happened to me. I used to love shopping. Next to having sex, drinking, and eating great food with friends, shopping used to rank pretty high on…

Leonora Epstein | November 8, 2009 - 4:30 pm

Does Shopping Make You Feel Guilty?

The retail industry is getting pretty desperate these days—how many more special events and functions will we see that scream “Oooo! Please, please come shop in our store!” According to…

Leonora Epstein | October 26, 2009 - 12:20 pm

Does The Fashion Industry Need Government Aid To Survive?

The fashion industry has been hard hit by the recession, and it looks like it may take some strategic political partnerships to find the path of recovery. After the collaborative…

Leonora Epstein | October 20, 2009 - 1:50 pm

Do You Feel Like A Ditz Because You Love Fashion?

“Fashion trends speak volumes about the human condition and wordlessly point us towards the zeitgeist,” writes South Africa Times columnist Jacquie Myburgh. Huh? They do?

Ms. Myburgh, like many…

Leonora Epstein | October 15, 2009 - 2:20 pm

Bride Barters Her Way To Her Dream Wedding

Kerry Coryell wanted a nice wedding, but she and fiancé Kurt VanDerLinde couldn’t afford the costly photographer, limo, DJ, and all the other expenses that are part of…

Catherine Strawn | October 14, 2009 - 7:50 pm

Neiman Marcus Scales Down Fantasy Gift Catalogue, Leaves You Hobos With Private Plane

Luxury department store Neiman Marcus is really feeling the economic downturn. So much so that they’ve totally scaled back their annual “fantasy gift” catalogue to exclude seven- and eight-figure products.

Leonora Epstein | October 7, 2009 - 7:10 pm