Shein, a Chinese fast fashion retailer, doesn’t operate any permanent physical stores, instead hosting a series of pop-ups in various cities. Photo: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Shein, a Chinese fast fashion retailer, doesn’t operate any permanent physical stores, instead hosting a series of pop-ups in various cities. Photo: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Shein, a Chinese fast fashion retailer, doesn’t operate any permanent physical stores, instead hosting a series of pop-ups in various cities. Photo: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

Shein: why American teens love the Chinese fast-fashion retailer that’s wildly popular on Instagram and sells clothing at rock-bottom prices

  • Shein has no permanent physical stores but about 13.8 million followers on Instagram, and claims to add 500 new fashion items to its website every day
  • The fast-fashion company has seen its fair share of controversy: in July, it faced outrage when a necklace with a swastika charm was being sold on its website

Topic |   Fashion
Shein, a Chinese fast fashion retailer, doesn’t operate any permanent physical stores, instead hosting a series of pop-ups in various cities. Photo: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Shein, a Chinese fast fashion retailer, doesn’t operate any permanent physical stores, instead hosting a series of pop-ups in various cities. Photo: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Shein, a Chinese fast fashion retailer, doesn’t operate any permanent physical stores, instead hosting a series of pop-ups in various cities. Photo: SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
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