Retailers may want to think twice before removing negative reviews from their websites.

The Federal Trade Commission said on Tuesday that Fashion Nova, a popular fast-fashion clothing site, would be required to pay $4.2 million to settle allegations that it had suppressed customer reviews that gave products less than four out of five stars.

The agency said the case was its first involving a company’s efforts to conceal negative reviews.

Fashion Nova used a third-party product review system that held lower-starred reviews for approval before they could be posted, the F.T.C. said in a complaint. As early as 2015 and as late as 2019, Fashion Nova automatically posted four- and five-star reviews to its site but did not approve or publish hundreds of thousands of lower-starred, more negative reviews, according to the complaint.

Terry Fahn, a spokesman for Fashion Nova, said in an emailed statement that the F.T.C. allegations were

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Nothing is more radical in fashion than an even slightly rounded thigh or tummy. At Paris haute couture fashion week, Valentino challenged the catwalk’s last taboo by using models whose bodies were mostly close to average size, rather than super skinny. With the elegant understatement for which his dresses are known, designer Pierpaolo Piccioli observed simply that he “thought it was time for a change”.

The enduring hegemony of the size zero ideal in fashion has been obscured by the trend for using one or two token “plus size” models in a show – often dressed in longer, looser garments than their slender colleagues, lest their flesh offend. Here, by contrast, leather-look satin hugged normal-sized curves, and sharp thigh-high splits in silk faille skirt flashed glimpses of soft thigh. Bustier dress met skin with a hint of softly oozing flesh, rather than with the clang of zipper against shoulderblade.

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Olivier Rousteing reveals what makes him tick

The latest name to star is WSJ. Magazine’s My Monday Morning series is Olivier Rousteing. The Balmain creative director divulges that his day starts with green tea, lemon juice, orange juice, and yoga—after all, he works through the weekend at his Paris design studio so he needs a gentle way to ease in. Beyond his skincare musts—Augustinus Bader and Avène—and his non-negotiable tailoring—”I always need to wear a tailored jacket to feel like I’m on top of my game. Which is sometimes not true”—the 36-year-old designer also speaks candidly to the publication about representation, dreams, and vulnerability. As for what he’s watching? Why Emily in Paris, mais oui! “I love seeing my city through the eyes of Emily, who’s American. I feel like it’s really fun and really peaceful and that’s what I need when

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And just like that, I watched “And Just Like That …” (Insert emoji of air being let out of a tire, if such an emoji exists. And if it doesn’t, why not?) I was not wearing a hat when I watched it, because I am not Carrie Bradshaw, despite being in her age demographic. Maybe it would have been better if I had.

Because that is, at least for me, the ultimate message of both “Sex and the City” and its misbegotten sequel: Clothing can bring joy. Oh yes, I know that it’s supposed to be all about the power of friendship, but it always strained credibility that these four very different women (now down to three, Samantha having wisely decamped to London) would be friends, let alone that they would have time for endless lunches and drinks and sidewalk strolling in heels. Their friendship was a lovely fantasy,

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) — Third Street Lifestyle Center welcomed Eboni Fashions in 2021. 

Owner Contrell Wraggs is a self-employed welder in Wausau who noticed a need for urban, diverse fashions in the city. 

Before now, he would travel to nearby cities in order to find clothing that more fit his style. “Two hours to go get a jacket. An hour and a half to go get a pair of pants,” Wraggs said. 

He started telling people about his idea and eventually was offered a space on the corner of Washington Street and N 3rd street in downtown Wausau.

He met his now, landlord at the Wausau Center Mall as a teen. He worked at a pizza place in the food court where Mark Craig, current General Manager of Compass Properties, was his boss.

Wraggs was the only Black employee in the food court.

“This is an amazing guy who I’ll

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When Kanye West first met a Birkin-slinging Kim Kardashian (all Hervé Leger bodycons and gladiator heels) he saw not only his future wife but a prospective client. Within the space of a few months, the rapper had introduced Kim to Riccardo Tisci, who was then heading up Givenchy, gutting her wardrobe of chunky belts and peplum tops, as he creative-directed a romance cut from black leather and spandex. Kris Jenner may have managed her every endorsement but it was Kanye who transformed the FlatTummyTea reality star into the bonafide style icon she is today. 

Though they are merely two dates into their relationship, it looks as though Julia Fox is set to follow in the same trajectory as Kim. Last night, the actor diarised her latest rendezvous with Kanye for Interview magazine, posing with Ye as he provided a hotel room’s worth of outfit choices for Fox. With the

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2021 was a year of big moves, devastating losses and cautious but optimistic steps towards a return to life as we knew it — which were, more often than not, met with jarring reminders that we’re still in the middle of a global pandemic and that maybe there’s no such thing as a “return to normal.”

A new political administration in the U.S. had immediate implications on the fashion industry, from introducing us to new faces that would become ubiquitous to a return to using clothing as a messaging tool in D.C. Then, brands began reacquainting themselves with the IRL event, growing in scale and head count as the year progressed. Meanwhile, a global supply chain crisis had an impact on companies big and small — and likely will continue to be an issue in 2022 — and the industry mourned the loss of some of their own.

Ahead, we

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“The List” is PAPER‘s definitive roundup of the most important fashion launches of the month. From store openings to new podcasts, collaborations, initiatives, campaigns, pop-ups, capsules and product releases, we’ve curated the most exclusive and special style announcements from around the world. Scroll through, below, to see what’s in store for January.

Saks Launches Game Day Capsule With Top Designers

Ahead of this year’s Super Bowl, Saks has teamed up with top designers including Balmain, Givenchy and Versace on a Game Day capsule of athletic-inspired pieces for the biggest event in sports. “We are at a moment where the intersection of fashion and sports is stronger than ever before, and we are excited to style our clients for the biggest day in sports with an unparalleled merchandise assortment they can’t find anywhere else,” said Tracy Margolies, Chief Merchandising Officer of Saks.

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Fai Khadra Launches Sunglasses

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A mountain of discarded clothing, including Christmas sweaters and ski boots, cuts a strange sight in Chile’s Atacama, the driest desert in the world, which is increasingly suffering from pollution created by fast fashion.

The social effect of rampant consumerism in the clothing industry – such as child labour in factories or derisory wages – is well-known, but the disastrous effect on the environment is less publicised.

Chile has long been a hub of second-hand and unsold clothing, made in China or Bangladesh and passing through Europe, Asia or the United States before arriving in Chile, where it is resold around Latin America.

Some 59,000 tonnes of clothing arrive each year at the Iquique port in the Alto Hospicio free zone in northern Chile.

Clothing merchants from the capital Santiago, 1,800km (1,100 miles) to the south, buy some, while much is smuggled out to other Latin American countries. But at

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The fast fashion industry has boomed tremendously in recent years – with Western countries leading the world in consumption and secondhand clothing exports, which are clogging developing countries and landfills with used clothing.

Fast fashion aims to provide consumers with cheap, fashionable garments that are produced quickly and up-to-date on high-fashion trends, often at the expense of laborers and the environment. While social media has certainly accelerated the trend cycle and given consumers increased access to low-priced, fleeting clothing, American overconsumption is not a new fad. It’s been around for decades, and it’s been inching the world closer to irreversible climate damage as Americans donate their clothing and buy more at increasing rates.

A major point of contention at the United Nations Climate Conference – which comes to an end this weekend in Glasgow, Scotland – is the divide between wealthy and developing countries. And just as there is an

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