LONDON, United Kingdom — “Fashion immediacy.” “See now, buy now.”

LONDON, United Kingdom — “Fashion immediacy.” “See now, buy now.” “Instant fashion.” Whatever you call it, the concept of presenting a designer collection that can be purchased — and delivered — immediately after its runway debut was once heralded as the high fashion’s antidote to sweeping disruption. For years, the traditional designer fashion model has been under attack from a variety of players, including “cheap chic” fast-fashion behemoths delivering on-the-nose trends at record speed; contemporary brands fusing luxury-like image and customer service with slick back-end operations and lower price points;…

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Planning to buy Miss Universe tickets? Prepare P8k to P50k

Planning to watch the Miss Universe coronation night in Manila next year? Better prepare your pockets and wallets as early as now. Tourism Secretary Wanda Tulfo-Teo on Monday said ticket-selling for the international beauty tilt in the Philippines in January 2017 will start on Dec. 20 through TicketNet. Teo said VIP tickets will cost around $1,000 or P50,000, while those for general admission will be sold at around $160 or P8,000. The Tourism chief said only 200 VIP tickets are available to the public as Miss Universe representatives will watch…

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This App Lets You Buy Restaurants’ Leftovers

Food For All is on a mission to reduce food waste in the U.S. The new food ordering service app essentially lets people buy a restaurant’s leftovers in an effort to help restaurants cut back on waste and to keep food from piling up in landfills. Users simply search the app for deals nearby; select the food they want to buy; and then go to the restaurant to pick it up. Food For All is already operating in Boston, where about 30 restaurants have signed up to participate. But this…

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All the phones you can buy instead of the Samsung Note 7

From being called ‘ISIS’ favourite phone’ to getting its name on the ‘no-fly’ list, it’s been a rocky ride for the Samsung Note 7. The Korean major’s flagship phone has been blowing up left and right, and the worst part is Samsung, according to most recent reports, hasn’t even been able to identify the problem. Even the recall didn’t work. This, despite thousands of its engineers working overtime to trace the spark. Samsung finally called it quits on its shaky relationship with the Note 7 and decided to kill the model…

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Romanian govt to buy Brancusi sculpture despite failure of subscription

Romania’s government said on Wednesday it would go ahead with the purchase of an acclaimed sculpture by modernist giant Constantin Brancusi despite the failure of a public subscription to raise its share of the price tag. The government announced in May it would contribute 5 million euros to the required 11 million euros ($12 million), hoping to raise the rest from the public by the end of September. The appeal has only brought in about one-fifth of the remaining 6 million needed to buy “Cumintenia Pamantului”, or “The Meekness of…

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