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Fast Fashion: Costing the Earth?

By Hannah Morgan, Unsplash

Clearing out your wardrobe is one of those dreaded tasks. It often gets pushed to the side with an “I’ll do it next week” sort-of attitude. Our closets practically burst at the seams, yet we remain convinced we have nothing to wear and attempt to squeeze into an outfit three sizes too small.

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The Top Retail Trends of Interest 2015

Heywood Chan / Gensler

As 2015 draws to a close, let’s not forget the exciting retail trends we saw take hold in a year otherwise marked by cultural transformation and an atypically crazy political cycle.

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A Pop Up with Purpose

The Heifer pop-up at Westfield Shopping Center in San Francisco, Calif. Designed by Gensler.

‘Tis the season for giving and buying—and, of course, the now-ubiquitous pop-up shop. Once considered disruptive, pop-ups are now the new normal, as brands from all sectors compete to find new, clever and “cool” ways to capture the attention of the next-gen shopper.

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A Look Inside the New Primark King of Prussia Megastore, From The Perspective of a 16-year Old

Image © Kathleen Jordan

The Irish have landed in Pennsylvania. Today Primark opened its second store in the U.S. at the King of Prussia mall. The design team was invited to share in the private opening event prior to the grand opening. Breege O'Donoghue, Group Director Business Development & New Markets, made opening remarks, inaugurating the 103rd store of the 46-year old chain. The Irish Ambassador to the US, Anne Anderson, was on hand to fete the new store and congratulate the Dublin-based retailer. She recounted shopping at the first Primark store, then called Penneys, in Dublin in 1969 at the age of 17. She said that even then it offered fashionable clothes at affordable prices, which she appreciated as a young student with meager means.

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Hey U.S., Are You Ready For #PRIMANIA?

The fast fashion retailer, Primark, enters the U.S. market with King of Prussia Flagship. Photo via Instagram (@primark)

Today, Primark opens its Flagship location in Pennsylvania’s King of Prussia Mall, one of the largest retail malls in the United States. The opening marks the second store of the planned rollout of the Dublin-based retailer’s entrance into the U.S. market. It’s also the first of the new U.S. prototype, designed by Gensler. There are six additional locations planned for 2016, each of which will be variations of the King of Prussia Flagship design. Here’s a rundown of what to expect during your trip to the Flagship, as well as descriptions of some of the design elements that we are most excited about.

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