Walmart Inc., Bloomingdale’s Inc. and Abercrombie & Fitch are facing a lawsuit in Northern California federal court claiming a purportedly theft-deterring third-party program for accused shoplifters that they no longer use was little more than extortion.
A trio of unnamed shoppers is taking issue with the retailers’ alleged work with the Corrective Education Company, a privately held Utah-based business offering what it calls “restorative justice” programs and technology to retailers looking to unburden their internal security personnel, as well as reduce calls to local police over shoplifting incidents. Theft from retailers in 2017 accounted for $48.9 billion in lost revenue, or about 1.4 percent of total sales, according to research from the National Retail Federation.
Super-influencer @chiaraferragni doesn't miss a beat— or a party. Last night, she inaugurated Pomellato's newest boutique on Rodeo Drive, decked out in bling from the jewelry brand. At the event, Ferragni took some time to sit down with us to discuss motherhood, being a newlywed, and the hotly-anticipated documentary she is currently filming.
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As the conversation around sustainability only grows stronger in fashion circles, Everlane has made a new declaration: it’s saying goodbye to virgin plastic. The company, whose ethos is all about “radical transparency,” in terms of pricing and ethical factories, plans to be completely free of virgin plastics by 2021. “We’re producing millions of units and every unit that goes out is wrapped in plastic,” said founder and CEO, Michael Preysman. “At the beginning, it was like, ‘Hey, let’s just take off all these plastic bags.’ There are a lot of complications to that. Everything you buy in the world comes wrapped in plastic when it comes out of the factory.”
Meet Flamingo. The direct-to-consumer brand is Harry’s first foray into products designed specifically for women. The line goes beyond shaving, venturing into a space that is typically relegated to darker corners of the drugstore — at-home waxing. #wwdbeauty