Basketball star Mikey Williams helps rapper Drake launch clothing line

A high school basketball player in Mecklenburg County is part of an international clothing brand launch.

Seriously.

Five-star national basketball recruit Mikey Williams caused a stir when he announced last month he was moving to Charlotte from San Diego, bringing his prodigious basketball talent and 2.5 million Instagram followers with him. Williams, a 6-1 point guard, will play at Lake Norman Christian.

Wednesday night, Williams’ legend probably grew some more when he was featured in the introduction for a new clothing line developed by rapper/musician Drake and two urban clothing lines — A Bathing Ape (BAPE) and OVO.

OVO is Drake’s personal line. BAPE was created by a Japanese designer, Niko.

Williams is seen in the promotional video shooting hoops while wearing some of the clothes from the new line. It is unclear if Williams was paid or if his participation in the shoot will effect his NCAA eligibility.

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Mikey Williams helps Drake, Niko launch clothing line

A high school basketball player in Mecklenburg County is part of an international clothing brand launch.

Seriously.

Five-star national basketball recruit Mikey Williams caused a stir when he announced last month he was moving to Charlotte from San Diego, bringing his prodigious basketball talent and 2.5 million Instagram followers with him. Williams, a 6-1 point guard, will play at Lake Norman Christian.

Wednesday night, Williams’ legend probably grew some more when he was featured in the introduction for a new clothing line developed by rapper/musician Drake and two urban clothing lines — A Bathing Ape (BAPE) and OVO.

OVO is Drake’s personal line. BAPE was created by a Japanese designer, Niko.

Williams is seen in the promotional video shooting hoops while wearing some of the clothes from the new line. It is unclear if Williams was paid or if his participation in the shoot will effect his NCAA eligibility.

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Vivrelle Partners With ShopStyle to Launch New Rental Program Offering a Sustainable Alternative to Shopping Luxury Accessories

The Luxury Accessories Membership Club Has Partnered with the Premier Online Shopping Platform to Offer a More Flexible Way to Shop

Vivrelle, a first-of-its-kind luxury accessories membership club, has partnered with leading fashion and lifestyle shopping platform ShopStyle, to prioritize sustainability, optionality, and affordability. Consumers will benefit from a more intuitive online shopping experience, making it more convenient to find deals and purchase items they love. Like Vivrelle members, shoppers using ShopStyle can access a robust collection of coveted designer handbags, jewelry, watches and diamonds from brands like Hermes, Chanel, Cartier and more for a monthly membership fee, delivering an enhanced shopping experience vis-a-vis:

  • Accessible Price Points: Vivrelle offers unparalleled value for its members, providing access to luxury accessories up to $4,000 in retail value starting at just $99/month!

  • Unlimited Flexibility: With a dedication to making luxury accessories fun, affordable and sustainable, Vivrelle provides members with the ability to borrow

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Vivrelle Partners With ShopStyle to Launch New Rental Program Offering a Sustainable Alternative to Shopping Luxury Accessories – Press Release

NEW YORK–(Business Wire)–Vivrelle, a first-of-its-kind luxury accessories membership club, has partnered with leading fashion and lifestyle shopping platform ShopStyle, to prioritize sustainability, optionality, and affordability. Consumers will benefit from a more intuitive online shopping experience, making it more convenient to find deals and purchase items they love. Like Vivrelle members, shoppers using ShopStyle can access a robust collection of coveted designer handbags, jewelry, watches and diamonds from brands like Hermes, Chanel, Cartier and more for a monthly membership fee, delivering an enhanced shopping experience vis-a-vis:

  • Accessible Price Points: Vivrelle offers unparalleled value for its members, providing access to luxury accessories up to $4,000 in retail value starting at just $99/month!
  • Unlimited Flexibility: With a dedication to making luxury accessories fun, affordable and sustainable, Vivrelle provides members with the ability to borrow items with no return date. Members can swap monthly or any time following!
  • A Unique Try-Before-You-Buy Model: A core
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Major gift from Lee-Moore Capital will expand access to Launch Chapel Hill

An expanded hub of innovation services for local startups

Launch Chapel Hill startups will also receive greater access to innovation services and resources through Innovate Carolina, which is the University-wide initiative for innovation and entrepreneurship that manages the accelerator and workspace with the town and county. Many of these resources are available through Innovate Carolina’s campus and regional network of program partners. These include mentors connected to the Carolina Angel Network, professional service providers, investors and entrepreneurial alumni. Launch Chapel Hill adds to an already significant hub of services provided directly by Innovate Carolina, including startup consulting, design thinking, patent/market landscape research, competitive analysis, startup accelerator and coworking spaces, social innovation programs and data impact services. These resources bolster Launch Chapel Hill startups during the difficult economic period caused by the coronavirus pandemic while attracting more businesses and foot traffic to downtown Chapel Hill.

“The startup accelerator programming and workspaces

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Apple quietly drops third-party audio accessories ahead of launch

People queue outside an Apple store as the new iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max go on sale (Credits: REUTERS)

Apple has stopped selling third-party audio accessories from its online and physical stores, according to reports.

The move has furthered speculation the tech giant is set to reveal new speakers and headphones at an event that will also see the announcement of the iPhone 12.

Apple has a history of removing products from its stores that could compete with its own gadgets. It stopped selling Fitbit devices in Apple stores ahead of the launch of the Apple Watch in 2015.

According to Bloomberg, audio products made by Bose, Logitech and Sonos have all been pulled from Apple’s shelves. Presumably to make way for a rumoured set of over-ear headphones and a new version of the HomePod smart speaker.

‘Employees at Apple’s physical retail locations were also

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Homebase makes sustainable move with launch of ‘green aisles’

The aisles, photographed here, are perfect for environmentally-friendly DIY enthusiasts. (SWN)
The aisles, photographed here, are perfect for environmentally-friendly DIY enthusiasts. (SWN)

Environmentally-friendly DIY lovers can now experience the first ever “green shopping aisle” at select Homebase stores, complete with real grass walkways and foliage.

The aisle will be full of products aimed to make homes more sustainable and the aisles themselves will be lined with evergreen climbers and lush vegetation.

The aesthetically-pleasing green aisles will be initially launched in five stores – Haringey in London, Edinburgh, Bridgend, Birmingham and Leeds – with more to follow.

The hardware store chain has partnered with Smart Energy GB to showcase how shoppers can make their homes more sustainable.

The aisle, pictured, is the first of its kind. (SWNS)
The aisle, pictured, is the first of its kind. (SWNS)

The idea was created after Homebase found that 74% of its shoppers wanted to make their homes “greener” but didn’t know where to start or what they needed to buy.

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Secret Partners With YWCA to Launch #RaiseItUp Campaign To Help Women Impacted Most by the 2020 Pandemic

Secret’s #RaiseItUp Initiative Activates “Secret Missions” to Directly Support Women

Today, Secret Deodorant announced the launch of #RaiseItUp, a multi-phased initiative that empowers and supports women at a time when COVID-19 threatens to be the biggest setback to gender equality in a decade1.

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201005005738/en/

Secret debuted a powerful campaign video during the WNBA finals, written and directed by two dynamic Black women. The commercial features an original script by poet, author and activist, Jasmine Mans. (Graphic: Business Wire)

As part of Secret’s pledge to donate an additional $1 million in support of equality programs, the brand is taking immediate action in partnership with YWCA USA to establish a “Secret Missions” fund that will provide direct assistance to women. These “Secret Missions” will focus on childcare, career development and other key areas that make a difference in the lives

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Phillips Partners With Shaun Leane To Launch Online Jewelry Store

Phillips auction house has launched an online jewelry store named “Flawless,” presenting jewels for immediate purchase on the Phillips website. For the unveiling of this private selling platform, Phillips is offering 12 high and fine jewelry creations by British contemporary jewelry designer, Shaun Leane.

For more than 20 years, Shaun Leane has been on the forefront of contemporary jewelry design with creations that combine elegance with an edgy urban vibe. He is perhaps best known for his long partnership with famed fashion designer, Alexander McQueen, where he created large body adornments made of precious materials for fashion runway show that were worn by world-class models and style icons, such

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