retail

Abercrombie Ends “Looks Policy,” Extends Employment To The Less Hot

Congratulations, non-supermodels! You are now eligible for minimum wage work at the mall!

Robyn Pennacchia | April 24, 2015 - 1:06 pm

I Understand, ComCast: 5 Rude Nicknames I Gave Customers While Working In Retail

It came out today that ComCast has a really, really big problem with nickname leaks. As in, they nicknamed a customer “Super Bitch,” and then sent her a bill with…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | February 9, 2015 - 11:00 am

This Holiday Season, Please Be Kind To Retail Employees

Last night, I was in a candy shop in my neighborhood waiting for the owner of the store to cut some marshmallows for me when a woman walked in, dropped…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 19, 2014 - 1:00 pm

8 Insane Quotes About Working At Abercrombie That Will Make You Regret Lusting Over That Catalog

Abercrombie & Fitch’s awful financials make me optimistic about the future. For a long time they were a dominant force in the teen market, but Abercrombie & Fitch’s legacy of…

The Gloss | May 7, 2014 - 4:45 pm

Journeys Store Staff Quits In The Middle Of The Day To Protest Their Terrible Manager

Have you ever had a boss who was so disrespectful, mean, and universally hated that the entire staff spent their breaks fantasizing about slipping an ex-lax into that “World’s Best…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | September 4, 2013 - 3:30 pm

5 Sort Of Disturbing Things I Learned About My Shopping Problem

Do you ever think about how and why you shop? Is it out of necessity? As therapy? To problem-solve? Earlier this week a friend asked me to participate in a…

Julie Gerstein | August 29, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Juicy Couture Employees Say The Company Has Eliminated Full-Time Employment, Benefits

Juice Couture is known for its expensive denim and its velour track suits. Jeans retail for upwards of $178 and handbags around $230. And yet! Employees at the company’s flagship…

Julie Gerstein | March 28, 2013 - 10:20 am

11 Surprising Things About The Places You Eat, Shop And Stay

Yesterday, I stumbled on a crazy fascinating Reddit thread asking users, “What is something your current or past employee would NOT want the world to know about their company?” Boy, did…

Julie Gerstein | October 2, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Frisky Rant: Rude Salespeople Can Really Ruin Your Day

Call it the “Pretty Woman” syndrome: When a salesperson at a store is too snotty or insolent for words. Whether we’re talking Urban Outfitters or Louis Vuitton, a snotty, bitchy,…

Julie Gerstein | August 10, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Lucky Magazine Set To Become An Even Bigger Drain On Your Credit Card

I guess the “want” stickers in the front of the magazine just weren’t cutting it anymore — on August 17th, Lucky will launch myLuckymag.com, the shopping and style glossy’s first…

Rachel Krause | August 9, 2012 - 1:40 pm

Jenna Lyons On J. Crew’s Magic

Jenna Lyons is the president and creative director for J. Crew. She’s also sort of a walking, talking embodiment of the brand’s hip preppy vibe. In this video, a clip…

Julie Gerstein | May 22, 2012 - 11:20 am

Now, Even Your Clothes Hangers Will Feature Facebook

Facebook is everywhere, all the time — and now, it’ll be able to follow you into the mall, even if you don’t have a smart phone. That’s because new retail…

Julie Gerstein | May 14, 2012 - 1:20 pm
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