1. Rent the Runway brings high-end fashion to the office with drop boxes at WeWork: Rent the Runway is rolling out drop-off boxes in 15 WeWork spaces across six U.S. cities. "We knew there was a demand for creating these drop boxes in other convenient locations," Rent the Runway COO Maureen Sullivan told CNBC. "There is a massive opportunity to not only grow our drop-box network ... but also to grow mini stores within WeWork." – Read More on CNBC
2. Here’s a List of 57 Bankruptcies in the Retail Apocalypse – from Charlotte Olympia and BCBG to American Apparel and Nasty Gal – and the Reasons Why Each of Them Failed. – Read More on CB Insights
3. How do you make a fake brand authentic? “Everything we have done has been born naturally from a combination of naivety, lack of strategy and an urge to create products we crave but can’t find elsewhere.” – Read More on i-D
4. Amazon is doling out freebies to boost sales of its own private-label products: Amazon.com cracked down on fake reviews two years ago by prohibiting shoppers from getting free products directly from merchants in exchange for writing reviews. Now those excluded merchants and review watchdogs are alleging Amazon is guilty of the review manipulation the company said it was trying to prevent. – Read More on AdAge
5. Inside the $2.6 billion subscription box wars: According to an in-depth McKinsey report published earlier this year, consumers are now fully on board with receiving products and services on a regular schedule, without having to place new orders. – Read More on Fast Co.