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New Tax for Shopping, Phillip Lim for Target and Altuzarra for the Ballet

It has been announced that Target has tapped  3.1 Phillip Lim for a capsule collection, in what will be Lim’s first mass-market collaboration. and consist of more than 100 items for women and men, including coats, bags, shoes, dresses, and so forth. Prices will range from $19 to $299.99, with the most expensive items being leather jackets. Lim, who spoke to The Wall Street journal said that Target had been approaching him for years in hopes of collaboration, but that he wanted to wait for the perfect time in his career and that the time is now. The capsule collection will hit stores on September 15.

Target Taps Phillip Lim for Fall Capsule Collection [NY Mag]

Joseph Altuzarra debuted his collection for the New York City Ballet on May 8th in their spring gala. The designer, who danced as a child, showed a collection that referenced a sense of ease, nonchalance, and playfulness. Departing from the dark looks of Rodarte for Black Swan and the angular looks that Gareth Pugh designed last year, Altuzarra employed seafoam and flagrant femininity for this year’s dancers.

Altuzarra’s Ballet Costumes Debuted Last Night [NY Mag]

Bodies that defy physics, stomachs that don’t crease and flawless skin. Have you ever wondered how Vogue managed to turn reality into a final image? Well, now is your chance because Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman will walk you through the process in an upcoming documentary. The intended audience for the film are youth in their adolescence and teenage years. When speaking with The Independent, Schulman expressed that her desire for this documentary is to prevent young women from looking at Vogue imagery and comparing themselves.

New Doc Explores The Photo Shoot To Photoshop To Vogue Photo-Spread Process [Refinery 29]

On May 6th, the American senate approved a bill known as the Marketplace Fairness Act. This act now authorizes states to levy a tax on purchases made online, and was won with a vote e of 69 to 27. This level of bipartisan support  is rare, but will give brick and mortar stores a more even playing field when competing with online retailers. Currently, online shops enjoy a tax-free advantage due to what is essentially an outdated loophole. Amazon has announced its support of the decision, leaving eBay as the only major retail powerhouse in opposition.

UPDATE: Senate Passes Online Shopping Tax [Refinery 29]

Selfridges has announced that they will be offering the world’s first drive-thru shopping experience beginning in January. Customers will be able to order online and then pick up their items from a special reception area behind their Oxford street store. Selfridges multi-channel director Simon Forster told The Evening Standard. “It will not just be the first drive-through service, it will be the best.”The store is currently investing in its website, having recently launched a Click and Collect service – where customers can reserve products before retrieving them in store.

Selfridges To Launch Drive-Through Service [Vogue UK]

By shanice - 05.10.13

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