Worried about online shopping scams? Here’s how to protect yourself

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Online shopping scams are everywhere. (Photo: Getty)

Online shopping scams are everywhere. (Photo: Getty)

If you think you’re safe just browsing the internet for gift ideas, think again. Online shopping scams are out there, waiting to trip you up.

Scammers are trolling your searches to identify which products shoppers are looking for. “When you click on things, even if you don’t make a purchase, scammers have access to those tools, so they can really get a good gauge of what it is you’re looking for,” says Melissa Lanning Trumpower, the Executive Director of the Better Business Bureau’s Institute for Marketplace Trust

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Here’s what you need to know

Shein, the China-based fast-fashion clothing brand, will open a pop-up store in Arizona for the first time. The market is scheduled for June 18-20at Tempe Marketplace, kicking off a series of pop-ups across the country.

The Tempe pop-up will showcase Shein’s summer 2021 clothing and accessories. It will also include some of the brand’s newest collections: Shein X (its collaboration with emerging designers), MOTF (Shein’s premium collection) and Sheglam (the company’s beauty collection).

Though it’s the brand’s first Arizona pop-up, opening temporary stores is nothing new for the predominantly virtual retailer. 

What to know about the fast-fashion brand

Rivaling Europe-based companies like ZARA and H&M, Shein is a leader in the fast fashion industry. The United States is Shein’s largest market, with the company shipping to more than 200 regions across the world, according to Business Insider.

The company — which reportedly replenishes its site with more

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Here’s the Real Story Behind the Battle of Versailles Fashion Show in ‘Halston’

No matter the decade, us hardcore fashion enthusiasts are familiar with one saying: any drama surrounding the latest trends is always good drama. Ryan Murphy is especially aware of this mantra, as his new Netflix miniseries Halston follows the rise and fall of the legendary 1970s fashion designer Roy Halston.

Aside from creating some fabulous statement pieces over the years, Halston was also famous for a fateful night in November 1973: The Battle of Versailles. Before you ask whether it was a war you might not have paid attention to in your high school history class… it kinda was. Pitting high-profile French designers against luxury American designers, it was a campaign to see who could best capture the scope of world fashion, and who would be remembered for it.

TL:DR—it was a night full of breathtaking pieces of clothing, with tons of historic moments to boot. Here’s a little breakdown

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<p>Holly’s turned to cult fashion brand Rixo for today’s ensemble</p> (The Independent)

Holly’s turned to cult fashion brand Rixo for today’s ensemble

(The Independent)

Whether you’re personally smitten by her style or not, there’s no denying that Holly Willoughby’s This Morning outfits have become as much of a talking point as any of the stories featured on the show itself – and today is no exception.

Following last week’s selection of dreamy high street #hwstyle picks, where we saw the presenter opt for a stripey pencil skirt from Zara and a colourful mini dress from La Redoute, today Holly has opted for another spring-inspired ensemble, albeit from a brand that’s slightly more expensive.

With warmer weather on the horizon, Holly’s outfit is a nod to the brighter days to come as she has gone for a fun, floral midi dress from cult fashion brand Rixo.

Since launching in 2015, Rixo has fast become the destination for those in search of a

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