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Across the nation, women over age 35 are increasingly rebelling against the suits and head-to-toe dressing of traditional department store labels like Liz Claiborne, Jones New York and the old-guard mall stores like Talbots and AnnTaylor. That's put sales of traditional women's fashions in a rut that has deepened over the past year.
Gift cards are still at the top of everyone's wish list this holiday season, but growth is expected to slow dramatically from last year.
So a week has passed since my first post on the drama surrounding the HD DVD vs. Blu-ray next generation format war. Hundreds of emails, though the pro Blu-ray, anti-Jim emails outnumbered the HD DVD side by better than ten to one. Not sure what message that sends, but maybe I angered the Blu-ray folks more than I satisfied the HD folks.
Some presents just aren't a good idea and are primary candidates for regifting.
So the holidays have arrived. How do you tip the people who clean the house, walk the dog and work the knots out of your back? Here is your guide.
With consumers in a more optimistic mood heading into the holiday season, many will likely spend more this year on holiday tipping.
Love it or hate it, holiday tipping time is here again. Here are the do's and don'ts — no tip required.
Corporate gift giving has never been trickier. Despite this, the value of gifts given to clients is on the rise.
Merely hours after gobbling up Thanksgiving dinner, millions of retail employees will head to work to greet the deal-hungry Black Friday crowds. Once their holiday fullness wears off, restaurants will be ready to pounce.
Many Black Friday shoppers will spend hours plotting their shopping trips. But who are these people, what motivates them to rise before dawn in pursuit of a deal — and have they really never heard of online shopping? NBCNews.com reports.
Three years after the financial crisis, the Grinch still hovers over Wall Street. In the precrisis era, big banks were renowned for their extravagant holiday parties. Goldman Sachs once rented out huge halls for its end-of-year galas, which featured appearances by performers such as Harry Connick Jr. and Bette Midler. NYT reports.
What you need, is that perfect coffee table book that will sweep those “hard-to-buy-for” people off their feet.
At this time of year, gift-giving-etiquette questions abound. You Read this first if you're planning on giving your clients holiday gifts this year, it might save your business' reputation!
If you’ve left your holiday buying until the last minute, see these gift ideas that may save the day.
Not sick of holiday music yet? This will seal the deal. I've compiled a list of the worst songs of the holidays.
The hitless season has retailers stocking less, leaning on classic items rather than new ones and possibly discounting less in the final days before Christmas. And with no Tickle Me Elmo or Zhu Zhu Pets to draw crushing crowds to the toy aisles, most retailers are being careful not to get stuck with unsold toys. The New York Times reports.
This holiday season companies are shying away from traditional pricey holiday gift giving, and sticking to an economical approach.
A friend forwarded me an ad on Craigslist which pitches the services of the greatest holiday must-have ever—a Criticism Deflector.
Retailers are selling another batch of gag gifts this year. Since we're still on the fence about whether these gifts are on the cool side of stupid or the stupid side of cool, we're asking readers to pick.
Although you may have plenty to be thankful for this year, the cost of Thanksgiving dinner may not be one of them, as the cost has increased from 2010.
Yoga apparel has taken off, but until now, there wasn't a push for yoga footwear. Will Deckers' bet pay off?
After years of giving investors the cold shoulder, Amazon.com is starting to warm up to Wall Street.
Daniel So, Strategist at CMB International Securities, says Coach reminds him of the embattled fashion group Esprit and it needs to fend off competition from rivals like Michael Kors carefully.