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This Legislation Could Force Stores to Take Your Cash
by By KAREN ZRAICK
20 Feb 2019 at 6:27am
The bills come amid a trend toward ?cash-free? stores, which supporters say are more convenient. Critics counter that they discriminate against the poor.
Finding Clothes, and Identity, Outside Men?s and Women?s Wear
by By MAYA SALAM
19 Feb 2019 at 1:19pm
More clothing companies are trying to meet the demands of a changing cliental, offering gender-bending, gender-fluid and gender-neutral items.
Toys ?R? Us Tries to Rise From the Ashes. Wary Partners Try Not to Get Burned.
by By TIFFANY HSU
15 Feb 2019 at 9:08am
The company?s liquidation last year left many people in the toy industry bitter. Now, an attempted comeback is being met with skepticism.
Tempted by Holiday Car Sales? Be Ready for Higher Prices
by By ANN CARRNS
15 Feb 2019 at 8:52am
Part of the increase in cost is the result of the ?trickle-down? of luxury features, one car expert says. Safety features are also adding to the price.
The New Minimalism: How to Marie Kondo Your Wardrobe
by By HAYLEY PHELAN
13 Feb 2019 at 12:09pm
These three labels are rethinking the traditional retail model, with tightly edited collections that cater to a thoughtful new customer.
Art Is Fashion Is Art Again
by By JON CARAMANICA
13 Feb 2019 at 10:37am
Studio art and product design live side by side at Token, a local hangout of sorts on Canal Street.
Legendary New York Department Stores
12 Feb 2019 at 9:51am
On the occasion of the closing of the flagship Lord & Taylor in Manhattan, a reader shares memories of shopping in the 1960s.
Toys ?R? Us Plans a United States Comeback
by By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
11 Feb 2019 at 2:52pm
A company that owns the old retailer?s brands is aiming to re-emerge with new stores and e-commerce by the holiday season.
Lampert?s Deal for Sears Is Approved, but Judge Scolds Him in the Process
by By MICHAEL CORKERY
7 Feb 2019 at 4:27pm
In approving the sale of Sears to Edward S. Lampert, a federal bankruptcy judge said the billionaire should avoid becoming a ?cartoon character.?
9 Reasons to Not Hate February
by By NATALIE MATTHEWS BUTCHER
6 Feb 2019 at 12:58pm
Electronically heated puffers, pre-layered sweaters, supersize scarves and more to make winter dressing jollier.