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Black Friday Shopping? Try some of these 11 Florida outlet malls
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My earliest outlet shopping memories come from childhood road trips. On the way from Central Louisiana to visit relatives in South Alabama, we often detoured through Monroeville to stop at the Seat Cover Factory.

That’s what my dad called the Vanity Fair factory outlet, a big warehouse with stacks of jeans, T-shirts and enough cotton underwear to cover the seats of hundreds of little girls, including the three giggling in the back of the family sedan. 

Outlets first appeared in the 1930s as locations for excess inventory and irregular items, said Dr. B. Andrew Cudmore, a marketing professor at the Bisk College of Business at Florida Tech in Melbourne. And that’s what they remained through the 1970s.

In 1974, Vanity Fair opened the first multi-store outlet, Cudmore said. In the years that followed, sleek outdoor shopping centers with

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Can’t wait for Black Friday 2021? Shop these early deals at Walmart, Best Buy and more
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Black Friday 2021 is nearly upon us and big name retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and more have already started offering savings.

Black Friday 2021 is nearly upon us and big name retailers like Walmart, Best Buy and more have already started offering savings.

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We’re getting closer and closer to the holiday season, which means everyone is waiting for Black Friday savings on appliances, technology, toys and more. During the annual sales event—the biggest shopping holiday of the year—shoppers can find the best discounts of the year from Best Buy, Apple, Target, Amazon and more. This year, Black Friday lands on Friday, November 26, but we’re already seeing several retailers—including Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart—hosting early Black Friday 2021 deals.

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5 fashion trends to look out for Black Friday 2021
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With fall solidly here, and concerns about supply issues increasing, people are kicking off their holiday shopping earlier than ever. Which means people are already starting to plan their Black Friday 2021 wish lists.

Sure, you probably already know which big tech or hot toys you’re going to scoop up, but what fashion and gift trends should you be keeping on your radar?

To help you prepare for Black Friday, we went to the experts and found their predictions on what the most sought after fashions and gift trends will be — and what you should definitely be planning to add-to-cart on a discount.

Read on to find out what products people have been searching for in the months and weeks leading up to Black Friday deals.

Travel bags

As we emerge from the pandemic and begin traveling again, even if it is just the short commute to the

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Black Fashion Fair’s Interactive Shopping Community Also Gives Back
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For those unfamiliar with it, Black Fashion Fair is an online fashion destination that’s transformed its own shopping experience into one that feels like a master class on need-to-know designers. Founded by Antoine Gregory, the site is thoughtfully curated with collections from Black rising stars, along with in-depth background on each brand. The class of 2021, which was recently announced on the heels of Black Fashion Fair’s first anniversary, includes emerging brands that are already starting to sell out. Stock up on Varsity-inspired outerwear and sweatshirts from brands like John Dean III’s Renowned, elevate your denim collection with Donte Livingston’s Luxe Livingston pleated jackets, or complete your outfit with a Nicole Zïzi Studio handbag.

Not only does Black Fashion Fair provide a platform for emerging designers to shine and tell their stories, the website is also home to coveted exclusive launches from buzz-worthy labels. Available now to shop

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Rafiqah Akhdar On Going Viral, TikTok Inspiration, and Being a Black Muslim Woman In Beauty
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Welcome to Favorite Follow, a new series highlighting NYLON’s favorite creators and the stories behind some of their most memorable content.

For those deep in the beauty world, there’s a good change your news feed, timelines, and Explore page are filled with skincare regimens, new product releases, and super intricate makeup looks ready to save and give a try. Whether you’ve realized it or not, there’s an equally good chance you’ve seen the talented 20-year old Rafiqah Akhdar and her incredible makeup looks — either through social platforms like Instagram and TikTok or in major beauty campaigns for Glossier.

Starting out in her early teens by diving into YouTube tutorials, makeup and beauty soon became her passion. As TikTok quickly became viral, the platform filled with endless creators inspired Akhdar and expanded her creativity to truly step out of the box and try a variety of different looks—from

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How the Hairstylist and Makeup Artist for ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Refined a “Homemade, Jittery, Imperfect” Look for Viola Davis’ Portrayal
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Using sweat and a baked horsehair wig, the actress transforms into the Mother of the Blues singer for a scorching and heated recording session.

Viola Davis literally melts into the title role of the blues singer in Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, a film adaptation of the August Wilson play. Her visage, drenched in sweat and rouge and topped with a wiry wig, becomes one of the most searing images of the film. The Hollywood Reporter spoke with the masterminds — makeup artist Sergio Lopez-Rivera and hairstylist Mia Neal — behind Davis’ transformation into the legendary Ma Rainey about the challenges of bringing the larger-than-life Mother of the Blues to the screen.

What inspiration helped you decide on Ma Rainey’s look?

Sergio Lopez-Rivera There’s not that much photographic evidence of Ma Rainey, at least not in the way that would tell you

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