The 11 best home deals to shop during the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a major shopping event with deals on pretty much everything, from women’s fashion to beauty and skincare products to home goods.

This year, the sale runs from July 28 to August 8. And as always, we’re finding the best deals among the thousands so you can spend more time shopping and less time clicking through pages of results. While the sale is especially noteworthy for its mountain of clothes and shoes, there are also tons of deals on home products.

Here are the best home deals during the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

The Smart Garden 3 (small, Preferred: Nordstrom)Signature Embroidered Stripe Sheet Set (small, Preferred: Nordstrom)Votive Candle Trio (small, Preferred: Nordstrom)Hydrocotton Bath Towel (small, Preferred: Nordstrom)15-pound Weighted Blanket and Two Pillow Set (small, Preferred: Nordstrom)Mountain Classic Camp Blanket (small, Preferred: Nordstrom)Weighted Robe (small, Preferred: Nordstrom)Silk Queen Pillowcase Duo (small, Preferred: Nordstrom)Panama Stripe Shower Curtain (small, Preferred: Nordstrom)Laundry Essentials Detergent and Dryer Ball Kit (small, Preferred: Nordstrom)Travel Size Scented Candle Set (small, Preferred: Nordstrom)

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SNEAKER RESELLING SIDE HUSTLE: Your guide to making thousands flipping hyped pairs of Dunks, Jordans, and Yeezys

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Gautam Malik is just one entrepreneur making thousands of dollars by reselling sneakers.

With the sneaker resale market continuing to thrive, Insider is covering all aspects of how to properly scale a business in the booming industry. From which sneakers to purchase to necessary technological investments, made in the form of bots that entrepreneurs entrust to nab pairs online, the following covers everything you need to know about how to break into the market that Cowen & Co. estimates could reach $30 billion globally by 2030.

Getting started

Sneaker reselling is based on a simple concept that guides many other businesses: buy low, sell high. You’ll want to figure out how to track expenses and figure out net profit on each pair sold. One entrepreneur who made over $125,000 in sales since January 2019 showed us his spreadsheet that he uses for tracking profits. You’ll also want to figure out your strategy. While some people might prefer to invest in a few pairs and wait for them to grow in value, others utilize a high-volume sneaker resale strategy to make money by moving product quickly at slimmer margins. Others focus on acquiring rarer pairs that can fetch thousands at auction. Some have even developed mathematical formulas to determine the best way to buy and sell. Lastly, it can be helpful to take a look at some up-and-coming sneaker resale websites to learn about new ways to make money in the industry.

Read more: A 16-year-old who made $125,000 in sneaker sales reveals his pro tips for young resellers looking to break into the multi-billion dollar industry

A sneakerhead who made nearly $7 million in sales last year reveals his secrets to tapping into the exploding multibillion-dollar resale market

The top sneaker seller on eBay who made $1.5 million in sales in 2019 reveals how he grew business to dominate the platform

We got a look at exact spreadsheet a 16-year-old uses to make thousands of dollars in sales as a major sneaker supplier to stores and boutiques

5 up-and-coming sneaker websites that resellers and collectors should use in 2020 to boost profit and nab hyped pairs

A sneaker reseller whose store has made millions in sales since 2018 shares the mathematical formula he uses to determine which pairs will skyrocket in value

Scaling your business

Once you nail down the basics, here are some tools to guide you on the next steps of growing your business. While many sneaker resellers can start from humble beginnings, it can take just a few months to hit sustainable profit margins. Attending sneaker events like Sneaker Con is a great way to build connections and make fast sales. But as your business grows, it is important to keep track of all of your sales and expenses to ensure that you file your taxes correctly each year.

Read more: Here are 5 steps that independent sneaker resellers live by to pay their taxes every season

How a formerly homeless sneakerhead with just $40 to his name built a multi-million dollar resale empire in 6 years

A sneakerhead who has attended more than 20 Sneaker Cons reveals his top 6 secrets for making the most money at a resale event

3 sneakerhead sisters could fetch over $1 million by selling thousands of their classic Nike, Adidas, and Reebok shoes through an exclusive eBay auction

Sneaker botting

In the sneaker resale world, a “bot” refers to a software application that expedites the online checkout process and helps resellers nab hyped pairs online – including limited-edition drops. Though a controversial aspect of the sneaker world, bots are often essential for purchasing the latest releases at retail prices. In many cases, these bots are built by former sneakerheads and self-taught developers who make a killing from their useful product. Bots, like sneakers, can resell for hundreds of dollars. There are even some bots that are meant to help users nab sneaker bots at retail. While sneaker-nabbing bots can give resellers a leg-up, they are often the cause of much distress on the side of footwear companies who are looking to mitigate the problem.

Read more: A sneaker reseller who uses multiple ‘bots’ to nab mass quantities of expensive shoes the moment they drop explains why the controversial tech is worth it

Inside the controversial underworld of sneaker ‘bots,’ where coded scripts resell for thousands of dollars and Twitter monitors can make or break a release

A 16-year-old’s sneaker bot business charged $200,000 in fees since October. Here’s how his 600-member group secures the coveted software before anyone else.

How a self-taught developer with no formal training made $700,000 in sales this year from his sneaker bot, Splashforce, that nabs hyped pairs in just milliseconds

As sneaker bots explode, a veteran reseller and YouTuber with over 160,000 subscribers reveals 3 steps to profiting from the lucrative tech

In the arms race between teenage sneaker bot users and footwear companies, one side is winning – and it’s not the billion-dollar companies

Cook groups and online services:

While they normally charge hefty membership fees, cook groups are exclusive forums that supply information for anyone looking to break into the multi-billion dollar market. They usually offer members access to botting services in addition to exclusive details related to drops. We got a look inside a couple of these groups, including Polar Chefs, a thriving cook group with over 400 members that was started by a teenager who employs 23 people to help him run the group. Cook groups are often run on Discord, a messaging platform that has become a hotbed for sneakerhead activity.

Read more: Exclusive sneaker resale groups make millions by paying insiders to leak information on valuable sneaker releases before they happen. Here’s a look inside one of these members-only forums.

Inside a teen’s exclusive sneaker cook group that makes him 6-figures in sales, employs 23 people full-time, and nabs pairs of the hottest sneakers on the market

How Discord went from gaming and alt-right hub to a sneaker cook group hotbed, where resellers charge fees to share their secrets for cracking the $2 billion resale market

A college dropout runs a multi-million dollar sneaker cook group, AMNotify, with thousands of members across the world. Here’s how he launched one of the first exclusive sneaker forums from a hospital bed in 2017.

Navigating the industry during the pandemic

While slowdowns in shipping and supply chains caused some problems for the sneaker industry early on in the pandemic, the value of certain pairs, like the Air Force 1 and Air Jordan 1, has remained strong. Experts say that some pairs, like the Nike SB Dunk Low Travis Scotts or the Jordan 5 Retro High Off-Whites, will likely skyrocket in value after the pandemic. The CEOs of GOAT, Stadium Goods, and Bump all predicted that the sneaker resale market will continue to grow, and the proof is in the businesses. One teen entrepreneur that we spoke to said his business soared during the pandemic, bringing in close to $500,000 in sales during quarantine.

Read more: The CEOs of GOAT, Stadium Goods, and BUMP outlined the best ways for sneaker resellers to navigate the multi-billion dollar market in the pandemic

The coronavirus outbreak is wrecking the sneaker resale industry, but investing in specific pairs can soften losses. Here’s how to navigate the market in crisis, according to the head of China’s Sneaker Con.

These are the sneakers most likely to skyrocket in value when the coronavirus panic dies down, according to the founder of the largest sneaker event in the world

A 17-year-old entrepreneur made close to $500,000 in sales reselling sneakers during quarantine. Take a look inside his pandemic-proof business model.

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Bill and Melinda Gates bought a $43 million beach house in California last year- see inside

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Bill Gates beach house.

  • Bill and Melinda Gates bought a beachfront home near San Diego, California.
  • They reportedly paid $43 million for the six-bedroom, 5,800 square foot house.
  • The mansion is part of a massive real estate portfolio that could be divided in the couple’s divorce.
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Bill and Melinda Gates bought an oceanfront property near San Diego last year.

Gates, who rose to prominence as co-founder of Microsoft, bought the Del Mar, California home for $43 million, the Wall Street Journal first reported. It was reportedly one of the largest ever sales in the area.

The Del Mar property was last on the market for $48 million before it was purchased by the Gates in late March 2020. It was previously owned by Madeleine Pickens, the ex-wife of Texas billionaire and hedge fund manager T. Boone Pickens.

The Gates’ real estate portfolio is estimated to be worth over $200 million. Now with the news that Gates and his wife of 27 years, Melinda, are ending their marriage, the properties could be divided up.

The couple owns other luxury properties, including a southern California ranch purchased for $18 million in 2014, and a mansion in Medina, Washington, estimated to be worth $127 million. They have a separation contract that likely dictates how property will be split.

Take a look inside the San Diego property.

The house was built by architect Ken Ronchetti in 1999.

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Bill Gates beach house.

Source: Realtor.com

It is considered a landmark in Del Mar.

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Bill Gates beach house.

Source: The Guiltinan Group

Wood ceilings throughout give the beach house an island feel.

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Bill Gates beach house.

The main living space has large windows that open up onto the porch.

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Bill Gates beach house.

Outside, the property has 120 feet of oceanfront.

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Bill Gates beach house.

The owners can swim in the ocean, or enjoy the view from the porch.

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Bill Gates beach house.

Outdoor furniture and a fire pit make the most of the space.

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Bill Gates beach house.

As if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a large pool…

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Bill Gates beach house.

…and a ten-person jacuzzi.

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Bill Gates beach house.

The jacuzzi and fire pit have everything for a perfect beachy respite.

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Bill Gates beach house.

Back inside, the house has six bedrooms…

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Bill Gates beach house.

…some with stunning ocean views.

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Bill Gates beach house.

The house is 5,800 square feet, including 3.5 bathrooms.

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Bill Gates beach house.

Limestone floors continue throughout the house.

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Bill Gates beach house.

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This $329,000 silent electric boat that was inspired by electric eels just debuted in the US

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Eelex 8000.

  • X Shore sells fully electric, silent boats.
  • The two newest models, the Eelex 8000 and the Eelord 6000 were shown in January, and the Eelex 8000 is available in the US today.
  • The more expensive boat costs over $300,000.
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

X Shore’s boats don’t necessarily look like eels, but the company says they were inspired by electric South American fish. The $329,000 Eelex 8000 is available in the US beginning March 25.

X Shore started taking orders for electric boats in 2018, and now has two models for sale, the Eelex 8000 and the Eelord 6000. They’re manufactured in Sweden, but can be transported globally. The larger Eelex 6500 and Eeltrek 8000 are also in the works, though not yet for sale.

Electric boats are quieter, and create less emissions than boats powered by fossil fuels. They’re also cheaper, according to X Shore, which says the cost of refueling an electric boat can be as low as one-tenth the cost for fossil fuels. At over $300,000 for the larger boat, X Shore boats seem to be going for the luxury crowd, but they’re smaller crafts than other electric yachts on the market.

See the Eelex 8000 here.

The Eelex 8000 is the most expensive boat currently sold by X Shore, at about $329,000.

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Eelex 8000.

Deck and hull colors are customizable, with three options: moss, sandy, and coffee.

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Eelex 8000.

It weighs about 5,700 pounds, with a width of 8 feet and a length of 26 feet.

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Eelex 8000.

It fully charges in eight hours, or in only one hour on supercharging mode.

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Eelex 8000.

Cruising speed is 24 knots, but it can reach up to 40 knots.

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Eelex 8000.

It has a range of up to 100 nautical miles, depending on travel speed.

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Eelex 8000.

X Shore calls its engine design a “clean and efficient powerhouse.”

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Eelex 8000.

Along with the wheel, controls are on a 24 inch waterproof and glare-proof touch screen.

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Eelex 8000.

The boat is powered by lithium ion batteries, which power the single shaft propulsion system.

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Eelex 8000.

Electric power is quieter than fossil fuel powered-boats, and X Shore emphasizes that its boats are silent.

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Eelex 8000.

Quieter craft mean boaters can explore the water without as much harm to the natural environment, or scaring wildlife away.

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Eelex 8000.

Or, as X Shore puts it, “You have become One with Nature.”

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Eelex 8000.

Electric power also means fewer fossil fuel emissions, which can contribute to climate change.

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Eelex 8000.

X Shore credits this care for the natural world with its Swedish heritage, “where people and the sea have lived in harmony for centuries.”

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Eelex 8000.

The minimalist Scandinavian design was inspired by the South American Electric Eel.

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Eelex 8000.

“We modeled our boats after the eel’s robust head and its sleek, streamlined body” X Shore said.

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Electric eel.

The eel ornament on the boat nods to that inspiration, and also acts as a handle for passengers.

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Eelex 8000.

Of course, the eel’s electric abilities also partially inspired the design.

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Eelex 8000.

The Eelex 8000 has a sunroof and roofrack.

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Eelex 8000.

It has two rows of seating, enough for four passengers.

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Eelex 8000.

X Shore offers test drives for interested buyers.

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Eelex 8000.

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How animal hides are made into parchment at the last workshop of its kind in the US

  • Pergamena is the last company in the US that uses animal skins to make parchment.
  • The craft dates back to 2500 BC and was most popular during the Middle Ages, before paper was industrialized.
  • CEO Jesse Meyer taught himself the craft as a way to revitalize his family’s nearly 500-year-old tannery business.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.
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A supercar designer dissects the design of the Acura NSX

  • The NSX is the most notable car in Acura’s line-up
  • The supercar boasts impressive performance, but it’s also one of the more eye-catching designs in recent years.
  • Acura’s executive creative director shared the processes and insights that created the design of the second-generation NSX.
  • Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.

Following is a transcript of the video.

Narrator: This is the supercar that turned the automotive industry on its head in the late ’80s. It’s tuned like a Ferrari but as reliable as a Honda – an everyday supercar with an obsessive fan base. And this is the second-generation NSX. It was first released in 2016 with the same mission: design a car that best showcases the company’s engineering, design, and capability. And this is the guy who worked on both designs.

Dave Marek: Hi, it’s Dave Marek. I’m executive creative director for Acura, and today we’re gonna talk about the NSX.

Narrator: Dave sat down to share the design process of the NSX, from sketching to production, and it all starts with these five circles, which represent the car’s wheelbase. The wheelbase is the distance between the front and rear wheels. It’s measured by the amount of wheels that fit in between them. Once the wheelbase and dimensions of the car have been determined, the design team begins building the rest of the car around it.

Dave: So, here’s the front overhang, here’s the rear overhang. And then this is the overall height. The overall length is determined sometimes by hardware or by factory limitation. Then you do kind of… well, the engine and the people. So, this is, like, a V6, then here’s a person. So I’ll do a stick figure. So you have an eyepoint, and the eyepoint is kind of critical. The eyepoint just means you’re looking through the windshield, and what do you see? And then how do you see up, so if you wanna see a stoplight or something, and then how do you see far? So, from that, you kinda start to get a feeling of the platform, and then you say, OK, here’s the overall height. There’s, like, a halo, so I’ll draw the little halo around the head, around the passenger, or the driver. And that determines where the roof is, so then the hip point is below. That determines where the seat is based on the chassis and platform. So you do that, and then you’re good. I have a kind of layout of where the engine is and where the door has to be ’cause of the guy. Or girl. So then, you know, I have a belt line, which, the belt is the side glass. So this is where you put your arm up when you’re driving. That’s the belt line. So you’re looking out, so you have this belt line. The higher the belt, the more nastier a car is, but it also is harder to see out of. So it’s a package drawing. So the package drawing is literally a side view of the car with the people in it, and the engine kind of layout, and the luggage, whatever it has.

Narrator: Once the package drawing is complete and everyone has an idea of what the final car is, the design team used the first-generation NSX to inspire the features and characteristics of the new design. So the challenge became updating design elements to feel like they belonged in the new century, like the original’s taillight, which ran the full length of the rear.

Dave: So, I think one of the first things on this is the fact that the taillights, which, you know, it’s kind of that tried and true, everybody knows what the kind of original looks like. It had the full-width light that wrapped around. You know, we had a lot of sketches of it with it. It went through a lot of iterations, full-width, and then separated, and, you know, it just kept going back to, what does the actual original feel like? So, basically, the original car has this kind of feel to it with, this was open. So, this is the taillight from the original. So we wanted to make sure this felt like it wrapped around, and, you know, that full-width-taillight feel. Some of the other cues, you know, the blackout roof, we did a lot of iterations of it. It kept being we would’ve had to really revise how we blended the aero and the fender. So it’s not always a styling cue, it’s a, you know, circumstance. For instance, there’s a vent behind the front wheel, like, right behind it, and the vent is kind of, to me, it was extraneous. The amount of airflow and downforce, it was, like, tremendous how much help that was. And I think that, you know, that vent right here, that lended to… A, it was, we had to do it, from a functional standpoint. And then now, it’s kind of like, yeah, it kind of, it’s part of the car. Make it as good as we can. You know, that kind of thing.

Narrator: What Dave is saying is there’s a lot that goes into designing a car. Some of it you can control, but other things, like the front fender vent and legacy of the brand, are less flexible, and those aren’t the only inputs that Dave has. A large part of the design process is creating a real functioning example of the car, and that’s what Acura did with its NSX concept car in 2012. The concept gave the team a chance to examine the work they’ve done thus far and realized what it was missing.

Dave: You know, that car was super clean, but almost not as mean, and that’s when we decided to turn the motor. So we changed the motor, and once we did that, it lengthened the wheelbase and it made the proportion become much snottier, much better for me, but it was still like, we want people to get in and out of it and be easy to drive and all that stuff, so, and we had a lot of people in this car saying it should be more like this, more like that. You know, the show car is about right here, the highlight, so that opening comes through about there, and then this, we lowered that down, and it makes a much more elegant line through there, and that kinda helps the car feel like it’s moving forward, and the other one was great. It was more sheer and more clean, but I think having the big opening from front view is much more powerful and more performance-car feeling. Usually, we’re going the other way, going, “OK, that’s too much.” You know, “Back up a little.” And we were going the other way, which, you know, everybody’s like, “Wow, this is gonna be great.” You know, the NSX, it’s the epitome of precision, craft, and performance. At the end of the day, we wanna make these cars to resonate with not just the buyers, but every other buyer. You know, the Conquest buyer go, “What is that?” You walking up going, “That’s an NSX!” That can’t make me happier than anything, is that.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This video was originally published in May 2020. 

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Amazon made a small change to its app icon after the design reminded some people of Hitler’s mustache

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An Amazon logistics center in Lauwin-Planque, France.

  • Amazon changed its app icon after users flagged a resemblance to Adolf Hitler’s mustache.
  • The icon was overhauled earlier this year.
  • The updated icon has avoided comparisons to the Nazi war criminal, but been compared to “Avatar” character Aang. 
  • Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories.

The recently redesigned Amazon app icon has been changed yet again by the tech company after some customers saw a resemblance to Adolf Hitler’s infamous mustache, The Verge reported.

Amazon first rolled out an update to the app’s icon in January, according to reporting from The Verge. The icon featured Amazon’s signature smiling arrow, but a jagged row of tape atop it made some users think of the Nazi dictator.

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The refreshed app icon (left) next to the newly updated icon (right).

 

After some Twitter users posted about the unsettling resemblance, Amazon quietly changed the design, swapping out the jagged tape for a boxier counterpart that makes it look more like a package and less like a face. 

The former Amazon app icon was a simple white box, and the redesign is an effort to brand the company with its distinctive brown box and blue tape formula. However, users continue to see faces in the icon. 

This time, Twitter was abuzz with comparisons to “Avatar: The Last Airbender”‘s Aang, with his distinctive blue-striped bald head. 

 

As Marketplace reported in 2019, Amazon has gone through several logos since going from a bookstore to a retail behemoth. The current logo, with sans serif text and the smiling arrow, came about in 2012, after the company dropped the “.com” from the logo. 

An Amazon spokesperson said in a statement that the company “introduced an icon in select countries and made changes based on customer feedback before we rolled it out worldwide.”

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White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki says that Biden ‘has not spent a moment thinking about the color scheme of Air Force One’

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Air Force One.

  • Jen Psaki said that President Biden has not spent time thinking about the color scheme of Air Force One.
  • Newer VC-25B planes will replace the current VC-25A planes that operate as Air Force One.
  • The current light blue color scheme was designed by John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Kennedy.
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Friday that President Joe Biden has not spent time thinking about the color scheme of Air Force One.

The color scheme of the VC-25B, which will replace the current VC-25A planes that operate as Air Force One, had been a pet project of former President Donald Trump, who wanted to change the light blue color scheme with a red, white, and blue scheme.

 

“We are certainly aware of the White House military unit’s proposal that has been submitted to them about reconsidering the color scheme of Air Force One,” Psaki said during a press briefing. “I can confirm for you here that the President has not spent a moment thinking about the color scheme of Air Force One or anything in the house or any article of anything.”

Read more: The ultimate guide to Biden’s White House staff

She added: “No one is going to submit a decision memo to him on that particular topic, but certainly we’re aware of the proposal, and as there are any updates, we’re happy to provide them to you.”

Last February, the Air Force asked for $800.9 million for the current fiscal year to remove the old planes for the new VC-25B planes.

The current color scheme was designed by President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy.

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The sneaker resale market exploded in 2020. These were the most expensive sneakers that sold on The RealReal this year, where some pairs went for up to $20,000.

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The sneaker resale industry has continued to thrive amid a pandemic.

  • The sneaker industry thrived in 2020.
  • Hyped collaborations and a surge in demand for the Air Jordan brand helped keep the sneaker resale market hot.
  • Luxury consignment platform The RealReal shared a roundup of the most expensive sneakers to sell on the platform in 2020.
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2020 was a fantastic year for sneakers, pandemic notwithstanding. 

While lockdowns and store closures initially hurt production, the industry quickly bounced back, thanks to a variety of factors that helped ignite demand for certain pairs.

Across all sneakers available on resale platforms, Air Jordan soared above the rest in 2020, in part, thanks to the launch of ESPN’s Michael Jordan docuseries “The Last Dance.” 

Read more: In the ‘year of Jordan,’ GOAT CEO says demand for the retro sneakers has skyrocketed for reasons other than the ‘Last Dance’ documentary

Beyond Air Jordan, a slew of interesting new releases this year also fueled the hype.

The controversial Ben & Jerry’s-themed “Chunky Dunkys” and the Grateful Dead SBs are still fetching more than $1,100 and $700 on StockX, respectively.

Thus far, the $2 billion sneaker resale market has proven to be somewhat pandemic-proof. GOAT, a leading sneaker resale platform, saw a surge of new sellers joining the app at the start of pandemic. StockX, another leading sneaker resale platform, announced in a July report that it had surpassed 10 million lifetime sales and had its two biggest sales months ever during the months of May and June.

As 2020 draws to a close, Luxury consignment retailer The RealReal shared a roundup of the most expensive sneakers to sell on its platform in 2020. From the always popular “Back to the Future” themed Nikes to the Tom Sachs Mars Yard, here were the top sellers:

10. Nike Air Force 1 Low Scarr’s Pizza

Nike Air Force 1 Low Scarr’s Pizza

Sold for: $5,000

These sneakers were a result of a collaboration between Nike and Scarr’s Pizza, a New York City restaurant. The shoes were released for friends and family in August of 2019 and were inspired by the restaurant’s retro look. 

9. Nike SB Dunk Low “Reese Forbes Denim”

Nike SB Dunk Low 'Reese Forbes Denim' Sneakers

Sold for: $5,250

Released in 2002, this sneaker marked skateboarding legend Reese Forbes’ second Dunk collaboration. The denim-on-denim silhouette has made this pair iconic.

8. Nike x Tom Sachs Mars Yard Shoe 1.0

Nike x Tom Sachs Mars Yard Shoe 1.0 Sneakers

Sold for: $5,300

Designer Tom Sachs collaborated with Nike to launch this sneaker that was inspired by his experiences with NASA scientists. The sneaker initially launched in May of 2012 and was re-released in 2017.

7. Jordan 1 Retro Legends of Summer Red Glitter

Jordan 1 Retro Legends of Summer Red Glitter Sample Sneakers

Sold for: $6,500

These glittered sneakers launched during Justin Timberlake’s and Jay-Z’s fall 2013 “Legends of Summer” tour. At the time of the release, only a few pairs were given to fans.

6. Nike Air Force 1 Low G Dragon Peaceminusone Para Noise

Nike Air Force 1 Low G Dragon Peaceminusone Para Noise Sneakers

Sold for: $8,000

This low-top sneaker features a yellow leather Nike swoosh and daisy embroidery on the tongue.

5. Jordan 1 Retro Legends Of Summer

Jordan 1 Retro Legends Of Summer Sneakers

Sold for: $8,000

These limited edition Jordan 1s are were also from Justin Timberlake’s and Jay-Z’s fall 2013 “Legends of Summer” tour. This pair only surfaced on the resale market about a year after it dropped at the concert. 

4. Nike MAG “Back To The Future”

Nike MAG ‘Back To The Future’ Sneakers

Sold for: $9,995

The shoes inspired by the ones Michael J. Fox’s character Marty McFly wears in”Back to the Future Part II” was released in 2011. A product description on the Stadium Goods website describes the shoe as “perhaps the most sought-after sneaker of all time.”

3. Jordan 3/8 Retro ‘Kobe Bryant’ PE Pack

Jordan 3:8 Retro ‘Kobe Bryant’ PE Pack Sneakers

 Sold for: $11,875

The Jordan brand released these special-edition Jordans on February 14, 2016, to celebrate basketball legend Kobe Bryant. These sneakers are a tribute to Bryant’s 20 years in the NBA and feature the colors of the Los Angeles Lakers.

According to Amir Azarcon, The RealReal’s sneaker and streetwear expert, this limited edition pack became even more popular after the sudden death of Kobe Bryant in January.

2. Air Jordan 1 High OG Dior

Air Jordan 1 High OG Dior

Sold for: $16,500

Designer Kim Jones collaborated with the Jordan brand for this iconic Dior sneaker, which Azarcon described as the sneaker of the year. Launched in April of 2020, this pair represents a successful cross between sneaker culture and the luxury fashion space.

1. 2005 Parra x Nike Air Max 1 Hyperstrike Albert Heijn Amsterdam

2005 Parra x Nike Air Max 1 Hyperstrike Albert Heijn Amsterdam Sneakers

Price sold for: $20,000

These sneakers were one of two pairs designed by Dutch artist Pieter Jansen (Parra Patta) that were inspired by his hometown of Amsterdam. The colors on this pair represent Albert Heijn, a Dutch supermarket chain.

“This is one of the most coveted Air Max’s in the world, and this pair sold in less than 24 hours on our site,” said Azarcon.

 

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