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Sugarloaf Means Unique Holiday Shopping

By Doug Rule | Friday Dec 13, 2013
This weekend at the Dulles Expo Center in Virginia, more than 300 artisans from around the country sell their wares at a holiday edition of the juried Sugarloaf Crafts Festival.

Black Friday Carnage: Officer Suffers Broken Wrist

Friday Nov 29, 2013
The holiday shopping season kicked off much earlier this year, as several retailers opened their stores on Thanksgiving Day. Many shoppers didn’t like that, but went out anyway. The sales continued through Friday. Things were mostly calm, though there wer

Gift Guide 2013: There’s No Business Like LGBT Business!

By Matthew Wexler | Friday Nov 29, 2013
Trying to decide where to spend your hard-earned dollars this holiday season? How about supporting LGBT entrepreneurs as they paint the world a rainbow of fabulousness?

No Need to Wrap: Some Gifts Head Straight for Home

By Samantha Critchell | Friday Nov 29, 2013
Getting up early on Black Friday? Doing your part on Small Business Saturday and CyberMonday, too? It’s all in the name of gift-giving - or at least the guise of it. It seems a lot of consumers are treating themselves to a new little something.

NY Stores Trim Their Windows as Gifts to the City

By Samantha Critchell | Saturday Nov 23, 2013
Forget window shopping, some of Manhattan’s biggest and most storied retailers say their elaborate seasonal window displays are a gift to passers-by.

Wal-Mart Kicks Off Holiday Shopping Season

By Anne D’Innocenzio | Monday Nov 4, 2013
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is upping the ante on holiday shopping. The world’s largest retailer is pulling forward by nearly a month seven big deals on items that were originally reserved for the day after Thanksgiving and so-called Cyber Monday.

Barneys Case Stirs Talk of "Shopping While Black"

By Jesse Washington | Thursday Oct 31, 2013
according to shoppers interviewed this week, many people don’t recognize how prevalent retail discrimination is, and how the consistent stream of small insults adds up to a large problem.

Bargain Fever

By Daniel Scheffler | Thursday Oct 17, 2013
Interesting, as well as hold-your-tummy funny, this book scans the world’s addiction to the best deal possible.

International Fashion Retailers Commit to Go Fur Free

Saturday Dec 22, 2012
The Fur Free Retailer Program is an international effort to give consumers accurate information about a retailer’s fur policy, allowing consumers to make an informed choice when shopping. The program aims to further the spirit of ethical consumerism.

Celebrity Brands Push Through Holiday Rush

By ANNE D’INNOCENZIO | Saturday Dec 8, 2012
Certain celebrities likely won’t be making guest appearances in the aisles of your favorite department stores. But clothes, shoes and even ties that bear their names will.