How Rare Luggage Replaced Sneakers as the Latest It-Accessory

BUYING LUGGAGE used to be about as sexy as acquiring a refrigerator. You schlepped to Sears or, if you were feeling fancy, a Tumi boutique, and chose whichever carry-on could hold the most stuff without socks and underwear erupting through the zipper. Today, bagging a new roller-bag from the growing array of status-signifying models can feel more like scoring a pair of the latest buzzy Nikes. “Function kind of has become cool, so all of a sudden luggage has become one of the fastest-growing accessory categories,” explained Beth Goldstein, the fashion footwear and accessories industry analyst at market-research firm NPD… Women Sneakers, Men Sneakers, Men Dress Shoes – Omeal,

The Slipper for the World Cup Champions | Editorial | Bend | The Source Weekly

Years ago, the Source used the “Boot” and “Slipper” terminology on its Opinion page, calling out the “bad” and “good” actors who deserved some type of recognition. While we’ve sunsetted using that format on a regular basis, we reserve the right to bring it back—like when the U.S. wins the FIFA Women’s World Cup, for the second time in a row. This team earns The Slipper this week, not just for taking home the top honors, but for using their victories to highlight a number of issues still in play for women, for LGBTQ+ people and for athletes worldwide. Here are just some of the ways the U.S. women’s team is advancing dialogue on important topics—and why they’re getting the Slipper. The topic of equal pay has been at the forefront of people’s minds this week, having been a battle cry for the U.S. women’s soccer team since long before the World Cup. In this recent World Cup, women competed for a prize purse totaling about $30 million. By contrast, the men’s World Cup contenders will battle for a prize purse of $440 million. That $30 million was already doubled over what FIFA originally offered ...