Shopping Catalogues

Amazon pulls sexually explicit childrenswear from its Canadian site following complaint

Amazon has pulled from its e-commerce website several children’s clothing items displaying a sexually explicit message, following a CBC News investigation.

The items, sold by third-party sellers, included a dress, T-shirt, summer hat and hoodies boldly displaying the message “I love c–k,” using a heart emoji. Sometimes a rooster emoji replaced the word, “c–k,” which is another word for a rooster and slang for a penis. 

Ads for the products showed children modelling the clothing.

“This is disgusting,” said Karolina Zikova of Chilliwack, B.C., who alerted Amazon, CBC News and the Canadian Centre for Child Protection to the problem last week after discovering one of the items when shopping on Amazon.ca.

“It can be connected with pedophilia,” she said.

Following a CBC inquiry, the Seattle-based e-commerce company removed the items.

This children’s hoodie was posted for sale on Amazon’s Canadian site but was pulled by the company following a CBC
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How vintage Ikea housewares became the darlings of the resale world

Brandon Titaro/The Globe and Mail

Above: A selection of Ikea’s more collectable vintage and contemporary pieces includes (clockwise from top left): Ulk mirror, courtesy of @studiomontcalm on Instagram; Konfetti candlesticks by Anna Efverlund, at Atomic Design (atomicdesign.ca); Lovbacken table, at Ikea (ikea.com); Piffig lamp, courtesy of @teaktoronto on Instagram; Jonisk lamp by Carl Ojerstam, at Atomic Design; Froset chair, at Ikea; Skuggbräcka fabric by Niina Aalto, at Ikea; Clock, courtesy of @shopdarkstar on Instagram; Sinnerlig bench by Ilse Crawford, private collection; Markerad bag by Virgil Abloh, private collection; Sinnerlig pitcher by Ilse Crawford, private collection; Tradig fruit bowl, at Nouveau Riche Vintage (nouveaurichevintage.ca); Skamt vases, courtesy of @shopdarkstar.

Standing in the location where the first Ikea store was built in Almhult, Sweden, in 1943, is a museum dedicated to the history of the decor behemoth. Opened in 2016, its exhibitions examine aspects of the

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GUEST COMMENT Perfecting Pinterest’s checkouts – Views

Yazmin King, paid social account director at Croud

Yazmin King, paid social account director at Croud

Pinterest is by its very nature the perfect environment for brands to offer a natural and authentic point of purchase. People go there to curate their dream aesthetic at important and exciting moments in their lives – like when planning their dream wedding, or coming up with ideas for a home nursery. People therefore are usually in the mood to be inspired with purchase intent top of mind. 

 

Yet Pinterest hasn’t traditionally been at the forefront of the social commerce movement, being behind its rivals when it comes to introducing new shopping features. However, recent announcements from the Pinterest Summit shows serious power moves in ecommerce – namely the addition of ‘Your Shop’ and in-app checkouts – show that it is making serious investments in the space. 

 

If Pinterest can build the right strategy, it could quickly become the social media equivalent

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Young shoppers are loving this old school saving hack

woman with her shopping and cash

Australian consumer prices jumped 2.1 per cent in the first three months of the year, according to ABS data. (Source: Getty)

Browsing a catalogue for the best deals may feel antiquated but it has become an increasingly popular way for shoppers of all ages to save money.

In fact, increasing numbers of shoppers are turning to catalogues – both online and print – to save money, according to a recent survey.

The survey of 1,400 Aussie consumers over 18 by ShopFully and Nielsen Media Analytics found 68 per cent of Australian shoppers scanned catalogues to find promotions and good deals.

This was a 5 per cent increase from 2021.

“Aussies are feeling the pinch after another turbulent year,” Dean Vocisano, ShopFully’s country manager of Australia, said.

“Our research reveals they’re warier than ever in their spending habits and are taking the time to meticulously plan their shopping lists to streamline

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