This BoF article on how department stores are working very hard to reinvent themselves to be able to compete with monobrand stores and online retailers is an interesting read.

Lord & Taylor plans to host weekly parties in its Manhattan flagship store in an attempt to “draw in younger crowds while simultaneously maintaining its older customer base.

Galeries Lafayette continues its expansion with the acquisition of a 97,000 square feet historic building on the Champs-Élysées.

Fab Links from Our Members

Bj1111 thought this article in The Atlantic presented an interesting take on gender politics. She does disagree however that a purse silently marks a woman… being a woman silently marks a woman.

Isabel wonders why many women are so reticent to shop for the life they actually have. This Into Mind post was an eye-opener for her.

Ornella says it’s always interesting to learn more about the (hi)story of the trench coat.

Ingunn has a serious crush on Parisian brand LOFT design by…

After pondering taste and style this week on the forum, Joy enjoyed these tongue-in-cheek style rules by Garance Doré.

Diana informs us that Tanesha of Girl With Curves just released her own plus-size clothing line.

Suz found this NYT review of Women in Clothes — a book we’re currently discussing on the YLF forum — an interesting and entertaining read.

Deborah thinks these pictures of Edith Blayney are so fab, and also loved the photographer’s thoughts on style.

Kellygirl enjoyed the visuals in this piece about “Aunty Fashion”, and especially liked the sassy sneakers outfit.

A fashionable boot that is comfortable in -30 temps is rare, so Dianthus wanted to share Alison’s review of the SOREL Joan of Arctic Wedge Mid Boot.

LadyLilac liked The Classy Cubicles review of a number of Nordstrom beauty products.

Debbie found the concept of 50 Simple Pieces for Building a Classic Wardrobe quite interesting.

Vildy enjoyed this good-natured humour piece because it breaks down how you can take every element of your look to an extreme.

Angie loves how this outfit repeats the fiery reds in Catherine’s hair, and how the blue jeans cool down the palette. Delicious vibrant earth tones for Autumn.