Reimagined with a shopping arcade concept, Pop The Arcade to focus more on experience and convenience in new norm

The Telegraph

Fishermen kill whale trapped for 19 days in Japan’s ‘The Cove’

Fishermen killed a whale off the Japanese port of Taiji early on Monday morning, 19 days after the juvenile minke whale had been penned into a cove with nets. Ren Yabuki, director of the animal rights organisation Life Investigation Agency, said two fishing boats from Taiji approached the whale – which has been weakened by not being able to feed since it was trapped as by-catch on Christmas Eve – at around 6.30am. “There were two ships that worked together to put a rope around the tail fin and force the whale’s head beneath the water”, Mr Yabuki told The Telegraph. “They kept it alongside the boat and it took about 20 minutes for the whale to drown. “That’s a really bad way for an animal to die and I’m shaking with sadness at what I have

Read More

Sinead Burke, Maura Horton launch JUNIPERunltd, a new shopping hub for people with disabilities

We are all works in progress; even the successful women you look up to faced stumbling blocks along the way and continue to work hard to stay at the top of their game. In this series, we’re sitting down with the people that inspire us to find out: How’d they do it? And what is success really like? This is “Getting There.”

Maura Horton and Sinéad Burke have never actually met in person, but they’re working closely together to make the fashion industry more inclusive for people with disabilities. Horton, 51, is the inventor of MagnaReady, an adaptive clothing line that replaces zippers and buttons with magnetic closures, and Burke, 30, is an activist and the first little person to be featured on the cover of Vogue U.K.

Both women are passionate about adaptive fashion and inclusivity and have teamed up to launch JUNIPERunltd, an e-commerce platform and

Read More

Cori Bush’s Thrift Shopping Is a Moving Reminder of Political Barriers

Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush of Missouri has brought thrifting back in vogue. “The reality of being a regular person going to Congress is that it’s really expensive to get the business clothes I need for the Hill. So I’m going thrift shopping tomorrow,” Bush tweeted last week. She later shared a trio of selfies amid the racks and snippets of a mini fashion show in the dressing room where she modeled her smashing finds—a maroon patterned blazer, a tangerine peacoat and a long violet trench.

True confession: Not only am I a loyal secondhand shopper, but two decades ago a friend and I opened our own brick-and-mortar swap shop. Dubbed “A Joint in the Family Way” by The New York Times in 2003, it was equal parts community haven and source for affordable clothing for kids. I spent my days buried in piles of other people’s cast-offs, which inevitably were a

Read More

Consumers Remain Wary About In-Store Shopping

Though stay-at-home orders have ended and certain retail stores have reopened, not all consumers are rushing to return to their pre-coronavirus shopping habits.

Consumer research company First Insight has been tracking shoppers’ sentiments amid the COVID-19 pandemic since late February. The most recent survey, conducted on July 10, 2020, found that many shoppers are uncomfortable with in-store interactions, and that safety concerns are rising over time in some cases.

Fashion, beauty take a hit

While consumers have been looking forward to returning to their pre-coronavirus routines, many may be finding that it’s taking longer than expected. For example, many shoppers are still afraid to try on clothes. In fact, 68% of women surveyed in July said they felt unsafe trying on clothes in dressing rooms, up slightly from 65% of women previously surveyed in April.

An even higher percentage of women (80%) noted discomfort with trying out beauty

Read More