Mall Owner Rick Caruso on Pandemics, Protests, Getting America Shopping Again

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“You know what, we’re back,” said Los Angeles retail real estate impresario Rick Caruso, surveying the smaller-than-usual but not insignificant crowd on a recent weekday afternoon at The Grove, which reopened June 10. “We’re back,” he repeated for emphasis, eyes gazing out at his kingdom over a businesslike black face mask, while sitting at an outdoor table at a sushi restaurant.

Since 2002, The Grove has been a center for a city without one, drawing more visitors annually than Disneyland, who flock to the open-air shopping area and faux Main Street with dancing fountain and an old-time trolley ride, where fireworks blaze on the Fourth of July and it “snows” in sunny California at Christmastime.

After closing in March because of the coronavirus, The Grove was due to reopen June 1, but the plan was scrapped May 30 when the Black Lives Matter

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Amazon’s massive summer fashion sale has arrived with discounts of more than 75%

Attention, fashionistas!
Attention, fashionistas!

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Each and every day, we here at Reviewed track down the very best deals Amazon has to offer. Today, you’re in for an extra special treat, however, as the online mega retailer’s Big Style Sale of Summer has arrived.

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A Prime Day of sorts for fashion lovers, this massive savings event will not only offer deep discounts on pieces from the company’s own in-house labels, but impressive price cuts on a slew of top-rated brands, including Cole Haan, Columbia, J. Crew, Kate Spade, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Bradley, Reebok, Ray-Ban and many, many more. Special fashion-based Deals of the Day will also be run for

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The COVID effect on work fashion in Charlotte

High heels? No thanks. Pants with zippers? So 2019. In the age of quarantine and remote working, comfort is king in the Queen City.

Like nearly everything in life, Charlotte fashion has been turned on its head during the COVID-19 pandemic. With Zoom calls replacing meetings, couches replacing conference rooms and Netflix replacing nights out, business and formal attire are becoming as passe as handshakes. Instead we are seeing the rise of what the Wall Street Journal dubbed the “business mullet” — formal up top, party down below.

“I’d live in my joggers if I could, and the best part is that I can wear a professional blouse up top during my Zoom calls with clients and no one is the wiser,” said Charlotte business coach, strategist, author and podcaster Jenny Melrose. “Plus I’m able to hop up and be comfortable running an errand or playing with the kids. Comfort

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Support the LGBTQ+ Community All PRIDE Month Long by Shopping from These Brands

Gregory P. Daily
Photo credit: Happy Socks x The Phluid Project
Photo credit: Happy Socks x The Phluid Project

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Between the two global pandemics of coronavirus and the unjust murders of black people by police brutality, we’re brought together this June to celebrate the true meaning of PRIDE month: to celebrate the strides our LGBTQ+ community has made for a more inclusive environment, and to band together to fight against the tumultuous bigotry that still plagues our society.

To say the Black Lives Matter movement has nothing to do with PRIDE month, or the LGBTQ+ community in general, is factually wrong: Some of the most pivotal moments in LGBTQ+ history, such as the Stonewall Inn protests, were led largely by POC queer and trans folk.

So, this year we’re going beyond rainbows and glitter to show our support, and we’re asking you to do the same. The following brands have made a commitment this month to

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