Few bags introduced in the last decade have had the staying power that the Fendi 2Jours (literally “2 days”) leather shopper has enjoyed. I kept hoping that it would fade in popularity so I can buy the bag in my color-of-choice on sale, or that it would become so ubiquitous that I’d lose interest in it. Neither event has come…

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Mickey Drexler offered a mea culpa in the Wall Street Journal last month, and shortly after resigned as CEO, clearing the way for former West Elm executive James Brett to take the reins. This news, coupled with Jenna Lyons’s departure in April, heralds a new beginning (of the end?) for J. Crew, one with fewer stores, a shrunken print catalog,…

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This Racked article about the proliferation of British fast fashion retailers is jam-packed with information, but the thought that lingered in my mind was the argument that U.S. retailers are struggling because they are “conservative and safe” (does being conservative and safe render you necessarily boring or indistinct?) And I wondered if that idea merits more consideration. The article conveniently…

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I loathed wearing turtlenecks as a kid, and would actively try to destroy the ones in my closet when the weather cools down every fall to avoid having to wear them.  As an adult, though, I love turtlenecks. They are perfect for wearing ornate necklaces with: you get all of the sparkles without having to contend with cold beads brushing…

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Ann Taylor is running another 50% off and free-shipping-on-all-orders promotion today (use code SHIP50 at checkout). After the week-long Columbus Day sale, stock on some new styles is already low. Based on casual observation, I think Ann Taylor has either become wary of overstocking or its design department has finally caught on to the whims of shoppers. Regardless, if you…

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