JCPenney and other retailers across the country will open some of their stores on Thanksgiving Day — but will anyone be in the mood to shop after feasting on turkey and pie? And, more importantly, is it fair to all the people who will be called in to work?
WWD reported last month that JCPenney stores will open at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving — and it's not the only retailer getting an early start on holiday shopping. Macy's will open the majority of its stores at 8 p.m., too, citing its customers' desire to get a head start on gift shopping. Across the country, from the Lord and Taylor flagship in Manhattan to the Sawgrass Mills outlet mall in Sunrise, FL, there are scores of other stores that will also be open for business.
It should be mentioned that with Hanukkah starting on Nov. 27 this year, there's less time than usual for people to do their holiday shopping — and the time crunch puts added pressure on retailers everywhere. In a statement, JCPenney assured shoppers that its employees are "supportive of this decision" to stay open.
"We have many in-store activities planned to give thanks to each and every associate working on Thanksgiving and Black Friday," the store said. "These include prize giveaways, pep rallies, and round-the-clock food to keep associates fueled and energized for delivering excellent customer service."
They say if you build it, they will come. Which makes us wonder . . .
It's time to indulge in yummy foods –– wine, cheese, turkey, and pie! –– but there's one dilemma: what do you actually wear for Thanksgiving dinner? It's got to feel comfortable, look cute, be appropriate for the family, and allow you to eat a lot. Watch this video for some great ideas (hint: elastic-waist pants), and shop our favorite picks below.
Should you ever have the opportunity to mess with Chrissy Teigen, we advise that you don't. The model and social media sensation is the star of a new commercial that sees her in a knock-down, drag-out fight with two other models, Hannah Davis and Tori Praver, over a pair of discounted boots.
The Rampage commercial gets pretty vicious at times, but it's a pretty hilarious send-up of just how ugly even beautiful people can get on the hunt for good Black Friday deals. Take a look at the commercial above — and see the even-funnier blooper reel here.
Traveling for Thanksgiving presents packing challenges, especially if you aren't going to your home but to the home of a significant other, friend, or roommate — Is it OK to wear my pajamas to breakfast? Do I have to wear a dress for Thanksgiving dinner? Fortunately, we're here to help relieve that holiday stress and make packing for your Turkey Day a little easier. Your guide to not overstuffing it begins right now. Read on for our tips for efficient packing, then click through for the 14 must-have items in your suitcase — plus a super handy no-fail packing guide.
- Don't sacrifice space for a single amazing piece you can only wear once. Look to tops and dresses you can wear more than once.
- If something wrinkles easily, leave it at home. Look to easy fabrics and finishes that will roll and fold easily in your suitcase.
- Know the power of accessories. A great pair of earrings or a pretty necklace can take a sweater from day to night in a flash while also taking up little space in your bag.
Stop, collaborate, and listen: Fall is in full swing, and we're loving all the designer collaborations this season has to offer. Can you blame us? News of innovative and enticing partnerships from labels we love have had us looking ahead to Autumn for months. Now we can mix our Lulu Frost x J.Crew vintage-inspired shoe clips with our Damien Hirst and Alexander McQueen scarves (all while bundled up in our Edith A. Miller x Schott biker jackets, of course). Click on to see all the designer collaborations we're excited to get our hands on.
We should all be so lucky to receive a gift from someone as chic as Rachel Zoe this holiday season — but you don't need to be on her list to receive a Zoe-approved present.
That's because the designer and stylist to the stars has shared her 2013 gift guide with us, and no surprise that these seven have serious fashion cred. Whether it's a decadent pair of earbuds for your friends or something cozy for Mom, there's something to satisfy the most chic recipient on your list!
If you were waiting for the long Thanksgiving weekend to come so you could safely look at the 2014 Pirelli calendar in a place that wasn't your office, we're happy to show you those pictures now. But you should know that unlike in past years, no one in this edition is naked.
That's because instead of hiring a photographer to shoot nude models as the calendar traditionally does, this year, the company dug into its archives and used unpublished photos taken by the legendary Helmut Newton in 1986. They differ from more recent calendars in another way, too: in this one, you actually see Pirelli's tires.
A look at a few shots from the 2014 Pirelli calendar here in the gallery.
Brave are the women who battle the crowds on Black Friday. While many of us have given up on setting foot in an actual store during the holiday shopping season in favor of cyber deals, there are some who embrace the rush of scoring a deal in person. Ladies, this one’s for you.
We’ve broken down Black Friday survival tips into 10 essential pieces of advice. The first is, naturally, to wear comfortable shoes. (Our moms taught us well!) And not just any comfortable shoes — chic sneakers from Nike. Beyond that, make sure to layer properly, carry a classic tote (avoid that dreaded “elbow crook cramp”), and of course, reward yourself with a little something at the end of the day. We say make it count — and make it cashmere. Shop our 10 Black Friday tips below. (Yes, more shopping before all the shopping.)
If you didn't think that jumpsuits can be evening appropriate, think again. Emmy Rossum stepped onto the red carpet at the Saban Community Clinic 37th Annual Benefit Gala this week in a lacy black jumpsuit that shimmered beneath the cameras thanks to its heavy embellishment. She accented her jumpsuit with sparkling jewels by Chopard, a bronze box clutch, and a pair of black strappy sandals. Do you think that Emmy proved jumpsuits are fair game as eveningwear?