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Designer Gosha Rubchinskiy is in the hot seat. Over the weekend, accusations surfaced that the Russian designer solicited a minor for inappropriate photos, as seen in a series of screenshots shared by Diet Prada — the whistle-blower Instagram account that has taken up the role of calling out injustices and copycats in the fashion industry. Now...
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VF Corp. has officially announced the name of its denim spinoff: Kontoor Brands Inc. The Vans owner, which split its business into two entities in August, selected the name — a variation of the word “contour” — for its Lee, Wrangler and Rock & Republic brands as well as the corporation’s outlet operations and future...
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U.S. President Donald Trump and China President Xi Jinping had a successful meeting at the G20 Summit in Argentina on Saturday. Trump agreed to hold off for the time being on any new tariffs, while his Chinese counterpart pledged to purchase more American goods. A statement from the White House reads: “President Trump has agreed that on...
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Riley Morrison called out NBA star Stephen Curry for only making his Under Armour sneakers for boys. And now the 9-year-old California girl is being recognized as a voice of change. Speaking with “CBS This Morning” today, the young hoops fan spoke about the letter she penned to Curry and his shoes not being listed...
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Long gone are the days of the mall crawl, but that doesn’t mean consumers have given up on brick-and-mortar shopping — especially during the season of giving. Despite the lengthy lines and crowds associated with the holidays, shoppers are still choosing malls for convenience and immediacy, according to a new report from mobile commerce platform...
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The holidays are just around the corner. For e-tailers such as Amazon and big-box names like Walmart, it’s an opportunity to introduce revamped initiatives, experiment with new technology and display a dedicated push toward experiential retail. But for ailing businesses, the biggest shopping season of the year could mark a pivotal moment — one that...
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Shortly after Toys ‘R’ Us declared bankruptcy in March, the retail industry undeniably felt its ripple effect. Job gains in the sector took a hit after 30,000 Americans were left without work while mall vacancies climbed to their highest level since rebounding from the Great Recession. However, the toymaker’s demise has also left billions of...
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Blake Mycoskie, the Toms Shoes founder who has given away free footwear, eyewear and water to those in need, is taking on a new cause: gun violence. For Mycoskie, who on Monday announced on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” that his company will put considerable financial backing and social media power behind the initiative,...
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Nov 7, 2018 4:51PM PT Kylie Jenner no doubt gets many, many gifts. But we’re sure that doesn’t make it any less fun to receive a package labeled “Louboutin.” Today, the reality star-turned-makeup mogul took to Instagram to show her legion of followers that she received a box from one of the most recognizable luxury shoe...
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Update (Oct. 31, 8:45 a.m. ET) Following comments made on Twitter yesterday, Steve Madden is issuing a social media mea culpa. Last night, the designer took to the social platform once again — this time calling for a ceasefire. The tweet came a day after his namesake brand responded to Nicki Minaj’s claim that she passed...
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