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2021 Holiday Shopping

For background information, Adobe has unveiled its online shopping forecast for the 2021 Holiday season. They evaluate direct consumer transactions online to give a complete perspective of e-commerce in the United States and throughout the world through their Adobe Digital Economy Index.

Adobe predicts that online holiday sales in the United States will reach $207 billion from November 1 to December 31, setting a new high record. The said new record is a 10 percent increase from 2020, which is a big leap following a year in which the pandemic rendered e-commerce a necessary service.

Cyber Week, which runs from Thanksgiving through Cyber Monday, is estimated to generate $36 billion in online sales, accounting for 17 percent of

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Sustainable alternatives to fall fashion trends

The fashion industry has had a significant impact on our environment, but more and more people are opting for online shopping. Many of these sites also promote fast fashion. 

Fast fashion is the phenomenon of producing clothes for the rapid influx of trends through quick production at declining costs within the fashion industry, leading to waste. At the same time, we as consumers have become increasingly aware of our carbon footprint. 

However, when you want to invest in new clothing items, there are many brands that implement ethical practices and use recycled, natural materials. Here are some examples of sustainable alternatives to the season’s hottest trends, allowing you to simultaneously feel good and do good.

Puffer jackets 

These cozy coats are here to stay. Made with 100% recycled post-consumer plastic water bottles, the cropped puffer from Girlfriend Collective can keep you warm going into the winter months.

Lounge sets 

Looking

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11 cute sweater vests for fall 2021 that start at $25

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Jump on board with fall’s biggest trend in sweaters. (Getty Images)

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Vintage-inspired trends have been hot for several seasons, and sweater vests are one trend that’s creeping back into 2021 fashion trends, with many brands launching their own take on the classic look.

Sweater vests are a great transitional piece since they keep you warm, yet still give you flexibility if you don’t like full sleeves. You can wear them in a multitude of ways, including alone, over a classic collared blouse, on top of a dress, or even over a short sleeved tee. 

If you’re

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5 fashion trends to look out for this fall

After a year of cozy sweats and athletic wear, fall fashion for 2021 is all about making a statement. Sponsored by Armoire

SEATTLE — Seattle’s Pioneer Square is home to the headquarters for the flourishing clothing rental company Armoire. It’s their job to track the trends and offer the latest and greatest to customers. 

 “This fall is all about going outside of your comfort zone and taking a risk. and wearing something a little bit special,” shared Katrina Taylor, head user experience and product design for Armoire.

She shared the 5 most popular fashion trends for fall:

1. THE DUSTER

“Some call it a kimono, but it’s a fabulous one piece item you can wear over anything. You can do it with slacks and a top. It’s effortless and it makes a statement. You can put it over anything!” said Taylor. Armoire recommends:

2.  SNAKESKIN PRINT 

You

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