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Demand for diamond jewelry booms even as prices keep moving higher

PITTSBURGH — After a long run-up in the stock market, Joe Biondo felt the time was right in the fall of 2021 to cash out and use some of the money he made to buy his girlfriend of four years an engagement ring.

The 28-year-old Lawrenceville man had a budget of $20,000 to spend, which meant he didn't need the credit card financing his jeweler ...Read more

Answer Angel: The search for a swim cap that keeps hair dry

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I would like to be an avid swimmer as I love the exercise, but unfortunately, time does not permit me to exercise, shower and deal with my hair. If I could find a truly leak-proof swim cap that allowed my tresses to stay dry, it would literally improve my health as I could swim whenever I want. I’m looking for true ...Read more

5 things Neiman Marcus discovered about today’s luxury shoppers

DALLAS — Upper-income shoppers who help make up the most robust part of the economy are lifting results at Neiman Marcus.

The...Read more

TikTok skin routine called ‘Jello Skin’ takes over the internet

“Jello Skin” is the latest skin care routine trending all over TikTok that claims to give you glowing, radiant skin.

Jello Skin was coined by TikTok user and beauty fanatic Ava Lee, who says the trend will not only leave your skin radiant but also healthy and plump. Lee promotes the importance of a good skin care routine to her 1.4 million ...Read more

Answer Angel: Travel tips for packing light

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: For the first time since Covid changed our lives, I’m traveling again. I was never a very good packer but now I feel out of practice. Any tips on how to pack efficiently but fashionably would be welcome.

— Eva C.

Dear Eva: Here are some guidelines that will work for you:

— Stick with a single color for the ...Read more

New Walmart’s Juneteenth ice cream leaves a bad aftertaste

Walmart finally came to its senses.

Last month, the retail giant had hell on its hands with the release of its “Celebration Edition: Juneteenth Ice Cream,” purportedly celebrating the “African-American culture, emancipation and enduring hope.”

The ill-conceived idea to commercialize America’s newest holiday fell on deaf ears, and ...Read more

From nonprofits to rewards programs, here are the best ways to save on medication

You need your medication, no matter what it costs. But don't open your wallet at the pharmacy until you've check out these tips for saving big on your prescriptions.

Use your pharmacy's discount programs

From CVS to Rite Aid to Walgreens, customer loyalty programs are everywhere. CVS Pharmacy ExtraCare is great for coupon clippers, while ...Read more

Amazon Prime Day is back with TV deals and Alexa standing ready to click buy now

Amazon Prime Day returns to July after two years of maneuvering around the pandemic forcing the online behemoth’s big sale into October in 2020 and homeandleisure/fashiondaily/fashiondailynews/s-2691022">Read more

8 bargains hidden inside ugly inflation report

Buzz: With inflation running at a 40-year high — an ugly 8.6% nationally — one would think everything is pricier. Actually, 93% of the 333 items tracked in the monthly inflation report were more expensive in May than they were a year ago.

Source: My trusty spreadsheet reviewed the homeandleisure/fashiondaily/fashiondailynews/s-2688475">Read more

Belk department store is latest retailer adding shop within a shop to boost sales

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte’s Belk department is partnering with Texas home goods store, joining a list of retailers adding shop-in-shop concepts.

Conn’s Inc., based in Woodlands, Texas, will open inside up to 20 Belk stores later this...Read more

At Target, there’s a robot that paints your nails for $10 in under 10 minutes

DALLAS — A robot that can paint nails is making its retail debut at a few Target stores in Dallas-Fort Worth.

Clockwork doesn’t do a full manicure, but it provides a change of color in under 10 minutes for $10.

Clockwork founder and CEO Renuka Apte said the concept is for people like herself who want to look a certain way, and feel ...Read more

Answer Angel: How much to spend on a wedding gift

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I’ve got lots of weddings to attend — some requiring significant travel and hotel costs. I’m not complaining about that (well, I am a little) but after I’ve spent hundreds or even more than $1,000 to be there for my friends, how much is enough to spend on a wedding gift? I don’t want to look cheap but I also ...Read more

Answer Angel: Special socks for sensitive feet

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I have a lifelong problem that just keeps getting worse: tender, tender skin. Any little nub, knot, seam impediment, label, sequin backing, etc. All are an issue. The major problem prompting this question is the toe on my socks.

Even the ones that claim to be for people with sensitive skin do so under false premises, ...Read more

Kim Kardashian launches new skincare line SKKN to make ‘everyone ... feel confident in their skin’

It’s hard to keep up with Kim Kardashian’s beauty regimen, but she’s trying to make it more accessible.

The reality star and SKIMS founder, 41, took to Instagram recently to announce the launch of her “rejuvenating nine-product skin care ritual,” SKKN BY KIM — ...Read more

Minn. Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan’s Native-designed fashion choices make statement about power, identity

MINNEAPOLIS — Pairing pumps with a monochromatic trouser suit was once regarded by many as the standard uniform for women in power.

Minnesota Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan is more likely to opt for a shimmering, patterned pantsuit designed by Bethany Yellowtail, who traces her heritage to the Northern Cheyenne and Crow tribes, and yellow and purple...Read more

Column: I lost my friend too soon

It took a while for it to sink in that my dear friend, celebrity fashion stylist Anthony Henderson-Strong, was really gone.

Just last week, I was trying on a wide-brimmed hat and peering skeptically at myself in the mirror when this thought popped in my head: "I'll call Anthony and see what he thinks."

That's when the realization ...Read more

This shoe brand gets kudos for climate consciousness

Like most reports about the climate and global warming, The Business of Fashion's report recently wasn't good. The online magazine's sustainability index found the top 30 fashion firms in the world were "wildly underperforming" in goals to reach Paris climate accord targets. Emissions from raw materials contribute to 2 to 4% of ...Read more

AFROPUNK outfits were legendary, and Miami did not disappoint. See photos of the styles.

MIAMI — AFROPUNK is all about freedom of expression.

From the "Star Trek" costumes to plant headpieces to the neck rings, Planet AFROPUNK Live: Miami brought out a wide array of people May 20-22, the vast majority of whom represented their particular slice of the African Diaspora. When festival attendees weren’t frolicking in ...Read more

Sunscreen options for darker skin tones

Temperatures are rising and more days of bright sunshine are headed our way, which means finding the right sunscreen is essential. But for individuals with darker skin tones, searching for the perfect sunscreen with the right protections and essential vitamins — all while trying to avoid a white chalky look — can be a little more difficult. ...Read more

Answer Angel: Tips to corral all those remote controls

Dear Answer Angel Ellen: I’m sitting in my living room where there are six different remote controls to operate my various devices — including three alone for the television. I just counted and there are a total of 17 remotes in my two-bedroom apartment including those for ceiling fans, window unit air conditioners and a picture frame ...Read more