Episode 168: Dr. Martens vs. Steve Madden, FTC vs. Celebs, Sears’ CEO vs. Blogging   Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we talk about whether  Macy’s  is really becoming another discount store.  Roberto Cavalli  has a new creative director, the  FTC  sent a “warning” to celebrities, and  Dr. Martens  is suing Steve Madden. The CEO of  Sears  wrote a blistering blog post calling out the store’s vendors, and we talk about the pros and cons of  ethical and eco-friendly collections  made by fast-fashion brands. Plus, there’s a new  wearable  with major medical implications. Come hang out!

Episode 168: Dr. Martens vs. Steve Madden, FTC vs. Celebs, Sears’ CEO vs. Blogging

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week, we talk about whether Macy’s is really becoming another discount store. Roberto Cavalli has a new creative director, the FTC sent a “warning” to celebrities, and Dr. Martens is suing Steve Madden. The CEO of Sears wrote a blistering blog post calling out the store’s vendors, and we talk about the pros and cons of ethical and eco-friendly collections made by fast-fashion brands. Plus, there’s a new wearable with major medical implications. Come hang out!

Episode 165: Ivanka Fashion Problems, LuLaRoe Refunds, Beauty Crime   Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! We start with an Ivanka Trump two-fer: a  fashion non-crime  and some thoughts about  international  relations!  J.Crew  cut 250 jobs,  Dior  got bought for a ton of cash (actually Euros), and  LuLaRoe ’s “Make Good” refund claim period is….eye roll. The secret shame of ecommerce is logistics, if you can believe it.  Jimmy Choo  is for sale, and an underground  cosmetics ring  got busted (yes, another one). Come hang out!

Episode 165: Ivanka Fashion Problems, LuLaRoe Refunds, Beauty Crime

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! We start with an Ivanka Trump two-fer: a fashion non-crime and some thoughts about international relations! J.Crew cut 250 jobs, Dior got bought for a ton of cash (actually Euros), and LuLaRoe’s “Make Good” refund claim period is….eye roll. The secret shame of ecommerce is logistics, if you can believe it. Jimmy Choo is for sale, and an underground cosmetics ring got busted (yes, another one). Come hang out!

Episode 147: Bobbi Brown, Rebecca Minkoff Ditches NYFW, Prada Problems   Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! First, which  product  for the home are Millennials ditching? The answer may surprise you, unless you’re a Millennial.  Bobbi Brown  is stepping down from her namesake company, and  Land’s End  has another new CEO.  Rebecca Minkoff  is moving her February NYFW efforts somewhere warmer, and a major luxury brand scored embarrassingly low in a  new study . Kaarin has fashion-crime news about an interesting decision by  Chicago-area police . Come hang out!

Episode 147: Bobbi Brown, Rebecca Minkoff Ditches NYFW, Prada Problems

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! First, which product for the home are Millennials ditching? The answer may surprise you, unless you’re a Millennial. Bobbi Brown is stepping down from her namesake company, and Land’s End has another new CEO. Rebecca Minkoff is moving her February NYFW efforts somewhere warmer, and a major luxury brand scored embarrassingly low in a new study. Kaarin has fashion-crime news about an interesting decision by Chicago-area police. 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 144: Paris Jewelry Heists, Fashion & Mental Health, India’s Financial Crisis   Welcome to another edition of Pop Fashion podcast! Whew, do we have some doozies for you this week! First up - the  U.S. Department of Labor  contends that factory workers who supply clothes to stores including Forever 21 and Ross Dress for Less are being underpaid. In international news,  India  is going through a complete currency overhaul and it is hitting retailers hard. It’s the second week in a row where we discuss  Sarah Jessica Parker . This time it’s because she’s opening a flagship store right here in Washington, D.C. There is now an app for people who want to boycott  Trump  products, and the big  pilot strike  (that was directly impacting Amazon and DHL) is now over. Fashion CRIIIMMMMMEEEEE is always our favorite subject. We have two stories coming at you - one about a  shady stylist  and another involving a  high profile robbery  in Paris. Also, a new article from The Business of Fashion asks important questions about the importance of  mental health  in the fashion industry. You can always sit next to us!

Episode 144: Paris Jewelry Heists, Fashion & Mental Health, India’s Financial Crisis

Welcome to another edition of Pop Fashion podcast! Whew, do we have some doozies for you this week! First up - the U.S. Department of Labor contends that factory workers who supply clothes to stores including Forever 21 and Ross Dress for Less are being underpaid. In international news, India is going through a complete currency overhaul and it is hitting retailers hard. It’s the second week in a row where we discuss Sarah Jessica Parker. This time it’s because she’s opening a flagship store right here in Washington, D.C. There is now an app for people who want to boycott Trump products, and the big pilot strike (that was directly impacting Amazon and DHL) is now over. Fashion CRIIIMMMMMEEEEE is always our favorite subject. We have two stories coming at you - one about a shady stylist and another involving a high profile robbery in Paris. Also, a new article from The Business of Fashion asks important questions about the importance of mental health in the fashion industry. You can always sit next to us!

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 111: Kerry Washington’s Adweek Cover, Dov Charney’s New Fashion Plan, Lessons from Mad Men    Welcome to another edition of Pop Fashion! This week we have a great  fashion crime story  (that leads into a discussion of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Lisa gives an update on the  Navajo Nation/Urban Outfitters case , cotton might be banned from  Turkmenistan  (which may spiral into problems for the fashion industry), and  Dov Charney  is planning the launch of a new company. Also, what is going on with the  Kerry Washington  cover on Adweek? For our main topic we discuss an article by Matthew Weiner. The creator of  Mad Men  helps us think about artistic processes and what happens when we are in a creative desert. Come hang out!

Episode 111: Kerry Washington’s Adweek Cover, Dov Charney’s New Fashion Plan, Lessons from Mad Men

Welcome to another edition of Pop Fashion! This week we have a great fashion crime story (that leads into a discussion of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Lisa gives an update on the Navajo Nation/Urban Outfitters case, cotton might be banned from Turkmenistan (which may spiral into problems for the fashion industry), and Dov Charney is planning the launch of a new company. Also, what is going on with the Kerry Washington cover on Adweek? For our main topic we discuss an article by Matthew Weiner. The creator of Mad Men helps us think about artistic processes and what happens when we are in a creative desert. Come hang out!

Episode 86: Fashion Runway Diversity, Birchbox’s New Beauty Line, Your Personal Brand   Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week we talk about the upcoming retirement of  America’s Next Top Model  after 12 years,  Bulgari’s  tax evasion trial in Italy, and  Birchbox’s  new in-house beauty brand.  New York and Paris  have launched a business exchange program to make it easier for startups to start doing business internationally. On the runway, an alarming survey has been released about  diversity  in fashion week shows. There’s a new  comic  about the fashion industry, and we think it’ll knock your socks off, and we’ve got new data about which cities love to use  coupons . Our main topic this week: branding. We dig around in Ann Friedman’s New Republic article about what  personal branding  means  today . Come hang out!

Episode 86: Fashion Runway Diversity, Birchbox’s New Beauty Line, Your Personal Brand

Welcome to another episode of Pop Fashion! This week we talk about the upcoming retirement of America’s Next Top Model after 12 years, Bulgari’s tax evasion trial in Italy, and Birchbox’s new in-house beauty brand. New York and Paris have launched a business exchange program to make it easier for startups to start doing business internationally. On the runway, an alarming survey has been released about diversity in fashion week shows. There’s a new comic about the fashion industry, and we think it’ll knock your socks off, and we’ve got new data about which cities love to use coupons. Our main topic this week: branding. We dig around in Ann Friedman’s New Republic article about what personal branding means today. Come hang out!

Episode 76! Woot.   Please tolerate delays in sharing the links we talk about in our latest episode. Lisa’s drowning in moving boxes and her role as lead Pop Fashion social media maven will have to wait. You guys get it. Moving blows.  This week in hot topics - garment workers are fainting in Cambodia, interns are suing Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s company, H&M sister brand “& Other Stories” launched the first all-transgender campaign, and J.Crew announced their fall fashion colors. Also, a fashion crime story out of Mexico has everything (retail, data hacks, murder), and a currency devaluation in China has luxury retailers concerned. Our main topic is about the phone. Why do we hate to answer the phone? Is it just a millennial thing, or are we all becoming phone averse? How does a phone call fit into the larger spectrum of communication?  Come hang out!

Episode 76! Woot.

Please tolerate delays in sharing the links we talk about in our latest episode. Lisa’s drowning in moving boxes and her role as lead Pop Fashion social media maven will have to wait. You guys get it. Moving blows.

This week in hot topics - garment workers are fainting in Cambodia, interns are suing Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s company, H&M sister brand “& Other Stories” launched the first all-transgender campaign, and J.Crew announced their fall fashion colors. Also, a fashion crime story out of Mexico has everything (retail, data hacks, murder), and a currency devaluation in China has luxury retailers concerned. Our main topic is about the phone. Why do we hate to answer the phone? Is it just a millennial thing, or are we all becoming phone averse? How does a phone call fit into the larger spectrum of communication? Come hang out!