Daily Archives: May 15, 2022

The best perfumes for men in the world
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Scent is important. It’s one of the first things people will notice about you, be it long-time friends, a new colleague, or a potential date. A good fragrance will set the foundation for a good first impression, and it’ll tell the people around you that you put thought into how you present yourself. Whether you want an earthy and masculine cologne, a fresh and clean scent for summer, or any variation in between, there is the perfect perfume out there for you.

There are so many, in fact, that choosing the right one can feel overwhelming. If you’re tempted just to throw on some deodorant or an old cologne that you don’t actually like and call it a day, don’t despair – there is a fantastic scent out there just for you, and we’ve compiled this list of the best perfumes for men in the world.

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Rising interest rates, inflation force consumers to pull back in online shopping
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Consumers reined in their online shopping in April due to “rising interest rates and persistent inflation,” according to a new report. 

Consumers collectively spent $77.8 billion online in April, down from the over $83 billion spent online in March, according to e-commerce data from the Adobe Digital Price Index (DPI). 

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Online spending nationwide grew to double-digits in January when consumers doled out $71 billion, a 12.2% increase compared with the same time last year. In February, consumers spent $67 billion, a 15.5% year-over-year increase. 

April spending, by comparison, grew 4.5% compared with a year ago. 

Woman online shopping (iStock / iStock)

Patrick Brown, vice president of growth marketing and insights at Adobe, said in a statement that spending in April was driven by “durable demand for e-commerce.”

However, “as the cost of borrowing and economic uncertainty

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Gianni Versace’s Former NYC Townhome on the Market for $70M
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The late fashion designer Gianni Versace’s New York City townhome has sashayed onto the market. You can own the fab pad for $70 million.

The Italian-born designer, known for his over-the-top stylings on the runway, purchased the limestone mansion in 1995 for $7.5 million. He outfitted the opulent neoclassical estate in a similarly lavish style.

Two years later, Versace was killed outside his Miami Beach mansion by Andrew Cunanan. The events were the basis for the 2018 show “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story.”

Haute home

The current owners, who bought the townhome for $30 million in 2005, have restored it to the opulence of Versace’s tenure.


The six-level, 17-room masterpiece measures 14,175 square feet. It has seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

Front door

Eitan Gamliely for Sotheby’s International Realty

Outdoor offerings

The property features 3,500 square feet of outdoor space, which includes a trellised

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Boohoo tumbles as reality of online clothes shopping hits home | Nils Pratley
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This time last year Boohoo had a stock market value of £4bn and seemed to be flying. It was lording it over the high street by buying up its deadwood brands for online rejuvenation; pandemic trading conditions were delivering a whoosh to revenues as the likes of Primark had to close their doors.

Boohoo CEO John Lyttle pictured in 2019.
Boohoo CEO John Lyttle pictured in 2019.

And now? Two profit warnings later – plus a downbeat outlook statement on Wednesday – Boohoo is full of grumbles. Customers are returning more items, the bane of an online retailer’s life, as they ease out of lockdown joggers and into smarter kit.

Freight rates to the US have doubled and delivery times have extended, undermining the economics of selling fast-fashion items to Americans from warehouses in Burnley and Sheffield.

The marketing bill has exploded because brands like Debenhams and Karen Millen don’t reinvent themselves. And the backdrop is

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Sales at fashion chain Next rise but online shopping dips
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High-street fashion chain Next said sales continued to grow although there had been a dip in online shopping as customers returned to shops.

Total full-price sales in the 13 weeks to the end of April were up 21.3 per cent on the same period a year ago, although online sales fell 11 per cent.

The reason for the fall in online sales was that last year, due to lockdown measures in place, physical shops were shut.

Conversely, shop sales jumped 285 per cent on the same period a year ago as a result, Next said.

However, when compared on a three-year basis – the last period before Covid hit – sales in shops remain down by 8 per cent.

Bosses said the high street bellwether remains in good shape for the rest of the year and did not downgrade forecasts as a result of further inflationary pressures.

Chief executive Simon

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