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Inside the glamorous world of 'Bling Empire' star Jaime Xie, the tech heiress looking to forge her own path as a fashion influencer

Yoshi Uemura for Business Insider Jaime Xie, daughter of a tech billionaire, is known for being a fashion influencer and for appearing on the hit Netflix show "Bling Empire."  She says she makes nearly $100,000 as an influencer, and is frequently seen in New York, London, Milan, and Paris for fashion weeks.  In an interview with Insider, she talks about her love for fashion, what it was like being on "Bling Empire," and her next career plans.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more st...
Tags: Nordstrom, Fashion, Milan, Instagram, Entertainment, California, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, Wealth, Davos, Netflix, Luxury, Paris, Switzerland


Fashion’s future is bricks and clicks

Lockdown forced reluctant South African clothing retail stores online: although foot traffic in brick-and-mortar stores remains important in a mall culture like ours, the secret to success is innovation The post Fashion’s future is bricks and clicks appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Business, Fashion, Paul Simon, United Kingdom, Retail, Cape Town, Egg, Lockdown, Top Six, Foschini, South Africa (country, COVID-19, Shingai Nyagweta, Truworths, Young Designers Emporium


Inside Amazon's advertising business, which is $13 billion and growing fast

Alex Wong/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Amazon's e-commerce dominance is quickly expanding to advertising.The pandemic has drastically cut ad budgets as marketers reign back their spending, but e-commerce advertising is booming as people shop more from home - with Amazon leading the pack.EMarketer forecast that e-commerce advertising would rise 39% to $17.4 billion in the US in 2020, to represent 12% of digital ad spend. That growth has attracted Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Media, Advertising, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walgreens, Netflix, Retail, Roku, Hulu, Amazon Web Services, Alexa


Cut-price apparel retailer Primark predicts that store closures during COVID-19 will cost it $1.4 billion

David Cliff/NurPhoto via Getty Images British fashion giant Primark's sales were down 30% year-on-year in the quarter, its parent company said. More than 75% of its stores are currently closed. Primark's total loss from store closures could reach £1.05 billion ($1.43 billion), it said. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Store closures could cost British fast-fashion giant Primark £1.05 billion ($1.43 billion) in lost sales, parent company Associated British Foods (AB Food...
Tags: Topshop, Fashion, UK, England, US, Trends, Austria, Fast Fashion, Retail, Debenhams, Boris Johnson, UK retail sales, Primark, Germany Ireland, AB Foods, Lockdown


Jeff Bezos just turned 57. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.56 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is turning 57 on Tuesday. Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet with a market value of $1.56 trillion.  Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers, and everything in between.  ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Germany, India, New York City, US, America


From being targeted for robbery to confrontational customers, 4 Amazon delivery drivers talk about what scares them during peak season

Jim Smith is a 55-year-old Amazon driver in Oregon. Jim Smith Business Insider spoke with four drivers who work as contracted Amazon delivery drivers about the dangers they face during the winter months, from navigating dark, rural roads and extreme weather conditions to dealing with difficult customers and package thieves. The delivery drivers we spoke to mentioned heightened safety concerns like fear of being targeted for robberies or even robbed at gunpoint. One driver Business Insider ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Washington, Oregon, Careers, Trends, UPS, Portland, Retail, Drivers, Smith, King, DSP, Independent Contractors, Nordic, Las Vegas Nevada


Inside Amazon's advertising business, which is $13 billion and growing

Alex Wong/Getty Images; Samantha Lee/Business Insider Amazon's e-commerce dominance is quickly expanding to advertising.The pandemic has drastically cut ad budgets as marketers reign back their spending, but e-commerce advertising is booming as people shop more from home - with Amazon leading the pack.EMarketer forecast that e-commerce advertising would rise 39% to $17.4 billion in the US in 2020, to represent 12% of digital ad spend. That growth has attracted Walmart, CVS, and Walgreens...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Media, Advertising, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walgreens, Netflix, Retail, Roku, Hulu, Amazon Web Services, Alexa


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have weathered a tabloid scandal, a lawsuit, and maybe even interference from a foreign government. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. Simon Stacpoole/Offside / Contributor In January 2019, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple the same day Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced their divorce.   The National Enquirer had been investigating Bezos and Sanchez for months and had obtained leaked photos and texts the couple had sent, including the now-famous message where Bezos called Sanchez "alive girl."  In the 18 months since, bo...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Hollywood, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Relationships, India, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Spain, Features, Fox, Culture


Sales of sex toys have boomed during lockdown - and people are getting kinkier than ever, according to Ann Summers data

Stock_colors/Getty Images Since the pandemic first hit, people round the world have been buying more sex toys as they stay at home. And people have been choosing kinkier options than usual, UK sex toy retailer Ann Summers told Insider, with sales of BDSM and high-tech equipment up in 2020. "It appears we've been using our extra time to escape reality and try out new things in the bedroom," the retailer said. Sales of sex dolls have risen in the US this year, but the apparel industry has t...
Tags: Google, New York Post, UK, Sex, US, Trends, Retail, Sex Life, Dallas, Santa, Bdsm, Underwear, Sex Toys, Mintel, Lingerie, Ann Summers


The sneaker resale market exploded in 2020. These were the most expensive sneakers that sold on The RealReal this year, where some pairs went for up to $20,000.

The sneaker resale industry has continued to thrive amid a pandemic. The RealReal The sneaker industry thrived in 2020. Hyped collaborations and a surge in demand for the Air Jordan brand helped keep the sneaker resale market hot. Luxury consignment platform The RealReal shared a roundup of the most expensive sneakers to sell on the platform in 2020. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. 2020 was a fantastic year for sneakers, pandemic notwithstanding. While lockdowns and sto...
Tags: Fashion, Design, Jay Z, New York City, Trends, Nike, Nasa, Features, Luxury, Amsterdam, Michael Jordan, Basketball, Nba, Retail, Stores, Espn


Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard charged with sex trafficking, racketeering, and other crimes targeting dozens of women and underage girls

Phillip Faraone / Contributor / Getty Images Peter Nygard was charged with sex trafficking, racketeering, and other crimes targeting dozens of women and underage girls spanning 25 years, US authorities said Tuesday. The Canadian fashion mogul was arrested in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Monday at the US government's request. Authorities said that victims were assaulted by Nygard or his associates, with some drugged to ensure they met his sexual demands. Nygard denied all allegations. Visit Busi...
Tags: Fashion, New York, Crime, California, Sex Trafficking, US, Trends, Fbi, Canada, Retail, Manhattan, Bahamas, Manitoba, Times Square, Winnipeg, Marina del Rey


A 25-year-old set her eyes on taking over the high-end smoking accessories market - and it's working

Chiara di Carcaci. Courtesy of Smoking Jacket Chiara di Carcaci, 25, founded the high-end smoking accessory brand Smoking Jacket in May 2019, best known for cigarette cases made from recyclable cardboard, embellished with various printed fabrics. Di Carcaci told Business Insider she started the business after realizing there was a white space in the smoking accessories market, even though many people still smoke. Non-smokers love the case, too, she said, and use it as a credit card holder...
Tags: Fashion, UK, Hollywood, London, Instagram, Tobacco, Smoking, Small Business, Cdc, US, Lifestyle, Trends, Paris, Retail, New Orleans, Vivienne Westwood


Jason Derulo announces partnership with Bedlam Vodka tied to its national launch, and talks creativity, 'living rebelliously,' and how the pandemic has changed his outlook

Jason Derulo has taken time in 2020 to expand his business ventures, and hone his creativity. Get Engaged Media Jason Derulo and Bedlam Vodka, distilled and bottled by Graybeard Distillery in North Carolina, announced their new brand partnership today, as Bedlam launches nationally. Previously only available in select locations, Bedlam Vodka — a spirit distilled from long grain white rice for nearly 200 years in rural Ireland — is now available for purchase on Amazon and in stores across t...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Celebrities, Small Business, Entertainment, Life, US, Trends, Ireland, Retail, Evans, North Carolina, Vodka, Partnerships, Liquor, Jason Derulo


Wayfair's Cyber Monday sale is running all week with deep discounts on furniture, holiday decor, bedding, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Wayfair; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Wayfair's Cyber Monday deals is taking place all Cyber Week long from November 30 through December 4. While the deals on kitchen appliances are less competitively priced compared to other retailers, you can save big on furniture and decor from Wayfair's own brands like AllModern, Joss & Main, and Birch Lane.Check out eve...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Kitchen, Home, Ge, Life, Trends, Retail, Kitchenaid, Wayfair, Serta, Sealy, Wisniewski, Amazon Target, Joss Main, IP Graphics


Wayfair's Cyber Monday will run all week — here are the best deals so far

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Wayfair; Gilbert Espinoza/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Wayfair's Cyber Monday deals is taking place all Cyber Week long from November 30 through December 4. While the deals on kitchen appliances are less competitively priced compared to other retailers, you can save big on furniture and decor from Wayfair's own brands like AllModern, Joss & Main, and Birch Lane.Check out eve...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Kitchen, Home, Ge, Life, Trends, Retail, Kitchenaid, Wayfair, Serta, Sealy, Wisniewski, Amazon Target, Joss Main, IP Graphics


Ex-Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has died at 46. Here's how the iconic entrepreneur went from selling pizzas from his Harvard dorm to leading the shoe company he sold to Amazon for $1.2 billion

FilmMagic/Getty Images Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has died at the age of 46.  Hsieh, a Harvard grad, went from selling pizza out of his dorm room to establishing himself as an eccentric and well-liked entrepreneur.  In his first year at the company, Zappos went from almost nothing in sales to $1.6 million.  Hsieh moved Zappos headquarters to Las Vegas, Nevada, and began an initiative to make the city another Silicon Valley. He announced in August he was retiring after more than 20 years at the...
Tags: Amazon, News, Microsoft, Washington Post, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, E-commerce, Features, Getty Images, Harvard, Connecticut, Retail, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas


How a 28-year-old sold his first jewelry design for $25,000 and within 3 years built an exclusive client roster including Rihanna

Emmanuel Tarpin. Emmanuel Tarpin At just 28 years old, Emmanuel Tarpin is one of high-end jewelry's rising stars.  Tarpin has amassed an elite list of clients over the last five years, winning the Rising Star prize from Fashion Group International and Designer of the Year at the 2019 Town and Country Jewelry Awards along the way. Today, Tarpin's client roster is so exclusive that he works only by private appointment — he's not sold in stores or online, at least not yet.  Tarpin opened up t...
Tags: Jewelry, Feature, Fashion, New York, Design, Beyonce, Small Business, Rihanna, Jay Z, France, Trends, Watches, Luxury, Paris, Retail, Christie's


I'm a Butterball turkey hotline expert who's been answering wild, funny, and panicked calls from home chefs for 18 years. This year people need us more than ever.

Phyllis Kramer in the Butterball Test Kitchen in 2013. Butterball Turkey Phyllis Kramer is a Butterball Turkey Talk-Line expert based in Aurora, Illinois. She's been working for the Talk-Line during the holidays for 18 years, answering customer questions about how to choose, thaw, prepare, and cook their turkeys. Over the years, Kramer says she's gotten countless wild calls including customers who've asked if they can wrap their turkey in an electric blanket or slip it into a hot tub to ma...
Tags: Amazon, News, Holidays, Careers, Trends, Turkey, Retail, Alexa, Nordic, Kramer, Naperville Illinois, ConAgra Foods, Aurora Illinois, Butterball, Pandemic, Jenny Powers


A sommelier compared 11 wines from Costco, Target, Trader Joe's, and BJ's — and the winner was clear

Sara Lehman is the private sommelier and lifestyle director of 160 Madison, which is a luxury, residential high-rise building in Manhattan. She also owns the wine and travel blog Somm in the City.We gave Sara 11 different low-cost wines to try from big-box stores like Costco, Target, BJ's, and Trader Joe's. Watch the video above to see how she ranked bottles of cabernet sauvignon, pinot grigio, and rosé, all under $10.Following is a transcript of the video.Sara Lehman: I'm Sara Lehman. I am the ...
Tags: Video, Red Wine, California, Life, Trends, Retail, Manhattan, Lidl, Wine, Pinot Grigio, Ranking, Costco, Target, Joe, Trader Joe's, Rose


I'm a DoorDash delivery driver who makes anywhere from $200 to $800 a week. Here's what I wish I knew before signing up to drive for the company.

Mike Hayes is a delivery driver for DoorDash in the Portland, Oregon area. Mike Hayes Mike Hayes, 35, is a DoorDash delivery driver in Oregon. A chef for 17 years, he lost his job during the coronavirus pandemic and began doing deliveries two months ago to make ends meet for his family of four.  During busier times, he can make up to $800 working about 45 hours a week; a slower week means more like $200 to $300. While he likes the flexible schedule, he wishes DoorDash would do more to supp...
Tags: Work, Facebook, Youtube, Oregon, Careers, Trends, Portland, Reddit, Retail, Food Delivery, Portland Oregon, Independent Contractors, Doordash, Nordic, Christie, Hillsboro


A contraband pair of Levi's were worth up to $500 on Germany's black market during the Cold War because they were an icon of American culture

Levi Strauss 501 jeans. Cash/RDB/ullstein bild via Getty During the Cold War, a pair of Levi's jeans represented the American spirit to thousands of Germans divided by capitalism and socialism.  Levi's were banned from Soviet-occupied East Germany, yet teens wore them anyway.  The jeans became a symbol of freedom and youth culture throughout the 70s and 80s.  To hear the full story, subscribe for free to Business Insider's podcast, "Brought to You By ..." Visit Business Insider's homepage ...
Tags: Fashion, Washington Post, France, Germany, Berlin Wall, Berlin, US, San Francisco, Trends, West, Vogue, Retail, Getty, Levi's, Levi Strauss, Levi


How Fair Harbor, one of fashion's fastest-growing sustainable brands, hit record sales during the pandemic

(L) Jake and his sister (R) Caroline. Fair Harbor Jake Danehy, 26, and his sister Caroline, 23, are the founders of Fair Harbor, a sustainable brand that turns recycled water bottles into clothing.  Last year, the duo was honored for their work in fashion and sustainability with a spot on the coveted Forbes 30 Under 30 list. Jake and Caroline previously spoke to Business Insider about how they spent the past five years scaling their business to become a popular — and profitable — sustainab...
Tags: Fashion, Small Business, China, Southeast Asia, New York City, US, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Sustainability, Retail, Business Insider, Forbes, Millennial, Soho, Jake


5 mattress companies with early Cyber Monday sales — here are the deals you can get at Purple, Helix, Tuft & Needle, and more

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Leesa Cyber Monday has turned into Cyber Week, with retailers like Walmart and Best Buy starting their sales before Thanksgiving and extending them days after.Brands like Leesa, Casper, Tempur-Pedic, Purple, and Tuft & Needle always offer Cyber Monday deals that can save you hundreds of dollars on comfortable and supportive mattresses. Read about the best mattresses here as they may be on sale duri...
Tags: Reviews, Home, Sleep, Life, Trends, Walmart, Best, Retail, Mattresses, Leesa, Mattress Deals, Product Card, Insider Picks 2020, Deals (Reviews, IP Deals, Home (Reviews


Wayfair's early Black Friday sale is live now, but it's light on deals — the retailer is saving its best prices for November 27

Business Insider Wayfair's Black Friday sale goes live at 12:00 am on November 27, and runs the duration of the day, but there are already some First-Chance deals underway.We haven't found many noteworthy deals yet, but on Black Friday, you'll find savings on kitchen essentials, mattresses, area rugs, major appliances, and more.We're tracking Wayfair's best Black Friday deals, so be sure to bookmark this page. We're also keeping tabs on the best deals available online at Amazon, Target,...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Home, Life, Trends, Walmart, Retail, Wayfair, The Home Depot, Joss, Amazon Target, Black Friday 2020, IP Graphics, Kitchen (Reviews, Deals (Reviews, IP Deals


Wayfair's Cyber Monday will run for a whole week — here's what we know so far and early deals you can shop now

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Wayfair's Cyber Monday deals will take place all Cyber Week long from November 30 through December 4. Though Wayfair's Cyber Monday deals haven't been announced yet (and we'll update this post when they are), here's what to expect and the early deals you can already take advantage of.Check out everything to know about this year's Cyber Monday her...
Tags: Reviews, Deals, Kitchen, Home, Life, Trends, Best, Retail, Kitchenaid, Wayfair, Serta, Sealy, Amazon Target, Joss Main, IP Graphics, Insider Picks 2020


From rich kid to first daughter: The life of Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump, 38. Jemal Countess / Getty Images Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, has lived her life in the public eye. The 39-year-old has been a business executive, runway model, socialite, doting mother, and key advisor in her father's administration. Here's a closer look at her life, career, and time in the White House. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ivanka Trump has lived her life in the public eye.Born to then real-estate mogul Donald Trump ...
Tags: South Korea, Post, Japan, Politics, New York, News, Entertainment, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Life, White House, Germany, India, New York City


Companies across the country are requiring workers to return to offices during the pandemic. How well is your employer handling it?

L'Oreal has opened its US offices at 50% capacity. Glassdoor As offices reopen across the US, Business Insider wants to hear from employees about how it is going. Fill out this form to share your experience of returning to the office and a reporter from Business Insider will reach out to hear more before anything is published. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The future of the American office space is in flux. While some companies are opting to keep employees working...
Tags: New York, Office, US, Trends, Beauty, Retail, L'oreal, Calvin Klein, Corporate, Business Insider, Oreal, Pandemic, G III Apparel Group, L Oreal USA, Shoshy Ciment


Ousted Uber cofounder Travis Kalanick has reportedly spent $130 million on his ghost kitchen startup. Here's what it's like inside one of the secretive locations.

A delivery worker signing in on a tablet inside San Francisco's CloudKitchens location in late 2019. Katie Canales/Business Insider Travis Kalanick, the ousted Uber cofounder, opened a San Francisco location for CloudKitchens, a startup that rents commercial space and turns it into shared kitchens for restaurateurs in late 2019. Kalanick has shelled out more than $130 million on 40 such commercial properties, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. His CloudKitchens con...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Saudi Arabia, US, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Features, Retail, Travis Kalanick, Soma, Kalanick, Coca Cola, Wall Street Journal, WSJ


I'm a professional bridesmaid who charges at least $2,000 per wedding — here's how I went about setting my rates

Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. Jen Glantz Jen Glantz is an entrepreneur and founder of the company Bridesmaid for Hire, for which she works as a professional bridesmaid in the weddings of complete strangers. When she first began her out-of-the-box business, Glantz struggled to figure out how much she should charge clients for her services.After studying the rates of other industry professionals like wedding planners and coordinators, Glantz started off...
Tags: Small Business, Washington, New York City, Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Retail, Bahamas, Bridesmaids, Nordic, Simon, Glantz, Jen Glantz, Service Industry, BI-freelancer


Chanel is reportedly buying its flagship London store from landlords for about $402 million, 30% above asking price

Dukas/Universal Images Group via Getty Image Chanel is paying about $402 million — 30% more than the asking price — to buy its flagship London store, The Times reported. Chanel has rented the store on Bond Street up until now, and competed with a range of overseas investors to secure the deal. The street is the world's third-most expensive to own a business on, with annual rents averaging £1,333 ($1,753.8) per square foot towards its northern end. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mor...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Fashion, London, Clothing, US, Trends, The Times, Retail, Clothes, Chanel, West End, Abu Dhabi, Times, SEB, Balenciaga



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