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FILE - Back-to-school supplies await shoppers at a store on Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Marlborough, Mass.  The pandemic has dragged into the new school year and wreaked havoc on reopening plans. That has extended to the back-to-school shopping season, the second most important period for retailers behind the holidays.  (AP Photo/Bill Sikes, File)

COVID-19 reshapes and reduces back-to-school spending

Aug. 4, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — For Michelle Lynn England, back-to-school shopping always meant heading to Target and the local mall with her two girls and dropping about $500 on each of them for trendy outfits. Not this year. The Charlotte, North Carolina, woman cut her spending on clothing in half for her 10-year-old...

Brother Ronald Marin, a 30-year-old layworker from Venezuela, walks along a paved dirt road lined by graves, inside the

Venezuelan does funerals alone in Peru cemetery amid virus

Aug. 3, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Wearing a white robe and shoes worn down by dust, Venezuelan layworker Ronald Marín is the only one who administers funerals in a cemetery far from the capital’s center. At a time when Peruvian authorities calculate that more than a quarter of Lima's population may have been...

iBoston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens looks toward Jaylen Brown (7) during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)

Relaxed: Dressed-down look is making NBA coaches happy

Aug. 2, 2020 4:40 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Going shopping was a top priority for Taylor Jenkins when he was first hired as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies. The man needed suits. NBA sidelines tend to look like fashion runways these days, with coaches in tailored suits, sharp ties and polished dress shoes, so Jenkins...

A model wearing a face mask poses during a mask fashion show amid the coronavirus pandemic in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, July 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

AP PHOTOS: Masked fashion models walk Seoul runway

Jul. 24, 2020 9:25 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Models wearing a colorful range of face masks walked a runway Friday in South Korea’s capital, where health authorities are scrambling to stem a rise in coronavirus infections as people increasingly venture out in public. Lim Yeon-hee, the chief organizer of the Seoul...

Vegas businesses adopt mask marketing to expand their brand

Jul. 19, 2020 2:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Restaurant co-owner Penny Chutima began designing cloth face masks bearing the name of her Las Vegas business, Lotus of Siam, in an effort to eliminate waste. “I was just making the masks for myself, because we were using a lot of the surgical masks,” Chutima told the Las...

Pedestrians pass by a screen showing a Versace model, during the Milan Digital Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, July 16, 2020. Forty fashion houses are presenting previews of menswear looks for next spring and summer and pre-collections for women in digital formats, due to concerns generated by the COVID-19. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)

Zegna, Gucci rethink physical shows from digital platforms

Jul. 17, 2020 5:17 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — The coronavirus-provoked fashion runway rethink was in full swing on the last day of Milan’s first Digital Fashion Week. Ermengildo Zegna’s so-called Phygital presentation was a hybrid of physical and digital experiences that could be the harbinger for runway shows to come for...

FILE - In this July 14, 2020, file photo, a firefighter wears a face mask with the colors of the French flag, prior to the Bastille Day parade on the Champs-Élysées avenue in Paris. Masks made of cotton and other washable materials have become a big seller as face coverings have emerged as one of the most effective ways to prevent further spread of the coronavirus.   (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, Pool)

Animal print, beads or plain black, masks become about style

Jul. 16, 2020 1:11 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — They can be colorful or come in basic black, make a political statement or just a funny one. Masks made of cotton and other washable materials have become big sellers, and an emerging fashion item, as face coverings have been increasingly mandated around the world to reduce the spread...

Models wear creations as part of Dolce&Gabbana men's Spring-Summer 2021 collection, presented in Milan, Italy, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Colleen Barry)

Dolce&Gabbana preserve the live fashion show during pandemic

Jul. 15, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — An operatic pop trio belted out song from the center of a medical university plaza Wednesday while Dolce&Gabbana’s showed its latest men's collection in tones of summer blues and geometric prints. Just five months ago, there would have been little remarkable in such a scene. But...

Pedestrians pass by a screen showing a Vivetta model during the Milan Digital Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Forty fashion houses are presenting previews of menswear looks for next spring and summer and pre-collections for women in digital formats, due to concerns generated by the COVID-19. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Prada headlines Milan's first Digital Fashion Week

Jul. 14, 2020 2:50 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Prada headlined Day 1 of Milan’s first Digital Fashion Week on Tuesday with a series of out-sourced videos and the apt subtitle ‘’the show that never happened.’’ Luxury fashion is adapting to the coronavirus pandemic by moving runway shows onto digital...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2013 file photo, a signage hangs outside the headquarters of Zappos.com in Las Vegas.  Zappos is trying out new ways to sell shoes: allow shoppers to buy a single shoe at a time or buy a pair in two different sizes. The tests, which started Tuesday, July 14, 2020, are aimed at amputees, those with differing foot sizes and other people who have been left out by the shoe industry, which has sold shoes in pairs and in the same size for decades(Jessica Ebelhar/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)

Zappos tries something new: sell 1 shoe instead of 2

Jul. 14, 2020 11:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Zappos is trying out new ways to sell shoes: allow shoppers to buy a single shoe at a time or purchase a pair in two different sizes. The tests, which started Tuesday, are aimed at amputees, those with differing foot sizes and others who have been left out by the footwear industry, which...