Trench Dress & Sweater Blazer

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued While COVID-19 is surging in many parts of the U.S., hospitalization and infection rates in CT have fallen fairly dramatically from April highs and the virus is on track to being contained (with a current Rt value of ~0.99, but it was at one time as low as 0.75) in…

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Clothing Rental In the Time of Coronavirus

While I’ve always been skeptical of the sustainability of Clothing as a Service (CaaS) for mall brands, COVID-19 and the new reality it created have further exposed the weakness of this business model. Because, as much as fashion rental services try to frame their business as one based on software, big data, and technology-driven logistics, they are ultimately defined by…

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Jogger Pants (+ Ascena Bankruptcy)

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued News broke late yesterday that Ascena Retail Group Inc., which owns Ann Taylor, LOFT (Lou & Grey), Lane Bryant, Cacique, Catherines, and Justice, is planning to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, as early as today; following this news, its stock price fell below a dollar in early trading. Ascena’s…

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Swing Coat

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued One of my favorite outerwear purchases from the last year, the Burberry 3 – 12 Cotton-gabardine Trench Coat, is currently 40% off at Net-a-Porter (which is running its summer sale). I love the A-line shape and the oversized hood. Because it runs large for a children’s style, the coat actually…

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Cozy Casual

These photos were taken before the stay-home orders were issued That 2020 is proving a very weird and chaotic year is not a controversial opinion, but the speed at which we are hurtling through the year surprises me every time I look at the calendar: Can you believe we are somehow almost half way through the year… even Abercrombie’s new…

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