1. Estee Lauder Envies Tom Ford’s Fragrance. Does It Fancy Its Fashion? While the cosmetics group may covet full control of Tom Ford’s beauty and fragrance arm, dealing with the company’s clothing and accessories would be much more of a stretch. – Read More on Bloomberg

2. Why India could single-handedly shape the future of e-commerce this summerThis month, retail giants and government regulators around the world will be watching closely as India rolls out the Open Network for Digital Commerce in 100 major cities. – Read More on Fortune

3. Metaverse branding’s success depends on its underlying purpose: “If brands can create something that’s engaging, and that there is some sort of purpose to it … it gives customers a reason to go back to it.” – Read More on CryptoSlate

4. Bangladesh’s garment sector faces energy, demand crises: “Uninterrupted energy supply is the key to delivering products in time. We’re facing a combination of multiple problems at home and abroad.” – Read More on AlJazeera

5. Is the pre-order retail model the key to a more sustainable fashion cycle? “With a pre-order, a look is only produced when there is proven demand. It is one of the most conscious ways to tap into what is next in fashion.” – Read More on Harper’s Bazaar