Louis Vuitton’s new smartwatch is more chic than geek

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For years, fashion houses have strived to bridge the gap between fashion and consumer technology. Although a number of products from these luxury brands have tended to fall into the fashion side of the spectrum rather than the function, their ambitions live on. (Understandably so.)

This week, Louis Vuitton launched a new consumer tech product in its latest attempt to connect these two worlds. Enter the Tambour Horizon Light Up: a luxurious digital timepiece that takes after the statement-making style of its analog counterpart. This year’s Tambour Horizon is a third-generation connected watch, arriving about five years after the French design house first entered the smartwatch category.

The stainless steel Tambour Horizon has a 1.2-inch circular display crafted from sapphire glass, which lights up when

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Trumbull small businesses program kept holiday shoppers local

TRUMBULL — Susan Palazzo is well-aware that she’s competing with convenience.

Palazzo, co-owner of City Line Florist, said she knows it’s much easier for her customers to order flowers and other gifts online, as opposed to seeking out and patronizing a local brick-and-mortar business.

“Unfortunately, (online shopping) is not what keeps the small businesses, mom and pop shops, and the local neighborhood florists going,” she said.

That’s why she was grateful when, in November, the Town of Trumbull launched the Main Street Dollars program, which rewarded residents for shopping at City Line and two other small businesses, Pure Poetry and Plasko’s Farm.

The program provided up to 500 certificates to Trumbull residents to spend at the trio of businesses. The certificates are worth $10 and a customer must spend a minimum of $20 at one of the participating businesses to use the certificate.

Certificates could be picked up at

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4 fashion trends you’ll see everywhere in 2022

Earlier this week, we discovered the beauty trends set to take over this year, but what should we expect from the fashion world?

While fashion trends tend to move fast, there are a few that you can get ahead of now before they take off with a little help from a stylist. Fashion expert Melissa Garcia joined the 3rd hour of TODAY to share the trends you should expect to see this year, for every member of the family. From gorpcore for men to sherpa for kids, Garcia has the scoop on the hottest looks — and how to style them.

Keep reading to discover the trends before everyone else and shop the looks that are easy to pull off.

Gorpcore fashion trend for men

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Gap Corduroy Joggers

A look inspired by hikers and nature enthusiasts, the “gorp” in gorpcore stands for the term commonly used for trail mix:

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