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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, blues and glittery shades and are titled after classic Bieber songs, like “Step 2 the Beat of My Heart” (pictured above) and “One Less Lonely Girl” (but it’s called One Less Lonely Glitter). Damn, when I was a hormonal Hanson fan they never did anything like this! Someone out there in Corporate America believes tween girls will buy anything Bieber-related … and the sad thing is, they’re probably right. [NYMag.com] Keep reading »

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). Keep reading »

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 Wal-Mart would at least know where you chucked your tags. Kind of creepy, huh? The measure is supposedly being employed to keep better track of inventory, but privacy critics naturally say it’s far too Big Brother-y of Wal-Mart to do such a thing. (Think about it—they could potentially know whether you’re a slob and have left your pants strewn on the floor as opposed to folding them neatly in a drawer.) Actually, they’re really more concerned that criminals will start looking at your trash to see what types of purchases you make. Keep reading »

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. Would you be surprised to find out that they needed the $25 to buy meth? Nope. But you’d think at least that even the druggiest of drug addicts would try to get more than $25 for a baby. Kids, let these two be your reasons for never, ever doing drugs. Again, as I said earlier about women who have a thing for murderers, PAFU. [Daily Mail]
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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 to earn 19 percent more than women in some positions and were found to be five and a half times more likely to be promoted. In 2001, seven women filed a class-action lawsuit against Wal-Mart. [New York Times]
  • Black men are more frequently marrying women of other races, according to a study released today by the Pew Research Center. Interracial unions now account for one in six new marriages in the United States, a new high. Blacks and Caucasians are the least common type of interracial marriages (1 in 60 marriages) and unions between Asians and Caucasians are the most common. [New York Times]
  • Are the Kardashian sisters — and 637 “bikini body” magazine covers — bringing a newer, more voluptuous body ideal to Hollywood? [CNN]

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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 in young children. Cadmium is also considered a carcinogen. The AP made Walmart aware that the jewelry contained cadmium back in February, yet the world’s largest retailer said the task of testing products already on its shelves would be too difficult.

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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 a cute jersey dress that’s apparently from the store’s juniors collection, Susie Rose. Proving our instincts wrong that Whitney’s dress would be the only wearable thing in the mix, we found that there are actually quite a few pieces that show off a real sophisticated edge. A $16 romper nails basic preppy style, while elegantly draped ruffle tops will only set you back $12. If you’re interested in buying something, keep in mind that Susie Rose is a juniors line—like that’s ever stopped us before—so you’ll want to size up. Check after the jump for a few more looks from Walmart’s Susie Rose collection. What do you think? [Fashion Indie, Walmart] Keep reading »

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] Keep reading »

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 offense, it seems we have yet another brand to worry about. A writer for Treehugger passed by Urban Outfitters on 14th Street and 6th Avenue in Manhattan and found boxes full of “paperbacks, headphones, hats, calendars, posters, silly home decor items, and many many cheap sneakers.” Each box was labeled “Broken Glass,” which would deter most from opening, but once passersby realized the contents were anything but, the items were up for grabs. A desperate saleswomen eventually called the cops, claiming the boxes were meant for charity. Explain, please, the need to label them broken glass then? Sounds to me like we have a new Trashgate to deal with — and another store to ban from my shopping list. [Treehugger] Keep reading »

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 will not happen again. We are committed 100 percent to make sure this practice is not happening anywhere else, as it is not our standard practice.”

Yet when New York’s WPIX recently returned to the scene of the crime, reporters came across an employee hauling bag after bag of shoes into a truck. When asked where the bags were going, the employee clearly stated, “In the trash,” as if it should be obvious. When they questioned if he was aware of H&M’s wasteful shredding and trashing method, he got shy, repeatedly saying, “I can’t comment on that.”

Of course, all of us are watching this, completely appalled. Why wouldn’t H&M or Wal-Mart drop the clothes off at a charity? It would require the same manpower and resources. Yet, there is a reason why retailers wouldn’t want their merchandise going back into circulation. Keep reading »

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