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    Online shopping used to be immune to inflation. Not anymore

    Through economic booms and busts, e-commerce has long been virtually immune to inflationary pressures. Average online prices dropped every year between 2015 and 2019. But Covid ended that once-reliable trend. Online prices jumped 3.1% year-over-year in July, according to a report released Thursday by Adobe. Out of 18 categories captured by the Adobe Digital Economy Index, all but six saw price jumps last month. The price gains were most dramatic in July for online clothing, over-the-counter drugs and sporting goods. “Pre-Covid, I don’t think there was any inflation. It was exclusively deflationary,” Austan Goolsbee, the former Obama adviser who helped  

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    Store Fashion Clearance On-line

    It options playful, four young ladies the place a tall white woman is leaning along with her arm on a shorter black woman’s head. When this advert was released, some viewers harshly criticized that it underlies passive racism. A representative from The Root, black tradition magazine commented on the advert that it portrays the message that black persons are undervalued and seen like props for white people to look better. There were completely different factors of views on this concern, some saying that persons are being too delicate, and some getting offended. Regardless of various views and ideas, GAP replaced  

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  • Jewelry

    Buy Your Next Tiara Online

    “We realized there were still plenty of opportunities to enrich these connections with our clients, keeping them engaged and inspired and helping them celebrate their special occasions, whether via FaceTime conversations, bespoke in-home experiences or virtual appointments,” Mercedes Abramo, chief executive of Cartier North America, wrote in an email. “Via private, one-on-one viewings, clients could see close-up views of new creations and hear firsthand from various experts from the Cartier workshop and the Cartier archives.” Last year the jeweler also hosted its first livestreaming show on Alibaba’s Taobao Live during the Chinese retailing giant’s 11.11 shopping festival, the online event  

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    Livestream Commerce: An Online Shopping Phenomenon from China Goes Global

    This article was originally published in the World Retail Congress’ 2021 mid-year report “Retailing in a Time of Crisis.” The report focuses on how the year has fared so far in 2021 and what retail will have to embrace and endure to survive. You can download the full report here for more analysis and interviews from retail thought leaders. When Kim Kardashian West, the American reality TV star, social media icon, and businesswoman launched her namesake fragrance in China, she didn’t need to hop on her private jet and host a glitzy event in Shanghai. Instead, she donned a black  

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    This Online Marketplace Makes Shopping for Sustainable Goods Simple

    Hive-Box-Delivery Hive Hunting down environmentally friendly, socially responsible groceries and personal care products often requires a Veronica Mars-level amount of sleuthing. To find the most sustainable pick available, you have to read through brands’ websites and then, based on the usually limited and vague information available, attempt to decipher which one has the smallest footprint and does the most social good. From there, you might want to dig even deeper for certifications and evidence that the companies are actually following through with their claims and not greenwashing. And, in some cases, all this research can still leave you empty-handed.  

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  • Jewelry

    Signet CEO Gina Drosos sees more strength ahead for online jewelry sales

    Signet Jewelers CEO Gina Drosos expressed optimism Thursday around the company’s investments in e-commerce, telling CNBC she expects them to pay off even after the Covid pandemic passes. “I think the pandemic has changed customer shopping behavior forever. We’re seeing a lot more customers come to us online, even if not to purchase, to look at selection, to become educated,” Drosos said on “Closing Bell.” It is translating into digital sales, to be sure. Earlier Thursday, the owner of Zales and Kay Jewelers reported e-commerce revenue of $346.3 million in the quarter ending May 1, an increase of 110% compared  

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    This online marketplace wants New Yorkers to ditch Amazon and shop local

    When Covid-19 hit the United States last year, Maya Komerov saw shoppers flock to Amazon (AMZN) at the expense of the small businesses in their neighborhoods. So she used her background in tech and previous experience working with local shop owners to build ShopIN.NYC, an e-commerce platform for local shopping in New York City. ShopIN.NYC is the newest iteration of Cinch Wallet, a company Komerov founded in 2017 to drive shoppers to local stores where they could get personalized discounts and offers through the Cinch Wallet app. But once the pandemic hit, Komerov focused on restructuring her business  

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