Is Kanye West Already Making Gap Relevant Again?

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Gap‘s (NYSE:GPS) partnership with Kanye West looks like it’s already paying off. The retailer and the rap impresario recently unveiled their first product collaboration, and it’s generating positive reviews on style. The puffy down jacket that goes for $200 won’t ship until the fall, but the presale is closed, suggesting it’s already sold out and indicating Gap has more credibility with consumers than it’s had in years.

While one product doesn’t make the Yeezy Gap brand a success, there’s buzz around the retailer that’s been sorely lacking and that only bodes well for the future.

Image source: Gap.

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The Best Sales Online: June 18-June 20

Brahm Buck

The official start to summer is just days away, which means there are plenty of reasons to celebrate. Chief among them is the plethora of seasonal savings events that some of our favorite retailers are putting on, featuring tons of discounts on warm weather essentials. There’s also an impressive selection of Father’s Day sales and early Prime Day deals to browse right now. To save you some time, we’ve narrowed down the best sales online for you to shop this weekend.

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How to celebrate Juneteenth 2021 in the Seattle area

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Juneteenth, short for “June 19,” is a celebration of freedom for Black communities. The holiday, also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day and Emancipation Day, commemorates the end of slavery in America. Even though the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing enslaved people, was issued in 1863, there was minimal enforcement in Texas, which meant enslaved African Americans in Galveston, Texas, weren’t informed they were free until June 19, 1865. 

Each year, Juneteenth highlights and represents the solidarity and resilience of Black Americans. The holiday, which has been historically overshadowed by the Fourth of July, recently received the recognition it deserves.

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Pet Shop Boys & New Order reschedule tour for 2022, add Brooklyn & Seattle shows

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Pet Shop Boys and New Order have rescheduled their co-headlining “Unity” tour once again. Originally set for 2020, the tour then got moved to 2021 due to COVID and now it’s moving fall 2022. They’ve also made some additions. Paul Oakenfold has been added to the tour, and there are a couple of new dates as well: Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on September 23 and Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena on October 14 (the latter replaces the original tour’s show at The Gorge Amphitheatre).

Those new dates are in addition to rescheduled dates in Toronto, Boston, the Baltimore/DC area, Philly, Manhattan (

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