Month: July 2020

A fashion editor reveals Amazon’s 11 best hidden gems, all under $50

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Amazon has surprisingly great basics for summer, fall and beyond. (Photos: Amazon)
Amazon has surprisingly great basics for summer, fall and beyond. (Photos: Amazon)

Fashion guru Andrea Linett, author of The Cool Factor and style blog I Want to Be Herpicks 11 chic staples your closet is craving.

Did you know that Amazon has its own brands of clothing? Ok, maybe you did—but did you know that the pieces are super chic? Seriously. Amazon, as we all know, has it all. But now that the online retailer is overflowing with fashionable goods, never has one-stop shopping been more exciting.

Next time you’re loading your cart with AA batteries and toothpaste, stop and check out the completely affordable and totally fab Amazon house brands, from Lark &

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The Future of African Fashion Post-Pandemic, Upcoming Documentary Gives Intimate Look at Martin Margiela

Plus, beauty brands are tackling unsexy grooming concerns with slick packaging.

<em>Looks from Fruche's Spring 2019 runway show at Lagos Fashion Week in October 2018. </em>
Looks from Fruche’s Spring 2019 runway show at Lagos Fashion Week in October 2018.

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

The future of African fashion post-pandemic 
Designers in Africa are particularly vulnerable to the damaging effects of Covid-19, as most of them rely on store sales, in-house production and physical shows to gain a following and run their businesses. Their survival post-pandemic will depend on using online tools to ramp up e-commerce and rethinking retailer-brand relationships. {Vogue Business

Upcoming documentary gives intimate look at Martin Margiela
Long thought of as fashion’s Banksy, we’re finally getting an intimate look at Martin Margiela through a new documentary by Reiner Holzer. Tilted “Martin Margiela: In His Own Words,” the film features interviews with Margiela himself, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carine Roitfeld, trend forecaster Lidewij

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Big Tech Goes on Shopping Spree, Brushing Off Antitrust Scrutiny

(Bloomberg) — The biggest U.S. technology companies have gone on a buying spree this year, waving off intense scrutiny from competition watchdogs and critics who say they’ve bolstered their power by snatching up nascent rivals.

The number of acquisitions by the five largest companies — Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc., and Microsoft Corp. — came at the fastest pace through June since 2015, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Tech deals are accelerating even in the face of stepped-up antitrust scrutiny under the Trump administration. Federal officials are investigating Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon for antitrust violations, and the Justice Department under Attorney General Willliam Barr is expected to file a monopolization case against Google in the coming weeks. Google and Facebook are also contending with investigations by state attorneys general.

A House panel is also conducting an inquiry into the state of competition in the

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Five things you may not know about the fashion firm

You might have bought some joggers from there, or seen your favourite Instagram star wearing one of their dresses, but how much do you really know about Boohoo?

The online fashion firm has been a real winner during lockdown, with a massive increase in its sales by 45% to £368m in the three months to the end of May.

But it’s been hit by claims that workers at a Leicester factory that supplies some of its clothes were paid just £3.50 an hour, while being offered no coronavirus protection.

Boohoo has said it’s launching an investigation, but experts say it could struggle to make a comeback after the controversy.

Here’s five things you may not know about the company.

1. The Manchester-based family behind it are billionaires

Boohoo was founded by entrepreneur Mahmud Kamani and designer Carol Kane.

The pair had worked together at Pinstripe Clothing, a company that was

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