1. Amazon’s puffer jacket success sends shivers through luxury sector: The $139.99 China-made Amazon coat highlights the fashion opportunity for Made in China. For the luxury goods industry, it encapsulates disruptive threats long feared by executives and owners of Europe’s luxury brands: Amazon’s ability to sell sought-after fashion, and a belief among luxury’s traditional clientele that it is chic to spend less. – Read More on the FT
2. What makes it luxury? Reshaping the luxury goods landscape. NOT so long ago, luxury was a straightforward proposition. The symbols were clear cut, the goods very expensive, the clients uncommonly wealthy. Fast forward to today and that is not the case. – Read More on Business Times
3. The 50 businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture including Stitch Fix, Target, Shopify, Alibaba Group, Beautycounter, GOAT, and Unmade, among others. – Read More on Fast Co.
4. The Anatomy of a Pop-up Shop: Pop-up shops are evolving and taking on greater importance as brands lean into direct-to-consumer efforts and retail real estate firms see it as a robust driver of traffic. They are also being used for experimentation as well as to connect brands and consumers in an authentic way. – Read More on WWD