Must Read: The 'Meghan Markle Effect' Is Officially a Thing, Uniqlo and J.W. Anderson Are Gearing Up for Second Collaboration - Fashionista

Must Read: The 'Meghan Markle Effect' Is Officially a Thing, Uniqlo and J.W. Anderson Are Gearing Up for Second Collaboration

Plus, Calvin Klein is in for a multi-year partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announce their engagement. Photo: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.

The "Meghan Markle Effect" is officially A Thing
Entering into the British royal family comes with a few conditions: You must display inordinate amounts of affection for the Queen's corgis, for instance, and you must accept that whatever you wear will cause a sartorial frenzy. Princess Diana's style still influences modern-day collections even after her passing, so we're not surprised to see that Meghan Markle — a soon-to-be Windsor addition — is already wearing clothes that sell out in seconds; see this chic white belted coat she wore to announce her engagement to Prince Harry on Monday. Thus, the so-called "Meghan Markle Effect" is officially A Thing, meaning whatever the "Suits" actress decides to put on will instantly become a royal hit. {WWD}

Uniqlo is collaborating with J.W. Anderson again for Spring 2018 l
Uniqlo and J.W. Anderson first came together this fall for an assortment of widely praised, British-inspired goods. Now following the success of the initial partnership, the Japanese retailer and London-based fashion brand announced on Tuesday that they would reunite on a Spring 2018 collection. "The 2018 spring/summer collection is about items that interlink with each other," said Jonathan Anderson, founder and creative director of J.W. Anderson, in a press statement. "It's about layering this time. The idea is to mix and match things together and I truly hope you will enjoy it." {Fashionista inbox} 

Calvin Klein announces a multi-year partnership with Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
On Tuesday, Calvin Klein announced it will financially support the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and in return for its endowment, the brand will have unprecedented access to the artists's works. The partnership will last through 2020 and will extend to licensing projects across various business lines and future activations within the Calvin Klein brand portfolio. {Fashionista inbox}

Retailers ring in the holidays with record-breaking Cyber Monday sales 
Here's a holiday miracle: Retailers and brands are closing out 2017 with a much-needed boost in sales. The vastly improving state of shopping — stocks on Monday rose for Nordstrom, Macy's, Gap and Amazon — has to do with the high number of stores that spent the past few days generously dropping prices on wintry goods, and the large amount of consumers who braved the cold and spotty Wi-Fi to stock up on gifts and new wardrobes. According to WWD, on Monday Adobe Analytics reported $3.38 billion in online sales revenue by only 4:30 p.m. EST. {WWD}

How Abercrombie & Fitch will restore its former mall-day glory 
About 10 years ago, you were irrelevant without an Abercrombie & Fitch polo. You also craved going to the mall because it meant stepping into an A&F store, which was the equivalent of entering a cool-kids only club with dim lighting, loud music and that strong, lingering smell of Abercrombie's cologne – a scent you most likely associated with hot shirtless guys and Golden Retrievers. Overtime, the brand's coolness faded; but since 2015, A&F has been making a comeback by ditching the once over-exposed moose and by embracing the wants of millennial and Gen Z consumers. {GQ}  

Five trailblazing females interview Hillary Clinton for Teen Vogue's latest issue
On Dec. 5, Teen Vogue Volume IV will hit newsstands with Hillary Clinton as the issue's guest editor and cover star. For the cover story, the first female presidential nominee for a major party sat down with five young women selected from Teen Vogue's annual "21 Under 21" list to discuss issues facing females of all ages. The trailblazing girls range in age from 10 to 20, and have all demonstrated an eagerness to take a stance on difficult topics. {Teen Vogue}

Dov Charney expands new retail venture into e-commerce
More-than-controversial retail figure Dov Charney founded American Apparel in 1989 and left the company in 2014, but he never retired his love for basics. Charney started another label rooted in essentials, The Los Angeles Apparel Co., earlier this year, and he's been steadily building the business on the wholesale market ever since. Now, the father of $50 metallic leggings and the $70 acid-wash sweatshirts has opened his new retail venture to the public through an online shop, which quietly launched just a few days before Thanksgiving. {WWD

Indian models are on the rise 
There's an increasing demand in the fashion industry for "non-traditional" (read: not white and blonde) models, and a new wave of these unique faces are coming from India. Although India has always possessed an assortment of long-legged gems, the recent rise in Indian models has much to do social media, as well as the growing spending power of Indian fashion and luxury consumers. {Business of Fashion}

Kylie Jenner may be working on mobile, food-truck-style cosmetics shops
TMZ reports that Kylie Jenner has filed to trademark a "Kylie Truck" and a "Kylie Jenner Truck," creating speculation that she may be looking to a new, more mobile retail opportunity to help shill Kylie Cosmetics. After hosting independent pop-up shops and holiday pop-ups within select Topshop stores, it could be an interesting new venue for the brand. {TMZ}

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