Aug 18 2012

Too Many Shoes and $50 Ponytails

How Many Shoes Are Too Many? Shine from YAHOO!

280,000 pairs of shoes are a LOT of footwear. That's how many are currently on display on the "world's largest" shoe floor at Macy's in New York City. The company just spent $400 million remodeling their flagship store and dedicated 39,000 square feet to women's shoes. Macy's CEO and Chairman Terry Lundgren feels this was an appropriate setup for the accessory women crave most. "Shoes for women in particular is such an important part of the wardrobe," he told Women's Wear Daily. "She can wear the same pair of shoes on multiple occasions, but you wouldn't catch her wearing the same sportswear or dress three times a week."
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Worth it? New $50 ponytail bar offers celeb-inspired services. TODAY

“Fifty dollars for a ponytail? I could just buy a new head of hair for that kind of money.”
It’d be an understatement to say I doubted the premise of a salon that specialized in the esteemed art of gathering hair in a rubber band. Didn’t we already master that skill in middle school? What, are hair bands suddenly expensive? And what’s next, the headband salon?
The John Barrett Salon at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City — which introduced us last year to the “braid bar” — just opened a “ponytail bar” this month. The salon offers clients a wide array of fancy hairdos, everything from high to low to sideswept to Brigitte Bardot-inspired styles for a flat fee of $50. No washing or cutting. Just straight-up ponys. That’s it, folks.
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