new york retail



Crimson Peak inspired window sets at Bergdorf Goodman - incorporating original props and set pieces from the movie.

Love how theatrical these displays are!!  


Nanuet Mall. Nanuet, NY. Opened 1969. 

This mall was built over what used to be wetlands. It was demolished in 2012. A lifestyle center called The Shops at Nanuet was built on the site of the former mall; it opened in 2013. 

This mall was also the site of the Brinks robbery in 1981, during which 3 people were killed (and a Brinks guard, Joseph Trombino, was seriously wounded and survived– he continued to work for Brinks until he died 20 years later while making a delivery during the 9/11 attacks).
White House Announces Jared Kushner Is Now Responsible For Everything
Donald Trump really needs to meet some new people.

So, if you’re keeping track, Jared Kushner, who comes to Washington with no government experience, no policy experience, no diplomatic experience, and business experience limited to his family’s real estate development firm, a brief stint as a newspaper publisher, and briefly bidding to acquire the Los Angeles Dodgers, will be working on trade, Middle East policy in general, an Israel-Palestine peace deal more specifically, reforming the Veterans Administration, and solving the opioid crisis.

Oh wait, that’s not all! Apparently, this new office will also be responsible for “modernizing the technology and data infrastructure of every federal department and agency; remodeling workforce-training programs; and developing “transformative projects” under the banner of Trump’s $1 trillion infrastructure plan, such as providing broadband internet service to every American.”

We have certainly come a long way from “I alone can fix it.”


I couldn’t get a job as a manager at Uniqlo when I first moved here because, even though I’d been assistant manager of a Gap for 3 years, it was in SC and I didn’t have enough New York retail experience.

I couldn’t get a job at Buzzfeed like 6 years ago because I didn’t have any experience and I guess you need lots of it to write listicles.

I couldn’t get a job as an admin assistant at a nonprofit a few years ago because even though I had 2 years of experience, they were looking for someone with 3 to 5.

So. The next job I apply for will be “running the country” because that seems to be something I’m qualified to do given the makeup of Washington at the moment.


It’s not “Black Friday.”   It is the day after Thanksgiving.

Instead of a Throwback Thursday, I am in the mood for a Soapbox Friday.   So, do you remember when stores were closed on Thanksgiving Day and salespeople were home with family and friends?  It was an era where working in retail could mean a fulltime job with a living wage and benefits.  The day after Thanksgiving was also the first time you saw any Christmas decorations in a store.  And, if you did buy something, there was a much better chance it was made in the U.S.