Posts tagged "walmart"

Cops: Man Stocked Walmart Shelves With Photos Of Himself In Drag

You can find almost anything on the shelves at Walmart -- sometimes even obscene photographs of a 44-year-old man in drag. Police in Fremont, Ohio, say Rodney Kunkel stocked the shelves at Walmart with graphic photographs showing himself in black nylons, heels and pink lingerie with his genitals exposed. Kunkel allegedly placed the photos o…

By: Huffington Post Weird News / March 13, 2011

Kanye West Album Cover Allegedly Banned From Walmart

Walmart has apparently banned Kanye West's new CD over seXXXy monster cover art. "Yooooo they banned my album cover!" Kanye whined on Twitter last night. "So Nirvana can have a naked human being on the cover but I can't have a PAINTING of a monster with no arms and a polka dot tail and wings."***…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 18, 2010

Justin Bieber Lends His Name To Walmart Nail Polish

Like Frank Sinatra and Miles Davis before him, Justin Bieber is co-branding with a line of nail polishes. The Biebs lent his name to a new line of Nicole nail polishes that will be exclusively available at Walmart beginning in December, and in stores like Target and Ulta after that. The polishes include reds, purples,…

By: Jessica Wakeman / October 8, 2010

Man Arrested For Masturbating In A Walmart

In case you folks were thinking about masturbating in public anytime soon, let William Tyler Black be an example of what not to do. The 28-year-old substitute teacher (yes ... teacher) was arrested in Florida (yes ... Florida) yesterday for spreading his baby batter all over a local Walmart (yes ... Walmart).

By: Ami Angelowicz / September 16, 2010

Wal-Mart Will Know Where Your Jeans Are … Even When You’ve Left The Store

If you purchase a piece of clothing from Wal-Mart, beware: the retailer may be spying on you from your closet. The megastore soon plans to put radio frequency "smart tags" on all its jeans and underwear, allowing them to geo track each garment's whereabouts. While the tags are removable, they don't ever stop working, so…

By: Leonora Epstein / July 26, 2010

Couple Arrested For Trying To Sell Baby For Drug Money At Walmart

Anyone need a cheap baby? You may be able to pick one up for a bargain at Walmart. Parents of the year, Samantha Tomasini, 20, and Patrick Fousek, 38, were arrested today for trying to SELL their six-month-old baby in the parking lot of a Walmart in California. Just take that in for a second.

By: Ami Angelowicz / June 25, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Wal-Mart Lawyers Warned Company Of Sexual Discrimination Lawsuit

Wal-Mart is the focus of the largest sexual discrimination lawsuit in history, but in 1995 the company actually hired a law firm to research their vulnerability to such a suit. A subsequent report found disparities in pay and promotion among men and women employed by the company as well as Sam's Club. Men were found…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 4, 2010

Walmart Knew Miley Cyrus’ Jewelry Was Toxic

Walmart has pulled a line of jewelry designed by Max Azria for the Miley Cyrus brand after tests conducted by the Associated Press proved the jewelry contained high levels of cadmium. This metal is considered toxic because long-term exposure can cause bone softening and kidney failure and can lead to problems in brain development i…

By: Annika Harris / May 22, 2010

Which Mass Retailer Does Whitney Port Shop At?

As one of the more controversial retailers out there, you may live in denial that Walmart could ever produce anything classy. (Having Miley Cyrus design a line doesn't quite help the image, though we do love Norma Kamali's offerings at the store.) This may change with the help of Whitney Port, who was spotted wearing…

By: Leonora Epstein / May 20, 2010

Norma Kamali’s Frightening Eagle Tank Perfect For Independence Day

The Fourth of July is just over a month away (47 days, to be exact), which means you still have plenty of time to order this scary Norma Kamali eagle tank top from Walmart. Dressing in red, white, and blue is easy and expected; wearing our national bird shows true patriotism. [$8, Walmart]…

By: Catherine Strawn / May 18, 2010

Urban Outfitters Has Its Own Version Of Trashgate

Just a week ago, the world learned that in addition to Walmart, H&M stores (in NYC at least) destroy unsold clothes instead of donating the perfectly good, unused items to charity and those in need. Disgusting? Yes. H&M released a statement claiming this would never happen again, but not only have they recently repeated the

By: Bianca Posterli / January 13, 2010

H&M Clothing Trash Scandal Update—Something’s Still Fishy

Shame, H&M, shame. Last week we learned that both the trend-forward retailer and Wal-Mart engage in the odd and wasteful practice of destroying unsold merchandise, and throwing it in the trash. Both companies scrambled to come up with apologetic statements, a rep for H&M vowing that it was an anomalous error that wouldn't reoccur: "It…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 11, 2010

Not Cool: H&M And Wal-Mart Trash Unsold Clothes

Where does unsold fashion merchandise go to die? In an ideal world, it would go to charity. For H&M and Wal-Mart, it apparently gets slashed so it's unwearable, and then chucked in the garbage. One New Yorker made this sad discovery when she happened upon tons of black trash bags filled with H&M clothing ruined…

By: Leonora Epstein / January 7, 2010

Cheapskate: Walmart

I have a confession to make. I'm a little obsessed with Norma Kamali's line for Walmart. I've bought several of the well-made pieces this year, and I am constantly checking the site for new additions. I don't know how I missed the Sleeping Bag Jacket, which Erin has been sporting rather stylishly lately. Even though…

By: Annika Harris / November 12, 2009

Get Your Hard Candy Fix At Walmart

In August, we heard cult '90s makeup brand Hard Candy was coming to Walmart stores at lower prices. Well, the time to paint your nails funky colors and wear matching jelly rings has arrived. Hard Candy lipsticks, glosses, eye shadows, concealers, and, yes, nail polish, are available now. The products have retained their cute packaging…

By: Catherine Strawn / November 5, 2009

For The Frugalista: Wal-Mart Caskets

I'm not going to lie -- I like Wal-Mart. Sure, I prefer Target, but there's something fascinating about Wal-Mart. I mean, I bought a t-shirt there the other day for $3. Three bucks! That's, like, a sandwich. Anyway, thanks to the crappy economy, Wal-Mart is the go-to shopping spot for many Americans, whether they're looking…

By: Susannah Breslin / October 30, 2009

WTF? Cutting In Line At Walmart Could Get You 15 Years In Prison

Heather Ellis, a college honor student in Kennett, MO, is facing 15 years in prison for an incident three years ago in which she was accused of cutting in front of someone in a Walmart checkout line. Like many people have done and do, Ellis and her cousin split up to find the shortest line,…

By: Annika Harris / October 21, 2009

Syphilis Test Gets North Carolinians Walmart Or McDonald’s Gift Cards

Rates of syphilis in Forsyth, NC have tripled in one year, so health officials there have come up with a novel idea to entice people to get tested. Folks who undergo testing are awarded with a $10 gift card to either Walmart or McDonald's. Now, I know people need some kind of incentive to get…

By: Annika Harris / September 18, 2009

New Favorite Blog: The People Of WalMart

Walmart’s commercials have gotten awfully slick lately. The one above is a real tearjerker that begs the question—do these people really shop at Walmart? Maybe, but just compare them to the folks spotted at the (vaguely evil) bargain megastore on my new favorite blog, People of Walmart. I bet the people at Look At That

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 28, 2009

Hard Candy Nail Polish Set To Make Comeback

Remember Hard Candy? It was the nail polish brand of the late '90s, successfully marketing funky nail colors like green, silver and frosty blue. The must-have brand was a middle and high school status marker—if you wore Hard Candy (or better yet, had a collection of bottles) you told the world that you cared enough…

By: Leonora Epstein / August 17, 2009