Fashion & Shopping

27 Items I’m Shopping From Amazon That Really Need No Explanation

Maybe it’s annoying, but I’m always Slacking my co-workers with links to the cool items I find online. But hey, can you blame me? I’m constantly on my laptop finding cute stuff that I think we’d all appreciate! My favorite site for all the things? Amazon. I’m pretty positive that my whole closet, shoe rack, bikini drawer—basically anything that’s in my apartment—is from the retailer. From five-star reviewed dresses and tops to top-rated shoes and handbags, its selection is so good I don’t even need to explain why I’m always adding everything to my cart. Here are the 27 items I’ve recently slacked my co-workers. 

Clothing

The Drop Nicole Crew Neck Muscle Tank Top ($18)

The Drop Maxine Short Sleeve Square Neck Button Front Rib Cardigan ($30)

Amazon Essentias Drawstring Linen Wide Leg Pant ($25)

Daily Ritual Jersey Mock-Neck Maxi Dress ($28)

Lark & Ro Camisole Top ($8)

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Coronavirus masks set the tone in fashion, politics and industry

They are being sold by Kim Kardashian West, Gucci and plenty of others looking to make a buck. 

They have led to lawsuits, violent assaults and police intervention.

They could help determine whether President Donald Trump or Democratic challenger Joe Biden emerges as the victor on Election Day.

“Masks are becoming a new dividing line,” said Douglas Brinkley, a professor of history and the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities at Rice University. 

During the coronavirus pandemic, face masks worn to protect people from the transmission of COVID-19 have been transformed. There is the clear-mouthed mask, which allows the deaf to read lips; the straw-holed mask, which allows the thirsty to stay hydrated; and the “trikini,” which allows bikini wearers to coordinate tops and bottoms with a matching mouth covering.

A sign of the maskmaking madness: A recorded phone message for customer service at Singer, manufacturer of sewing machines, warns

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crisis puts the brakes on fast fashion

Zara, H&M and Gap may be slowly reopening their stores but the coronavirus epidemic has had a devastating financial impact on the fast fashion sector, which needs a radical overhaul if it is to recover, experts say.

Nearly 40 percent of businesses in the sector are expecting the impact to be “much worse” than that of the 2008 financial crisis, a Euromonitor International survey showed.

It expects sales of clothing and shoes to fall by at least 12 percent this year.

Global leader Inditex, the Spanish group which owns the Zara fashion chain, posted a first-quarter loss of 409 million euros on Wednesday, its first-ever loss since it went public in 2001.

With 88 percent of its stores closed at the height of the global lockdown, the group saw its sales practically halved.

But the group, which has solid financials and whose shares have held up well, has continued to

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Berlin Designers Reel as Frankfurt Claims German Fashion Week

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Three of the most important fashion trade shows in Berlin are moving to Frankfurt, organizers announced Monday.

The first iteration of the new Frankfurt Fashion Week will involve five fashion platforms, three trade fairs and two conferences, one on sustainability in fashion and the other on technology. There will also be runway shows held on the city’s landmark bridge, the Eiserner Steg, which crosses the river Main and lies about three kilometers from the trade fair halls. Around 2,000 designers are expected to take part and 140,000 visitors are anticipated.

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State authorities estimate that the event, which is slated to begin in July next year, will bring between 300 million and 400 million euros to the region. From 2022, it will take place twice a year.

Further details about the content of Frankfurt Fashion Week will be announced this

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