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May 10, 2001 | By Patricia McLaughlin FOR THE INQUIRER
As you may know, the stock market hasn't been a fun place to be lately. Dot-coms collapsing left and right. Aggressive growth stock funds aggressively shrinking. Retail stocks in sad straits. So isn't it interesting that the stock of J. Jill Group went up by 275 percent last year? Who'd have thought a catalog retailer that sells grown-up clothes to middle-aged women could hit such a hot streak? Even a few years ago, fashion pundits were still assuming that the only way to succeed in retail was to target zippy young things who kept changing their minds about whether they wanted to look more like Britney Spears or Madonna or Lil' Kim or Julia Roberts.
NEWS
September 22, 1991 | By Bryon Kurzenabe, Special to The Inquirer
Cloaked in a move to require uniforms at Willingboro's Twin Hills Elementary School is an attempt to make the kids who wear them better students. Parents hope that visual parity will allow children to worry less about attire and more about attitude. They hope that uniforms will foster an egalitarian environment in which children will walk prouder, have higher self- esteem and exhibit scholarly behavior. If items such as $100 sneakers and designer jeans are eliminated, they hope, children will focus more on their studies.
LIVING
May 18, 1986 | By Jill Gerston, Inquirer Staff Writer
In fall-fashion annals, 1986 may well be remembered as "The Year of the Gray Cashmere Dress. " This single creation best sums up the current mood pervading both the New York and European collections: quiet, understated, luxurious clothes that are more establishment than avant-garde. Everything is soft and tranquil (lush fabrics like cashmere and alpaca); dark, soothing colors (charcoal gray, black, creamy neutrals, brown), and easy, graceful silhouettes with well-defined waistlines and long, calf- grazing skirts.
NEWS
January 12, 1991 | By Dave Racher, Daily News Staff Writer
The burglar came clean in court after realizing the prosecutor's case against him was in the bag. Plastic bags, that is. Assistant District Attorney Mark Gilson said Jeffrey Burns, 29, of 51st Street near Springfield Avenue, was arrested at 5:55 a.m., on Jan. 6, 1990, while trying to steal bags of clothing from a dry cleaners at 50th Street and Warrington Avenue. Burns pleaded guilty and was sentenced yesterday to two to 20 years in prison by Common Pleas Judge Jane Cutler Greenspan.
NEWS
February 15, 1995 | by Rose DeWolf, Daily News Staff Writer
Most men don't give their old clothes away. A man will wear a flannel shirt until it is threadbare - or even longer. This is frustrating to organizations that collect and distribute second-hand clothes, the only wardrobe source for most poor and homeless people. "We get tons of women's clothes, particularly in mid-range sizes," sighs Janet Bernstein of Frankford Group Ministry, "because women will clear out their closets four times a year. "But we rarely get donations from men," she says, "because men's clothes don't go out of fashion the way women's do and because men don't seem to care if their clothes are out of fashion.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 1986 | Jill Gerston, Inquirer Staff Writer
Women in the market for elegant, luxurious clothes - the sort that go nicely with diamonds and sables - need only do two-stop shopping this fall: at the salons of Valentino and Emanuel Ungaro. The two designers, who between them clothe just about all of the socialites, film stars and royals in Europe, don't skimp when it comes to designing sleek, dressy daywear and glamorous, entrance-making evening gowns. "These are rich-lady clothes, and they look it," commented Dawn Mello, president of Bergdorf Goodman, after Valentino's big, beautiful show Monday night.
NEWS
November 10, 1999 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
District Attorney Lynne Abraham yesterday told a modern-day tale of rags to riches. The riches were said to have been garnered by eight suspects who allegedly ran a multimillion-dollar counterfeit clothing manufacturing ring in Philadelphia. The rags - cheap forgeries of top-name designer clothes and professional sportswear - were deep-discounted to customers for at least four years before cops shut down the estimated $2 million-a-year operation this summer. Standing near several tables covered with counterfeit Calvins, knock-off Nikes and fake FUBUs, Abraham announced the arrests that resulted from a lengthy joint probe by police and her office.
NEWS
November 21, 1989 | By Robin Clark, Inquirer Staff Writer
Prompted by the pleas of a concerned neighbor, relief workers brought warm clothes and the promise of company yesterday to a mentally ill Kensington man who lives alone with his demons in a dark, unheated rowhouse. Stephen Ferry, an outreach coordinator with the Community Organization for Mental Health and Mental Retardation, visited the man's home yesterday morning and returned later to deliver four second-hand sweaters, three pairs of pants and some socks. "Now we'll work on getting you some new shoes, Bill," Ferry said, pointing to the man's weatherbeaten feet, which were stuffed loosely inside two old dress shoes, one black and one brown, neither with laces.
NEWS
December 24, 1986 | By Patricia Quigley, Special to The Inquirer
The men's department was empty. No one was testing the perfume neatly arranged on the counters in the middle of the store. And all the appliances on the lower level remained untouched Thursday at J.C. Penney's in Audubon. But on the second floor, in the boys' and girls' departments, Gloucester County kids in all shapes and sizes held onto the hands of adults they had just met while the youngsters pulled clothes off the shelves and racks in search of the warmest gloves, the frilliest dresses and the perfect pairs of pants.
NEWS
August 15, 2002 | By Valerie Reed INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
NGA, a community-service organization based in Warminster, is collecting new clothes and backpacks for students in need. NGA, with three branches in Bucks County and five in Montgomery County, distributes donated items to school districts several times a year. Kristin Beggs, assistant administrator for NGA, said that new clothes at the start of the school year can help improve students' self-esteem. "If kids can fit in with their peers, they're more likely to go to school," she said.
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SPORTS
January 22, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, Staff Writer
Which explanation was worse: Doug Pederson's for his play-calling during the Chiefs' snail-paced final drive against the Patriots ("We did not want to give Tom Brady the ball back. ") or Chip Kelly's for the delay between being hired by the 49ers and having his introductory news conference ("I had no clothes. ")? In terms of actual football, Pederson's was more egregious - if you believe that it was really him and not Andy Reid that was orchestrating that series. The new Eagles coach, the theory goes, fell on the sword for his mentor and biggest advocate in replacing Kelly.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 7, 2016 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Staff Fashion Writer
After a year of androgynous clothes on runways and transgender models stalking catwalks and seizing magazine covers, it amazes me people are stunned that Jaden Smith is the new face of Louis Vuitton women's wear. On Monday, Nicolas Ghesquière, the French fashion house's creative director, released pictures from the luxury brand's spring campaign starring the 17-year-old son of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Jaden's locks are styled high into a topknot, and he is sporting bangs.
TRAVEL
December 20, 2015
Hate to pack? In a hurry? Don't own a winter coat? Here's a service for you. Name: Theunpack.com. What it does: Delivers to your New York hotel a suitcase filled with clothes, accessories, and toiletries that are professionally cleaned and packed. You can rent the items for two to five days. Prices start at $39.99. Deliveries are coming soon for Philadelphia, Boston, and Washington. What's hot: Companies that ship your luggage to your destination are not new. However, for those of us who are packing-challenged, don't want to lug heavy coats, and are gutsy enough to wear clothes we've never tried on, the service is a big time- and money-saver.
BUSINESS
December 6, 2015 | By Andrew Maykuth, Inquirer Staff Writer
Boyds, the high-end Center City clothier, said it plans to reopen Monday a week after a fire triggered the store's sprinkler system, causing extensive water damage and the temporary closure. The fire on Monday in the fifth-floor tailor shop set off the sprinkers on the fourth and fifth floors, a spokeswoman for the retailer said. The store at 1818 Chestnut Street required extensive cleanup.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2015
D EAR ABBY: I have dated a lot of women over the years - including actresses, beauty-contest winners and models. Every one of them, except my current live-in, "Amanda," would dress up in lingerie when I asked them to. Amanda adamantly refuses. She says if I love her, I should be turned on whether she's nude or wearing lingerie. Part of the problem is she's not in the best shape, and the lingerie would hide that. I have tried bargaining with her, but she won't agree. She doesn't understand why I'm not chasing her around all the time.
NEWS
October 14, 2015 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
A homeless man's body was found Sunday in a clothing donation bin in Pemberton Township, and police said he apparently slipped and got caught in the door. The body was partially inside the bin when it was discovered around 2:30 p.m. at the Country Farm Convenience Store on Pemberton Browns Mill Road. Police still were trying to notify the man's family Monday and had not publicly identified him. No foul play was suspected, police said. The man had been stuck in the bin for less than half an hour before a patron at the convenience store discovered him, Pemberton Township Sgt. Peter Delagarza said.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Graphic artist Iris Barbee Bonner wasn't sure celebrity models Amber Rose and Blac Chyna would actually wear to the MTV Video Music Awards the skintight ensembles on which she had painted the shame-inducing words slut, golddigger, whore. One never knows what the rich and famous might do. But when Bonner's phone started buzzing while she watched Kevin Hart's performance Sunday night at the Linc, she got the distinct feeling her risque brand of clothing, Thesepinklips, had been recognized on the award show's raunchy red carpet.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 30, 2015 | By Terri Akman, For The Inquirer
Rachel Blumenfeld was constantly fidgeting with her clothes during her CrossFit classes. With a size 8 waist and a size 10 or 12 legs - "my wonder thighs," she calls them - broad shoulders and a large chest, her pants kept falling down. The shirts of the 5-foot-9, 170-pound CrossFit competitor were creeping up. "You don't focus on what you're doing; you're adjusting your clothes the whole time," she recalled. Spending six to 10 hours at the gym each week, it was hard to ignore that other hourglass-shaped athletes she encountered - CrossFitters, gymnasts, rowers - were in the same boat.
NEWS
July 17, 2015 | By Steve and Mia
Q: My ex and I have been broken up for more than a month. We just don't get along any more. We agreed to meet only to exchange some clothes and stuff, and the next thing I know we were on the floor of my apartment doing it like we were crazy. Now, I can't stop thinking about him. He's a liar and a cheat, but I can't get him out of my mind and my heart. What should I do? Mia: Isn't hate-sex hot? All that clothes-ripping and rolling around the floor can make for some mind-blowing orgasms.
NEWS
June 29, 2015 | By Elizabeth Wellington, Inquirer Fashion Writer
Look for beaming smiles on T-shirts, bracelets, headbands, towels, rings, and ankle socks to make the trek to overnight camp. The trendlet Emojis - yes, those omnipresent computer-generated grins - are sending an undeniable message of good vibes and high style this summer. Where's it come from? In 1999, Japanese developer Shigetaka Kurita developed the first emojis - Japanese for "picture characters" - as part of Unicode, a universal tech language that today allows us to read texts sent from iPhones to Androids.
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