The idea of opening stores on Thanksgiving Day caught on a few years ago when retailers ran out of early morning hours to open for their Black Friday doorbusters.
Macy’s employees will be filling curbside pickup orders on Thanksgiving Day, even though its stores won’t be open to shoppers.
The department store chain’s decision ...Read more
I haven’t yet seen Ridley Scott’s “House of Gucci,” the juicy-looking based-on-a-true-story tale of murder, scheming and revenge at the Italian fashion house of Gucci. But I’m looking forward to it for many reasons, not least of which is the retro style. The movie’s events take place from the 1970s to the 1990s — not exactly a ...Read more
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Help! My mom is 80, size 2X and very difficult to size a bra for. She is very wide around the chest (I need to measure her) — probably around 48 inches — and her shoulders are narrow and sloped so it’s hard to keep the straps up. She has large breasts but honestly, it’s the band width, not the cup size that’s...Read more
PHILADELPHIA — Like a lot of people, Maddy Liloia was grateful that the worst of COVID-19 is hopefully behind us.
The pandemic had robbed the young Philadelphian of her commencement ceremony when she graduated from Temple University last year. A post-pandemic holiday season would be a relief.
But hold that thought.
Gas prices have shot up, ...Read more
CHICAGO — With his Beanie Babies stuck at sea aboard a flotilla of slow boats from China, Chicago billionaire Ty Warner has taken to the skies to circumvent the ongoing shipping crisis, booking entire cargo planes to get his signature stuffed animals home for the holidays.
If only Buckley the Deer and Lola the Llama could earn air miles.
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I weigh 154 pounds and see a personal trainer twice a week. I watch what I eat and exercise. But I still have a gut. Where am I supposed to wear my pants? Above my stomach almost hiked up to my nipples? Or under my gut? I’ll bet some of your readers remember the Fred Mertz character on the old “I Love Lucy” show ...Read more
Orange juice brand Tropicana has partnered with Dynamic Blending Specialists to develop its own toothpaste without the chemical that makes the popular breakfast beverage sour after brushing.
The limited-edition toothpaste was created for juice lovers to enjoy after brushing their teeth without off-flavors.
According to a recent survey ...Read more
The wry, wonderful fashion commentators Tom & Lorenzo, on their eponymous website, described this look as “space nun,” and I tip my (theoretical at the moment) hat to them because I certainly can’t come up with a better description. It’s Gemma Chan, promoting “Eternals” in London wearing Zuhair Murad Couture, and it is indeed a...Read more
The best deals from Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy and Target
Although Black Friday doesn’t officially start until Nov. 26, retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart have already started rolling out massive discounts. Holiday shoppers who start early will not only save money, but will also avoid possible coronavirus-related ...Read more
DALLAS — Jordan Fjordbak is on a mission to bring inclusive skateboarding fashion to nonskaters in Dallas.
The Oak Cliff, Texas, high school teacher turned back-end app developer has purchased Trademarked Skate Co., a Michigan company started by nonskaters for nonskaters.
Fjordbak, 29, says buying a unique bright yellow jumpsuit from a ...Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. — Black Friday sales are already kicking off, so shoppers likely won’t show up big on the actual mega-consumer day that’s expected to rebound somewhat from last year’s anemic turnout caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
About half of all shoppers, 51%, plan to shop on Black Friday, which is Nov. 26 this year, up from 41% ...Read more
How beautiful is this garment? Actor Kumail Nanjiani, for the Los Angeles premiere of “Eternals” (in which he makes his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut) on Oct. 18, chose to pay tribute to his roots in a traditional Pakistani sherwani, from Pakistan-based designer Umar Sayeed. Nanjiani, who came to the U.S. in his teens, is known for his ...Read more
Beaches Resorts is looking for the next big TikTok “grandfluencer” — a grandparent influencer. Do you know a certain funky grandparent that has what it takes to go viral? You could score a free vacation.
Family members or loved ones can enter the all-inclusive resort’s GrandEscapes sweepstakes by posting TikTok videos of their ...Read more
Thanksgiving is this month, which means it's time to start getting ready for Christmas.
Advent is the four-week period leading up to Christmas. This year, it takes place from Sunday, Nov. 28 through Friday, Dec. 24.
The tradition of Advent calendars began in the 1800s, according to homeandleisure/fashiondaily/fashiondailynews/s-2589300">Read more
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I am making my first live, in-person — not virtual — presentation for work and I’m clueless about what to wear. The only time I’ve talked to work groups at all has been on Zoom and everyone was dressed casually — no ties or jackets for any of the men, even the boss. Any suggestions on what I should wear in ...Read more
OK — this, my friends, is how you dress for a photo call. Here we have Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, promoting “Dune” on a London hotel balcony earlier this month (props to the very exuberant potted flowers and the cameo appearance by the London Eye). Both are wearing British designers — he’s in Stella McCartney, she’s wearing ...Read more
BALTIMORE — It has taken the art world 97 years to catch up with Baltimore’s Betty Cooke.
Now in her eighth decade as a jewelry designer, Cooke is being honored with a retrospective exhibit at the Walters Art Museum, the first solo show of her career. “Betty Cooke: The Circle & the Line” includes more than 160 pieces of jewelry — ...Read more
Who knew there’s halal makeup? And heck yeah, there’s sunscreen for dark skin. Entrepreneurs have blossomed with ideas inside the beauty business.
Serious beauty shoppers know where to find what they want, but there’s a new place for discovery now.
JCPenney Beauty debuted earlier this month on jcp.com and in 10 malls.
JCPenney ...Read more
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Can you help translate hair dryer terminology? Ceramic, ionic, tourmaline — what is the best type to get? I don’t want a huge clunker that I have to hold 2 feet away from my head because of the long nozzle or a “supersonic” model for $400. Any advice or recommendations?
Dear Marie: For most of us, ...Read more
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