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The Emperor of All Maladies? New Clothes
by By Susan Gubar
22 Aug 2019 at 2:00am
A physical and psychological trial, cancer also poses the ongoing challenge of finding apparel for bodies altered by treatment.
The Collective Memory of American Shoppers
by By Kelsey Lawrence
21 Aug 2019 at 2:00am
On Facebook and Reddit, retail-focused groups remember the heyday of malls and share stories of shuttered department stores.
Welcome to the Promoconomy
by By Jill Krasny
20 Aug 2019 at 2:00am
In the competitive online marketplace, coupon codes and loyalty programs are ubiquitous. But at what cost?
The New Spiritual Consumerism
by By Amanda Hess
19 Aug 2019 at 2:47am
On shows like ?Queer Eye,? makeovers, shopping and redecorating are presented as deeply meaningful ? even political.
In Pittsburgh, a Bookstore Where ?Freewheeling Curiosity? Reigns
by By Mark Oppenheimer
18 Aug 2019 at 2:00am
At a shop that at times functioned as a sanctuary after the Tree of Life shooting, the owner sees his job as ?a moral obligation.?
The Pain of Losing a Local Record Store
by By David Sax
17 Aug 2019 at 12:01pm
Saying goodbye to a beloved brick and mortar business hurts.
H.D.R. Is Coming to a TV Near You. Here?s Why You Should Care.
by By Eric Ravenscraft
16 Aug 2019 at 2:30pm
If you?re shopping for a new TV, a new acronym should be on your radar: H.D.R., or High Dynamic Range. Soon it?ll be everywhere, but here?s why it?s worth a look now.
Alibaba?s Strong Results Suggest Chinese Consumers Are Still Spending
by By Sui-Lee Wee and Raymond Zhong
15 Aug 2019 at 7:44am
Though growth has slowed, the e-commerce giant?s results signal that the country?s consumers still feel comfortable enough to open their wallets.
In Delaying Tariffs, Trump Faces Up to Economic Reality
by By Jim Tankersley
14 Aug 2019 at 12:15pm
President Trump insists China is paying the full cost of his tariffs. But his decision to push some of them off until December is an admission of their impact on American consumers.
Alla Verber, Who Gave Russia a Taste for Luxury, Dies at 61
by By Elizabeth Paton
14 Aug 2019 at 9:44am
In the wake of the dowdy Soviet era, she was called the most powerful woman in Russian fashion, ushering in Western brands and modernizing top department stores.