Ways to Wear a Shacket

The “shacket”–a portmanteau of shirt and jacket–is less a hybrid of the two, and more a catchall term for buttoned garments that straddle the public and the private. Just as pandemic blur erased the line between days and months, gone is the practical difference between a shirt and a jacket. If you never leave the house, eventually everything becomes innerwear.…

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The Vicious Sale Circle

Uri Minkoff (brother of Rebecca Minkoff and CEO of her namesake brand) compared discounting to a drug in this Wall Street Journal article about brands throttling discounts at department stores in the hopes of weaning shoppers off aggressive sales and regaining some control over pricing. The article mentioned JCPenney‘s failed experiment, which I had nearly forgotten about until the anecdote jogged…

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