Make Juneteenth a Non-Shopping Holiday

Danica G. Bivens

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Juneteenth, tomorrow, has long been celebrated by Black people and across communities of color. The holiday references June 19, 1865, two-and-a-half years after the Emancipation Proclamation, when a document declaring the end of slavery was read publicly in Galveston, Tex., by a U.S. Army general. Now the day is getting broader recognition, as numerous American companies, including some in fashion, are making it a paid holiday. Congress will likely take up the issue as well, and Juneteenth could, and should, become a national holiday.

How great and long overdue for our country to formally celebrate the end of slavery, and by doing so, come face-to-face with the horrific devastation it wrought and that is ongoing. Not so great that this reckoning comes only after the killings by police of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and too many others, acts that have shaken

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27 Items I’m Shopping From Amazon That Really Need No Explanation

Danica G. Bivens

Maybe it’s annoying, but I’m always Slacking my co-workers with links to the cool items I find online. But hey, can you blame me? I’m constantly on my laptop finding cute stuff that I think we’d all appreciate! My favorite site for all the things? Amazon. I’m pretty positive that my whole closet, shoe rack, bikini drawer—basically anything that’s in my apartment—is from the retailer. From five-star reviewed dresses and tops to top-rated shoes and handbags, its selection is so good I don’t even need to explain why I’m always adding everything to my cart. Here are the 27 items I’ve recently slacked my co-workers. 

Clothing

The Drop Nicole Crew Neck Muscle Tank Top ($18)

The Drop Maxine Short Sleeve Square Neck Button Front Rib Cardigan ($30)

Amazon Essentias Drawstring Linen Wide Leg Pant ($25)

Daily Ritual Jersey Mock-Neck Maxi Dress ($28)

Lark & Ro Camisole Top ($8)

The

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Best men’s underwear 2020: Lululemon, Uniqlo and more

Danica G. Bivens

Last year, a survey from undergarment company Tommy John found almost half of the 2,000 Americans sampled said they wear the same pair of underwear for two days or more in a row? Things were comparatively normal then. What’s become of our underwear habits after several weeks of coronavirus quarantine is anybody’s guess. But we (hopefully) won’t be stuck at home forever. And every wardrobe, inside and out, will want for a refresh eventually. As the varieties, fabrics, use cases and other men’s underwear have changed this decade, it might have become frustrating to know what to get and from whom. In the spirit of looking ahead, or just staying sharp, we consulted menswear experts on guidance to help you sort through a growing selection of boxers, briefs and boxer briefs when deciding what to put on first.

IN THIS ARTICLE Men’s underwear basics | Underwear comfort versus

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crisis puts the brakes on fast fashion

Danica G. Bivens

Zara, H&M and Gap may be slowly reopening their stores but the coronavirus epidemic has had a devastating financial impact on the fast fashion sector, which needs a radical overhaul if it is to recover, experts say.

Nearly 40 percent of businesses in the sector are expecting the impact to be “much worse” than that of the 2008 financial crisis, a Euromonitor International survey showed.

It expects sales of clothing and shoes to fall by at least 12 percent this year.

Global leader Inditex, the Spanish group which owns the Zara fashion chain, posted a first-quarter loss of 409 million euros on Wednesday, its first-ever loss since it went public in 2001.

With 88 percent of its stores closed at the height of the global lockdown, the group saw its sales practically halved.

But the group, which has solid financials and whose shares have held up well, has continued to

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