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1. The Fate and Fortunes of the Fashion-Adjacent Economy: In the last decade, a booming economy adjacent to the fashion industry has emerged. Largely powered by social media, it is made up of careers such as high-end fashion influencing and street-style photography. As companies increasingly look for new ways to reach customers, a growing coterie of these professionals has come to stand toe-to-toe with the traditional fashion elite, like magazine editors and photographers and stylists. – Read More on the New York Times

2. Holiday Shoppers With Money to Burn Covet Secondhand Luxury: “The adoption of resale by those traditional luxury retail customers has really accelerated. They continue to be extremely active, equal to or more than our typical buyer profile.” – Read More on Bloomberg

3. Supermodel can’t sue Shahs of Sunset over scheming diva portrayal, per 9th Circuit: Former supermodel and reality star Janice Dickinson cannot sue Ryan Seacrest Productions, NBC Universal and fashion designer Erik Rosette over her portrayal as a scheming bully on Bravo’s “Shahs of Sunset,” the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals held Monday. – Read More on Reuters

4. A Look Back at Consumer Comfort Trends Through 2020, and What to Expect Next Year: The share of consumers expressing comfort when it comes to retail has been declining slightly or remaining the same in the weeks since Thanksgiving. The trend is concerning for brick-and-mortar retailers, but doesn’t spell the death of the in-person shopping experience. “Folks will come back to stores, but we won’t ever reach pre-COVID levels.” – Read More on Morning Consult

5. The Biggest Star on TV Right Now? Barbour Jackets: Over the past year, demand for the brand’s signature waxed-cotton “Bedale” jackets suddenly surged. Traditional Barbour coats showed up in much-watched TV shows and flashier collaboration jackets sold out in hours after their hyped releases. – Read More on the WSJ

6. RELATED READ: Barbour’s Famous Wax Jacket is a Federally-Registered Trademark. Seemingly persuaded by the evidence and the sales figures that Barbour provided that the company’s wax jacket had acquired the necessarily level of distinctives to function as a trademark, the USPTO registered the jacket configuration on its Principal Register in December 2019. – Read More on TFL

7. Fashion Will Not Disappear. It Will Transform: “Fashion is integral to our existence, not an irrational indulgence. It springs from deeply rooted impulses to adorn the self, to communicate sensuously, to participate in the social collectivity and lend it shape and legibility.” – Read More on the New York Times