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Fashion Might Finally Be Ready to Say Goodbye to Fur

Burberry joins Gucci, Michael Kors, and Armani in dropping the controversial material from its collections.

How a Stop-Motion Costume Designer Makes Tiny Clothing for the Big Screen

Deborah Cook is the costume mastermind behind Coraline, ParaNorman, and Kubo and the Two Strings.

Aretha Franklin Dragged a Columnist Who Body-Shamed Her. It Was Perfect.

Aretha Franklin’s reads are almost as iconic as her music.

What’s on Kim Jong Un’s Head?

A hat, we know that much.

Company That Planted the Nike-Filled Truck in Chicago Says It Won’t Use Bait Devices Again

After public outcry, Norfolk Southern apologizes for placing a trailer with Nike sneakers and Christian Louboutin shoes in Englewood.

More Teachers Are Turning to Crowdfunding Sites to Pay for Books, Supplies, and Field Trips

Educators at high-poverty schools spend more out of pocket on their classrooms.

Tech Companies Use “Persuasive Design” to Get Us Hooked. Psychologists Say It’s Unethical.

A group of psychologists say kids are suffering from "hidden manipulation techniques" that companies like Facebook and Twitter use.

Police Allegedly Left a “Bait Truck” Filled with Nike Shoes in a Black Chicago Neighborhood

A community activist questions how residents can trust police after the reported bait truck sighting in Englewood.

Beyoncé’s Attention-grabbing Vogue Cover, Explained

Who had creative control of Vogue’s September 2018 issue: editor-in-chief Anna Wintour or Beyoncé?

Paul Manafort’s Trial Gave Us a Peek at His (Very Expensive) Wardrobe

In case you wanted to see that ostrich jacket up close.

Segway’s New Electric Skates Are the Latest Volley in the Scooter Wars

The Drift W1s go 7.5 miles per hour and will cost $399.

Billy Joel Explains Why He Wore a Star of David to a Concert Last Year

It has to do with Trump.

Black Models Say They Were Turned Away From a Miami Swim Week Casting

Models of color routinely find themselves marginalized in the fashion industry.

Amazon Prime Day Means the Whole Internet Is on Sale

For "Black Friday in July," brands like American Apparel, Forever 21, and Aerie are offering sizable discounts of their own.

How Amazon Prime Took Over Online Shopping

Prime Day is Amazon’s own Black Friday for its millions of subscribers.

The Navy Just Gave Women the Okay to Wear Locs, Ponytails, and Topknots

The new regulations are a big win for black women who want to rock natural hair.

Goodwill’s Plan to Attract Young Shoppers Starts With a “Curated” Boutique

It’s now open on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and is stocked with trendier — and slightly more expensive — pieces.

Casper Is Opening a Nap Store

For $25, you can nap on a Casper bed for 45 minutes.

Everyone Likes Your Vest When You’re Winning World Cup Matches

England manager Gareth Southgate has been wearing a navy waistcoat through the World Cup — and for once managerial style is a hit.

J.Crew Teamed Up With Universal Standard on a Plus Collection

The 37-piece collab runs from size XXS through 5X.

Metal Straws Are Cool Now

Plan accordingly.

Dress Codes Are One More Way to Police Students’ Bodies

Particularly students of color and those who identify as LGBTQ, according to experts.

Another Brand Just Cut Ties With a White Lady Doing Racist Stuff on Camera

Beauty MLM Rodan + Fields has distanced itself from #PoolPatrolPaula, who was an independent contractor for the brand.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Red Lipstick Is a Symbol of Change

She defeated incumbent Joseph Crowley without obeying the party line — or expectations about what a candidate should look like.

Google’s Uncanny New Robot Could Book Your Next Haircut

Google Duplex, the company’s new AI technology, is designed to schedule appointments over the phone.

What FDA Approval of CBD Could Mean for the Beauty Industry

The FDA just approved this cannabis byproduct as a drug, but lots of beauty and wellness products — from mascara to bath bombs — already claim to use it.

Why the Trump Administration’s Comments About Businesses Matter

Sarah Sanders and Donald Trump’s tweets about the Red Hen restaurant have raised ethical questions.

Clothing Can Be a Lifeline for Migrants and Their Families

Some undocumented immigrants leave phone numbers in their children’s clothes, in case of separation.

The Supreme Court’s Online Sales Tax Decision Is Going to Cost You

In a decision for South Dakota v. Wayfair, SCOTUS has ruled that states can collect sales tax.

Shoppers Spent Nearly $10 Billion on Chanel Last Year

The notoriously secretive brand has shared its sales numbers for the first time ever.

Will Instagram’s IGTV Cause a Mass Exodus From YouTube?

The option to post hour-long videos could be a gold mine for beauty bloggers and brands alike.

The Kate Spade Brand Is Donating $1 Million to Mental Health Organizations

The company is also working to make mental health a priority among its employees.