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Consumers Are Already Saying Goodbye to Their Sweatpants | The Week Ahead, BoF Professional

HAPPY DAYS ARE (ALMOST) HERE AGAIN

  • New York will allow small concerts and other live events starting April 2.

  • Daily US air passenger volumes recently topped 1.5 million for the first time since March 15, 2020.

  • Consumers have already shifted buying patterns with post-pandemic life in mind.

You could look at air passenger volumes, store traffic tallies or concert venue schedules to determine when life has returned to “normal.” But for fashion, Google searches might be a better indicator. Queries about high-heeled shoes have in recent days hit levels not seen since February 2020, while searches for sweatpants are experiencing an epic collapse.

Perhaps it’s just the nice weather, but it’s starting to feel like “normal” life is, if not quite here, at least in sight for the first time in over a year. The speedy return of pre-pandemic shopping patterns and travel plans points to a quick

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The 10 Best Dressed Men of the Week

The NBA season is in full swing—and it’s bringing some serious outfits with it.

Jamal Murray of the Denver Nuggets arrives for a game against the Nets in Brooklyn, January 12, 2021.Nathaniel S. Butler / Getty Images

Jamal Murray

Giving off serious Suit-Era Drake vibes.

Maluma

Three keys to a great outfit: a nice hat, and perfectly worn-in crewneck, and man’s best friend.

Russell Westbrook of the Wizards watches a game against the Phoenix Suns in Washington, D.C., January 11, 2021.Stephen Gosling / Getty Images

Russell Westbrook

A little ’50s clean-cut good guy, a little 2021 attitudinal Russ.

Kevin Abstract

Tired: pants and a shirt. Wired: shorts and a jacket.

LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers arrives for a game against the Rockets, in Houston January 12, 2021.Cato Cataldo / Getty Images

LeBron James

Wallabee sighting!

P.J. Tucker of the Houston Rockets arrives for a game
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TikTok’s Maha Gondal On Her Coach x Champion Campaign, Modest Style, & Fashion Week

It’s no surprise that TikTok is taking over the fashion world. From setting style trends to sitting front row at runway shows, the platform’s best-dressed users are the influencers to watch (and follow) at the moment. They’re garnering coveted industry gigs, too, and Maha Gondal is the latest TikToker to land her first-ever fashion campaign with Coach to debut its new collaboration with Champion. The partnership between the two heritage brands will feature a limited-edition collection of apparel and leather bags, showcasing Champion’s signature C-logo and Coach’s storypatch symbol.

Toronto-based Gondal, also known as @moxeb, joined TikTok in June of last year and has already amassed a loyal following (109.3K and counting) for her fashion-forward modest style, which she shows off in her videos, sometimes alongside her friend and fellow TikToker Nemah Hasan. For Coach’s campaign with Champion, Gondal joins another fashion TikToker Wisdom Kaye, model Paloma

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Fantasy Stars & Studs, Week 17: Season-long standouts

NFL Week 12

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) runs the ball while Indianapolis Colts cornerback Rock Ya-Sin (26) defends in the second half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

The fantasy season is over, here we look at some season-long stars

The regular season is over, meaning that – unless you play DFS in the postseason – the time has come to forget about fantasy football for at least a few months.

As the dust settles and the focus is centered firmly on the teams still fighting for a place in Super Bowl LV in Tampa, there is time to reflect on some of the standout performers of the regular season, who delivered in significant fashion for the fantasy managers who invested draft picks in their services.

The 2020 season was a year in which several players outperformed their expectations. The top-performing quarterback was a previously much-maligned

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