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Last December, a prominent spot on Yerevan’s central Abovyan Street was home to an outpost of the Turkish fast-fashion chain Mavi. 

But following a ban on Turkish imports into Armenia, a reaction to Turkey’s extensive support for Azerbaijan in last year’s war, Mavi is gone, replaced by a homegrown substitute: Prime, a new Armenian label selling hipster reinventions of everyday basics. The store is packed with sweatshirts, jeans and T-shirts of all shapes and sizes. A selection of accessories – handmade by one of the salespeople – hangs on the wall. 

Before the ban, clothing comprised the single largest category of Turkish imports to Armenia. Local production of textiles had been slowly growing for years, but has been kickstarted by the embargo.

“The ban helped a lot,” said Elen Manukyan, the co-founder of the Fashion and Design Chamber, a non-profit aimed at supporting and promoting Armenian designers. As

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The latest drop from intimates company Parade is the brand’s Summer Daisy collection. It’s filled with ethereal and whimsical daisy emblazoned bras and underwear as well as summery pastels to properly celebrate the end of the season. Plus, the collection is entirely carbon offset.

Parade Fairy Garden mixed fabrics bundle

$104$88

PARADE

Parade Summer Daisy silky mesh bundle

$114$92

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Hunter’s latest collection of boots are made from natural vegan rubber while utilizing Hunter’s best-selling Balmoral all-weather innovations. Both the “tall boot” and Chelsea styles can easily be dressed up or down for more strenuous forest hikes or Sundays strolling in the park.

Hunter women’s Balmoral hybrid tall rain boots in black

$265

HUNTER BOOTS

Hunter women’s Balmoral hybrid Chelsea boots in dark olive

$230

HUNTER BOOTS

New York-based brand JOEYBABY just released their latest collection

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We are definitely looking to upgrade our wardrobe for this fall. To zhuzh it up a little — or a lot, really. It’s just hard to imagine reaching all of our fashion dreams when can’t necessarily justify spending the money to replace our entire closet. Sometimes though, even just a few smart pieces can make all the difference — and the more affordable they are, the more you can buy.

It can be tough finding pieces that look ultra-expensive but actually fit in your budget. That’s why we wanted to help you out. We picked out 21 fall pieces that look pricey and stylish — but every single one costs under $30!

21 Fall Pieces Under $30 That Look Ultra-Expensive

Sweaters

1. Our Absolute Favorite: This Kallspin V-neck sweater has cashmere and wool

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Chanel’s autumn-winter 2020-2021 show in Paris. Getty.

Ninety-two brands plan to stage runway shows, presentations or digital collection reveals during Paris women’s ready-to-wear week from Sept. 27 to Oct. 5, the event’s organizing body Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode said Tuesday.

Balenciaga is set to return to the Paris schedule, the first of Kering’s major brands to come back to the traditional calendar after showing outside organised fashion weeks since the start of the pandemic. Others planning to return to Paris include Rick Owens, who staged his recent shows on the Venice Lido, and Rome-based Valentino, which has remained in Italy in recent seasons due to coronavirus concerns.

LVMH brands showing include Paris fashion week regulars Dior, Louis Vuitton, Loewe and Givenchy, though missing from the list is Hedi Slimane’s Celine.

New additions to the calendar include shows by star designer Raf Simons and emerging Paris

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Since 2016, four friends who met online—Amanda Glover, Melanie Cress, Yaki Kostelec, and Kyle Hide—have had a running group chat, mainly to talk about three things: Lady Gaga, Minions, and God.

Each was raised religious within different denominations of Christianity, and the foursome found connection through their churchgoing, pre-Internet childhoods and shared queer identities. “We [each] had these, like cursed experiences with religion growing up,” explains Hide. Their digital space to share God memes invoked the very question of God, effectively interrogating the group’s estranged religious roots and rekindling their true belief that God loves them and there was nothing they could do about it.

In 2018, they made their private chat public-facing, before the eyes of God and of Instagram. The handle @ineedgodineverymomentofmylife took inspiration from this unofficial Minions image. Due to Instagram’s character limitations, the ‘single’ was dropped. 

Now, I NEED GOD has a following of over

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The same returns policy for regular items applies to pre-ordered goods, but Freed hopes that digital clienteling through Farfetch’s personal styling and customer care teams can help avoid high returns, because “customers will have as much information about the items as possible and are able to make a decision about a purchase”.

Managing expectations must be a priority. Customer demand is a potential tripwire. “If they show a dress to 10,000 customers and 5,000 of them buy it, will they be able to immediately scale production? If they can’t deliver promptly and accurately to what was advertised, customers are going to be really unhappy. A lot will hinge on Farfetch’s ability and their partners to execute,” says Cohen of Columbia University.

Digital sampling

As the products for pre-order don’t yet exist, Farfetch worked with fashion tech company DressX to render digital pieces on its models and with Threedium to digitally

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Fast fashion has gone from beloved to belittled in recent years as some consumers catch on to its eco impact. But despite the current popularity of picking on the business model, many in the consuming public still don’t quite understand what fast fashion is. Which means they can hardly be expected to adjust their shopping habits to avoid it, even if it is a trending m.o.

On Monday, on the heels of the United Nations’ latest — and bleak — report on the climate crisis and tweets from climate activist Greta Thunberg aimed squarely at fashion for its complicity, rising search queries on Google included: “is yesstyle fast fashion,” “is zara fast fashion,” “is h&m fast fashion” and “why is fast fashion bad.”

Certainly, it’s within reason to question whether Yesstyle, the e-commerce platform that’s relatively new to the U.S. and rounds up low-cost fashion from Asia, constitutes fast fashion.

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We’ve all been in shopping situations where we are overwhelmed and confused by the number of pants and their designs, and we don’t know which to choose. What was intended to be a quick ‘stop and shop’ will now become a mini midlife crisis.

If you’re under this category, we’ve made a list of pants that are a must-have, that is, pants that you actually need in your closet, and others that you may choose to add because they’re also on the cool girl radar.

1.Statement pants
Boring pants, who? With bold and rich designs, cutouts and prints infiltrating our Instagram feeds and runways, we are just going to say it: Basic pants are a thing of the past.

2.High waisted pants
These are necessities for every stylish woman’s closet, particularly for boss ladies. High waist pants are the epitome of classic denim. They

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Demand for fast fashion is greater than ever and doesn’t look like slowing down. Yet, in addition to devastating environmental effects, the fashion industry has a significant human impact. So, what can we do to reverse the trend and support more sustainable fashion?

The theme of International Youth Day 2021 is, “Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Human and Planetary Health”, with the aim of highlighting that the success of such a global effort will not be achieved without the meaningful participation of young people. @UN-DESA

Junk Kouture is a global platform for young people’s creative expression based in Dublin. It is one of many youth-led projects inspiring climate action by turning fabric into something fabulous. The goal is to empower young people through creativity and sustainability to produce positive change.

Junk Kouture runs workshops, competitions and education programmes combining textiles, design, and dance with the aim of turning old

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