Monthly Archives: December 2012

Black Friday 2012—the Aftermath

The election results are in, and Americans have resoundingly voted with their wallets: Black Friday creep is here to stay.  Nancy Koehn, a professor at Harvard Business School, wrote a very thoughtful pre-Thanksgiving article on this recent trend:  Harvard Black Friday Article While I personally share Professor Koehn’s lament about the incursion of consumerism into…

Retail Gives Back

I’m applauding Frederick Anderson and Laura Miller’s upcoming “Park Avenue Garage” — New York’s first Pop-up luxury garage sale. Some of New York’s most notable designers, fashion houses and individuals will be contributing a wide range of goods for the three-day consignment sale that will run from Thursday, December 13 through Saturday, December 15. Proceeds benefit the…