shopping

What’s hot this Halloween? Who’s shopping? And are there any devilish deals?

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WXYZ) — Ghouls and goblins may be socially distanced or even virtual this Halloween. But retailers are hoping that won’t keep you from spending.

COVID-19 to crush Halloween? Many say BOO to that!

“We’re not going to let this one miss out on Halloween,” said mother Talia Samona holding her toddler Blair. Talia is going to be Cruella de Vil and her children are going to dress up as the Dalmations!

“I may get candy for the kids, maybe,” said Dad Kenneth Daniels.

But some are planning to spend a little less.

Animan Manchanda said, “We’re not really sure how many people are going to come.”

Another woman who chose not to share her name told us, “I’m probably not planning on buying as much,” referring to bags of candy.

I dropped by the Spirit Halloween store in Southfield for a look.

Manager Kristopher Potts says they’ve been

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fashion

Who’s a Fashion Victim Now?

In a sign of just how upside down and surreal the idea of fashion is at the moment, at the end of the Dior show on Tuesday — the first big show of the final week of the collections (yes, they are still going on) — a woman popped onto the runway waving a big yellow banner that read “We Are All Fashion Victims.”

And most of the audience, including the Dior chief executive, was not sure if she was a protester or part of the finale.

As it turned out, she wasn’t a Dior model, but a member of Extinction Rebellion, the environmental organization whose goals include trying to put an end to fashion week, with all its associated waste and carbon footprint (less, actually, this season than ever before). But you can understand the confusion.

After all, Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior’s artistic director of women’s wear, has rarely

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