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Facing Trump's tariffs, some companies move, change or wait

Jul. 18, 2019 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some are moving factories out of China. Others are strategically redesigning products. Some are seeking loopholes in trade law or even mislabeling where their goods originate — all with the goal of evading President Donald Trump's sweeping tariffs on goods from China. But most of...

Facing Trump's tariffs, some companies move, change or wait

Jul. 18, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some are moving factories out of China. Others are strategically redesigning products. Some are seeking loopholes in trade law or even mislabeling where their goods originate — all with the goal of evading President Donald Trump's sweeping tariffs on goods from China. But most of...

Barbie goes glam rock to honor David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust

Jul. 15, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she's dressed as Ziggy Stardust. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's iconic "Space Oddity," Barbie overseers at Mattel released a collectible version of the doll dressed as Ziggy Stardust, one of his most...

Barbie goes glam rock to honor David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust

Jul. 12, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbie has been many things over the years. Now, she's dressed as Ziggy Stardust. In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of David Bowie's iconic "Space Oddity," Barbie overseers at Mattel released a collectible version of the doll dressed as Ziggy Stardust, one of his most...

Collectable sneakers on auction at Sotheby's in New York

Jul. 12, 2019 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — True sneaker heads will get the opportunity to expand their collection as Sotheby's in New York holds its first sneaker auction. These aren't just any old sneakers but 100 of the rarest, most-coveted sneakers around, including the Nike handmade "Moon Shoe" designed by Nike co-founder Bill...

Secret gardens and co-ed styles hit Paris men's collections

Jun. 22, 2019 5:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A frothing cherub fountain constructed of striped fabric drew the eyes and camera lenses of VIP guests at Thom Browne's fantastical Paris Fashion Week show on Saturday. Here are highlights from Browne and other designers for spring-summer 2020 menswear, including the many houses showing co-ed...

The Latest: 'The Ferryman' wins best play at Tony Awards

Jun. 9, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the Tony Awards (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Playwright Jez Butterworth's "The Ferryman" has been crowned best play at the Tony Awards. The play is a vigorous family epic set in Northern Ireland in 1981 during the Troubles. It requires a 21-person cast, plus a baby and...

In #MeToo era, Japanese woman slams #KuToo heels dress codes

Jun. 5, 2019 7:22 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese women are saying, "No," to high heels in what's been dubbed the #KuToo movement, a play on the words for "shoes" and "agony" and allusion to the #MeToo hashtag. "This is about gender discrimination," Yumi Ishikawa, 32, an actress and writer, who started the movement, said in an...

The Latest: Officials say 2nd Arkansas levee wasn't breached

Jun. 1, 2019 1:15 AM EDT

PETERSBURG, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the United States (all times local): 12:10 a.m. The National Weather Service in Arkansas says a levee near the Arkansas capital city wasn't breached, and a flash flood warning for the county has been canceled. A statement released just before midnight Friday...

Couture Council to honor Louboutin and his red-soled shoes

May. 29, 2019 6:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — From a tiny bottle of nail polish, a luxury fashion empire was born. Designer Christian Louboutin says he was experimenting in his factory one day when he suddenly seized his assistant's bottle of red polish to blot out the usual black soles and try some bright color. The experiment stuck,...