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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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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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‘Shameless’ Primark customers strip off on shop floor to try on clothes as changing rooms closed under Covid rules

“SHAMELESS” Primark shoppers have been stripping off on the shop floor because changing rooms are closed under Covid rules.

Staff at the retail chain claim that some customers have been spotted taking off their shirts to try on clothes since shops reopened last week.

Primark's changing rooms have remained closed after shops reopened on April 12


Primark’s changing rooms have remained closed after shops reopened on April 12Credit: Getty
Huge queues formed as non-essential shops were allowed to open for business


Huge queues formed as non-essential shops were allowed to open for businessCredit: AP

And while some employees attempt to enforce the Covid-19 precaution measures, others have given up saying “people do it anyways.”

An employee told the Telegraph:

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The Challenge of Shopping for Sustainable Clothes

Earth Day is swiftly approaching, and that means my inbox is full of promotional emails from clothing brands announcing that they’re becoming “sustainable” or making “eco-friendly” products. But it turns out those labels don’t mean much.


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Neither do other environmental buzzwords common in fashion marketing like “green,” “natural,” “clean,” or “ethical.” That’s because these terms lack concrete legal definitions, meaning brands don’t have to meet specific criteria to use them.

As public concern about the climate crisis, pollution, and other ecological issues grows—particularly among millennials coveted by brands—more of us are searching for ways to shop

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Labor Day clothes sales – CNN Underscored

(CNN) —  

Labor Day’s long weekend is the perfect time to do two things: chill out at home, and round out your fall wardrobe with deals from all the great sales that pop up around this time of year. Labor Day clothing sales are some of the biggest on the calendar, and you can score great discounts on stylish pieces that’ll get you through the cozy (and, well, cold) seasons ahead.

This year over the holiday weekend, stock up on great everyday pieces at Macy’s, Nordstrom and Old Navy — or, if you’re back at the office, pick up

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