How the Pandemic Changed the 2021 Holiday Shopping Season | Economy

There was a time when online shopping was an inexpensive and effective way to find obscure merchandise and avoid a trip to the store. Then the coronavirus struck and turned the web into a way for homebound consumers to purchase life’s necessities.

E-commerce became a lifeline rather than a luxury and never more so than during the 2021 holidays. But as online shopping became ubiquitous, some of its earlier benefits disappeared, chief among them lower prices.

An analysis of online shopping trends during the 2021 Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday spending season by Adobe Digital Insights released Wednesday found that inflation has caught up with the web, as prices rose 3.5% in November from a year earlier and 3.1% annually in December. That was driven by demand, as consumers spent $204.5 billion during the 2021 holiday season, up 8.6% year over year.

Cartoons on the Coronavirus

“Everyone was in front of

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China National Silk Museum Presents New Fashion Exhibition in Hangzhou: “The Art of Time: When Embroidery Goes through Fashion” | News

HANGZHOU, China, Jan. 12, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — China National Silk Museum is presenting a new exhibition – The Art of Time: When Embroidery Goes through Fashion – running from December 17, 2021 to March 6, 2022 in Hangzhou jointly curated by the China National Silk Museum and the Institute of Oriental Design Studies in the China Academy of Art.

The exhibition takes “fashion” as the main axis and contemporary embroidery art as the vehicle to interpret the way of embroidery in the context of current fashion. The exhibition includes 114 works from more than 70 designers, artists, and some textile enterprises, including well-established haute couture designer Guo Pei and artists Qiu Zhijie, Wu Jianan, Xu Zheng, among others.

Chinese embroidery is part of the rich tapestry of artistic life in China with its archaic and elegant beauty, but has also proven to be exuberant and fashionable in modern

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Tan France’s fashion trend predictions for 2022

Tan France certainly has an eye for trends, but he feels some fads should stay in the past.

The “Queer Eye” fashion expert told Page Six Style he’s not here for the return of jelly sandals — “They’re just not cute at all, in my opinion” — or low-rise jeans, which have been embraced by stars like Irina Shayk and Dua Lipa.

“I know they were on the September runways, for Spring 2022, but I’d love for the trend to stop before it even gets started,” he quipped of the latter look.

“We all made that mistake in the early 2000s, and it’s something we should have learned from. It was a rough one.”

Having welcomed son Ismail in August 2021, the style whiz — who’s partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities to help support families with sick or injured children — said he’s “currently prioritizing comfort over fashion”

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SIRMIONE THERMAL WATER IS INSULATED INTO ITALIAN HOMES BY MENARINI

Terme di Sirmione | Health, Wellness and Hotel on Lake Garda

Women, especially children, elderly people, and pregnant women, benefit from the highly effective upper respiratory-tissue treatment Acqua di Sirmione (Sirmione Thermal water).

 

The most well known and used nasal solution in Italy, “Acqua di Sirmione”, will now be distributed by Menarini, who recently acquired the Italian market’s commercial rights.

With this agreement, an OTC product with unique properties will be offered by the Florentine company.

 

Natural Thermal Spa water from the Sirmione Spa, ‘Acqua di Sirmione’, is made exclusively from microbiologically pure and 100% natural water.  Besides the treatment of rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis and for the cleansing of the mucous membranes of the nose, the product is non-toxic and free from side effects.

 A special characteristic of ‘Acqua di Sirmione’ is that it exists only in nature and cannot be artificially re-created. Located at an altitude of over 800 metres up Mount Baldo, the spa waters run to a depth Read More