It's been another weird week in retail. Forever 21 recently released a collection that makes us wonder how the retailer could possibly stay open forever, DJ Khaled flexed his designing muscles and everyone's favorite summer treat got a makeover.
This, and more, in this week's retail therapy.
It's no secret that Forever 21 has faced its fair share of financial troubles lately, and the prospect of a potential bankruptcy is drawing nearer as the fast-fashion retailer's cash begins to dwindle.
And we're not sure its recent collections are helping matters. Forever 21 recently released a "Romeo and Juliet" collection, based on the 1996 movie. And as cute as a young Leonardo DiCaprio is, we're not sure a picture of his face spread across a shirt is going to produce the sales this company desperately needs.
I need to snag that Romeo and Juliet outfit collection from Forever 21 before sis go out of business tho.— mei????????♀️✨ (@lve_mei) August 29, 2019
And to further add to the bankruptcy filing speculations, Forever 21 is currently hosting a sale offering customers an additional 60% all sale items.
But what makes this sale so bad (read: amazing) is that the promotion includes the phrase "Have we lost our minds?!" You haven't lost your minds, sweetie, but you may have lost your last bit of hope for a future that is "forever." See you in bankruptcy court, BB.
DJ Khaled is the only interior decorator we need in our lives
Let's face it. If you're looking to DJ Khaled's furniture line to decorate your home, you're probably a little bit extra. And if you claim you're just looking at his line as a joke, you're probably also a little extra.
Luckily, DJ Khaled served us up a throne fit for a queen. Not only will it serve as a great conversational piece in a home, but according to the product description, "the Kingdom of Khaled Throne Chair is overseen by a lion emblem that protects the throne's occupant from negativity, deception and 'they.'" We have never been so confused and so willing to drop $1,500 on something in our lives.
This piece is perfect for anyone looking to spend roughly $1,000 on something reminiscent of the blow-up furniture prizes at carnivals.
More than anything, DJ Khaled's website for his "We the Best" furniture line serves as a reassuring motivator to whoever needs it. The description for this product reads: "The dapper design gilds the stately button-tufted aesthetic right in your home, reminding you and your loved ones that you're on the path to more success."
"They don't want you to sleep in a key-shaped bed, and that's because they've never experienced sleep through the well-rested eyes of a truly lucid dreamer." We don't even know what this means but it seems like a "major key." Let there be key-shaped beds for everyone.
The bed is priced at $999 and the only thing that could possibly make it any better is if it also included the faux fur throw pictured.
I scream, you scream, beauty brands all scream for ice cream
With fall approaching, more people have pumpkin on the mind than ice cream. But that hasn't stopped brands from capitalizing on the frozen treat.
Halo Top Creamery teamed up with ColourPop to release a collection of eyeshadow duos inspired by the ice cream flavors. We have one thing to say: the shades are absolutely beautiful.
And for only $9 a set, this makes the perfect gift for any beauty guru (or ice cream lover) in your life.
But this wasn't the only product inspired by the treat of the summer. To help promote its new fall Blizzard flavors, Dairy Queen unveiled matching scented candles. With two flavors, Harvest Berry Pie and Heath Caramel Brownie, and three returning flavors, pumpkin pie, snickerdoodle cookie dough and snickers, the candles seemingly have a nice, if not incredibly sweet, scent.
And others apparently thought so, too. The candles reportedly went out of stock within 30 minutes. Because if there's anything basic humans love more than pumpkin spice this time of year, it's fall-scented candles.
The world wasn't prepared for these earmuff headphones
People are always looking for products to make life more convenient, no matter how ridiculous they may look. Startup Human last week unveiled a new product aimed at making the music listening experience more enjoyable: over-the-ear wireless headphones. But unlike traditional over-the-ear headphones that feature an overhead band, these simply fit over a listener's ear.
And unlike Apple's AirPods, which became the subject of several jokes when they were first unveiled, Human's headphones are less invasive because nothing goes inside the ear.
Starting at $399, the headphones can also be transformed into a Bluetooth speaker and offer many functions, including "blend mode," which allows the user to quietly listen to music while simultaneously having a conversation with someone.
Aside from how ridiculous the product looks when someone wears it, the function may not live up to the hype. Several people on Twitter reported the device being too heavy and causing pain after using it for an extended period of time.
@humanheadphones man these headphones are cool and all, but jeez you need some way cartilage endurance cause after an hour my ears throbbing— Deity -Dad :pray::skin-tone-4::rose::sunflower: (@LoveThyHippie) August 27, 2019
Maybe people just aren't quite ready to morph into total robots after all.