Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! Target's Hunter collaboration hit a snag, the feds busted a huge counterfeit cosmetics ring in California, and Chanel store employees in Korea are protesting working conditions. How are algorithms changing our personal style? Are baby boomers the new Instagram influencers? H&M announced its next diffusion line with Moschino, Victoria Beckham is collaborating with Reebok, and scientists discovered a better way to break down plastic waste. P.S.: Beychella. Come hang out!
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! A leadership shakeup at Lord & Taylor was announced right after the big data breach — oh, and there's a lawsuit about that breach, too. Karl Lagerfeld opened his first U.S. store, Nine West filed for bankruptcy, and Marc Jacobs got engaged. Polyvore shut its online doors, and Hanes won a cool sustainability award. Come hang out!
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we’re catching up on the Hudson’s Bay credit card breach and Trump’s Twitter complaints about Amazon. Marine Layer opened Airbnbs above their stores, and fast-fashion stores like H&M and Zara are finally hiring people to focus on diversity. Comme des Garcons is launching a new online brand this summer, and we debate the merits of shopping for investment pieces. Come hang out!
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we try to figure out what's up with leadership at Modcloth and Lanvin. Chanel is coming to Ulta stores, Jaden Smith is launching a sustainable denim line, and San Francisco just banned fur sales. Can Ascena Group, home of Ann Taylor and Loft, survive the retail dip? Come hang out!
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, there's so much drama at Nike that they had to set up an HR hotline. Kim Jones is headed to Dior, Target is showing off Photoshop-free swimwear models, and FAO Schwarz may be coming to an airport near you. Retailers are definitely tracking your habits at the returns counter, and postal workers are drowning under your Amazon packages. And is America's retail apocalypse just getting started? Come hang out!
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! We talk through all the news about Claire's (debt! poison!) and try to explain a "vegan" t-shirt gone wrong at Topshop. Amazon is thinking about offering checking accounts, Uber launched a beauty app, and Toys R Us is prepping to liquidate. Counterfeit handbags are getting harder to spot. Come hang out!
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! We recap the most memorable part of the Oscars: Tiffany Haddish. Burberry hired Ricardo Tisci, Nordstrom's family isn't buying it back quite yet, and Walmart is expanding its meal-kit service. This week in partnerships: Neiman Marcus + Lil Wayne, Nordstrom + Anthropologie, and Walmart + Buzzfeed. Is modest fashion becoming mainstream? What's happening to Yeezy Season 7? Are we about to be part of an international trade war? What could two class-action lawsuits do to Ulta? We ask more questions than we answer, which honestly isn't a new thing for us. Come hang out!
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week Navin joins in while Lisa is out on business. We chat about Bloomingdale’s partnership with Nintendo, La Perla’s possible eviction in Hong Kong, and Gucci’s controversial runway show. Also, is The Ordinary’s CEO being a disrupter in the beauty industry or just acting odd? Urban Outfitters opened a store in Paris, Nike sold out of the Air Jordan III in 23 minutes, and New York & Company is testing a subscription box service. Come hang out!
Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! We discuss London Fashion Week news from the Queen's appearance to anti-fur protests to Burberry's rainbow runway. We update you on the scandals rocking Guess and Lululemon and share the Boston Globe's investigation into sexual harassment against models. Laundry at the Olympics! Goodbye Gap Inc. CEO! Ulta got accused of selling repackaged products! We have so much to talk about this week. Come hang out!
We're so grateful to the anonymous listener who has worked in employment law. This listener offered insight on employment contract and arbitration issues after hearing us chat about it in episode 207. We shared an abridged version of that letter in episode 208, but it's worth reading the whole thing. It's shared here with the listener's permission.
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