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A Fashion Store Worked Around Closing Orders Through Instagram

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Detox, Designer Resale Boutique made up for in-store buys after they were temporarily closed for 30 days at the start of the coronavirus pandemic selling its clothes through Instagram Story.

Co-owners who are husband and wife, Jake Walsh and Kylie Walsh started using Instagram Story to model their consignment shop’s clothes in February. It excited a lot of customers with what they saw when they were bored from staying home during Florida’s statewide stay-at-home order.

“We have a lot of success with posting things on our Instagram Story,” Jake told Patch. “During our closure, we took most inventory home and just modeled it on Instagram, and we also did a few consignments then.”

Jake said they maxed out their Instagram stories every day, and a lot of their followers told them it was like watching the Home Shopping Network. Customers appreciated the Walsh’s providing exact measurements

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Get 5% off store gift cards as part of Target’s Deal Days sale online

Target has a gift card deal as part of its Deal Days sale.



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For two days – Tuesday and Wednesday – get 5% off Target store gift cards online only. The Minneapolis-based retailer’s two-day sale competes with Amazon Prime Day.

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The offer is valid for up to $500 in gift card purchases with a maximum discount of $25 per household. The gift cards can be delivered digitally, picked up with online pickup orders or physical cards can be shipped.

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It’s a rare chance to save on gift cards, which year after year are among the most popular and requested gifts. Last December, Target had a one-day gift card sale with 10% off store gift cards both in-store and online.

Price matching on Amazon Prime Day? Some stores

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Colorful fall in store for Ohioans, says ODNR’s “fall color forester”

Sheridan Hendrix
 
| The Columbus Dispatch

Leaf peepers should find a traditional color season this fall.

In a year in which so much has been canceled or postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Forester Jamie Regula said one thing is still certain: Fall is here, and the leaves are changing with it. 

Regula works most of the year as a state services forester, helping landowners manage their woodlands. But as autumn approached this year, Regula was bestowed the seasonal title of “Fall Color Forester.”

But what exactly does a Fall Color Forester do? And how do they predict how the leaves will change?

They look at lots and lots of data.

Any fall foliage predictions for a specific area begin with analyzing thousands of different data points on past weather conditions, average light exposure, latitude and altitude, and tree species.

Regula and her ODNR colleagues 

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Save an extra 20% across the entire AG Deals store with this coupon code

In the off chance that you didn’t know it, Amazon is holding its Prime Day festivities, giving consumers a chance to save big on products. But, not to be outdone, our partners at StackCommerce are holding their own promotion.

Starting today (October 10) and running through October 14, you can save an extra 20% on things site-wide in the AG Deals Store. All you have to do is enter promo code OCTSALE20 at checkout and you’ll get the added discount.

Look around there’s plenty of great things to be had in a wide variety of categories. We’re talking products, software, services, training, and more.

Take for instance this HD Mono Telescope.

This portable, lightweight monocular telescope delivers 50×60 magnification while maintaining picture-perfect image quality.

With fully coated optics and BAK4 prisms glass, your view won’t be compromised. Look at the face of the person about 1,000 meters, the text or

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These Under-$40 Clothing and Shoe Deals Are a Glimpse at What Amazon Has in Store for Prime Day

You can beat the shopping frenzy and refresh your fall wardrobe on the cheap by taking advantage of these under-the-radar early Prime Day deals.



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You don’t have to wait until October 13 to start scoring Amazon Prime Day savings this year. Shoppers looking to get fresh clothes and shoes at some of the best prices all season can snag Levi’s jeans, comfy Adidas joggers, customer-loved chunky knit sweaters, and more on sale. We curated some of the best offers from Amazon’s Prime Day sale section — and they’re all $40 and under. 



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Spoiler: You won’t want to miss out

Best Clothing and Shoe Deals: 

  • Zesica Women’s Long Sleeve Striped Oversized Sweater, $30.99 with coupon (orig. $32.99)
  • Levi’s Women’s 724 High-Rise Straight Crop Jeans, $39.99 (orig. $59.50)
  • Columbia Women’s Benton Springs Full Zip Fleece Jacket, $39.99 (orig. $65)
  • Adidas Women’s Essentials Pants, $30 (orig.
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Building that houses iconic Tacoma clothing store, barbershop to be razed for apartments

The building that houses two iconic businesses in Tacoma’s Hilltop is scheduled for demolition to make way for new apartments.

The current location of both the clothing store Mr. Mac Ltd. as well as Sam and Terry’s barbershop will be torn down.

Sam and Terry’s nearly packed up shop in 2018 but was purchased by the Tacoma Ministerial Alliance to rescue it from closure. The city’s first Black-owned barbershop was founded in 1958 by Sam Daniels and Larry Terry. Daniels died in 2013.

Sharing the same building on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Way and Earnest Brazill Street, Mr. Mac Ltd. was run by Morris “Mr. Mac” McCollum for more than 50 years. McCollum died in 2017.

An event is set this weekend to celebrate his life and sell off much of the store’s merchandise, with proceeds going to the Tacoma Ministerial Alliance which also now owns

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Brooklyn teen opens beauty supply store amid pandemic to ‘inspire others’ : TheGrio

A Brooklyn teenager credits her mother for inspiring her entrepreneurial spirit to open a beauty supply store amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Paris McKenzie, a 16-year-old senior at the High School for Human Services and Health Professions, is making national headlines after launching the Paris Beauty Supplyz on Church Avenue in Flatbush last month, Fox Business reports. 

“My mom really inspired me to open up the store,” McKenzie said on Making Money with Charles Payne. “She’s my biggest inspiration.”

McKenzie admits she was a little apprehensive to launch her own business at such a young age. “But, I knew I had the knowledge and I had the funds to do it so I said if this can inspire others, then it is something I should do,” she shared.

Read More: Roc Nation partners with Brooklyn’s LIU to launch new school

McKenzie said the response on social media has been

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How to redeem a gift card code on your PS4 so that you can buy games for free in the PlayStation Store



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The PlayStation Store allows you to purchase gift cards, but because it’s an entirely online store, you have to activate the cards with a code first.

This can easily be done from your PlayStation 4 if it has a connection to the internet.

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PlayStation 4 (From $299.99 at Best Buy)

How to redeem a gift card code on your PS4

1. Log into your account on your PS4 and access the PlayStation Store. This should be a registered account with internet access.



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The PlayStation store is accessible from the main menu. Ross James/Business Insider

2. From the PlayStation 4’s Store menu, scroll down to the second-to-last option, “Redeem Codes,” and select it.



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Salt Lake man charged with looting jewelry store, 7-Eleven during riot

SALT LAKE CITY — Criminal charges have been filed against a man accused of looting and vandalizing a downtown 7-Eleven store during a downtown Salt Lake riot on May 30.

The same man already faces numerous charges accusing him of assaulting a police officer during the riot, stealing an estimated $340,000 worth of jewelry from a downtown store during the riot, and robbing a woman at gunpoint in July, according to court documents.

Roger Nuankoo Dyujay, 21, of Salt Lake City, now faces additional charges of criminal mischief, a second-degree felony; burglary, a third-degree felony; and theft, a class B misdemeanor in the convenience store incident.

A protest on May 30 over the death of George Floyd started peacefully but turned violent and resulted in a police car being overturned and burned and several police officers injured by attacks from rioters. More than a dozen people have been charged in

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H&M will let people convert old clothing items into new ones at Stockholm store

Fast fashion chain H&M wants to turn discarded clothes into something new to wear again — within five hours.



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The Looop machine spins yarn from the old garment.

The Sweden-based retailer is about to start giving consumers at its Stockholm store the option to turn in used garments that it will then transform into one of three different clothing items.

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Once the program begins Monday, customers will be able to bring in a garment they don’t want, which will be cleaned and put into a machine called Looop. The machine will disassemble it, shredding it into fibers that are then used to create new clothing.

The effort comes amid a rising volume of global clothing waste, and growing concern over fast fashion’s contribution to it.

The company said the recycling process, which can handle more than one garment at a time, doesn’t use water or chemicals

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