1. The New (Lower) Price for a Luxury Bag: New labels launch handbags under $800 and shoes under $500, targeting luxury shoppers who are fed up with rising prices – WSJ
2. Inside Pinterest’s effort to woo fashion brands – Glossy
3. The Most Creative People in Business 2016: Valentino’s creative directors rank highly – Fast Co.
4. Rodarte Launches a Brand-New E-Commerce Site, but Without any Runway Pieces – Vogue
5. Are fashion rip-offs ever OK? What’s the line between logo flips and flat out theft – and should some fashion fakes get a free pass? – Dazed
6. Our Gripping Love Affair With Vans: The iconic sneakers may not be exactly unique, but the favored footwear of the surfer set has for decades also beguiled anyone who loves the combo of utility and cool – Daily Beast