Midwest Macy’s Ditches Paper for Plastic

What: Macy’s is going plastic. Their stores located in the midwest (Macy’s North), will use plastic shopping bags in all departments except, of course, the departments that carry designer fashions. While this is nothing new for Macy’s shoppers on the West and East coasts, this is a major departure for shoppers in the midwest, who […]

Softsoap Nutra-Oil Moisturizing Body Wash

What: Softsoap Nutra-Oil Moisturizing Body Wash Price: $3.99 for 18 fl oz. My Opinion: This great smelling body wash really does leave your skin feeling silky smooth. It’s formula combines extracts of nutrient-rich oils like Almond and Avocado with a lipid complex, which behaves like a Ceramide, which sounds like a cough medicine, but is […]

Yea or Nay: Turbans?

Credit: Marcio Madeira/Style.com Turbans used to be the fashion domain of old school divas like Eartha Kitt and Leotyne Price. However, we’ve seen quite a few D.I.Ts (Diva’s in Training) rocking the cover head look this summer and models walked down the runway during Prada’s Spring/Summer Fashion show in turbans that cost more than your […]

John Frieda Collection Frizz-Ease Hair Serum with Thermal Protection, $9

What: Sabina reviews yet another serum that promises to turn frizzy fuzzy hair into silk The Low Down: Having battled humidity induced frizz for as long as I can remember, I can’t help being skeptical of all the new “miracle” products that keep popping up. While this new serum by John Frieda isn’t some magical […]

Zara says No to Celebrity Lines

.. well at least for now. What: In a recent Reuters article,  designers and executives from Zara as well fashion industry analysts, discussed how the Spain- based fashion high/low retail store has been able to maintain their success without a celebrity front. What the fashion heads say: From Reuters: “Some analysts applaud the formula: Luca […]

June Retail Sales Take a Nose Dive

What: In June, consumer spending dropped 0.9% , the biggest drop since August 2005. What the experts say: USATODAY: “The drop was much bigger than the flat reading that economists had been expecting. It raised new worries about consumer spending, which is closely watched because it accounts for two-thirds of total economic activity.” What I […]

American Idol Produces a Fashion Line

What: American Idol and Lyric Jeans partner on a clothing line influenced by the songs and characters, er I mean, singers/contestants on the show. Prices of the items in the collection will ranges from $10-$40 and initially will only be in junior and girl sizes in select mid range department and mass market stores (think […]