FASHION

Why young shoppers are going wild for low-cost fashion dupes

Welcome to the age of the dupe – the imitations, or even copies, of big-brand products, sometimes coming dangerously close to counterfeiting.

It’s a trend that’s growing on social media, to the extent that people are now proudly unearthing these low-cost versions of bags, clothes, shoes and beauty products, drawing their inspiration from the runways.

Not everyone can afford to invest in a Prada bag – far from it – so the average person sometimes turns to similar pieces, similar in style anyway, sold at low-cost prices.

The concept is certainly not new, with imitations being made for several decades, if not more. But it has perhaps never before been a subject of such pride.

The boundary between imitations and counterfeits is sometimes a little blurry, but what’s today known as dupes are everywhere on social networks, much to the delight of users who are only too happy

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FASHION

Lulu’s Fashion Lounge: Increasing Revenues But Inefficient Operations (NASDAQ:LVLU)

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Lulu’s Fashion Lounge Holdings (NASDAQ:LVLU) has filed for an IPO during some of the most volatile times in the past few decades. Additionally, the fragmentation and volatility in the fashion industry is widely known. The huge cash

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FASHION

Hailey Bieber showed off her sleek style as she joins husband Justin Bieber for London Fashion week

Hailey Bieber took to Instagram to share a seven-image carousel with fans as she joined her husband, Justin Bieber, in the UK on Friday.

The runway veteran showed off her European style in a selection of snaps captioned, ‘Cheerio.’

The 26-year-old model – who hinted she had baby fever after her idyllic Hawaiian getaway – wore a long black dress under two jackets for different looks.

The Rhode Skin founder wore a long black leather coat and added slender dark sunglasses.

Following recent internet drama that caused Selena Gomez to retreat from social media, Hailey used the app’s feature that limits comments on the post.

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Cheerio: Hailey Bieber took to Instagram to share a seven-image carousel as she joins her husband, Justin Bieber in the UK. The Rhode Skin founder wore

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SHOPPING

Getting Ready With ‘The White Lotus’ Star Will Sharpe for the SAG Awards

Will Sharpe is numerous things: a writer, a director, one of the many stars in the hit second season of The White Lotus. But he is not, by his own admission, a member of the world of fashion. In fact, he’s far from it. “This is such a new world for me,” he tells W over Zoom. “I don’t know how you’re supposed to talk about it. I don’t know the phraseology.” Despite that, it was Sharpe who was called upon to bring Maximilian Davis’s sophomore collection for Ferragamo to the red carpet, just days after it debuted in Milan. It may have seemed like an odd choice—why not tap Uma Thurman, Hunter Schafer, or any of the other bona fide fashionphiles who sat front row at the presentation? But there’s something about Sharpe that allows him to fit squarely into the vision that Davis has created for Ferragamo over

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FASHION

Angela Simmons Slays An All Black Street Style Look On IG

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Angela Simmons took to Instagram to show off her killer style and fashion sense earlier this week when she rocked a super trendy all black look.

Taking to the platform, the model and social media influencer

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JEWELRY

Report details wreckage of fatal New Mexico helicopter crash, + More

Report details wreckage of fatal New Mexico helicopter crash – Associated Press

Federal transportation authorities said Friday that a helicopter returning home from a firefighting mission made a rapid descent without making any turns before plowing into the ground last month, killing the four first responders onboard.

Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board released their preliminary report, noting that two witnesses on a ridge about half a mile away were observing the sunset when they saw the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Office helicopter go down in the hills near the northern New Mexico community of Las Vegas.

It could take a year or more to make a final determination on the cause of the July 16 crash. It marked the single deadliest incident for law enforcement in state history and one of the deadliest for first responders.

The preliminary report detailed the crash scene, noting that the main wreckage was

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SHOPPING

Footwear Entrepreneurs Weigh In on Social Media and Sustainability at FN CEO Summit

Starting a new company is never easy, especially launching a shoe brand in the midst of a global pandemic. But some emerging designers have found solid footing, and they shared their experiences on Aug. 3 at FN’s CEO Summit in New York, which was sponsored by FDRA, NuOrder by Lightspeed and Aetrex. In a panel talk about emerging talent, Tina Bhojwani, chief executive officer and cofounder of Aera; Marina Larroudé, chief creative officer and cofounder of Larroudé; Will Cooper, senior vice president and general merchandise manager of women’s shoes, handbags and accessories at Saks, and Amina Means, creative director and founder of Nalebe, sat down with FN style director Shannon Adducci to talk about the big factors impacting their businesses, from social media and sustainability to keeping the momentum going in fashion’s diversity push.

Below are highlights from their conversation.

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DESIGNER

Lady’s Fake Chanel Bag in Trending New Video Causes Stir Online: “What if Na New Brand?”

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  • A video is currently trending on social media as it captures a young lady‘s bag carrying an interesting version of brand Chanel’s name
  • The bag, which has the designer name badly spelt, is believed to be a fake and has left social media users cracking up
  • Only a while ago, internet users reacted after a man shared the package he received after ordering a pair of Alexander McQueen

Just like several other luxury brands, Chanel is well-loved by fashion lovers. The demand for items designed by the brand is so high that millions of fake versions have saturated the market.

While some people have an eye to detect what is real and which isn’t, some are either not blessed with such talents or simply don’t care.

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A video of a young lady spotted with

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SHOPPING

Boredom, loneliness plague Ukrainian youth near front line

SLOVIANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Anastasiia Aleksandrova doesn’t even look up from her phone when the thunder of nearby artillery booms through the modest home the 12-year-old shares with her grandparents on the outskirts of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine.

With no one her age left in her neighborhood and classes only online since Russia’s invasion, video games and social media have taken the place of the walks and bike rides she once enjoyed with friends who have since fled.

“She communicates less and goes out walking less. She usually stays at home playing games on her phone,” Anastasiia’s grandmother, Olena Aleksandrova, 57, said of the shy, lanky girl who likes to paint and has a picture of a Siberian tiger hanging on the wall of her bedroom.

Anastasiia’s retreat into digital technology to cope with the isolation and stress of war that rages on the front line just seven miles

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