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

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The charming fashion blog tracking all your favorite TV outfits

WornOnTV: The charming fashion blog tracking all your favorite TV outfits
WornOnTV: The charming fashion blog tracking all your favorite TV outfits

Once a month at the very least, I get nostalgic for the 2011 dramedy, Hart of Dixie. The show is set in the small fictional town of Bluebell, Alabama, it has a stacked cast led by Rachel Bilson, and it crucially features one of the greatest wardrobes I’ve ever seen on television.

Though I only rewatch Hart of Dixie once every few years, thanks to my favorite fashion blog, WornOnTV.net, Zoe Hart’s stylish shorts and Lemon Breeland’s elaborate dresses are available for me to gaze at in admiration and longing whenever I please.

I’ve been visiting WornOnTV since I was a teenager. And at age 27, the blog remains my go-to resource for finding cute clothes I see on TV, getting some fresh wardrobe inspiration, and revisiting memorable outfits from my favorite off-air shows.

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Five things you may not know about the fashion firm

You might have bought some joggers from there, or seen your favourite Instagram star wearing one of their dresses, but how much do you really know about Boohoo?

The online fashion firm has been a real winner during lockdown, with a massive increase in its sales by 45% to £368m in the three months to the end of May.

But it’s been hit by claims that workers at a Leicester factory that supplies some of its clothes were paid just £3.50 an hour, while being offered no coronavirus protection.

Boohoo has said it’s launching an investigation, but experts say it could struggle to make a comeback after the controversy.

Here’s five things you may not know about the company.

1. The Manchester-based family behind it are billionaires

Boohoo was founded by entrepreneur Mahmud Kamani and designer Carol Kane.

The pair had worked together at Pinstripe Clothing, a company that was

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The Designer & His Fans Aren’t Happy

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When fans excitedly logged on to try and scoop up one of Telfar Clemens’ highly-coveted Shopping Bags during today’s restock, they noticed the styles sold out even more quickly than normal. Soon, the tweets were coming fast and furious— with the hype reaching sneaker-drop levels.

Many people were upset that they couldn’t score the bags, and soon, the designer took to Instagram stories with a striking statement: “Telfar is for the people. Not Bots. Store on ice while we root them out.”

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