• Fashion

    Blockchain-enabled digital fashion creates new business models for brands

    Nonfungible tokens (NFT) may be disrupting the trillion-dollar fashion industry, but NFTs are just one piece of a much larger puzzle that is revolutionizing this sector. Rather, blockchain technology as a whole continues to be a game-changer for the fashion industry.  While blockchain-based supply chains served as some of the earliest use cases of how the technology could help detect fraudulent items, digital wearables being built on blockchain networks are now coming to play. Megan Kaspar, co-founder and managing director of Magnetic — a privately held crypto and blockchain investment and incubation firm — told Cointelegraph that digital fashion is  

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  • Body Care

    Tiani Body Care is a locally made new business in Dexter

    Tiani Body Care is offering a unique line of products that are made with a local touch and understanding. Violet Tiani Raterman, owner and founder, describes Tiani Body Care as a locally made, natural body care line with the primary goal of creating safe and quality household products that can be enjoyed by families and those with sensitive skin. The Sun Times News reached out to Tiani to learn more. “We are very excited to be a part of Dexter,” said Raterman. “We had our Grand Opening on November 20th and had a wonderful holiday season in the store. We  

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  • Shopping

    Takedown notices threaten online thrift shops as business is exploding

    In January 2020, Jade Myers, a successful seller of secondhand clothes on Poshmark, came across a trove of designer swimwear and apparel at a thrift store that she knew would be a hit with her shoppers. She shelled out for dozens of pieces, prepared and photographed them, and listed them on her shop, Ornamental Stone. Within days, the listings turned into an intellectual property nightmare. The pieces Myers found and purchased for resale were from the buzzy brand Onia x WeWoreWhat, designed by fashion influencer Danielle Bernstein. After Bernstein was alerted to the Poshmark listings, she jumped into Myers’ Instagram  

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  • Skin care

    Coty Invests in Prestige Skin Care Brand Orveda as It Aims to Grow Both Categories | The Business of Beauty

    Coty invests in prestige skincare brand Orveda. Coty. Coty is continuing its prioritisation of prestige with an investment in Orveda, a skin care label known for its vegan, genderless offering and microbiome and prebiotics focus. The brand was co-founded by Coty chief executive Sue Nabi and friend Nicolas Vu in 2014, but Nabi had sold her stake in Orveda in 2020 before joining Coty, leaving Vu as sole owner. Vu will continue to lead the company as chief executive. “This brand really fills a void that we had on the high end procedure side of the market … It’s a  

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  • Body Care

    How a local body care company bounced back from the pandemic | Business

    Even as the world is shifting back toward something close to normalcy, the global COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact daily life and businesses of all sizes. For Taos-based body care company Humble Brands, Inc., the early days of the pandemic were especially challenging from an economic standpoint, forcing a shift in operations. Known for its line of natural deodorants, Humble began to manufacture hand sanitizer in an effort to offset poor sales during the height of the pandemic. The move “helped us stay afloat as a business in the early days of the pandemic, and hopefully helped many Americans stay  

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  • Woman & Beauty

    Puerto Rico’s best-selling nail polish brand doing beautiful business in Florida

    ORLANDO – Many people are always looking to enhance their beauty routine. For the owner of Bettina Cosmetics, she’s not only helping customers with their look, she’s also helping business owners with their success. The nail polish line is the best-selling brand in Puerto Rico, and last year, the Puerto Rican woman-owned cosmetics company expanded to Florida, launching 50 nail polish colors in 602 Walgreens stores statewide. According to company President Bettina Mercado, the expansion is not just about the success story of a Latina-owned company, it brings a message of optimism and hope to women leaders who want to  

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  • Shopping

    | Crain’s Cleveland Business | Westgate Shopping Center sold to Missouri firm

    Seeing opportunity in the 16 empty shops at Westgate Shopping Center in Fairview Park, an affiliate of retail-focused The R.H. Johnson Co. of Kansas City, Missouri, has acquired the regional lifestyle center. That’s the word according to JLL Retail Capital Markets of Chicago, which announced Monday, July 19, that it had sold the center on the corner of West 210th Street and Center Ridge Road for the prior owner, IRC Retail Centers/DRA Advisors of New York City. A sale price was not disclosed by JLL. Online Cuyahoga County property records did not show a transaction for the 500,000-square-foot shopping center  

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  • Skin care

    Walmart Taps Gen Z-Focused Brand Bubble as Its First DTC Skin Care Partner | The Business of Beauty, News & Analysis

    Bubble skincare products. Bubble. American mega-retailer Walmart announced Thursday that it will become the exclusive retail partner for direct-to-consumer skin care brand Bubble, which launched in November 2020. Bubble’s product lineup debuts in both Walmart stores and online on July 15. Bubble, which launched in November 2020, offers products designed for younger consumers and sold in multi-step routine bundles. The brand will first appear in stores in the form of back-to-school-themed pop-ups around the US, and later this year, its seven product collection will gain a permanent place in the beauty aisles of almost 4,000 Walmart stores. Walmart’s announcement of  

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  • Fashion

    League x Louis Vuitton. 100 Thieves x Gucci. Video game fashion is a big business.

    In the first few months of 2019, representatives from Riot Games and Louis Vuitton were introduced to one another, and they started to talk about esports. A sense of curiosity flourished, and over time, conversations snowballed into a landmark collaboration. As well as physical and digital Louis Vuitton clothing capsules, the atelier created a branded travel case for the “League of Legends” Summoner’s Cup, the $2.2 million prize for the most-watched esports tournament on the planet, Worlds. The branded trophy was put on display at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. From the outside, the two may have seemed strange  

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