Category: Clothes Shop

Walmart’s new fashion brand shows it’s upping the ante as a fashion seller

The company is launching a new in-house clothing brand called Free Assembly. The 55 piece collection ranges from $9 to $45 and will sell online and in 250 Walmart (WMT)stores.

In a blog post, the company said that it aimed to offer “high-quality pieces” at lower prices. Examples include a $45 structured blazer and a $40 fishtail parka. Some of the items are made from organic cotton.

Walmart’s (WMT) primary business is groceries, which account for more than half of its sales. But groceries are a notoriously low-margin business. So Walmart in recent years has
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Fashioning a new future for the fashion world

Not even a pandemic could stop New York Fashion Week, though it did look different. This past week the shows went on without the typical fanfare, and with far fewer fans. 

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Models pose during the Bronx & Banco presentation at New York Fashion Week, September 15, 2020 at Spring Studios Terrace in New York City.

Arturo Holmes/Getty Images for Bronx & Banco

Perhaps the biggest change came from some of the biggest designers forgoing Fashion Week all together.

“We wanted to be respectful with what’s happening with everything around us,” said Tory Burch. It isn’t that the designer and

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Surviving Fashion’s Summer From Hell

In late April, Amy Smilovic began streaming live from the Instagram account of her fashion label, Tibi. About once a week, she and Dione Davis, her styling director, would put on Tibi outfits and talk — easily, authoritatively — about how the clothes made them feel.

“When you feel good about the outfit that you’ve put on, your confidence just can go through the roof,” Ms. Smilovic said in one early episode, after Ms. Davis modeled a pair of tailored bloomers. In the same session she wryly compared her pandemic state to a “walking pharmaceutical commercial” whose list of symptoms

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Shopping for Fashion, Six Months On

Will shopping ever return to the way it was before the age of coronavirus? Probably not in 2020.

Six months have passed since lockdown measures were put in place to stop the spread of the coronavirus, causing sales for the fashion and retail industries to plunge as stores closed for months on end. Come September, the majority of stores will have reopened, albeit with a slew of new safety measures in place and significantly lowered foot traffic.

Here are five of the biggest shifts in the fashion retail landscape we’ve seen in the age of coronavirus.

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Honda Center in Anaheim to offer drive-thru election voting

In these pandemic times, Orange County voters are about to be presented with an intriguing option: Cast your ballot without leaving your car.

Honda Center in Anaheim will serve as a polling place for the presidential election, with all Orange County citizens invited to drop off ballots there or vote in person — either inside the arena or inside their vehicle.

“A polling place in your car,” said Neal Kelley, Orange County’s registrar of voters.

Honda Center will be a one-stop voting location from Oct. 30 through Election Day, Nov. 3.

“We’re going to have a very large setup inside

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