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The U.S. Department of Labor’s Hours and Wage Division is currently after mass retailer Forever 21 because of noncompliance. The Department of Labor issued a subpoena on Aug. 16, WWD says, for documentation about the labor practices of the company’s manufacturers and contractors, with which Forever 21 failed to comply. The issue? Forever 21 and [...]
Forever 21 is being sued, though by who may surprise you.
Forever 21 really likes to play it fast and loose with copyright law. Not long after coming under fire for appropriating trademarked Navajo prints for their $4 undies, the fast fashion retailer decided to start selling a t-shirt designed and worn by late Nirvana frontman, Kurt Cobain.
This was the week celebrities (and normal people) wore lots of Halloween costumes! This was also the week we talked to a few of our girlcrushes (Blake Lively! Alexa Chung! Mindy Kaling!), lamented offensive merchandise, and saw what Courtney Stodden looks like without makeup. Oh, yeah, and Kim Kardashian filed for divorce.
It’s bad enough to sell merchandise that’s offensive to a group of people you have no connection with, but it’s a whole other level of insensitivity to sell something that pokes fun at the ethnicity you come from.
This week saw the end of the Week of Fashion, and what a successful week it was! We brushed shoulders Beyoncé, and chatted with the likes of Tavi and Carine Roitfeld. We also bore witness to the fact that Lindsey Lohan had a less successful week. Marc Jacobs seems to be headed to Dior, even though he’s demanding a huge paycheck. And Suri Cruise wears lipstick. Deal with it.
First JCPenny told girls that they were too pretty to do homework (and that their brothers should do it for them), and now Forever 21 is telling them they’re “allergic to algebra”. This sucks.
Today’s StyleDish brings an entire compendium of models eating ice cream (in case you didn’t have enough last week), an investigation into Forever 21′s fascination with religion, and Kellan Lutz’s initial pendant — yup, that kind you can spot on pre-teen girls everywhere. Sigh.
This was the week of hats! So many awesome hats! This was also the week Anna Wintour accepted a Webby, Lady Gaga‘s meat dress went on display, and Carolina Herrera was confirmed as Twilight‘s wedding dress designer. And have you seen Elle Fanning‘s stunning Marie Claire editorial? Because you should.
We (and everyone else in the fashion media world) was appalled to hear about Forever 21‘s threat to sue Rachel Kane of the satirical WTForever 21 blog. They’ve accused her of “copyright infringement, trademark infringement, unfair competition and dilution”, which is really, really insane. But she’s fighting back!
Maybe it wasn’t too soon for Rebecca Taylor to open a store in Tokyo after all. Fashion brands including Louis Vuitton and Forever 21 cautiously reopened their doors in Tokyo on Tuesday, while employees at H&M moved back to the capital city from Osaka. Slowly but surely, the city’s retail scene seems to be getting back to normal. And while brands are keeping an eye on their employees’ safety, they’re ever mindful that the earthquake and tsunami of two weeks ago will impact their bottom line.
Call us cynics, but when we got the press release announcing Forever 21′s intentions to donate 100% of today’s online sales to aid earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan, we couldn’t help but look for a catch. They couldn’t possibly mean 100%, could they?
Besides being a makeup addict, I also happen to be a jewelry addict. That whole Coco Chanel “take one accessory off before you leave the house” adage? Um, no thanks. Though I layer piece upon shiny piece (Iris is my homegirl, after all), even just one really great item can transform an outfit from blah to bomb. And you want to look all bomb, don’t you? This is why I’m going to teach you how to curate a super cool jewelry collection.
Sometimes you just don’t mess with an original. First Mean Girls, and now Minnie Mouse – what is with this week, people? Disney has redesigned the cartoon icon for Forever 21, and the resulting rodent is totally creepy looking.
Lindsay Lohan‘s stint in rehab is apparently going remarkably well, because the starlet is allowed to leave the Betty Ford Center in Los Angeles to go shopping and get coffee on a regular basis.
Despite the addled layout of the store’s seemingly infinite inventory, New York Times critical shopper Jon Caramanica found three friends willing to take on the mission of shopping at Forever 21′s Times Square location. The article is a must-read, and Carmanica’s observations on the store’s charm are so hilariously true it sent chills down our spine. But in the interest of being service-y, we’ve taken the liberty of highlighting our favorite parts here.
Talk about an early celebration! Just around the time most people settle into their offices, employees and onlookers at the Forever 21 Time Square mega store anxiously surrounded the ribbon ceremony for today’s grand opening. So, what’s inside?
For the second year in a row, New York will host Full Figured Fashion Week from June 16th to June 19th.
Last night, American Idol lovers watched as the final 11 battled it out to become the next Kelly Clarkson. And while we have to wait for tonight to see who’s getting axed, we’d like to take a moment to discuss two of the front runners: Siobhan Magnus and Crystal Bowersox. But let’s take a rest from debating their vocal chords and take a look at some of their most prominent fashion moments on this season.
It appears that Forever 21 is following the footsteps of their other reasonably priced peers, H&M, Target, and Uniqlo and creating a collaboration line of their own. Graphic t-shirts are among the designs that L.A. based designer Brian Lichtenberg will be creating for Forever 21. According to WWD, “A Forever 21 spokesperson confirmed the collaboration was in the works and said an announcement would be made in the coming months.”