Telfar “The Pill” Bag Release Info

Telfar Clemens has made a name for himself by producing enchanting leather goods that can pair perfectly with any outfit. His eponymous label has launched several smash hits that became instant classics, from its iconic Shopping Bags to its recently debuted wallet design. Telfar has proven that he is on a clear path to accessory domination.

The NYC-based imprint now gears up to present one of its smallest offerings to date, dubbed “The Pill.” The bag arrives in the brand’s customary three-size offering and is designed in a three-dimensional clam-shell case that boasts Telfar’s circular emblem on both sides. Ideal for storing your daily necessities, it features a wrap-around zipper mechanism that reveals mesh pockets and a card organizer inside.

The functional offering can be worn crossbody, around your neck, or secured to your favorite Telfar gear and features a removable carabiner strap for diverse use.

Take a closer look at Telfar’s all-new “The Pill” bag in the gallery above. The accessory will drop via the brand’s”website on February 10 at 12 p.m. EST and will be available in Small, Medium, and Large sizes. Prices range from $75 to $155 USD.

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Jack Grealish has officially entered his Gucci era

And he’s just been sighted really getting into the swing of things, having been snapped with a brand new item in the Italian house’s extensive catalogue. Papped in Manchester ahead of the new season kicking off this weekend, Grealish sported a white tee, black skinny-fit sweatpants and Nike sneakers. He carried a black vintage-style duffle bag – probably not the sort of thing you and I can afford to carry our sweaty gym kits around in – in a black variation of Gucci’s iconic GG supreme canvas. 

It’s the kind of thing we can expect from Jack Grealish in his ambassadorial role. He has opted for one subtle, albeit large, piece from the luxury brand that has seen heightened success through logomania and its dual-branded collaborations with Adidas and The North Face and its Balenciaga Hacket Project. 

Campaigns, however, are where Grealo will likely push his fashion credentials, and where we will see him in a new light. Take for instance those aforementioned ambassadors. We’ve seen Styles pose with lambs, goats and piglets in a 2018 Gucci campaign, Jared Leto who brought his own prosthetic head to the Met Gala, Lana Del Rey sprinted around a supermarket in a fern green coat with her signature lick of eyeliner, while Miley Cyrus also gucci-flora-gorgeous-gardenia”posed up a storm with a collection of pets. 

Watch this space.

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Harry Styles Helps Gucci Reclaim Top Spot in Lyst Hottest Brand Ranking

Gucci is back on the top of Lyst’s quarterly hottest brand ranking after the spot was lyst-index-1234978744/” data-ylk=”slk:taken by Balenciaga for the last nine months.;elm:context_link;itc:0″ class=”link “taken by Balenciaga for the last nine months.

Data compiled by Lyst showed that searches for Gucci jumped 286 percent in the 48 hours after the collection with Adidas was released in June. The announcement of its collaboration with British singer Harry Styles on the Ha Ha Ha collection, which will be in stores in October, as well as the “Cosmogonie” resort 2023 show in Puglia, also boosted the brand’s online engagement.

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Balenciaga dropped to second place. But given the viral haute couture show held earlier this month in Paris, featuring stars like Dua Lipa, Kim Kardashian, Nicole Kidman and Christine Quinn, the brand is likely to make a strong comeback in the upcoming ranking.

Diesel, Nike and Dolce & Gabbana saw a significant climb in the ranking, while Bottega Veneta, Moncler and Off-White dropped sharply to the bottom of the top 20 list.

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The Lyst second quarter 2022 hottest women’s and men’s products rankings. – Credit: Courtesy


The Y2K-shaped 1DR bag issued under creative director Glenn Martens at Diesel was the hottest women’s product this quarter. As it was seen on Megan Thee Stallion, Julia Fox and Paloma Elsesser, searches for the model on Lyst jumped 317 percent in June. In general, the demand for similar style shoulder bags went up 59 percent in the period.

Another retro item making a comeback this summer is the parachute trouser from the Aughts. With more than 1 billion views on TikTok, Jaded London’s $90 tech cargo trousers were the fifth hottest product in the women’s ranking.

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Gucci now accepts Bored Ape Yacht Club-affiliated crypto ApeCoin as in-store payment

Gucci has become the first major brand to accept in-store payments of ApeCoin, the Bored Ape Yacht Club-affiliated cryptocurrency.

Customers of the high-end Italian fashion titan in America can now pay with Ape via the payment infrastructure provided by BitPay, which has also helped AMC accept digital currency payments in the past.

The move is expected to help the coin gain broader exposure and enhance the utility of the crypto, Coin Telegraph said.

Gucci, owned by French multinational Kering SA, ventured into the world of digital assets in February with the ‘SUPERGUCCI’ non-fungible token (NFTs) collection in collaboration with toy brand Superplastic.

In March, the high-end retailer unveiled the ‘Gucci Grail’ NFT collection targeted at owners of top NFT projects.

Two months after that, the company revealed it would be accepting 12 different cryptocurrencies as payment methods across North America’s 111 stores.

These were bitcoin, bitcoin cash, ethereum, wrapped bitcoin, litecoin, shiba inu, dogecoin and five US dollar stablecoins.

The 31st most popular crypto by market value, according to Coin Market Cap, jumped 14.0% to US$7.28 on the news.

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Gucci ventures into the world of NFTs

Launched last year, Gucci’s online platform Vault looks back across the fashion house’s 100 years of design history with a series of rotating ‘editions’, inspired by the layout of magazines.

Now the brand is taking its visual experiment one step further with the platform’s first online exhibition and auction of NFT artworks, which has been created in partnership with marketplace SuperRare.

The Next 100 Years of Gucci presents a selection of NFT artworks by 29 different creatives, each envisioned as a collectible fragment of the brand’s heritage – and a snapshot of what might come next for it.

Spanning cryptoart natives through to more traditional creatives who are experimenting with digital artforms, the list of artists are drawn from past Gucci collaborators along with emerging talents.

The initial slate of artists includes Alex Trochut (who CR recently spoke to about the NFT goldrush and what it means for artists), Aliina Kauranne, anchenillustration, Antoni Tudisco, Dārta Katrīna, eBoy, Kris Andrew Small, and Sasha Katz, among others.

The brand will also be hosting a series of Twitter Spaces conversations, where artist, philosopher, curator, and writer Rowynn Dumont will speak to participating artists about creating and collecting art today.

With Gucci’s reputation for championing great creative talent and putting its own stamp on trends, rather than jumping on the bandwagon, the exhibition feels like one of the more convincing brand-NFT crossovers we’ve seen, at least so far.”

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Gucci becomes the first major fashion brand to accept ApeCoin (APE) payments

Gucci a high-end Italian fashion giant, has become the first major brand to accept ApeCoin (APE) payments. Gucci made the announcement yesterday evening through a tweet saying:

“Excited to announce that Gucci will become the first major brand to allow customers to pay for purchases in-store with ApeCoin, via BitPay”

Besides being increasing the selection of digital assets that Gucci customers can use to pay for products, the addition of ApeCoin is the latest significant Web3 initiative for the fashion brand.

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Before the addition of ApeCoin, Gucci accepted 12 other digital assets as payment methods, which it added in May this year. The accepted cryptocurrencies include Bitcoin (BTC), Wrapped Bitcoin (WBTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Ether (ETH), Shiba Inu (SHIB), Dogecoin (DOGE), Litecoin (LTC), and five US dollar-pegged stablecoins.

ApeCoin project mainstream exposure

Gucci’s move is expected to not only further the fashion brand’s venture into Web3 but also provide the ApeCoin project with significant mainstream exposure and bring additional utility to the APE cryptocurrency.

Following the announcement, Gucci customers in the USA will be able to buy items in-store using the APE token through an infrastructure provided by BitPay, a firm that has continuously helped big companies including the likes of AMC Theaters to accept crypto payments.

With this move, Gucci seems to be making a major gamble, especially following the ongoing crypto bear market. However, the fashion brand is keen to advance its appetite to venture into the Web3 market and ApeCoin, which is also the utility token of the Bored Ape Yacht Club (BAYC) project. Besides, APE has gained over 11% in the past seven days.

The first of Gucci’s venture into the Web3 industry was in February this year when the fashion

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Gymnast Aly Raisman impresses in plunging braless dress

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Aly Raisman smiles close up. Pic credit: ©

Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman has dedicated three Instagram posts to her stunning 2022 ESPYS look.

The 28-year-old Fierce Five member was just one of the many celebrities gracing the red carpet at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood last weekend – the annual calendar event was also attended by cookbook queen Ayesha Curry, and actress Aubrey Plaza, plus fellow gymnast Livvy Dunne.

Posting a dress snap for her two million+ followers six days ago, Aly stunned in a classy and girly look, upping her prom dress vibes and going low-cut in a braless gown.

Now topping 17,000 likes, the gorgeous shot showed Aly looking deep into the camera as she exuded effortless elegance. Fans saw the 2016 Olympics face in a blush pink and floral embellished dress, one boasting a sweetheart neckline and cute cap sleeves.

Aly added a tiny silver necklace, wearing pink blush to match her lip gloss, plus her long dark locks in a high ponytail via a semi-up-do.

“ESPYs,” she wrote with a kiss and heart emoji, then thanking her glam team. A swipe showed the Massachusetts native smiling and posing confidently on the red carpet.

Also shared was a low-key selfie with Aly’s “date” for the night – not a boyfriend, but the gymnast’s bestie and cancer survivor, Abbey Bergman. The two are both signed to clothing retailer Aerie and have recently appeared jointly in campaigns for the popular brand.

“The best date I could ask for!!! @abbeybergman love going on adventures with you 🤍🤍🤍 Thank you @espn & ESPYS for having us,” a caption read.

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Aly continues her loyalty to the Aerie brand she represents, one also affording her collab opportunities. Earlier this month,

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E.l.f. Beauty Benefits as Consumers Tighten Their Belts

E.l.f. Beauty shrugged off a growing number of headwinds, from technical recessions to record-high inflation to supply chain headaches to currency fluctuations, to clock in its 14th consecutive quarter of net sales growth.

It also beat Wall Street forecasts on both the top and bottom lines.

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“We’re always mindful and keeping our eyes open in terms of how the consumer is faring, but our business has actually done extremely well regardless of the environment,” Tarang Amin, E.l.f.’s chairman and chief executive officer, told WWD in an interview as the company reported its first-quarter fiscal 2023 results. “We were one of the few brands that really grew strongly through the pandemic when color cosmetics was impacted. We made it through different supply disruptions and lockdowns in China, so I would say what gives me confidence even in a recessionary environment is that value equation. When consumer wallets are getting pinched we have great propositions.”

In particular, he cited E.l.f.’s $10 Power Grip Primer — its bestselling product — as benefiting from consumer trade down from a prestige $34 primer sold by another brand that he did not name, adding that the company is also “picking up a ton of share in the mass arena as well.”

All of this comes despite the fact that E.l.f. increased prices on about two-thirds of its stockkeeping units in May in response to rising transportation costs.

“We’ve actually seen better elasticity that what we had modeled and I think part of it is while we took prices up, we still ensured that we had an incredible value equation,” continued Amin.

On Keys Soulcare, the E.l.f.-owned beauty brand launched in partnership with Alicia Keys 15 months ago, he stressed that it was making “real progress” in terms of building brand awareness in a

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Gucci Is Currently Your Favorite Brand, According to Lyst’s Q2 Index

Fashion tech company Lyst just announced the latest instalment of its quarterly index report, announcing that Gucci is currently the world’s hottest brand for Q2.

In order to compile the results, Lyst analyzes the online behaviors of over 200 million shoppers a year who utilize the platform to browse and buy fashion across brands and stores online. Lyst’s formula takes into account searches both on and off the platform alongside product views, sales and social media mentions over a three-month period.

Gucci returns to the top spot on the list after being behind Balenciaga for nine months, likely due to its recent collaborations with Harry Styles and adidas. According to Lyst, searches for the brand increased by 286% in the 48 hours after its adidas collection was released back in June.

Lyst explains that “Gucci and Balenciaga have dominated the fashion conversation since the Lyst Index launched in 2017, both amongst consumers and industry insiders. This quarter sees Gucci narrowly reclaim the number one spot, after 9 months of Balenciaga topping the chart. The brands’ aesthetics couldn’t be more different; Alessandro Michele’s colorful, maximalist utopia sits in stark contrast with Demna’s dark, dystopian vision. But together, the two Kering-owned fashion houses are now powering a huge 21% of the overall Lyst Index heat score generated by the top 20 brands.”

Elsewhere, the index sees a number of household names understandably climbing the ladder due to recent product launches and celebrity endorsements however, one unlikely brand appears to be among one of the fastest-rising. Dolce & Gabbana, a brand that has a proven track record of homophobia and racism, jumped seven spots this quarter landing it at number 15. Likely as a result of the Kardashian-Barker wedding and hopefully due to consumers that may not be as aware, but either

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Learning to Shop with a Conscience

Photo credit: TOWARD Fall Lookbook

Photo credit: TOWARD Fall Lookbook

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As shoppers, we’re all becoming more aware of the downsides of fast fashion: the environmental degradation, the labor issues. Shopping from ethical brands seems to be one answer, but it can be difficult—if not impossible—to understand what it means when a company claims to be “sustainable.” Ana Kannan, the founder of the luxury e-commerce platform TOWARD, has come up with her own solution.

Kannan’s upbringing inspired her passion for sustainability. Her car seats were pleather, her whole family was vegetarian, and her mother always emphasized keeping clothes in your closet for as long as possible. She went to the University of Southern California to study STEM, but when she took a class on sustainability in fashion, her mental wheels began to turn.

“I found myself asking questions,” Kannan explained, “like what percent of [a brand’s] supply chain do they really trace? Are these materials really certified responsible? What stops a brand from lying? And I realized that there needed to be a kind of a space where brands could be independently vetted, and consumers could trust that these brands were really responsible.”

Photo credit: TOWARD Fall Lookbook

Photo credit: TOWARD Fall Lookbook

She created TOWARD to tackle this mission. On the website, TOWARD’s clothes offer a delicate balance of earth tones and more modern hues—think elegant slip dresses, wide-legged trousers, and puffy pastel baby bags. The digital store has tabs labeled “Clothing,” “Shoes,” and “Bags & Accessories” like any shopping platform, but it also provides consumers with a “Responsibility” tab, outlining what sustainability means to the company. Kannan says that for her, the term “responsibility” extends so much further than simply sustainable branding. “It really refers to the holistic impact of every element

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