1. For the everyday consumer, renting premium fashion remains a relatively untapped area that is far from mainstream. But market for rentals is growing, with the industry set to be worth more than $1.81 billion by the end of 2023 and it is part of a larger cultural move towards a sharing economy in which ownership could potentially become obsolete. – Read More on British Vogue
2. Luxury Fashion Advertisers Looking to New, Nerdier Horizons: Luxury fashion is getting hip to the fact that a lot of people with a lot of money don’t read fashion or lifestyle magazines. Instead, mags that fall in the “thought leadership” category, whether they focus on politics, criticism, financial topics, or some combination of all (like The Atlantic, The Economist, Harper’s, Bloomberg), are fielding a lot more interest from, and cutting deals with, fashion advertisers. – Read More on WWD
3. A Chinese Washing Machine Brand Blatantly Lifted Design Army’s Ballet Campaign: New ads circulating online seem copied almost verbatim and without credit by Little Swan, one of China's top 20 most valuable brands. – Read More on AdWeek
4. Your online shopping habit is probably killing the environment: A recent survey found that 40% of all online clothing purchases are returned. the real cost exists on the highways of the world, where trucks shuttle the goods to and from your house, polluting the atmosphere and contributing to global warming. – Read More on Fast Co.
5. Scientists Are Pissed That Netflix Is Legitimizing Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop: “Goop is adding to the dumbing down of our society and Netflix should think carefully about how much of a voice they want to give them.” – Read More on the Daily Beast (ICYMI: Goop has faced legal action in the U.S. and in the U.K. over the merits of its wellness claims).