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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert accused of hiding sex abuse of former student
Sat, 30 May 2015 04:12:13 GMT

J. Dennis Hastert stumbled into political power amid a Republican sex scandal in 1998 that unexpectedly elevated the husky Illinoisan to a position just two heartbeats away from the presidency. He became the longest-serving Republican House speaker in U.S. history, but remained so proud of his days as a small-town high school teacher and wrestling coach that he relished the Capitol Hill nickname "Coach."

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Adorable Daughter Upstages MVP Dad
Fri, 29 May 2015 18:18:44 -0400

Steph Curry's two-year old daughter Riley continues to delight everyone. This time on a Bay Area cooking show with her mom.
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Big Lots Earnings, GDP Figures in Focus for Friday
Fri, 29 May 2015 03:28:22 GMT

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Syracuse fatal fire shines spotlight on ax murder 2 decades ago
Fri, 29 May 2015 19:58:59 GMT

Nearly 23 years before he was charged with setting a fatal fire , Shaun Bowen murdered his roommate with an ax and a knife he hid in his pants. Bowen was 25 on Nov. 6, 1992, the day he murdered his roommate, Anton Nesper, 36, during a fight over a fifth of cheap vodka.

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Kate Moss and Marc Jacobs Are Calling You Basic
Fri, 29 May 2015 00:00:31 -0400

The designer posted a fun video from their night out in Rome.
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Millennial 'NOwners' follow Uber with new fashion trading model
Fri, 29 May 2015 14:35:59 -0400

Alexis Rutledge shops for clothes at Crossroads Trading Company, which buys and sells used clothing, in San FranciscoBy Jilian Mincer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Allison Armour loves fashion, but doesn't need to keep it in her closet. The 24-year-old frequents privately-held chain Crossroads Trading Co, where she buys brand-name goods secondhand at a discount, then sells the items back when she wants to refresh her look. Armour, a marketing manager for a nonprofit in Oakland, California, has picked up skirts and shirts, Oxford shoes for $30, a J.Crew trench coat for $40 and a Dooney & Bourke satchel for $150, less than half its retail price.

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IBM pitches analysis software for select industry verticals
Thu, 28 May 2015 23:17:02 GMT

Extending the reach of its analysis software and services, IBM plans to release 20 analytics packages customized to the needs of specific industries. Available by the end of June, the packages will target businesses in retail, banking, telecommunications, insurance and other fields.

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Glory of South Indian Sarees
Fri, 29 May 2015 07:22:51 -0500

The best way to explore the glory of the south Indian handloom heritage is to look at the different types of south Indian sarees. This is indeed a very broad category of fashion as every state and region has its own particular style of saree.
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Purpose of Elastic Stockings
Fri, 29 May 2015 08:07:37 -0500

Elastic stockings are functional accessories designed for the benefit of patients suffering from severe physical complications and immobility issues like varicose veins and deep vein thrombosis. Though ambulation is the initial preventive measure used in such patients, elastic stockings can be used as a sequential compression device hose which is also another alternative.
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Top 5 Steps to Store Your Winter Clothes
Fri, 29 May 2015 08:54:45 -0500

As you think about transitioning your wardrobe, the question arises as to what to do with your winter attire. Unless you have a really big closet, it is important to move off-season clothing out of your working closet and keep only those items you will wear in the upcoming months handy. Otherwise you end up with a giant mess and it becomes very hard to make decisions about what to wear.
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What You Think Is What You Get: How to Shop for Clothes With Positive Results
Fri, 29 May 2015 08:56:17 -0500

Today is the first day of spring. Whether you are still buried in snow, freezing temperatures and are expecting yet another snowstorm (as we are) or your daffodils are popping up and color is everywhere, it is time to review and update your spring wardrobe in anticipation of much warmer weather to come.
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Dog found with muzzle taped shut
Fri, 29 May 2015 11:27:22 GMT

CNN Films presents "Raising Ryland," an intimate look at parenting with no strings attached. This short film focuses on the transgender experience as lived by a 6-year-old and his two loving parents.

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Prints: The Evergreen Designs To Offer Elegance To Women's Ethnic Wear Collections
Fri, 29 May 2015 06:35:22 -0500

The printed designs have been in use since the time immemorial. These are considered as the best motifs that can easily offer a wow looks. The designers have been using these in order make the collection more appealing.
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Bridal Lehengas: The Perfect Collection For a Special Day
Fri, 29 May 2015 06:39:16 -0500

The wedding of a woman is certainly a special occasion. This occasion perfectly reflects festivity & lot of preparation takes place during the event.
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Look Ravishing This Eid In The Designer Collection Of Salwar Suits
Fri, 29 May 2015 06:42:46 -0500

The Eid is knocking at the door. The festival is very popular & is celebrated worldwide with pomp & joy. On this occasion, every woman wants to look astonishing.
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Dior Eyes and how virtual reality is changing the way we see fashion
Thu, 28 May 2015 11:21:41 -0400

Screenshot: "Dior Eyes - Virtual Reality - Making-of"When luxury fashion house Dior revealed recently that it was launching its very own virtual reality headset, it was just the latest confirmation that high fashion is getting technical. The French brand has been working on a headset informally known as "Dior Eyes" that will provide users with exclusive backstage access to its ready-to-wear runway shows via specially filmed footage. Dior is by no means the only fashion brand putting feelers out into the virtual reality world.

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Inside American Apparela s attempt to fix its clothes and its image
Thu, 28 May 2015 19:12:50 GMT

The company lost more than $300 million over five years under the leadership of its founder, Dov Charney. It also spent much of last year snarled in soap opera-esque drama, as Charney was forced out by the company's board of directors amid allegations of sexual misconduct and misuse of company funds.

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Abercrombie posts bigger loss, but expects sales to improve
Thu, 28 May 2015 15:06:36 GMT

Abercrombie & Fitch, which is the midst of overhauling its racy image, said it expects sales to improve in the next year. Abercrombie & Fitch began to shake up its image earlier this year to reverse falling sales.

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Abercrombie Sales Plummet 14 Percent
Thu, 28 May 2015 14:10:07 GMT

Teen apparel retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co reported a 14 percent fall in quarterly sales due to weak demand, a strong dollar, and higher discounts. The company's net loss widened to $63.2 million, or 91 cents per share, in the first quarter ended May 2, from $23.7 million, or 32 cents per share, a year earlier.

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Nasdaq All-Time Closing High: Here's what you need to know (Spy, Dji, ...
Thu, 28 May 2015 11:09:22 GMT

Michael Kors shares collapsed 23% after the company reported fourth-quarter results with weak guidance. The fashion retailer reported diluted earnings per share of $0.90 and sales of $1.1 billion The retailer said it expects a "low double-digit" drop in sales at stores open for at least one year, in the coming quarter.

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Cher Stars in Marc Jacobs' Fall Campaign
Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:23 -0400

Given that the singer attended the Met Gala as Jacobs' date, we really should've seen this coming.
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Style Notes: Louis Vuitton Is Luxury's MVP; DVF, Vera Wang Make Forbes' List
Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:29 -0400

Celebrating hump day with four fashion stories.
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Inès de la Fressange opens Parisian store
Wed, 27 May 2015 09:18:59 -0400

Ines de la FressangeFrench fashion icon Inès de la Fressange is making a retail comeback with a new Parisian boutique. The designer, muse, perfumer and author of the book "Parisian Chic" is opening up a 2,150-square-foot (200 square meters) store this week and is planning to sell her own branded products and ready-to-wear fashion line in addition to a curated selection of items, Women's Wear Daily (WWD) reports.

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Highlights from Louis Vuitton's 'Series 2' fashion exhibition in Rome include Garbo accessories, magic trunk
Wed, 27 May 2015 10:28:23 -0400

Exhibition Louis Vuitton "Series 2", RomaLouis Vuitton has brought its unconventional "Series 2" exhibition to Rome, inviting the public to discover the inspirations behind Artistic Director Nicolas Ghesquière's third ready-to-wear women's show at the house. Laid out like a journey through the designer's mind, the exhibition shares Ghesquière's vision and looks at how it will shape the future of Louis Vuitton. The abstract title is a reference to the Louis Vuitton logo, which was officially patented in 1908 and appeared on the locks and metal closures of its trunks and suitcases and which the designer plucked from the archives upon his arrival at the house.

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Millennial 'NOwners' follow Uber with new fashion trading model
Thu, 28 May 2015 01:21:26 -0400

Alexis Rutledge shops for clothes at Crossroads Trading Company, which buys and sells used clothing, in San FranciscoBy Jilian Mincer NEW YORK (Reuters) - Allison Armour loves fashion, but doesn't need to keep it in her closet. The 24-year-old frequents privately-held chain Crossroads Trading Co, where she buys brand-name goods secondhand at a discount, then sells the items back when she wants to refresh her look. Armour, a marketing manager for a nonprofit in Oakland, California, has picked up skirts and shirts, Oxford shoes for $30, a J.Crew trench coat for $40 and a Dooney & Bourke satchel for $150, less than half its retail price.

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Cosabella expands to plus size lingerie
Thu, 28 May 2015 03:10:36 -0400

A bra from Cosabella's 'Never Say Never' collection of their new plus-size line.Going the way of many retailers of its kind including Charlotte Russe and Target, the lingerie manufacturer has lauched Cosabella Extended for plus size women. Using the same textiles and offering the same color selection as Cosabella's straight-size line, sizes would pick up the slack at 32-36 D, spawning the gamme from DD-G, and 38 D, DD-F, 1X-3X, through 12/14-20/22.

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Ralph Lauren on board for New York Fashion Week: Men's schedule
Thu, 28 May 2015 07:02:04 -0400

US fashion designer Ralph LaurenThe designer that brought polo to the public is on the schedule for fashion week in both New York and Milan to strut his menswear. In Milan, Ralph Lauren will present his spring 2016 men's Purple Label collection on June 20 when Milan Men's Fashion Week will be in full swing, according to Women's Wear Daily.

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Movers & Shakers: Abercrombie & Fitch, Costco, GameStop earnings in focus
Thu, 28 May 2015 06:58:46 GMT

Among the companies whose shares are expected to see active trade in Thursday's session are Costco Wholesale Corp., Abercrombie & Fitch Co., GameStop Corp., and Avago Technologies Ltd. is expected to report third-quarter earnings of $1.15 a share on revenue of $26.65 billion, compared with earnings $1.07 a share on revenue of $25.79 billion a year earlier. is projected to report a loss of 34 cents a share in the first quarter, according to a consensus survey by FactSet.

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Nasdaq tops all-time high; Dow gains 121
Thu, 28 May 2015 02:44:03 GMT

The Nasdaq Composite Index closed at a record, after the biggest drop for U.S. stocks in three weeks, as technology shares rebounded and investors watched for progress in talks on Greece. Semiconductors rallied, while Apple Inc. gained 1.9 percent after dropping more than 2 percent Tuesday.

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Party Wear Suits: The Most Stylish Attire To Get Impressive Looks
Thu, 28 May 2015 08:00:17 -0500

Indian ethnic wear are considered as the most appropriate attire for any occasions. These not only reflect rich cultural heritage, but also help in offering fashionable looks.
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Tiffany and Michael Kors are big market movers
Wed, 27 May 2015 22:40:03 GMT

The seller of handbags and clothing issued a weak outlook and said sales are being pressured by foreign-currency fluctuations. The hydrogen power company signed a 10-year deal to supply Alston Transport with fuel cells for commuter trains in Europe.

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TV networks face steep competition for viewers as they launch new shows
Wed, 27 May 2015 20:34:04 GMT

Don't adjust your set: some of the TV shows slated to premiere this fall and winter may seem like reruns, but they're actually new. When the big U.S. networks recently revealed their new crop of shows, they included reboots of past hits including Fox's "The X-Files," NBC's "Coach" and "Heroes Reborn," and others that draw inspiration from feature films including "Rush Hour," "Uncle Buck" and "Minority Report."

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TD Bank becomes official credit card issuer for Nordstrom
Wed, 27 May 2015 20:34:03 GMT

TD Bank Group has agreed to acquire upscale fashion retailer Nordstrom's existing U.S. Visa and private label consumer credit card portfolio, which currently totals approximately $2.2 billion in receivables. In addition, the two companies have reached a separate long-term agreement under which TD will become the exclusive U.S. issuer of Nordstrom-branded Visa and private label consumer credit cards to Nordstrom customers.

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The Apple Watch might be killing Michael Kors
Wed, 27 May 2015 18:28:27 GMT

Analysts predicted last year that the tech-savvy watch, which launched in April at a starting price of $349, would c Michael Kors reported a 5.8% decline in same-store sales for its fourth quarter on Wednesday, including a 6.7% drop in North America. Analysts had been expecting a same-store sales increase in North America - the company's biggest market - of 3%.

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Michael Kors posts slowest revenue growth since going public
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:21:02 GMT

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd reported its slowest quarterly revenue growth since it went public in December 2011 as demand for its handbags and accessories weakened in North America, its biggest market. Shares of the company, which also forecast full-year sales and profit below analysts' expectations, fell as much as 19 percent to a two-and-a-half-year low of $49.03 on Wednesday.

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Retail Stock Death Watch: Aeropostale
Wed, 27 May 2015 16:23:36 GMT

Beleaguered apparel retailer Aeropostale can't seem to get out of its own way. For years the company that used to be the hot apparel brand for teenagers has struggled to simply break even and of late, has been losing a lot of money.

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Say Yes To Custom-Made Dresses For Your Wedding Day
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:49:50 -0500

Choosing a wedding dress is arguably the most important decision a bride will make. Sifting through the endless racks of styles and fabrics can make it more stressful than enjoyable, which is why more brides are opting for custom-made dresses.
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Making One of Mom's Old Prom Dresses Your New One
Wed, 27 May 2015 15:50:54 -0500

Like everything else in the fashion world, trends for prom dresses change with the seasons. Having your mom's altered to match you and your style is a unique and affordable alternative to buying a new gown.
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Michael Kors' profit, sales outlook disappoints
Wed, 27 May 2015 13:11:24 GMT

Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. said its earnings grew 13% in its latest quarter, helped by new store openings and a lower tax rate, but the retailer warned that current-quarter results would fall short of expectations. Chief Executive John Idol said the company faced a number of headwinds in the period, including a stronger dollar, which is expected to persist.

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This Swimsuit Cut Is Too Damn High
Wed, 27 May 2015 18:28:26 GMT

The one-piece used to be the modest, cover-up option when it came to women's swimsuits. No longer.

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American Eagle Outfitters poised to pounce with Abercrombie & Fitch weak, analyst says
Wed, 27 May 2015 12:11:17 GMT

The latest evidence came in a report issued Saturday by Janney Montgomery Scott in which the firm maintained its buy rating of American Eagle stock and raised its price target from $19 a share to $20, according to industry reports. On Tuesday morning after a Memorial Day weekend, American Eagle's stock was trading around $16.40 a share, still below the company's 52-week high of more than $18.00 after the company's first-quarter report announced last week achieved 15 cents per share , beating analysts' estimates.

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Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne together again, this time for Mango
Wed, 27 May 2015 10:02:47 -0400

Kate Moss & Cara Delevingne for MANGOFresh from jointly promoting Burberry, the British models are back together again to lead the Spanish high street brand's fall/winter 2015 ad campaign.

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Is fast fashion worth the cost to workers, environment, asks film
Wed, 27 May 2015 11:49:12 -0400

By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Followers of fashion who constantly buy and discard clothing need to think twice about who makes those garments and the environmental impact, the director of a new documentary on the fashion industry said on Wednesday. Andrew Morgan spent two years making "The True Cost" to explore the impact fast fashion is having on the world, after being shocked by the deadliest garment factory accident in history - the collapse of Rana Plaza in Dhaka in Bangladesh. Morgan, a U.S. filmmaker, said it was startling that more than 400 percent more clothing is made now than 20 years ago, with 97 percent outsourced to poor nations where factory owners compete on price for contracts and regulation is lax.
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Tommy Hilfiger re-enacts his Fall 2015 fashion show in Beijing
Wed, 27 May 2015 11:58:17 -0400

Tommy Hilfiger Beijing Fashion Show FinaleFor the first time ever, the designer's entire runway show has been transported en masse as part of the label's 30th anniversary celebrations. Opened and closed by Chinese supermodel Shu Pei Qin, the show was staged at the 751 Gasometer in Beijing in front of 800 specially invited guests and featured every element, including a football stadium set and artificial turf, first seen when the show debuted in New York in February. "Recreating the show in China for the first time has been a terrific way to celebrate the opening of our largest store in the country and the 30th anniversary of our global brand," said Tommy Hilfiger.

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For London's fashion start-ups, it's being social that counts
Wed, 27 May 2015 12:52:47 -0400

Morton, CEO and cofounder of Lyst poses for a photograph at his office in LondonBy Li-mei Hoang and Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - When Chris Morton was setting up a fashion e-commerce company five years ago, he spent a lot of time listening to online music service Spotify. This idea led to the creation of Lyst, a website that enables its community to shop from an inventory of millions of items, follow designers and create personalised lists of brands to buy from. It already has 3 million users a month, and Morton aims to grow to around 20 million in the next five years.

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Cher is the new face of Marc Jacobs
Wed, 27 May 2015 13:53:01 -0400

Cher is revealed as the first face of Marc Jacobs' fall 2015 ad campaignThe 69-year-old Oscar-winning actor, singer and performer will front the womenswear designer's upcoming AW2015 campaign

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5 accused of stealing from Ralph Lauren store
Wed, 27 May 2015 07:02:38 GMT

The suspects stole items of clothing and the total loss value was in excess of $10,000. Security video surveillance of the five suspects was captured.

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Choosing Bridesmaid Dresses - Important Considerations
Wed, 27 May 2015 09:38:39 -0500

As a bride, you want your girls looking just a stunning as you want to look on your big day. You should give enough thought to the dresses you choose for the bridesmaids so they look their best and remain comfortable and confident all day long. While it is not advisable to leave all the decisions in the hands of your girl friends, you still want to hear their thoughts and try fitting your idea into theirs so everybody is happy in the end. A few considerations can make it easier for you to make the right dress decision.
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Tips For Buying The Best Fitness Wear
Wed, 27 May 2015 10:22:55 -0500

When buying for the best fitness wear, there are indeed a lot of important considerations to bear in mind. These will include quality, style, technology used, and price.
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Different Types Of Boy Clothing
Wed, 27 May 2015 11:13:07 -0500

Boy clothing is that type of clothing that is specifically meant for boys. Boys can enjoy the use of boy clothing as there can be a wide range of selection from the variety of boy clothes that are available. As a parent, you must follow the important tips for selecting appropriate boy clothes.
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Tommy Hilfiger to offer USA-inspired furniture from China
Wed, 27 May 2015 02:51:54 GMT

Designer Tommy Hilfiger is etching his name in the furniture business through a license deal with LF Products in Shanghai. The furniture will be available beginning in the fall 2015 in the United States and Latin America, with a modern urban looking New York collection and a country living-style Greenwich collection launched through key department and specialty stores and e-commerce partners, reports Women's Wear Daily.

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Category Of Denim Pants Steadily Attaining Popularity Among Men
Wed, 27 May 2015 08:01:34 -0500

Denim pants are certainly one of the intrinsic components of any man's wardrobe. Popularity of this range of trousers is steadily increasing across the ages.
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PacSun pulls shirt with upside-down American flag
Wed, 27 May 2015 00:39:22 GMT

A California-based clothing company said it will no longer sell a T-shirt emblazoned with an upside-down American flag following a barrage of criticism on social media that the item was disrespectful and unpatriotic. Pacific Sunwear of California Inc, known as PacSun, said in a statement on Monday it was pulling the T-shirt from sale both online and at its 600 retail locations across the United States "out of respect for those who have put their lives on the line for our country."

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Prada and Cartier lose shine in $9.2b hit to luxury brands
Wed, 27 May 2015 11:15:35 GMT

The Devil Wears Prada? The luxury brand feted in the 2006 comedy with Meryl Streep has taken a 35 per cent hit to the perceived value of its brand. The value of the top 10 luxury-goods brands fell 6 per cent, or $US7.1 billion, to $US105 billion as companies from Prada to Cartier grappled with slowing sales in China and Russia, according to a global market report.

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Handbags for Organization
Wed, 27 May 2015 06:52:16 -0500

Handbags have been around for centuries and were called handbags as far back as the 1900's. The thing that was different was that the handbags typically meant men's luggage.
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Selecting the Right Handbag for You
Wed, 27 May 2015 06:53:40 -0500

Handbags have been around for centuries and are not going anywhere anytime soon. With the advent of the purse or handbag both men and women were able to tote more.
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Handbags That Last
Wed, 27 May 2015 06:54:49 -0500

Handbags have been around for centuries and are still considered to be a necessity in many people's lives. Can you imagine trying to carry everything without the use of your purse or bag?
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Guide to Wearing Fashion Scarves
Wed, 27 May 2015 06:55:28 -0500

Scarves make pretty much any outfit look complete. There are so many scarves available on the market that it is literally possible to own a scarf to go with every one of your outfits.
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Mr. Porter.com launches Public School Capsule Collection
Wed, 27 May 2015 07:50:45 -0400

A grey hound's tooth sweatshirt from Public School, €410Designers Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow have joined forces to create a capsule collection for May 2015 for Mr. Porter that includes sweats, spring outerwear and shirts.

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J. Crew CEO's $35M Tribeca apartment now $5M cheaper
Wed, 27 May 2015 00:39:21 GMT

But it's not that Drexler is desperate to sell. Rather, his broker, agent to the stars Adam Modlin, said the new price is reflective of a change in marketing strategy.

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J. Crew is alienating its most important customers
Tue, 26 May 2015 22:29:09 GMT

J. Crew's recent woes are surprising because the retailer was known for having the most ardent fans in the industry, according to WSJ . "Apparel brands come and go.

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Meet the man charged with keeping Apple's gear easy to use
Tue, 26 May 2015 20:29:04 GMT

The man charged with keeping Apple user interfaces looking and working beautifully made his bones by suggesting hand-painted boxes for the original iPhone. That's just one shimmery detail from the resume of Alan Dye, Apple's new vice president of user interface design.

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Nike Shares Could Run Up to $120
Tue, 26 May 2015 22:29:08 GMT

Nike is well positioned to deliver above-consensus fiscal-fourth-quarter results in late June given continued robust results from key retail partners, solid reception to new releases and our survey data which indicates dominant brand preference and...

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Cannes: Behind the Scenes With Supermodel Natasha Poly
Fri, 22 May 2015 16:02:38 -0400

An insider's peek at the Russian beauty's pre-red-carpet routine.
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Style Notes: Band of Outsiders Reportedly Shuttering; Tommy Hilfiger Designs Furniture
Tue, 26 May 2015 20:36:43 -0400

Your post-holiday-weekend fashion recap.
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Video provides a brief history of bikini styles
Tue, 26 May 2015 12:47:51 -0400

'Evolution of the Bikini with Amanda Cerny' screenshot videoStarring model and actress Amanda Cerny, the clip by Breathless Resorts & Spas begins in the last decade of the 19th century in black and white, with Cerny covered from head to calf in a stripy woollen dress with matching bloomers and a hat. By the time the 1930s roll around, the concept of the classic swimsuit concept as we know it today has emerged, albeit with a conservative thigh-skimming hemline and a halter neck strap. Although originally dreamed up by Frenchman Louis Réard in 1946 and seen on stars like Brigitte Bardot and Marilyn Monroe in the 1950s, the first bikini in the video makes its appearance in the 1960s, with Cerny shaking her thing in a pastel floral crop top and matching shorts that provide surprisingly generous coverage.

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American Apparel paving the way in ethical fashion
Tue, 26 May 2015 19:26:06 GMT

American Apparel is a fashion company with an iconic brand, and an excellent product. They are paving the way in the ethical fashion industry through manufacturing their clothes in the USA, sweatshop-free, and with fair wages for employees.

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'19 Kids and Counting' Loses Advertisers Following Josh Duggar Scandal
Tue, 26 May 2015 19:26:07 GMT

Advertisers are flocking from 19 Kids and Counting days after star Josh Duggar admitted to molesting several underage girls 12 years ago, including his sisters. Choice Hotels International disclosed Tuesday morning that it has decided to pull advertising from all future episodes of the reality show.

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Nordstrom makes deal with TD Bank
Tue, 26 May 2015 18:25:22 GMT

Nordstrom and Toronto-based TD Bank Group announced an agreement under which TD will acquire Nordstrom's existing U.S. Visa and private label consumer credit card portfolio, which currently totals about $2.2 billion in receivables. Terms of the purchase were not disclosed.

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Dior releases long version of Secret Garden IV featuring Rihanna
Tue, 26 May 2015 05:57:06 -0400

An image from the Secret Garden IV, Dior's new campaign featuring Rihanna.Dior unveiled their Secret Garden IV campaign last week, featuring Rihanna, and on Tuesday they released a longer version of the video.

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Ciara stars in new desert-themed Roberto Cavalli campaign
Tue, 26 May 2015 12:16:35 -0400

Roberto Cavali Autumn/Winter 2015/16 campaignHip-hop artist Ciara has landed a new starring role in the latest Roberto Cavalli campaign. The American musician is promoting the Italian fashion house's evocative Fall/Winter 2015-16 collection through "Ciara's Kingdom," the story of a world encapsulated in one room. Shot by photographer Francesco Carrozzini, the campaign emphasizes the collection's dreamlike quality, with luxurious fabrics and rich colors adorned by prints designed to "capture the warmth of a starry night with the brilliance of elegant solid colors".

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Luxottica sets its sights on restoring Venice bridge
Tue, 26 May 2015 16:32:34 -0400

The Italian eyewear group Luxottica will pay to restore and maintain the only wooden bridge over Venice's Grand Canal, becoming the latest in a string of private companies to put money into Italy's fragile landmarks. The Ray Ban maker has pledged 1.7 million euros ($1.85 million) to renovate the 48-metre Ponte dell'Accademia, which crosses from the lagoon city's main island to its south bank. Vittorio Zappalorto, Venice's special commissioner since its mayor resigned in a corruption scandal last year, said the work had been planned for some time on the bridge, which was built in 1932.
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Taco Bell, Pizza Hut: Artificial ingredients getting booted
Tue, 26 May 2015 13:22:11 GMT

This Friday, May 23, 2014, file photo shows a sign at a Taco Bell in Mount Lebanon, Pa. Taco Bell and Pizza Hut say they're getting rid of artificial colors and flavors, making them the latest big food companies scrambling to distance themselves from ingredients people might find unappetizing.

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#WhatsTrending: Make Your Own Lip Balm + Crazy App
Tue, 26 May 2015 15:25:36 GMT

There are so many different lip balms to choose from, but the best one might be one you've made yourself! The $16 DIY kit is available at Urban Outfitters and comes with everything you need to create and use your lip balm. It's a super cute gift! ATTENTION: I am not recommending using this app at all, just wanted to pass along the info because it's pretty interesting.

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Activist investor drops proxy fight against Perry Ellis
Tue, 26 May 2015 16:24:14 GMT

An activist investor group dropped a bid to run its own candidates for the board of Perry Ellis International on Tuesday, ending a year-long proxy fight at the Doral-based retailer. Legion Partners Holdings, a California-based hedge fund, had criticized the company for poor earnings and a lack of independent oversight from its corporate board.

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