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How Much for That Tree? $35 in Harlem, or $135 in SoHo
by By LUIS FERRÉ-SADURNÍ
A shortage of evergreens, originating with the recession, has driven prices up in New York. Ultimately, though, what you pay depends on where you live.
Parents, How Did You Get That Hot Toy? Share Your Story.
by By CARLA CORREA
The New York Times wants to know to what lengths you have gone to get your child a toy for the holidays.
I Grew Up Around Korean Beauty Products. Americans, You?ve Been Had.
by By EUNY HONG
The pedestrian origin story of the triple cleanse and snail slime face serum.
10 Hot Toys That Changed the Way People Play
by By ZACH WICHTER
Hot toys are often like comets, lighting up the sky and fading quickly from view. But some have been more enduring. Here are some of the biggest hits.
Fair Hopping and Shopping at Art Basel Miami Beach
by By ALISON S. COHN
Prep for the action: pop-ups, store events and artist collaborations.
Why Is There No Great Multibrand Men?s Store in New York?
by By JON CARAMANICA
Reign, newly opened in the meatpacking district, aims to be a one-stop men?s wear shop.
Rules of Good Gift Giving
by By HAYLEY PHELAN
Stumped for what to buy the hard-to-shop-for crowd on your list? We have answers.
Death of Retail? 2017 Was All About the Empire of Luxury E-Tail
by By ELIZABETH PATON
These are the Napoleons busy dividing the shopping streets of the virtual world between them.
The Old Suburban Office Park Is Getting a Big Reboot
by By MIRANDA S. SPIVACK
As businesses leave, developers around the country are considering new uses for office and industrial parks, often lifeless spaces far from restaurants and retail.
The Empty Storefronts in New York City
Readers offer additional reasons for the trend.