(Sierra Tierra)

Doctors Warn: Squatting In Skinny Jeans May Lead To Nerve Damage

If you’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that there was something not quite right about the trend of encasing your lower half in skintight denim, that feeling might be justified: Researchers say squatting while wearing skinny jeans can cause not only temporary discomfort, but nerve damage as well. [More]

(Christine)

Consumers Love Designer Brands, Hate Products Splattered With Logos

The luxury goods industry has a problem: its customers now prefer subtlety. That means that bags that serve as walking billboards yet cost thousands of dollars just don’t sell like they used to. The global rich are now more interested in subtlety and craftsmanship, or they’re tired of feeling like they’re showing off. Maybe both. [More]

This is a regular Michael Kors store, where outlet items would never have been sold. (Mike Mozart)

Michael Kors Settles Class Action Over Imaginary Outlet Prices

Outlet shoppers know the drill: items are marked with a “Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price,” and then an outlet price. What does that mean when you’re shopping at the Michael Kors outlet, and the merchandise is all made for the outlet? That makes the suggested price meaningless, and is exactly what a recent class action suit against the fashion company alleged. The suit has been settled, and the fashion company has agreed to pay consumers a total of $4.88 million to make up for years of imaginary price tags. [More]

Jones New York Will Close Stores, End Wholesale Business

Jones New York Will Close Stores, End Wholesale Business

This week hasn’t exactly brought good news for women’s fashion. Kate Spade announced yesterday that it would shutter its Kate Spade Saturday and Jack Spade stores, and today, Jones New York announced it would close stores and discontinue its wholesale business. [More]

(Kathy Froilan)

Sales Of Jeans Are Down 6%, Everybody Panic

The impending demise of jeans is currently big news. Is it really news, though? Are Americans really eschewing indigo-colored cotton, moving on to elastic-waisted options like leggings and yoga pants? Current trends and the preferences of teens indicate that the next few years might be tough ones for companies in the blue-jeans biz. [More]

Nordstrom Catalog Acknowledges That People With Disabilities Like Fashion Too

An image from the newest Nordstrom catalog.

Much in the way that not everyone is a size 0 or built like a Greek god, not everyone who wants to dress in nice clothes has the use of all of their limbs. Then there are all the people with disabilities that aren’t immediately evident, but which nonetheless have a huge impact on their lives. These folks represent billions of dollars in buying power, but often go overlooked in fashion advertising, though not in the pages of Nordstrom catalogs. [More]

Watch Fashionistas Rave About Hot Designers Like Joe Isuzu, Meadowlark Lemon & George Costanza

Sure, people have been making videos outing fashion, food, wine, movie, and music snobs for years by getting them to rave about some completely made up person, product, or place… but it really never gets old. [More]

(photographynatalia)

How Retailers Can Turn Your Complaints Into Clothing You’ll Actually Buy

Usually when I’m caught commenting to a friend that “that shirt looks like my baby nephew threw up on it and then tossed glitter on it” by a store associate, I cringe. Because they work for that company and I just said something awful. But at some retailers, like Zara, sales associates actually take that kind of feedback to the powers that be so they can make clothing customers will want to buy. Fancy that. [More]

Flowbee Like A Pro

Flowbee Like A Pro

I’ve always been intrigued by the Flowbee, the hair cutting vacuum attachment heavily promoted on late 80’s late night infomercials, but I was never quite sure how it worked. Now a new, edited for maximum comedic impact, version of the original instructional video has surfaced and all my questions have been answered. [More]

Saggy Pants Fines Bring City $3,916.49

Saggy Pants Fines Bring City $3,916.49

Albany, Georgia is raking in the dough by fining people who violate the city’s saggy pants ban. [More]

Fashion's Night Out: Dolce & Gabbana Made Kids Buy $35 Lipgloss To Get Bieber Autograph.

Fashion's Night Out: Dolce & Gabbana Made Kids Buy $35 Lipgloss To Get Bieber Autograph.

Shoppers have figured out that Fashion’s Night Out in New York is a great time to scoop up freebies, like tshirts, prizes and free champagne. But in a recessionary move, this year retailers are making attendees pay a price if they wanted the privilege of attending their promotions and getting celebrity autographs. At Dolce & Gabbana, kids were told that they could buy a $35 tube of lipgloss to get Justin Bieber’s autograph, but then he only popped down the stairs to sing one cover song. Then he sped back upstairs without signing anything. [More]

JCPenney Removes "Too Pretty To Do Homework" Sweatshirt

JCPenney Removes "Too Pretty To Do Homework" Sweatshirt

After a jcpenney sweatshirt that said, “I’m too pretty to do my homework so my brother has to do it for me,” caused an uproar among bloggers, the retailer has removed the garment from their website and issued an apology. [More]

JCPenney Sweatshirt Says "I'm Too Pretty To Do Homework"

JCPenney Sweatshirt Says "I'm Too Pretty To Do Homework"

JCPenney is selling this hot pile of a sweatshirt that says, “I’m too pretty to do my homework so my brother has to do it for me.” UPDATE: The shirt has now been removed from their website. [More]

Bikes To Cars: Thank You For Seeing Me!

Bikes To Cars: Thank You For Seeing Me!

Thank you, car driver, for seeing me on my bicycle and not hitting me! That’s the message an LA-based Kickstarter campaign aims to get out through a series of tshirts, stickers, and car decals. [More]

Guy Arrested For Saggy Pants Plans To Sue US Airways

Guy Arrested For Saggy Pants Plans To Sue US Airways

Yesterday, all charges were dropped against a University of New Mexico football player who was thrown off a plane and arrested by a US Airways pilot last month for wearing pj’s that sagged off his posterior. Today his attorney says that Deshon plans on suing US Airways over how he was treated. [More]

US Airways Pilot Arrests Passenger For Having Baggy Pants

US Airways Pilot Arrests Passenger For Having Baggy Pants

An entire US Airways flight was evacuated and the pilot placed a passenger under citizen’s arrest after he refused to pull up his baggy pants, reports NBC Bay Area. [More]

8 Year Old Snow Boots Crack, Columbia Replaces

8 Year Old Snow Boots Crack, Columbia Replaces

Most companies don’t even seem to care about you 8 weeks after you buy something from them, so Gabe and his mom were pleasantly surprised when Columbia agreed to replace a pair of cracked snow boots that were 8 years old. [More]

Pack A Suit Coat Without Wrinkles

Pack A Suit Coat Without Wrinkles

Here’s how to perform that heretofore impossible trick of packing a suit coat without a garment bag or putting up with wrinkles. This soundless video shows how you turn the coat inside out and perform the necessary suit origami so you can pack light and not look like a schlump. Just pay more attention to the moves than to the actor’s shirt. [More]