Apparel Sales Get Dressed Down For Holiday

Changing styles in fashion are nothing new. But the style changes on display in 2020 are quite a bit different than previous years. Consumers are staying at home and as a result paying a lot less attention to their personal style. Mastercard’s holiday spend data effectively sums up the story. Consumers did their fair share of shopping this season — home furnishings, home decoration, and home improvement products all had a banner season as consumers set about more perfectly feathering their nests. But apparel sales dropped off 19

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Make Juneteenth a Non-Shopping Holiday

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Juneteenth 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

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