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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

Teen To Pay Taxes On Her Virginity

There’s a follow-up to a story we told you about the other day. Alina Percea, the 18-year-old who auctioned her virginity to a wealthy Italian businessman for $13,600, may have

Wendy Atterberry | May 22, 2009 - 10:45 am

Teen Auctions Her Virginity And Dishes The Deets

In case your first sexual experience wasn’t awkward enough, Alina Percea, the 18-year-old who auctioned her virginity on a German website to help pay for college, is dishing all the…

Wendy Atterberry | May 20, 2009 - 2:30 pm

Pfizer To Give Out Free Viagra To The Unemployed

In this economy, a lot of people are suffering, but at least one corporate giant doesn’t think our sex lives should. Pharmaceutical company Pfizer announced it will give “free prescription…

Wendy Atterberry | May 15, 2009 - 10:30 am

Would The Financial Crisis Have Happened If More Women Were In Charge?

As we’re all trying to figure out what went wrong in our banking system to cause the recession we’re in, we’re blaming just about anyone and everyone involved, especially the…

Catherine Strawn | May 14, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Is Playboy Screwed?

If there’s one thing we’ve learned during the recession, it’s that sex still sells. Sex workers are pulling in the big bucks, the online porn business is booming, and the…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 13, 2009 - 2:45 pm

Recessionista Report: Destination Weddings, Health Costs, And Domestic Abuse

Destination Weddings: A growing number of couples are choosing to say “I do” under the Caribbean sun, rather than having a traditional wedding in their hometown, even though we’re in…

Annika Harris | May 12, 2009 - 7:00 pm

Quick Pic: Has The Recession Really Come To This?

Have we been hit so hard by the recession that women have started making tank tops from men’s briefs? We hope not. …

Annika Harris | May 11, 2009 - 1:15 pm

Quickies!: The Men Of No Doubt Still Look Like Sidekicks

The guys of No Doubt looked like orderlies at a mental institution while performing on “Today” this morning. [Dlisted] — They couldn’t fit into the Harajuku Girls’ costumes, so they…

Annika Harris | May 1, 2009 - 8:00 pm
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