Best offers on clothing from Nike, Asos, H&M and more

Paul J. Carlson

The coronavirus pandemic has meant all non-essential businesses have been closed since lockdown began on 23 March.

It’s had a detrimental impact on fashion shops across the UK. B2B magazine, Drapers reported in-store sales have dropped 84 per cent compared to 2019, and – despite online grocery sales surging – for the rest of the retail landscape things also look bleak.

Debenhams is closing five more stores across the UK, while Oasis and Warehouse have both permenantly closed after administraitors failed to find a buyer, which also includes around 2,000 jobs losses.

That said, prime minister Boris Johnson has announced all non-essential retailers will be able to reopen in England from 15 June, a move which will include clothes shops, in the latest easing of lockdown restrictions.

As an army of shops prepare to open their doors to the public for the first time in months, many

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This Is Why You’ll Probably Buy A Lot of Your Summer Fashion on Amazon

Paul J. Carlson

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Amazon has new summer sales on tap this year amid rumors that it has pushed back Prime Day.

The Seattle-based e-tailer told FN it plans to hold a fashion summer sales event later this month. Select sellers have been invited to participate, and the deals are expected to start June 22 and last for between one week and 10 days.

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“The Big Style Sale is slated to take place later this month and will include seasonally-relevant deals from both established and smaller fashion brands. We are delighted to help brands connect with our vast global customer base for this event,” Amazon told FN.

The summer sales event will likely allow some sellers to unload excess inventory — a problem that many retailers have reported during the coronavirus crisis. As of now, it’s unclear what items will be included in

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Black and in Fashion, Representation in the Workforce

Paul J. Carlson

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The killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police sparked rage and largely peaceful coast-to-coast protests that have the nation grappling anew with the old ill of institutional racism. 

Fashion — an industry keen to promote its own diversity, often in a self-congratulatory way — is also taking a fresh look at just how welcoming it is to the black community and how it can do better. 

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But for all of those efforts over many years, there continues to be a real divide at the very top of the corporate org chart, where the salaries are big and the faces remain mostly those of white men. There are black chief executive officers from A (Virgil Abloh) to Z (Jide Zeitlin), but very few in between.

In the broader workforce, statistics from last year show black or African-American representation

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Basic Chino Shorts Are a Summertime Fashion Essential

Paul J. Carlson

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We’re all aware that shorts come in so many different styles. Of course, many of Us wear them all summer long, and we’re endlessly grateful for the wide variety available. But if we’re being honest, some are simply better than others — and classic chino shorts are always a must-have!

Depending on the color or print that you choose, this simple style can pack a powerful punch. The good news? We found a pair of chino shorts from Amazon that have become a major hit with shoppers!

Amazon Essentials Women's 3.5 Inseam Chino Short (Navy/White Stripe)
Amazon Essentials Women’s 3.5″ Inseam Chino Short (Navy/White Stripe) Amazon

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Get the Amazon Essentials Women’s 3.5″ Inseam Chino Short for prices starting at just $12, available at

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