The North Face's newest jacket is a technical wonder: It heats itself. Although for $499, I would expect a fleece jacket to also climb mountains, shovel snow, and balance my checkbook for me.
The world of annoying advertising mascots took a hit yesterday with the death of Carrie Donovan, the goggle-eyed fashion doyenne who appeared in 42 Old Navy commercials. I'll remember the performance fleece jingle on my deathbed. Were those ads the worst commercials ever?