Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Refurbished Units to Start Selling Next Week: Reports

The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung will next week start reselling refurbished Galaxy Note 7 devices after a humiliating recall over exploding batteries last year, news reports said Tuesday. Samsung Electronics declined to comment on the reports. The recall debacle cost the Korean giant billions of dollars in lost profits and hammered its global credibility. Around three million Galaxy Note 7 devices were returned to the firm, but campaign groups including Greenpeace expressed concern that discarding them could harm the environment. Citing industry sources, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency and…

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BirkenShock! After 242 Years, Birkenstock Premieres at Paris Fashion Week

  1/6 Photo: Courtesy of Birkenstock The German health shoe brand Birkenstock is a bit like kale. It’s neither glamorous, nor exotic–no asparagus, no quinoa–yet it makes people feel good, almost virtuous. Because they know it is good for them. Last night in Paris this unbelievably venerable German footwear brand (it was founded in 1774) did something rather unexpected: It held what must have been a hugely expensive showcase and party in the temporary showspace of the Tuileries Gardens. There was a purpose built pavilion, all pine walkways and soothing…

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Food and drink events for the week

COOKING CLASS: Chef Mark Haskell teaches how to cure and preserve meat and fish at home. 7 p.m. $59. Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. hillcenterdc.org. HISTORY & HOPS: An installment of the monthly series hosted by artist and designer Mike Van Hall; his work is featured by Stillwater Artisanal, Aslin Beer and DC Brau breweries. 6:30 p.m. $30. Heurich House Museum, 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. bit.ly/HHJune2017. WINE DINNER: Five courses paired with Rombauer Vineyard wines. 6:30 p.m. $110. Russia House Restaurant, 724 Pine…

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Marc Jacobs’s Cast of Cool Kids Sums Up New York Fashion Week

When Marc Jacobs chooses a theme for one of his collections, he goes all in. This season’s exploration of hip-hop culture wouldn’t have been complete without a cast that accurately reflected the melting-pot nature of the genre. So Jacobs and his casting director, Anita Bitton, filled the runway with streetwise young women with attitude. Seeking out a diverse lineup of varying races and ages, Bitton and Jacobs created an on-point finale to New York Fashion Week. Opened by Slick Woods, the show was heavy on girls who brought personality as…

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Fashion writer shares more on what happened with Tiffany Trump at New York Fashion Week

One fashion writer is sharing more about what happened to Tiffany Trump at New York Fashion Week after several writers tweeted that no one wanted to sit with President Donald Trump’s daughter. Former Wall Street Journal style columnist Christina Binkley tweeted Monday, “Nobody wants to sit next to Tiffany Trump at Philipp Plein, so they moved and the seats by her are empty.” 5 things to know about Tiffany Trump before her Republican National Convention Address Tiffany Trump thanks Whoopi Goldberg after ‘View’ host offers to sit with her at…

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Every Outfit Gigi Hadid Wore to Fashion Week Fall 2017

From ready-to-wear looks to street-style outfits, Gigi Hadid‘s NYFW ensembles made some serious fashion statements. When she isn’t collaborating with designer Tommy Hilfiger, Gig is hard at work on the runway. This fashion week, the coveted model proved her expertise in style through on-point beauty looks and trendsetting outfits. Opening up for Jeremy Scott, the runway pro turned heads in a leopard, multi-printed moto jacket and bell-bottoms that had Jesus’ face printed on the fabric. To finish the piece, she carried a red-and-black metal purse. Talk about a major show stopper. And we…

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Nokia 3310, the Iconic Nokia Handset of the 2000s, Expected to Get a Reboot Next Week

Nokia 3310, one of the iconic phones of early 2000s, will be in the limelight once again next week, as HMD Global – which holds the rights to the Nokia brand on mobile devices – is rumoured to reboot the handset at its February 26 event, on the sidelines of MWC 2017 trade show. Other Nokia phones, including the Nokia P1 flagship Android phone and Nokia 3 and Nokia 5 affordable smartphones are also expected to be on display at the event, but the Nokia 3310 is widely expected to…

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Designers at New York Fashion Week are sending a powerful anti-Trump message

So while Trump may not be too happy that designers are currently refusing to dress Melania and Nordstrom is pulling Ivanka Trump’s products from their stores, he shouldn’t be too surprised. Fashion has long been used to make powerful political statements. Over at New York Fashion Week, plenty of designers and fashion types are using their platform to take a stand. LRS Studio sent models down the runway in underwear emblazoned with: ‘F*** YOUR WALL’, in protest of President Trump’s plans to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico….

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Calvin Klein show delivers political message at Fashion Week

With the help of David Bowie’s infamous song “This is Not America,” designer Raf Simons made a pointed message during his debut collection for Calvin Klein at New York Fashion week. “It reflects the environment,” Simons wrote in the show notes. “It is the coming together of different characters and different individuals — just like America itself.” The music, the clothes and even patterned bandanas he sent to guests with a note saying: “Unity, inclusion, hope and acceptance: Join us at Calvin Klein in wearing the white bandanna. #tiedtogether,” Simons…

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Victoria Beckham Previews Her Comfy Fashion Week Wardrobe

Fresh in from London, Victoria Beckham quickly plunged herself into a busy work week in New York. While she’s in the midst of preparing for Sunday’s runway show, the designer found time last night to dash uptown for a Q&A session with Roopal Patel at Saks Fifth Avenue about her collection. In between meetings, Beckham hopped on the phone to explain her Fashion Week travel essentials, her ever-evolving style, and how she manages to look paparazzi-ready at all times. “Throughout the week, the shoes will turn into trainers and the…

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