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Publix will no longer require fully vaccinated shoppers to wear masks at their supermarkets, company officials said on Friday. Employees are also free to work without masks. The new policy went into effect on Saturday.

Trader Joe's was the first major grocery chain to drop mask mandates for employees and customers after the CDC issued new guidance.

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CVS, Walmart and Costco also changed their policy regarding masks. Customers who are fully vaccinated can roam about the stores without masks.

The no mask policy by major retailers does not require proof of vaccination.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new guidance on Thursday, ending mask mandates indoors for individuals who are fully vaccinated.

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Publix's Twitter account responded to questions regarding non-vaccinated shoppers going maskless inside stores. A Publix rep said shoppers will be on the honor system.

"Individuals who are not fully vaccinated will be reminded of face covering requirements through store entrance signage. We expect everyone in our stores to do their part to help limit the spread of COVID-19."

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Kid Cudi went viral on social media after he paid tribute to late grunge rock singer Kurt Cobain by wearing a dress on SNL.

As a result of the media frenzy over Cudi's summer frock, retail stores are stocking summer dresses for male-identified shoppers.

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Cudi's floral print dress, designed by Virgil Abloh for Off-White, features a fitted bodice and spaghetti straps.

It's similar to the floral print house coat Cobain wore during his live performances with Nirvana. Cobain died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on April 5, 1994 in Seattle, Washington.

The trend toward menswear dresses as casual wear was popularized by gender bending celebrities such as singer Harry Styles, and rappers Young Thug and Lil Uzi Vert.

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Times have changed, and men are beginning to warm up to the idea of wearing their girlfriends' and wives' feminine attire.

Some men even date women with similar dress and shoe sizes so they can shop for clothes together.

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More men are looking forward to shopping a large selection of menswear dresses in department stores and boutiques this summer and fall.

Cudi's spring frock will be part of a new line of feminine menswear designed by Abloh for Off-White.

Former President Barack Obama is somewhere smiling.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot pleaded with Walmart and Target not to abandon the city after looters vandalized the big box stores.

After a conference call with Walmart and other retailers that were targeted by looters, Lightfoot said she pleaded with the retailers to reopen and not abandon Chicago.

The stores are closed indefinitely - putting hundreds of employees out of work - after looters stole merchandise and set fires inside the buildings in response to the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

"I think in the case of Walmart, what they were focused on was assessing the damage," said Lightfoot, who added the retailers are donating "fresh produce" and other perishables that weren't taken by looters.

There were earlier reports that Walmart would reopen all stores trashed by looters and vandals, but company officials later said some stores will remain closed permanently.

They didn't say which neighborhoods will be affected.

Children T-shirt line

The children's clothing company behind a racist monkey T-shirt display released a statement today calling the display a "total misunderstanding." The company was criticized for hanging the monkey T-shirts on hangars featuring a black boy's head. Other T-shirts displayed in the same line featured Caucasian children on the hangars.

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Atlanta shoppers who prefer a more upscale experience will have a new shopping destination this Fall.

Buckhead Atlanta will begin opening stores in September through 2015. The collection of luxury retail shops, apartments and restaurants will span six city blocks at the intersection of Peachtree and East Paces Ferry roads.

Standalone stores that are new to the Atlanta area include Spanx (flagship), Scoop NYC, L'Occitane skin care, Georgetown Cupcakes, and Shake Shack, among others.

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