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1. Carpe DM: 60 years of the Dr. Martens boot – fashion’s subversive smash hit. While the vegan range and patterned designs have been credited with a 70% rise in profit for the brand in 2019, the 1460 remains the bestseller and it is this history that is likely to have attracted rumors in March of a potential £300m sale to a US private equity firm. – Read More on the Guardian

2. We are expecting ‘very significant topline decline’ for luxury brands in first half, analyst says: Chinese demand, which is at the center’s the high fashion/luxury economy, is expected to be down by 30 to 50 percent for the first half of 2020, per Luca Solca, senior research analyst for global luxury goods at Bernstein. – See More on CNBC

3. Rodeo Drive hotel planned by French luxury retailer LVMH: The parent company of brands such as Louis Vuitton, Givenchy and Dom Perignon recently applied for city permission to build a 115-room hotel on property it owns at the corner of Rodeo Drive and Little Santa Monica Boulevard. LVMH regards it as a long-term venture that wouldn’t open until 2025. – Read More on LA Times

4. RETRO READ: Two Decades, a Bitter Legal Battle, and More than $1 Billion Later, LVMH’s La Samaritaine is (Almost) Ready for its Debut. In light of COVID-19, however, it seems that the nearly 20-years in the making debut will inevitably be pushed back. – Read More on TFL

5. Eleven Women Over 40 Reclaiming Their Space in Fashion, From Jennifer Lopez To Celine Dion: Fortunately, thanks to increased awareness of the need for body positivity, diversity and gender equality, the world has woken up to the importance of celebrating womanhood in all its shape, sizes, ethnicities and ages. – Read More on Elle