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With many spending more time at home amid COVID-19, home improvement projects have become increasingly popular.

Lowe’s and Home Depot have both seen growth during the pandemic, particularly among consumers tackling do-it-yourself projects. Now, Lowe’s is bringing New York Fashion Week home with curations from fashion designers Jason Wu, Rebecca Minkoff and Christian Siriano.

The North Carolina-based home improvement chain gave USA TODAY an exclusive first look at the “straight-off-the-runway” curations, which were inspired by “each designer’s definition of home” and include chairs, lamps, rugs, tables, pillows and even artificial plants.

The curations, now live at, include items previously available at Lowe’s.

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