1. Hanging out with the artist behind Kanye’s viral Pablo merch: Cali Thornhill Dewitt (pictured above) talks LA punk, Pablo tees, and gold teeth. – SSENSE
2. The Pull of Personal Stylists in the Online-Shopping Era: In an attempt to woo customers away from online shopping, brick-and-mortar retailers are providing an important experience that the internet can’t: hearing someone say “you actually look good in that.” – Atlantic
3. Trendy Brands Market Gender-Neutral Styles: Diesel, Zara and other labels launch collections of items cut to fit both men and women, but will they fit anyone well? - WSJ
4. How Birkenstock Stays In Vogue Without Selling Out: The shoe company has found a way to jump on fashion trends while staying true to its loyal, lifelong customers. – Fast Co.
5. 'Glamour,' 'Self' To Share Operations, Social Media Teams: Glamour will let go of a “handful” of staffers as part of the restructuring. There was also one layoff from sister publication Self. - PD
6. Using an Algorithm to Figure Out What Luxury Customers Really Want: Luxury customers, whether they’re buying automobiles, or jewelry, or hotel suites, want to feel special. They do not want to share their experience with others. - HBR
7. Balmain Unveils Fall 2016 Campaign Starring Kanye West and Joan Smalls - WWD
8. Dooney & Bourke Escapes Shoppers' False Ad Suit For Now: A California federal judge on Friday dismissed a proposed class action accusing fashion accessories retailer Dooney & Bourke Inc. of misleading shoppers with false discount prices at its outlets, concluding that the complaint lacked details regarding the alleged price scheme but granting leave to amend. – Law360