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How Online Shopping Is Excluding the Disabled Consumer

EXPIRED 07/24/2021Photographer: Eric HelgasProduct Credit: Free People cardigan, Morgan Lane bra, ERES pantsRestrictions: Editorial and internal use only. No print or advertising allowed.

EXPIRED 07/24/2021Photographer: Eric HelgasProduct Credit: Free People cardigan, Morgan Lane bra, ERES pantsRestrictions: Editorial and internal use only. No print or advertising allowed.

As a legally blind woman, I’m constantly getting questions like who dresses you, do you have a stylist and how are you able to dress so stylish? There is a major misconception that people with disabilities are not interested in fashion. And if you are a person with a disability that society views as “fashionable”, then it usually comes as a surprise. The major problem with this type of thinking is that it directly affects how much access we have to fashion. And since we are not considered fashion consumers, we are often left out of the conversation of how fashion is marketed and produced.

Adaptive fashion is a term that’s becoming more and more popular as the fashion industry works towards being more inclusive. However, I

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Why Billy Porter Is Calling Out Vogue for Harry Styles Cover – E! Online

When it comes to Harry Styles‘ historic Vogue cover, Billy Porter has made it clear he doesn’t think the choice was all that golden. 

The One Direction alum became the first man to appear solo on the cover of the iconic fashion magazine in all of its 127-year history. The milestone was made even more significant when he posed in a dress topped with a Gucci jacket. However, Porter, synonymous with gender-bending style, was not as quick to applaud the watershed moment. 

“I feel like the fashion industry has accepted me because they have to. I’m not necessarily convinced and here is why,” Porter told The Sunday Times. “I created the conversation [about non-binary fashion] and yet Vogue still put Harry Styles, a straight white man, in a dress on their cover for the first time.”

“I’m not dragging Harry Styles, but he is the one you’re going

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Privacy Concerns Key Reason Buyers Flee Online Retailers | Privacy

By Jack M. Germain

Oct 13, 2021 5:00 AM PT

Consumers would rather avoid brands than compromise personal data, according to new research. Brands that handle consumer data transparently and ethically, however, will be best positioned to navigate and engage with this cautious consumer base.

Shopper discontent with online retail sites is localizing to two major concerns. Spoiler alert: customer experience per se is not in this ranking. It is the need for caution that prominently leads shoppers to abandon their shopping carts.

Consumers’ reliance on online shopping has forced greater emphasis on caution when providing brands with personal data. Results of a recent survey of more than 1,100 respondents conducted by marketing technology firm Wyng released Tuesday confirmed that reality.

The “Wyng 2021 Report: State of Consumer Data Privacy,” revealed that consumers would rather abandon purchases or entirely avoid brands that do not offer assurances of protecting buyers’ personal

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Marks Electrical reveals plans to list on AIM amid online shopping boom

Marks Electrical   (Marks Electrical)

Marks Electrical (Marks Electrical)

White Goods retailer Marks Electrical today revealed plans to list on London‘s junior AIM market after benefiting from the pandemic online shopping boom.

The company, launched in 1987 by founder-CEO Mark Smithson from his father‘s Leicester garage, saw revenues soar by 78% to £56 million in the year to end March.

The listing, expected to take place late this month, could value the retailer at up to £175 million, the City estimates.

Marks has recruited former Nichols CEO, Marnie Millard, as its non-exec chair for its board as it plans the IPO. It said proceeds would be used to help fuel the firm’s next stage of growth, including building brand awareness and expanding warehouse capacity.

Stockbroker Panmure Gordon is advising on the planned listing.

Smithson, who is likely to see a windfall from the IPO, said he is “delighted to announce our

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