Why Women Couldn’t Wear Pants on the Senate Floor Until 1993
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8 Vintage Hairstyling Products Your Grandmother Probably Swore By
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This Smart Jacket Gives You a Back Rub When Someone Touches You
Designer Pauline van Dongen unveiled the smart garment at the 2017 SXSW conference.... READ ON
These Ties Are Made of Spider Silk
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Levi's and Google Have Partnered to Create a Smart Jean Jacket
The touch-sensitive coat can control your smartphone while you keep your eyes on the road.... READ ON
Nike Has Designed a 'Pro Hijab' for Muslim Athletes
The head scarf will go on sale early next year.... READ ON
The Wonderfully Weird Shoes of Anna Vasof
They give whole new meaning to the phrase "practical footwear."... READ ON
Timberland Is Making Shoes and Bags From Recycled Plastic Bottles
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Pizza Hut's 'Pie Top' Sneakers Will Order a Pizza for You
Get pizza delivered to wherever you're standing.... READ ON
Clothing Store 'Out of Print' Unveils Literary Enamel Pin Sets
Add some flair to your book tote.... READ ON
What's the Purpose of the Diamond on the Front of Backpacks?
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Designer Turns Her Grandparents' World War II-Era Love Letters Into Jewelry
Talk about heirloom pieces.... READ ON
Judge Rules That the Snuggie Is a Blanket, Not a Garment
An age-old debate has been settled.... READ ON
Win the Chance to Wear Dorothy Parker's Mink Coat
A Dorothy Parker fan has launched a Kickstarter to purchase the garment from a private collector and return it to the Algonquin Hotel.... READ ON
11 Geeky Hats to Keep Your Noggin Warm This Winter
You may not lose half your body heat through your head, but it's still good to cover up.... READ ON

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