Welcome to your fashion news comedy podcast! Finance writer Lisa Rowan and retail journalist (and former stylist) Kaarin Vembar discuss fashion news, pop culture, business, and creativity.
info_outline Surrender Dorothy 05/20/2022
Surrender Dorothy You can get a robot to paint your nails at Target, and use an app to get your clothes repaired. North Korea is reiterating its ban on skinny jeans. Is luxury really recession-proof? And we figure out what's going on with Dorothy's dress. Come hang out!
info_outline Leave the Gun Take the Cannoli 05/13/2022
Leave the Gun Take the Cannoli The Met Gala happened and Vogue monetized the heck out of it. Stirrup pants are back, Skims launched an adaptive collection, Stadium Goods is launching bulk sneaker sales, and SCAD now has a sneaker design minor. And the latest fashion crime was a brazen one. Come hang out!
info_outline The Curious Citizen 05/06/2022
The Curious Citizen We discuss a pretty, pretty diamond. Ferragamo and Amazon busted some counterfeiters. Also, Amazon is coming for your small business logistics. Resale companies are going to have to hustle to keep up inventory, and also we have breaking beehive news. Come hang out!
info_outline East Coast Grandma vs. West Coast Grandma 04/22/2022
East Coast Grandma vs. West Coast Grandma Etsy sellers went on strike, coastal grandma aesthetic is so hot right now, and two huge retailers are in hot water with the FTC. Target and ThredUp teamed up, and we talk about the impact of the war in Ukraine on the cosmetics industry. Come hang out! www.popfashionpodcast.com
info_outline Fashion That's Scattered, Smothered & Covered 04/15/2022
Fashion That's Scattered, Smothered & Covered Chanel won't sell you products if you're from Russia. Amazon doesn't like certain words. Deciem is dropping four brands, and college students are navigating name, image, and likeness (NIL) agreements. And there's a new documentary about Abercrombie & Fitch. Come hang out!
info_outline I Work You Pay Me 04/08/2022
I Work You Pay Me Lizzo is launching shapewear, offices are trying to reinstate dress codes, and monthly fashion magazines are gone. Conde Nast workers are unionizing, Gap Inc. execs made a ton last year, and guess how many years in prison you could get for stealing luxury handbags? Come hang out!
info_outline Fashion House Musical Chairs 04/01/2022
Fashion House Musical Chairs Models are suing the Guess board, every luxury fashion house switched leadership, and it's hard to avoid trademark infringement when you're a new company. How does the Russian invasion of Ukraine impact the global diamond industry? And two companies are opening unique storefronts. Come hang out!
info_outline The X is Silent 03/25/2022
The X is Silent Dov Charney owes big money to a hedge fund, Esprit pulled a profit, and Sycamore Partners is trying to buy everybody (including maybe Kohl's). Gwen Stefani has a new cosmetics line, and we consider a bit of technology called the Dupe Killer. Come hang out!
info_outline It's Delightful and Horrifying 03/18/2022
It's Delightful and Horrifying Cartier and Tiffany are beefing over alleged jewelry espionage. Have you tried clowncore? Uniqlo finally closed stores in Russia and Balenciaga's latest runway show dug into the geopolitical crisis. By the way, your shorts are stuck on a boat. Come hang out!
info_outline The One Where We're In The Same Room 03/11/2022
The One Where We're In The Same Room Marni's last runway show got panned for tardiness, Diesel showed futuristic denim among inflatable butts, and L'Oreal is getting sued for sounding French. Brands are learning how to reduce fashion show waste, and Gap's revitalization effort isn't going so well. Come hang out!
info_outline Y2K Fashion 03/04/2022
Y2K Fashion The hottest vintage clothing is from Y2K. We love a beauty vending machine. Is LVMH thinking of buying Ralph Lauren? Empty-box returns are plaguing retailers, and facial recognition technology to catch shoplifters still doesn't work great. An Estee Lauder exec got caught being a real ass. Come hang out!
info_outline The Baker, The Florist, and The Fashion Crime 02/25/2022
The Baker, The Florist, and The Fashion Crime The micro-mini skirt is back in style, and secondhand sneaker sales may be waning. Your organic cotton could be fake, and Louis Vuitton workers went on strike around the same time the company announced it was raising prices. Plus, Kaarin has a fashion crime like nothing else we've ever covered on the show. Come hang out!
info_outline 90s Nostalgia on the Runway 02/11/2022
90s Nostalgia on the Runway Versace has plans to open a bunch of stores, and we discuss the brand's latest menswear show. Did the pandemic kill the end-of-season sale? We've got a fashion crime involving gift card fraud, the American Dream mall is struggling, and Uniqlo opened a repair shop. Come hang out!
info_outline The Horse on the Runway 02/04/2022
The Horse on the Runway Chanel brought a horse to its latest runway show, Fashion Nova is getting fined for hiding bad customer reviews, and MSHCF is actively trying to get cease-and-desist letters from major brands. Brooches are back in style, Coach has a new apprenticeship program, and we remember Manfred Thierry Mugler. Come hang out! www.popfashionpodcast.com
info_outline The Lobster Fashion Show 01/21/2022
The Lobster Fashion Show Bachelor contestants pay a ton for dresses to wear on the show, Abercrombie & Fitch is fully embracing its comeback attempt, and Kaarin takes us on a trip through Thom Browne's latest collection. The New York legislature is considering a fashion sustainability law, StockX is likely going public, and mystery boxes have gone luxury. Come hang out! www.popfashionpodcast.com
info_outline Field of Shoes 01/14/2022
Field of Shoes Alleged jewel thieves are going to trial, COVID-inspired accessories could be coming to an office near you, and New Balance is being sued for its manufacturing marketing. Something's going on at Skechers, and we talk about what's missing from genderless fashion.
info_outline The Fashion Intelligence Boutique 01/01/2022
The Fashion Intelligence Boutique LVMH paid a settlement in a spy case, Tom Brady got his own Pantone color, and Celine and Vogue may have some beef. A Chinese influencer got busted for tax evasion, Shein started a sustainability fund, and we have some Sex and the City sequel fashion details.
info_outline Salvador Dali but Make It Fashion 12/24/2021
Salvador Dali but Make It Fashion Chanel's new CEO is an unconventional pick, London Fashion Week is canceled, and a Russian beauty mogul is in a mess. Inclusive sizing for men's clothing is lagging behind womenswear, and dreamcore is here to confuse and delight us.
info_outline Chanel's Advent Calendar 12/17/2021
Chanel's Advent Calendar People are mad at Chanel for its Advent calendar, Pantone released its color of the year, and the racial pay gap for influencers is huge. Men are wearing leggings beyond the gym, and a mountain climber gets to keep what he found. Plus: Can Conde Nast survive?
info_outline Every Fashion Label is Now Doing Resale 12/03/2021
Every Fashion Label is Now Doing Resale The Kim Kardashian robbery trial has begun. We have style updates from both North Korea and South Korea. Gap Inc. is a mess, Oscar de la Renta has a new resale site, and some luxury puffer jackets are ridiculously expensive.
info_outline Fashion's Frankenstein Poison 11/19/2021
Fashion's Frankenstein Poison The RealReal will settle two lawsuits, Jay-Z's fragrance case got thrown out, and we're so confused by Bottega Veneta firing Daniel Lee. There's a mountain of clothing in the Chilean desert, and you should probably wash your fast fashion before you wear it
info_outline Gucci's Love Parade 11/12/2021
Gucci's Love Parade Gucci's latest runway show was ultra fresh, customs confiscated 21 suitcases full of counterfeit goods, and there's a new Von Dutch documentary. Animal Crossing has new apparel tie-ins, Uggs has a new restoration program, and you can rent the Jean Paul Gaultier archives.
info_outline Fancy Dress Parties 10/22/2021
Fancy Dress Parties Coach will stop destroying merchandise because of social media, Ralph Lauren is making its cotton dyeing methods open source, and the CEO of ASOS has departed. Is Fendi partnering with Skims? Plus, why Harry Styles fans are getting so dressed up.