The holiday shopping season begins with Amazon Prime Day

October 13 is Prime Day. Other retailers are competing with their own sales starting this weekend.

GREENSBORO, N.C. — This is the official countdown to Christmas is now at 77 days, but the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season is next week!

October 13 is Amazon Prime Day and the online shipping giant is offering Black Friday deals. Many other retailers are jumping in to make it a shopping holiday for you too.


Amazon has its own cheat sheet from how to get deal alerts, spot deal badges, use the app or Alexa, and even how to use Amazon Assistant to compare prices.

Consumer Reports has its own tricks. Here’s what to know about Lightning Deals.

“Lightning deals which last anywhere from four to 24 hours and they have a limited quantity of inventory so if you see a Lightning Deal on a TV there

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Hybrid Paris Fashion Week, both physical and digital, begins

Christian Dior on Tuesday was the first major fashion house to stage a traditional ready-to-wear runway show in Paris since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March

The show headlined the first day of a hybrid-style Paris Fashion Week. A giant “DIOR”-emblazoned white annex in the chic Tuileries Gardens stood against the backdrop of the Eiffel Tower, hazy in the drizzle.

Guests were unusually relaxed, with some fashion editors commenting that it was because they had not just flown in, exhausted, from a week of covering Milan. Italy had restricted travelers coming from Paris due to the virus. At Dior, many of the Asian and American editors were

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