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  1. The 18 Best Gifts This Year, According to Exceptional Gift GiversGift-giving savants share their failsafes.
  2. The Best Gifts for College Students Under $65These are the gifts they actually might want.
  3. 12 Ways to Spend Your Excess Venmo BalanceThe phrase may be played out, but there’s simply no other way to put it: treat yourself.
  4. 18 Retro Gifts That Beat the ‘Latest’ AnythingThe best gifting strategy is nostalgia.
  5. retail
    The Strategist’s Holiday Pop-Up Shop Is Open for BusinessLocated at 347 West Broadway in Soho, the store is open from 11/8 to 12/30, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.
  6. facial recognition
    Smile! The Secretive Business of Facial-Recognition Software in Retail StoresMadison Square Garden, and Kennedy International Airport both use facial-recognition software to identify their customers. Who else does?
  7. business
    Are Other People’s Credit-Card Rewards Costing You Money?Amazon, Target, and other retailers are going to war against the high-end cards they argue are driving up prices for everyone.
  8. business
    It Was Sears’s Time to GoThe retailer completed the circle of corporate life: it made lots of money for a long time, then competitors with different skills took its place.
  9. art
    Will the Retail Apocalypse Be Good for the Arts?When a Chase Bank becomes a nonprofit.
  10. retail
    Former J. Crew Chief Has a Theory About Sagging Sales“Clothes are just not that important as they were,” Drexler said.
  11. style
    Nordstrom’s New Line of Stores Won’t Stock ClothesThey will, however, offer personal stylists, manicures, and a fully stocked bar.
  12. ch-ch-ch-changes
    J.Crew Loses Another Top ExecutiveChief design officer Somsack Sikhounmuong is leaving J.Crew after 16 years.
  13. nostalgia
    You Can Soon Revisit Your Tween Years at Limited Too’s Mobile Pop-up ShopIt’s coming to New York this August.
  14. The Strange State of New York’s Street-Level Retail StorefrontsThey’re experiencing a combination of withering and supersizing that could have a powerful effect on a city that has always been shaped by shopping.
  15. ch-ch-ch-changes
    J.Crew Is Closing About 20 Stores, Scaling Back CatalogsThere’ll be a little less of the Style Guide to flip through.
  16. Style.com Is Shutting Down After Only 9 MonthsConsumers will be redirected to Farfetch, Condé’s new online retail partner.
  17. ch-ch-ch-changes
    Steven Alan Is Revamping His BusinessThe retailer is focusing on his own line.
  18. money talks
    Bloomingdale’s Workers Might Go on Strike Come May 1They’re rallying today at the NYC flagship for better health care and wages.
  19. politics
    Sales of Ivanka Trump’s Clothing Line Increased in 2016Adding fuel to the theory that any press is good press.
  20. retail
    The Starbucks Barista Who Wants You to Know There Is No Secret Menu“It’s stuff that random-ass people made up online, and then people will come in and expect us to know what it is, and we have no idea.”
  21. retail
    The Department-Store Worker Who Laughs at the Prices on ClothesA Macy’s shipping and receiving staffer on doing physical labor, why stealing from work isn’t worth it, and not wanting a promotion.
  22. instant gratification
    Is See-Now-Buy-Now Just a Trend, or the Future of Fashion?Industry insiders weigh in.
  23. unlikely pairings
    Indie-Favorite ModCloth Is Reportedly Coming Under the Wing of WalmartSmall-batch meets big-box.
  24. exit music
    Aughts Prom Favorite BCBG Is Closing Stores and RestructuringThe decline and fall of the American mall continues apace.
  25. A Little Good News: Three Lives & Co. Bookstore Will Stay PutThree Lives & Co. signs a lease it can live with.
  26. the keyholders will rise
    Zara Workers Are Forming a Union in New York City[Raises fist.]
  27. Whatever You’ve Heard, Independent Retail in New York Is ThrivingMom-and-pop stores endure and even proliferate, like pines on a rocky mountaintop.
  28. retail
    Kate Spade’s ‘Muses’ Would Like to Sell You a Monogrammed SatchelSales associates sell things; muses sell lifestyles.
  29. stuck in the middle with you
    How Gap Fell Victim to the New Polarized Fashion EnvironmentThe middle is falling out of retail.
  30. closing time
    Gap Is Closing One-Fourth of Its Stores in North AmericaThe great retail bloodletting continues.
  31. Walmart Agrees to Stop Freezing Its EmployeesOne small step for Walmart employees, one giant leap for the always-cold.
  32. lonesome dov
    5 American Apparel Employees on Dov Charney’s Ousting“Whenever he comes to New York everyone is super-scared, because he’ll just stay stuff that’s like, ‘Whoa.’”
  33. good riddance
    Dov Charney’s Decade of DoucheryAmerican Apparel finally gave him the boot. 
  34. unconventional mannequins
    Stores Use Weird Mannequins to Sell Clothes They have two left hands and wrinkles.
  35. retail
    Why Abercrombie Is Losing Its ShirtNobody knew teenagers like the retailer and its eccentric leader, Mike Jeffries. But taste can be so fickle.  
  36. The 5 Biggest Myths About Shopping on Black FridayThe deal-seeker’s paradise isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
  37. People Are Up to Some Gross Business in Dressing RoomsAs you might have suspected, but hoped to never think about.
  38. First Look: Dries Van Noten Will Finally Be Sold OnlineA Barneys exclusive, which bodes well for luxury online.
  39. go team
    The Woman Who Got Female NFL Fans Into FashionMeet the VP of “Consumer Products” for the National Football League.
  40. sheer pants
    Lululemon’s Sheer Pants Not Available for Purchase, at AllThey’re not really a big deal, either.
  41. Balenciaga Is Back in Retail, With a Soho SpaceA seasonal store, no less.
  42. holidaze
    Gifts to Buy for Five Impossible-to-Shop-For PersonalitiesForty perfect presents from eight of New York’s best indie stores.
  43. retail therapy
    How eBay Became a Fast-Fashion GraveyardIn which the collaboration-reselling bubble has burst.
  44. cheap threads
    The Internet’s First (Real) Fashion LabelAt Everlane, an argument against high quality coming at a high price.
  45. you get a car
    Do People Still Buy Oprah’s Favorite Things?HARPO’s president and fashion brands parse through this week’s OWN special with the Cut.
  46. hurricane sandy
    The Only Clothing Store That’s Open in SohoWhere tourists are buying jeans with the aid of flashlights. 
  47. New Yorkers Aren’t Stress-Shopping Online This WeekBut here’s what Hurricane Sandy means for holiday retail.
  48. breakthroughs
    Saudi Women Are Finally Allowed to Sell Bras to One AnotherBelieve it or not, this is quite a breakthrough.
  49. quotables
    ‘An Unpopped Collar Is Like an Unloved Woman: a Tragedy’Thanks, New York Times.
  50. it's a confusing thing
    Why Would JCPenney Want to Snatch Martha Stewart From Macy’s?JCPenney’s just-announced 17 percent, $38.5 million stake in Martha’s brand has the retail industry wondering how the deal is supposed to help reinvent the store.
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