#Shopping

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Multimedia sharing app Instagram is all set to turn into your shopping guide with its new Drops feature. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • This new feature will allow users to go through the latest products and their availability
  • One will have to sign up to use this feature
  • The feature is currently available only in the US

.San Francisco, CA, USA
A worker, wearing PPE kit, sanitizes a shopping mall amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic in Jabalpur on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Live shopping combines tech and social media with at-home shopping channels
  • On Tuesday, Facebook revealed Live Shopping Fridays that will begin on May 21
  • Every Friday, a different brand will hold a live shopping experience with influencers, 

  • David MacMillan and his friend were randomly offered to take the COVID-19 vaccine while buying groceries
  • MacMillan posted a video of him getting the jab at TikTok, which garnered 700,000 views as of Monday.
  • The two boys took the vaccine to boost confidence in people about the vaccine

.Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Thrift stores are a hotspot for vintage, fashionable and quirky things. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Thrift shopping is growing more popular as people are realising the gem of collections that these places have to offer
  • It is an economically friendly decision
  • It harps on the idea of recycling and reusing, which elimates waste production

.Massachusetts, USA
The two women were accompanied by little children. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • Somerset Police Officer Matt Lima was called to a Stop and Shop grocery store as store security suspected shoplifting
  • Lima spoke to the woman under suspicion, and found out they were facing family issues
  • Instead of pressing charges, he bought them a $250 gift card so they could buy food

.Florida, USA
The Forgotten Woman focused specifically on plus-size fashion. (Picture credits: Representational image/Unsplash)

  • "People forget that the older and larger woman usually leads a dressy social life," Radmin once said
  • The chain started as a boutique store on the Upper East Side in New York City
  • By 1991, Radmin had 25 shops around the country

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Christmas is celebrated on December 25 every year to mark the birth of Jesus Christ. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • A captivating yet budget friendly Christmas tree is all you need for a perfect Christmas
  • Sadar Bazaar is from where all the retailers usually get their Christmas trees and decors
  • Itsy Bitsy offers some great online deals on Christmas trees 

.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Located on the outskirts of Mumbai, the store comes two years after its first outlet opened in Hyderabad. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • The new flagship store houses a 1,000-seater restaurant 
  • Only about 2,500 customers will be allowed to visit daily
  • The store can accommodate up to 10,000 people

.United States
E-commerce colossus Amazon and others began offering Cyber Monday deals early. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • Cyber Monday is known for deep discounts on computers, toys, appliances, and electronics
  • Buyers were also showing a preference for ordering online
  • US consumers spent a record $4.7 billion on Small Business Saturday

.New York, NY, USA
Shopping patterns on Black Friday were altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo credit: Representational/unsplash)

  • Malls were open for business as usual on Friday
  • E-commerce sales on Thanksgiving reached a new record this year
  • The projection rests on a so-called "K"-shaped economic recovery