Episode 171: Drexler Leaves J.Crew, Self Care Spending, Main Street Shopping   Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! The big story this week:  Mickey Drexler  leaving J.Crew, of course.  Walmart  is asking employees to drop off online orders on their way home,  Amazon  killed its nightly fashion show, and JCPenney is closing its Manhattan flagship. Is our obsession with  self care  too much? And Kaarin tells the story of  Bleecker Street . Come hang out!

Episode 171: Drexler Leaves J.Crew, Self Care Spending, Main Street Shopping

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! The big story this week: Mickey Drexler leaving J.Crew, of course. Walmart is asking employees to drop off online orders on their way home, Amazon killed its nightly fashion show, and JCPenney is closing its Manhattan flagship. Is our obsession with self care too much? And Kaarin tells the story of Bleecker Street. Come hang out!

Episode 164: Walmart on Top, F21 Red Fashion, More Trash Shoes!   Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we try our best to keep up with the flailing retail scene. Moody’s has low hopes for  19 retailers ,  Rue 21  is closing hundreds of stores, and  Agent Provocateur  is in serious financial trouble. Meanwhile,  Forever 21  is feeling good about expanding its F21 Red concept. Walmart is rumored to be buying  Bonobos  and is trying to woo customers into  picking up online orders in store . And you might be surprised what this new collection from  Timberland  is made from. Come hang out!

Episode 164: Walmart on Top, F21 Red Fashion, More Trash Shoes!

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we try our best to keep up with the flailing retail scene. Moody’s has low hopes for 19 retailers, Rue 21 is closing hundreds of stores, and Agent Provocateur is in serious financial trouble. Meanwhile, Forever 21 is feeling good about expanding its F21 Red concept. Walmart is rumored to be buying Bonobos and is trying to woo customers into picking up online orders in store. And you might be surprised what this new collection from Timberland is made from. Come hang out!

Episode 150: Fashion & Politics, Alibaba vs. Counterfeiters, L.L.Bean’s Heiress   Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we provide updates on  The Limited ,  Oscar de la Renta vs. Carolina Herrera , and  Kim Kardashian ’s  robbery  in Paris.  Alibaba  has a major win against counterfeiters, and a fashion  heiress  is in trouble for political contributions.  DKNY ’s giving NYFW the finger. In  Mexico , groups looted Walmart locations - and it’s all about politics. And  ModCloth  has a new brick-and-mortar location. Is it a retail winner? Plus, a listener letter about mashed potatoes. Come hang out!

Episode 150: Fashion & Politics, Alibaba vs. Counterfeiters, L.L.Bean’s Heiress

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we provide updates on The Limited, Oscar de la Renta vs. Carolina Herrera, and Kim Kardashian’s robbery in Paris. Alibaba has a major win against counterfeiters, and a fashion heiress is in trouble for political contributions. DKNY’s giving NYFW the finger. In Mexico, groups looted Walmart locations - and it’s all about politics. And ModCloth has a new brick-and-mortar location. Is it a retail winner? Plus, a listener letter about mashed potatoes. Come hang out!

Episode 132: Oscar de la Renta Fashion, Doc Martens, Retail Crime    Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! Walmart’s eliminating  7,000 jobs , but the reason for the change might surprise you.  Doc Martens  are getting an upgrade, and we debate  podcaster attire . Kaarin tells the story of  Oscar de la Renta’s  new co-creative directors (it’s a good one).  H&M  wants your sustainability innovation ideas, and we review fashion crimes (plural) plaguing the retail industry.  Come hang out!

Episode 132: Oscar de la Renta Fashion, Doc Martens, Retail Crime 

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! Walmart’s eliminating 7,000 jobs, but the reason for the change might surprise you. Doc Martens are getting an upgrade, and we debate podcaster attire. Kaarin tells the story of Oscar de la Renta’s new co-creative directors (it’s a good one). H&M wants your sustainability innovation ideas, and we review fashion crimes (plural) plaguing the retail industry. Come hang out!

Episode 88: Dior and Lanvin Fashion Shakeups, Amazon’s Black Friday, Elizabeth Holmes and Perfection   Major fashion news this week as we discuss  Raf Simons ’ departure from Dior and  Alber Elbaz ’s ouster from Lanvin. There’s a new attempt at legislating  protections for models , including the very young. Bill Blass is making an ecommerce comeback, and  American Eagle Outfitters  bought a single retail store in order to access its awesome concept. Amazon’s going overboard prepping for  Black Friday , and we’re still talking about  Halloween  because of Walmart’s costume chaperones. Our main topic is perfectionism. In light of  Elizabeth Holmes ’ company Theranos coming under fire for not living up to expectations, we discuss what it means to be perfect - or be just good enough to launch and pivot as needed. Are you a  perfectionist ? Does it hold you back? 

Episode 88: Dior and Lanvin Fashion Shakeups, Amazon’s Black Friday, Elizabeth Holmes and Perfection

Major fashion news this week as we discuss Raf Simons’ departure from Dior and Alber Elbaz’s ouster from Lanvin. There’s a new attempt at legislating protections for models, including the very young. Bill Blass is making an ecommerce comeback, and American Eagle Outfitters bought a single retail store in order to access its awesome concept. Amazon’s going overboard prepping for Black Friday, and we’re still talking about Halloween because of Walmart’s costume chaperones. Our main topic is perfectionism. In light of Elizabeth Holmes’ company Theranos coming under fire for not living up to expectations, we discuss what it means to be perfect - or be just good enough to launch and pivot as needed. Are you a perfectionist? Does it hold you back? 

Welcome to episode seventytwooooooo.   First, J.Crew is launching a series of lower-priced stores called  J.Crew Mercantile . The Crew is set to compete with T.J.Maxx and Nordstrom Rack, but is this a good move for the company? In other news,  Walmart  is now charging vendors a fee to stock their items in stores and warehouses. Is this the beginning of the end for retail? In CRAZY fashion crime news, a drug bust in Alaska leads to a  wedding dress runway show  in Atlanta (this one is a doozy, guys!). Also,  Oprah’s Magazine  is in trouble after telling women they have to be thin to wear a crop top ( #RocktheCrop ), a bra company is making  lingerie  in colors that match all skin types, and MAC is opening baller  beauty bars .   Our main topic is about celebrating  small successes . Do you celebrate the little successes in life? Do you recognize them when they happen? Come hang out!

Welcome to episode seventytwooooooo.

First, J.Crew is launching a series of lower-priced stores called J.Crew Mercantile. The Crew is set to compete with T.J.Maxx and Nordstrom Rack, but is this a good move for the company? In other news, Walmart is now charging vendors a fee to stock their items in stores and warehouses. Is this the beginning of the end for retail? In CRAZY fashion crime news, a drug bust in Alaska leads to a wedding dress runway show in Atlanta (this one is a doozy, guys!). Also, Oprah’s Magazine is in trouble after telling women they have to be thin to wear a crop top (#RocktheCrop), a bra company is making lingerie in colors that match all skin types, and MAC is opening baller beauty bars.

Our main topic is about celebrating small successes. Do you celebrate the little successes in life? Do you recognize them when they happen? Come hang out!

Episode 32:  Instagram’s Walmart Connection, Retail Fashion in India, Responding to Criticism. This week on Pop Fashion, Lisa and Kaarin start with a recap of their Gone Girl viewing experiences. In hot topics - Nylon magazine supported fur and Twitter went bonkers, Prada / Dolce & Gabbana / Gucci (etc.) are having tax problems in Italy, Lisa brings up the politics of pockets, Juicy Couture stores are opening in India, and the co-founder of Instagram just joined Walmart. Our main topic is about responding to criticism. 
 You didn’t think we’d leave you without a  new episode  on a holiday weekend, did you? Pshaw.

Episode 32: Instagram’s Walmart Connection, Retail Fashion in India, Responding to Criticism. This week on Pop Fashion, Lisa and Kaarin start with a recap of their Gone Girl viewing experiences. In hot topics - Nylon magazine supported fur and Twitter went bonkers, Prada / Dolce & Gabbana / Gucci (etc.) are having tax problems in Italy, Lisa brings up the politics of pockets, Juicy Couture stores are opening in India, and the co-founder of Instagram just joined Walmart. Our main topic is about responding to criticism.

You didn’t think we’d leave you without a new episode on a holiday weekend, did you? Pshaw.