Posts tagged "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, 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

E-Commerce Site Is Very, Very British

Love Brit High Street stores — like South Savoir and Love Label — but hate paying for stupid overseas shipping? Us, too. That’s why we’re pleased to announce that…

Julie Gerstein | December 15, 2011 - 12:40 pm

Sometimes Shopgirls Are The Worst

How often has this happened to you: You’re stoked to buy something at a cute little boutique, but then the girl working there totally freezes you out? It’s like, commmmme

Julie Gerstein | December 1, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Soapbox: Let’s Talk About Forever 21 — And Every Other Effed Up Retailer

For the past week or so, there’s been comments going back in forth in our “What Are We Wearing Today” posts about the shady nature of Forever 21. Not only…

Julie Gerstein | September 1, 2011 - 12:00 pm

Retail Giant Zara Accused Of Age Old Practice Of Slave Labor

Just a little reminder for us to think about where our clothes come from. Spanish retailer Zara has been accused of child labor and violating fair labor practices by Brazil’s…

Julie Gerstein | August 20, 2011 - 4:00 pm

How Haul Vlogging Can Pay Off

When the media started noticing haul vloggers—girls (mainly) who post videos of their shopping sprees—the response was a bit cynical. These girls, wrote New York magazine, “seem to be…

Leonora Epstein | August 4, 2010 - 12:10 pm

Girl Talk: Everyone Should Have A Retail Job At Least Once

I’ve never known how to properly fold a shirt. My dressers have always been an orgy of unorganized clothes—sweaters and socks spilling out of drawers—because my approach has always been…

Kelli Bender | June 14, 2010 - 4:00 pm

Folding Clothes Is Just Not That Serious

One of the greatest lessons I learned while working at New York & Company in my early-’20s was how to half fold a T-shirt. It’s pretty basic…you just fold the…

Annika Harris | July 9, 2008 - 2:00 pm