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How the Sears catalog transformed shopping under Jim Crow, explained by a historian

Before Sears was a department store, it was a mail-order retailer that gave people in far-flung parts of the country the opportunity to shop like their city-dwelling counterparts. Before Sears was gutted by venture capital it transformed the American retail landscape by giving people in rural areas who could...


Stores already have their Christmas decorations out, and it reveals a strategy that is killing Black ...

Holiday decorations started popping up in warehouse clubs like Sam's Club and Costco in late September. In many ways, Christmas creep was a taste of things to come in the retail industry, as competitors' attempts to undercut each other has led to the downfall of one of their most...


This design store is all about eclectic luxury and great coffee

.... Towards the end of our conversation, Sachin Gupta narrates an interesting episode-of reaching a nondescript art store in Paris, tucked away in one of the by lanes far from the city. The episode is indicative of Gupta's own design stance for Beyond Designs, the 18-year-old luxury interior accessories...


The fashion editor's eco-makeover: can I rethink my love affair with clothes?

Which means I need to love clothes in a way that doesn't create huge amounts of waste and use a disproportionate amount of the world's carbon budget. I have been asking lots of people who know about this stuff - thought leaders in fashion psychology, experts on the circular...


Moby is selling his vintage drum machine collection for charity

On October 11th, nearly 200 vintage drum machines will go up for sale on Moby's Reverb store, including a pair of Wurlitzer Side Man standing drum ......


Thredup Partners With Reformation on Clothing Recycling Program

Of course, clothing recyclers can also just earn cash for their clothes, ... to sell upscale vintage, in addition to opening its own dedicated vintage store ......


The Best Vintage Store In Every State

If you're looking for a great way to score furniture and home decor on the cheap, vintage stores are one of your best bets. Especially if your decorating ......


Hong Kong malls switch from targeting luxury buyers to feeding hungry shoppers

The growth of online retail has caused a serious headache for shopping complexes in recent years. But there is one area where digital outlets cannot ......


Can guided tours save Airbnb?

Experiences in New York City range from photoshoots in iconic parks to graffiti walking tours to a session with a vintage personal shopper. You know ......


We followed LuLaRoe to Facebook Live

On September 29, about 200 collectors met at The Toy Addicts Trade Show in La Mesa; many were 1990s era toy collectors. "These bootleg toys were mostly found in the center of Mexico," he said. When Walter isn't selling at toy shows like this one, he's auctioning his product...


'Just The Right Thing To Do': Goodwill Employee Returns $46000 Found In Donated Appliance Item

SAN DIEGO - An employee at a Goodwill Store in San Diego shows his own good will after he finds tens of thousands of dollars in a donated item. Employee Jessee Diaz alerted his supervisors after finding $46,000 that was wrapped in foil and tucked inside an appliance. The...


Getting personal for that perfect interior

The Italian interior designer who has been calling Shanghai his home for 11 years opts for relaxed urban living vibe. "In this case I could start from scratch to add my personal taste and fill it in with my furniture collection to feel at home," he said, adding that...


What Should Indian Consumers Look at While Buying Goods on International E-commerce Sites

Things that every Indian consumer should know before Shopping online from an international site. The reason to shop is never enough when home delivery of anything under the sun is now just a click away. Though the domestic market has grown steadfastly at 20 lakh shipment deliveries a day,...


Amazon has failed as a destination for 'discovery' shopping — so it built a physical store to try it the ...

The first thing I noticed when I entered the new "Amazon 4-Star" store in New York City's SoHo neighborhood was the shelves - and more specifically, how crowded they were. Amazon is billing its new retail concept as a curated selection of Amazon's best and most popular products -...


Shopping Apps Are Growing and More Top Takeaways From #DMEXCO18

To kickstart our first day at DMEXCO we headed over to Seminar 7 where Alexander Göesswein was joined by Benno Hamann and Albrecht Fischer to deep dive into the world of shopping apps. With the latest Criteo research revealing that mobile transactions make up 65% of all transactions, it's...


Off The Menu: Struggling shopping malls adding 'restaurant districts'

Restaurant districts can best be thought of as upscale food courts populated by the sort of independent eateries once primarily clustered in downtowns like Northampton and West Hartford. One large regional mall outside of Dallas, The Shops at Willow Bend, recently announced plans to transform a large part of...


Sicilia Outlet Village – gorgeous oasis of shopping nirvana

There are few places in the world more unreservedly beautiful than Sicily. Blessed with sun, sea, glorious food and the tang of lemon-scented air, ......


Deloitte: Parents are set to spend $510 per child during back-to-school shopping, and most will be ...

Shoppers for school items will spend twice as much in-store as online, according to this year's annual "Back-To-School" survey by the consulting firm, Deloitte. That's more than double the $115 parents expect to spend on online shopping for back-to-school, or 23 percent of spending. Shoppers are undecided about where...


Frozen in time: Audrey Hepburn shopping with a fawn, 1958

In 1958, Audrey Hepburn was shooting Green Mansions, playing a woman in the Venezuelan jungle who is followed everywhere by a little fawn. In his book Remembering Audrey, the photographer Bob Willoughby, who followed Hepburn for years, including on this trip to the supermarket, wrote: "Beverly Hills habitués are...


Startup Spotlight: Shop the Change sees purchases as ‘votes’ for companies and items you believe in

A startup called Shop the Change wants to help you align that "Vote" with brands and businesses that match your values when buying everything from potato chips to jeans to cars. To start, Shop the Change is manually compiling information on goods and sellers. They would like to partner...