Queen Elizabeth II attended her first visit London Fashion Week runway show and presented an award recognizing British design excellence to Richard Quinn. American Vogue editor Anna Wintour sat with the monarch.
Kmart is rebranding its apparel for “plus sized” women to something more celebratory: “Fabulously Sized.” Kmart’s new “I Can” ad celebrates women of all shapes and sizes and marks the expansion of its signature brands to larger sizes such as 1X and 5X.
Fair Oaks resident Lauren Sater told me she’s never been the type to sit at a sewing machine, but that didn’t stop her from producing the little black dress of her dreams, one that smoothes, shapes and flatters the figures of plus-size women.
Specialty retailer rue21 is closing all its stores in the Sacramento area, part of a nationwide plan to close about 400 locations nationwide. Merchandise has been discounted at sites designated for closure.
As anyone who might have tripped over their untidy laces might attest, tying your shoelaces tightly in the morning is no guarantee they’ll stay put. But why they might unravel at all is a different mystery.
Amid extensive reports that it will close all 170 of its stores, women’s apparel retailer Bebe Stores Inc. has posted notice that it intends to lay off a combined 40 employees at its three Sacramento-area sites. The company reportedly is moving to online-only operations.