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Crypto Fashion: Why People Pay Real Money for Virtual Clothes | Investing News

LONDON (Reuters) – People care what their avatars are wearing.

When the virtual world Decentraland said in June users could make and sell their own clothing for avatars to wear on the site, Hiroto Kai stayed up all night designing Japanese-inspired garments.

Selling kimonos for around $140 each, he said he made $15,000-$20,000 in just three weeks.

While the idea of spending real money on clothing that does not physically exist is baffling to many, virtual possessions generate real sales in the “metaverse” – online environments where people can congregate, walk around, meet friends and play games.

Digital artist and Japan-enthusiast Kai’s real name is Noah. He’s a 23-year-old living in New Hampshire.

After making as much in those three weeks as he’d earn in a year at his music store job, he quit to become a full-time designer.

“It just took off,” Kai said.

“It was a new way

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Philips Sonicare Partners with Fashion Brand Susan Alexandra to Create an Exclusive Bold and Bright Travel Accessory Collection | News

STAMFORD, Conn., Aug. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In a first-of-its-kind partnership, Philips Sonicare, the #1 dental professional recommended power toothbrush brand worldwide, has collaborated with New York-based fashion and accessory brand, Susan Alexandra, to create a custom limited-edition travel accessory line highlighting self-expression through whimsical, bold designs.

The collection is inspired by Philips One by Sonicare: a new power toothbrush curated specifically for those who are ready for a step up from manual toothbrushing, with portability and bold colors at the core of its design. It’s microvibrations coupled with soft, contoured bristles provide a gentle, yet thorough clean. Available in both battery-operated or rechargeable formats, and complete with a travel case, Philips One by Sonicare simplifies and maximizes the efficacy of oral care routines, all with a fun aesthetic available in eight unique colors: Mango, Miami, Midnight, Mint, Shadow, Snow, Sage and Shimmer.

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Richmond-based Sassy Jones owner wins regional entrepreneurial award | Business News

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Sansone Air Conditioning Launches Online Booking & Online Shopping | News

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Sansone Air Conditioning, a full-service HVAC provider in South Florida, recently introduced online booking and online shopping on its website, sansone-ac.com.

These features allow prospective and existing Sansone customers to sign up for or renew maintenance plans; order products such as replacement filters; and book service calls—all on their own time, without having to talk to a rep or visit their West Palm location.

Convenient Online Scheduling

Visitors to the Sansone website will find a green “Book Now” button at the top menu on the home page. Clicking the button brings up a list of four options: Schedule Repairs, Emergency, Schedule Maintenance, and Free New System Estimate.

Customers can then select the appropriate category (i.e., Heating & Cooling, Indoor Air Quality or Plumbing) and follow the rest of the prompts to schedule a visit with a Sansone technician.

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