Episode 180: Luxury Shopping, Under Armour Layoffs, Workplace Fashion   Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we discuss  Uniqlo’s  airport vending machines,  Under Armour  layoffs,  Amazon’s  hiring spree, and the return of  American Apparel .  Alibaba’s  doing a lot to reduce its rate of  counterfeit listings , and we get deep in the weeds about men’s  shorts in the office . The casualization of America!!!! We wrap up with some listener letters in response to our story on plastic use. Come hang out!

Episode 180: Luxury Shopping, Under Armour Layoffs, Workplace Fashion

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we discuss Uniqlo’s airport vending machines, Under Armour layoffs, Amazon’s hiring spree, and the return of American Apparel. Alibaba’s doing a lot to reduce its rate of counterfeit listings, and we get deep in the weeds about men’s shorts in the office. The casualization of America!!!! We wrap up with some listener letters in response to our story on plastic use. Come hang out!

Episode 163: Fashion Retail Jobs, Target’s New Technology, Urban Outfitters vs. Everyone   Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, everything’s just dang falling apart.  Retail jobs  are disappearing, and we talk about the factors influencing the recent rash of  retail bankruptcies . Meanwhile,  Target  is getting all technological with RFID tags. Urban Outfitters is in big  trouble  once again for  copying another designer,  and we finally know what happened to  Hood By Air  skipping its last fashion show.  British Vogue  has a new editor,  Coach  has a new CEO,  Gwynnie Bee  has a new designer collaboration, and  Jenna Lyons  is getting a severance package we’d describe as “decent.” Oh, and remember  American Apparel ? Yeah, we do too. Come hang out!

Episode 163: Fashion Retail Jobs, Target’s New Technology, Urban Outfitters vs. Everyone

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, everything’s just dang falling apart. Retail jobs are disappearing, and we talk about the factors influencing the recent rash of retail bankruptcies. Meanwhile, Target is getting all technological with RFID tags. Urban Outfitters is in big trouble once again for copying another designer, and we finally know what happened to Hood By Air skipping its last fashion show. British Vogue has a new editor, Coach has a new CEO, Gwynnie Bee has a new designer collaboration, and Jenna Lyons is getting a severance package we’d describe as “decent.” Oh, and remember American Apparel? Yeah, we do too. Come hang out!

Episode 157: Meryl Streep’s Oscars Dress, LuLaRoe Leggings Fashion, BCBG Drama   Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, Kaarin tries to explain the battle among  Meryl Streep  and  Karl Lagerfeld . Buckle in for this one, kids.  LuLaRoe  customers are having trouble with the quality of the company’s leggings, and  BCBG  is prepping for bankruptcy. In the lightning round,  JCPenney  is closing stores, Moonlight actors are in  Calvin Klein  ads, and Alibaba’s counterfeit conviction rate is freaky low. A  Target  bomb plot got foiled by the feds, major brands pulled out of a summit in  Bangladesh , and a closed  American Apparel  store lives again…sort of. Nothing happened this week, really. Come hang out!

Episode 157: Meryl Streep’s Oscars Dress, LuLaRoe Leggings Fashion, BCBG Drama

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, Kaarin tries to explain the battle among Meryl Streep and Karl Lagerfeld. Buckle in for this one, kids. LuLaRoe customers are having trouble with the quality of the company’s leggings, and BCBG is prepping for bankruptcy. In the lightning round, JCPenney is closing stores, Moonlight actors are in Calvin Klein ads, and Alibaba’s counterfeit conviction rate is freaky low. A Target bomb plot got foiled by the feds, major brands pulled out of a summit in Bangladesh, and a closed American Apparel store lives again…sort of. Nothing happened this week, really. Come hang out!

Episode 151: RIP American Apparel, LeBron James Sneakers, Disappearing Luxury Handbags   Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! We catch up on the end of  American Apparel , the  Carolina Herrera vs. Oscar de la Renta  drama, and figure out that  Schiaparelli’s  couture status got taken away but it’s back now.  Pharrell Williams  is modeling handbags, LeBron James’ 14s are getting some extra fanfare, and  Neiman Marcus  said “wait, nevermind” about its IPO plans. A boot company has major regrets about a  design flaw , and big-name companies are  skimping on new handbag stock . What gives? And Kaarin gives an amazing review of the  Prada  men’s show — but it’s not about the fashion. Come hang out!

Episode 151: RIP American Apparel, LeBron James Sneakers, Disappearing Luxury Handbags

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! We catch up on the end of American Apparel, the Carolina Herrera vs. Oscar de la Renta drama, and figure out that Schiaparelli’s couture status got taken away but it’s back now. Pharrell Williams is modeling handbags, LeBron James’ 14s are getting some extra fanfare, and Neiman Marcus said “wait, nevermind” about its IPO plans. A boot company has major regrets about a design flaw, and big-name companies are skimping on new handbag stock. What gives? And Kaarin gives an amazing review of the Prada men’s show — but it’s not about the fashion. Come hang out!

Episode 146: Fitbit vs. Pebble, Pantone Greenery, Fashion & Beauty Crimes   Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we discuss  Fitbit’s  acquisition of Pebble. What does it mean for lovers of the Kickstarted smartwatch? Kaarin fills us in on wardrobe regulations in Iraq under  ISIS .  Pantone’s  color for spring 2017 was announced, and a major counterfeit crime ring got busted in  Spain .  Coach  has an (alleged) new famous spokesperson, and  beauty knockoffs  are um, dangerous. Oh and also we talk about  American Apparel  a bit, because it’s another week in 2016. Come hang out!

Episode 146: Fitbit vs. Pebble, Pantone Greenery, Fashion & Beauty Crimes

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we discuss Fitbit’s acquisition of Pebble. What does it mean for lovers of the Kickstarted smartwatch? Kaarin fills us in on wardrobe regulations in Iraq under ISIS. Pantone’s color for spring 2017 was announced, and a major counterfeit crime ring got busted in Spain. Coach has an (alleged) new famous spokesperson, and beauty knockoffs are um, dangerous. Oh and also we talk about American Apparel a bit, because it’s another week in 2016. Come hang out!

Episode 135: Snapchat Sunglasses, Zara’s Eco-Fashion, London Fashion Week   This week Paula Schneider surprised everyone by stepping down from  American Apparel , a crazy  fashion crime  occurred in Georgia, and Snapchat (aka  Snap Inc ) is going to start selling sunglasses. In other news,  Zara  is launching its 1st ever sustainable fashion line - but, is it actually better for the environment? A company out of Spain may have the answer (and algorithm) to  stop counterfeit products  from selling online. London Fashion Week’s quirkiness is top of mind as we discuss trends for 2017 and the classic sophistication of a trench coat. Plus, goats. We talk about  goats .  Come hang out!

Episode 135: Snapchat Sunglasses, Zara’s Eco-Fashion, London Fashion Week

This week Paula Schneider surprised everyone by stepping down from American Apparel, a crazy fashion crime occurred in Georgia, and Snapchat (aka Snap Inc) is going to start selling sunglasses. In other news, Zara is launching its 1st ever sustainable fashion line - but, is it actually better for the environment? A company out of Spain may have the answer (and algorithm) to stop counterfeit products from selling online. London Fashion Week’s quirkiness is top of mind as we discuss trends for 2017 and the classic sophistication of a trench coat. Plus, goats. We talk about goats. Come hang out!

Episode 130: T.J.Maxx Fashion, Teen Magazines, American Apparel Drama  Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week we discuss  Target’s  unintentional fashion crime against naptime and dig into a two-parter about  American Apparel’s  continuing issues.  Seventeen  magazine’s editor is out, but  T.J.Maxx  is so hot right now — and so is  DSW . And Kaarin explains a child labor issue discovered in some of  H&M’s factories . Do news items about clothing labor change the way you shop?  Come hang out!

Episode 130: T.J.Maxx Fashion, Teen Magazines, American Apparel Drama

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week we discuss Target’s unintentional fashion crime against naptime and dig into a two-parter about American Apparel’s continuing issues. Seventeen magazine’s editor is out, but T.J.Maxx is so hot right now — and so is DSW. And Kaarin explains a child labor issue discovered in some of H&M’s factories. Do news items about clothing labor change the way you shop? Come hang out!

Episode 115: Aeropostale is Bankrupt, American Apparel + Small Business, Getting Through Burnout    Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we’re wondering why Alibaba got invited to join an anti-counterfeit group — and why companies are  ditching their memberships .  Aeropostale  filed for Chapter 11, and Zara might have ripped off the latest  Yeezy  collection.  American Apparel  is trying to up its “made in America” offerings, and a new initiative has big plans for all the clothing left at the  dry cleaner . Our main topic this week is getting through  temporary burnout . How do you keep going when you can (barely) see the light at the end of the  hardship tunnel ? Come hang out!

Episode 115: Aeropostale is Bankrupt, American Apparel + Small Business, Getting Through Burnout

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we’re wondering why Alibaba got invited to join an anti-counterfeit group — and why companies are ditching their memberships. Aeropostale filed for Chapter 11, and Zara might have ripped off the latest Yeezy collection. American Apparel is trying to up its “made in America” offerings, and a new initiative has big plans for all the clothing left at the dry cleaner. Our main topic this week is getting through temporary burnout. How do you keep going when you can (barely) see the light at the end of the hardship tunnel? Come hang out!

Episode 98: Dov Charney’s Latest Power Play, Hijab Fashion, Adulting  This week we have an update on the ongoing  American Apparel bankruptcy drama  and try to figure out why  Chinese CEOs  are going missing. We drool over  Dolce & Gabbana ’s newest collection and also drool just a little over  Pizza Hut ’s new merchandise.  Gilt Groupe  got bought out, and a  H&M scarf  caused outrage on social media. Our main topic this week is  adulting . What does this word mean, and why has it become part of our  daily lives ? 

Episode 98: Dov Charney’s Latest Power Play, Hijab Fashion, Adulting

This week we have an update on the ongoing American Apparel bankruptcy drama and try to figure out why Chinese CEOs are going missing. We drool over Dolce & Gabbana’s newest collection and also drool just a little over Pizza Hut’s new merchandise. Gilt Groupe got bought out, and a H&M scarf caused outrage on social media. Our main topic this week is adulting. What does this word mean, and why has it become part of our daily lives

#84: American Apparel Bankruptcy, Mariah Carey & MAC, Weird Jobs   Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week we discuss  American Apparel  filing for bankruptcy and what it means for shareholders, Dov Charney, and our nation’s supply of gold lame booty shorts. As  Ralph Lauren  steps down as CEO of his very-long-running clothing line, we evaluate the qualifications of his successor, Stefan Larson. And about those models wearing models on the  Rick Owens  runway…yeah, we talk about that. In other news,  Mariah Carey  is collaborating with MAC, and  Blake Lively  shut down her lifestyle site, Preserve. Our main topic this week: jobs! We’re talking about the lessons we’ve learned from all the crazy places our careers have taken us so far.     So listen!   PS! We’re on  Stitcher  now, too!

#84: American Apparel Bankruptcy, Mariah Carey & MAC, Weird Jobs

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week we discuss American Apparel filing for bankruptcy and what it means for shareholders, Dov Charney, and our nation’s supply of gold lame booty shorts. As Ralph Lauren steps down as CEO of his very-long-running clothing line, we evaluate the qualifications of his successor, Stefan Larson. And about those models wearing models on the Rick Owens runway…yeah, we talk about that. In other news, Mariah Carey is collaborating with MAC, and Blake Lively shut down her lifestyle site, Preserve. Our main topic this week: jobs! We’re talking about the lessons we’ve learned from all the crazy places our careers have taken us so far. 

So listen!

PS! We’re on Stitcher now, too!