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Highsnobiety to Launch E-commerce With Exclusive Prada Deal (Business of Fashion)
On May 22 the popular fashion publication Highsnobiety will launch its long awaited e-commerce platform. The site will kick off with an exclusive deal to carry Prada Linea Rossa. Other products and collaborations will arrive in “drops,” and there are even plans for Highsnobiety to have an in-house label. “The Highsnobiety commerce model is where we’d be dynamically dropping products over time, sometimes once a week, several a week, where we team up with brands to strategically release product in a content-led model,” founder David Fischer told BoF.
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Vampire Facials Linked to HIV Infections at Spa (CNN)
There have been two cases of HIV linked to a spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Both clients of the spa received “injection-related procedures,” including vampire facials. The spa was shut down last September due to unsafe practices that could spread blood-born infections. The health department is now offering free and confidential HIV and hepatitis B and C testing for “any clients who received injection-related procedures at VIP Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico, between May and September 2018.”
Facebook Unveils Redesign, Announces New Instagram Shopping Options (The New York Times)
Facebook will update its look on mobile and desktop platforms. Not only will the social media platform have a sleek new design, it will also shift focus away from its “news feed” to place an emphasis on group chats. In other news, Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, will broaden its in-app shopping feature to include influencers. Beta-testing for the “Checkout” feature launched last month with several high profile fashion and beauty brands.
Oprah Reveals the Baby Gift She’s Giving to Meghan Markle (Harper’s Bazaar UK)
Oprah plans to lavish the new royal baby with books! Apparently it’s her go-to baby gift. “I have a standard gift that I do for people that I really care about,” she explained. “I don’t know the baby’s name or the baby’s gender, but this baby will have enough books to last a lifetime.”
Gitano Opens the Garden of Love
Grupo Gitano has announced the opening of Gitano Garden of Love, an outdoor restaurant and bar. The restaurant, located at 76 Varick Street, boasts star-studded chefs, and an innovative cocktail program. “We are honored and thrilled to connect our homes in Tulum, Mexico, and New York City,” says James Gardner, CEO and founder of Grupo Gitano. “We are partnering with clean energy innovator SmartFlower, we will educate local public-school students in our urban farm and are inviting the community for daily sunset meditation sessions with leading mindfulness teachers around our reflecting pool.”
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