Shopping and Retail

September 6, 2017

Critical Shopper: Raf Simons Knows What America Needs

Critical Shopper By KATHERINE BERNARD The three floors of the newly renovated Calvin Klein store on Madison Avenue are painted yellow, the kind of color saturation […]
August 30, 2017

Agent Provocateur Founder Unveils a New Lingerie Label

LONDON — Serena Rees, a founder of Agent Provocateur, who earned herself a fortune in the 1990s by making kinky lingerie a wardrobe staple, sat on […]
July 26, 2017

An Ode to Shopping Malls

One day in 2015, Dan Bell left his home in Baltimore and drove into the suburbs to visit the Owings Mills Mall. It was a trip […]
July 15, 2017

Saying Farewell to a Store That Changed Shopping

When news broke last week that Colette, the pacesetting Parisian concept store that started numerous designers’ careers and helped change the face of retail, would close […]
July 4, 2017

Ramdane Touhami’s New French Empire

PARIS — A large beauty emporium was scheduled to open here on Wednesday in the former foundry where Auguste Rodin’s “The Thinker” was cast. It is […]
June 27, 2017

Critical Shopper: Shopping Without Instagram: It’s Full of Surprises

Critical Shopper By KATHERINE BERNARD Juoksentelisinkohan is a Finnish word that, when punctuated with a question mark, translates to “I wonder if I should run around […]
June 6, 2017

What if Your Environmentally Correct Shoes Were Also Cute?

While waiting to board a flight from Los Angeles to San Francisco, Dr. Karli Cleary was approached by two 20-something women. They wanted to know, needed […]
May 31, 2017

Bleecker Street’s Swerve From Luxe Shops to Vacant Stores

Someday urban planners and retail executives may want to debrief Robert Sietsema. As someone who has lived at the corner of Bleecker and Perry Streets for […]
May 10, 2017

LVMH and the Next Big Digital Shopping Experience

PARIS — Ian Rogers, chief digital officer of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, sat in his sunlit office on Avenue Montaigne last month, alongside a large […]
April 13, 2017

Scouting Report: A Plus-Size Pop-Up on Fifth Avenue and Other Shopping Events

Openings and Events On Thursday, Stacia Canon, remembered from Dernier Cri, her shop in the meatpacking district, will open Canon NYC, a specialty boutique filled with […]