1. How Sweetgreen, Glossier, Away, and Walker & Co. Built Cult Brands: “We’re so tied to and supported by our community that folks from all colors and creeds are drawn to it, and we try to be as authentic as possible.” + “It doesn’t matter how fantastic your press release is, for beauty purchases, women trust their friends, and things like Sephora reviews, Amazon reviews, (they are) inspired by who (they) follow on Instagram.” + “Retail going forward will be either hyper-convenient, or hyper-experiential.” – Read More on Fast Co.
2. Hilfiger Says Making Clothes in America Remains Impossible Dream: “Made in America’ is very important - I would love to make everything in America if I could find the factories. They don’t exist here in America.” – Read More on Bloomberg
3. Alibaba President Michael Evans: “We have Lots of Work to do on Communicating Our Anti-Counterfeiting Efforts.” – Read More on Jing
4. Gucci has a “shadow committee” of millennial advisors: A “shadow committee” of young people, for example, gives Gucci CEO Marco Bizzarri a different perspective than his normal circle of top executives. “It is a committee that is structured with people below the age of 30. The task is either discussing the same topics that we discuss in the normal meeting with executives, or giving me ideas on different processes.” – Read More on Quartz
5. Guests who attended Hypebeast's Club Sorayama pop-up have reported painful burns and eye injuries, after being exposed to UVC rays. Guests have criticized the company’s slow response and are concerned about long-term damage to their vision.– Read More on WWD