recession

15 Things We Wish The Recession Would Get Rid Of

The recession has been blamed for a ton of things, from an increase in sex work to a decrease in the fabulousness of Fashion Week (and pretty much everything in…

Wendy Atterberry | July 21, 2009 - 3:40 pm

Will Work For Yoga

Chi feeling totally out of whack but you don’t have the cash to get that thing realigned at a fancy yoga retreat? (Clearly we have no idea what Chi actually…

Lily Q | July 20, 2009 - 5:20 pm

Don’t Let Record Stores Die

I don’t even know how long its been since I stepped foot in a record store, but since my favorite high school hang out spot was Empire Records on Long…

Justine Fields | July 16, 2009 - 5:30 pm

If Teens Can’t Afford Marc Jacobs’ New Pop-y “Budget-Friendly” Line, Will We Buy It Instead?

Teen Vogue got the scoop on the latest from Marc Jacobs: Everybody’s favorite desginer is launching a moderately priced bridge collection in August called “Don’t Miss The Marc.” The small…

Leonora Epstein | July 8, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Economy Down, Egg Donation Up

How do you like your eggs? Donated! Hey, for a cool $5,000 during this recession, less periods sounds like a win-win kinda situation. And that’s why IVF donation clinics across…

Simcha | July 7, 2009 - 7:50 pm

What’s Been Your Recession Splurge?

We’ve already mentioned how sales of lipstick and home hair dye have been on the rise since the beginning of the recession, and now the Telegraph U.K. is reporting that…

Wendy Atterberry | July 6, 2009 - 1:30 pm

The 2010 Met Ball Is Gonna Be Mini

With the Metropolitan Musuem of Art cutting fourteen percent of it’s staff (169 employees, to be exact) and the economy, well, continuing to not do so hot, there’s a big,…

Nina Carbone | June 30, 2009 - 6:10 pm

Men, Manners And The Recession

Is it just me or are men getting a little bit more polite? Jaded New Yorker that I am, I tend to assume anyone close to me on the subway…

Ali Jawin | June 29, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Buy Gold From A Vending Machine

I don’t usually have luck with vending machines because I’m a rather picky person, but if I were in Germany, I know there are 500 machines that would have me…

Annika Harris | June 26, 2009 - 10:29 am

Thinking Of Making A Career Change?

Head to the make-up counter. The Wall Street Journal is reporting on one woman’s against the tide career change: As a teacher at a Montessori School (aka a fancy, alternative…

Nina Carbone | June 25, 2009 - 7:20 pm

Would You Sell Your Body To Make Ends Meet?

If times were tough — I mean, really tough — would you sell your body for money? In her Salon column “Pinched,” Tracy Clark-Flory reports that more women are entering…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 22, 2009 - 2:10 pm

Is A He-Cession Good News For Women?

According to researchers, bloggers, and bitter, unemployed men, our recession has a gender-specific twist. They argue that the recession is in fact a “he-cession,” since four out of every five…

Carrie Wasterlain | June 18, 2009 - 4:50 pm

The “New” Wedding Food Looks A Lot Like What We Eat At Backyard Barbecues

Weddings are just one opulent aspect of life that has gotten downsized during this recession. In an effort to at least make it look as though they’re not spending loads…

Catherine Strawn | June 17, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Solution To The Recession: Move In With Your Boyfriend

While our government tries to figure out how to get us out of the recession, the Onion News Network “reports” on an option that could solve our sticky…

Catherine Strawn | June 17, 2009 - 1:20 pm

Long Skirts My Ass: Rodarte Wins CFDA Award

Nary a day goes by lately without another store closing, one more report of plummeting sales figures and a bright glint of hope that Crocs may finally go under due…

Lily Q | June 16, 2009 - 8:00 pm

Is It A Proposal If There Isn’t A Ring?

Times are tough around the world, and we’re all cutting back in some area of our life. In Japan, one common cost-cutting measure seems to be diamond engagement rings. The…

Catherine Strawn | June 10, 2009 - 2:00 pm

Why Will People Keep Buying Chanel and Vuitton In A Recession?

Apparently Topshop, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Forever 21 aren’t doing too badly in the recession, even as their peers are experiencing millions of dollars in losses. A WWD survey of…

Lily Q | June 4, 2009 - 4:15 pm

Full-Figure Clothing Latest Recession Casualty

Plus-size fashionistas are going to have a harder time finding clothing that fits because plus-size clothing companies are being hit as hard by the recession as high-end designers and department…

Annika Harris | June 3, 2009 - 7:45 pm

When Men Aren’t Buying Undies, The Economy Is In The Tank

If your bedroom buddy has been sporting the same skivvies over and over, it may be a sign that the recession is still in full throttle. According to economist Alan…

Carrie Wasterlain | May 29, 2009 - 3:15 pm

When Our Wallets Are Empty, We Buy Lube

Further confirmation that sex-related industries continue to do well during a recession: Sales of personal lubricants increased 32 percent this quarter, up to $41.2 million. “When the economy goes down,…

Catherine Strawn | May 22, 2009 - 6:30 pm