A young couple from Australia have spoken how they quit their full-time corporate office jobs to pursue their own business selling luxury pre-owned designer handbags online.

Alex and Angela Leung, 35 and 32, from Melbourne, started the brand The Purse Affair in early 2017 after deciding to quit their day jobs in product management and accounting.

Before launching the business, Angela was looking for a way to supplement her love for luxury handbags and started buying and selling the luxurious products on social media.  

After noticing she was able to trade the bags online and generate a profit, the pair started the online businesses and have developed a large following of customers across Australia and overseas.

Their impressive collection features a vast range of designer products by leading names, including Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Gucci, Prada, Dior and Hermes.

The pair strive to be the number one trusted online

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G Sabini-Roberts runs brand design agency Gina.Design, based in Oswestry, and earlier this year offered businesses a free online group challenge to adapt their brand during lockdown, followed by individual video calls at no cost. Around 80 people got involved in the challenge and 30 business owners took up the chance to discuss their brand over a video call.

G also runs a Facebook group to support business owners and entrepreneurs. The Brand Hacks group is a space for questions, conversation and sharing on all things branding where Gina and her co-host, Sarah Raanan, regularly post tips, ideas and other free content.

After a spring and early summer supporting others in such ways, and despite the challenges of the year, Gina.Design has emerged to be more successful than ever. Wife Ruth joined the business a year ago to manage the admin and finance – and seven freelancers and consultants are

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Finding the right laptop for your graphic design needs can be a daunting task. You’ll be using this device for your work, so the end goal is to ensure it’s powerful enough to run any software that might be required for a project. Also, you’ll have to think about future upgrades! What if you decide to switch from 2D to 3D designing?  Your new laptop should be powerful and upgradable enough so it can keep up with the everchanging trends in your line of business.

So, where do you begin your search for the ultimate graphic designer laptop?

In this article, we will help you find that out and we’ll provide you with some amazing tips to make this process easier for you!

So without further ado, let’s begin!

1. You’ll need a good screen resolution

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Don’t mix this up with the screen size! Of course,

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Designer Brands Inc. (NYSE: DBI), one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories, today announced that it will participate in CL King’s Virtual 18th Annual Best Ideas Conference 2020. Roger Rawlins, Chief Executive Officer, and Jared Poff, Chief Financial Officer, will participate in a fireside chat on September 16, 2020 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

The audio portion of the presentation will be webcast live and can be accessed on the Company’s Investor Relations website, www.designerbrands.com. An online archive will be available following the presentation.

About Designer Brands
Designer Brands Inc. is one of North America’s largest designers, producers and retailers of footwear and accessories. The Company operates a portfolio of retail concepts in nearly 700 locations under the DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse®, The Shoe Company®, and Shoe Warehouse® banners. The Company designs and produces footwear

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For Adrienn Braun, early March was a rude awakening.

How this wedding dress designer saved her business during COVID-19’s wedding downturn



“Brides just started calling me and said, ‘Hey, we canceled the wedding,’” the bridal fashion designer says. “It was one call, two calls, three calls.”

Her business, Adrienn Braun Bridal and Fashion Studio, based in Hoboken, New Jersey, was badly impacted. Balances were not paid in full, consultations got canceled, and brides began asking for less elaborate dresses for smaller-scale, backyard weddings. Many of her plans to custom-design dresses turned into alterations – a fraction of the price she earns to design from scratch.

a person sitting at a table: Adrienn Braun works with her husband Emilio Mazzucotelli to create face masks using extra fabric in her store.

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Adrienn Braun works with her husband Emilio Mazzucotelli to create face masks using extra fabric in her store.

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SoftBank’s deal in July 2016 for Arm, and its ambitions, were par for the course for Mr. Son. Months later, he unveiled SoftBank’s $100 billion Vision Fund, which was tasked with buying stakes in promising start-ups across the tech landscape, from Uber to WeWork to a company that used robots to make pizzas.

But those bets have not quite played out the way he has expected.

The Vision Fund later drew criticism for paying top dollar for sometimes questionable start-ups, contributing to a nearly $13 billion annual loss for SoftBank in the fiscal year that ended March 31. (The conglomerate said that the Vision fund has since returned to profitability as of June.)

And Arm has not quite turned out to be the home run that SoftBank had expected, with relatively stagnant sales growth and an inability to take a significant share in the internet-of-things market.

SoftBank began months ago

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LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Local jewelry designer and Lakewood native Jennifer Stringer was named as one of 15 finalists in the Amazon Handmade small business awards competition — the only Ohioan to make the list.

The competition was announced in early August by Amazon to celebrate its Handmade platform’s fifth anniversary. Five winners each will receive a $15,000 grant to small businesses that sell on the platform.

“Makers” were invited to apply for the awards, and a panel of judges picked finalists based on “the most inspiring stories, customer-centric products and compelling plans for the winnings.” The public could vote until Sept. 9 to decide which of public to vote and decide which five finalists will win. Votes can be cast at amazon.com/handmade. The five winners will be announced on Sept. 21.

Stringer makes original handcrafted, wire-wrapped jewelry using semi-precious gemstones, beach glass and metal. She sells her jewelry products online,

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