• 'Say Yes to the Dress' designer Pnina Tornai was rejected after flying 12 hours for a meeting, but soon after, she got the phone call that changed her career

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Pnina Tornai started her bridal business 30 years ago in a small shop with a single mirror in Tel Aviv , Israel. Today she sees 90 to 120 brides per day on weekends at Kleinfeld, a renowned bridal store in New York City .
    Before brides were saying "yes" to Tornai's wedding dresses at Kleinfeld , she was rejected from selling gowns in the bridal store because her designs were "too sexy."
    Instead of giving up, Tornai went home and created a collection of dresses that could adapt to American bridal fashion. Two weeks later, Kleinfeld's owner called her and said the dresses were selling like...
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  • Alibaba slides ahead of its Singles Day shopping event

    Alibaba slides ahead of its Singles Day shopping event

    6 days ago - By Business Insider

    Alibaba will hold its Singles Day shopping event on Sunday.
    November 11 was originally a Chinese holiday for singles, and Alibaba has turned it into the world's largest online shopping festival.
    Alibaba recently reported quarterly results that missed on revenues.The company also slashed its sales guidance in the wake of China's slowing economic growth.
    Watch Alibaba trade in real time here.
    Alibaba , the largest e-commerce site in China, dropped 3% Friday as traders positioned themselves ahead of the company's Singles Day event.
    November 11, is a tongue-in-cheek student holiday in China to...
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  • How Alibaba Made Singles' Day the World's Largest Shopping Festival

    How Alibaba Made Singles' Day the World's Largest Shopping Festival

    6 days ago - By Fortune

    Valentine's Day can be a lonely time if you don't have a partner. But, at least in China, there's a holiday that celebrates singledom too. Aptly named Singles' Day, the unofficial holiday is a multi-billion dollar sales event bigger than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, and it's happening this weekend.
    The annual celebration is always on November 11 - or 11/11, a date chosen for its likeness to “bare sticks”, which is Chinese slang for bachelors. Although it was conceived in the 1990s by a group of college students protesting traditional couple-centric festivals, the event's...
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