Panic-buying outerwear when the 10-day forecast shows below-freezing highs for the foreseeable future is inevitable during the coldest weeks of the year. But I am (more or less) holding myself accountable to the outerwear resolution I set last fall, though, of buying coats that are different in at least two respects from those in my possession. As I own only…

View Post

Just what is going on at J.Crew?! After my last rant, I became convinced that Mickey Drexler was setting up the pieces to retake the reins. Then news broke a few days ago that the man has suddenly decided to “retire.” Couldn’t he have retired a few months earlier? Before he (purportedly) drove Jim Brett out, with such ferocity that…

View Post

The Classic Fur Coat (last seen here) that I am wearing here sold out quickly online, but its doppelgänger can currently be found on sale at Urban Outfitters (FP is a subsidiary) as a men’s coat. I like this (impossibly) plushy coat so much it’s found a permanent home in my car, where I can cuddle it whenever the mood…

View Post

Looking for Something?