Perravieja
perravieja
Jul 10
1

Ya, I don’t think it’s having the calming effect it intended. I’ll have to listen a few times to be sure. 

Jul 9
4

It’s 100% worth the cost if you are someone who has trouble sleeping. I’ve had it for at least 2 years and I still haven’t gotten through 50% of the stories. The celebrity ones are mostly just to get clicks and articles (seems like it’s working), most are done by professional voice actors (shout out to my main man Read more

Jul 9
3

I downloaded the Calm app in a fit of insomnia at the beginning of the year. 30 days later, I was convinced my apple account had been hacked with a $69 charge!! And then I remembered that I did it to myself. I enjoyed falling asleep to Matthew McConaughey and had high hopes for starting a meditation practice. Didn’t Read more

Jun 16
11

One of my friends here in NYC is a lawyer and he has seen them yelling at each other in court. It was apparently a pretty messy split, which sucks for them but is very entertaining as a third-hand anecdote.

Jun 2
3

We used to do most of our shopping at Hill's. JCPenney was far too fancy to meet our needs throughout the year, but we were allowed to pick one toy from the catalog for Christmas.

Jun 1
4

I went to a college advertising capstone presentation about 10 years ago, their ‘client’ was J.C. Penney. There were actual representatives from J.C. Penney there too, they were looking for innovative ways to bring back their relevance and it was interesting the variety of ways these students suggested improvements - Read more

Jun 1
3

I am about to turn 50, so I have a soft place in my heart for JCP and still shop there. It is hard for me to find reasonably priced clothing for work, that isn’t of poor quality and that will actually last for a few years. Also, for a woman of my age, there aren’t that many places where I can find dresses/skirts that Read more

Jun 1
4

Sears was Amazon before Amazon existed, and they could’ve remained a powerful force to this day had they been smarter, since the transition from catalog to ecommerce is logical and should’ve been easy. Read more

Jun 1
3

I live close to where J(ames) C(ash) Penney got his start in the small store where he started in and bought out to make his fortune & fame. He was only in this CO area for a few years but it’s a classic western main street along the Front Range.  Kinda cool to have that history.

Jun 1
1

I’ve actually recently purchased things from the JCP in the Manhattan Mall (where I also often use the bathroom) and I gotta say that I still like them for a lot of basics. Their store brands (like Arizona Jean Company) aren’t bad and when I was looking for suits, after striking out at Loft and Ann Taylor, it was the Read more

Jun 1
4

Most of the items in my house growing up (in the 80s and 90s) came from Penney’s. Then my family got some money and we moved up to Macy’s when that was still fancy. Most of my work clothes still come from Penney’s, so I really need them to stay in business. (Judge me all you want, but I’m over 40 and over a straight Read more

Jun 1
5

I can only speak for their menswear and home goods but everything you said is wrong. JCP put out great quality stuff for a single price that was better than their competitors.

I can give you examples. The Oxford Broadcloth shirt is a menswear staple. At the time, most retailers like Gap and American Eagle, charged $50 Read more

Jun 1
5

This is so on point - people love to talk about the ‘death of retail’ but retail is actually thriving in places where people have money to spend. I work in apparel, and the gap in performance between the top ~100 or so locations for any given retailer vs. the rest of the fleet is a reflection of income inequality Read more

Jun 1
4

I would head into our local JC Penny here and there when I wanted to go to Sephora. A while back, if you walked around and looked at their merchandise, they had some great brands and lots of items of very good quality, and it was reasonably priced.
Then, the problem I saw was first off, instead of sticking with their Read more

Jun 1
27

The faltering of 2011 is an interesting case-study in behavioral economics. They made products cheaper overall, yet people preferred the higher-priced items so they could get the rush of getting a discount. Makes no damn sense, especially because retailers like Walmart and Target rarely have coupons or (Significant) sa Read more

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