Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Are preppy clothes back in style?
A while ago I walked into Target and the first thing I saw was this giant display of ultra preppy clothes and accessories from a brand that I was unfamiliar with, Rowing Blazers. I’m talking green and blue wide-striped blazers with gold buttons. Plaids, repp-stripe ...Read more
SEATTLE — Danielle Kuhlmann grew up with cherished memories of shopping at the Nordstrom flagship store in downtown Seattle.
When she was in high school, Kuhlmann and her friends would visit the store, leave their backpacks with the concierge, then head to the makeup counters for consultations and to get their makeup done before school dances...Read more
DALLAS — Carhartt, a Michigan-based workwear brand, has opened a store in Fort Worth, Texas, the home of one of its chief rival brands, Williamson-Dickie.
Both heritage brands — Dickies founded in 1922 and Carhartt in 1889 — have experienced fame outside of their original purpose to clothe farm, factory and mining workers.
Somewhere ...Read more
Babies R Us but they’re also getting accustomed to the finer things in life — that is if Dior has a say in the matter.
The luxury French fashion giant has relaunched its Baby Dior brand with a buzzy new skin care line designed for infants.
With containers bottled in baby-friendly colors such as pastel shades of green, purple and pink, the ...Read more
Gianna Kordatzky hates the thought of well-intentioned gifts gathering dust in the days and months after Christmas morning.
As the mother of four with two dogs and a 1½-story New Brighton, Minnesota, house with limited storage space, she's honed her giving strategy when it comes to her teenagers.
Kordatzky, co-owner of the Family Fun Twin ...Read more
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I’m starting to see denim being used for more dressy clothing than just jeans, as in a knife-pleated longish skirt that’s clearly meant for office or upscale casual wear.
But is it OK to wear denim to a formal event? Does it show disrespect for the occasion to wear a dress or jacket made from ...Read more
I was drawn to a photo, of Coco Rocha and Christian Siriano at the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York City earlier this month, because it's unusual to see an outfit and its creator together on the red carpet.
This dramatic ensemble seems like it belongs in a pink-and-black version of the Ascot Gavotte in "My Fair Lady," with a hat that...Read more
MINNEAPOLIS -- After disappearing from malls and shopping centers over the last few years, Toys 'R' Us is opening a new store at the Mall of America just in time for the holiday shopping season.
Six years after the iconic toy chain first filed for bankruptcy in 2017 and began shuttering its stores, Toys 'R' Us parent company WHP Global ...Read more
TAMPA, Fla. -- Business has started picking up for Betty’s Shop after the worst summer owner Liz Calver can recall in a decade.
“It was a lot quieter. Even just the foot traffic on the streets and the car traffic on the roads, on Gulf Boulevard, was less than half of what it should have been,” Calver said about business ...Read more
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I bought a vintage Pendleton shawl collar maroon and navy button-up sweater on eBay. I am a big fan of Pendleton sweaters and vintage clothing in general. I have happily worn the oversize sweater and received compliments on it from male and female friends.
But when I put it on this weekend there ...Read more
Radio Flyer is banking on bricks-and-mortar in Schaumburg, Illinois, where the little red wagon maker is opening the first retail location in its 106-year history.
Radio Flyer will sell stroller wagons, tricycles, scooters, go-karts and bikes from the 15,000-square-foot location on the first floor of Woodfield Mall, which was set to open Friday...Read more
Sometimes a gown is just a gown, and sometimes it tells a story.
Rachel Zegler, star of “The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes,” wore this black-and-red Alexander McQueen gown on the red carpet for the European premiere of the film in Berlin earlier this month. It’s a pretty sharp dress by itself — but it also ...Read more
FORT WORTH, Texas -- It’s deep into the college football season and Fort Worth entrepreneur Lindsey Dixon is in high demand.
She’s all too eager to rifle through her customers’ bins stored in back closets and garages for vintage gold for her business, homeandleisure/fashiondaily/fashiondailynews/s-2961691">Read more
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: My husband, while intelligent and successful, is the most disorganized person I know. His brother, equally disorganized, and at the suggestion of his wife, now carries a "murse" -- a purse for men.
On a recent trip to Ireland, every single day my husband struggled finding his reading ...Read more
For sure holiday shopping has been pulled into October and even July if you listen to diehard Amazon Prime Day shoppers. But with about seven weeks until Christmas, don’t sweat it.
There’s still plenty of time to shop early. Does it pay to shop early? Will you save money if you do?
Some people study deals year-round and we talked to two of...Read more
I wish we had a better shot of the gloriously hatted cast of "The Gilded Age," but one must play the hand one is dealt. Anyway, Julian Fellowes' curiously uneventful but beautifully costumed Max limited series is back for its second season, and it begins its first episode quite deliciously with a montage of Easter hats emerging from ...Read more
It’s been two years in the making, but Irving, Texas-based arts and crafts retailer Michaels has officially launched its marketplace for makers.
MakerPlace by Michaels competes directly with ...Read more
Dear Answer Angel Ellen: Hoping you can help me with “hairdresser speak.” It seems I don’t speak the language, and I feel it is impeding what I get in a haircut. How do I approach a haircutter to say what I want? My hair is a weather vane — it flops when there is low humidity, and goes all wavy when it rains and ...Read more
CHICAGO -- Luxury retailer Hermès reopens its Oak Street store Friday, a sign that corridors devoted to upscale customers are surging even though some retail districts, including Chicago's nearby Magnificent Mile, are still grappling with competition from online sellers and the loss of top retailers.
Hermès spent more than a ...Read more
What makes a good first date? It’s a question as old as dating, and answering it has left plenty of men and women stressed. Recently, a list of unacceptable first date spots rocketed around the internet and social media users are sharply divided over it.
The list is heavy on chain restaurants, with perennial favorites Cheesecake Factory, ...Read more
- The holiday gift puzzle: Who should get a gift, and what should it be?
- Nordstrom's Seattle flagship store stands the test of time, city issues
- Answer Angel: Is preppy back in style?
- Dior relaunches Baby Dior brand with skin care line for infants, including $230 ‘scented water’
- Workwear brand Carhartt is opening stores in Dickies country