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Barbara Thau

Retail & Consumer Reporter, AOL DailyFinance


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  • Jason Wu

    Expect to see billowy silhouettes, ethnic prints, '40s and '70s looks, longer hemlines and utilitarian-style outerwear when you shop for clothes this fall. That was the word from merchants ranging from mid-range department store Macy’s to tony Saks Fifth Avenue and online marketplace eBay, summing up the key themes that emerged during Fashion Week earlier this month.

  • J.C. Penney's People Style watch displays

    Retailers such as JCPenney, Target and Walgreens are partnering with magazines like Glamour, PeopleStyleWatch and Modern Bride to leverage their fashion authority to help sell everything from tops to bridal gowns to lipstick.

  • Consumers, Do You Know How Powerful You Are? Thursday, 13 Jan 2011 | 1:32 PM ET

    Power to the people. The rapid rise of social networks and mobile commerce has put consumers in the driver’s seat when it comes to their retail purchases like never before.