Retail is dying. In its place, “wellness” is rising like a taut phoenix who does Tracy Anderson and cleanses her crystals under the light of every full moon. In an effort to save itself from succumbing to the power of Amazon, the New York Times reports that Saks Fifth Avenue has opened The Wellery, an “experiential”…
Marigay McKee is stepping down as president of Saks after a little over a year in what appears to be a surprise shake-up at the company. She will be replaced by Marc Metrick, a well-liked executive vice president and chief administrative officer of the Hudson’s Bay Co. According to WWD, the problem involved McKee’s…
In a federal court filing Monday morning, Saks Fifth Avenue withdrew a December filing that claimed transgender employees are not covered under the the sex discrimination ban in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
Saks & Co. has filed a federal motion to have an ex-employee's discrimination case dismissed, arguing that "transsexuals are not a protected class under Title VII."
Chicest identity theft ever: The cops say they've broken up a ring of Saks Fifth Avenue employees who were allegedly colluding to steal customers' financial information, buy heaps of accessories and flip them on the black market. Their haul, according to the authorities? $400,000 worth of swag.
Attention gladiators: Saks Fifth Avenue is partnering with the hit ABC show Scandal to create Olivia Pope-themed windows (preview here!) at the NYC store, as well as some Scandal-themed online content. It all starts October 2, one day before the show's season premiere. High-powered Washington DC fixer bank account:…
In the first four minutes alone, Fashion Star, which premiered last night on NBC, proved to be an overproduced mess, with cheering, dancing, strobe lights, quick cuts, weird camera angles, throbbing music, pyrotechnics and forced applause. Not to mention shilling Elle McPherson's lingerie, like an infomercial. There…
For many the holidays are about spending time with family and reflecting on the coming new year, but for others they're about elbowing people out of the way so they can buy more stuff. On Monday, the day when rabid bargain hunters took to stores in search of post-holiday sales, the traditionally upscale and even…
With models like Crystal "Vogue Paris" Renn becoming true crossover stars, and agents like Gary Dakin of Ford+ reporting so much demand that he turns work down, it seems like the fashion industry is finally starting to recognize the beauty of bodies that aren't runway-sample-sized. Here are five plus-size models we…
The troubled economy — along with changing style trends — have had a big impact on black hair salons. But is there an upside?
American Apparel is struggling along. But in addition to its other problems, it is facing a "cash crunch." Dov Charney is reluctant to sell to more outside investors, however, because he wants to hold onto his 53% majority stake. [NYPost]
The Hells Angels is suing Alexander McQueen and Saks Fifth Avenue for selling clothing and accessories featuring skulls. Apparently the Hells Angels believe they own skulls? We guess we wouldn't want to be the ones to tell them otherwise. [NYPost]
Turns out famous hairstyle Rod Blagojevich had a shopping habit that was fucking golden. He and his wife Patti spent over $400,000 on clothing over seven years, and they owed more than $90,000 on their credit cards.
Women with $4,000 to spend on a designer dress who wear sizes 10-20: Saks Fifth Avenue will soon deign to accept your cash. In an unexpected move, the retailer will begin stocking plus-sized women's wear from many top designers.
Swimsuits. No matter how you feel about those particular bits of nylon-spandex that cover our bits in the warmer months, it should be known that there are some designers who do not even seem to be trying. Consider yourself warned.
If you've opened a women's magazine recently, then you probably know what's in this season. "Investment" fashion!
Jourdan Dunn's boyfriend of four years — and the father of her 7-week-old son — was just sentenced to three years in prison for dealing cocaine. Weirdly, his name is Jordan. [The Sun]
Lindsay Lohan's debut Ungaro collection was critically panned, and so unpopular that the brand lost its only U.S. retailers besides its own boutique. Now that boutique is calling customers to tell them the store is closing on February 27. [TheAwl]
A French bankruptcy court has backed a plan that will cut 90% of Christian Lacroix's staff, and reduce the 22-year-old house to a licensing operation. [ToL]
Victoria Beckham is out at Armani, and Megan Fox is in. The actress has just been photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for next January's Emporio Armani underwear and Armani Jeans campaigns. [WWD]