Fashion & Style

The Year of the Goat

“I know there are stereotypes: They eat cans and smell bad,” said William Kowalik, a representative of the American Goat Society. “That’s not true. They are very much like dogs. They are great pets. The goats know what kind of mood you are in. They can get a person to open up.” Continue reading the main story Angela Bailey lives ...

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The Luxury Arms Race: Michael Kors and Coach Target Takeovers

Fashion may be in for consolidation and competition of a sort not seen since LVMH and what was then the Gucci Group — now part of Kering — went head-to-head for brands like Fendi. With the boards of Kors and Coach clearly willing to spend on acquiring brands, two of the best known names in American accessories seem to be ...

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Maestros of the Concert Merchandise Movement

In a twist of corporate musical chairs, Bravado’s Mr. Vlasic actually founded the Thread Shop during a 12-year stint at Sony, where he began in the finance department, while Ms. Wong worked at Bravado until 2015. Continue reading the main story Now, the two are engaged in something of an arms race to own the increasingly lucrative cross-disciplinary fashion territory ...

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Alex, We’ll Take ‘To Have and to Hold’ for $1,000

Mr. Townes soon found out that Ms. Lewell was single and taught history and social studies at Saint John High School in Saint John, New Brunswick. Photo Stephanie Townes, right, the sister of the groom, and other members of the bridal party before the ceremony. Credit Sarah Rice for The New York Times “If Maryanne were part of a ‘Jeopardy’ ...

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Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover

Much has been made of the “food boom” in Pittsburgh, and the city has long had a thriving arts scene. But perhaps the secret, underlying driver for both the economy and the cool factor — the reason Pittsburgh now gets mentioned alongside Brooklyn and Portland, Ore., as an urban hot spot for millennials — isn’t chefs or artists but geeks. ...

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Is This the Woman Who Will Save Uber?

“Everybody was like: ‘What’s happening? Is this your date? I don’t understand. Why is this guy here?’” Ms. Saint John said. “It was such a beautiful, human moment,” one that was chronicled on her Instagram account, @badassboz, where she has more than 40,000 followers. “We’re all rushing in our lives, and I was so concerned with getting from here to ...

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The Duchess of Cambridge and Family Refine the Art of Pantone Politics

Photo The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, on Wednesday as they arrived at Berlin Tegel Airport. Credit Chris Jackson/Getty Images The second European outreach tour by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, which took place this week in Poland and Germany, was notable for a number of reasons. First was the trip’s ...

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What the 2018 Pirelli Calendar Says About Race

For Mr. Combs, who made headlines in 2001 when he posed with Ms. Campbell for a cover of British Vogue, the calendar comes at a time when there needs to be what he called “an unapologetic expression of black pride.” Continue reading the main story “I moved mountains to be a part of this,” said Mr. Combs, as he sat ...

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How to Dress Down Like a Power Player

(She was not the only attendee implicitly promoting her own brand-by-association, however. Ms. Trump wore a pair of Ivanka Trump Evia block-heel mules, currently available for purchase. Originally $99, they have been marked down twice on the Bloomingdale’s website to $55.44. Guess even though she is no longer officially associated with her brand, she still likes to shop there.) But ...

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A Former ‘Yes’ Addict Confronts the Pain of Recovery

Photo This column is an edited excerpt from the “Dear Sugars” podcast, an advice program hosted by Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed. The audio contains an extended conversation, more letters, and special guest Oprah Winfrey. If you’re reading on desktop, click the play button below to listen. Mobile readers can find “Dear Sugars” on the Podcasts app (iPhone and iPad) ...

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