Best Pretty Shapewear Really Works Wonders

Pretty Shapewear? That Doesn’t Really Exist, Does It?

Let’s face it, most shapewear looks a bit meh. At best it is just a little bit bland and at worst it looks like something your granny would wear! It is not exactly the stuff you want to show your other half on date night, is it?

Never fear though, Shapewear Wholesale have gone and done it! They have actually made shapewear that looks like gorgeous undies. Now you do need to underwear, this stuff isn’t going to turn you into Kim Kardashian with all her curves and teeny tiny waist. However, it will firm you up nicely and give you a much flatter tummy. And, more importantly, you won’t be embarrassed to flash them to your other half either!

Date Night Shapewear!

Shapewear Wholesale UK makes two ranges of incredibly beautiful shapewear.

Shapewear Wholesale Spotlight On Lace

Ooh La La, Shapewear Wholesale Spotlight On Lace shapewear is amazing. It is made from the most fabulous soft lacey fabric, with super strong tummy control panels. It is all FIRM in slimming control, so will really help to firm you up and make your look much slimmer. The legs are all finished with stretchy lace, so you won’t get any lines or VPL where they finish.

There are 3 Shapewear Wholesale Spotlight On Lace styles to choose from. They all fit waist measurements 27″ to 35.5″ and come in white, vintage rose and black.

  1. Shapewear Wholesale Spotlight On Lace Firm Control Bodysuit

Best Pretty Shapewear Really Works Wonders

This is a BEAUTIFUL bodysuit with really good coverage. It is in the style of a traditional knicker leg bodysuit, with bust coverage. It will SLIM your hips, bottom, tummy, waist and midriff areas. It will support your bust without any underwires. The straps are convertible, so you can wear them … Read the rest

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Goat and Paris Saint Germain Debut First Campaign

Sneaker and apparel platform Goat and football club Paris Saint Germain on Thursday are launching an ode to La Ville Lumière and its many faces with their first campaign, called “People of Paris.”

The campaign, which was shot by photographer Thibaut Grevet and styled by Georgia Pendlebury, features Paris Saint Germain players and legends, longtime fans, kids and influential figures who represent the club and its community.

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“This first Goat x Paris Saint Germain campaign, featuring players and fans, marks the arrival of Goat into the Paris Saint Germain family,” said Marc Armstrong, chief partnerships officer of PSG. “Goat is an iconic next-generation brand and we are proud to show our fusion of style on the streets of Paris and all over the world. Together we celebrate the uniqueness of all those who represent Paris and Paris Saint Germain.”

In April, Goat and PSG entered a global partnership making the platform the official sleeve partner for the football club, and the partnership has since been expanded. Goat this month became one of Paris Saint Germain’s principal partners and launched a billboard advertisement and activation in Japan for the team’s friendly game on July 25 versus Gamba Osaka.

In addition, Goat built a branded experience for PSG on its website where fans can buy vintage or present-day Paris Saint Germain merchandise, collaborations between the team and brand 3.Paradis, as well as other product in the future. One of the recent projects, a collaboration with streetwear designer Verdy, launched on July 22 exclusively in Tokyo and on Goat.

“The experience that we’re creating is more than a commerce experience,” explained Goat chief brand officer Sen Sugano. “It’s really about storytelling, so you’ll see a series of different stories over the course of the season that dive deeper

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Fred Segal Taps Concept One for Accessories

Concept One, extending its streak of licensing deals signed in recent seasons, will produce fashion accessories, luggage and handbags for Fred Segal, the cool California lifestyle retailer.

The companies disclosed the exclusive multiyear license agreement on Friday.

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Fred Segal is a unique fashion brand, steeped in Hollywood history with ties to celebrities and entertainment for over 60 years,” said Sam Hafif, chief executive officer of Concept One.

“For years, it was my personal favorite spot anytime I traveled through Los Angeles. I’d stop in to see their latest curated designer brands, and to pick up a few fun things to wear while in town. The new flagship location on Sunset Boulevard is a modern-day rendition of the cult classic location that we all remember.”

Hafif said the upcoming line of fashion accessories and handbags will “speak to the Hollywood culture” and launch in spring 2023. The merchandise will be carried at the Fred Segal stores and on, and will be offered for wholesale distribution through department and specialty stores.

The leather bags will retail from $250 to $300; the hair, hats and soft accessories will retail from $24 to $36. “The styling will be colorful and contemporary with a focus on smaller shapes,” Hafif said.

Concept One and Fred Segal also plan to collaborate on limited drops with some of Concept One’s other license partners, Hafif added.

A rendering of a Fred Segal bag by One Concept for spring 2023.

A rendering of a Fred Segal bag by One Concept for spring 2023.

“Licensing our brand through limited collaborations and fully branded product categories is a key initiative for us as we expand beyond our Southern California roots,” said Jeff Lotman, CEO of Fred Segal and Global Icons, a branding and licensing company. “Concept One’s design capabilities, product quality, distribution network and passion for Fred

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Hype Chocolate: New spot for treats and ice cream opens in Vancouver

A local treat maker has taken things to the next level. Hype Chocolate has opened its new production facility and retail space at 855 E Hastings in Strathcona.

The 3,000 sq ft space includes a chocolate factory, confection consulting space, and retail area.

This concept is all about diversity and emphasizes the importance of the community it serves.

“Our mission is to connect all races, ages, communities, and flavours at one location,” the brand tells Dished.

Hype Chocolate’s chocolatier/co-founder Scott Symons and co-founder Marlayna Pincott aimed to merge hype sneaker streetwear and snack culture with this concept.

The duo said they are “ready to push all the boundaries in the world of sweet treats,” and that sounds like one delicious goal to us.

Hype Chocolate

Photo: Dan Pincott

So on the topic of treats, let’s get into what folks can expect to devour when they step into Hype’s new space.

Unique flavour combinations are at the forefront here. You’ll find lots of chocolate, cereals, cookies, and candy dotted in the array of offerings up for order.

The ice cream bowls at Hype are called “swirls” and they are made from a mixture of ice cream with cereal, candy, cookies, and/or chocolate.

Hype Chocolate

Photo: Dan Pincott

We’re told there are also rare soda floats, cereal milkshakes, and custom Oreo ice cream sandwiches.

In addition to all that, find chocolate-covered potato chips, candy, Oreos, Twinkies, and of course, Hype chocolate bars.

The house chocolate bars come in varieties like fruity cereal milk, strawberry milkshake, and salty potato chips to name a few.

Those looking for plant-based treats are in luck. Hype has vegan options including oat milk milkshakes, vegan cereals, and vegan chocolate, too.

Another sip worth highlighting is the Affogato collaboration with Prototype Coffee, which happens to be located just a few doors

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A free fashion show is happening in Vancouver in August 2022

Ever wanted to rub elbows with the stylish folk at a fashion show? Now you can, for free! 

“Rose & Thorn: Where Fashion Meets Fun” will turn Robson Square into a runway on August 12 from 5-8 p.m., showcasing nine local designers and three downtown retailers.

Downtown’s first free-to-the-public fashion show is organized by the Downtown Vancouver Business Improvement Association (DVBIA) and will also include drag and dance performances, dancing, live music and a public modelling contest, where anyone from the audience can win a luxurious prize.

Inspired by fashion weeks around the world, the show will have pink florals trail along the runway with large digital screens overlooking the show, details a DVBIA news release.

A variety of Vancouver vogue will parade down the runway, from streetwear to unisex apparel, featuring iconic Vancouver brands like Dipt Kicks.

Vancouverites will also get a chance to show off their modelling skills at the “Walk the Runway” contest with prizes from Lumiére Spa, Lucid Motors, Mine and Yours, Good Co. Bars and Stock and Supply Vancouver.

Here’s the full designer lineup:

Local Designers

  • Carlie Wong
  • Pattern Nation
  • Thirty-Seven East
  • Sleepless Mindz
  • She Means Business
  • Oge Ajibe
  • Shawna McLellan
  • Uwi Twins
  • Lav + Kush

Local Retailers

  • Dipt Kicks
  • Shelley Klassen
  • American Eagle

Rose & Thorn: Where Fashion Meets Fun

When: August 12 from 5-8 p.m.

Where: Robson Square

Cost: Free

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VF Corporation Reports Solid Top-Line Performance in First Quarter and Revises Full Year Fiscal 2023 Outlook Due to Currency Impact

DENVER, July 28, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC) today announced financial results for its first quarter (Q1’FY23) ended July 2, 2022.

Q1’FY23 Financial Highlights

  • Revenue $2.3 billion, up 3% (up 7% in constant dollars) with big four brands up 2% (up 6% in constant dollars) and the balance of the portfolio up 9% (up 16% in constant dollars)

    • The North Face® revenue $0.5 billion, up 31% (up 37% in constant dollars)

    • Vans® revenue $0.9 billion, down 7% (down 4% in constant dollars)

  • Gross margin 53.9%, down 260 basis points; Adjusted gross margin 54.1%, down 260 basis points

  • Operating margin 2.8%, down 640 basis points; Adjusted operating margin 3.4%, down 340 basis points

  • Earnings (loss) per share (EPS) $(0.14), down 137%; Adjusted EPS $0.09, down 68%

  • Return of $194 million to shareholders through cash dividends

FY23 Financial Outlook

  • VF is maintaining its currency adjusted FY23 outlook while revising its earnings outlook on a reported dollar basis to reflect ongoing negative impacts from foreign currency fluctuations; we now expect adjusted EPS of $3.05 to $3.15, implying 4% to 7% growth versus the prior year on a constant dollar basis

  • Total VF revenue up at least 7% in constant dollars, unchanged from the previous outlook

  • Adjusted gross margin up slightly versus previous outlook of up approximately 50 basis points

  • Adjusted operating margin approximately 13.2% versus previous outlook of approximately 13.6%

  • Adjusted cash flow from operations approximately $1.2 billion; Capital expenditures approximately $250 million, both unchanged versus previous outlook

    • Excludes the impact of a payment VF anticipates making in FY23 of approximately $857 million plus additional accrued interest relating to an assessment from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the dispute regarding the timing of income inclusion associated with VF’s acquisition of Timberland in 2011, as previously disclosed

  • VF’s

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Prada Smashes Projections With Double-digit Growth, Readies China Show

LONDON — In the wake of strong revenue and profit gains in the first six months, Prada Group is sailing into the second half of the year with optimism — about China, its fast-growing leather goods business and its long-term strategies for growth.

As reported earlier this week, Prada will restage its men’s and women’s fall 2022 collections in Beijing on Aug. 5. The show will take place at Prince Jun’s Mansion, a courtyard hotel in downtown Beijing, formerly the residence of Prince Jun in the Qing dynasty.

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The Beijing outing marks the Italian luxury brand’s return to the Chinese capital after 11 years, and it seems nothing will stand in the way of its plan – not even the latest lockdown in Wuhan, which was announced just as Prada released its first half results.

“We are seeing a recovery in China,” said Patrizio Bertelli, the group’s CEO, during a call to discuss the results for the first half ended June 30.

Bertelli acknowledged the news of the Wuhan lockdown, but said he remains cautiously optimistic about the market’s recovery in the second half.

Bertelli touted Prada’s “global presence and geographical distribution of sales,” and said the group’s 600-plus store network helped to mitigate the impact of lockdowns in mainland China and the ongoing sanctions on Russia.

Andrea Bonini, group chief financial officer, echoed Bertelli.

Bonini said the second half started on a high note thanks to “strong” trading in July driven partly by “an improvement” in China.

“We continue to monitor China and are looking at how the COVID-19 situation is developing. It remains an uncertain environment,” Bonini said.

Prada principals stressed that the Chinese market has not returned to normal, and that health controls, and consumer demand, vary by city and by region.

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REI Path Ahead Ventures Selects Founders of Color for Accelerator

As part of its ongoing efforts to help emerging companies strengthen their businesses, REI Path Ahead Ventures has selected six companies founded by people of color for an accelerator program.

Through the 16-week program, participants will gain mentoring, funding and programming as well as access to REI’s production, distribution and marketing know-how. The founders will meet up in person and online.

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Last fall, the retailer announced a $30 million multiyear commitment to try to improve diversity in the outdoor industry. Investing in founders of color is a key piece of that initiative. Founders and entrepreneurs of color have been historically overlooked and underfunded in the nearly $460 billion outdoor industry — only 1 percent of the outdoor retail brands are owned by people of color.

In 2021, the REI board green-lit the $30 million fund, which aims to support 300 Black, Indigenous, Latina and Asian American Pacific Islander entrepreneurs by 2030. The outdoor specialty store chain is trying to add 200 brands owned and led by entrepreneurs of color into its assortment by 2030, with the goal of generating $1 billion in cumulative sales over that time.

The group that will take part in the accelerator program include Allmansright’s cofounders Livio Melo and Jennifer Jacobson, Alpine Parrot’s founder and chief executive officer Raquel Vélez, Kobee’s founder and CEO Kobe Harris, Outdoor Element’s founder and partner Mike Mojica, OYA’s founder and CEO Mitch Gilbert and Pynrs’ founder and CEO Sidney Baptista. Allmansright creates ultralight environmentally conscious gear; founded in 2019, Alpine Parrot sells technical apparel for women in sizes 14 to 24 and plans to go up to 30; Kobee’s specializes in organic lip balm; The Colorado-based Outdoor Element makes innovative outdoor gear; OYA Femtech Apparel is a patent-pending athleisure label, and Pynrs makes streetwear-inspired running

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Nail Any Interview With These Outfit Guidelines, According to an Expert

Office culture transformation means widespread change across a high volume of variables, but when it comes to fashion, dressing for interviews in the post-Covid workplace has its own set of rules.

Whether virtual, hybrid or in-person, potential candidates and employees are dressing a bit more casually all across the board. To start your job search, you can create a free profile at to apply for jobs with just one click. Yet, the “Casualization,” or the concept that “dressing has become much more casual,” was a trend already underway pre-Covid, according to a McKinsey & Co. report, and the pandemic accelerated a sentiment that had been steadily brewing.

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That means consumers have demonstrated an increased interest in athleisure, and as more casual office wear is expected, the athleisure market is set to reach $551 billion by 2025, growing by 25 percent, according to GlobalData.

While it seems we’re all leaning into this mass casualization both in the workplace and at home, it doesn’t necessarily extend to prospective new employees, or those within the interview process. 

“When I started my agency in 1997, it was such a different time,” says Elizabeth Harrison, CEO and founder of H&S, who estimates that she’s interviewed hundreds of people at all different levels of management, from SVPs to interns. “I would say the expectation of how people show up for an interview has evolved. Being neat and well put together is still very important, but what’s changed is what connotes neat and put together is a lot wider now.”

This evolution of business casual, as well as our societal shift towards greater inclusivity, means that many offices, from corporate to creative, have thrown out a lot of the outdated rules in favor of new ones that reflect our collective

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JD Group’s ‘size?’ Opens Second Canadian Flagship

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UK-based JD Group has opened it’s second ‘size?’ sneaker and apparel store in Canada in downtown Vancouver. Size? is known to do collaborations and release limited-edition product ‘drops’ which means that one may expect to see lineups periodically, something Toronto has become known for since its size? store opening last year.

Located at 833 Bute Street, the new Vancouver flagship size? location is just off of the retail-rich mecca of Robson Street and is accessible to foot traffic within the Bute-Robson Plaza.

Retail Insider’s Co-Editor-in-Chief Craig Patterson covered the initial announcement back in March, with an in-depth article on the positioning of the brand in Canada with expansion plans. That included Canada’s first size? storefront at 1000 Queen Street West at Ossington.

size? Vancouver. Photo: Martin Moriarty (LinkedIn)

Jordan Karp of brokerage Savills Canada represents the brand in Canada and he negotiated the downtown Vancouver lease deal on behalf of the retailer. Martin Moriarty, Mario NegrisJosh CochraneJustin Ergas and the Marcus & Millichap team acted on behalf of the landlord.

Size? was founded in 2000 and is known for stocking limited-edition sneakers, fashions, and accessories that are primarily classified as ‘streetwear’, with some product launches classed as global exclusives. The retail concept was initially launched by JD Group to trial edgier product collections before introducing them to the mass market through the JD fascia. Size? currently has stores in the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and Spain.

The entry of size? into the Canadian market speaks to the confidence brands have in brick-and-mortar retail. Size? also has robust social media and launched a Canadian website at in 2021.

size? Vancouver. Photo: Martin Moriarty (LinkedIn)
size? Vancouver. Photo: Martin Moriarty (LinkedIn)
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