1. Inside luxury fashion’s “sustainability” evolution: Valentino, Givenchy and Fendi are on track to promoting eco-friendly designs, while Farfetch has noticed a rise in consumer demand for ‘conscious’ products – especially among millennials. – Read More on SCMP

2. Where does your clothing come from? “The fashion industry has to be more intentional about making well-loved, long-wearing clothing, ‘rather than quickly becoming emotionally redundant and easily replaced.’” – Read More on El Pais

3. Luxury Brands Send a Confusing Economic Signal: Shoppers might be tightening their belts, but they are still pumping cash into Hermès handbags. Is demand for luxury goods somewhat recession-proof or simply a lagging indicator? The answer should be clearer later this year. – Read More on the WSJ

4. Amazon says consumer spending remains strong, bucking broader retail gloom: The e-commerce giant hasn’t seen the kinds of inflationary impacts that are hurting other retailers. CFO Brian Olsavsky says Amazon “saw demand increase during [Q2] and we had a very strong June.” – Read More on CNBC

5. Consumer e-commerce hits a brick wall in Japan: Japan’s e-commerce market has lost momentum after growing more than 20% since 2019, leveling off after rising sharply through early 2021. – Read More on Nikkei

6. As Inventory Piles Up, Liquidation Warehouses Are Busy: While overall spending rebounded last month, some major retailers say shoppers are buying less clothing, gardening equipment and electronics and focusing instead on basics like food and gas. – Read More on the New York Times