Style Notes: Kate Middleton's Tiara Causes Media Freakout; Amazon to Hire 100K Holiday Employees
Four style stories to know.
International sweetheart Kate Middleton wore a tiara for the third time ever, and the Internet can't quite handle it. Blurry photos and headlines abound about Middleton, though, to her credit, she does look great. While attending her first state banquet on Tuesday evening, the Duchess arrived in a red Jenny Packham gown and a pearl and diamond Lotus Flower tiara, which was said to be a favorite of Princess Margaret. [People]
Following the New York Times investigative piece about Amazon's "poor" work culture, the retail behemoth is generating some positive buzz. As they gear up for the holiday season, the company has plans to hire 100,000 seasonal employees — 25 percent more than last year. Given several economists' predictions that consumers will buy more online this year than in years past, the increase is both welcomed and expected. [Bloomberg]
While several teen retailers are slowly but surely working their way out of the post-fast fashion slump, Urban Outfitters is having less luck. Business Insider reports that for the third straight quarter, Urban's prices have remained the same, whereas stores like American Eagle have begun to increase. This stagnation has caused the brand's stock to drop. Specialists speculate that with more personal expenses, like cellphone and Netflix bills, teens are less willing to splurge on clothes than in years past, making the cheaper competition, including H&M and Forever21, all the more appealing. [Business Insider]
Tommy Hilfiger is bringing the runway to shoppers with a new virtual reality in-store experience. Customers at the flagship store on 5th Ave in New York City can view the designer's spring show from a 360 degree view through a Samsung GearVR headset device. In the coming weeks, Hilfiger has plans to roll out the experience to his international stores as well. [WWD]