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Fabletics Introduces a More Comfortable Little Black Dress

Just recently, Kate Hudson, the co-founder of Fabletics sat down with Marie Claire Magazine to discuss her new line of athelisure dresses debuting the first of April. Quoted by Hudson as being the lazy girl’s alternative to the little black dress, these dresses are made from quality performance material that allows more mobility for the active girl.

Although the designers do not recommend wearing the dresses while participating in sports, they are made be worn virtually everywhere else including the work office. Certain designs, such as the Tropez dress, have a built in bra. During the interview, Hudson compared the athelisure line to the high fashion lines at Alaia and Herve Lever. Just as the high end dresses are made suck you in, her line provides the same concept but at an affordable cost.

Hudson also hints at her new performance wear swimwear that’s due to hit stores mid-April. The swimwear is described as sexy, feminine and comfortable. It allows a woman to be as active as possible without worrying about anything falling out.

According to the company’s co-CEOs, and YouTube channel, Fabletics was birthed out of a desire to make high quality gear at an affordable price(www.Fabletics.com/about). Seeing the need for luxury and stylish workout wear for the average person, this company was created in October 2013. Within two years, Fabletics was introduced in several countries worldwide. Since then over a million orders have been shipped.

In October 2015, six stores were opened in the United States. Their are two ways to place an order, as a guest or a VIP member. In his Pinterest page, Everyone starts with a quiz that helps the company generate personalized outfits. After browsing the thousands of outfit combinations created, the shopper simply places their choice in the shopping cart.

As a guest, the shopper pays for their purchase and the transaction is completed. However, a VIP member receives a few perks along with the purchase. In addition to saving up to 50% of the regular price, the Fabletics member also earn points for free items.

There is a monthly charge for a VIP membership, but this amount is credited to the shopper’s account. New members can receive an outfit for only $25. The shipping is free for all members. Many customers, such as the Krazy Coupon Lady, scores Fabletics clothing at five stars (thekrazycouponlady.com/tips/style/fabletics-review-need-read). She states the quality rivals the quality at Gap Body and the prices are Target affordable.

George Soros and a grim prediction for 2016

There are few people as respected as George Soros when it comes to predicting economic events. Over the past couple of years, he has shown the ability to make solid predictions that other people cannot. In a recent article by Bloomberg, George Soros says that many of the global markets are entering a stage where it could be dangerous for investors, much like in 2008. The good news is that there are many things that are different about this year than in 2008. However, global economic weakness is something that no one wants to deal with. Here are several things to take away from the most recent prediction of George Soros.

China Weakness

One of the biggest news stories over the past couple of years is the fact that there is a lot of weakness coming out of China. Anyone who has followed global economic events over the past decade knows just how important China is to the global stage. George Soros says that any weakness coming out of China can have a lot of bad effects on people around the world. If there is a major slowdown there, people should expect for the global markets to be in trouble. Over the next couple of months, watching what happens in the Chinese stock market will be essential to formulating a long term strategy.

Oil

Another major news story this year is the price of oil. There is more production around the world than many people thought possible. This has sent the price of oil down over the past year. The price of oil is one of the major indicators of how the overall economy is doing. The issue is that there is generally a lot of economic growth when oil prices go down. However, George Soros points out that there really has not been a bump in activity after the price has fallen. This does not bode well for when the price of oil goes back up to levels that are normal historically. Over the long term, anyone who is wanting to look at the total economic picture must look at the price of oil. This is one of the biggest reasons that George Soros is bearish on the overall economy.

Interest Rates

George Soros is also worried about the fact that interest rates have been at record lows over the past couple of months. Anyone who wants to make an impact in their economic situation needs to understand how interest rates work. Right now, interest rates are at historic lows in order to get the economy going again. There are many people who say that once interest rates rise, there are going to be many people who suffer as a result. George Soros says that the world is going to have trouble adapting to a new interest rate environment.