Rihanna Is Stimulating the Economy Just by Being Rihanna

Donald Trump might want to take a few notes on economic policy from Rihanna. The singer-cum-designer continues to stimulate the economy, driving a boost in sales in just about everything she touches, whether she planned it or not.

Over the weekend Rihanna posted a photo of herself wearing a crystal Gucci bodysuit and distressed Gucci logo T-shirt for a night at , along with the caption : “I can’t go home yet, cuz enough people ain’t seen my outfit.” It turns out a lot of people had seen her outfit and wanted it for themselves. A spokesperson for online fashion marketplace Lyst told Fashionista that while Gucci logo tees have become a top-searched item over the past year, searches for the them increased 203 percent after Rihanna showed off her own this weekend.

Image Courtesy of Vanity Fair

This isn’t the first time Rihanna’s seal of approval has caused people to take notice. On Tuesday she spent the afternoon at her Fenty x Puma pop -up shop in Los Angeles, ringing up customers who shopped her spring collection—not that she needed to put in the extra effort. The singer’s partnership with Puma, which named her its women’s creative director in 2014, has proved fruitful for both parties. Her shoes, such as the Creeper and Fur Slides frequently sell out, and while running out of stock doesn’t necessarily equal a boost in profits, the numbers say otherwise.

Read the full article: Vanityfair


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