Shopping

Will Minnesotans ‘revenge shop’ to get back at COVID?

Tamara Waterston, the Minneapolis style influencer behind the blog “Champagne + Macaroons,” calls in-person shopping “a form of therapy.” As a mother of young kids, Waterston considered a solo trip to Target a favorite form of pre-pandemic relaxation. She also loved showing off the area’s unique, independent shops to out-of-town guests.

But all that has been on hold for the past year. “I hugely miss it,” she said. “I miss seeing people’s smiles. I miss talking to strangers.”

Retailers hope others with a similar mind-set will soon engage in what some call “revenge shopping.” That those who curbed their discretionary

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Fashion Forward Looks for the 2021 Race Season

The races are back! So why not dress to impress with a stunning outfit from one of a variety of upscale boutiques in Pennsylvania and Delaware—all perfect for spring?

Photographer: Jim Graham, jimgrahamphotography.com.

Assistants: Karen Gowen, Andreas Benjamin Jr.


Diddle stretch linen maxi dress in navy rainbow ($348) from Wilmington Country Store.
Kate Spade tweed dress ($558) and Jill Jacobson NY cuff bracelet ($650) from Lady M Boutique. Troupe tote Coach bag ($850).

Kate Spade floral organza dress ($650). Jill Jacobson NY ring ($200), three-strand necklace ($375) and four-strand bracelet ($35 per strand); all from Lady M Boutique.

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Pawn shop switches service style

At the very beginning of March 2020, when there were relatively few cases of coronavirus in the Granite State, Roger Weinreich, president of Good Fortune Jewelry & Pawn in Keene, caught the virus. That, coupled with his conversations with business contacts in Asia, prompted Weinreich to shut down his shop even before the governor issued a stay-at-home order. Weinreich hoped he could lead by example and help the U.S. get ahead of the pandemic. 

“We optimistically thought, ‘let’s shut down for 60 days,’” Weinreich said. 

He urged others in his region and his industry to do the same, but it

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Liverpool’s New Eco Collection Celebrates Earth Month in Style

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Fact: It’s important to stop and think about the environmental impact that our everyday decisions have, and if there are ways we can alter our habits to be more eco-friendly. Even the smallest changes can make a difference, and we only have one planet! As consumers, we’re paying more attention to brands who have committed to low-impact production methods that leave a smaller carbon footprint. The steps that the team at Liverpool Los Angeles have

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How Princess Polly Stormed The U.S. Teen Market With TikTok Try-On Hauls

Finally, some good news about a Royal Marriage. They may be from different walks of life, but the union between Princess Polly—the Gold Coast, Australia-based fast-fashion retailer, hugely popular with Gen Z females—and social media obsession TikTok, looks like a fairy tale romance.

And that’s even without an Oprah two-hour special to its name.

In less than two years, Princess Polly has become a U.S. online

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The rumors are true: Your skinny jeans are out of style, Long Islanders say

I want everyone to know, the skinny jean is dead,” announced Barbara Lubel co-owner Ruby & Jenna boutiques at a staff meeting a few weeks ago. And she’s far from the only one declaring the death of a long-lived, beloved silhouette.

Gen Z is seriously (like they “can’t even”) over the style opting instead for the return of flares, bells bottoms, wide-legs, stovepipes and the once-scorned, high-waisted “mom jean.”

So says Kate Farkouh, 14, a freshman at Manhasset High School who ditched all her skinny jeans months ago. “The new trend is to make fun of skinnies.

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