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    Marriage, divorce rates dropped during COVID pandemic. Will it continue?

    Wedding bells were muffled when America locked down to cope with the pandemic. But if industry forecasts are right, next year they’ll be heard loud and clear in a surge in the number of couples who tie the knot. Engagement rings are flying from display cases onto fingers. Couples are dating and dining and wooing. Bloomberg reported that venue rentals say they’re booking what looks to be a “major marriage boom.” Axios reported that, if anything, “vendors, venues and planners are feeling the squeeze” of so much to do. The Wedding Report’s current forecast is sunny: 2.47 million weddings in  

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    This clothing company is the latest pandemic bankruptcy

    Pandemic Bankruptcies So Far Retailers were having a tough time even before the pandemic, and a massive number of companies have waved the white flag as COVID-19 wreaks havoc on not just retail, but other parts of the global economy. Here are some of the most prominent companies to file for bankruptcy since mid-March of 2020, including the most recent victim, a major clothing company that sells apparel to all of your favorite stores.  Related: 17 Restaurant Chains We Miss Microsoft and partners may be compensated if you purchase something through recommended links in  

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    Moths ate the clothes you stashed away during the pandemic, so this Boston weaver is busier than ever

    Those who could work remotely traded suits for sweats as the pandemic rolled on. Moths feasted freely on garments left in the dark corners of closets. By the time folks pulled them out, some were beyond repair. The most common victims: suits, sweaters, and coats. Working out of an apartment complex in Charlestown, Columbo fixes rips, burns, and holes. For several months, she said, business has been skyrocketing. To ensure a perfect match when fixing holes, Columbo harvests thread or yarn from an inconspicuous spot on the garment, like the hem of the pants. The time it takes to reweave  

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    A pandemic clothing purge is on as normal life resumes in US

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alina Clark is about as tired of her pandemic wardrobe as her comfort clothes are stretched and torn. “I have four sets of jeans, seven shirts and five sweaters that I wear every week,” said Clark, co-founder of a software development company in Los Angeles. “They’re everything I’ve worn in the last two years. Me and my wardrobe are suffering from COVID fatigue.” A wardrobe purge is on for some as vaccinations have taken hold, restrictions have lifted, and offices reopen or finalize plans to do so. The primary beneficiaries: resale sites online and brick-and-mortar donation  

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    NPD: The Pandemic Drove Gains In Golf, Cycling And Fitness Equipment While Outerwear Faltered

    Hosted by sports industry analyst Dirk Sorenson and outdoor industry analyst Laura Hills, a June presentation by data research firm The NPD Group revealed sales trends and more from the pandemic-driven 2020-2021 season, covering everything from snow sports to apparel and outdoor gear. In the session, Sorenson, NPD’s executive director and industry senior analyst,  presented market data from a variety of categories over the past 15 months, with pandemic year seeing growth in some categories and declines in others. SGB Executive followed up with Dirk for additional insights on the survey. Tracking various pandemic-driven market dynamics, the study led off  

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    CEO’s Choice To Launch All Digital Clothing Company Was Tailor Made For The Pandemic

    Many fashion designers, among other knowledge workers, leverage broadband to work from home, live in … [+] rural and suburban locations, and be with their families. getty The last thing consumers needed in 2016 was another kids fashion brand. But former Gymboree CEO Matt McCauley saw an opportunity for classic, heirloom clothes that would be passed to the next generation, rather than the landfill. He insisted the clothes be made of organic cotton to reduce impact of chemicals and pesticides. Plus the product needed an attractive price point, like $24.95 for a girl’s skater dress or boy’s separates. Broadband was  

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    Cousins create their own clothing store during pandemic

    “If I could have too many bows, I would wear all of them at the same time,” said Khyla Phelps.Khyla Phelps and Jeriya Haynie are also known as Ky and Ry really bows. “If we wear bows, we might as well just start our own business and make bows,” said Khyla.The pair are only eight and nine respectively but the cousins are as close as can be just like their mothers Ieisha and Tykesha.”One day, we were in Walmart and we actually went down the aisle where it was just a whole lot of ribbons and so Khylah was like  

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