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Virgil Abloh to Be Celebrated in Nordstrom’s Latest Pop-up

Click here to read the full article. Nordstrom is dedicating its latest New Concepts@Nordstrom shop to late designer Virgil Abloh. On Thursday, the retailer in partnership with Abloh’s estate, will unveil Concept 018: Virgil Abloh Securities, which will encompass a variety of his endeavors in fashion, art and culture. The shop will include pieces from his apparel brand Off-White, as well as his creative studio Alaska Alaska, art store Canary Yellow and the Church & State merchandise from Abloh’s “Figures of Speech” exhibition on display at the Brooklyn Museum.More from WWDBrooklyn Museum Celebrates Virgil Abloh: Figures of Speech OpeningLouis Vuitton Celebrates...
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From Salvaged Jewelry to Laundry Startups, What to Know This Week in Sustainable Fashion

Click here to read the full article. Salvaged Jewelry to Know: British-based ethical jewelry brand Lylie is relishing dental discards and electronic waste for its innovative efforts but going one step further. Since 2017, founder Eliza Walter has been sourcing material for her designs from a British refinery, in many cases using 100 percent salvaged silver from discarded phones, tablets and computers. Contemporary men’s and women’s jewelry pieces start at 70 pounds and go up to 11,000 pounds for bespoke engagement pieces. All diamonds and gemstones used are either lab-grown or recycled, antique stones.More from WWDA Closer Look at WWD's All-Secondhand...
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The 15 Best Packing Cubes for Travel That You Can Buy on Amazon

If you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website, WWD may receive an affiliate commission. With the TSA reporting the volume of travels on par to pre-pandemic times, it’s no surprise that the influx of travelers has hit airlines and airports hard. Between delays and canceled flights across the board, along with reports of lost or mishandled baggage from customers, flying has once again become a sore spot for many people. Often, the headache comes from even before setting foot in the airport and it all starts with packing—more specifically, the lack of organization or strategy. Packing cubes are truly the unsung heroes of travel: They keep your clothes neat, tidy and organized, so you don’t have to go rummaging through your suitcase, disrupting all other items in your search.
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The Post-Julie Wainwright RealReal Goes Pre-pandemic

Click here to read the full article. The “new normal” at The RealReal is a step back to pre-COVID-19 times — minus founder Julie Wainwright.  On Tuesday, The RealReal gave its first quarterly update to investors since Wainwright stepped down as chairperson and chief executive officer in June. More from WWDPrada Fall 2022 Repeat Show in Beijing2022 Qixi Campaigns from Luxury and Fashion BrandsInside the Temple of Parisian Lifestyle: Pictures of La Samaritaine While search firm Spencer Stuart has been hired to find a replacement, president and chief operating officer Rati Sahi Levesque and chief financial officer Robert Julian are serving as co-interim...
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A Look at Serena Williams’ Best On-Court Tennis Outfits Over the Years

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Designer Katie Gallagher: A Very New York City Story

Click here to read the full article. New York City-based designer Katie Gallagher was crafting her latest signature collection, prior to her unexpected death last month, and now friends, relatives, former classmates and fellow creatives are trying to ensure it will be completed and seen. Raised in a downturned, former coal mining town in Pennsylvania, Gallagher’s steely determination, quiet resolve and tireless tinkering allowed her to forge into New York City’s already crowded, and sometimes cut-throat, fashion industry. After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009, she decamped for Manhattan, interning with Anna Sui at one point and...
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The 11 Best Hair Dryer Brushes, According to Experts

Click here to read the full article. If the pandemic taught us one thing, it’s that we love a streamlined beauty routine. When it comes to blow drying your hair, anything that will cut down on time, yet not sacrifice one bit of volume or shine, is nothing short of a miracle product. That’s where the best hair dryer brushes come in. A hair dryer brush is a hot tool hybrid—half blow dryer, half traditional round hair brush — that can create waves, curls, or a smooth, straight blowout in one simple step. “I’m a huge fan of blow dryer brushes!”...
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Ralph Lauren Has Momentum, but Is Staying Agile

Click here to read the full article. Patrice Louvet said Ralph Lauren Corp. topped its first-quarter expectations and is moving fast — but staying watchful in an uncertain world. “We know we live in an environment that is choppy and uncertain, so like we did during COVID[-19], we continue to build on our strengths and stay in touch with reality,” Louvet, the firm’s president and chief executive officer, told WWD.  More from WWDSerena Williams' Best On-Court Tennis Outfits Through the YearsOlivia Newton-John and John Travolta's Style Moments in 'Grease'Lady Gaga's Best Red Carpet Looks Reacting to that reality means staying agile and being ready...
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Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta’s Iconic Style Moments as Sandy and Danny in ‘Grease’

Click here to read the full article. Though many films have stood the test of time, few prevail more successfully than “Grease,” which starred Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta. Newton-John and Travolta play Australian transfer student Sandy Olsson and greaser Danny Zuko, respectively. Set in the late ‘50s, the film follows the relationship between the two leads and their lives at Rydell High School, confronting social norms and cliques.More from WWDSerena Williams' Best On-Court Tennis Outfits Through the YearsOlivia Newton-John and John Travolta's Style Moments in 'Grease'Lady Gaga's Best Red Carpet Looks When the movie, which was originally a musical, was released...
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Despite Store Closures, Niche Brands Can Still Make It Big in China

Click here to read the full article. SHANGHAI — Off-White is the latest international fashion brand to scale back its China operations after the country’s key cities went through months-long COVID-19 lockdowns. According to local media reports, the label founded by the late Virgil Abloh recently shut down four stores in Shanghai, Chengdu and Xi’an.More from WWDPrada Fall 2022 Repeat Show in Beijing2022 Qixi Campaigns from Luxury and Fashion BrandsNanushka Resort 2023 The brand still operates seven stores in Beijing, Shanghai, Hangzhou, Tianjin, Shenyang and Chengdu. The store inside Shanghai’s upscale Réel Mall has been replaced with Totême, WWD observed on Tuesday. The...
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EXCLUSIVE: Remi Bader Launches Extended Size Collection With Revolve

Click here to read the full article. Remi Bader’s collaboration with Revolve has finally arrived. The popular e-tailer’s first extended size collection with the content creator and curve model officially launches Wednesday on Revolve’s official e-commerce site. The initial release will include 15 styles ranging in sizes XXS to 4X, with a second drop to follow in September, including a special activation during New York Fashion Week.More from WWDSerena Williams' Best On-Court Tennis Outfits Through the YearsOlivia Newton-John and John Travolta's Style Moments in 'Grease'Lady Gaga's Best Red Carpet Looks News of the Remi x Revolve collection was revealed in March, when...

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Click here to read the full article. Ralph Lauren Corp. came into the summer with some momentum, with fiscal first-quarter sales that topped estimates on a constant currency basis.  But the exchange rate and higher operating expenses, in part to fuel “both near- and long-term strategic growth,” bit into the bottom line.  More from WWDSerena Williams' Best On-Court Tennis Outfits Through the YearsOlivia Newton-John and John Travolta's Style Moments in 'Grease'Lady Gaga's Best Red Carpet Looks Net income declined 25 percent to $123.4 million, or $1.73 a diluted share, from $164.7 million, or $2.18, a year earlier. Adjusted earnings per share slipped to...
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Signet Jewelers Inks $360 Million Deal to Acquire Jewelry Platform Blue Nile

Click here to read the full article. Signet Jewelers has picked up online jewelry platform Blue Nile in a $360 million all-cash deal, an arrangement that will help expand the company’s bridal category while appealing to younger luxury shoppers.  The acquisition will also help Signet — which counts Kay Jewelers, Zales, Jared, H. Samuel, Ernest Jones, Peoples Jewellers, Piercing Pagoda and JamesAllen.com in its portfolio of brands — strengthen its digital presence. More from WWDHigh Neck: The Latest High Jewelry PresentationsHigh Jewelers Go Big And Bold This JulyCouture Jewelry Preview: Dripping Jewels “Blue Nile is a pioneer and innovator in online engagement rings...
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