CHICAGO – This month, the retailer Crate & Barrel marks 60 years. Gordon and Carole Segal founded Crate & Barrel on Dec. 7, 1962 on Wells Street in Chicago. As the story is told, it was a year after returning from their honeymoon. He was 23. They were eager to sell the modernMORE HERE

NEW YORK – The New York department store chain Saks, which now describes itself as a “premier luxury ecommerce platform” will have its fall campaign starring actress Sarah Paulson and writer and actor, comedian and producer Kumail Nanjiani. Above, the usual suspects at New York Fashion Week this year, courtesyMORE HERE

Tower Records Returns

If the U.K. was once known as a nation of shopkeepers, perhaps we might say that the U.S. and the U.K. can now be known as the nations of e-commerce sites. In this season, a number of once well-known names have returned. The British eyewear company Curry & Paxton isMORE HERE