Are consumers about to buy a ton of new clothes post-pandemic?

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‘Rejected and betrayed’: Australians stranded in India speak of heartbreak

More than 9,000 Australians remain trapped in India by the Coalition’s Covid travel ban. Many travelled before the crisis to visit sick and dying relatives, and say they are angry at their treatment. Here are six of their stories (Clockwise from top) Subra Somayajula, Paramjit Khare, Vishal Dhanda, Shruthi Parepalli, Vamshi Parepalli, and Ramana Akula are all Australia citizens who are stranded in India due to the Morrison government’s travel ban. Many say Christmas Island detention centre should be used as a quarantine facility to accept arrivals from

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Acceleration of Online Shopping in 2020 Yielded Robust Growth Across Digital Channels in the First Quarter of This Year, Kenshoo Report Reveals | News

SAN FRANCISCO, April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Kenshoo, a global leader in marketing intelligence and activation technology, is releasing the Q1 2021 Digital Marketing Quarterly Trends Report, outlining the digital advertising trends that dominated the first quarter of 2021. The sustained popularity of online shopping pushed brands to continue investing heavily in support for their online channels, triggering growth in spending across Paid Search, Retail Media, and Social.

Retail Media Brings in New Players and Booming Spending

The first quarter of 2021 proved to be strong for Retail Media spending with new players rolling out broader advertising

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Los Angeles Malls Reopen After COVID-19 Closures

Westfield Santa Anita. Image courtesy Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

After long months of COVID-19 closures, a number of Los Angeles County indoor malls reopened Oct. 7, but they were required to reopen at a limited capacity.

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health gave a green light for indoor malls to reopen on Sept. 30. However, the health department told mall retailers that they must restrict capacity of indoor crowds to 25 percent of pre-pandemic consumer traffic, according to health department statements.

Los Angeles area malls reopening included Beverly Center, owned by Taubman Centers, and the Glendale Galleria, owned by the

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Cupertino project can proceed, judge rules

CUPERTINO — Plans to turn the old Vallco Shopping Mall into a massive housing, office and retail complex can proceed full-steam ahead after the developer won a decisive victory in court Wednesday.

Concluding a lengthy battle over the project — which would bring 2,402 apartments, 400,000 square feet of retail and 1.8 million square feet of office space to Cupertino — a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge ruled city officials did not err when they green-lighted the development and gave it fast-track status. The ruling is a major win for YIMBY and pro-development activists, and a heavy blow to

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Why buying vintage clothes is ‘the new luxury’

Akinsete remembers vintage’s 1990s resurgence, when he and business partner Govella Pangidzwa, opened Souled Out, a small shop on Portobello Green. “The timing was perfect. Portobello was like East London now, super hip. Kate Moss and Helena Christensen, Björk and Kylie, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana: they all came in.” What’s different today? “It’s more than just trendy, it’s a lifestyle – [the popularity of vintage] has come through education and it’s a response to fast fashion – and that’s good.” Currently, Akinsete is working with auction house Bonhams as it prepares its Cool Britannia exhibition for next

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