Fashion Influencers Are Driving an Interiors Boom. How Are Home Brands Responding?

“A lot of people in fashion don’t understand that you can’t easily gift a rug or table. It doesn’t work the same as it does for a dress or a pair of shoes.”

Home is where the #content is — or so wrote Hilary George-Parkin in a 2017 Fashionista story titled, “Why Fashion Bloggers Are Evolving Into Home Decor Influencers.”

Three years later, may I ask: Why were once-strictly-fashion-adjacent influencers venturing into more home-furnished pastures? 

George-Parkin’s reporting is certainly worth revisiting in its own right, but for the interest of this piece, I’ll say the gist was this: With the influencer class having, well, influenced our clothing and accessories to a certain degree of satisfaction, our homes became their next logical frontier with which to express their particular stamps of style.

With the help of an affiliate link or 15, these professional tastemakers have come to establish themselves as bona

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2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid First Drive | What’s new, fuel economy, driving impressions

TUCSON, Ariz. – The CR-V has been the segment’s top seller since its introduction, moving more than 5 million units in the past 23 years. For Honda, its sales juggernaut accounted for more than a quarter of the automaker’s 2019 total and a whopping 60 percent of its CUV sales. With the 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid, however, the brand is stepping into territory where few have ventured before.

The Nissan Rogue Hybrid has come and gone. The Ford Escape Hybrid first arrived way back as a 2005 model, but disappeared for a generation until returning this year. The Toyota RAV4 waited 20 years to debut its hybrid, but now in its second generation, has actually become Toyota’s best-selling hybrid model. That alone represents a strong case for the CR-V Hybrid, not to mention the dearth of competitors.  

We get Honda and others dragging their feet, though. Hybrid

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Cadillac unveils 2021 Escalade with hands-free highway driving

Cadillac unveiled its new 2021 Escalade Tuesday, saying the redesigned model of its iconic luxury SUV will be available for sale later this year.

The new Escalade features Cadillac’s improved “super cruise” driver assistance technology, which the automaker said allows for hands-free driving on more than 200,000 miles of highways in the U.S. and Canada.

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The automaker highlighted the Escalade’s curved OLED screens, augmented reality-enabled navigation with a live forward camera, multiple exterior cameras, available infrared “night vision” and dual 12.6-inch, rear-seat entertainment screens.

The SUV also has available soft-close doors to prevent slams. Its AKG Studio Reference audio system includes 36 speakers. And the interior includes 40 percent more third-row legroom and 68 percent more cargo space, according to Cadillac.

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