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We heard rumblings back in October that Drew Barrymore was teaming up with Walmart on a makeup line, now that her CoverGirl contract is coming to an end. Today, WWD reports that the rumors are true and Barrymore’s new line, Flower, will be on the shelves of more than 1,500 Walmart stores come January.
We always think of Drew Barrymore as the quintessential CoverGirl — but maybe that’s just because she has fronted the brand’s campaigns for the last five years. According to a report in WWD, however, Drew’s contract with Procter & Gamble will be up in January, and once she severs ties with the beauty bigwigs the actress plans to jump into the ring as a competitor.
Wal-Mart de Mexico has allegedly covered up an internal bribery investigation that began in 2005, according to the New York Times.
Maybe the reason so many stores didn’t see as many shoppers as they hoped for this holiday season is because their managers are complete and total jerks. Nowhere is that more evident than in this video, which shows an assistant manager of a Wal Mart store that was scheduled to close at 8 pm on Christmas Eve denying entry to customers because they didn’t get there by 7:30.
By now you’ve probably heard of the California woman who police say pepper sprayed her way to all sorts of deals at a WalMart on Black Friday. But what you may not have heard is the theory that she only used the spray to keep herself from getting hurt.
Black Friday isn’t something we totally comprehend. We love a good deal, but surely there is a less painful way to go about getting one, right? We thought the Wal-Mart pepper spray video was pretty nuts — little did we know there was plenty more where that came from.
This was the week of Emmy style, London runway shows, and tons of Lara Stone magazine covers. We attended Tony Bennett‘s 85th birthday party and investigated the Walmart cheer. We also thought a whole lot about the Missoni for Target mess.
Did you know Walmart had a cheer? Because it does! Please join us for an important in-depth investigation.
So this is interesting. WalMart, the world’s largest, scariest retail operation, announced this week that it would start selling clothes, accessories and other goods made by women in developing countries on its website.
There are tons of face creams and wrinkle ointments that will set you back several hundred dollars, but reality star and new venture addict Bethenny Frankel can’t be bothered with them. The Real Housewife will unveil a low-priced line of skincare products this holiday season, but none of them will cost more than $15 — or promise you drastic results in a matter of days.
On Tuesday the Supreme Court heard arguments for both sides of the Walmart sex discrimination case, which pits every female employee who worked for the mega-retailer since 1998 against the world’s largest chain of stores. While the Court won’t decide whether or not these women were actually discriminated against, it will decide if the case can move forward as a class action suit. And what they decide will determine if these women can sue Walmart for the same thing: not treating them the same as its male employees.
A new LA-based personal style blog called PennyChic is on a mission to make the private label brands sold at Wal-Mart look as chic as anything you can find on Madison Avenue. And we wouldn’t have a big problem with that if Wal-Mart treated the women who make and sell those clothes like human beings.
Wal-Mart is introducing a line of anti-aging cosmetics made from natural ingredients. And it’s aimed at 8- to 12-year-olds. Because girls that age need to look younger.
Still have some last minute Christmas shopping to do? You’re in luck! Contrary to popular belief, there are some stores open today — and accordingly, we’ve put together some really last minute gift ideas for the real procrastinators out there.
There are two things we do with our unwanted clothes: put it in a garbage bag and drag it through the subways and streets of New York City to the nearest Goodwill, or just relieve ourselves from the back breaking task by chucking them into the garbage can. Admit it, most of us opt for the latter. There was never an easy alternative to conserve the constant cycle of fashion and trends for the big city – until today.
Speaking chic, Wal-Mart has never earned top billing among tastemakers. Sure it’s fine for off-market essentials like socks, but it’s probably not the sort of plastic bag you’d be seen toting around with gusto. Carcinogenic collaborations aside, we entreat you to reconsider, because after cruising the aisles we happened upon some decidedly non-toxic and surprising stylish wares.
Turns out Miley Cyrus just might be poisonous to your kid’s health after all — and funnily enough, it has nothing to do with x-rated photos starring Justin Beiber. (Too bad though, right?) Instead, it seems the pop-starlet’s toxicity is confined to aisles of Wal-mart after tests conducted by experts for the Associated Press found high levels of cadmium (a known carcinogen) in pieces from Miley’s jewelry line.
Despite its smiley-face image, as budget-friendly retailers go, Wal-Mart definitely doesn’t have the style chops of a Kohls or a Target . And it seems this lack of style extends on down to its policies towards the fairer sex — at least according to a few thousand (or so) of Wal-Mart’s female employees who are suing for alleged discrimination. And thanks to a recent court ruling, it appears things are going to get a whole lot classier — as in class action.
She dazzled us on the Kids’ Choice Awards “Orange Carpet” and makes tweens across the world scream at the very mention of her name. Selena Gomez’s success can be measured by many of her Disney counterparts’ successes — Miley, Hilary, Demi, Vanessa. Their names translate into many things, among them sparkly lip glosses packaged with their respective brands and, of course, dollar signs.