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Strappy high-heel sandals

Strappy high-heel sandals or open-toed pumps may make freshly pedicured toes look fabulous, but many podiatrists insist they aren’t really shoes — they’re masochistic torture tools. Michael Liebow, a podiatrist in Bethesda, Md., pulls out a wince-inducing...

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Golden threads for the undie drawers

Imagine if you were so rich you could wear golden underwear. Thanks to Sascha Hertli,Buy the Michael Kors Skorpios and luxury leather purses at hotmkbags. you can now feel that golden touch close to your skin - for a price. Hertli, the chief executive...

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How mending luxury leather products

Chun Powhughe, the 60-year-old co-owner of Kim Brothers at Jor Bagh in New Delhi, is as comfortable as an old shoe in his 300 sq ft store that is brimming over with his own brand of handcrafted shoes and hundreds of old Louis Vuittons, Tod's and Christian...

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Bespoke shoes, Italian-style

An eager young woman is standing on a piece of white paper in her bare feet. Gianluigi Colombo is on his knees next to her, staring and muttering. His assistant, also kneeling, is drawing on a piece of paper and taking notes. Colombo, 69, is a shoemaker...

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What to Watch This Week

You can never know in advance all the news that will move the market in a given week, but some things you can see coming. From a new movie with soaring expectations to an earnings report whipped up by the country's largest stand-alone smoothie chain,...

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Retail Therapy May Reduce Loneliness

In some verbal jiu jitsu, a professor of marketing at Tilburg University in the Netherlands says that although loneliness may foster materialism, materialism sometimes alleviates the feeling of loneliness. Shoppers described as "happy hedonists" may become...

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On and off court

Normally chirpy and bubbling with enthusiasm, Ivory Latta sounded a tad worn down during a recent Sunday phone conversation. She was, with good reason. The former York Comprehensive basketball standout had just played in the WNBA All-Star game the day...

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Police undercover hunt thieves

Plain-clothed officers and uniformed colleagues with be tasked with identifying thieves and pickpockets during the next month. Officers will be working closely with council staff who monitor CCTV to pursue organised criminals using “distraction techniques”...

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Tax holiday

Virginia's annual back-to-school sales tax holiday begins Friday. During the three-day tax holiday, shoppers can purchase certain school supplies and clothing items tax-free. In Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia, the sales tax changed from 5 to 6 percent...

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