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The “World Record Egg” seems like nothing special, but on Instagram, it’s a phenomenon. Within 10 days of the post going live, the photo of an egg received more than 42.4 million likes and over 2.1 million comments. This simple egg post beat out Kylie Jenner’s birth announcement as the most-liked Instagram post ever.
For the last 30 years, Gillette offered “The Best A Man Can Get.” Now, it’s made the change to its new “The Best Men Can Be” tagline. The shaving-equipment company released a lengthy ad that tackles the issues around toxic masculinity: bullying, sexual harassment, sexist media, and the boardroom diminishment of women. The ad shines on the #MeToo movement as a turning point for men.
Department flagship stores like Lord & Taylor or Henri Bendel’s New York location closing down and are still being questioned. Bloomingdales, however, is betting on its flagship through beauty. This week, Bloomingdales unveiled its updated cosmetic experience, which took two years in the making and boasts an additional 75 beauty brands.
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