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Outfit of the Week: Company Picnic
April 27, 2016 at 5:58 pm

With spring in full bloom and summer around the corner, our calendars are starting to fill up with outdoor activities. Annual company picnics are a great way for employees to interact outside of the office, but keeping it professional while being comfortable can be tricky. Looking polished and staying cool at a corporate picnic is the topic of this week's…

Team USA, South Korea Debut New Olympic Uniforms
April 27, 2016 at 5:55 pm

The Olympic Flame is on the move and the countdown is on: 100 days until the games begin in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5. But the reveal of Team USA’s closing ceremony uniforms has us excited for the big finale, too. Meanwhile, the unveiling of additional outfits for South Korea's athletes draws attention to the importance to stay protected against the Zika virus...

The Wrap: Victoria's Secret Cuts Swim Apparel, Nike Launches a Weather-adapting Jacket
April 27, 2016 at 5:04 pm

Victoria's Secret will no longer sell swimwear after 2016; Nike now has a jacket that adapts to the weather; the Philadelphia Flyers poked fun at themselves with a "Stay Classy" giveaway tee; Sports Authority scraps bankruptcy plans and will go to auction; and Hanesbrands Inc. announced how they did in the first quarter: Here's what's happening this week in the apparel world…

Was a Prince Clothing Line in the Works?
April 27, 2016 at 4:26 pm

The world has been bathed in a purple glow since news broke of Prince’s death last Thursday. International landmarks have gone purple; radio stations have spun his music on constant rotation; tributes and screenings of “Purple Rain” have been planned; those closest to him have opened up about his philanthropy; and everyone has added a little extra purple to their outfits in honor of the 57-year-old musical genius. But were Prince-inspired additions to our wardrobes already in the mix before his death?...

Other Ways to Show 'I Voted'
April 26, 2016 at 5:48 pm

The Pennsylvania primary elections are today, and I’m performing my civic duty by casting my vote after work today. I’m already anticip

'Try Not to Suck' T-shirt Sparks Possible Stadium Rule Change
April 22, 2016 at 4:05 pm

"Try not to suck." That's the semi-official mantra for the Chicago Cubs this year. Taken from something Cubs manager Joe Maddon told Cubs infielder Javier Baez when the team called up Baez from the minors, the team printed the message (along with Maddon's trademark, thick-rimmed glasses) on a T-shirt to benefit Maddon's Respect 90 Foundation.…

Did a Sportswear Retailer Jinx the Washington Capitals?
April 21, 2016 at 3:42 pm

The Washington Capitals did not win game four of their series with against the Philadelphia Flyers, but apparently no one told sportswear retailer Fanatics that. The e-commerce company sent out email blasts…

Storeowner Jailed for Counterfeit Clothing, Showcases Industry Problems
April 20, 2016 at 6:11 pm

Counterfeiting has long plagued the apparel industry. According to Just Style, apparel and accessories remains the top category of counterfeit goods seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in 2015. Based on the results of the annual Intellectual Property Rights Seizure Statistics, 2015 saw 28,865 seizures—25 percent more than in 2014...