Leven Rambin of TV's Gone flaunts her figure in racy bikini during Mexico vacation with boyfriend Tilky Jones

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She split from her True Blood actor husband Jim Parrack in March 2017 after less than two years of marriage.

And after finding love again one month later, one year on, it appears as though Leven Rambin couldn't be happier. 

Spotted ringing in her 28th birthday with her boyfriend Tilky Jones, 36, over the weekend, the Gone actress flaunted her enviable physique in a racy bikini during a vacation to Cancun, Mexico. 

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CSA Exclusive: Adore Me gets personal with customers through AI

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Adore Me, the fast-growing intimate apparel brand, wants to get more personal with its customers — and it is using its customer reviews to do so.

Launched in 2012, the e-commerce startup is known for its affordable prices and on-trend stylings. Similar to other brands that have built a strong presence online, Adore Me now plans to move to the next level. Over the next five years, the retailer plans to open between 200 to 300 locations. The first 10 stores are planned to open this year.

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Victoria's Secret might be 'broken' as L Brands slashes its outlook


Victoria's Secret is looking broken, according to one analyst, following the earnings report by tha lingerie retailer's parent company, L Brands.

Shares of L Brands, which also owns Bath & Body Works, initially sold off Thursday after the company slashed its full-year profit outlook. However, as the retailer discussed during a call with the financial community its plans to improve performance, the stock recouped its losses and climbed more than 3 percent.

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Victoria’s Secret Is Still Advertising to Women Like It’s 1999


Victoria’s Secret was founded during one sexual revolution. It’s not clear it’ll make it through the next one.

While still the dominant lingerie retailer in the U.S., Victoria’s Secret sales have dropped in each of the past six quarters and show few signs of rebound -- a drop that coincides with the rise of online lingerie brands and changing sentiment about women, bodies and sex appeal.

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How Your Clothes Affect Your Mood Has A Lot To Do With Finding Your Own Sense Of Style

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If I learned anything from watching Annie on repeat throughout my childhood, aside from that whole “the sun will come out tomorrow” bit, it’s that you’re never fully dressed without a smile. Now, no offense to this adorable chorus line of orphans, but even if you’re dressed to the nines and you paint a smile on, that doesn’t necessarily mean you feel as good as magazines say you look. I can honestly say, at 26 years old, that how your clothes affect your mood is never in the way you expect, because it’s not about what the media approves of or what models are wearing on the runways that really matter. The best clothes are the ones that make you feel amazing first and foremost, no matter what’s “hot” and what’s “not” this season.

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Leaders in Customer Loyalty Recognized at 2018 Loyalty Expo


The Minneapolis Institute of Art has operated for the benefit of the general public since 1883. It doesn’t charge an admission fee, which is great for enhancing the cultural experiences of the people of Minneapolis and showing off the museum’s 90,000 pieces of art, but makes operating a challenge from the financial perspective.

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#RIC18: Adore Me And Bedgear Take Divergent Paths Into Brick-And-Mortar

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In an omnichannel world, innovators can choose multiple avenues to break into an existing market. Because of its relatively low cost of entry, many upstarts gravitate to e-Commerce first. Other startups choose to work with existing retailers to take advantage of their brand recognition, customer base and operational capabilities.

At the Retail Innovation Conference, speakers from two companies that are less than 10 years old — Adore Me and Bedgear — explained why (and how) they took different routes to become players in the lingerie and mattress/bedding businesses, respectively.

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The 19 Best Plus-Size Swimsuits to Flatter Your Curves This Summer


One of the best things about warmer weather, is planning fun water activities for the season. Whether you're going surfing in Hawaii or relaxing on the beaches of Jamaica, a new swimsuit is essential. We rounded up the best suits of the season, including a stunner, above, from Ashley Graham's new collection with Swimsuits For All ($84), to accommodate any of your splash-filled occasions.

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#RIC18: 17 Quick Quotes Provide Taste From Smorgasbord Of Retail Topics

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The 2018 Retail Innovation Conference featured more than 50 retail industry executives and experts speaking on a wide range of the hot topics — from the sometimes-difficult move from online to brick-and-mortar to optimal use cases for AI, voice and personalization. These 17 quick quotes provide a “tasting menu” for those that couldn’t make the conference, which was held April 30-May 2 in New York City.

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Wildfang picks New York City for its second brick-and-mortar store

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Wildfang is sinking its teeth into New York City.

The fashion brand — known for its suits, workwear and signature "Wild Feminist" apparel — is bucking the e-commerce trend and opening its first East Coast location in Manhattan's Soho neighborhood this month.

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The culture is changing. Can Victoria's Secret keep up?


Fewer young women are buying from lingerie retailer Victoria’s Secret, and analysts point to shifting sentiments among consumers as a possible reason. 

The number of women in the 18-to-49 age group buying from the brand is at its lowest since 2013, per Retail Dive, and comparable sales declined every month in 2017, per Fashionista. Sales were down between 10 percent and 14 percent toward the beginning of the year and by single-digit numbers toward the end of the year. 

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New Jersey Fashion Companies Capitalize on State Resources to Grow

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The U.S. apparel market is the largest in the world, valued at over 360 billion dollars. However, the market has been disrupted by the rise of e-commerce, and is moving beyond established locations like NYC’s garment district. 

That said, like every industry, fashion businesses face hurdles while growing their businesses – including financing, hiring, scaling, finding commercial space and accessing available incentives. What many people don’t know is that there are state resources that help companies overcome these challenges and become profitable.

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Digitally-Native Retailers Are Turning To Brick-And-Mortar Stores


Just because a retailer was created for the internet doesn’t mean it has to stay on the internet. Digitally-native retailers, such as thredUP, are turning to brick-and-mortar stores to reach consumers, too.

thredUP, though, works a little differently from traditional retailers. It is essentially a consignment marketplace for clothes that competes with companies like Tradesy and The RealReal.

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5 Retail lessons learned from the upcoming lingerie wars


When I started this blog 12 years ago, I could never have imagined that I would be writing this post about women’s intimate apparel retailing! My background and career have been in “hardline categories” of retail, especially consumer electronics. However, I am increasingly intrigued with the disruption and transformation of retailing across other categories, especially specialty retail. A recent post in Retail Dive caught my eye. A pure e-tailer in lingerie is planning to build hundreds of stores in order to compete with prima donna of intimate apparel. There are lessons to be learned from the pending lingerie wars that will apply across all of retail.

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