1. Instagram has changed the way we shop. Here are the top 10 most-wanted brands on Instagram right now, according to a list compiled by fashion search site Lyst: Veja, Reformation, The Attico, Réalisation Par, Ganni, Staud, Nanushka, Faithfull the Brand, Rouje, and Stine Goya. – Read More on Business Insider
2. RETRO READ: How Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini Built The Attico, one of the hottest young brands in Milan. Two friends, street style stars-cum-creative directors Gilda Ambrosio and Giorgia Tordini, inspired by vintage shops and flea markets, and with personal style to boot, set out to remedy what they deemed to be a lull in exciting new offerings. – Read More on TFL
3. Fashion Industry Gossip Was Once Whispered. Now It’s on Instagram. When new fashions hit the runway, some eagle-eyed observers post comparisons to styles of the past. – Read More on WSJ
4. Clothing is back in fashion for the holidays. But not all retailers will benefit from the trend: Shoppers are turning up at stores such as Lululemon, Abercrombie & Fitch, Old Navy and Urban Outfitters this holiday season to buy clothing, a stark contrast from the years that followed the Great Recession, when cash-strapped consumers stuck to their budgets and bought only necessities. – Read More on CNBC
5. Can fast fashion be sustainable? Some fast fashion is cheap, nasty and will fall apart after a few washes. The same can be true of designer clothing. It is a misconception that expensive in any way equates to sustainable, or, as Dr. Sumner says, durable (though it’s worth remembering that cheap clothes often mean labor exploitation). – Read More on the Guardian
6. What a Brandless Brand Is Selling You: Brandless is itself a brand, just as normcore is itself a style. Despite (or because of) its minimal aesthetic, it’s obvious that great care went into designing the look and feel of Brandless’s products. – Read More on the Outline – And as we told you this spring, Brandless is Not Really Doing Away with Branding. Minimalist-inspired branding is still branding, after all.