1. RETRO READ (on TFL’s 6th Birthday): Hunting for Fashion's Copycats. How a 25-year-old fashion blogger busted the 102-year-old house of Chanel. – Read More on WSJ
2. Drugs, Wage Theft, And Boob Tape: Here’s What It’s Really Like Working In Fashion. Interviews with dozens of employees reveal that the glamorous industry is riddled with problems. But there are signs of hope. – Read More on Fast Co.
3. Why The Fashion Editorial World Is Looking To Eastern Europe: From the forthcoming launch of "Vogue" Poland to the rise of Tbilisi Fashion Week, fashion media is transfixed by the region — and that's not going away anytime soon. – Read More on Fashionista
4. This Influencer Marketing Shop Created Fake Accounts to Prove That the Industry Is Full of Ad Fraud: Influencer marketing is one of the fastest growing channels in advertising, with our research estimating that $1 billion was spent on Instagram influencers alone in 2017. With brand dollars pouring into the space, social media influencers, whether established or aspiring, are vying for brand sponsorship deals. – Read More on AdWeek
5. Alibaba's Struggle For E-Commerce Legitimacy Is Undermined By Fake Gucci And Refugee Boats: Merchants are exploiting Alibaba’s loopholes to sell fake bags, as well as products aimed at attracting illegal businesses. – Read More on Forbes
6. Dawn of the Social Media Influencer as Entrepreneur: Over the past several years, so-called "digital talent" have matured from being the millenial outliers of the media world to being becoming part of daily life. Unlike the awe fans feel for traditional celebrities, actors and pop-stars, followers of social media talent are immersed inside the daily life and routine of the influencers they follow. – Read More on Forbes