Year: 2021

What Fashion Resale Can Learn from Cars and Consumer Electronics | BoF Professional, News & Analysis

There is little doubt that fashion resale is heating up. ThredUp’s July acquisition of Remix and Etsy’s acquisition of Depop the month before underscore the growing momentum in the space and the increasing size and scale of the players aiming to seize the opportunity.

Since 2019, the market has seen at least 4 IPOs, 13 major new entrants (e.g. platform launches or companies directly entering resale), 14 major brand and retailer partnerships and 6 Resale-as-a-Service start-up launches, according to The Future of Fashion Resale, a report by BoF Insights, a new data and analysis unit at The Business of Fashion.

Yet for all of this recent activity, there is still significant potential upside for secondhand fashion, especially as BoF Insights estimates that only approximately 5-7 percent of resaleable fashion inventory is actually resold around the world today.

Fashion resale might still be in its infancy. But as brands and retailers

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Black women’s hair products are killing us. Why isn’t more being done?

<span>Photograph: Hero Images Inc./Alamy Stock Photo/Alamy Stock Photo</span>

Photograph: Hero Images Inc./Alamy Stock Photo/Alamy Stock Photo

A new study reveals what some scientists and researchers have suspected for years – that frequent and long-term use of lye-based hair relaxers may have serious health effects, including breast cancer. Published in Oxford University’s Carcinogenesis Journal, the study found that Black women who used these products at least seven times a year for 15 or more years had a roughly 30% increased risk of developing breast cancer compared with more infrequent users.

The research team also analyzed survey data from Boston University’s Black Women’s Health Study, which followed more than 50,000 African American women for more than 25 years and observed their medical diagnoses and any factors that could influence their health. The results? Of the women followed from 1997 to 2017, 95% reported using lye-based relaxers, and ultimately 2,311 developed breast cancers.

This additional risk factor is just one part

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Alicia Silverstone took this styling tip from her Clueless alter ego Cher

Alicia Silverstone was inspired by her ‘Clueless’ character Cher Horowitz to take Polaroid pictures of her outfits.



Alicia Silverstone standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: Clueless


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Clueless

The 44-year-old actress starred as the fashion-obsessed teen in the 1995 movie, who had a computer system that chose her ensembles for her.

And the ‘Lodge’ star has revealed the one styling tip she took from her alter ego is taking snaps of her wearing an outfit to help her decide whether it goes.

Alicia told Us Weekly’s Stylish: “She [Cher] inspired me, let’s just say.

“I think that in the movie, when she’s taking Polaroid pictures of her outfits to see how they look — we do that.

“I think it’s a really good way for us all to remember a really good outfit once you figure it out.

Gallery: Cannes Film Festival 2021: 10 of the best looks from the red carpet (BANG Showbiz)

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How To Stream The USA Men’s Basketball Olympic Matchup Against Iran

The USA men’s basketball team stumbled out of the gate at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Gregg Popovich’s squad completely fell flat in the opener against France and, in addition to suffering their first loss in the Olympics since 2004, the United States flailed down the stretch in concerning fashion.

On Wednesday morning in Tokyo, Team USA will be back on the floor, and the squad’s second contest projects to be a more favorable matchup. The Americans take on Iran in a game in which they are favored by approximately 40 points, depending on which sports wagering outlet one values. Iran is a team without a single active NBA player, though Hamed Haddadi is a former member of the Memphis Grizzlies and Phoenix Suns, and the United States will have an overwhelming talent advantage.

It remains uncertain as to how Team USA will respond to early adversity. At the same time,

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