As Americans splurge on dressing up again, retailers like Macy’s and Ulta benefit

As Americans splurge on dressing up again, retailers like Macy's and Ulta benefit

A Nordstrom employee fixes a floral dress on a mannequin in one of the retailer’s department stores. Ben Nelms | Bloomberg | Getty Images Out with sweatpants, in with blazers, lipstick and eye-popping prints on dresses. Americans are sprucing up their wardrobes and spending more on dressier clothing, makeup and accessories as they start going … Read more

Meet the Japanese spider silk startup behind North Face’s $1,300 parka

Meet the Japanese spider silk startup behind North Face's $1,300 parka

Now, one Japanese startup, Spiber, is exploring how spider webs could transform the textile industry. The biotech company started by making a spider silk replica in the lab and has since spun out its fabric range to include more sustainable alternatives to wool, cashmere and denim, says Kenji Higashi, head of business development at Spiber. … Read more

Australian Fashion’s Hopeful Rebound – Fashionista

Australian Fashion's Hopeful Rebound - Fashionista

Afterpay Australian Fashion Week wrapped up in Sydney last week, and even as Covid-19 cases spiked around the world, the annual event signaled a hopeful rebound from pandemic-related setbacks. One year ago, it looked as if Australia’s fashion industry had weathered the pandemic better than just about any other country’s: In June 2021, Sydney became … Read more

Ulta blasted for ‘Come hang with Kate Spade’ suicide email

Ulta blasted for 'Come hang with Kate Spade' suicide email

Ulta Beauty is attempting to makeup with fans after ugly backlash over its latest “tone-deaf” email promotion. The cosmetics mega company sent out an email for a Kate Spade perfume on Sunday that unintentionally alluded to the designer’s suicide. Ulta’s message to customers read “Come hang with Kate Spade” alongside a sale for its beauty … Read more

Walmart unveils activewear line with Michelle Smith, Stacey Griffith

Walmart unveils activewear line with Michelle Smith, Stacey Griffith

Fashion designer Michelle Smith and SoulCycle instructor Stacey Griffith are debuting their activewear line, Love & Sports, at Walmart. The line is designed to be fashion-forward, with vibrant colors and unique fabrics. walmart Over the past two years, fashion designer Michelle Smith and SoulCycle instructor Stacey Griffith have touched dozens of fabrics, spitballed brand names … Read more

How a Fashion Bill Becomes a Law

How a Fashion Bill Becomes a Law

Fashion is dirty business. Facts and figures abound that prove how objectively harmful the industry is to the planet and its residents. Maybe you’ve even seen the statistics yourself: Between 4-8.6% of total global greenhouse gas emissions are produced by the apparel and footwear sectors, sectors that are largely made up of women and intricately … Read more

Pandas devour ice cake to celebrate 50 years at National Zoo

Pandas devour ice cake to celebrate 50 years at National Zoo

WASHINGTON (AP) — The “cake” was made from frozen fruit juice, sweet potatoes, carrots and sugar cane and it lasted about 15 minutes once giant panda mama Mei Xiang and her cub Xiao Qi Ji got hold of it. The National Zoo’s most famous tenants had an enthusiastic breakfast Saturday in front of adoring crowds … Read more

11-foot hammerhead shark washes up on Florida beach

11-foot hammerhead shark washes up on Florida beach

CNN — An 11-foot hammerhead shark washed up on a beach in southern Florida, much to beachgoers’ surprise. Visitors at Pompano Beach, north of Fort Lauderdale, encountered the shark’s corpse on April 6, according to CNN affiliate WPLG. A team of scientists from the American Shark Conservancy took samples and identified the shark as a … Read more

Caitlyn Jenner says Twitter ‘shadow-banned’ her after she joined Fox News

Caitlyn Jenner says Twitter 'shadow-banned' her after she joined Fox News

Caitlyn Jenner said she was “shadow-banned” by Twitter after signing on as a contributor for the Fox News Channel last month and that she was hopeful Elon Musk would take over the company. “I joined Fox News and guess what happened,” Jenner, who was known as former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner before transitioning to a … Read more

Fashion retailer Primark seeking upper level of ex-Sears store at Woodfield, village says

Fashion retailer Primark seeking upper level of ex-Sears store at Woodfield, village says

Only five months after the last Sears store in Illinois closed its doors, there are plans afoot for the European fashion retailer Primark to occupy the upper level of that former 50-year-old site at Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg. Village officials say they have been informed that Primark is pursuing a 10-year lease of the upper … Read more