1. With the secondhand designer market booming, consumers should be wary of fakes: “Brands should be looking at all opportunities and touchpoints beyond the functionality of a product to stand out. Louis Vuitton handbags are the most counterfeited item in the world, but the real products are still in high demand because the customer experience cannot be replicated by counterfeiters.” – Read More on Forbes
2, Teen culture shifted to embrace brands, and the VSCO girl was born: If they’re adorned with a puka shell necklace, oversized T-shirt, scrunchies, and socks with sandals, the teen is sure to be participating in a fashion trend embraced by middle school, high school and early college-aged girls around the country. – Read More on CNBC
3. Giorgio Armani on What’s Wrong With the Fashion Industry—and How to Fix It: “We need to be more responsible, producing less but better, in a more ethical way. My style is timeless: My items last and are, as such, sustainable. I want to work even more in that direction.” – Read More on Robb Report
4. Lululemon’s first fashion brand, 10 years in the making, is here: For the last decade, Lululemon has been quietly tinkering with a luxury streetwear label called Lab. The $3.8 billion sportswear giant first piloted the concept in 2009, opening a store in Vancouver. Then, three years ago, it opened two more Lab stores in New York. – Read More on Fast Co.