Shopify beats revenue expectations on resilient online shopping trend

By Chavi Mehta

(Reuters) -Canada’s e-commerce giant Shopify Inc beat second-quarter revenue expectations on Wednesday, on the back of a resilient online shopping trend precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Shopify fired on all cylinders in our second quarter, keeping our merchants well equipped to seize the opportunities presented in a post-pandemic retail era,” said Amy Shapero, Shopify’s chief financial officer.

U.S.-listed shares of Shopify rose 2% in premarket trading.

Shopify’s value nearly tripled over the last year due to unprecedented growth of the e-commerce sector as customers looked towards online shopping as the only viable alternative during the pandemic.

“I think the Delta variant and re-emergence of COVID-19 ends up further ingraining the shift to digital commerce for consumers,” said Ygal Arounian, analyst at Wedbush Securities.

“It is likely that, even if we are not getting full closures, physical shopping is one area consumers pull back on, given how comfortable

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Eid al Adha 2021’s Fashion Trend Is Sustainability : NPR

Fatima Ibrahim wears Haute Hijab’s recycled chiffon hijab on Eid al-Fitr.

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Fatima Ibrahim wears Haute Hijab’s recycled chiffon hijab on Eid al-Fitr.

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This week, Muslims around the world will finally be able to debut their finest abayas, salwar kameezes, kaftans and thobes they’ve been saving in the backs of their closets for three pandemic Eids. For a growing number who have rethought their fashion choices during that time, those glitzy, intricately woven pieces will be more sustainable.

Eid al-Adha, the Muslim holiday marking the culmination of the Hajj pilgrimage, begins on July 20. And Muslim designers, noticing a demand for sustainable Eid clothing, have launched eco-friendly pieces leading up to the holiday. Muslim fashion icons, like Halima Aden and Mariah Idrissi, have likewise recently promoted sustainable fashion practices.

“The importance of sustainability and ethical practices … we do

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How The Bushy Brow Trend Helps Us Hairy Girls Reclaim Our Beauty

While Gen Z kids have been spared the horror of having their brows tweezed into reed-thin lines, us desi millennials remember what it was like to be shamed for our hairy unibrows once we hit puberty. We have seen that era when a conventionally beautiful actress like Kajol was shamed or snidely termed “offbeat” just because of the way her brows looked. 

We would see skinny brows on the actresses on TV who were, in turn, emulating the look of international actresses who already had thin, light brows. There was no space for our thick and lush black brow hair in that world.

a close up of a woman: Image credit: SLB Films, Shemaroo Entertainment, Eros International

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But things are different now. Internationally, even Caucasian models and actresses who are beauty icons have co-opted those thick, dark eyebrows people of colour were once shunned for, to the point that beauty vloggers are

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The Skirt Trend Fashion Girls Are Suddenly Obsessed With

This is one micro-trend I’ve been bookmarking for a while now, curious about whether it would really become something. As a fashion editor, this is something I do a lot. It’s similar to investigative work (except no one’s lives are at stake). We get a lead on something, follow it for a while, and see if anything larger comes of it. When that finally happens, you end up reading about it here. Today, the trend I’m finally excited and confident enough to report on is pleated miniskirts.

After seeing dozens of fashion girls dabbling with pleated minis, I figured it was time to start breaking down the “why” and “how” backing the gradual success of this skirt trend. When you see or think of pleated miniskirts, it’s safe to assume that private school uniforms, tennis, and cheerleaders come to mind, but once you see the various ways fashion girls

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