Face masks, athleisure and sandals are most popular fashion trends right now, new report says

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, people around the world are prioritising comfort and safety, with athleisure, sandals and face masks emerging as the most popular fashion trends, according to a new report.

On Wednesday, global fashion search platform Lyst released its newest 2020 Lyst Index showing the shopping behaviours of more than 9m people per month over a three-month period.

According to the report, which took into account search data on both Lyst and Google, sales, brand and social media mentions and engagement statistics worldwide during the months of April, May and June, the hottest brand in the world right now is Nike.

In addition to knocking Off-White out of the first place spot, where the luxury streetwear brand had been for the last three quarters, Nike’s number one title marked the first time a luxury fashion brand has not taken the top spot since the Lyst Index

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Big Tech Goes on Shopping Spree, Brushing Off Antitrust Scrutiny

(Bloomberg) — The biggest U.S. technology companies have gone on a buying spree this year, waving off intense scrutiny from competition watchdogs and critics who say they’ve bolstered their power by snatching up nascent rivals.

The number of acquisitions by the five largest companies — Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc.’s Google, Facebook Inc., and Microsoft Corp. — came at the fastest pace through June since 2015, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.

Tech deals are accelerating even in the face of stepped-up antitrust scrutiny under the Trump administration. Federal officials are investigating Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon for antitrust violations, and the Justice Department under Attorney General Willliam Barr is expected to file a monopolization case against Google in the coming weeks. Google and Facebook are also contending with investigations by state attorneys general.

A House panel is also conducting an inquiry into the state of competition in the

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Five things you may not know about the fashion firm

You might have bought some joggers from there, or seen your favourite Instagram star wearing one of their dresses, but how much do you really know about Boohoo?

The online fashion firm has been a real winner during lockdown, with a massive increase in its sales by 45% to £368m in the three months to the end of May.

But it’s been hit by claims that workers at a Leicester factory that supplies some of its clothes were paid just £3.50 an hour, while being offered no coronavirus protection.

Boohoo has said it’s launching an investigation, but experts say it could struggle to make a comeback after the controversy.

Here’s five things you may not know about the company.

1. The Manchester-based family behind it are billionaires

Boohoo was founded by entrepreneur Mahmud Kamani and designer Carol Kane.

The pair had worked together at Pinstripe Clothing, a company that was

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The Yes Shopping App Made It So Easy to Find a Pair of Denim Shorts That Actually Fit

Here’s an embarrassing admission: The last time I bought a pair of denim shorts was in college. To be more specific, I was still a teenager when I acquired two pairs of vintage Levi’s and chopped them into teeny tiny shorts. And I’ve been wearing them for the past decade without a second thought. So, yeah, it was about time I invested in a new pair of cutoffs.

I knew exactly what I was looking for and what I wanted to pay but I didn’t want to scour the ends of the internet to find a pair of high-rise shorts that actually covered my butt and would flatter my larger hips. Further, I didn’t want to spend a dime over $200 for my new acquisition. So, I figured I’d take my quest to The Yes, a new shopping app that can currently only be used on iPhones (sorry to

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