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Joe’s Jeans Introduces Pants That Will Charge Your Phone

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The pockets on women’s jeans usually aren’t even deep enough to hold the smallest of iPhones, yet the folks at Joe’s Jeans expect us to charge our phones with their jeans. That’s right – the denim brand has released a range of jeans called the #Hello line and each style has a secret compartment that fits a battery. Near the compartment is a special pocket for your iPhone, You hook your phone to the battery, slip it into the special charging pocket and voilà! You’ll never spontaneously run out of battery life again – so you’ll have to figure out another excuse for ignoring all those texts. 

The catch? The battery is not included when you buy the denim. The jeans will set you back $189 and you will have to shell out another $49 for the battery. Hey, no one ever said convenience would come cheap. 

Head over to Joe’s Jeans to get yourself a pair.

[via ELLE]

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We’re Giving Away a Gorgeous Sterling Silver and Diamond Maps by A.JAFFE Necklace!

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Nothing better than a good old fashioned opportunity to get free swag! TheFashionSpot and A.JAFFE have teamed up for a giveaway in which you, dear reader, have the chance to win a customized sterling silver with diamond Maps by A.JAFFE necklace. Perfect for remembering a special memory, event or place, each necklace can be engraved with a map of any location in the world — with a diamond marking the exact spot.

The necklace is valued at $220 and you can choose to engrave a message on the back. To get your hands on this gorgeous piece, head over to our Facebook page. You can enter from now until August 31. On September 1, we will announce the winner on Facebook.

So what are you waiting for? 

 

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Allure’s Layout Ruins a Perfectly Good Jessica Alba Cover (Forum Buzz)

Jessica Alba might not be making movies, but her wildly successful Honest Company is more than enough to get us to sit up and pay attention. Honest just reached a $1.7 billion valuation and Alba is on top of the world, making her a perfect candidate for the cover of Allure‘s September issue. Carter Smith captured the newly-minted mogul’s windblown hair, smoky eyes and enviable brows for the glossy. For the most part, our forum members are loving it. What they’re not so keen on is the formatting of the cover.

Image: Allure

Image: Allure

“The text looks like a 10-year-old added it to the photo using the Paint tool on their computer,” KINGofVERSAILLES commented. “The photo itself is good. Jessica Alba has probably never been anything less than stunning in a photo, and I like her hair.” 

[J.]Oliver wholeheartedly agreed. “Horrible text aside, this is probably my favorite September cover so far. This woman rarely takes a bad photo.” Some people were a little confused as to why the actress was being featured at all. “Did I wake up in 2004 today?” GlamourousBoy quipped. 

Perhaps he’s never heard of the Honest Company?

Handbag Queen was more than pleased to see the Ms. Alba nab such an honor. “Love Jessica! Now that she’s also a successful businesswoman, I’m curious as to why she couldn’t be on the cover of US Vogue…” 

Because Beyoncé, duh. What do you think of Jessica’s cover for Allure? Sound off by joining the discussion in our forum.

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Oxfam to Live Report at London Fashion Week with a Pre-Loved Twist

It’s always exciting to hear about how brands are planning to embrace London Fashion Week and since social media has come along and revolutionised the reporting of the event, brands are constantly having to up their games when it comes to producing the most attention-grabbing new ideas. The Spring 2016 shows are only a matter of weeks away and the U.K. charity Oxfam has surprisingly announced that it is planning to get in on the fashionable action with some live reporting.

 

Applications to be a part of the Show & Digital Schedules at #LFW SS16 are now open. Find out more & apply online at londonfashionweek.com

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On the second day of LFW, 19 September, the live reporting will coincide with a special in-store event at Oxfam’s Dalston Kingsland store. Stylist Emma Slade Edmondson will be on hand to recreate the catwalk looks as soon as they happen and, of course, she’ll only be using secondhand clothing from the store. It’s a great way to prove that pre-loved clothing can still be fashionable. The event is a great idea since when the excitement of LFW kicks, it’s hard to resist hitting the shops, but at least if you’re opting for secondhand clothing, you’re being a bit more mindful about your apparel.

If you want to discover the latest LFW trends as they happen with a pre-loved twist, simply follow #FashionSalvage, where you can even pick up some upcycling tips from a number of designers and specialists that will also be taking part in Oxfam’s event.

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Petco Is Going After the Millennial Dollar, Thanks to Social Media

Besides not putting labels on relationships, being sexually fluid and sending text messages instead of calling, Millennials also known for obsessively showing off their pets on social media — and Petco is looking to cash in on this phenomenon. The pet supply company, which just filed for an IPO, says that part of its strategy is to cater to “pet parents” and beef up its pet services sector. 

See: 25 Celebrities Who Are Obsessed with Their Pets ]

According to Quartz, Millennial pet ownership has risen to 59% in the past year, up from 50%, so the demographic is the perfect target. “The company says it’s transformed on-site pet services offerings to ‘create the feel of an in-store theater,’ and that grooming customers now visit its stores 50% more than its average store customer, with close to double the amount spent per year.” So if you’re looking to give your pooch a “fanny trim” (we could all use one every once in a while), Petco is fixing to be your go-to spot for such treatments.

All you need now is the right filter.

via Quartz

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Could American Apparel Be Going Out of Business?

American Apparel Storefront

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American Apparel has been in trouble for a while but things seem to be looking particularly bleak now. The American-made brand announced that it may soon go out of business. For the second quarter of 2015, there was a 17.2% decrease in sales and a $32.6 million decrease in inventory (22.1%). 

Shares have fallen 87% and American Apparel is saying that it looks like it may have to consider shutting down altogether. “We believe that we may not have sufficient liquidity necessary to sustain operations for the next twelve months. These factors, among others, raise substantial doubt that we may be able to continue as a going concern.” A $13.9 million interest payment is due on October 15 – as of August 11, American Apparel had $11.2 million in cash. That’s not enough to pay the interest, which is just a fraction of its $210.6 million debt.

We hate to see an American business crumble but things aren’t looking good for American Apparel. We will definitely be watching this space carefully.

[via TIME, WWD, Businesswire]