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When the pandemic hit, Thrilling, an online marketplace that offers vintage and secondhand clothing from small businesses around the country, cut its commissions for the first two months. After brick-and-mortar businesses were forced to close their doors, and thus lose their main source of income, founder and CEO Shilla Kim-Parker knew that those owners needed every dollar they could make. Thrilling then released custom-printed vintage T-shirts to raise money for the 100+ stores it carries (you can still purchase them or donate to stores here). 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At the time, the world was against them, and they suffered a lot of harassment and abuse and trauma and violence, but managed to survive and thrive for 50 years,” Kim-Parker told me over a Zoom call last week. “I’ve always had a lot of kinship for small business owners and helping support their place in the world.” A vintage lover, Kim-Parker grew up secondhand shopping in New York City. “It’s my favorite and only way to shop. I think it’s where you find high-quality, well-made, one-of-a-kind items that are also truly environmentally friendly,” she said. She saw Thrilling as a way to not only support these stores but also broaden their customer base by making the offerings available online: “Secondhand and vintage business owners have been very frustrated about the lack of support from the tech community in helping get their business out to more customers around the world. I started this business to really partner with them and help bring them more revenue, so that they can continue to build their business and continue to be cornerstones of their communities.” Kim-Parker says that the hardest part of the pandemic has been seeing these businesses face real fear about the future of their livelihoods. “It has been enormously stressful for our stores. They have had to shut their doors. In-person sales are the primary way that they earn revenue, and many of their landlords are unforgiving. They were shut out of a lot of federal grant programs, and so they’ve been under an enormous amount of strain,” she said. “There’s magic to the environments that a lot of stores have created in their stores that’s really important to preserve. There’s a real physical element, and social element, of being part of a neighborhood that I think is super important.” There is also, of course, the thrill of finding a one-of-a-kind gem after physically going through the racks.Not only does Thrilling carry fashion from vintage stores around the country but it also curates collections by categories and themes, and offers a large range of sizing — still, unfortunately, a somewhat rare occurrence in vintage fashion (Kim-Parker says she is “proud that we work with some of the best plus-size vintage boutiques across the U.S.”). Prior to the pandemic, Thrilling also worked with the stores to photograph the clothing and upload it online, as well as help process the order. With COVID-19 putting a stop to physical visits, Thrilling pivoted to working with the stores to provide digital solutions so the owners could do it themselves. “The most rewarding part has been how much we’ve stuck together, how much we’ve sacrificed for each other to ensure our collective livelihood. I am sure our investors may have wondered about us giving up our commissions for two months, but it was undoubtedly the right thing to do because we’re a values-first, mission-oriented, and humanity-oriented organization,” she says. “Thrilling is about community first and business second.”That sentiment is infectious: When, in April, Thrilling partnered with Banana Republic — which, interestingly, started as a small mom-and-pop shop selling vintage — on a collection of vintage pieces from the stores on the site, the clothing giant (owned by Gap since 1983), in response to Thrilling giving up its commissions on sales, also decided to give up its commission; every dollar of that collection went to the stores.As Thrilling’s sales have grown month over month since the pandemic began, Kim-Parker says it’s been exciting to see customers respond to the business. “Something that’s been really nice is that people are becoming activated, so they’re realizing that they can be part of progress and activists in many different ways, including voting with their dollars,” she said. “We’re so grateful for support from people who not only just love fashion but also love supporting Black women-, people of color-owned businesses and are really passionate about supporting small businesses and really passionate about mitigating the impact of the apparel industry on the environment. 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There is important work to be done about changing the nature of systemic racism in our institutions, including fashion institutions,” she said. “We embrace it, look forward to being a part of the solution and seeing how other organizations and leaders, who have expressed support for the movement, address these issues, not just in the heat of the moment but a month from now, a year from now, 10 years from now.”In the meantime, Kim-Parker won’t stop doing her part to support small, women-, and Black- and people of color-owned businesses, as well as customers who want accessibly priced and sized clothing that won’t hurt the environment. “I come from a family with generations of persecution and trauma, and so much of what we encounter today and what our greater family and community encounter today is still problematic and unjust,” she said. “You have to fight for all of us or else you stand for none of us. 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As we inch closer to the long holiday weekend, more and more brands are announcing big seasonal sales. Now, from a money-saving perspective, some sales are more worth it than others — and the one you definitely do not want to miss is happening at Ulta Beauty.From now through the Fourth of July, Ulta is running a massive summer sale with more than 2,000 beauty products price-chopped by 30% or more. If you’re shopping online, the sale equates to 23 digital pages of deals on every beauty or personal-care item you could need, from mascara and brow pencils to dry shampoo and conditioner — and even a magic foot peel with more than 1,572 rave reviews. You can scroll through the product pages for the full list of offers and fill your virtual cart that way, or you can find a shortlist of standouts in the gallery below.Consider your DIY mani-pedi upgraded when you snag the TonyMoly foot peel and a bottle (or three) of OPI nail polish. Your makeup bag gets a welcome summer reboot with the current deals on cult favorites, like the Physician’s Formula Butter Bronzer, volumizing Lash Princess mascara by Essence, and Benefit Brow Pro pencil. Plus, you can stock up on a jumbo-sized bottles of Pureology conditioner that will keep your dry ends free of frizz and flyaways until your next haircut.However you decide to shop and save, get on it now before the bestsellers get scooped up — and consider the retail therapy a nice little kickstart to the long weekend.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Kanye West Says Kim Is Officially A Billionaire3 People Share Their Unfiltered Acne StoriesViolet Grey's Value Box Is Filled With Primo Goods
Following in the footsteps of younger sister Kylie Jenner, Kim Kardashian West has just sold a 20% stake in her cosmetics line to Coty. The $200 million dollar deal values the KKW Beauty brand right at a billion dollars, which is just shy of Kylie’s $1.2 billion.Like Kylie, who sold a 51% stake to Coty, Kardashian West and her team will continue to lead the creative side while leaning on the conglomerate for global expansion and commercial opportunities.“Kim is a true modern day global icon. She is a visionary, an entrepreneur, a mother, a philanthropist, and through social media has an unparalleled ability to connect with people around the world,” Peter Harf, Coty Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, wrote in a statement. “This influence, combined with Coty’s leadership and deep expertise in prestige beauty will allow us to achieve the full potential of her brands.”Kardashian West adds that the deal will allow KKW Beauty to reach more countries, and give her time to focus on the creative end of the business. “Partnering with an established organization like Coty will be instrumental in the advancement of my brands as their global reach allows for faster expansion so people around the world are able to experience new launches first hand,” Kardashian West said in a statement. “This relationship will allow me to focus on the creative elements that I’m so passionate about while benefiting from the incredible resources of Coty, and launching my products around the world.”Following the announcement, rapper Kanye West congratulated his wife on her new alleged billionaire status with a tribute on Twitter. “I am so proud of my beautiful wife Kim Kardashian West for officially becoming a billionaire,” West wrote in a tweet that has received some backlash for what many believed to be in poor taste during a pandemic. “You’ve weathered the craziest storms and now God is shining on you and our family.”> I am so proud of my beautiful wife Kim Kardashian West for officially becoming a billionaire > > You’ve weathered the craziest storms and now God is shining on you and our family > > So blessed this is still life > So I made you this still life > > We love you so much pic.twitter.com/Vvtgzodnah> > — ye (@kanyewest) June 30, 2020The Coty deal, which is expected to close in the third quarter of the 2021 fiscal year, is especially interesting considering the recent Forbes report accusing Jenner of inflating her net worth. (Not long after West’s tweet, Forbes published a story maintaining that, according to the financial authority’s estimate, Kardashian West’s net worth actually falls just short of a billion at $900 million.) The story drew criticism of both Jenner and Forbes, the latter of which risked losing credibility from audiences when it comes to reporting on wealth. With Coty continuing to invest in the family at similar rates, it seems the parent company doesn’t feel as bamboozled as the report led many to believe. There is one party taking issue with this new partnership, however: Seed Beauty. The manufacturer, which develops KKW Beauty products in California, filed a civil lawsuit to prevent Kardashian West from sharing trade secrets, including Seed’s unique business model that has contributed to the success of brands like KKW Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics, and Tati Beauty. Now that the Coty partnership is fully underway, it’s likely that we’ll be hearing a lot more in the coming months as this deal comes to a close — but knowing Kardashian West’s newfound passion for the law, we can’t imagine her backing down in court.This story has been updated to include Kanye West’s tweet.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
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