Words to Live By: Never Pay Retail

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I grew up in a family that never paid retail.  Oh, it wasn't that we couldn't afford it.  We could.  We never paid retail because it simply wasn't done. Besides, we were Jews, and there was a Loehmann's nearby. Shopping there was a biological imperative.  I still remember my first trip to the Continue Reading

Mothers’ Day: Thank God it’s Over

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As I write this, Mothers'  Day (Mothers? Mother's? I never know) is, thankfully, almost over. I hate Mothers' Day. It's not that I don't think mothers matter or  that I don't like being given breakfast in bed, or beautiful gifts (Missoni from Loehmann's!), or handmade cards that really mean Continue Reading