I do not normally cover ecommerce sites, and the last time I wore a dress I was too young to drink alcohol, but having suffered many a pair of legit-looking jeans that ended up having dangerously shallow front pockets, I’m letting this in. From PR Newswire: The Search for Dresses With Pockets is Over (PRESS RELEASE). “The newly launched site allows visitors to search through the inventory of over 20 major retailers, to see over 6000 dresses and skirts that have pockets…. Users search with all the online shopping filters they’re already familiar with- size, color, dress and sleeve length, as well as sorting by popularity, price, or new inventory. Searching can also be done by category—looking for that perfect prom dress or formal outfit? There are over 700 to choose from. Need something for the young woman in your life? There’s almost 150 dresses and skirts for young girls.”
The Next Web: Yes, there’s a subreddit that skewers those targeted Facebook t-shirt ads. “Facebook ads are usually weird and funny when they’re not showing off spooky knowledge of your life and hobbies. Those targeted ads for graphic t-shirts somehow manage to be all three — and a subreddit is celebrating them in all their bizarre glory.”
Ecotextile News: Online map of global apparel factories goes live. “The latest version of an ambitious textile sector-specific online transparency tool is now live. The launch of the Open Apparel Registry (OAR) comes after months of consultation and alterations following the digital platform’s beta release back in in October 2018.” I did mention this back in October but it’s nice to see it’s out of beta.
CNET: Thanks to Instagram and YouTube, Muslim women are owning modest fashion. “Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube have pushed modest fashion — a term used to describe less-revealing clothing — into mainstream consciousness. It’s a market looking to reap the benefits of Muslims’ spending power on clothing, which is expected to increase from $270 billion in 2017 to $361 billion by 2023, according to the State of the Global Islamic Economy.”
Star Tribune: Want to ogle chic vintage hats? Minnesota Historical Society unveils vast digital archive. “Some of the feathers on these hats are subtle — a single plume. Others are gathered in giant puffs. And one hat boasts three stuffed hummingbirds. A Minnesota Historical Society staffer has digitized 717 women’s hats from the organization’s massive collections, making images of their brims and grand embellishments available to the public. “
Dazed: The Instagram documenting the best unseen Alexander McQueen imagery. “There are many so-called McQueen fanatics out there. People who portent to know everything about everything to do with the man, the myth, the legend, and, admittedly, I’m one of them: agreeing ferociously with people while they pontificate about McQueen’s legacy, quickly imbibing their knowledge and passing it off as my own. And I’m not the only one. Then there’s people like John Matheson: true buffs, collectors, obsessors, the ones who are devout disciples not only of McQueen himself, but the entire universe he created.”
Elle: Meet the Cozy Girls of Instagram. “A few years ago, back when Nashville was the filter of choice, cozy season Instagram looked something like this: a bird’s-eye view photo of a woman dressed in the comfiest of knits, relaxing on a bed with a steaming cup of coffee in hand and a laptop resting in front of her with a low-light filter edited on top. These photos may have met the dictionary definition of cozy—’enjoying or affording warmth and ease,’ according to Merriam-Webster—but they didn’t do it for me.”