fashion

Informal Saudi ban on Turkish goods hits global fashion retailers

A de facto Saudi ban on Turkish goods has hit global fashion brands in the latest sign of the escalating rivalry between the regional powers.

Saudi Arabia has “banned all imports for made in Turkey products”, an employee at clothing group Mango told Turkish suppliers in an email seen by the Financial Times.

The Spanish company, which is one of a number of European and US fashion retailers with manufacturing facilities in Turkey, said in a statement that its teams “are looking into alternatives to the slowing down of custom processes for products of Turkish origin in Saudi Arabia”.

Mustafa Gultepe, head of Istanbul Apparel Exporters’ Association (IHKIB), said all retailers producing in Turkey and exporting to the Gulf state were affected. “We are talking about all global brands that have stores in Saudi Arabia, produce in Turkey and sell over there,” he told the FT. 

Turkish exporters have complained

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clothing

The best sales on clothing, home goods, mattresses and appliances this Columbus Day

Columbus Day is right around the corner on Monday, October 12, but the sales are already here. We’ve rounded up some of the best places where you can score big this holiday weekend on clothes and accessories, home goods, mattresses and appliances.

J. Crew Factory

You can get 50 percent off everything at J. Crew this weekend. Women’s, men’s, girls’, boys’ clothes and accessories –– everything is on sale. There’s even an extra 60 percent off clearance with code FALLFUN.

Bloomingdales

All women’s clothing labeled with their Friends and Family discount will be on sale through October 12. You can also save 25 percent on women’s denim, 50 to 60 percent on fine jewelry, 25 to 40 percent on women’s shoes, 20 percent off Matouk bath essentials, and 25 percent on comforters.

Nordstrom

New markdowns are up to 40 perfect off at Nordstrom. You can save on women’s, men’s, kids

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wedding

What Should You Do If You Spot an Error on Your Wedding Paper Goods After They’ve Been Printed?

Katherine Ann Rose

Whether you worked on the design for your wedding-related paper goods—including the save-the-date, invitation, ceremony programs, signage, escort cards, and dinner menu—for five days or five weeks, there’s something undeniably exciting about the day they finally arrive in your possession. Sure, looking at the proofs gives you a good idea about what the final design will look like, but there’s nothing quite like holding the tangible pieces in your hands. That’s why unboxing your paper goods and spotting a big, ugly typo you never caught in the proofing process is so upsetting. And while it’s unlikely, especially because the majority of stationers insist on a multi-step proofing process (during which you’ll check and double-check that the information and spelling on each piece of paper is correct), mistakes do occur from time to time. According to Britt Rohr of Swell Press, “It’s the worst case, but it has

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accesories

GCC Personal Luxury Goods Markets, 2020-2025: Focus on Accessories, Apparel, Watch and Jewellery, Luxury Cosmetics

DUBLIN, Sept. 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “GCC Personal Luxury Goods Market: Industry Trends, Share, Size, Growth, Opportunity and Forecast 2020-2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The GCC personal luxury goods market grew at a CAGR of around 5% during 2014-2019

Personal luxury goods refer to the high-end and premium items, including apparel, watches, jewelry, cosmetics, bags, fashion accessories, etc. These branded products offer premium quality materials, superior craftsmanship, and high-value aesthetics. Most of the personal luxury goods are highly durable with extended warranty period, thereby being heavily priced. In the GCC region, rapid globalization along with the wide presence of international luxury brands is currently bolstering the market growth.

The rising consumer living standards supported by their increasing disposable income levels are augmenting the sales of personal luxury goods in the GCC region. Moreover, the high prevalence of western fashion trends coupled with the rising working

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