The Wrap: H&M Pulls Plus-Size Clothing from Several Stores & More
Here’s what’s happening this week in the apparel world …
H&M made a bold move and pulled its plus-size clothing from several stores, according to Revelist. An H&M spokesperson said the company needs the space from the plus-size collection to make room for other fashion lines, like athletic wear, beauty and home. Seeing as the average woman wears a size 16, this strategy could definitely alienate some of the chain's shopping base.
While Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt deal with their divorce, Missguided wants to cash in on the celebrity media frenzy, according to The Huffington Post. The online store is selling "Team Angelina," "Team Brad" and "Always Still Team Jen" T-shirts, but the new clothing campaign has caused a massive social media backlash. If Missguided subscribes to the slogan, "There is no such thing as bad publicity," these T-shirts are a home run.
There are a few tried-and-true characteristics of hockey games: hockey masks, an ice rink and the opposing teams in different jerseys. The Dallas Stars and the Florida Panthers didn't seem to get the memo about the different jerseys, and both showed up to their game in white road jerseys, according to USA Today. Don't you just hate when someone shows up to a hockey game in your exact outfit?
There are never enough hours in a day, and there's never enough juice in a smartphone. In an effort to save people the hassle of carrying around a clunky phone charger, a group of researchers are trying to develop a jacket that will charge smartphones with solar energy. According to Bloomberg, the solar-powered charger jackets are still in the early stages, but who knows? We could all become walking chargers in a few years.
Nordstrom is in big trouble thanks to its Moschino capsule collection, according to the Star Tribune. Moschino launched a controversial clothing collection that includes clothing covered with eye-catching pill bottles. So far, 2,000 people have signed an online petition to remove the clothing line because they find it offensive to recovering drug addicts. Nordstrom has refused to pull the collection.